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September Gathering - Saturday September 16

Lochiel Brewing - Tasting and Tour

Lochiel Brewing - Ian Cameron

On Saturday September 16th, join us at 1:00 p.m. for a tasting of Scottish brewed beers in the Desert.

Lochiel Brewing of Mesa, AZ operated by Ian Cameron invites us to enjoy a tasting of the area’s only Scottish-style beers. Website:

The Caledonian Society will provide a light lunch and snacks.
Lochiel Brewing information:

Address: 7143 East Southern Ave, Ste 131, Mesa, AZ  85209

If you are traveling east on Southern Ave from Power Rd turn right on S Clearview Ave then enter through the first entrance on the right, turn right in parking lot you’ll see the sign in the window on the left

Transportation options:

  • Bus service to Superstition Springs Transit Center, then 20 minute (1.0 mile) walk to Lochiel
  • Lyft
  • Uber
  • Other taxi services

The Caledonian Society of AZ has regular membership gatherings on the second Thursday of each month, often at the Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ.
Meetings are open to everyone. Admission is free to Members. Non-member visitors are welcome and asked for a $5.00 donation.

Note: The planned Curling event for September was canceled because the Curling facility will be out of operation at this time.

Note: there will be no Thursday evening Gathering at the ICC in September.

Future 2017 Gatherings






Saturday 16th


Lochiel Brewing Tasting & Tour


Thursday 12th


ScotsToberfest and AGM


Thursday 9th




Sunday 12th


RAF Memorial, Mesa City Cemetery


Thursday 14th


Annual Family Christmas Party


Society Membership

Attention Caledonian Society of Arizona Members and Friends.
It's now time to renew, or to sign up for your annual membership.
Enjoy the many Benefits:
- help preserve Scottish culture in the Valley
- fun & camaraderie with fellow Scots (multi-generational)
- free admission to CSA monthly Gatherings
- free monthly Desert Highlander newsletter
- free annual consultation session with Our Genealogist
- free name/clan badge
- volunteer opportunities galore!

Membership Special for New Members joining for the rest of 2017:
- - $12.50 single and $20 Family (at the same address)
It's easy - just jump to the Membership Page for the form.
And you can pay by Credit Card at our On-Line Store descibed below.

Amazon Smiles Program
Under their "Smiles" Program, Amazon will pay our Society a small percentage of all eligible purchases. You must access the Amazon site at

Sign on with your regular Amazon ID and password; otherwise is all the same. On your first visit to "Smile.Amazon" set our Society to receive the benefits by searching for "Caledonian Society of Arizona"

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You may purchase as a Guest at the Cart, or if you expect to visit often, you can set up an account to make returning easier. However, your Credit Card information is NEVER stored at the site.

COMING EVENTS : Valley, State, Nearby
Games Calendar compiled by Clan Campbell Society NA

September 7-10 Longs Peak Festival (CO)
September 16 Fresno Games (CA)
September 16 Gathering in Mesa - Lochiel Brewing
September 29-30 Colorado Military Tattoo (CO)
September 30 Dixon Scottish Games (CA)
November 3-5 Tucson Celtic Festival

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