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The Tucson Beer Cup will runneth over at the Third Annual Born & Brewed competition, the original Tucson craft beer festival, held at the historic Hotel Congress. Nine Tucson breweries enlisted to challenge Dragoon Brewing Company’s hold on the Cup along with their IPA’s title as Tucson’s Best Craft Beer, as voted by the ticketholders. In addition to the challengers bringing their best brews to overthrow the reigning champ, Four Peaks Brewing Company and Beast Brewing Company are presenting their delicious brews to show what the rest of Arizona’s craft brewers are up to. Ticket holders are benefiting from the spirit of friendly competition as they get to sip the suds of over 20 local brews starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19 on the Hotel Congress plaza. Tickets are only $30 in advance or $35 at the door and can be purchased at the Hotel Congress lobby front desk or online at hotelcongress.com
In what is becoming an increasingly popular event, staff from Tucson Local Media and members of the general public met up for Sippin’ Social, this month held at Fini’s Landing, 5689 N. Swan Road.
The Tucson Roller Derby and the HSSA will hold their annual dog wash fundraiser at Barrio Brewery from 11 am-4 pm.
Here is a handy guide to all things crafty in the Old Pueblo during Arizona Beer Week.
The monthly Sippin’ Social took The Explorer staff to Monsoon Tap & Grill for some happy hour drinks and appetizers.
PITBULOOZA - dogs are allowed at the outdoor portion of the festival. Look for a new collar or treats at the even for your dogs.
Hotel Congress presents a celebration of all-local brews featuring a "people's choice" vote for best brew in Tucson. This year's Born & Brewed event features 10 breweries: Dragoon, Barrio, Nimbus Company, Borderlands, Thunder Canyon Brewery, 1702, and new comers Sentinel Peak Brewing Company and Ten 55 Brewing. Born & Brewed will also welcome Four Peaks Brewery from Phoenix, and Dave's Electric from Bisbee, who will offer samples but not be part of the competition. Brew Your Own Brew will also be present as well as Yelp Tucson as a sponsor of the competition and great music and food, including a pretzel buffet--house-made soft pretzels with all the fixin's and toppings--at Cup Café.
A heavy monsoon rain didn’t stop the fun at Cayton’s Burger Bistro, the host of this month’s Sippin’ Social.
The Tucson Padres return home Wednesday, August 21 for a nine-game homestand, the final nine Triple-A games in Tucson. The first five games are against Tacoma (Mariners affiliate) and their prospect-filled starting rotation, including Taijuan Walker. The last four games are against Reno (Diamondbacks affiliate), the franchise that used to call Kino Stadium home as the Sidewinders. It was believed when the team moved to Reno following the 2008 season that Triple-A baseball was gone forever. Three years later the Tucson Padres and Triple-A baseball returned for the 2011 season. Tucson Padres General Manager Mike Feder said “you can never say never as far as Triple-A baseball returning to the Old Pueblo, but this is goodbye for now.”
The Tucson Padres return home for an exciting eight-game homestand against the top two teams in the Southern Division – the Sacramento River Cats (A’s affiliate) and the Fresno Grizzlies (Giants affiliate). The Padres are tied for second place, ½ game out of first in the standings. Below is a game-by-game preview of the upcoming promotions and specials at Kino Stadium.
Two Fireworks Spectacular Shows and Myron Noodleman Highlight Homestand Events