Write On Rubee

An Arizona-based food and beverage writer since 2008,  I launched this website in 2015 to document my culinary adventures, beverage escapades, gardening endeavors, and travel in the Phoenix area and beyond.  Find a comprehensive calendar of Phoenix-area food and drink-related events on my Events page.

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Barrel & Board

  • SoHo63 63 East Boston Street Chandler, AZ, 85225 United States (map)

Photo: Jenelle Bonifield

Barrel & Board returns on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at SoHo63 in Chandler. Hosted by the Scottsdale League for the Arts, this fundraising event pairs three of your favorite things – whisky, beer and cheese dishes for a night of dapper distinction and delightful debauchery.  Click here for a Write On Rubee recap of last year's event. 

Local craft breweries will pour beer served with the cheesiest of small bites.  Be sure to cast your vote for the best cheese pairing! Plus, local acoustic guitarist, Tom Kumagai, will perform live. Participating breweries, distilleries and restaurants include (so far):

  • 12 West Brewing
  • Aioli Gourmet Burgers
  • AZ Distilling
  • Brat Haus
  • Dragoon Brewing Co
  • Grand Canyon Brewing Company
  • Hamilton Distilling
  • Helio Basin Brewing Company
  • Huss Brewing Company
  • Modern Tortilla
  • Mother Road Brewing Company
  • O.H.S.O. Distillery + Brewery
  • Perch Pub & Brewery
  • SanTan Brewing Company
  • Uncle Bear’s Brewery

General Admission tickets to Barrel & Board are $45 online during presale, which ends on December 31, 2016. GA tickets will be $50 online after that and $60 the door, while supplies last. Tickets include unlimited cheese samples and other tasty bites, 4-oz beer samples, 1-oz whisky samples and a souvenir tasting mug. For tickets and more information, visit: www.scottsdalefest.org

Earlier Event: February 23
Provisioner Wine Anniversary Party