Alright folks here we go, the best time of year in Arizona is officially here. Arizona Beer Week 2019 starts on February 7th and all across our great state breweries, restaurants, craft beer bars, and festivals will be celebrating the culture of Arizona craft beer. With dozens of events daily there are plenty of chances for you to get in on the fun. Here are some of our top picks for the Phoenix area.
- ONE YEAR IN A BARREL- DIVIDE & HUSSTLE 5 BARREL VERTICAL @ HUSS BREWING TEMPEThursday, February 7th
To kick off beer week Huss is putting on a very special tasting event. Last year Huss teamed up with Great Divide Brewing out of Denver to brew an Imperial Chocolate Porter which was then placed it into five different barrel varieties for our tasting enjoyment. Red wine, tequila, bourbon, rye, and scotch barrel variants of this beer will all be served. This is a great event for the experienced beer lover or those simply looking to expand their palate.
- HOP SLAM AND DONUTS @ THE HUNGRY MONKFriday, February 8th
Wake up for the beer, come for the donuts, and stay for the pancakes! A long-standing tradition this rise and drink event is put on by one of the forerunners of our ever-expanding Arizona craft beer scene. Don’t worry we won’t tell your boss why you were late to work today!
- THE 19TH ANNUAL ARIZONA STRONG BEER FESTIVALSaturday, February 9th
Not that you needed another reason to attend Arizona’s best beer festival, but here are 630 of them. 130 different breweries and 500+ beers come together at this event put on by The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild.
- NELSON’S MEAT + FISH BRUNCH FEATURING PUEBLO VIDA BREWING @ THE WANDERING TORTOISESunday, February 10th
What do you get when an awesome craft beer bar partners up with one of Arizona’s best breweries for a Bagels and Lox brunch? Pure awesomeness, that’s what. Feel free to thanks us later.
- STRANGE BREW MOVIE PARTY @ ALAMO DRAFTHOUSEMonday, February 11th
After an epic start to Beer Week and a hard-hitting weekend how about some downtime to relax on Monday by taking in a beer and a flick? There will be a poutine special and rare beers tapped at this movie screening.
- NERF THIS! BARREL AGED CUVEE BOTTLE RELEASE @ 8-BIT ALEWORKSTuesday, February 12th
Hacked Beer is a random, on-the-spot infusion of ingredients into a brew. On February 12th 8-Bit Aleworks will have 3-4 hacked beers and an ultra limited 100 bottle release. The Cuvee release will be a blend of six different barrel aged beers previously tapped by the brewery.
- ALES FROM THE CRYPT: BARREL AGED RELEASE @ O.H.S.O BREWERYThursday, February 14th
An event like this is the equivalent of your favorite band opening the vaults and releasing never before heard material. Currently anticipating up to seven beers on tap, one of the options to be featured is a 13.2% Bourbon Barrel Aged Breakfast Stout with custom blend coffee, Vermont maple syrup aged, cacao, and Madagascar vanilla beans.
- PEDAL HUSS GERMAN BIERGARTEN @ IRENE’S TAPROOMFriday, February 15th
This event will feature German-style beers from two local breweries, Huss Brewing and Pedal Haus. You can expect steins, swag, and German food from Eur Haus. Prost!
- CITRUS FEST: A CELEBRATION OF CENPHO IPA @ HUSS UPTOWNSaturday, February 16th
This is the perfect occasion to get the family together and enjoy some quality time over awesome beer and food. Come and enjoy yourself at the official launch party of CenPho IPA, a beer brewed with citrus harvested in Central Phoenix. It doesn’t get much more local than this!
- ARIZONA BEER DINNER @ THE HUNGRY MONKSunday, February 17th
The official unofficial end to Arizona Beer Week, this six-course dinner features six Arizona breweries including two Hungry Monk collaboration beers.
There will be virtually unlimited options to enjoy our local craft brewing scene during Arizona Beer Week. It doesn’t seem possible for anyone to attend all of the events, but you won’t know until you try, right? What are you looking forward to during Arizona Beer Week 2019?
Article Written by AZ Beer Jedi