The Arizona Strong Beer Festival, a one-day event at Steele Indian School Park as part of Arizona Beer Week, is a celebration where only the strong survive—or strongest brews, that is. This Saturday, February 14 event is dedicated to the strong beer drinkers and will undoubtedly make all who drink hoppy.
A love of beer comes from the heart, so it’s only appropriate that this year, the Arizona Strong Beer Festival is taking place on Valentine’s Day, creating a match made in barley-and-hops heaven.
The Arizona Strong Beer Festival caters to the true craft beer lover. The featured brews offered aren’t just any ol’ craft beer product. They’re high in alcohol content, yes, but also high in flavor.
Getting a taste of each brew is facilitated by two-ounce tasters, but partaking doesn’t come for free. Unfortunately, the VIP tickets are sold out, but doling out $45 for general admission is well worth the cost.
General admission will be open to the public at 11:30 a.m., and tickets include a four-ounce commemorative tasting mug and 40 tasting tickets. (FORTY!) Don’t worry, you won’t consume only beer calories, because what’s a good brew with some perfectly paired grub, too? Food vendors will be on site, promised to serve eats that match the quality of brews.
Arizona Strong Beer Festival
Steele Indian School Park, northeast corner of Indian School Road and Central Avenue, Phoenix, 602.534.4810, arizonabeerweek.com, Saturday, February 14, 11:30 a.m. to close, $45, $75 VIP