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Tucson Dining: Beer Dinners – Oro Valley, Downtown

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In the summer, I crave beer. Nothing is as refreshing as a glass of craft-brewed beer. Two Tucson restaurants are hosting Beer Dinners and/or a series of beer dinners. Check out Noble Hops in Oro Valley and Hotel Congress in downtown Tucson. If you are particularly flush — you can try both.

(from the press releases)

Noble Hops

TUCSON (July 12, 2013) — Join us for our popular monthly Beer Dinners. We pair four of Chef Angel’s delicious tasting dishes – infused and served – with four specialty brews from top craft breweries for an enjoyable evening of craft beer + fine fare!

Limited seating. $40 Per Person (not including tax or gratuity). Get your tickets in advance at Noble Hops. Noble Hops is located at 1335 W. Lambert Lane in Oro Valley, 520-797-4677.

Our July Beer Dinner is with Colorado ’s Left Hand Brewing Company.

Noble Hops/Left Hand Beer Dinner July 23, 6 p.m.

1st Course: Polestar Pilsner — Paired with bruschetta with pesto whipped chevre and tomato compote topped with chilled rosemary shrimp

2nd Course: Sawtooth Amber (Nitro) – Paired with Jamaican jerk pork and chicken wings with a shaved celery salad tossed in blue cheese vinaigrette

3rd Course: Twin Sisters Double IPA – Paired with bison burger grilled to perfection with Dublin Irish cheddar, peppered arugula and marinated heirloom tomatoes

4th Course: Black Jack Porter – Paired with delicious homemade coffee cake topped with brown sugar crumbles


Summer Beer Series at Hotel Congress

“Most Interesting Beer Dinner in the World”

TUCSON, ARIZ (July 5, 2013) –  Beer lovers: prepare your taste buds for the “most interesting” beer dinner in the world!

We can’t promise an action-packed evening with high speed chases and boat explosions (as one might expect from the dinner’s name), but guests can be assured that Beverage Director/Sommelier has scoured high and low to present beers from around the globe with the most tantalizing tastes and flavors.

These exquisitely interesting beers are paired with equally intriguing creations by Cup Café chefs.

The “Most Interesting Beer Dinner is on Saturday, July 27 at 6:30 pm.  Price is $50, tax and gratuity additional.  Tickets are available online via  (some fees may apply) or by calling the hotel front desk (622-8848). 

Amuse Bouche
Lemon Crab in Puff Pastry, Blackberry Bearnaise
Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen

First Course
Peppered Ostrich Carpaccio with Capers, Roasted Pepper Relish, Olive Oil, Grilled Baguette
Dogfish Head 90 Minute India Pale Ale

Second Course
Warm Orzo, Braised Fennel Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts, Pancetta, Basil, Grilled Peaches, Bacon Vinaigrette
Anchorage Brewing AK Alive Barrel Fermented Wild Ale

Third Course
Ginger and Soy Flank Steak, Onion Confit, Grilled Summer Squash and Lemon Herb Yukon Gold Potatoes
Ayinger “Celebrator” Dopplebock

Fourth Course
Warm Fig and Pear Napoleon, Brie Caramel Sauce, Blackberries, Nutmeg Whipped Cream
Samuel Smith’s Organic Dark Chocolate Stout

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

July 6 – NAFTA Beers
July 13 – New Arizona Craft Beers
July 20 –B United Family of Beers
July 27 – The Most Interesting Beer Dinner in the World

August 3 – Cider Tasting with Vermont Hard Cider Company
August 10 – Samuel Adams Family of Beers
August 17 – Beers of Eastern Europe presented by Silesia Imports
August 24 – Arizona Beer Dinner

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