Created in 1998 with the desire to have a local organization that could represent and promote Arizona’s growing craft beer industry, The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild was definitely ahead of the times and has grown significantly over the last several years.
Fourteen years ago, the ACBG decided to create an event with the desire to celebrate all things craft beer. The Strong Beer Festival was born that year and grew until it became the kickoff event for the new, annual Arizona Beer Week in 2011. Now in its fifth year, Arizona Beer Week has become one of Arizona’s premiere celebrations and emphasizes craft beer education, the artistry of brewing and the release of new brews.
The Strong Beer Festival is just the tip of the iceberg though. For a full seven days following the festival, Arizona will be tipsy with Beer Week events all over the state. With events ranging from “Space Drafts!”, an opportunity to grab a pint with some of the nation’s top astronomers, to local beer tap takeovers at your favorite watering hole, to “Pints for a Cause” charity events, beer lovers of all sorts will relish in the diverse and abundant events all around the state.
With the weather sure to be wonderful there are some events you won’t want to miss. Be sure to check in with your favorite brewery to find out what events they will be involved in. More information is available on the Arizona Beer Week website (arizonabeerweek.com), including all of the events and participating breweries.
Arizona Beer Week
locations throughout the state, 602.341.5724, arizonabeerweek.com