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Hey Beer Lovers,
It's another light edition of HopTips! I'm not sure what is going on in the world of beer...maybe everyone has scaled back events dues to the extreme heat or maybe they just haven't gotten around to announcing anything yet? Either way, there's not a lot of beer-centric events going on in the Southwest but let's see what I did manage to dig up for you!

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

Arizona -

August 5, Beer Dinner, Mesa, AZ -
Il Vinaio hosts a dinner with 5 beers from Figueroa Mountain Brewing. Call 480-649-6476 to reserve. $32pp. Info: www.ilvinaio.net

August 8, All The Dark Side, Mesa, AZ -
The Beer Research Institute will have 8 variants of Dark Side Til I Die. Info: www.facebook.com/events/456614704817668/

August 8, Granite Mountain Anniversary, Prescott, AZ -
Doors will open at 3:45p and the first 20 or so people will get swag! Info: www.facebook.com/events/343435709528422/

August 11, Ten55 Grand Opening, Tucson, AZ -
The new Brewery and Sausage House opens their doors at 11am for the first time! Info: www.facebook.com/events/303764443701245/

August 19 Green+ Huss Beer Dinner, Tempe, AZ -
An elevated contour of classic comfort food from the U.S. and Japan. All vegan! Info: www.facebook.com/events/251341208812379/

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Arkansas -

August 16, Release The Tiger, Little Rock, AR -
Lost Forty is canning and releasing their award winning beer, Easy Tiger, for the first time statewide. Head to the brewery, enjoy some Mexican food and get some swag! Info: www.facebook.com/events/1911106192286142/

August 18, Shrimp Boil, Bentonville, AR -
$20 tickets include a portion of fresh boiled Gulf Shrimp, Pilsner, corn and potatoes. Shrimp served 5-8 PM. Bike Rack. Info: www.facebook.com/events/212299319484911/

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California -

August 9, Finesse and Funk Beer Dinner, Long Beach, CA -
Five tasty pairings at Beachwood Blendery. Info: www.eventbrite.com/e/finesse-and-funk-summer-beer-dinner-tickets-47970236268

August 10-12, AleSmith Anniversary, San Diego, CA -
To celebrate 23 years, AleSmith is throwing a 3 day fest. Food trucks, art, specialty beers and much much more. Don't miss. Info: http://alesmith.com/anniversary/

August 11, Beer & Pickle Pairing, San Diego, CA -
Societe is pairing 7 beers with pickles! Info: www.facebook.com/events/180605505943113/

August 11, Timeless Pints Anniversary, Lakewood, CA -
Live music, food trucks, giveaways and special release beer will be happening in the parking lot! Info: www.facebook.com/events/452440895204612/

August 12, Blue Palms Anniversary, Los Angeles, CA -
Blue Palms celebrates 10 years by taking over the Fonda Theatre! Info: www.facebook.com/events/200497490795927/

August 12, Sours of the Wench Day, San Diego, CA -
Sours of the Wench Day at ALL Ballast Point locations! Featuring exclusive & rare sours, food specials, and a NEW release—White Wine Barrel Aged Sour Wench! Info: www.facebook.com/events/474406123007131/

August 16, Beer to the Rescue Fundraiser, Carlsbad, CA -
Support Lupus research by having some brews at Burgeon Beer Company. Info: www.facebook.com/events/177351709557000/

August 18, Taste of Brews, Long Beach, CA -
Dozens of breweries at Shoreline Aquatic Park. Info: http://tasteofbrews.com/index.html

August 18, Stone Anniversary and Invitational Beer Festival, San Marcos, CA -
Be a part of Southern California's largest beer festival, featuring beers from Stone Brewing and more than 55 of the best craft breweries in the world! Info: www.stonebrewing.com/events/stone-22nd-anniversary-celebration-invitational-beer-festival-saturday-sessions

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Nevada -

August 10, Rendezvous NE IPA Tapping, Henderson, NV -
You'll be able to get it in cans on store shelves but you cna only get on draft at Bad Beat. Info: www.facebook.com/events/642910299422363/

August 11, Strong Beer Festival, Las Vegas, NV -
The event will encompass 50+ of the RAREST & GREATEST specialty beers to ever hit Las Vegas at one time. All hand-picked by the Aces & Ales owners, from the best breweries in America & Europe. Info: www.facebook.com/events/688488344832338/

August 16, Joseph James Takeover, Las Vegas, NV -
Joseph James commandeers taps at Aces & Ales Tenaya. Info: www.facebook.com/events/662283900793417/

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New Mexico -

August 4, Summerfest Splashdown, Las Cruces, NM -
Picacho Peak Brewing will have a water-themed party with live music and a limited BA beer. Info: www.facebook.com/events/219734725482411/

August 10-11, Fish Out of Water Festival, Taos, NM -
A two-day music festival in Taos, New Mexico at Taos Mesa Brewing's Mothership and Hotel Luna Mystica's Festival and Camping Grounds! Info: www.facebook.com/events/2175035676060186/

August 12, Love Beer Hate Cancer, Albuquerque, NM -
Good music, raffle prizes, live shirt printing, food trucks, and more at Marble Brewery downtown. Info: www.facebook.com/events/205645126808878/

August 18, Bosque Chile Festival, Albuquerque, NM -
This event will offer entertainment, kids' activities, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, beer, wine, agricultural workshops, chef demonstrations and more. Info: www.facebook.com/events/251775875409302/

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Oklahoma -

August 4, COOP Oktoberfest Release Party, OKC, OK -
German bash in the Schlegel Bicycles parking lot on Aug. 4 from 7-10 p.m. Info: www.facebook.com/events/2104142559827652/

August 9, Beer Party, Weatherford, OK -
Lucille's will be hosting reps from IRON MONK and will have their beers available for Pints and Flights! There will also be drawings throughout the evening for prizes! Info: www.facebook.com/events/242501643242446/

August 9, Pint Night, Broken Arrow, OK -
Founder's All Day IPA will be featured at Main Street Tavern. Buy the beer, keep the glass. Info: www.facebook.com/events/1060928944084187/

August 17, Oklahoma Born & Brewed, OKC, OK -
At Oklahoma Born & Brewed, you'll enjoy a unique tasting experience that is completely born and brewed right here in Oklahoma. From established craft brewers to breweries in planning, makers will bring old favorites and new small batch brews to give guests an exclusive sampling. Info: www.facebook.com/events/174926423197975/

August 28, Brewers' Table 2018, Tulsa, OK -
The second annual Brewers' Table, co-hosted by Hanson and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, pairs great Oklahoma craft beer with a gourmet meal designed by Food Bank Executive Chef Jeff Marlow. Info: www.facebook.com/events/632236647146460/

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Texas -

August 4, Banger's Anniversary, Austin, TX -
SMOKE OUT AT THE BANGER'S CORRAL: The Beer, The Bands, & The BBQ! A unique Austin BBQ experience & Texas-sized Beer Festival. Info: www.facebook.com/events/279026572841828/

August 9, Cibolo Creek Welcome Party, San Antonio, TX -
The Hoppy Monk welcomes Cibolo Creek Brewing with a party that features cabrito tacos! Info: www.facebook.com/events/160143761455188/

August 9, Beer Dinner, Fort Worth, TX -
Featuring a four-course, custom menu paired with craft beer selections, this is a culinary experience you won't want to miss. $45 per person plus tax and gratuity | Please call 817-350-4106 for reservations. Info: www.facebook.com/events/556760061385502/

August 10, Beers & Bites, Austin, TX -
Paired beers and bites at Ruth's Chris! $40/person- no reserved tickets required Info: www.facebook.com/events/824625511259052/

August 10, Sip & Support, Austin, TX -
Circle Brewing will be donating $1 for every beer sold during the event to Texas Land Conservancy while supporting their mission to protect the land, water, and wildlife of Texas. Info: www.facebook.com/events/386830701843763/

August 11, Bike Cruise & Craft Beer Tour, Dallas, TX -
GET CRUISIN' because space is maxed at 50 per event! All levels, all types of bikes (cruisers, mountain, etc.) are welcome. Come one, come all but must be 21+ to participate. Info: www.facebook.com/events/451512448609039/

August 11, Brewstillery Tour, San Antonio, TX -
This full tour is $10, which includes a detailed guided tour, a souvenir pint glass, and 3 samples of our products (your choice of 3 beer samples or 2 beer samples and 1 whiskey sample). Ranger Creek. Info: www.facebook.com/events/497309530722557/

August 11, Cibolo Creek Anniversary, Boerne, TX -
CCB turns 2 and they are celebrating with special beers, live music and a magician. Info: www.facebook.com/events/202829383911697/

August 12, Cookies & Beer, Dallas, TX -
LUCK pairs beer with cookies. 3 seatings. Info: www.prekindle.com/event/76443-cookie-and-beer-pairing-flight-dallas

August 12, Donuts & Beer, Dallas, TX -
Four Corners Brewery pairs beer & donuts. Info: www.prekindle.com/event/45377-beer-and-donut-pairing-featuring-four-corners-brewing-and-hypnotic-donuts-dallas

August 18, Mondlift Oktoberfest Release, Fort Worth, TX -
Wild Acre releases their Oktoberfest with food trucks, music and glassware! Info: www.facebook.com/events/257416091739684/

August 18, Local Brews, Local Grooves Fest, Dallas, TX -
Beer and music festival at House of Blues. Info: http://do214.com/events/2018/8/18/local-brews-local-grooves-craft-beer-music-fest

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

Jim -