Beer connoisseurs, grab a mug and get ready – Tucson’s talented craft beer community has some very choice tastings on tap for fans of the city’s burgeoning craft beer scene.
Tastings are just the tip of the beer head as far as Tucson’s plans for the 4th annual installment of Arizona Beer Week, as its bursting brewery scene boasts tap takeovers, meet-the-brewer nights, pub crawls and a plethora of other activities paying homage to the craft beer scene of the city and state.
While the week of festivities kicks off with the 14th annual Strong Beer Festival in Phoenix Feb. 15, the celebration continues here with events like Brews N Bikes at Barrio Brewery, also on Feb. 15, a Blues, Brews & BBQ event featuring Dragoon Brewing Co. beers Monday, Feb. 16, and a Meet-the-Brewer night at Ten Fifty-Five Brewing Tuesday, Feb. 17.
In addition to the events mentioned, there are fitness and education events including the Beer 5K at Rialto Park on February 15. Plus you will be tutored – and treated - to a tour of an operating brew house working on a collaboration between Dragoon Brewing and Ten Fifty-Five Brewing as part of Dragoon + 1055 Collaboration Brew Day Wednesday, Feb. 19th, a Biology of Beer seminar Thurs., Feb. 20th at Maker House, and a Borderlands Movie Night! The Arizona Premiere of Beer on a Roll Friday, Feb. 21 at Borderlands Brewing Company.
The events listed above are just a small sampling of the 60 plus event in store here - and as any true craft beer fan knows, a sample tends to leave you wanting more. Visit ArizonaBeerWeek.com for a complete list of activities, promotions, happy hours and special events planned for the Old Pueblo.