With Arizona Beer Week here you may want to prepare your liver to share a pint or six with some fine local folks. And by local, we mean Prescott local. Trust us, you’re going to want to make a little road trip up to the high country and check out these events.
Thursday, February 7th
Granite Mountain Brewing Company will be kicking Arizona Beer Week off in style this Thursday from 6-9PM with the following special tappings: Persistence Pale Ale, an oaked pale ale brewed at the annual Women’s Collaboration Brew as well as Romo’s Olde English Ale. This bold homebrew recipe won the Whiskey Row Brew Club’s strong beer homebrew competition.
Mother Road Tap Takeover/Arizona Beer Week at Mark’s Beer Garden
Thursday, February 7th
Located just a few miles northwest of downtown Prescott, Mark’s Beer Garden will be hosting Mother Road Brewing Company from 5-8PM as they launch their new Hazy IPA. They will also be featuring several other beers including the ever-so-popular Tower Station IPA. Learn more about their beer and take home some swag.
Friday, February 8th
The festivities continue on Friday with Grand Canyon Brewing Company providing tastings and educating attendees about their new Day Hike Session IPA. Other beers on tap will include Deep in the Green, Black Iron IPA, and more! Pints of Grand Canyon brews will be half-priced from 4-7PM so don’t miss out on a great Friday night outing!
Sunday, February 10th
Looking for plans Sunday? Head out to State Bar in Cottonwood from 5-7PM to enjoy some delicious beers with the Wanderlust Brewing Company crew. This Flagstaff brewery specializes in Belgian style brews and will be showcasing several along with a collaboration beer release, Flag7, which was brewed in conjunction of all 7 Flagstaff breweries!
Tuesday, February 12th
What the hell is the Ron Swanson Challenge? Well, it’s one of those intense eating challenges that sound good at the time, but basically, each contestant will have 30 minutes to try and shove down eight half-pound burgers topped with 18 slices of cheese and an entire pound of fries. If your gullet can take this meat pounding, come and get ready for one hell of a case of the meat sweats. Winner gets the cost of the challenge for free, as well as happy hour all day, every day. Stay classy, Prescott.
Thursday, February 14th
Arizona Beer Week continues with GMB’s annual Donut+Beer Pairing night. Because yes, beer and donuts go beautifully together. You’ll get to enjoy four 5 oz beer tasters and four half donuts created by local favorite Outlaw Donuts! You’ll get a sugar high you’ll never forget. This is a popular one, so first come, first served!
Friday, February 15th
Scottsdale meets Prescott! Which can only mean one thing: a damn good time. McFate Brewing Company is known for brewing small-batch beers, and that means tasty treats for all. They tend to signify these brews by rotating them often to make sure they’re always exciting and delightfully fresh. The suds will be poured alongside their personal chef’s most delectable food pairings in a 5-course dinner that is guaranteed to have you leaving satisfied, full and wanting more. Spots are limited so be sure to call 928 541-9894 immediately to claim your spot.
Saturday, February 16th
What better way to wrap up Beer Week than with a Craft Beer Crawl?! Liver sadists, (aka “Crawlers”), will begin and end at The Barley Hound. As if there wasn’t enough booze to go around an after-party runs from 5pm until 9pm. For those of you thinking that this is just another beer-soaked drink fest, rest assured that these folks still have a big heart. A portion of sales will benefit Make-A-Wish Arizona! That’s right! Beer and charity! We LOVE that!
Article Written by Liz Limberg