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19th Arizona Strong Beer Festival

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm MST

AZ Strong Beer Festival® 2019

19th Annual Celebration of Craft Beer with 130 breweries and over 500 top craft beers on tap.

MAP is now published: http://bit.ly/SBFMAP19

If you attend any craft beer festival in the Phoenix area all year, this should be it. One of the top festivals with an amazing and large selection of craft beer. 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.

See the beer list here. We’re adding new beers every day! Map soon!

The event is a fundraiser for the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild, an organization that is instrumental in creating favorable business conditions for Arizona breweries and our wonderful beer culture to grow.

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


Super VIP Tickets (LAST CALL):

  • Includes a Sunday post-festival experience!

  • Saturday Strong Beer Festival | Early admission 11:30 am (90 extra minutes before the crowd).

  • 40 tasting tickets (1 ticket per beer tasting) (2 oz pours)

  • VIP Area with Private Restroom

  • Food Voucher

  • Special Edition Arizona Beer Week Trucker Hat

  • Sunday Brunch Brewers Reception Copper Blues  | 9 AM – Noon Brewery samples from 13 Breweries, Brewery one-on-one with reps, craft beer samplings, Bloody Mary bar, and national guest speaker. Commemorative glassware.

  • $100 (Flat. No added fees.)

VIP Tickets (SOLD OUT):

  • 11:30 am entry  (90 extra minutes before the crowd) 

  • 40 tasting tickets (1 ticket per beer tasting) (2 oz pours)

  • VIP Area with Private Restroom

  • Food Voucher 

  • Special Edition Arizona Beer Week Trucker Hat

  • $80 (Flat. No added fees.)

General Admission:$60 (No Fees) 

1 pm entry

*40 tasting tickets (1 ticket per beer tasting)
All pours are 2 oz to allow you to taste a variety of brews 

Designated Drivers:

$15 admission for Brewers Reception $20 for Saturday ( No alcohol may be consumed by Designated Drivers.)
You must have a separate DD ticket for the Super VIP if you are attending.

Live Music Lineup: 

D.on Darox & The Melody Joy Bakers

The Hour Glass Cats

Fred Green

Higher Conspiracy

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.

And because food and beer just naturally go together, there will be plenty of top-notch food vendors on hand, serving up tasty eats that wash down well with frosty suds. Original music by local bands will keep the atmosphere rockin’ and Strong Man Games will be available. Presented by the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild.

For more information, visit http://arizonabeerweek.com/strong-beer-festival/

 and check out our other Arizona Beer Week events while you are there.

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.


February 9
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Steele Indian School Park
300 E Indian School Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85012 United States