Tour De Fat-2009

October 11th, 2009 | Filed Under: Festival | No Comments | Tags: , ,

Once again New Belgium Brewery brought the circus to town with Tour De Fat. A festival of bikes and beers. The weather could not have been nicer for the bike parade taking place around Tempe Beach Park and the outlining neighborhoods. For traditional purposes, a quick stop at Casey Moore’s Pub for a bite and a brew before getting to the festival was in order. Once we got there we were all surprised by the long lines to get beers. I’d have to say that’s where most of our time was spent. The entertainment was great though and there were plenty of cool bikes to check out. After a while we felt the need to escape the heat and hit up some of the local places to eat and drink. Can’t wait for this event next year as it is always a great time.

Ghouls Night Out 2009

October 4th, 2009 | Filed Under: Car Show -Party | No Comments | Tags:

The Ghouls Car Club put on another great show this year. With a not too long, not too short drive out to Yuma from Phoenix, all the cars from the Sinners and Los Wiños did great. Once we got there and had a Lute’s “Special” we were all ready for a full day of boozing and looking at cars. The show this year took place at the same park as last year and plenty of cars of all different types showed up. Ten bucks got you as much beer/soda/energy drinks you could drink and as much hamburgers/hot dogs you could eat! The hotel was within stumbling distance as well as The Pub where the after-party was held. I know I had a great time and remembered almost everything. As far as I know everyone else felt the same. A big thanks goes out to The Ghouls Car Club for their hospitality as always. They also showed their appreciation by presenting us with a plaque. This is probably the coolest thing ever!

The Great Tucson Beer Festival

September 20th, 2009 | Filed Under: Festival | No Comments | Tags: , ,

“…The Great Tucson Beer Festival is held every fall in central Tucson at Hi Corbett Field, 3400 E. Camino Campestre. The cooler autumn evenings are just perfect for a get together with friends to taste a wide variety and styles of beer brought to you by brewers and breweries from around the Southwest.” -AZBEER.COM

Yeah, they were right. This is what all Arizona (if not all) beerfests should be like. Out of the 3 beerfests put on by AZBEER.COM, The Great Tucson Beer Festival was probably the most worth the money. Not only could you sample over 100 beers, but there were over 30 FOOD samples included as well. They came from local restaurants and chains alike and they were all delicious. Also being at night offered a much cooler experience ( no offense to the Flaggstaff BeerFest) in this vast Arizona desert. The venue was also great as there was plenty of room to walk around, hang out and check out all the games and music.

Now that I’ve been to all 3 beerfests by this organization I can finally name a favorite.  Let’s make a chart for comparison:

Tempe

  • Light Rail to and fro
  • Takes place at the end of spring
  • Nice view of Tempe Town Lake
  • Other places to party at after the festivities are over

Flagstaff

  • Nice “get out of town but not too far” drive
  • Takes place in the middle of summer but isn’t too bad
  • Awesome views of the more greener Arizona landscape
  • Great row of bars/restaurants to check out after the festivities

Tucson

  • Again, not that far of a drive
  • Middle of summer but at night when it’s decent
  • Free food!!!!
  • Lots of roaming area
  • Bars to check out afterward

I’m gonna have to go with…Tucson! Eventually I would like to see all the beerfests have free food. Also amongst my colleagues it was determined that night time is the way to go. My thanks goes out to AZBEER.COM for putting on such great events and as always I look forward to going to more in the future!

Sinners Anniversary Show

September 15th, 2009 | Filed Under: Car Show -Party | No Comments | Tags: , ,

Show your support and come party with The Sinners!……. Drive your hot rod!Sinners Anniversary Show

Made In The Shade-Flagstaff Beerfest

June 23rd, 2009 | Filed Under: Festival | No Comments | Tags: , , ,

The Weather could not have been more perfect to stand around and drink beer in. That’s why they call it Made In The Shade my friends. With over 50 breweries from around the Southwest and West Coast, we were busy throwing tickets at every booth in a hurry to sample them all. I don’t think I found one favorite, maybe ten favorites…but sadly I don’t remember them all (I wonder why). Black Flag Imperial is on the list, Mogollon Brewing Company’s Stout was great and Boiler Room Brew Pub’s Blueberry Ale was a winner with the ladies. Of course the greats like Ska Brewing, Sierra Nevada and Stone Brewing Company were there to provide the taste of familiar favorites as well. I can’t wait until The GreatTucson Beer Festival so I can choose my favorite out of the 3 in the state put on by AZBEER.COM, but so far Made In The Shade is at the top. Stay tuned to our Photo Gallery to check out pics from the event!

Scottsdale Culinary Festival-Southwest Festival of Beers

April 19th, 2009 | Filed Under: Festival | No Comments | Tags: , , ,

Say Brah, do you like fake tans, fake tits, and fake tats? Then you’ll love The Great Arizona Picnic at the Scottsdale Culinary Festival! Dude I thought it was gonna be a total bummer after paying 10 bucks to get in and stand there doing nothing, then stand in line to pay 20 bucks for drink/food tickets, then stand in line again to pay 10 bucks just to get into The Southwest Festival of Beers section. After standing in all the lines and finally getting into the beer section I found where I needed to be the rest of the time. “A spectacular Beer Garden featuring more than 200 specialty beers. Food, fun and special musical entertainment featured on the stage!” – Scottsdaleculinaryfestival.org
All the regulars from around town were there like Papago Brewery, SanTan Brewery, and Four Peaks. Then there were the greats like New Belgium, Stone, and Sierra Nevada. Even the girls found stuff they liked to drink.
The food part was EH and the cover bands were EH but this blog is all about the booze and that part was more than satisfactory. I’m sure eventually you’ll be able to check out pictures on “THE DIRTY” for the fake tans, tits and tattoo shirts, but I can’t guarantee anything!

The Great Arizona Beer Festival

March 7th, 2009 | Filed Under: Festival | No Comments | Tags: , ,

The Festival features tastes of more than 100 specialty and micro brewed beers, live music, games and fun for people age 21 and over. -azbeer.com With over 200 brews to try, where do you start? Tempe Beach Park on a perfect day is a great place. With the new Light Rail as our DD, Wiño Hammer and I along with our ladies had no complaints. I couldn’t pick a favorite out of the bunch, but Reaper Stout was definitely near the top of the list. Visit their site for more info and the upcoming festival in Flaggstaff taken care of by the same people.

AZBEER.COM

Sister Cities Worldfest 2009-World of Beers

February 28th, 2009 | Filed Under: Festival -Uncategorized | No Comments | Tags: , ,

51 Beers, 4 Ciders, 2 Sodas…Need I say more? The ability to buy “samples” of different beers from around the world was not something to take lightly. Especially if the 4 oz “sample” was good. There were 3 trucks lined with beer taps. Light(?), Medium, Dark (mmm). Unfortunately the Black Flag Imperial Stout was all gone by the time I got there. It was free to get in to the festival and beer tickets were $1 a piece. With most beers being 6+% , 4 oz a ticket was enough to get me feeling good. The food and entertainment was fantastic. I can’t wait until next year’s.