Love this idea! Thirteen local craft breweries are coming together Thursday September 29 with specially crafted beers infused with chiles, chiltepin, chocolate (Hershey Bars!), mesquite and more for a special tasting that benefits four fab Tucson charities — Desert Harvesters, Native Seeds/SEARCH, Iskashitaa Refugee Network, and Trees for Tucson. This is a yearlong collaboration with Edible Baja Arizona.
The cost is $15 for 13 samples and all the money raised goes to the above.
It all flows at Barrio Brewing Company is at 800 East 16th Street from 6 to 8 pm, just east of Armory Park.
Here are a few of my favorite descriptions:
Green Feet Brewing
Beer: KIKR Brown Ale
Special ingredients: Hatch chiles and cacao nibs
Notes: We took our Tango Down Brown Ale and infused it with Hatch chiles and cacao nibs.
Public Brew House
Style: Whiskey Del Bac Barrel aged stout
Special Ingredients: Chiltepin, local carob, local mesquite
Sentinel Peak Brewing Company
Beer: Sentinel Peak Chile Chocolate Porter
Special ingredients: Desert Doppler Porter, Hershey’s Chocolate, roasted Jalapeno, Anaheim, Serrano, Habanero, and Ghost chiles.
Notes: Using our Doppler Porter as a base beer grain bill, we added several Hershey’s Chocolate bars and a variety of roasted peppers. Its heat is intense, but it mellows out with the smoothness of chocolate and the roasted pepper flavor comes through. Not for the heat-challenged palate. You were warned!