World of Beer Arizona Locations Set for Tap Takeovers

Gilbert, AZ — Arizona craft beer lovers, get ready to quench your thirst with the largest tap takeover Arizona has ever seen! World of Beer (WOB) Tempe, Gilbert and Tucson locations will be hosting events throughout Arizona Craft Beer Week,February 15-22, 2014. Admission is free at all events and open to the public, ages 21 and up.

“The craft beer community is thriving in Arizona, and we are so excited to have this opportunity to showcase everything that some our favorite local breweries have to offer,” said JP Watts, WOB Arizona Craft Beer Buyer. “Arizona Craft Beer Week is going to be a blast with events every day, live music, and great beer!”

The Arizona events are scheduled for the week of February 15-22. Specific event information is listed below, and further details can be found online at www.wobusa.com. WOB Gilbert is at 2224 E Williams Field Road in Gilbert; WOB Tempe can be found at 526 Mill Ave in Tempe. And WOB Tucson is located at 350 E. Congress Street, in Tucson.

The highlight of WOB’s Arizona Craft Beer Week events will be Arizona’s largest tap takeover, ever, featuring more than 80 Sierra Nevada beers on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from noon — 6 p.m. at World of Beer Gilbert.

Here’s the full lineup for all three Arizona WOB locations:

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Tucson — Four Peaks Brewing Company spotlight featuring Double Knot, Hopsquatch, and Barrel-aged Kilt Lifter.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Tempe Four Peaks Brewing Company spotlight featuring Double Knot, Hopsquatch, and Barrel-aged Kilt Lifter.

Tucson — Dragoon Brewing Company spotlight featuring a variety of local flavors.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17

All Locations — Dogfish Head A-HOP-eclipse featuring 60 Minute, 90 Minute, Sixty-One, Indian Brown, Burton Baton, Aprihop, Hellhound and 120 Minute IPA.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Gilbert — Green Flash Brewing spotlight with brewer Chuck Silva and featuring Palte Wrecker, Serrano Chili Double Stout, Candela Rye Barleywine 2012, Belgian Brown, East Village Pilsner, 30th Street Pale Ale, Black IPA and more.

Tempe — Goose Island spotlight featuring Bourbon County Stout, Bourbon County Barley Wine, Lolita and more.

Tucson — Deschutes Brewing spotlight featuring Abyss, Black Butte 25, a Great Lakes Brewing collaboration class of ’88 smoked porter, a Goose Island collaboration class of ’88 Belgian ale and a meet and greet with the brewer, Abe.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19

Gilbert — Deschutes Brewing spotlight featuring Abyss, Black Butte 25, a Great Lakes Brewing collaboration class of ’88 smoked porter, a Goose Island collaboration class of ’88 Belgian ale and more.

Tempe & Tucson — Oskar Blues CAN’d Aid Foundation fundraiser and spotlight benefiting the Colorado Flood Relief Fund. Beer list includes Oskar Blues core beers as well as a variety of Ten Fidy beers including nitro, rum barrel aged and whiskey barrel aged.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20

Gilbert & Tucson — A Night of Lunacy: Mudshark Brewing Lunacy spotlight featuring eight varieties of Lunacy.

Tempe — Barrel Aged tap takeover featuring more than 50 barrel-aged beers.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21

Gilbert — Rouge Ales spotlight introduces Rouge spirits to WOB’s craft cocktail menu.

Tempe — Deschutes Brewing spotlight featuring Abyss, Black Butte 25, a Great Lakes Brewing collaboration class of ’88 smoked porter, a Goose Island collaboration class of ’88 Belgian ale and a meet and greet with the brewer, Abe.

Tucson — Odell Brewing Luao and spotlight featuring a variety of Odell beers as well as a special brew called Odell Luau a wheat beer brewed by WOB staff, JP Watts and Zach Fowle in collaboration with Odell Brewing described as a Cr├¿me Brullee Stout.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Gilbert — Sierra Nevada tap takeover, noon — 6 p.m. More than 80 beers tapped!

Tempe — A Night of Lunacy: Mudshark Brewing Lunacy spotlight featuring eight varieties of Lunacy.

Tucson — Firestone Walker spotlight featuring Agrestic Ale, 17th Anniversary, Velvet Merkin, Sucaba and more.

For more details on each day be sure to “like” each location’s Facebook page, then click on events. WOB Gilbert:www.facebook.com/wobgilbert, WOB Tempe: www.facebook.com/wobtempe and WOB Tucson:www.facebook.com/wobtucsonaz. For more information about World of Beer and to find a location near you, visitwww.wobusa.com.

About World of Beer

The first World of Beer location opened in Tampa, Florida in 2007. Since then, the phenomenon of the “WOB Culture” has swept the nation with dozens of locally owned locations opening up in states across the country. In 2012, the first Arizona location opened its doors on Mill Ave in Tempe. Since opening, World of Beer Tempe has offered more than 1,500 different beers to its loyal patrons and growing fan base. Additionally, World of Beer Tucson opened in October, 2013 and World of Beer Gilbert opened in December 2013, both have been well received by the craft beer community and local college crowd.

World of Beer offers more than 500 different beers and over 60 taps, beer-centric events, tavern fair, live music and good times. World of Beer Gilbert, Tempe and Tucson are open daily from 11 a.m. — 2 a.m. “Like” each World of Beer location on Facebook to stay in the loop on upcoming special events.

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