Sun Sounds of Arizona puts on three beer festivals in major cities across the state each year. The one in Tempe is a douche tsunami, and the one in Tucson is, well, in Tucson. But Made in the Shade, held among the stately pine trees and cool mountain air of Flagstaff, is just the weekend getaway you need.
This year, along with more than 75 breweries pouring their best outdoors at the Coconino County Fairgrounds, a large indoor area will feature a tour of global beers, so you can taste your way through Germany (Spaten, Franziskaner, Weihenstephaner), Belgium (Chimay, Blanche de Brussels), Asia (Sapporo, Singha, Chang), and more. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of Made in the Shade, and Alaskan Brewing Company will pour a mystery beer they brewed to celebrate.