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SWBN Hop Tips Mon, Jun 18, 3:33 PM (18 hours ago) to Jamie What's Up Beer Lovers?
I'm back with another round of refreshing events for you to check out as the mercury rises. There's some good fests, some dinners, some new releases and general fun all around. There's even a beer event that features beer for your dog. Yes, really. Oh, and for those in San Diego (or wanting to make the trek) there's some Stone Brewing events you better buy tickets for now before they sell out, as they always do. Check them all out below!

Check the Online Calendar for even more awesome events not listed below!


Arizona -

New Ownership, Dubina Brewing, Glendale, AZ -
For now, the name remains the same but that will probably change at some point. They have added new food items, local liquor and more guest taps. Info: www.facebook.com/DubinaBrew/

On Sale Now, Real Wild & Woody, Phoenix, AZ -
The Phoenix Convention Center will once again welcome a variety of fresh flavors and seasonal specialties poured by more than 65 of the Southwest's best craft brewers with over 350 craft beers, there is something for everyone. July 28. Info: www.realwildandwoody.com/

New Summer Hours, Phoenix Ale Taproom, Phoenix, AZ -
M-F 2-8p. S-Su Noon-6p. Info: www.facebook.com/PhoenixAleBrewery/

Now Available, SanTan Distilled Spirits, AZ -
SanTan Brewing has now become Santan Brewing+Distilling. Hand-crafted vodkas and single-malt whiskey should be available at your local stores now. Info: www.santanbrewing.com

On Sale Now, A Midsummer Night's Feast, Phoenix, AZ -
On July 13th, SunUp will host a seasonal beer dinner. Tickets appear to be flying out the door. Get them now. Info: www.facebook.com/events/947238792103629/

Now Open, H.O.P Central Brewing Co. and Taproom, Chandler, AZ -
Locally owned. Over 36 taps of domestic and imported craft beer and wine. Info: https://hopcentralbrewery.com

Now Open, Alamo Draft House, Tempe, AZ -
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Tempe features seven screens for new release movies, family and independent films, as well as the Alamo's unique signature repertory programming. Info: https://drafthouse.com/theater/tempe/info

June 21, Birds n Beer, Phoenix, AZ -
Birds 'n Beer, a free monthly educational happy hour featuring hot topics in conservation and craft beer from Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co. This month's topic is Watershed Protection After Damaging Flooding: Stories and Strategies Toward Solutions, presented by Mark Brehl from the Arizona Forest Service. Info: www.facebook.com/events/472944436472230/

June 22, Sun Fade Fun, Gilbert, AZ -
New Mexico's La Cumbre brings their new hazy IPA to The Whining Pig. Info: www.facebook.com/events/2046245755622994/

June 23, Localized, Phoenix, AZ -
Join Helio Basin for the first-ever LOCALIZED Craft Food & Beer event, pairing top local breweries and chefs with the finest fare from local boutique meat & fish purveyors. Info: www.facebook.com/events/1886679341635428/

June 23, Sun Fade Party, Phoenix, AZ -
New Mexico's La Cumbre brings their new hazy IPA to The Wandering Tortoise. Info: www.facebook.com/events/329498030913563/

June 27, Space Drafts, Tucson, AZ -
Two separate talks exploring the light and the dark of the universe at Borderlands. Info: www.facebook.com/events/2075326726017372/

June 28, Summer School Beer Education With Four Peaks, Tempe, AZ -
Info: www.facebook.com/events/127438084790055/

June 28, Modern Times Dinner, Litchfield Park, AZ -
Four courses + 5 beers at Ground Control. Limited seating. Info: www.facebook.com/events/312681912599397/

June 28, Thanksgiving in June, Phoenix, AZ -
Escape the heat on June 28th to celebrate Thanksgiving! North Mountain Brwing will be releasing their Thanksgiving Burger with a special beer tapping of Barking Pumpkin Porter! Info: www.facebook.com/events/2042593162663484/

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Arkansas -

On Sale Now, Beer/Cigar/Ice Cream pairing, Little Rock, AR -
It's a special mid-summer pairing event with West End Cigars & Loblolly Creamery! Join us on Monday, July 9 at 8:00pm for a truly unique experience. Two carefully selected cigars will be paired with a selection of handcrafted brews and artisan ice creams to enjoy on the Stone's Throw Biergarten (402 E Ninth St. Little Rock, AR). Tickets are $45 each until July 1, $55 after. Info: www.facebook.com/events/209245563023409/

June 20-22, BITE NW Arkansas, Bentonville, AR -
Foodies from all over the region are invited to taste, sip, sample and discover the best cuisine NW Arkansas has to offer at #NWAChampionship Week's fourth annual signature food festival at 8th Street Market in Downtown Bentonville. Sold out in its first three years, the event grows to THREE unique nights in 2018. Info: www.facebook.com/events/1573013329458350/

June 23, GARBF, Little Rock, AR -
The Great Arkansas Beer Festival is a celebration of the Arkansas craft beer community, as well as an opportunity for Arkansans to sample a myriad of unique, specialty beers from across the nation. Info: www.garbf.com/

June 23, Blue Canoe Family Fun Day, Little Rock, AR -
Kid and dog friendly party in the beer garden at Blue Canoe. Info: www.facebook.com/events/1081873461950325/

June 24, Argenta Community Pride Blcok Party, North Little Rock, AR -
The block party features a stage with live LOCAL music, LOCAL arts & crafts, LOCAL merchants, LOCAL food, and, of course, some great craft beer LOCALLY brewed right here in Argenta by Flyway! Info: www.facebook.com/events/156746035167623/

June 26, Hops and Hope, Little Rock, AR -
Every Tuesday in the month of June, Stone's Throw Brewing will donate $1 for each pint sold between 4 - 9 pm to CARE for Animals! Info: www.facebook.com/events/205844576881576/

June 28, NWA Ladies Beer Club Meeting, Bentonville, AR -
$1 off beers for the ALL DA LADIES! More details coming soon! Since you'll already be there, stay after the meeting for Comedy Night hosted by Bike Rack... the whole two birds one stone thing! Info: www.facebook.com/events/186635488723328/

June 30, Bentonville Anniversary, Rogers, AR -
They celebrate 3 years with live music, barbecue and and an IPA that weighs in at 10.2%. Info: www.facebook.com/events/134535630749482/

June 30, Puppy Portraits, Fayetteville, AR -
It's a puppy pop-up shop and doggy day at Fossil Cove. They're hosting pet portraits in the brewery with Melissa Brawner Photography as they raise money for the Fayetteville Animal Shelter. Info: www.facebook.com/events/1886045761693550/

July 2, Summer Beer Dinner, Fayetteville, AR -
3 course dinner at Apple Blossom. Info: www.facebook.com/events/237476347024545/

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California -

On Sale Now, Beer & Cigar Dinner, Escondido, CA -
Stone is doing another one, featuring Maui Brewing. Co. This one happens on July 18 but buy now! Info: www.stonebrewing.com/events/stone-ultimate-beer-cigar-dinner-featuring-maui-brewing-co

On Sale Now, HopCon 6.0, San Diego, CA -
Yes, Stone is doing another Hootstout Festival. July 19. Info: www.stonebrewing.com/events/hop-con-60

June 20, Battle of the Bands, Los Angeles, CA -
Eagle Rock brewery is partnering with The Hi Hat in Highland Park this year and will have an awesome line up of 10 bands comprised of musicians from some of your favorite area breweries. Save cash and buy ahead! Info: www.eaglerockbrewery.com/160/

June 23, Tony Gwynn 5.5K Run/Walk/Hike, Poway, CA -
‚ÄčAleSmith Brewing Company and the Tony and Alicia Gwynn Foundation are once again hosting a 5.5 kilometer walk/run/hike on June 23rd to pay tribute to Tony Gwynn - a hall of famer, coach, teammate, and loving neighbor. Info: www.facebook.com/events/507859689611352/

June 23, Three Weavers Brewmo Pseudo-Sumo Showdown!, Inglewood, CA -
Three Weavers is turning the parking lot into a sumo arena where brewers will face one another while wearing the big suits. Info: www.facebook.com/events/507859689611352/www.facebook.com/events/181385302559707/

June 23, OB Street Fair and Chili Cook-off, Ocean Beach, CA -
The 39th Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off Festival will offer attendees eclectic fun in the sun for all ages. Info:https://oceanbeachsandiego.com/attractions/annual-events/ob-street-fair-chili-cook

June 23, Burning Beard + Black Plague Collab Release, El Cajon, CA -
In the most unspeakable of partnerships, Black Plague and Burning Beard have teamed up to bring you Haze Macabre Imperial IPA. Info: www.facebook.com/events/2098207600453638/

June 24, Sunset at the Zoo, Santa Ana, CA -
The concerts are back starting June 24th. Buy online now. Info: http://www.santaanazoo.org/sunsets.htm

June 26, Key Lime Milkshake IPA Release Fundraiser, San Diego, CA -
Scripps Ranch's Savagewood Brewing Company is concocting a beer especially for our campaign -- a key lime milkshake IPA -- and will tap it for the first time at this release fundraiser benefiting both the Lupus Foundation of Southern California and nonprofit Random Acts. Info: www.facebook.com/events/2098485933763934/

June 26, Beerland Finale Party, Anaheim, CA -
Join Golden Road for an exclusive screening of the BEERLAND Season 3 Finale! Meet the Season 3 winner and be the first to try their winning beer before it hits stores! Info: www.facebook.com/events/879403328910949/

June 29, Tropical DNA Release, San Diego, CA -
Green Flash's new hazy, seasonal brew is brimming with flavors of ripe citrus and tropical fruit that intertwine in each succulent sip. Info: www.greenflashbrew.com

June 30, Beer Tasting For Dogs, San Diego, CA -
You read that right. Thorn will be featuring dog-safe beers and human beers so you can share the fun with your best friend. Seating is limited. Buy now. Info: http://thorn.beer/event/beer-tasting-for-dogs-their-people/

June 30, OC Food/Wine/Music and Brew Fest, Dana Point, CA -
Over 25 breweries, 20 wineries, 25 restaurants and 5 entertainment areas, the DPFWM Fest will be filled with craft brew delights and many other exciting festival entertainers. Info: www.foodwineandmusicfestival.com/

June 30, 2018 VMF-Nickel Beer VIP Charity Brew Release Party, Julian, CA -
Before the Release Party, registered participants are invited to take a guided hike with VMF Executive Director, Colleen Bradley from VMF's Volcan Mountain Nature Center to the headwaters of the San Dieguito River at Ironside Springs. Info: www.facebook.com/events/203275750182014/

June 30, San Gabriel Mountains Beer Series, Pasadena, CA -
Join Nature for All for a fun day of beer tasting with local breweries, music, food trucks, and workshops and informational booths from environmental organizations and community groups. Info: www.facebook.com/events/193718834603241/

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Nevada -

June 23, Beachwood Takeover, Las Vegas, NV -
Beachwood BBQ takes over the taps at Aces & Ales Tenaya. Info: www.facebook.com/events/629219730758412/

June 30, Minden Beer Fest, Minden, NV -
Parking lot party featuring 150+ beers on tap at Minden Meat and Deli. Info: www.facebook.com/events/398158427366580/

June 30, Brew School, Las Vegas, NV -
School is back in session at Big Dog's. Info: www.bigdogsbrews.com/events/

July 2, Craft Beer at The Shoe, Reno, NV -
All players will get 2 Brasserie Saint James cans for the course and Brasserie Saint James Beer will be on tap after play. All that and 9 holes w/cart will be included in the $30 entry fee. Sign-ups will be available 2 weeks prior to event. Info: www.facebook.com/events/311851326005194/

July 7, Swim & Sip Party at The Pond, Henderson, NV -
Get ready to dive in with samples from CraftHaus Brewery and specialty shareable drinks between 1-3 p.m. The Live DJ will keep the party going with Top 40 hits and Suite One Salon will have a braid bar and nail design activation. Reserve your cabana today by calling 702-617-7744. Cover Charges Applicable. Info: www.facebook.com/events/192466711580870/

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New Mexico -

June 23, Tour de Brewer, Santa Fe, NM -
Enjoy a guided ~15 mile group ride on the roads and trails of Santa Fe, NM at a conversational pace. Following the ride you can tour the Rowley Farmhouse Ales and taste their signature and seasonal brews. Info: www.facebook.com/events/1764206493635943/

June 27, Art Fight, Las Cruces, NM -
Family and pet friendly art fight with live painting from 5-9p at Picacho Peak Brewing. Info: www.facebook.com/events/1669047889815222/

June 27, Bath Bomb Making Party, Albuquerque, NM -
Bring your friends and enjoy an evening of drinks and food, all while making your smelly good fizzy bath bomb creation! Rio Bravo. Info: www.facebook.com/events/172484706751880/

June 28, Area Business Celebration, Rio Rancho, NM -
Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce the Area Business Celebration! They will be at Turtle Mountain Brewing Company for an afternoon of fun, food and networking! They will be giving away a ton of door prizes and ESPN Radio 101.7 The Team will be broadcasting live on location. Info: www.facebook.com/events/609818502744713/

June 28, Marble Dinner, Bernalillo, NM -
5 courses + 6 beers at Freight House Kitchen + Tap. Info: www.facebook.com/events/1890676410977967/

June 29-July 1, Pork & Brew, Rio Rancho, NM -
New Mexico's ORIGINAL Food Festival will bring together the best BBQ vendors from around the region! This three-day event featuring BBQ, local craft beer, live music and interactive family activities will be one of the biggest events of the summer. Info: www.santaanastarcenter.com/things-to-do-new-mexico.aspx

June 30, Nob Hill Summer Music Series Kickoff, Albuquerque, NM -
Tractor is shutting down the corner of Tulane and Central with some Nob Hill goodness. They'll be featuring local vendors, drinks, food, and of course some amazing free music! Info: www.facebook.com/events/169824033710380/

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Oklahoma -

June 23, Pooch Ice Cream Social, OKC, OK -
Fassler Hall will have dog ice cream and people ice cream out on the patio. Info: www.facebook.com/events/456982404738282/

June 23, Yappy Hour, Tulsa, OK -
Bring your four-legged friends down to the Dead Armadillo Brewery on Saturday, June 23 from 1-3 p.m. Info: www.facebook.com/events/168347363833107/

June 28, Pop Up Dinner & Beer Release, OKC, OK -
Stonecloud has brewed up a Jasmine Rice Lager to pair with Korean street food. Info: www.facebook.com/events/2116282691962631/

June 28, Core Pint Night, Broken Arrow, OK -
Core's ESB at Main Street Tavern. You buy the beer and keep the glass. Info: www.facebook.com/events/2020065328067244/

June 30, Beers and Boards, OKC, OK -
Board games at Anthem. Info: www.facebook.com/events/387738855043439/

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Texas -

On Sale Now, Feast of Saint Arnold, Houston, TX -
Feast of Saint Arnold is a beer dinner unlike any other event. It features four courses: fish, red meat, poultry, and pork. All are served simultaneously and family-style (or as you would expect medieval knights to be served). Fundraiser. $135. This WILL Sell Out well before the July 15th date. Info: www.saintarnold.com/feast-of-saint-arnold/

Get Tickets Now, Bike Cruise & Craft Beer Tour, Dallas, TX -
These tours are limited to 50 people and they sell out. Next tour is July 7th, starting at LUCK. Info: www.facebook.com/events/1699478383461540/

June 23, Back the Blue Party, Keller, TX -
Shannon Brewing Co is throwing a " Back the Blue" party! They will be selling wristbands for $15 that include 3 pints, take home glass, and a donation to the Peace Officers Angel Foundation from 12-7pm. Info: www.facebook.com/events/258765564682274/

June 23, Platypus Pride Party, Houston, TX -
Platypus Brewing is having a party and releasing a one-off beer, "Robert Dazzler". Info: www.facebook.com/events/196122194443942/

June 23, Blood Drive at Lazy Beach, Corpus Christi, TX -
Give a pint of blood, get a pint of beer! 3-6p. Info: www.facebook.com/events/653431858329430/

June 24, Adult Ice Cream Floats, San Antonio, TX -
$5 for a small (one scoop), $8 for a large (two scoops). Non-alcoholic options will also be available for the kids. No cover. 21+, although kids and pets are welcome under supervision. Ranger Creek. Info: www.facebook.com/events/1450414228397711/

June 26, Beer Dinner, Fort Worth, TX -
Four courses paired with Collective's brews. Info: www.prekindle.com/event/77524-collective-brewing-project-pop-up-dinner-fort-worth

June 27, Beer Dinner, Dallas, TX -
The first of four dinners at Peticolas. Info: www.prekindle.com/event/96676-community-beer-co-supper-club-series-chef-rodman-shields-dallas

June 27, Charc-Brew-Terie, Austin, TX -
Enjoy 5 Real Ale brews with recommended meat and cheese pairings for ONLY $30.85 per person at The Rotten Bunch Wine Bar + Kitchen. Info: www.facebook.com/events/2054190944843735/

June 28, Deep Ellum Brewing Party At The Yard, Frisco, TX -
Every Thursday home game, the Riders are transforming the areas beyond the outfield wall into the perfect hangout spot. Exclusively for the 21+ crowd, enjoy $1 beer, drink specials, rotating food trucks and live entertainment for only $10 in advance, add'l $5 cover charge if purchased game day. Info: www.facebook.com/events/478909802521942/

June 29, Summer Slam Fest, Austin, TX -
Wright Bros. Brew and Brew is slamming two of their previous fests together into one bash this year. Info: www.facebook.com/events/445346895913652/

June 29, Texas Golden Bock Party, Conroe, TX -
Southern Star's latest taproom offering. Info: http://southernstarbrewing.com/events/

June 30, Beer & BBQ Bites, Fredericksburg, TX -
5 delicious smoked meats with 5 fantastic beers. The pairing is $25 and seats are limited. To purchase your tickets, please visit or call the restaurant Wednesday through Sunday (830-307-9617). Info: www.facebook.com/events/1707831592587767/

June 30, Donuts & Beer, Dallas, TX -
Hypnotic Donuts at Oak Highlands. Info: www.prekindle.com/event/82222-hypnotic-donuts-and-oak-highlands-brewery-present-donut-and-beer-pairing-dallas

July 4, Bikes, Fireworks & Warren Hood, Austin, TX -
Spend the afternoon at The ABGB, listen to some tunes and then enjoy a group bike ride to watch the fireworks. Info: www.facebook.com/events/1921403371245498/

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