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The craft beer craze takes center stage in Tucson next month, as the Old Pueblo preps for an onslaught of visitors, special events and beer-centric celebrations.
Staff of Tucson Local Media made its way to Harvest for October’s monthly Sippin’ Social – an event which the public is welcomed and encouraged to join to engage in conversation or simply enjoy happy hour selections.
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
Foothills Mall, the popular regional shopping and entertainment center located in northwest Tucson, announced today Coach Factory Store, the leading American marketer of fine accessories and gifts including handbags, small leather goods, footwear, watches, scarves and sunglasses, among other famed merchandise lines, will open a limited-time-only “pop-up” location at the mall exclusively for the summer 2014 season.
More than $30,000 in funds to benefit the Tucson staple, Rialto Theater, were collected on Feb. 15 during the second-annual Rialto Theater gala.
Here is a handy guide to all things crafty in the Old Pueblo during Arizona Beer Week.
Come and support Spirit Art House and Beads of Courage this holiday season by stringing a bead for someone you love, There will be live beading and lots of stucking stuffers at Thunder Canyon Brewery.
The monthly Sippin’ Social took The Explorer staff to Monsoon Tap & Grill for some happy hour drinks and appetizers.
There was a good turnout at Thunder Canyon Brewery last week as a number of Northwest-area residents and business representatives joined staff of The Explorer Newspaper for the monthly Sippin’ Social, which takes place at various locations on the third Thursday of each month.
Currently, the Thunder Canyon Brewery’s beer menu includes the Dark Lightening Milk Stout, which was ordered with the Super Sampler.
As fall approaches, numerous breweries place their Oktoberfest brews on tap.
Join staff from The Explorer Newspaper at Thunder Canyon Brewery, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., from 4-6 p.m. on Oct. 17 for this month’s Sippin’ Social. Discuss story ideas, current news, or simply relax and enjoy an appetizer or beverage. The Explorer does not pay for food or drinks.
When: October 12 – 7pm – close
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.
Vroom! Vroom!! There will be motorcycles, beer, music, and a lot of fundraising! The Humane Society of Southern Arizona and Harley Davidson of Tucson are excited to present Hogs ‘N’ Hounds Beer Tasting Benefit for the HSSA.
Featuring brews from Thunder Canyon Brewery, music by up and coming talent "Z" Westhoff, Food, 50/50 Raffle, Silent Auction Items, and Fun Photo Opportunities. An event you do not want to miss!
On Saturday, Feb. 9, the Rialto Theatre Foundation will be hosting its First Fundraising Gala and Silent Auction, featuring live music and food.
The Best of the Northwest received nearly 400 votes
With a variety of home brews on tap Saturday night, an estimated 1,500 people attended the Second-Annual Oktoberfest, hosted by Northwest firefighters.
The Northwest Firefighters are expecting about 80 varieties between home-brewed beers and those provided by microbreweries during the Second Annual Oktoberfest, set for this Saturday.
The Northwest Firefighters are gearing up for their second annual “Home Brew Challenge,” with firefighters from Oro Valley, Tucson, Marana and as far away as Sedona preparing their own special concoctions for competition.
Northwest firefighters, from left, Sean Dibbern, Jason Garzon and Brian Sturgeon go through the steps of making home-brewed beer at the Thunder Canyon Brewery on Friday. The firefighters will be competing in the Second Annual Oktoberfest, complete with a beer-making challenge, on Oct. 22. Dibbern is looking to win for a second consecutive year with his chocolate-raspberry brew.