Now is the perfect fall weather to do some day drinking in, so I was stoked to head to NovemBEER at Casey Moore’s in Tempe this past weekend. The Phoenix New Times-sponsored event brings 10 different local and regional breweries to my favorite Tempe bar every Saturday in November, and $10 gets you 10 pours to sample.
I think that’s a great deal, and the bar wasn’t oversaturated to the point you couldn’t find a place to sit, and all the vendors were really friendly. Each Saturday has a different theme for the beer tastes, and this past weekend featured amber beers. We had samples from spots such as Old World Brewery and Prescott Brewing Company, and my pal and I got so buzzed, we weren’t even able to sample all 10–we only had seven each throughout the 2 hours. Next week, seasonal and specialty beers will be featured.
If you’ve never been day drinking at Casey Moore’s, I highly recommend it. The patio is so pretty with plants all around, and neighboring houses surround the bar. I always say it’s like a little piece of Flagstaff here in the Valley because of the peaceful, laid-back vibe and unpretentious people who come.
This Saturday, November 26 is the last day for the event, which goes from 2-4 p.m. For more information, log on to www.novembeer.com.