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  • Calendar

    August 21, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    How John Muir and Nature Inspired Bon Iver Drummer S. Carey

    Sean Carey's Range of Light begins like the still quiet of a forest morning. "Glass/Film," the opening song of Carey's second full-length album, comes with the distinct sense of an awakening, starting with a heart-beat drum and slowly building, a soft guitar, a flash of horn. Carey says the albu ... More >>

  • Film

    June 19, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Here Are the Winners of the AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival -- and Details About the Event This Saturday

    When it comes to beer events in this town, the AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival is definitely one of our favorites. And it's not just because we think cans are the best vehicle for delivering ice cold beer to our mouths. This year's festival, which will be held on Saturday, May 17, will bring m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2014

    5 Best Places to Eat and Drink This Week in Metro Phoenix: Arizona Cocktail Week and Beer Week Edition

    Artisanal Spirit and Cocktail Market Today Don't get us wrong, we love regular farmers markets, too. But when we have the chance to hit up a market full of artisan spirits and other cocktail-related products, you can bet a bottle of 30-year-old scotch we're going to go. The Artisan Spirit and Cockt ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 24, 2013
  • News

    October 17, 2013
  • Calendar

    August 8, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    Pallets in Downtown Phoenix: Happy Hour Report Card

    The Spot: Pallets 1011 North Third Street 602-254-1168 See Also: - Roaring Fork in Scottsdale: Happy Hour Report Card - The Most Popular Spirit in the World is Chinese Firewater Baijiu -- And It May Be Coming To The States - Hotel Palomar's One Year Anniversary Party in Do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Ten FIDY, Oskar Blues and the Canned Beer Apocalypse

    Beer: Ten FIDY Brewery: Oskar Blues Brewery Style: Imperial Stout ABV: 10.5 percent As we inch ever closer to the third annual AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival our discussion of aluminum cylinders continues, and it's only right that at this point we bring up Oskar Blues. See also: - 2013 Ameri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    2013 AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival in Scottsdale on May 18

    As much as we respect beer in bottles we have to admit there are quite a few benefits that come with sipping your suds out of a can. First of all the can is much more beach and pool friendly not to mention lighter (and therefore easier to transport) and never, ever requires a bottle opener. See al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Inaugural Phoenix Brewers Invitational Festival Coming December 7 and 8

    The craft beer movement has been steadily growing in Phoenix over the past few years, and now all the hard work we've done downing pints and sampling flights has paid off with one really big event. The first Phoenix Brewers Invitational Festival will take place from noon to 10 p.m. on Friday, Decemb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    What's Your Go-To Beer?

    Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail Miss a question? Go here. When it comes to sucking down a cold one, we al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale

    Beer: Indian Brown Ale Brewery: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Style: American Brown Ale ABV: 7.2 percent See also: Sierra Nevada/Dogfish Head Life & Limb See also: New Belgium/The Lost Abbey Brett Beer The Beer Judge Certification Program (the major authority that certifies and ranks judges for homeb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    This Week in Beer

    Beer is a big deal in the Valley. From tastings and tappings to pairing dinners and more, there's a different beer event to attend pretty much every night. Every week, we curate upcoming brew-related goings-on and lay them out for you here. Your calendar will be as full of beer as your belly.

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Introducing "This Week in Beer," Your Weekly Beer Calendar

    Beer is a big deal in the Valley. From tastings and tappings to pairing dinners and more, there's a different beer event to attend pretty much every night. Every week, we'll curate upcoming brew-related goings-on and lay them out for you here. Your calendar will be as full of beer as your belly. M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Ten Favorite Metro Phoenix Craft Beer Bars

    ​Let's discuss craft beer bars. We're not just talking about one or two handles here. We're taking about the bars that have devoted just about every handle to the art of craft beer; the folks that know that power of a freshly tapped keg of Hopslam and who would sell a large part of their soul to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Our 21 Top Picks for Arizona Beer Week

    Arizona Beer week starts Saturday and we are so freakin' excited! After spending hours looking at each and every of the more than 150 events that will take place between Saturday, February 18th and Saturday, February 25th we have come up with a list of our favorites. We tried to narrow it down to se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Sierra Nevada Bigfoot

    ​Beer: BigfootBrewery: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Style: American BarleywineABV: 9.6 percent They called me crazy. You're wasting your time, they said. You'll never find it, they said. But I always believed, and my desperate search finally paid off. I found Bigfoot. Though, to be honest, it wasn' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Sierra Nevada/Dogfish Head Life & Limb

    Zach Fowle ​The beer: Life & LimbThe brewery: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co./Dogfish Head Craft BreweryStyle: American Strong AleABV: 10.2 percent Craft beer is a funny business, wherein traditional ideas about competition and market domination are thrown out with the spent grain. Rather than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    August 2 In Blogs: America's Best Bathroom, Happy Hour Report Card, A Tribe Called Quest, and a Porn Star Rock Band

    ​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs.Today's entries:

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Culinary Dropout: Happy Hour Report Card

    The Spot: Culinary Dropout, 7531 E Camelback Rd. Scottsdale, 480-970-1700, The Hours: Happy Hour runs from 3 to 6 pm, M-F in the bar and on the patio. The Details: The gastropub idea is catching on everywhere. Sam Fox offers a pre-packaged  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    AZ Beer Week's Must-See Events ​​Arizona Beer Week, once upon a time just a twinkle in the eye of desert-dwelling beer lovers, is now upon us -- and has grown to juggernaut proportions. As our mom likes to say, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a beer week event. With somewhere in the ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    The Best Beers of 2010

    Photo courtesy of ​Dwell all you want on the poor economy, the dwindling job market or the plethora of depressing events of 2010 -- it's been a good year for beer. Despite a drop in overall beer sales, craft brews continue to rise in popularity, allowing innovative American b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    The Top 10 Christmas Beers

    Image courtesy of​Christmas is everyone's favorite holiday, but true beer fans know that the most wonderful time of the year is made even more wonderful with a pint in your hand. Winter warmers and other dark, comforting brews take over around the holidays to help carolers and Chr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    The Big Red Pour and Cheesy Sloppy Joes in Today's Eater's Digest​Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Hooray for Beer FestivalsIf your a beer lover and you have plans for this weekend --- cancel them. Take another break from the heat and make your way to Flagstaff for the 2 day "Big Red Pou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Beer Tasting at TOTs, Birthday Luau Party and Balsamic Strawberries in Today's Eater's Digest​Hungry for for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Unique Beer Tasting TonightGreg Eccles, owner of Tops Liquors and Taste of Tops just got back from camp. We aren't just talking about your normal singing songs by the campfire camp ei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Corissa Croft at Robbie Fox's Public House

    Corissa Croft​A football fan who enjoys a good microbrew, Corissa Croft may just be the perfect woman. And though still a newbie at Tempe's Robbie Fox's Public House (604 S. Mill Ave., 480-642-6442) she's also not a shabby bartender. The Pittsburgh native can serve drinks, talk sports and do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    2010 Strong Beer Festival: 10 Clues You Were There

    Jonathan McNamaraYup. There was a ton of beer at the Strong Beer Festival as evidenced by these jokers. Slideshow here. ​Were you at the 2010 Strong Beer Festival in downtown Phoenix Saturday?Seriously, this is not a rhetorical question. If you were at the annual fest -- relocated from Mesa to Cen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Brew Review: Hop Back Amber Ale

    ​Times are tough and sacrifices must be made. What do we mean? Take the simple birthday gift. For our upcoming birthday, our roommate opted not to buy us a present. Truth be told, his funds are tight and so are ours (so he won't be getting much either for his early December birthday). Instea ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 12, 2009
  • Dining

    September 3, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Brew Review: Sierra Nevada Summerfest

    When you're looking for a new beer to try it seems like everyone under the sun has a bottle they'd like to uncap and shove in your mouth. Answers to the question "what beer should I drink," are endless. That's why we prefer recommendations secure in their justification. Take Sierra Nevvada Summerfes ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 30, 2009
  • Culture

    April 23, 2009
  • Calendar

    October 23, 2008

    No Beer Gut, No Glory

    From piss-quality to fancy, author has guzzled it all

  • Dining

    May 10, 2007

    Pink Slip

    Um, forgettable

  • Culture

    December 28, 2006


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  • Film

    April 19, 2001

    Hale and Hardy

    An English classic heads west in rewarding The Claim

  • News

    January 14, 1999

    Loco Motives

    he Combat Railfans celebrate the new year on the fright side of the tracks

  • Dining

    November 2, 1995
  • Music

    August 18, 1994