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Hello Beer Lovers!
What's going on with this weather? Rain, sun, rain, heat...I can't keep up with all the weeds it's producing! And then, in the middle of it, we had a tiny bit of frost that killed half my tomato plants. Thankfully, we have beer to turn to! That's where HopTips comes in...to let you know about all the cool events where you can grab a cold one and relax, or dance the night away. I've found some Saint Patrick's related stuff, and some others for you to check out. This will probably be the last short HopTips before the spring fever is in the air and the craft beer extravaganzas commence!

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

Arizona -

Now Open, Hangar 24 Craft Brewery & Grill, Lake Havasu City, AZ -
Hangar 24 is open in Havasu! Info: www.facebook.com/Hangar24Havasu/

March 4, Downtown Brew Fest, Mesa AZ -
From 2-6pm Macdonald Street, south of Main Street, will be filled with local Arizona breweries and eateries, live music and festival vendors from around the valley! Contests, free Brewfest swag and games will be offered throughout the day. Info: www.downtownmesa.com/brewfest/

March 5, Beer vs. Wine Dinner, Prescott, AZ -
Raven Cafe presents a 6 course pairing of Freak'N brews vs. Chateau Tumbleweed wine. Info: www.facebook.com/events/257366734715862/

March 8, Stein Painting, Phoenix, AZ -
Sun UP will provide Beer Steins, Glazes, Brushes, Stencils, Pallets, and Clean Aprons to Borrow. The steins will be fired at a separate location and returned to Sun Up on the evening of March 16th, 2017. $25 per person. Info: www.facebook.com/events/1832874613654462/

March 11, Spring Break Silent Disco, Flagstaff, AZ -
Beer and boogie go down at Dark Sky. Info: www.facebook.com/events/393648580987736/

March 16, Beer & Birds, Phoenix, AZ -
The Arizona Audubon Society. Happy hour with beer and wine, snacks, and an educational presentation about birds, wildlife, or conservation. Info: http://riosalado.audubon.org/events/birds-n-beer-13

March 17, Shamrockfest, Chandler, AZ -
Murphy's Pub is throwing a party for about 12,000 people! Info: http://holyshamrocks.com/

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Arkansas -

March 4, New Province Anniversary, Rogers, AR -
New Province celebrates their 1st Anniversary with live music, food truck and more! Info: www.facebook.com/events/145087589309968/

March 6, Guinness Beer Dinner, Little Rock, AR -
BJ's restaurants and Brewhouse. Call for details. Info: www.facebook.com/BJsRestaurantBrewhouseShacklefordCrossing/

March 10, Popup Dinner, Springdale, AR -
Big Sexy Food presents a sexy five-course meal featuring different beers from Core Brewing. Tickets can be purchased online. Info: www.bigsexyfood.com/popup.html

March 10, Beer Release, Fayetteville, AR -
Fossil Cove celebrates the return of Hoppy Wheat, with live music from High Lonesome, food from The Container Kitchen and plenty of Hoppy Wheat to go around. Info: www.facebook.com/events/229204067543195/

March 11, Beer & Bagel Race, AR -
Run 4ish miles through nature, eat bagels, drink beer, listen to music! $60 registration ends March 8. Info: www.beerandbagel.com/bbarkansas

March 11, Block Party, Little Rock, AR -
Come Rock The Block With the 3rd Street Merchants Association at the 7th Annual Block Party! Info: www.facebook.com/events/1939999366221308/

March 11, Argenta Irish Festival, North Little Rock, AR -
Party following the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in the Argenta Arts District. "Dancing at the Crossroads" will take place on the grandstand following the Parade. This event will feature musical performances by marching pipe & drum bands and traditional Irish dance performances by the McCafferty School of Irish Dance and the O'Donovan School of Irish Dance. Info: www.northlittlerock.org/calendar_detail/1350

March 17, Pub Crawl, Rogers, AR -
The 3rd annual St. Patrick's Pub Crawl starts at The Grand. Info: www.facebook.com/events/1306368139419873/

March 17, Celtic Crawl, Bentonville, AR -
Make your way through the Bentonville Art District to enter drawings, win prizes, enjoy drink discounts and learn about upcoming DBI events! Info: www.facebook.com/events/269400476821940/

March 17, St. Patrick's Day, Bentonville, AR -
Redheaded Stranger returns to Bentonville Brewing. Info: www.facebook.com/events/1813507205584144/

March 23, 5 Beers 5 Bites, Little Rock, AR -
The Southern Gourmasian and Stone's Throw do it again. Info: www.facebook.com/events/249848368759850/

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California -

Now-While Supplies Last, Ladyface Growler Recall, Agoura Hills, CA -
Ladyface Ale noticed that there is a defect with the labeling of their Anniversary Growlers. There is no health risk, but you can exchange yours for a re-printed one. Contact them for details. Info: www.facebook.com/LadyfaceAleCo/

March 4, Noble Anniversary, Anaheim, CA -
Noble Ale Works is turning 6. Parking will be limited, and tickets will not be available at the door. Buy in advance! Info: www.facebook.com/events/1272525999506483/

March 5, Stone IPA MAdness, Escondido, CA -
The name tells you all you need to know. Info: www.stonebrewing.com/events/stone-ipa-madness-festival-hops

March 8, Fremont Launch, San Diego, CA -
Hamilton's welcomes Fremont Brewing of Seattle, distribution to San Diego. Info: http://hamiltonstavern.com/events/

March 9, Sibling Rivalry Taste Off, Woodland hills, CA -
Jeppe v. Mikkel-- who will win?! Green Jug is pitting style versus style of each brewer in a three-round face-off to find out who is the best Bjergso. Info: www.facebook.com/events/607173256135306/

March 9, Scientists in Bars, San Diego, CA -
50 scientists will be at 25 different bars. Stop in for a beer, and ask them anything. Info: www.facebook.com/events/1123382347808046/

March 11, Firkfest, Anaheim, CA -
Firkfest Caskaway Tiki Beer Festival. 30 Breweries, 50 casks, 4 hours, unlimited pours. Info: www.firkfest.com/

March 11, 614 Release, San Diego, CA -
Taylor Guitars and Karl Strauss have teamed up to create a beer that celebrates the best of both industries. Info: www.facebook.com/events/1671337349833692/

March 13, Beer Dinner Tickets Maybe, San Diego, CA -
If O'Brien's Pub has any seats available for their special dinner on the 26th, they will go on sale at the pub in the morning. Don't delay. Info: www.obrienspub.net

March 25, Beer Garden, Santa Barbara, CA -
Explore the natural beauty of the Botanic Garden while enjoying music, food, and one-of-a-kind beers uniquely paired with locations throughout the 78 acres of California native plant displays and historic landmarks. Info: www.facebook.com/events/239292993143052/

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Nevada -

March 4, Brews and Ques, Henderson, NV -
100% Nevada Beers, Collaboration Brews, Specialty Beer Releases, Local BBQ Vendors, Vegetarian Food Options and Cornhole Tournaments! Info: http://brewsnques.com

March 17-24, Stout Week, Sparks & Reno, NV -
St. Patrick's Day will kick off the annual event with $3 pints all day of McClary's Irish Red, Outlaw Milk Stout, and nitro Outlaw Milk Stout. Info: www.greatbasinbrewingco.com/site/

March 18, Brew's Best, Las Vegas, NV -
Brew's Best Beer Festival is the longest running open-air beer festival in the area, started in June of 2007 and now the first beer, wine, or, spirit tasting at Downtown Summerlin. Info: http://brewsbestlv.com/wp/

March 25, Boulder City Beerfest, Boulder City, NV -
This year's "BCBF" is planned for 2100 beer lovers and guests to enjoy a great variety of craft beers from 30 brewery tents, menu items from 8 food trucks, and "beer centric" specialty vendors all on site to make this a fantastic day! Info: http://bouldercitybeerfestival.com/

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New Mexico -

March 4, Wallert Mud & Brew Fest, Albuquerque, NM -
Bike rodeo, food trucks, multiple live bands and mud wrestling. Raising funds for Jeremy Dale and his wife Lauren Wallaert who were hit while on their motorcycle. Rio Bravo. Info: www.facebook.com/events/372422833139367/

March 4, Cask Ale Festival, Albuquerque, NM -
All your favorite brewers will be on hand at La Cumbre for a mass-tapping at that time. $25 gets you a sample of from all 12 of the firkins on the bar-top, a pint of your favorite, and a limited edition La Cumbre Cask Ale Festival sticker. Info: www.facebook.com/events/1843947559212045/

March 10, Big Toast at Sipapu, Vadito, NM -
Santa Fe Brewing hits the slopes today. Info: www.facebook.com/events/1709674465990857/

March 11, Skiesta, Pajarito Mountain, NM -
Santa Fe Brewing hits the slopes today. Info: www.facebook.com/events/647338668782784/

March 18, St. Patrick's Day Celebration, Moriarty, NM -
Get to Sierra Blanca for a party. $10.00 Cover includes Traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage Meal. Live music with Dirty Modine, Irish dancers and juggling entertainment. Bring the kids to enjoy the jumpers in the Kids Zone. Kids under 12 can enjoy a free hot dog and chips! Info: www.facebook.com/events/2203518613207565/

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Oklahoma -

March 11, Brewery Release, Krebs, OK -
Prairie Artisan releases two beers today. Info: www.facebook.com/events/1915008288719589/

March 14, Tallgrass Takeover, Tulsa, OK -
Tallgrass commandeers the taps at The Fur Shop. Info: www.facebook.com/events/817110515110197/

March 17, St. Patrick's Day, Multiple Locations, OK -
You know McNellie's pubs are celebrating! Info: www.mcnellies.com

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Texas -

Enter Now, Lunar Rendezbrew 24, Houston, TX -
Home brewers, get your entries in before March 24th! Info: http://rendezbrew.brewcomp.com/

Spring, Celis Re-Opens, Austin, TX -
Celis Brewery is re-opening. Born in Belgium, brewed in Austin. Look for it soon. Info: www.facebook.com/CelisBeers/

Coming Up, Bluebonnet Brew-Off, Irving, TX -
The 31st annual Bluebonnet is March 24-25, Deadline for entries has closed. You have until March 17 to get reduced admission prices. Info: www.bluebonnetbrewoff.org/

March 8, Girls Pint Out, Houston, TX -
Girls Pint Out is back! Ladies, join Saint Arnold for an evening of fun and special beer. Brewer Katie and Scientist Jessie will be there to hang out and give behind-the-scenes tours. Info: www.saintarnold.com/mardi-gras-beer-dinner/

March 11, Crawfish Boil, Austin, TX -
Join Flying Saucer for some mudbugs from Noon-'til they're gone! $3 mystery can fire sale and live music from Automatic Weekend. Info: www.beerknurd.com/locations/austin-flying-saucer

March 11, Spelling Bee(r), Addison, TX, -
It's a beer-themed spelling bee at Bitter Sisters. Info: www.facebook.com/events/278549922564417/

March 11, Circle Anniversary, Austin, TX, -
Circle celebrates 6 years. $15 at the door gets you a collectible 6th-anniversary glass and three drink tickets. Info: www.facebook.com/events/1628985503785167/

March 12, Joint Session, Austin, TX -
Independence Brewing Company and Lagunitas Brewing Company are joining forces to bring you a party, for you to party. Info: http://independencebrewing.com/newsandevents/2017/joint-session

March 15, Couples Paint Party, Conroe, TX -
Paint On Tap presents Date Night: Couples Night Painting Party on Wednesday, March 15th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm in the Southern Star Brewing Company Taproom. This will sell out in advance. Info: http://southernstarbrewing.com/events/

March 16, Paint Party, Dallas, TX -
Learn to paint while you sip brews at Texas Ale Project. This will sell out in advance. Info: www.facebook.com/events/170541723423502/

March 17, St. Patrick's Day Celebration, Multiple Cities, TX -
The Ginger Man celebrates. Info: www.thegingerman.com

March 17, St. Patrick's Day Celebration, Austin, TX -
NXNW Stonelake celebrates with a family-friendly shindig. Info: www.facebook.com/events/1260742544013667/

March 17, St. Patrick's Day Celebration, Corpus Christi, TX -
Lorelei Brewing is already preparing! Info: www.facebook.com/loreleibrewing/

March 18, Celebration of Beer, Houston, TX -
8th Wonder throws their 4th annual celebration. Tickets will include beer and will grant you admission to the festivities which will include live music, food trucks, and more. The amount of beer, and the accessibility to the venue depends on the ticket. Additional beer tokens are available for sale onsite. Info: http://8thwonderbrew.com/events

March 18, Pints for Pups, Austin, TX -
Join Flying Saucer for their Pints for Pups event. In partnership with Alaskan Brewing Company, Blue Dog Rescue and of course, Pints 4 Pups. Enjoy Alaskan Brewing Company Husky IPA, an adoption area, and glassware sold by Pints 4 Pups. Alaskan Brewing Company will provide swag like collars, bowls and leashes for your four-legged friend! Info: www.beerknurd.com/locations/austin-flying-saucer

March 18, Brew Bus, Dallas, TX -
BrainDead, Intrinsic Smokehouse & Brewery, and On Rotation This will sell out in advance. Info: www.facebook.com/events/1686436784981682/

March 22, Rahr Charity Kickoff, Forth Worth, TX -
Rahr & Sons have partnered with a water charity. Going forward, $1 of each Wednesday mid-week tasting will go that, but today 100% goes! Info: www.rahrbrewing.com

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I'll hit you up with more events in a couple of weeks! Thanks for reading!

Jim -