Beer Tastings at Hotel Congress are Back in Time for Summer

May 7, 2013

SummerBeerTastings-web2There’s nothing like a tall cold one on a hot summer day! Starting this May, the summer beer tastings and dinners at Hotel Congress are back by popular demand. Last summer, Hotel Congress answered to sold out crowds of beer-lovers, who tasted brews and noshed on substantial snacks from Cup Café. This year’s summer schedule kicks off on May 18, with a tasting of sour beers led by Bruce Jacobs of Pitcher of Nectar distributors.

Tastings are every Saturday at 5pm in the Club. The $20 fee covers samples of 5-6 beers, food, and one on one time with guest presenters and Hotel Congress Beverage Director David Torkko.

Starting in June, the last Saturday of the month will feature a beer dinner with at least four courses paired with brews for $50/person (tax and gratuity additional). Guests can buy a package of four tastings of their choice at a discounted price of $75. Tastings are limited to 48 people. For reservations, call Hotel Congress front desk at (520) 622-8848.

Beer Tasting Schedule is as follows (themes are subject to change – check the website for the latest updates):


May 18 -Pitcher of Nectar Sour Beer Tasting with Bruce Jacobs

May 25 – Beers of Ayinger  (Germany)


June 1 – Weihenstephaner (Germany)

June 8 – Samuel Smith’s (England)

June 15 – Maui Brewing Company (Hawaii)

June 22 – Arizona Beers

June 29 – Beer Dinner with Merchant du Vin Selections


July 6 – NAFTA Beers

July 13 – TBA

July 20 – Low Brau

July 27 – The Most Interesting Beer Dinner in the World (Mexican Beers)


August 3 – Cider Tasting with Vermont Hard Cider Company

August 10 – Cerveza Cucapa

August 17 – Beers of Eastern Europe

August 24 – Arizona Beer Dinner