Today in Local Beer News


First, the bad news: 1055 Brewing was embarking on a bold experiment, aiming to brew a beer entirely sourced within Arizona, but had to announce yesterday on Facebook that it didn't pan out, describing the process as smelling like "a sweaty goat farm." The good news: 1055 isn't giving up, aiming to try again in July of 2015.


If you're looking to warm up ahead of Saturday's Baja Oktoberfest, exercising your palate with Arizona beers, Tap & Bottle has the perfect event on Friday: an all Grand Canyon State tap takeover, with all of the craft beer bar's taps dedicated to Arizona breweries starting at 5 p.m. Breweries to be featured include Mother Road, Perch, Fate, Huss, Four Peaks, as well as many of your Tucson favorites. More info at T&B's Facebook page.

Speaking of Baja Oktoberfest, the list of beers that will be available for your drinking pleasure at the event benefitting Tu Nidito is (mostly) out now and it's impressive, mixing local favorites, one-offs and beers both from Germany and inspired by their brewing styles.

More info on the festival at Tickets (for a bunch of great beer and a good time, all going to a really good cause) are $45 in advance.

The list of breweries and beers (as it stands, last we heard) is below the cut.

1055 Brewing: Leap Pale Ale, (Classic Pale Ale); XOXO Stout, (Coffee Stout); Arizona Red Lime (Wit); Apple Pie Saison (Saison)

8-Bit Brewery: TBA

Arizona Wilderness Brewing: Rookie IPA; Little Gye Rye (Rye IPA); Old Blood (Barrel Aged Braggot); Sour Apple BWBW (Berliner Weisse)

Barrio Brewing Co: Barrio Blonde; Barrio Rojo (Scottish Amber); Barrio Blanco (White IPA); Copperhead Pale Ale (American Pale Ale)

Beast Brewing Company: Pecan Porter; Beast Ale (Strong Pale Ale)

BJ's: Pumpkin (Seasonal Ale); Oktoberfest (Lager); Field Day (IPA); Blonde (Lager)

Black Diamond Brewery: Honey Saison

Black Market Brewery: Oktoberfest (Lager)

Borderlands Brewing Co.: Noche Dulce (Vanilla Porter); Citrana Wild Ale (Gose Sour); Border Roads (Imp. Oktoberfest); Prickly Pear Wheat

Cartel Brewery: F.Y.I.T.M. (Imperial IPA); Session Pale (Session IPA); Biere de Garde Black (Farmhouse Ale); Coffee Brown (Nut Brown)

Cismontane Brewery: Black's Dawn (Coffee Stout)

College Street Brewhouse & Pub: Big Blue Van (Fruit Wheat Beer); Sweet Devil Stout (American-Style Stout); Jesse's High Gravity Lager (Golde Lager); Oktoberfes (Marzen)

Deschutes Brewery: Black Butte (Porter); Mirror Pond (Pale Ale); Fresh Squeezed (IPA); Jubelale (Winter Warmer)

Destil Brewing: Black Diamond (Honey Saison); Black Market (Oktoberfest Lager); Cismontane (Black Dawn Coffee Stout; Destihl (Adambier German Sour)

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery: TBA

Dragoon Brewing Co.: Dragoon IPA (West Coast IPA); Tea Loc (Black Tea Saison); The Tres (Russian Imperial Stout)

Dubina Brewing: Arrowhead IPA; Dubina Ale (Amber Ale)

Fate Brewing: Candy Bar Milk Stout, other beers TBA

Four Peaks: Oatmeal Stout; Lefty's Lager; Pumpkin Porter; Kilt Lifter

Gentle Ben's: TJ's Raspberry (Fruit Ale); Iwanna IPA; Mocha Java Stout; Nolan's Porter

Goose Island Beer Co: TBA

Grand Canyon Brewery: Pumpkin Springs Porter; Sacred Saguaro Lager (Vienna); Black Iron IPA (American IPA)

Granite Mountain Brewing : Bradshaw Blonde; Thumb Butte (American Brown); others TBA

Green Flash Brewing Co.: West Coast IPA (Double IPA); Green Bullet (Triple IPA)

Hangar 24 Craft Brewery: TBD

Iron John's Brewing Company: Lady Jane (Vienna Lager); Nutty Lu (English Brown Ale); Presta Porter (Coffee Porter); Viejo (Double IPA)

Lost Coast Brewery: Watermelon Wheat; Scotch Ale

Lumberyard Brewing Co.: Oktoberfest (Marsen); Hefewiezen; Pumpkin Halloween Ale

Mother Road Brewing Co: Lost Highway (Black IPA); Gold Road (German Style Kolsch); Painted Racer ESB; more beers TBA

Mudshark Brewery: Peaceful Pumpkin (Spiced Ale); Oktoberfest (Classic Bavarian); Full Moon (Belgian White); Desert Magic IPA

Nebraska Brewing: Wick for Brains (Pumpkin Ale)

North Mountain Brewing: Creem Ale (Golden Ale); Tjeuenet Ale (Egyptian Ale); Ipacious Ale (IPA); Sunnyslope Stout

Phoenix Ale Brewery: Camelback IPA; The Keeper (Biere De Garde); Ironwood (Imperial Porter); Desert City (Rye Brown)

O.H.S.O. Brewery' Kolsh; Hoppy (IPA); Grovey (Orange Blonde Ale); Mexican Chocolate (Imperial Stout); TBA

Odell Brewing Company: Odell Oktoberfest (Marzen); Odell Looseleaf (Session)

Peoria Artisian Brewery: Woodsy Winter (Spiced Ale); Punmpkin Ale (Spiced Ale)

Rough Draft Brewing : Hop Therapy (DIPA)

SanTan Brewing: Devil's Ale (Pale Ale); Oktoberfest (Okt Lager); SunSpot Golden Ale (Blonde Ale); HefeWeizen (Bavarian Wheat)

Schonramer Brewing: Altbayerich Dunkel (German Dunkel)

Sentinel Peak Brewing Co.: 1811 (Blonde); Icebreak (IPA); Dew Point (Munich Dunkel); Sour-Rita (American Sour)

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company: TBA

Ska Brewing Co: Rudie (Session IPA); Euphoria (Pale Ale)

Sonoran Brewing Company: White Chocolate Ale (Wheat); Inebriator (Imperial Stout); Saison; Smooth Rebel (DIPA)

Sun Up Brewing Co.: Trooper (IPA); Oktoberfest (German); Light Rail (Cream Ale)

The Address: Jazz Session (IPA); Down Porter; Hibaltic Porticus (Porter); Saison Dos Strawos (Fruit Beer)

The Perch: Flocktoberfest (American Style Oktoberfest); Coffee Stout (Stout)

Thunder Canyon Brewery: Oktoberfest (Marzen); Orange U Glad (Orange Wheat); Morningstar (Imperial Red); Dark Lightning (Milk Stout)

Uncle Bear's Brewery: Barktoberfest (Lager); Hop Dog Double IPA; Head to Tale (American Ale); Dog Park Dark (Dark Ale)

Unity Vibration: Bourbon Peach Kombucha (Kombucha Beer)

Upslope Brewing Company: Craft Lager (Lager); Brown Ale; Thai Style White IPA

Vermont Hard Ciders: Fall Cider; Amber Cider

Widmer Brothers: Upheaval IPA; TBA