Mild temperatures, cold beer and cool blues music all afternoon. It’s not a dream.
You can stroll the Coconino County Fairground just outside Flagstaff and enjoy all this 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Made in the Shade beer festival.
The event rounds up 50 regional, national and international brewers from Arizona Pale Ale by Copper Canyon in Chandler to Zywiec from Poland. Last pour is at 6:30 p.m.
A full list of brewers is online at www.azbeer.com. There will also be food booths and music by HoneyBoy Dupree & The Smokehouse Players. You must be 21 or older to attend; no pets, large purses, chairs or weapons are allowed.
Tickets are $30 general admission or $55 VIP, if available the day of the event.
Remember to take a designated driver with you (tickets are $15 if you don’t drink). If you need a place to stay, check out www.flagstaffarizona.org, call the Fort Tuthill County Park for tent or trailer camping at (928) 774-3464 to reserve a site or call the Flagstaff Visitors Center at (800) 842-7293.
Proceeds from the event benefit Sun Sounds Foundation, which provides readings of current periodicals to those with physical or learning disabilities.
For more information, call (480) 449-0467.
Travel north on Interstate 17 to Exit 337, turn left and head straight into the fairground.