Along with the ever-growing amount of breweries here in Greater Phoenix is the expanding roster of festivals with which to celebrate local brews, regional rarities and more.
Get the details and mark your calendars for the Phoenix beer festivals below:
February 8, 2020
What started as a weekend celebration has since expanded into a ten-day salute to Arizona's craft beer industry. Arizona Beer Week's premiere event, the Arizona Strong Beer Festival, is designed for the true craft beer lover and boasts memorable and boutique beers—more than 400 on tap in all.
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February 6-15, 2020
With more than 200 events across the state, each hosted by individual breweries, craft beer bars, hotels or restaurants, there is something for every beer fan. Education events, tastings, beer dinners and much more are part of the festivities. Visit the Arizona Beer Week website for a full calendar of events and locations.
The Great American Barbeque and Beer Festival
A family friendly expanded VIP zone, petting zoo, carnival and more interactive experiences. With BBQ pitmasters, beer, spirits and novelty food items, the event will offer a full day of finger licking good food and amazing drinks to wash it all down.
Veg Out! Vegan Beer and Food Fest
2020 date TBA
Veggie-loving sud-seekers are invited to a two-day vegan beer bash and lifestyle event, complete with food trucks, an artisan market, vegan programming and education, fitness classes and more entertainment.
Crushbrew Craft Beverage Festival
2020 dates TBA
Craft drinks will flow all weekend along the Scottsdale Waterfront at the Crushbrew Craft Festival, including a selection of beers from around the country. Cast your vote for your favorite to bestow the People's Choice Award on the best brewers in three categories, and take a break with music, games and a demo tent.
Arizona Craft Beer Festival
2020 dates TBA
The bites: Samples from some of Westgate's tastiest purveyors including everything from tacos to waffle sandwiches. The brews: A lineup of 26 coast-to-coast breweries, with local and national favorites, poured in ten 4 oz samples included with your ticket. Try your hand at at life-sized beer pong or Jenga while you sip.
Bacon and Beer Classic
2020 date TBA
Unlimited bacon strips. Now that we have your attention, here's the rest on this festival of two favorites: The spring training home of the San Francisco Giants becomes the epicenter of suds and grub, including 25 original bacon dishes from local spots plus 50 options for craft beers.
2020 date TBA
Join the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library for craft beer tastings, live music, a costume contest and more.
Real, Wild and Woody Beer Festival
2020 date TBA
Things get real, wild, and woody at the Phoenix Convention Center as 65 breweries showcase their most unexpected flavors and seasonal sips. You can expect unconventional cask-conditioned and barrel aged brews, many of which you won't find anywhere else.
The Van Beer'n Indoor Beer Festival
August 24 - August 25, 2019
One of Downtown Phoenix's best music venues, The Van Buren, transforms the concert space into a massive beer fest. With 30-plus breweries and live music, you can get the best of Phoenix without leaving the indoors.
Downtown Phoenix Urban Ale Trail
September 7, 2019
This is perhaps your easiest way to sample some of downtown's best eateries and their beers. Simply walk around downtown Phoenix, where you can find three 4-ounce samples of beer for $1 or $2 each, paired with a delicious and complimentary bar snack (while supplies last) at participating spots.
SanTan Brewing Oktoberfest
September 27 - September 28, 2019
Throw on your your lederhosen and lace up your dirndls for a taste of Munich in Chandler. Kick off the fall season at SanTan Oktoberfest, where you can dance to polka music, enter a bratwurst eating competition, and challenge the competition at beer games all with an ice cold beer in hand.
Tour de Fat
October 5, 2019
New Belgium's Tour de Fat has beer (of course), but it's about biking as well. Get a crew together to dress up and cycle your way to Tempe Beach Park, where you'll get to enjoy some great tunes, good food, and of course, tasty brews.
October 11-13, 2019
It doesn't take much convincing when brats, brews, and free admission are on the line. In between 5K runs and wiener dog races, raise a stein full of Germany's own Spaten Lager or Franziskaner, or a local brew from Four Peaks (yes, they've got Oktoberfest and Pumpkin Porter).
November 2, 2019
You'll have your choice of both local and national breweries and distilleries - more than 30 - for the inaugural event. Each attendee will receive an On Tap glass presented by Four Peaks Brewing Company that can be used at sampling stations.
This beer festival takes over a Downtown Phoenix street to celebrate craft brews with plenty of local options from more than 50 breweries. General admission includes up to 30 2 oz. pours with a commemorative mug and access to a vendor village, entertainment and food.