Great Tucson Beer Festival Overflows with Breweries

Tons of breweries are joining this year's festival, alongside new food options at the Kino Sports North Complex.

20oct6:00 pm10:00 pmGreat Tucson Beer Festival50+ beers available to taste6:00 pm - 10:00 pm AZ Kino Sports North Complex

The 32nd annual Great Tucson Beer Festival is tapping the kegs once again at the Kino Sports Complex North from 6 – 10 p.m. on Saturday, October 20.

It’s a chance to taste your favorite local beer, an out-of-town brew you’ve always wanted to try, or maybe even a beer you’ve always hated — but want to learn to love.

The event is also a major fundraiser for the Tucson Sun Sounds of Arizona, which is one of the main reasons free radio is still broadcasting over the airwaves.

Tickets are $40 for General Admission and $80 for VIP Admission if booked before the day of the event. Every guest will be given 24 tasting tickets that are good for three-ounce beer samples and a commemorative beer mug.

The VIP Admission perks include early entry at 4:30 p.m., a special souvenir mug, and exclusive beer and food tastings.

Take a look at the list of participating breweries, though, because it seems to go on forever this year — which isn’t a bad thing at all. If you run out of drink tickets — which is unlikely — there’s always an option to purchase additional beers before closing time.

Participating Breweries

  • 10 Barrel Brewing Company
  • 21st Amendment Brewery
  • Alaskan Brewing Company
  • Arizona Distilling Company
  • Barrio Brewing Company
  • BJ’s Brewhouse
  • BlackRock Brewers
  • Breckenridge Brewery
  • Brooklyn Brewery
  • Canyon Diablo Spirits
  • Cigar City Brewing
  • Colibre
  • Corbett Brewing Company
  • Coronado Brewing Company
  • College Street Brewhouse
  • Deschutes Brewery Company
  • Elysian Brewing Company
  • Estrella Jalisco
  • Firestone Walker
  • Founders Brewing Company
  • Four Peaks Brewing Company
  • Freak’ N Brewing Company
  • Full Sail Brewing
  • Golden Road Brewing
  • Good Omen Bottling
  • Goose Island
  • Great Western Brewery
  • Guinness
  • Hangar 24 Craft Brewery
  • Historic Brewing Company
  • Hop Valley Brewing
  • Huss Brewing Company
  • KYLA Hard Kombucha
  • La Cumbre Brewing Company
  • Lagunitas Brewing Company
  • Marble Brewery
  • Maui Brewing Company
  • Modern Times Beer
  • Mother Road Brewing Company
  • Ninkasi Brewing Company
  • Northwest Brewing Company
  • OHSO Brewery
  • Oskar Blues
  • Pizza Port Brewing Company
  • Prescott Brewing Company
  • Propaganda Brewing
  • Rogue Ales & Spirits
  • Santa Fe Brewing Company
  • Scottsdale Brewing Company
  • Sentinel Peak Brewery
  • Sierra Nevada
  • Shock Top Brewing Company
  • Ska Brewing
  • Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer
  • Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
  • Spiked Seltzer
  • Stella Artois
  • Stone Brewing Company
  • Thunder Canyon Brewstillery
  • Upslope Brewing Company
  • Utah Brewers Cooperative
  • White Claw Hard Seltzer
  • Wild Tonic

Are you getting thirsty yet? Make sure to check out the dining options at the festival, too, because you’ve got to eat.

Participating Food Vendors

  • BurgerRito
  • Carbaholics Beer Bread
  • Jozarelli’s LLC
  • Kababeque Xpress
  • Ken’s Hardwood Barbecue
  • On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina
  • Pizza Hut
  • Road Running Wood Fired Pizza
  • Sunshine’s Hatch Chili Hot Dogs
  • Trident Grill

Kino Sports Complex’s North Stadium is located at 2817 E. Ajo Way. For more information on festival, call (520) 296-2400 or visit azbeer.com.

Matt Sterner is a journalist, novelist, loves films, and would like to think he's a filmmaker. When he's eating, he likes to talk with his mouth full and write about it.

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