The fifth annual Arizona Beer Week is on tap for next week, and Arizona breweries have planned a big celebration. Arizona Beer Week hits northern Arizona Feb. 12 – 21, 2015. Brewers across Arizona, from Phoenix to Tucson, and from Flagstaff to Cottonwood to Pine, are prepping for new brews, fun and family-friendly events that will help showcase the amazing craft beer culture that is exploding statewide.
You don't have to be in one of the metro areas to find fun, beer-related activities - Northern Arizona has so much going on that you can find all the local beer you're looking for without leaving the region. Check out these Local First Arizona members who are participating in the week's activities and setting up opportunties where thirsty beer fans can quench their thirst.
Events are added daily on the Arizona Beer Week website, so for a complete list of events, visit www.ArizonaBeerWeek.com. But we have a few tips for our top local picks here:
Ongoing APPS & TAPS at Prescott Brewing Company – Prescott Brewing Company (Prescott) Sedona Pints and Flights- Sedona Golf Resort (Sedona)
Thursday, Feb 12 Historic Brewing Happy Hour – Ground Control (Flagstaff) AZ Beer Week Kick off Party featuring Mother Road – Hops on Birch (Flagstaff) Beer Trivia! – Lumber Yard Brewery (Flagstaff)
Saturday, Feb. 14 Seasonal Beer Dinner Release –THAT Brewery (Pine)
Sunday, Feb. 15 AZ Brewery Apparel Night – THAT Brewery (Cottonwood)
Monday. Feb. 16 Beer & Useless Crap Trivia Night – THAT Brewery (Cottonwood) Beer and Chocolate Pairing – Lumberyard Brewing Company (Flagstaff) The Biggest Little Beer Dinner – Pizzicletta (Flagstaff) **Also on Feb 17 and 18
Tuesday, Feb. 17 Historic Tap Takeover Mardi Gras Party – State Bar (Flagstaff) Beer and Whiskey Pairing- Lumberyard Brewing Company (Flagstaff)
Wednesday. Feb. 18 Four Peaks and Wanderlust Brewing Tap Takeover – Hops on Birch (Flagstaff) Service Industry Night – THAT Brewery (Cottonwood) Beer and Chocolate Pairing- Beaver Street Brews and Cues (Flagstaff) Mother Road Brewmaster’s Dinner – BRIX (Flagstaff)
Thursday Feb 19 Firkin Thursday- Lumberyard Brewing Company and Beaver Street Brews and Cues (Flagstaff)
Friday, Feb. 20 Bike & THAT Brews and Live Music – THAT Brewery (Cottonwood) Historic Tap Takeover – Hops on Birch (Flagstaff) Mother Road Cask Night at Whole Foods – River Road (Flagstaff) The ABV: Beer Dinner – The ABV (Flagstaff) Beer and Donut Pairing – THAT Brewery (Pine) *Also on 2/21
Friday, Feb 21 Brewery Tours and Tasting- THAT Brewery (Cottonwood) Annual Stews & Brews Hike – THAT Brewery (Pine)
Other things to look for during Arizona Beer Week:
Prescott Brewing Company Featured on Check, Please! Arizona Prescott Brewing Company will be featured on the Emmy award winning PBS show, “Check, Please! Arizona,” during Arizona Beer Week. The show will also feature Murphy's Restaurant and El Gato Azul. For more information, visit Check, Please! on AZPBS.org. The featuer airs on KAET Channel 8 on Thursday evening 2/12/15 7 p.m. and then again on Saturday afternoon 2/14/15 at 3 p.m.