Ever wonder where your beer comes from or how it gets to be so darn delicious? Beermas came early and a group of lucky Tucson Yelp Elite were treated to an exclusive craft beer tasting at Thunder Canyon Brewery to kick-off the upcoming Springfest Beer Festival! From learning about the fragile nature of hops, the different grains used, continual hopping and even casking, Yelpers got a brewly good insight into the art of crafting beer in Tucson.
"Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder. And Thunder Canyon Brewery is beautimous! Each time Steve and Kyle came out with a new pitcher of beer they explained how the beer is made and it's unique qualities," yelps Kathy N.
12 beer tastings later, yeeps were undoubtedly in a hoppy place. Light bar bites complimented the tasting from spicy wings, to spinach dip, quesadillas, and more. "Their wings were some of the best I've had in Tucson and I have nothing negative to say about anything in their spread. I was very surprised to learn how much of their food is made from scratch and from local growers. It is those small touches TCB puts into both their food and their beer that makes them a total win!" Exclaims Joshua B. To top it all off, each Yelper was served a pint of their favorite beer of the night to wrap things up.
A Yelp Elite event is never complete without a little friendly competition! In partnership with the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild, Yelp Tucson helped kick off their first Annual Springfest Beer Festival and we had 6 pairs of VIP Tickets to give away! Yelpers engaged in a friendly mobile contest. Those who added at least twelve images (capturing each beer), five useful tips and a got a photo with the owner Steve were eligible to win. Congratulations to fellow Elite and new Yelpers: Kathy N, Shawn O, Tamar B, Joshua B, Jenny Y and Reina R! Looks like this group was eager to win! We had a total of 152 pictures and 77 useful tips contributed to the event in two hours! Check 'em out here!
An enormous thank you to Steve and Kyle for welcoming our group with pitchers of beer in each hand. We truly had an incredible evening learning about the history of Thunder Canyon Brewery and your passion for your craft.
Ana T says it right: "Tonight, you have honored and initiated Springfest with twelve distinguished beers and a plentitude of freakishly good quesadillas. In memory of this night, I ask that we lift up our pints to the very hospitable owner Steve and brewmaster Kyle, as they carry on in the creation of these divine drinks. Let us drink local and drink here."
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