Sedona Area Beer Tasting Tour
What better season offers the perfect reason to savor the Arizona outdoors than Autumn? The cooling temperatures inspire the riparian foliage to mellow, filling the Verde Canyon with gold, amber and scarlet. The ripened bronzing of the wilderness is echoed by rich Arizona craft beers served during Verde Canyon Railroad’s ever-popular Ales on Rails event September 17 – October 31, 2019.
The opportunity to savor these frothy delights will start each day at 11:00 a.m. on the depot patio with a great selection of Arizona craft beers, ranging from light and summery Kolsch to high-octane lagers and IPAs, from coppery-red and Scotch ales to dark stouts and chocolate porters. These Oktoberfest-style brews may have German roots but all are produced in Arizona breweries. The party continues on board where beers may be purchased during the Fall Colors Tour.
ALL Beers are local Arizona Craft Beers
- Oak Creek Brewing, Sedona
Canned Craft Beers from the following Arizona Breweries:
- Lumberyard, Flagstaff
- Grand Canyon Brewing Co., Williams
- San Tan Brewing, Chandler
- That Brewery, Cottonwood/Pine
- Four Peaks, Tempe
- College Street Brewhouse, Lake Havasu City
- Prescott Brewing Co., Prescott
- Huss Brewing Co., Tempe
Starting: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Lunch: $12 – Grilled sausages, special-recipe potato salad and hot pretzels served with cheese, perfect for dipping.
Tasting: $10 – Logo beer glass comes with five beer tastings
End Date: Thursday, October 31, 2019
Passengers can leisurely raise a Verde Canyon Railroad insignia glass full of ice-cold beer high into the air as a salute to autumn and the wild beauty it brings to the Canyon. Even more enjoyable is stepping outside from the comfortable interior coaches to an adjoining open-air viewing car. This is the best vantage point to take in the fresh air and vibrant foliage during this four-hour excursion near the remote Sycamore Wilderness, accessible only by rail.
Standard train fares apply.