Raise a glass for the season

Bottles of Alexander Valley Vineyards Chardonnay and Merlot, available at Prescott Crush Wine Cafe for $9 off in-house bottle purchases.

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Bottles of Alexander Valley Vineyards Chardonnay and Merlot, available at Prescott Crush Wine Cafe for $9 off in-house bottle purchases.

The equinox has passed and spring has officially arrived, leaving the dreariness of winter behind. That means it’s time to raise a glass for the cheeriness of spring and the new life it brings. Now, this is Prescott, so there’s quite a few watering holes to go and do it.

Here’s a few of them.

One place to raise a glass is Buffalo Wild Wings, 2985 Centre Court. It’s also a place where the beer flows alongside buffalo wings, making it so that the toast for spring can be coupled with downing a few wings, boneless or otherwise. The beer of the month for April is Budweiser and its featured drink is Heineken.

Or maybe head over to Bird Cage Saloon to raise that glass. Currently, the saloon, 160 S. Montezuma St., is featuring beer from Two Brothers Brewing Company, which recently moved from Illinois to Arizona. There’s three beers from the company currently on tap: an Imperial Stout, a French Country Ale and a White Beer that’s perfect for those who enjoy a good pilsner.

However, toasting spring could mean getting something a little classier than beer. If that’s the case, then head to Hassayampa Inn’s lounge, 122 E. Gurley St., for a Mile-High Martini by the name of the Luxury Lemon Drop. It has Chopin Vodka, lemon juice, sweet & sour mix, all served in a sugar-rimmed glass.

Still, something as special as spring may call for a little bit of wine. Prescott Crush Wine Café has that covered at 1781 highway 69 suite 15. The café is offering Alexander Valley Vineyards Chardonnay and Alexander Valley Vineyards Merlot for $9 off in-house bottle purchases.

On the other hand, while a bottle of something for that toast is what’s desired, but a bottle of wine isn’t, then check out Thumb Butte Distillery, 400 N. Washington Ave, and take a gander at its Bloody Basin Bourbon. Showing hints of vanilla, butterscotch, caramel and rye spice, it’s been aged in new number four charred American oak barrels.