Feeling thirsty? Well, get ready as this week kicks off the annual Arizona Beer Week and Arizona Cocktail Week.
Arizona Beer Week: This year’s Arizona Beer Week (festivities are planned from Feb. 11 – 20) gives guests at the more than 250 participating breweries, restaurants and craft beer retailers even more opportunities to celebrate their fave beverage: beer. Arizona Beer Week spans the state in its entirety, with events planned across Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff and everywhere between. Highlights include a Beer and Chocolate Pairing at Flagstaff’s Lumberyard Brewing Company, a “Parti Gras” celebration in honor of The Perch’s second anniversary in Chandler, the 7th annual Valentine’s Day Cruiser Ride starting at Scottsdale’s TT’s Roadhouse and a Spelling Bee(r) at Tucson’s Tap and Bottle. This year will welcome back the Crescent Crown VIP wristband, which gives wearers special access to drink discounts, brewery swag and even a complimentary brew or two at events throughout the state. (New events and participants are added to the lineup each day, so follow along at ArizonaBeerWeek.com to stay current.)
Arizona Cocktail Week: The 5th annual Arizona Cocktail Week will take place from Feb. 13-21. The annual celebration is bringing back new-and-improved events including Last Slinger Standing, Top Bars of America and the Cocktail Carnival at the Hotel Valley Ho. Revelers can also look forward to an expanded lineup of mixologists and will return the Artisanal Spirit and Cocktail Market and Imbibe and Dine cocktail and food-pairing dinners. A fresh feature this year, now available for download at the Apple & Android App Stores, is the event’s first-ever smartphone app. The app has the latest and greatest event info, seminar schedules, ticket sales and more, this free app is a must for locals looking to get the most out of their Arizona Cocktail Week experience.
For complete lists of cocktail and beer week events, keep up-to-date on the respective Web sites.