This article was written by Local Food Systems Intern, Sarah Schenck. Whether you’re craving something crisp to take your mind off the early onset of 80 degree temps across the state or you’re up north still relishing cold nights that call for a Winter Warmer, you’re in luck. Arizona Beer Week is back to cure your ailments- all throughout AZ! Clear your calendars, because once again Arizona Craft Brewer's Guild brings us a whole week (plus some) dedicated to pub crawls, tours, tastings, and more in celebration of craft beers, February 12- 21, 2015.
This Valentine's Day, whether you're flying solo or with a sweetie, for the love of beer, don't miss out on AZ Beer Week's kickoff event, The Arizona Strong Beer Festival. Head to Phoenix where you can let loose to some live jams, get your fill of food trucks, and enjoy more beer selections than you can handle.
The fun only starts there. Here's an event line-up for the week featuring local businesses:
February 12 Double IPA Tapping Borderlands Meet the Brewer and Tasting Event Four Peaks Brew in the 'su Four Peaks Tap Takeover at BZ’s Pizza Historic Brewing Happy Hour AZ Beer Week Kickoff Party at Hops On Birch featuring Mother Road Four Peaks Specialty Tapping at Brewers Cider Mill Beer Dinner @ Bad Water Brewing Pub Quiz & Grand Canyon Collabrew Beer Release Party Rare Beer Dinner with SanTan + Four Peaks
February 13 “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” tapping Girl Scout Cookie and Beer Pairing Meet and Mingle with Authors Krista Schyler and Todd Miller New Belgium’s Sour Symposium Four Peaks Happy Hour w/ Sirius Black Mother Road Night at Ground Control Mother Road Tap Takeover SanTan Social with Flanny’s Bar and Grill SanTan Tap Takeover at Flanny’s Find Your Valentine! A speed dating social
February 14 Arizona Strong Beer Festival White Russian Imperial Stout tapping “Beers In Tha Hood” Strong Beer Fest Pre Game For the love of water Whole Foods Tempe – SanTan Tap Takeover Seasonal Beer Release at 5pm & Valentines Dinner
February 16 Great Divide Brewing Co. Barrio Brewing Night Arizona Loves Colorado Tap Takeover at T&B! Anderson Valley Tapas and Tasting Arizona Society of Homebrewers – Hot Scotchy Night @ Yucca Tap Room Beer & Useless Crap Trivia Night Four Peaks Cornhole Tournament at Rose & Crown Four Peaks Progression of the Pale Mother Road Brewing Craft Beer And Cocktail Mixology Class Grand Canyon Beer Tapping @ The Brat Haus Strange Brew Screening at the Loft Cinema
February 17 AZ Craft Beer In A Can! Short Leash Hotdogs Borderlands Brewing Beer Dinner Barley Wine Festival at The Handlebar Cupcakes+Beer Pairing Beer Cocktails at Agustin Kitchen Bell's Beer and Cheese Night Pint Night with SanTan Dragoon Rooftop Tap Takeover Big Sky Brewing Night
February 18 Brass Tap Randall Takeover Pizza & Pint Four Peaks Brewery Tours Beers and Brats Service Industry Night AZ Local Beer Sampling Dogfish Head Game Night Women in Craft Beer – Panel, Tastings and Meet & Greet @ T&B Mother Road Brewmaster's Dinner at BRIX Educate Yourself with Four Peaks Beer School w/ Four Peaks Firestone Walker Barrelworks Night Four Peaks and Wanderlust Co-tap Takeover Ska Burlesque Show
February 19 Beer Floats Borderlands Brewing Showcase and Firkin Event Barrio Sampling Event Four Peaks Tap Takeover+Meet & Greet Mother Road Meet the Founders Happy Hour Hangar 24 Game Night SanTan Featured Brewery at Sir Veza’s at Sky Harbor Ten55 and Pueblo Vida collaboration release at 1702 Four Peaks Rare Beer Tapping at The Raven SanTan+Haymaker Restaurant Beer Dinner Celebrate Local Brews Four Peaks Sweet 16 Good Beer at The Good Oak with Mother Road February 20 Iron Brewer Competition SanTan Brewing Showcase Four Peaks Tap Takeover and Chili Cookoff Bike & THAT Brews Live Music Battle of the Brews Beer & Donut Pairing Meet Mother Road at Monsoons SanTan Tasting in Chandler AZ Loves CA Tap Takevoer at T&B Colorado Beer Tap @ Pizza People Tap Takeover at the Raven A 1702 Night Rare Beers and Oliva Cigars Mother Road Cask Night-Camelback Mother Road Cask Night-Chandler Mother Road Cask Night-Tucson Mother Road Cask Night-Scottsdale 90s Karaoke Night w/ SanTan
February 21 SanTan Tap Takeover & Concert at The Raven Gertrude's Brunch 5th Annual Stews & Brews Hike Buses, Beetles-n-Beer @ The Maker House SanTan Growler Giveaway- Gilbert Brewery Tour & Tastings Sour Power @ Yucca Tap Room Four Peaks and Brushfire BBQ Ice Cream Social Four Peaks Idle Hands Tapping Party Beer & Donut Pairing SanTan Tap Takeover & Tasting- Camelback Oskar Blues Dinner @ PHX Public Market Cafe
Tap into the full selection of events here.