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 18 – October 31, 2018.
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, along with Verde Canyon Railroad’s own private-label beers from Sedona’s Oak Creek Brewing Company.
Ales on Rails Event Details
When: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in late September and October
Starting: Tuesday, September 18, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Lunch: $11 – Ales on Rails features an optional lunch of grilled sausages, special-recipe potato salad and hot pretzels served with a variety of gourmet cheeses perfect for dipping.
All pair well with Arizona beers making it easy to find a winning combination.
Tasting: $10 logo beer glass comes with five beer tastings
End Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
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.