Festival Preview: AZ: 2/5 – 2/10 Deschutes Brewery comes to Flagstaff, AZ

Despite the header on the stationery, this website is about promoting craft beer in the Northwest. This doesn’t mean we don’t promote the breweries in the Northwest. It just means we recognize that not everyone wants to drink a Boundary Bay IPA, Deschutes Black Butte, Bitch Creek Bitter. But wouldn’t that be awesome if you could find them all in one location? But we digress.

The fact is breweries expand. It’s a positive fact of economics. People want your beer that you make and when you can’t keep up with the orders you make more. But eventually you reach critical mass with your local beer customers. Eventually some upstart brewery, that no one has heard of, replaces you on the draft line. It happens.

So what do you do? You branch out and remind new people that different beer is coming to your town. Which is what Deschutes is doing again when their Base Camp For Beer rolls into Arizona.

More to the point the Base Camp crew and Woody will be stopping by Flagstaff to promote the virtues of a Red Chair, Black Butte, or The Abyss.

Dates are from Tuesday February 5th thru Sunday February 10th.

More about Base Camp ‘Flagstaff’.

Deschutes Brewery brings its Base Camp For Beer Fanatics campaign to Flagstaff, Arizona for an amazing series of specialty beer tastings, beer and food pairings, and appearances by Woody , the giant beer barrel on wheels. Deschutes brewers, ambassadors and fanatics will be on hand to provide some in-the-trenches insight into our courageously crafted brews.

What is Base Camp you may ask? It’s a place where Deschutes Brewery offers beer fanatics a spot to “pitch a tent” of sorts – and find their footing with the cornerstone of Mirror Pond Pale Ale . Deschutes Brewery Base Camp is a celebration of Mirror Pond’s easy-drinking goodness, along with many more of the brewery’s passion-heavy, pioneering brews. The Deschutes Brewery team is traveling around to cities all over the west, providing passionate fans with a seriously fun exploration of beer.  Make the trek to Base Camp.  It all begins here…

Check the event list below for Woody’s appearance schedule or visit www.DBWoody.com . Also, be sure to follow him on Twitter: @dbwoody.

You can also chime in and listen to the Base Camp chatter on Twitter using #BeerBaseCamp and by following @DeschutesBeer.

Tuesday February 5th, 2013 6pm - 9pm

Hats off to Homebrewers at Mother Road Brewing Company $15 cover
7 South Mikes Pike Flagstaff, AZ

Attention homebrewers…come hone your craft with the gang from Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery and local favorites Mother Road Brewing Company. The Deschutes crew, including one of its brewers, Casey Carhart, is heading to Flagstaff for Base Camp For Beer Fanatics Week. They will give away complimentary brewing supplies including clone recipe booklets and bags of hops to use in your next homebrew. Deschutes’ Carhart and Mother Road’s Urs Rinerwill brew a collaborative recipe live during the event (a concoction they’ve been working on together remotely for weeks). Both will also be available for a formal Q & A session, moderated by a member of the Mountain Top Mashers homebrew club. Take advantage of this opportunity to uncover some mysteries! Try something new in your next homebrew. $15 gets you some great food, 6 beer samples and a half pint, plus access to the live brewing show! Hope to see you here!

Wednesday February 6th, 2013

6:30pm – 8:30pm Women & Craft Beer at Hops On Birch $10 cover
22 East Birch Ave. Suite 2 Flagstaff, AZ

At Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery, they know the time is always right for ladies night. That’s why they’re throwing a party just for women who love beer (and for the men who love women who love beer). Four locally produced Katrin Biemann chocolate truffle samples will be deliciously paired with four beers: Obsidian Stout (Nitro), Mirror Pond Pale Ale , Chainbreaker White IPA and Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale (Nitro). Sample flights of chocolate and beer are only $10, plus you can talk chocolate and chocolate making with Katrin’s assistant, Britta Anable, and beer with the folks from Deschutes. Live music with Lizzy Murphy rounds out the evening. Can’t go wrong!

7pm – 9pm Deschutes Brewery’s Meet the Brewer at Pay N Take
12 West Aspen Avenue Flagstaff, AZ

Deschutes Brewery is totally taking over the taps at Pay ‘N Take downtown market. Brewer Casey Carhart will be present to talk about beer and brewing – the perfect way to spend a Wednesday evening! Ride your bike down for the event and get two raffle tickets for a chance to win a Deschutes Brewery bike jersey. If you don’t feel like pedaling, you can still get a raffle ticket just by having a pint – which, let’s face it, you’re going to do anyway. Sample some beers like Mirror Pond Pale Ale , Black Butte Porter , Chainbreaker White IPA , and one or two very limited release beers you won’t find anywhere else.

Thursday February 7th 2013

6pm – 8:30pm Deschutes Brewery Build Your Own Beer Dinner at The Seasoned Kitchen $25
106 North San Francisco St., Flagstaff, AZ Call The Seasoned Kitchen for tickets at (928) 213-5942 .

Join Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery and local chef Scott Heinonen of The Tinderbox Kitchen for an artfully designed, beer-dinner-how-to class. Not only do you get to try some tasty food paired with beers from Deschutes Brewery at this special event, but you’ll discover how to design your own beer dinner to try out on unsuspecting guests at your home. Deschutes Brewery brewer Casey Carhart and Northern Arizona University’s associate professor Wally Rande will be on hand to answer all your burning questions.  Space is limited to only 20 guests….reserve your spot now! $25 includes beer samples, small plates and some souvenirs.

9pm-close Let’s Boogie! at The Green Room
15 North Agassiz Street Flagstaff, AZ

Sample a beer, dance around! It’s easy to get down when you’re dancing your pants off to the sounds from funk/soul maestros the Monophonics. Party alongside the folks from Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery – they’re in Flagstaff celebrating all things craft beer with Base Camp for Beer Fanatics. In between live music sets, they’ll be sharing samples of beers like Mirror Pond Pale Ale , Black Butte Porter , and Chainbreaker White IPA , Red Chair NWPA , and Hop Henge Experimental IPA with  everyone in the room.

Friday February 8th, 2013 8pm - 10pm

Beer-lesque: Tastings and Tassels at Mia’s Lounge
26 South San Francisco Street Flagstaff, AZ

What’s better than an evening full of craft beer from Deschutes Brewery? An evening full of craft beer coupled with the antics of Naughty Pierre and his troupe of lovely ladies, plus death-defying feats like sword swallowing. Visitors will attempt some less deadly feats like tasting samples of beer from the iconic Oregon brewery such as Mirror Pond Pale Ale , Black Butte Porter , Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale and The Abyss 2012 . This evening of unforgettable fun is completely free! Show starts at 8 pm, and includes a full-length burlesque show and four beer samples!

Saturday February 9th, 2013

All Day Snowbowl’s 75th Anniversary Shindig at Arizona Snowbowl with Woody
9300 North Snowbowl Road, Flagstaff, AZ

It’s the Arizona Snowbowl’s 75th Anniversary and Deschutes Brewery is helping celebrate with Woody, its giant traveling beer barrel! During the day on Saturday and Sunday, hang out with Woody and enjoy food and beer specials with brews like Mirror Pond Pale Ale , Black Butte Porter , Chainbreaker White IPA , Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale and Inversion IPA . When you aren’t partaking, gather up some friends in a scavenger hunt for the Golden Growler – there will be prizes for time, accuracy, costumes and spirit, so get creative! Teams can register by emailing Joey Pleich at jpleich@deschutesbrewery.com . Come on up and play with us in the snow!

4:30pm – Close Kahtoola Races and Après Ski Party at Arizona Snowbowl with Woody
9300 North Snowbowl Road, Flagstaff, AZ

Deschutes Brewery is helping celebrate the 6th Annual Kahtoola Agassiz Uphill race, which benefits Camp Colton’s environmental educational programs for Flagstaff youth. Participants ski, run and scramble up Agassiz Peak and then head back down for a lodge patio party with live music, awards, food and general good fun! Non-racers can watch their friends struggle up the peak while enjoying a beer (like Mirror Pond Pale Ale or Black Butte Porter ) with Deschutes’ giant traveling beer barrel, Woody.

7pm - Close Hot Tub Time Machine Costume Party at Altitudes Bar & Grill
9300 North Snowbowl Road, Flagstaff, AZ

Ready to go back in time with Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery? While this particular journey may not be courtesy of a time-shifting hot tub, we will be giving out prizes for the best 80’s ski wear (we know you still have some)! Luckily, we won’t be going back in time far enough to miss out on some of the spectacular beers that have been developed over the last couple decades like Mirror Pond Pale Ale , Black Butte Porter , Chainbreaker White IPA and Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale . Live music with the Delta Blues Band will round out the evening. So get those neon colored ski bibs out and come share a toast for the final party of Deschutes Brewery’s Base Camp for Beer Fanatics in Flagstaff.

Cheers

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