National Ice Cream Day, Boulders on Southern Summer Beer Fest, and More This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

Boulders on Southern Summer Beer Fest
Saturday, July 16

The Boulders on Southern Summer Beer Fest is back. From noon to 4 p.m., guests can enjoy rare craft brews at Boulders on Southern restaurant in Mesa. Some of the beers you can taste at the event will include Freak'N Creme Brulee, St. Bernardus Abt 12, and Lagunitas Lucky 13. And what pairs well with beer? Cornhole, of course. There'll be a tournament from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Guests also can enjoy some karaoke to cap off the night. Tickets cost $30 and get you 12 pours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit the Eventbrite page

Cooking Class With Jamburritos Chef Michael Brown
Saturday, July 16

Meet, shop, and cook with the chef, founder, and owner of Jamburritos, Chef Michael J. Brown, this Saturday at Phoenix Public Market. During the class, he'll show you how to make recipes using fresh and local ingredients. You'll tour the farmers market to get ingredients and create a menu to cook. The class, which is free, is capped at 16 people, and runs from 9 to 10:30 a.m. For more information or to register, check out the Eventbrite link

National Ice Cream Day at Churn
Sunday, July 17

This Sunday is National Ice Cream Day, and before you scream, I scream, and we all scream, consider heading to Churn to celebrate with $1 mini scoops of gourmet Kaffir Lime Ice Cream. Handcrafted in collaboration with Phoenix's syrup gurus at the Iconic Cocktail Co., the special one-day-only (non-alcoholic) flavor will be available from 2 to 5 p.m. This specific flavor is made with the leaves of locally-grown citrus that have been distilled into a herbal tonic and then mixed with dairy products and chilled to create the frozen treat. For more information, visit Churn's website

National Ice Cream Day at Smallcakes Cupcakery & Creamery
Sunday, July 17

Scottsdale's Smallcakes Cupcakery & Creamery is also celebrating National Ice Cream Day with a deal. Guests can enjoy the shop's fresh-made ice cream for $1 per scoop, no limit. Be sure to get there early to take advantage of this deal, though: It's only good for as long as the ice cream lasts. Choose from 12 different flavors made fresh in-house. For more information, visit the event's Facebook page or Smallcakes' website

Carlson Creek Vineyard Opens Second Scottsdale Tasting Room 
All weekend

Wilcox winery Carlson Creek Vineyard is celebrating the opening of its second Scottsdale tasting room this weekend. Carlson will be pouring its entire wine catalog in addition to exclusive vintages normally only available to its Wine Society members. Guests who wear Carlson Creek branded apparel to the tasting room this weekend will receive a complimentary tasting. The new space is located at 4142 North Marshall Way in Scottsdale, and includes bistro table and couch seating, an education room for private wine tastings and events, and retail space for wine (of course) and the vineyard's own Arizona wine T-shirt line and glassware. The tasting room is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. For more information, visit Carlson Creek Vineyard's website
KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Teresa is a writer, editor, traveler, and food enthusiast. She loves chocolate, espresso, and Chihuahuas.
Contact: Teresa Traverse