Sometimes, there’s just nothing like a good beer—even for a wine lover like me. Here are a couple of events brewing to whet your whistle.
Oktoberfest at Arizona Hops and Vines
Breweries and lederhosen-lovers from around the state will gather at the Arizona Hops and Vines second annual Oktoberfest, this Sat., Oct. 19, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Elgin, AZ. Guests are encouraged to dress-up, dance to the traditional tunes of a live umpapa band, gorge on German fare from local food trucks, and taste the latest creations from Arizona Hops and Vines, 1055 Brewery, Borderlands Brewing Co., San Tan, Four Peaks, Dragon Brewery, Black Rock Brewery, and more.
Along with the wine, beer, food, and live music, no Hops and Vines event is complete without games, kids’ crafts, a petting zoo, and their signature Sober Shack, featuring homemade sodas and candy. Tickets are $20, which includes food, beer tastings, and a beer stein.
Hallows Even Hootenanny
A Hallows Eve Hootenanny will signal the grand opening of Historic Brewing Company , the newest brewery in Flagstaff, AZ, on October 26, 2013, beginning at 5:00 p.m. This huge beer dinner party celebrates the launch of seven new brews and the opening of the Historic Brewing Company’s tasting room. Free shuttle service will be offered from downtown Flagstaff to the brewery between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. to and from Mother Road Brewing, where they will be offering $2 pints for ticket holders.
The Haymarket Squares bluegrass barn will perform live while patrons enjoy a full Cajun barbecue dinner by Satchmo’s BBQ, seven beer pairings by the Historic Brewing Company, and a photo-booth to capture the glory of your historic costumes (theme is Drunk Histories). Tickets ($30 single/$55 couple; kids under 12 free) are available online and at the door.
CHEERS to a good brew!