Brew Time! 7 Events To Put On Your Calendar

Local Beer EventsBy: Kayla Goldberg

FOUR PEAKS 8TH STREET BEER BRUNCH

June 2, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Enjoy a beer-paired brunch at Four Peaks Brewing Company, while experts walk attendees through the food and drink pairings. Four Peaks 8th Street, 1340 E. 8th St., Tempe. $55 at www.fourpeaks.com

FLAGSTAFF BLUES AND BREWS

June 7-8, times vary by day

Sample eight microbrews and old-time favorites at the base of Mr. Elden while listening to an incredible lineup of jazz bands and shopping for arts, crafts and food. Continental Driving Range, 5200 E. Old Walnut Canyon Road, Flagstaff. $15-$90; https://flagstaffblues.com

MADE IN THE SHADE BEER TASTING FESTIVAL

June 8, 1-5 p.m.

Made in the Shade Beer Tasting is Northern Arizona’s longest-running and most popular craft beer tasting festival. The festival features more than a hundred breweries, live music, food, and other vendors. Pepsi Amphitheater, Fort Tuthill County Park, Flagstaff. Tickets: $45;

https://azbeer.com/flagstaff.htm

BEER VS WINE

June 15, 4 p.m.

Settle the age-old debate about whether spirits or wine are superior by sampling brews and wine alongside a five-course meal. At the end, vote on whether you enjoyed the wine or the beer better! Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale. $75; www.hotelvalleyho.com/hotel/hotel-events/beer-vs-wine

BREW AT THE ZOO

June 15, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

At Brew at the Zoo, sample beers from more than 17 Arizona craft breweries at Red Park Zoo’s annual fundraiser on Father’s Day weekend. Also: Play games, listen to live music, view the zoo’s animals, and receive a commemorative recycled beer bottle. Reid Park Zoo, 3400 E. Zoo Ct., Tucson. Tickets: $40-$120;

https://reidparkzoo.org/event/brew-at-the-zoo-2019/

BLOOMIN’ BEERFEST

June 15, 7-11 p.m.

Hosted by the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library, attendees can taste craft beer, participate in a costume contest, and listen to live music while celebrating the fictional day James Joyce created in Ulysses; Bloomsday is now celebrated annually worldwide. Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library, 1106 N Central Ave, Phoenix. $$12-$40; www.azirish.org/bloomsday/

SUDA & SLIDES

June 22, 2 p.m.

Drink beer while enjoying summertime bites and dozens of summer camp-themed games meant for adults, including waterslides, a dunk tank, beer pong and more. Riverview Park, 2100 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Mesa. $15 in advance; $20 at the door; four for $50 online only;  www.sudsandslides.com

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