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.
Wednesday, June 13 Pitcher of Nectar's Tap Takeover - Boulders on Broadway 6-8 p.m. Pitcher of Nectar distributing shows off some of the brews in their portfolio at this tap handle takeover. Beers: Borderlands - Noche Dulce, Prickly Pear Wheat, 'Ol Loco IPA Rubicon - Monkey Knife Fight, Hopsauce, Purple Mai Bock Rock Art - The Vermonster
Thursday, June 14 Firestone Walker/ASH Speakeasy - OHSO 6-9 p.m. Join the Arizona Society of Hombrewers and Firestone Walker Brewing Co. for a special happy hour. Reps from Firestone will tap Sucuba -- the last keg in the state until February -- as well as a firkin of unfiltered Pale 31. Proceeds from each pint sold support the Arizona Society of Homebrewers. Use the speakeasy phrase, "ASH sent me" to get the goods. Beers: Firestone Walker - Sucaba, Pale 31
Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner - Down Under Wines 6:30 p.m. $35 gets you a seat during this five-course beer-pairing dinner. Reps from Sierra Nevada will be there to give away prizes and educate on their product while the Vandall-Hancock duo plays music. RSVPs required; email firstname.lastname@example.org for more.
Saturday, June 16 Mischief Brewing Co. Kickstarter Extravaganza - OHSO All day Saturday, 20 percent of sales and $1 of every pint from a special keg will go to support the Kickstarter fund for Mischief Brewing Co., an upcoming brewery in Peoria. There will also be raffles and prizes and all kinds of tomfoolery.