The Governor of Arizona officially proclaimed the third week in February as Arizona Beer Week in support of The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild. While there have been beer events in Phoenix before, this homage to beer made its inaugural appearance in 2012. In 2015 the event expanded to nine days. So much beer and so little time!
When is Arizona Beer Week?
Thursday, February 9 - Saturday, February 18, 2017
Who organizes Arizona Beer Week?
The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild was created in 1998, the membership of which includes most of the brewing operations registered in Arizona. The guild provides educational opportunities for brewers, distributors and consumers. Arizona Beer Week is just one way that the members of the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild make the public aware of and allow them to sample the various types and styles of beer produced in Arizona.
What events are associated with Arizona Beer Week in the Phoenix area?
- Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The signature event of Arizona Beer Week is the Arizona Strong Beer Festival with music, vendors and of course, beer. 21+ only, ID required. The Strong Beer Festival will take place at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix. General admission is $45 per person ($40 presale), $10 for designated drivers (no beer). General admission tickets include one 4-ounce commemorative tasting mug, 40 tasting tickets (each good for one beer taste). Food available to purchase. VIP early admission and other perks, $75 presale. This event sells out. New in 2017: a super VIP event at $100 per person that includes a Brewers Reception on Friday night.
- Other events in town and around Arizona include beer breakfasts, beer brunches, Valentine's Day beer events, food and beer specials, food and beer pairings, pub crawls, bike rides and other specialty beer tappings and tasting events at breweries, bars and restaurants. Here is the schedule.
Most Important Things to Know
Rain or shine event.
Valid photo ID must be presented along with ticket for entry.
How do I find all the events associated with Arizona Beer Week?
Visit Arizona Beer Week online for the full calendar of events and to purchase tickets in advance for ticketed events.
All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.