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.
Arizona Beer Week
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.
March 5, April 9
Stroll through the Phoenix Zoo and select trails while enjoying craft beers, wine, and food, plus yard games, animal encounters and live music.
March 7, 2020
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.
March 14, 2020
12 oz. pours for $5 await you in downtown Mesa, filled with local breweries, live music, grub and all sorts of festival activities.
Phoenix Blues, Brews, and BBQ Festival
March 21, 2020
While the signature attraction of this event is a full lineup of national and local blues artists, the tasty barbecue and craft beers from local restaurants isn't a bad addition.
Rusty's Beer Fest
March 21, 2020
Sample over 30 beers, from pilsners to stouts, while enjoying some beautiful views of Camelback Mountain at the luxurious Mountain Shadows.
March 28, 2020
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.
July 27, 2020
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
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
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
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
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.
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).
"On Tap" Beer and Bourbon Festival
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.