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

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Monday, May 14 Tucson Newbie Brewery Party - Papago Brewing Co. 6-8 p.m. Papago Brewing Co. hosts three of Arizona's newest breweries from Tucson: 1702, Borderlands and Dragoon. All three breweries will be bringing their IPAs for tasting. Beers:

  • 1702 Rainy Day IPA
  • Borderlands Noche Dulce Vanilla Porter
  • Dragoon IPA

Wednesday, May 16 Firkin Fantastic Night - Sun Up Brewing Co. "Firkin" is the name given to wooden casks or barrels that hold beer, and on this night they'll contain samples of Sun Up's double red and double IPA. A $20 ticket gets you gets you a snifter of each cask, plus a buffet of appetizers. The party's limited to just 40 people, but you can purchase your tickets ahead of time at Sunup. Beers:

  • Sun Up Brewer's Den Rex's Crimson Ale
  • Sun Up Devious Double IPA

Thursday, May 17 Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover - Flanny's Bar & Grill 6:30 p.m. Sierra Nevada commandeers 20 taps at Flanny's -- one of Tempe's best beer bars -- for this event. Many of the brews on tap have never been seen outside the brewery's taproom, let alone in Arizona. Beers:

  • Pale Ale
  • Torpedo
  • Summerfest
  • Kellerweis
  • Ruthless Rye
  • Celebration
  • Love Potion #69
  • Southern Hemisphere Harvest
  • Hoptimum
  • Ovila Dubbel
  • Ovila Quad
  • Stout
  • Bigfoot
  • Side Car Amber Ale
  • Knightro Irish Stout
  • Brown Ale
  • Blonde Ale
  • Best Bitter
  • Flipside IIPA
  • Porter

Colorado Tap Takeover - Boulders on Broadway Twenty-eight brews from Colorado will flow from Boulders' taps, including offerings from Odell, Ska, Great Divide, Left Hand, Oskar Blues and New Belgium.

Check out more local beer events on the next page.

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Zach Fowle
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