18th Annual Arizona Strong Beer Festival Returns February 10

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If you attend any craft beer festival in the Phoenix area all year, the 18th Annual Arizona Strong Beer Festival should be it. From hoppy selections such as Faced IPA from Find a Craft BreweryFreak’N Brewing Company in Peoria, to malty good brews like Machine Gun Teddy from Goldwater Brewing in Scottsdale, and mouth-puckering sours like Cloud People from Crooked Tooth Brewing in Tucson, the brews at this fest are sure to please.  There is something for everyone. Many will be strong in flavor — as well as specialty styles and unique, just-for-this-event brews. Festival-goers will have a chance to sample from over 150 breweries in Arizona and across the country. Each ticket holder will receive a commemorative tasting cup and drink tickets. Food is available for purchase. Attendees will also have the chance to research each beer appearing at the festival to map out their tasting plan of attack through the “Untappd” app.

Live Music Lineup:

CatFish Mustache, Kung Fu Grip with Joel Maze, The Hour Glass Cats, Good Rust, Black Bottom Lighters

Arizona’s Best Food Vendors:

To compliment the incredible beer line up, the Strong Beer Festival will also feature a smorgasbord of Arizona’s best food vendors, including El Jefe Tacos, Gorilla Cheese Truck, Doughlicious, Bourbon Jacks Wood Fired Grill and the Hungry Monk, in addition to several other dining options that will be on site.


​Strong Man Games will be available.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/18th-arizona-strong-beer-festival-tickets-39661450466


This is a Rain or Shine Event. No Refunds will be given.

Your name doesn’t need to match the ticket. Attendees must be 21 or over.

The do’s, don’ts & common sense:

You must present your ticket and ID (You must have a printed ticket or have a mobile device with the Eventbrite app and be able to display ticket purchase!).

Ticket holders must present a drink ticket for each beer as in accordance with Arizona liquor laws.

Backpacks, containers, outside food are not permitted (pretzel necklaces allowed). Sorry, no pets. Yummy beer-friendly food is available for purchase. Absolutely no weapons are allowed into the event. Simply put, let’s use the common sense rule: If you’re asking yourself ”I wonder if I can ________,” play it safe and don’t do it/ bring it. Let’s have fun!

*Water – Empty water bottles will be permitted into the festival. In an effort to conserve and create a “green” event the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild have several self-serve water stations.

* VIP admission begins at 11:30 am (Designated Drivers arriving with VIPs will also be admitted at 11:30 am!) * General admission begins at 1 pm * Event ends at 5 pm.

Last Pour: 4:30 pm. This is per Phoenix City Code and is a contingency on our license to hold this Event.

* Ticket purchasers and all guests must be 21 or over

* Valid picture ID must be presented for admission. * This is a rain or shine; no refunds allowed * Tickets will be limited to avoid overcrowding.

All general admission tickets include admission, one 4-ounce commemorative tasting mug and 40 tasting tickets (each good for one 2-ounce beer taste). Food is available for purchase.

All VIP Tickets include one 4-ounce commemorative tasting mug, 40 tickets, early entry, food, reserved seating area, restrooms.

Send all Vendor requests to EventManager@CraftBeerAZ.com.

All Media requests to PR@CraftBeerAZ.com.

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