6 December, 2019, 16:26

19th Annual Arizona Strong Beer Festival in Phoenix

Tucson breweries flex their muscles in Phoenix.

No trip is too far when it involves great tasting craft beer — more than 130 of ’em, too.

The good people at Arizona Beer Week are throwing the 19th annual Arizona Strong Beer Festival in Phoenix from 1 – 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 9.

It’s a bit a drive up north, but there are plenty of Tucson breweries making the trip to pour their best brews, charming one drinker at a time. The city’s craft beer scene has exploded in size in recent years, and definitely has what it takes to brew with the rest.

Some of the travelers heading to the festival are Dragoon Brewing Company, Barrio Brewing Company, Button Brew HouseDillinger Brewing Company, 1912 Brewing Company, Ten55 Brewing, Thunder Canyon Brewstillery, and Crooked Tooth Brewing Co.

A full map can be found online, and brewery list can be seen at arizonabeerweek.com.

The ticket prices vary, depending on what type of experience you’re looking for, and food will also be available to purchase throughout the day.

Super VIP Tickets

  • $100 per person
  • Early admission at 11:30 am (90 extra minutes before the crowd)
  • 40 tasting tickets
  • VIP Area with Private Restroom
  • Food Voucher
  • Special Edition Arizona Beer Week Trucker Hat
  • Sunday Brunch Brewers Reception Copper Blues
    • 9 a.m. – noon: Brewery samples from 13 Breweries, brewery one-on-one with reps, craft beer samplings, bloody mary bar, national guest speaker, and a commemorative glass

General Admission

  • $60 per person
  • 1 p.m. entry
  • 40 tasting tickets

Designated Drivers

  • $20 per person on Saturday
  • $15 per person admission for Brewers Reception
  • No alcohol may be consumed by Designated Drivers

The Arizona Strong Beer Festival is taking place at the Steele Indian School Park, which is located at 300 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85012. For more information, visit arizonabeerweek.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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