The 29th Great Arizona Beer Festival is returning to downtown Phoenix with local and regional brewers gathering at Civic Space Park from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 11.
The Great Arizona Beer Festival features a creative selection of craft, specialty and microbrewed beers, with a special focus on Arizona’s scene, including Prescott Brewing Co., Barrio Brewing Co. and Wren House Brewing.
The Great Arizona Beer Festival is the longest-running beer festival in Arizona. This year, the event will also feature a variety of food trucks offering unique and interesting tastes from the likes of White Eyes, Poutine French Fry Truck, Nakia’s Kitchen, Phoenix Freeze Ice Cream, Can’t Stop Smoking BBQ and Short Leash. Attendees will also be entertained with music, vendors and giant lawn games from AZBoard Source.
“We offer a unique experience for craft beer fans to sample new and well-loved brews, in a relaxed and fun setting where they can connect with other beer lovers,” says Jim McMahon, event co-chairman.
“Thanks to generous brewers who donate the beer, and the work of nearly hundreds of volunteers, 100% of festival proceeds fund the work of Sun Sounds of Arizona and help people who cannot read or hold print material due to a disability get access to current media.”
More than 400 volunteers read books, magazines, newspapers and even the weekly grocery ads and tabloids to blind and print-impaired listeners in Arizona. Content is available 24/7 via radio, phone, internet and cable TV.
New brewers, food trucks and vendors are continuously being added. For an updated list, visit azbeer.com/phoenix.
Advance purchase general admission tickets are $45 and include a sample cup and 24 tickets to exchange for beer samples. Entry is at 2 p.m. and food is available for purchase throughout the festival while attendees enjoy the sounds of this year’s DJ.
Priority admission guests will be allowed exclusive access at 1 p.m. for an opportunity to taste new brews, old favorites and chat with the brewmasters. Priority admission tickets, which are $65, include all general admission items plus a limited swag bag of goodies from local breweries and downtown businesses. Designated driver tickets start at $10. Tickets prices increase by $5 if purchased on event day. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit the event link on Eventbrite.
All guests must be 21 years of age. Last pour is 5:45 p.m. Event will be held rain or shine. No refunds available.
Great Arizona Beer Festival, Civic Space Park,424 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, azbeer.com/phoenix, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 11, tickets start at $45.