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Tucson Hop Shop for Beer Week Festivities

February 12, 2016 2 Comments

Arizona Beer Week is being celebrated all over town with tastings, pairings, and special events. Next weekend is the big craft beer crawl downtown, but beer gardens all over town are gearing up for special toasts and tastes all week.  Tucson Hop Shop is our very local beer garden (.7 of a mile from home)  with a family friendly atmosphere.  Food trucks are scheduled to cater for the patrons on the weekend.  Picnics of any kind are permitted as well.  Weather is expected to be perfect for a bike ride and a flight. My partner Bob is a big beer fan with a wide range of interests in beer styles. I am much more particular.  I like porters, stouts, and some copper ale if it is not very hoppy.  What I like about beer week is the fun we have meeting other happy beer drinkers in a community setting.  We look forward to a festive time this week that includes new flavors and new friends in Tucson.  Cheers!!! Enjoy in moderation and use a designated driver for best results.

Tucson Hop Shop

Tucson Hop Shop

Craft Brew in Tucson

February 24, 2014 1 Comment

We attended the Southern Arizona Craft Brew Festival yesterday at Maker House. We received tickets and glasses at the door to taste the many offerings at the brewers’ booths.  The music was excellent, the weather perfect for February, and the crowd very cheery.  That is the thing about beer and its’ fans….they tend to be jolly and care free.  Members of our group all enjoy dark beer so we gravitated to stouts and darker brews.  One of my faves was the salted caramel stout.  After about 3 hours of beer tasting we all had tickets left when we were ready to leave.  We had sampled so many robust and complex flavors that we were both full and sated.  I enjoyed a plate of Yakisoba from the Bam Bam food truck to go with my brews.  A good time was had by all, and the beer scene is growing with gusto.

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