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Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014 11:16 am

Here is a handy guide to all things crafty in the Old Pueblo during Arizona Beer Week.

Nightly Events:

Boca Tacos y Tequila at 828 E. Speedway Blvd. will be hosting a daily "Crafty Hour" from 3-6 p.m. with $1 off all local Arizona beer.

All Risky Business locations will be offering $1 off all Arizona brewed draft beers all day long throughout the week.

Nox Kitchen & Cocktails at 6370 N. Campbell Rd. will take $2 off their four Arizona brewed draft beers throughout the week.

Saturday, February 15

Brew and Bikes

Location: Begins at Barrio Brewery 800 E. 16th St.

Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cost: N/A

Event takes the riders through the heart of downtown Tucson looping around University and ending at SkyBar.

Four Peaks Brewing Company Spotlight Weekend

Location: World of Beer Tucson 350 E. Congress St.

Time: 2 p.m. -2 a.m.

Cost: N/A

Four Peaks will bring some of their specialty beers to the World of Beer Tucson location on opening weekend. These beers are usually only served at the brewery including Double Knot, Hopsquatch, Barrel-Aged Kilt Lifter and others.

Arizona's 102nd Beer and Brats Birthday Bash

Location: Playground Bar and Lounge 278 E. Congress St.

Time: 4 -10 p.m.

Cost: $15

A rooftop BBQ in celebration of Arizona's 102nd birthday featuring eight Arizona breweries including Dragoon, Barrio and Borderlands from Tucson. All-you-can-eat food and a flight of four 4-oz. Arizona brews included in admission cost.

Sunday, February 16

Blues, Brews & BBQ

Location: Loews Ventana Canyon Resort 7000 N. Resort Dr.

Time: 11 a.m. -2 p.m.

Cost: TBA

An amazing brunch featuring locally brewed beer by Dragoon Brewing Co. with favorites from the grill. Enjoy live blues music while taking in the beautiful view of the Catalina Mountains.

Monday, February 17

Dogfish Head A-HOP-Eclipse

Location: World of Beer Tucson 350 E. Congress St.

Time: 2 p.m. -2 a.m.

Cost: N/A

Dogfish Head will bring some of their hoppiest beers to Tucson. Get your fill of 60, 61, 90 and 120 Minute IPAs while they last. Also on tap will be specialty brews ApriHop, Indian Brown, Burton Baton and Hellhound. There will be special prizes and giveaways as well.

Borderlands Brewery Tap Take Over at E. River Bar

Location: Whole Foods River Rd. 5555 E. River Rd.

Time: 6-9 p.m.

Cost: N/A

Meet and greet the crew from Borderlands Brewing Company while enjoying their beers on tap. Happy Hour specials also offered from 4-7 p.m.

Thunder Canyon Brewery Open House

Location: Thunder Canyon Brewery 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Cost: N/A

Stop in, tour the brewery and talk beer and brewing with the brewers at the Foothills Mall location.

Ten Fifty-Five Brewing at 1702

Location: 1702 1702 E. Speedway Blvd.

Time: 7-10 p.m.

Cost: N/A

Meet the brewers and taste the beers of 1055 Brewing while enjoying some of the best pizza in town.

Tuesday, February 18

Beer, Burgers and the Four Peaks Brew Master

Location: Nox Kitchen & Cocktails 6370 N. Campbell Rd.

Time: 11;30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: N/A

Lunch with the Brew Master and friends of Four Peaks Brewery. Nox will be offering a burger along with any one of four Arizona draft beers for only $10.

Taco Tuesday with Dragoon and Four Peaks

Location: Fini's Landing 5689 N. Swan Rd.

Time: 4-7 p.m.

Cost: N/A

A collaborative event hosted by two of the state's most popular breweries. Fini's Landing will be offering $2.50 tacos to go along with $1 off Arizona craft beers. The Collaboration Weizenbock, brewed by six Arizona breweries will also be available along with special giveaways including a commemorative Four Peaks pint glass.

Meet the Brewers

Location: Zona 78 7301 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

Time: 4-6 p.m.

Cost: N/A

Brewers from 1055 Brewing and Dragoon Brewing will be on hand to discuss their brews.

Pastiche Food and Drink Arizona Beer Dinner

Location: Pastiche 3025 N. Campbell Ave.

Time: 6:30-9 p.m.

Cost: $45

Five course meal by chef Tim Moore paired with some of the best craft beer that Arizona has to offer.

Sonoran Brewing Night

Location: Mr. Head's 513 N. 4th Ave.

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Cost: N/A

Jim Layrd, the president of Sonoran Brewing, Arizona's first microbrewery, will be at Mr. Head's sharing knowledge along will samples and brewery goodies.

Four Peaks Sweet 16

Location: Monsoon's Tap & Grill 6781 N. Thornydale Rd.

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Cost: N/A

Monsoon's, northwest Tucson's newest craft beer bar has always offered Arizona only beers on tap since they opened last fall. Tuesday night's event welcomes Ted Golden and Jim Roper of Four Peaks Brewing as they bring along 16 barrels of their specialty suds including rare beers like Short Hop Session IPA, Poppin' Pils, Tequila Barrel-Aged Raj IPA, Odelay, Diablo Rojo and Sirius Black. The always popular Bourbon Barrel-Aged Kilter Lifter, Collaboration Weizenbock and their standard eight beers will also be flowing.

"Brewing Arizona" Book Signing and 1055 Brewing Showcase

Location: Tap & Bottle 403 N. 6th Ave.

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Cost: N/A

Author Ed Sipios will be signing copies of his book while the brewers of 1055 Brewing will showcase four of their beers including the first sighting of Two Sons Imperial IPA outside of their tap room.

Wednesday, February 19

Dragoon and 1055 Brewing Collaboration Tour

Location: Dragoon Brewing Company 1859 W. Grant Rd.

Time: 2-8 p.m.

Cost: N/A

Join 1055′s J.P. Vyborny and Dragoon's Eric Greene for a tour of an operating brewhouse.

Borderlands Brewing at Sir Veza's

Location: Sir Veza's 4699 E. Speedway Blvd.

Time: 3-5 p.m.

Cost: N/A

The brewers of Borderlands Brewing Company will be offering their new winter beers as well as standard favorites.

Celebration of Southern Arizona Beers

Location: Good Oak Bar 316 E. Congress St.

Time: 4 p.m.-12 a.m.

Cost: N/A

Good Oak Bar will be offering a variety of beers from Southern Arizona.

Old Bisbee Brewing Company Tap Take Over at E. River Bar

Location: Whole Foods River Rd. 5555 E. River Rd.

Time: 6-9 p.m.

Cost: N/A

Meet and greet the crew from Old Bisbee Brewing Company while enjoying their beers on tap. Happy Hour specials also offered from 4-7 p.m.

Grand Canyon Flight Night

Location: Tap & Bottle 403 N. 6th Ave.

Time: 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Cost: N/A

Experience some of the lesser known beer from Grand Canyon Brewing in Williams, Ariz. Bryan Young will be offering the Black Iron IPA, American Pilsner, Shaggy Bock and Double IPA. Young will also be on hand to answer questions and give away beer-centric prizes.

1055 Beer Dinner at Proper

Location: Proper 300 E. Congress St.

Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Cost: TBD

A multiple course beer dinner featuring the beers of 1055 Brewing Co. paired with plates prepared by the Chef d'Cuisine, Kris Vrolijk.

Borderlands Beer Quiz

Location: Borderlands Brewing Company 119 E. Toole Ave.

Time: 6:30-9 p.m.

Cost: N/A

An epic beer-related pub quiz with questions submitted by the leading minds of the Tucson beer community. Teams of four will compete for a generous Borderlands bar tab.

Barrio Brewing Late Night

Location: Mr. Heads 513 N. 4th Ave.

Time: 10 p.m.-12 a.m.

Cost: N/A

Samples and explanations of Barrio's brews.

Thursday, February 20

A Night of Lunacy

Location: World of Beer Tucson 350 E. Congress St.

Time: 2 p.m.-2 a.m.

Cost: N/A

Mudshark Brewing of Lake Havasu City will feature eight different varieties of their Lunacy beer.

Borderlands Brewing at Pub 22

Location: Pub 22 15920 S. Rancho Sahuarita Blvd.

Time: 3-5 p.m.

Cost: N/A

The brewers of Borderlands Brewing Company will be offering their new winter beers as well as standard favorites.

Dragoon Brewing Cask and Food Truck Pairing

Location: Tap & Bottle 403 N. 6th Ave.

Time: 5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Cost: N/A

Dragoon Brewing will be bringing two cask conditioned and other other special beers to Tap & Bottle. Chef's Kitchen Food Truck will be on site with a special menu paired with the Dragoon beers.

SanTan Up and Down Congress

Location: Starts at Proper 300 E. Congress St.

Time: 6 p.m.

Cost: N/A

A mini pub crawl tasting two unique Arizona beers at Proper, Hub Restaurant and Creamery, Good Oak Bar and World of Beer.

Thunder Canyon Brewing Tap Takeover

Location: Monsoon's Tap & Grill 6781 N. Thornydale Rd.

Time: 6 p.m.

Cost: N/A

Thunder Canyon Brewing brings 18 different beers to Monsoon's for your tasting pleasure.

SanTan Brewing Company Tap Take Over at E. River Bar

Location: Whole Foods River Rd. 5555 E. River Rd.

Time: 6-9 p.m.

Cost: N/A

Meet and greet the crew from SanTan Brewing Company while enjoying their beers on tap. Happy Hour specials also offered from 4-7 p.m.

The Biology of Beer

Location: Maker House 283 N. Stone Ave.

Time: 7-8 p.m.

Cost: N/A

Mike Mallozzi, co-owner of Borderlands Brewing and Ph.D. microbiologist, will discuss how the sciences of molecular biology, microbiology, and biochemistry all started with beer.

Barrio Brew Master's Dinner

Location: Barrio Brewing 800 E. 16th St. .

Time: 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Cost: TBA

Five Course Dinner paired with Barrio brews. The Brew Master will also be explaining each beer served.

Dragoon Brewing Night

Location: Mr. Head's 513 N. 4th Ave.

Time: 8:30-10 p.m.

Cost: N/A

Samples and explanations of five Dragoon brews with collectible and prize giveaways.

Friday, February 21

Dragoon Brewing and Food Pairing

Location: Time Market 444 E. University Blvd.

Time: open

Cost: N/A

Time Market will be pairing custom-built plates with featured Dragoon beers.

Lemon-Wit Collaboration Release

Location: Sentinel Peak Brewing Company 4746 E. Grant Rd.

Time: 3-9 p.m.

Cost: N/A

The release of a Lemon-Wit that uses Marana grains and Tucson lemons. This is a collaboration recipe with Granite Mountain Brewery from Prescott, AZ. They have brewed the same recipe (with the same ingredients) and will also be releasing it this week.

Barrio Brewing Company Tap Take Over at E. River Bar

Location: Whole Foods River Rd. 5555 E. River Rd.

Time: 6-9 p.m.

Cost: N/A

Meet and greet the crew from Barrio Brewing Company while enjoying their beers on tap. Happy Hour specials also offered from 4-7 p.m.

Locals Only-Arizona Brewers Unite!

Location: 1702 1702 E. Speedway Blvd.

Time: 8-10 p.m.

Cost: N/A

Several local Arizona beers all in one place on one night.

Borderlands Movie Night - "Beer on a Roll"

Location: Borderlands Brewing Company 119 E. Toole Ave.

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Cost: N/A

The Arizona premier of "Beer on a Roll", The story of one man, one bike, 3000 miles, and a craft beer tour of America.

Dragoon Night on the Patio

Location: Che's Lounge 350 N. 4th Ave.

Time: 8-10 p.m.

Cost: N/A

Che's Lounge will be featuring several Dragoon beers along with the premier patio in Tucson.

Collaboration Brewday

Location: Mr. Head's 513 N. 4th Ave.

Time: 9:30-11:30 p.m.

Cost: N/A

Mr. Head's will have the Arizona Weizenbock thanks to Four Peaks, 1055, Dragoon, Huss Brewing and Wanderlust Brewing Companies. Four Peaks will also be on hand offering samples, explaining the brewing process and handing out prizes for all in attendance.

Saturday, February 22

Southern Arizona Brewers Festival

Location: Maker House 238 N. Stone Ave.

Time: 2-6 p.m.

Cost: $35/ $45-day of event

The end cap festival for Arizona Beer Week featuring Southern Arizona's premier breweries. Participants will get a commemorative pint glass and exclusive access to your local brewers. Enjoy your brews while you listen to local live music from The Bennu and local eats available for purchase from a selection of Tucson food trucks.

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