2nd Annual Tucson Craft Beer Crawl Selling Out Fast

February 16, 2016

Hotel Congress will

Hotel Congress will one of the stops along the crawl.

by Liz Felix

If you’re looking to buy some tickets to the 2nd annual Tucson Craft Beer Crawl to see for yourself why everyone was talking about last year’s crawl, you better act fast. The inaugural Tucson Craft Beer Crawl sold out quickly and to accommodate for this year’s expected high turnout, the crawl will be featuring more venues and brewers to quench even the thirstiest of thirsts.

The Tucson Craft Beer Crawl will be wrapping up Arizona Beer Week in Tucson on February 20 from 1 pm to 5 pm and will feature eight venues total including seven Downtown Tucson spots: Hotel Congress, Pueblo Vida, Playground, Thunder Canyon Brewery, Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink, Borderlands and a beer garden on Fifth Avenue.

A ticket gets you a 5 oz sampling glass that you’ll take with you to any of the participating eight venues where you’re free to get your drink on (while savoring the delicate yet bold flavors of each sample, of course.) A VIP ticket gets you a screen printed T-shirt from the local clothing store Fed By Threads and access to an earlier session, giving you an extra hour of craft beer fun.

A Tucson hop lover, deemed the Pueblo Vida IPA "balanced," and the beer glasses are fun.

A Tucson hop lover, deemed the Pueblo Vida IPA “balanced,” and the beer glasses are fun.

While the crawl is centered around sampling the various beers Arizona has to offer, it will also give ticket holders an opportunity to check out Pueblo Vida’s newly expanded tasting room.

“We love how this event brings both brewers and venues together,” says Pueblo Vida co-owner Linette Antillon. “It’s a great celebration of the amazing craft beer community we have here in Tucson.”

A ticket also allows goers to enjoy some local brews while simultaneously helping the environment, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Watershed Management Group, which plans to use the funds to support their work to restore Tucson’s rivers.

“Water is essential for our most favorite things, from craft beer to fresh local food to our gorgeous Sonoran Desert” says WMG’s Executive Director Lisa Shipek. “We’re honored to receive proceeds from the event to support our work to restore year-round flow to Sabino and Tanque Verde Creeks.”

Purchase your tickets online if you want to save a few bucks and secure your place in the crawl. General admission is $40 (plus tax) and VIP tickets are $70 (plus tax) with prices at the door going up to $45 (GA) and $80 (VIP). Early Bird tickets are already sold out. Check in for general admission starts at 12:30 pm at the beer garden located on 5th Avenue where you’ll receive your sampling glass, wristband and map. Plan your crawl, explore and get to tasting!

For tickets and more information on the event, please visit TucsonCraftBeerCrawl.com.