Thursday, February 16, 2012
It’s a sad showing as far as Tucson support for next week's Arizona Beer Week, with only a handful of events scheduled locally. The mighty 1702 is the only place truly throwing down with events taking place Monday through Friday, although there are events at Maynards Market and Kitchen, Pasco Kitchen and Lounge and the Zona 78 location on West River Road as well.
You can read about the local events here. It doesn‘t appear all of 1702‘s events are listed there, so you might want to contact them directly. The event at Pasco - which is $30, including four courses - will include the local unveiling of SanTan Brewing’s Sex Panther Double Chocolate Porter. The other events include another beer dinner and a tasting. Is it possible to yawn oneself to death?
I wonder if any of the local microbreweries even knew about this event of if they opted out for some reason. I know it's sponsored by the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild, but it doesn't even appear that Barrio Brewing Co., which is a member of the guild, is participating. Weird.