If you consider yourself to be a beer aficionado and haven't been to Beer Week since its inception nine years ago, let me ask you one thing: What are you been waiting for? In honor of Beer Week 2018, we've scoured the Tucson landscape of beer-themed events and picked out some of the best and bubbliest for your enjoyment:
Pueblo Vida: Pueblo Vida is kicking off Beer Week with a spirit of friendliness and teamwork by releasing a brand new beer. The "Just Friends," a pale ale, is the product of a collaboration with Wren House Brewing. 4-10 p.m.
Thunder Canyon: Two of the biggest and most active local breweries are joining forces like the Power Rangers to release a delicious Pineapple Gose beer. What better way to start off the week than that? 5 p.m. to midnight.
Crooked Tooth: Sure, while drinking you might better remember the horrific blunders you made 10 years ago, but are you better at trivia? Well, time to test your wits with a night of beer trivia and history. It's free to enter and the winner gets a $40 gift card to drink more beer! 7:45 to 10 p.m.
Tap and Bottle: Party down on a Friday with T&B and Dragoon Brewing, with a salsa cook-off! There will be eight Dragoon brewing taps and celebrity judges. Bring a salsa for a chance to win prizes and bragging rights. 5 to 11 p.m.
Pueblo Vida: Sports, beer and pizza: the golden trifecta. Fiamme Pizza will be at Pueblo Vida as the UA basketball game against Stanford is showing. Are you getting flashbacks from your college days? 5 to 9 p.m.
Playground Bar and Lounge: Rooftop dance party, local Latin bands, no cover charge. If that doesn't get your excited, maybe some great beer will. Catch local all-star Latin collective Zona Libre Band on top of the Playground Bar and Lounge for a radical weekend evening. 5 to 8 p.m.
Pueblo Vida: We get it, sometimes all you've ever wanted to do is finally beat someone at Monopoly. Why not chase the victory with a cold glass of beer? The taproom will be full of friendly tension with Board Game Night. You can bring your vintage board game that only you know how to play or use one of Pueblo Vida's. Good luck drinking and remembering how to play Monopoly at the same time.
Pueblo Vida: We get that your New Year's resolution was to adopt a healthy lifestyle, but don't dismiss this because you think one beer will ruin your diet. During Pints and Poses with Nychole Reilly, relax your mind with an hour of yoga, then reward yourself with beer after. The class is $5 and beer is covered. Don't forget to bring your ID, since this is a 21+ event, and to get there 20 minutes early for a spot. Beer can be healthy, see? 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Public Brewhouse: This brewery is perfect for local musicians, and Eugene Boronow is perfect for the Public Brewhouse; it's a match made in heaven. If you like Fleet Foxes, the Beatles, or beer, be sure to check this out. 5 to 7 p.m.
Pueblo Vida: You know what's coming up soon? Valentine's Day. You know how your significant other will feel if you forget to get them something? Pretty bummed out. No worries, if you go to Bouquet Making Class courtesy of The Soiree Girls, you're covered. You can learn how to make a bouquet for your S.O. or yourself. (Self-love is just as important). All while guzzling some beer. Now, how will your special someone ever doubt your love for them? Reserve your spot online. 6-8 p.m. $35
Pueblo Vida: Making decisions can be hard. You just want to try everything. Pueblo Vida will be having its Infusion Event where it will be tapping four infusions. The featured fusions will be Brown Derby with "Cassiopeia," "Just Friends," "Nebulous" and Inertia. Pueblo Vida will tap just one keg of each, so you better get there early. FYI, one of these fusions tastes like s'mores. Live in suspense or check Pueblo Vida if you really want to know. 4-10 p.m.
Thunder Canyon: In the spirit of crippling solitu—, er, I mean Valentine's Day, Thunder Canyon is releasing "La Flama Rosa Double Red IPA." Put some spice in your life by putting some beer in your belly. And if that doesn't sound like a good time, there will be plenty of brewery patrons to hang out with. 5 to 10 p.m.
Pueblo Vida: Some good things aren't meant to last. Bid farewell to the last keg of "Resonance" at this Barrel-Aged Beer Event. There will also be an opening of fresh a round of another barrel-aged beer, "Fassweizen." 4-10 p.m.
Ermanos Craft Beer & Wine Bar: Mexican food, BBQ, and beer? It's like they rolled Tucson into a perfect little ball (minus the saguaro needles). On top of the awesome food, Ermanos is also unveiling their new Cerezo beer! 5-9 p.m.
Pueblo Vida: Releases are fun, especially if alcohol is involved. On Feb. 15, from 4-10 p.m. Pueblo Vida will have a can release of Andromeda IPA and Momentum Pale Ale. Why not end a week dedicated to the celebration of beer with not one, but two can releases?