Tag: Craft Beer

First Taste of New Mexico’s “La Cumbre Brewing Co.”

The prize jewel from the Land of Enchantment will soon be available in Arizona.

Both Tap & Bottle locations will host launch parties on Friday the 13th to celebrate Tucson’s first release of beer from New Mexico’s La Cumbre Brewing Co.

While the best brewery in a state is mostly a subjective matter, some breweries hold the best title more convincingly in some states: Read more >>>

This article originally appeared on TucsonFoodie.com

 

Pueblo Vida Brewing Cans Have Become a Hot Commodity

Bartering won’t be mainstream any time soon, but one local commodity is gold among craft beer fans across Tucson and beyond: Pueblo Vida Brewing Company cans. (Full ones, that is.)

Craft beer aficionados across the state have been setting their alarms for Pueblo Vida’s can releases since the wildly popular second anniversary beer “2” was released last November. The highly-acclaimed beer sold out in quick order. Read more >>>

 

This article originally appeared on TucsonFoodie.com

Button Brew House to Open in Marana September 16

At the end of a street in a business park just east of Interstate 10 and near a motorcycle parts store, brewery owners Todd and Erika Button are realizing their dream with Button Brew House.

After years of contributing to the craft beer community, the Buttons decided to go all-in. The long and arduous process will finally come to fruition over the weekend of September 16 and 17.

(photo credit: Jackie Tran)

 

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This article originally appeared on TucsonFoodie.com.

Behind the Barrel: Iron John’s Brewing “Golden Gueuze”

When “Iron” John Adkisson began brewing beer over 25 years ago, he had a simple vision of what he wanted to make: damn good beer.

During a trip to the small production brewery last week, it was evident by the throngs of people in attendance that he’s achieved that vision.

Adkisson and company released three new beers last week: Peachy Goat Gose, Jackalope Jackfruit Hefeweizen, and Golden Gueuze. And it’s the latter that has Arizona’s craft beer industry abuzz. The gueuze-style blended lambic is apparently the only one of its kind in Arizona.

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This article originally appeared on TucsonFoodie.com.

Palo Verde Brewery District Creating a Big Buzz

There must be something in the water in the industrial district on Palo Verde Road just north of Ajo Way.

Industrial districts have long been desirable locations for breweries, for a number of reasons, such as city regulations, size of the space needed, and price.

In this instance, however, it all started when Nimbus Brewing Co. opened at 3850 E. 44th St. in 1996. Tucked back at the end of the road, the location was more akin to a dead end than a beer tourist destination. >>>Read more 

This article originally appeared on TucsonFoodie.com.

10 Arizona Beers to Crack Open for Winter

It’s hard to believe that 2016 is still lingering—and still taking its toll.

Thankfully, there’s beer and plenty of it. With new breweries seemingly popping up on a daily basis across the country, it can be quite daunting to seek out something that isn’t only enjoyable but also supports the local community.

Here’s a list of 10 of the best Arizona beers to warm you up on a chilly desert night or mild winter’s day. >>>Read more

This article originally appeared on TucsonFoodie.com

Dillinger Brewing Company To Open December 30

When Tucson locals and University of Arizona graduates Eric Sipe and Eric Rosas were searching for a name for their brewery, it was a historic criminal with ties to Tucson that would lend a hand… or name.

Dillinger Brewing Company is scheduled to open December 30 at 3895 N. Oracle Rd.

But first, if you don’t already know the story, a most brief history lesson: >>> more

This article originally appeared on TucsonFoodie.com

Three New Must-Try Tucson Beers

Tucson brewers are making some great beer.

I don’t know if it’s the water, the malt, or the hops that are making these specialty releases so amazing, but do yourself a favor and grab a pint of these beers before they are gone.

2nd Anniversary Double IPA

Pueblo Vida Brewing Co.

This beer, aptly named “2” since it was brewed in honor of the Brewery’s 2nd anniversary, is a double IPA.>>> more

This article was originally published on TucsonFoodie.com. 

16 of the Best Sports Bars in Tucson

The food and beverage scene in Tucson and Southern Arizona has been on fire lately. First it was featured in the New York Times and USA Today boasting the culinary landscape, then leading craft beer website Beer Advocate did a focus on the bustling brewery scene in the Old Pueblo. But this is a sports town. Where’s the love for the locally-owned and operated sports bars?

This is a magical time of year for sports fans.

Football season is in full swing; the Cubs finally won a World Series while both the NHL and NBA seasons began last month. There is a new professional hockey team playing at the Convention Center and they’re currently leading their division.

The region’s favorite team, University of Arizona men’s basketball opened the 2016-17 season with a thrilling victory >>>more

Article originally published on TucsonFoodie.com.

Twelve Arizona Breweries Headline Great Tucson Beer Festival

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TUCSON — The suds from the the local craft beer industry are overflowing this weekend in the Old Pueblo. Moving into the third decade of providing a delicious respite from the sweltering summer months, the Great Tucson Beer Festival is stronger than ever. The major fundraising event for Sun Sounds of Arizona, who bridges the information gap by providing audio access to people who cannot read print media because of a disability will celebrate its 30th anniversary in Tucson on Saturday.

Repping The Grand Canyon State

The local Arizona beer community has grown by leaps and bounds and with over 30 breweries statewide brewing up the simple mix of malt, hops, yeast and water. The interesting side note to this festival is that many of the state’s heavy-hitters are noticeably absent including several of Tucson’s darlings. The upside to this being that festival goers will get to sample some of the state’s smaller breweries like 1912 Brewing Company and Old Bisbee Brewing Company.

Choose AZ Brews

Choose AZ Brews

Joining 1912 and Old Bisbee from the Grand Canyon State are as  follows:

The city with the most representation is our beach-y neighbor, San Diego with five breweries in attendance including world-famous Stone Brewing and local favorites Mike Hess, Coronado, Mission and Longship. Filling out the rest of the roster is heavily west coast with eight other California breweries, ten from the Rocky Mountain states of Colorado and Utah and seven from the Pacific Northwest states of Oregon and Washington. In total, there will be more than 50 breweries in attendance along with distilleries, cideries and specialty beverages from Not Your Father’s and Diageo.

Everybody In Style

Variety will be the name of the game but if you’re into a single style, you’ll be sure to find several that fit your taste buds; from blondes and light lagers to porters and coffee stouts. The most popular beer style, the IPA, will be well-represented from most breweries but if you are looking to expand your beer-tasting repertoire, here are the beers that I would suggest sampling:

A Beer Fest MUST TRY

A Beer Fest MUST TRY

  • Prescott Brewing Achocolypse – Chocolate Porter
  • Boulevard Brewing Tell-Tale Tart – American Sour
  • North Coast Old Rasputin  – Nitro Russian Imperial Stout (that’s a mouthful)
  • Funkwerks Tropic King – Imperial Saison
  • Mother Road Tower Station – India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Huss Brewing Koffee Kölsch – Kölsch steeped with coffee beans
  • Mike Hess Habitus – Double IPA
  • Stone Mocha IPA
  • Sentinel Peak Dew Point – Dunkel
  • Uncle Bear’s Peanut Butter Cup – Porter
  • Crazy Mountain South Rim – Barrel Aged Wild American Ale

Let’s not forget about the seasonal beers— fall means Oktoberfest-style märzens and  pumpkin beers, what better way to welcome October than with a Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest or Barrio Pumpkin Porter?

The Details:

The event will take place on Saturday, October 1 at the soccer stadium portion of the Kino Sports Complex at 2817 E. Ajo Way. For those that are fans of the MLS or FC Tucson, you will know the stadium well; for others, it is on the north side of Ajo Way across from the baseball stadium just east of the freeway.

The event opens at 4:30 pm for VIP ticket holders and 6:00 pm for general admission with the last pour being at 9:30 pm. There will be food vendors as well as three bands on the main stage. Other events include a silent auction, a horseshoe pit, steer roping, corn hole and Best Damn Beer Pong Period.

Tickets are available citywide at select Food City locations, Noble Hops, Plaza Liquors, Chaco’s Downtown Cafe, On the Border, Beverage Depot and Brew Your Own Brew. General admission tickets are $45 ($20 for DD) with VIP tickets at $90 ($40 for DD.) Day-of ticket sales will also be available at the gate only with prices increasing slightly to $50 for GA and $100 for VIP.