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:

 

Winter

 

Arizona Strong Beer Festival

February 9, 2019

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 7-16, 2019

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.

 

Brewer's Bowl

2019 date TBA

Some of the state's best brands in beer are battling for the "Lom-Beer-Di" trophy, and you're invited to sample your way through the competition. While judges score behind the scenes, patrons can dig into street eats, watch live music and sip local brews. 

 

Spring

 

The Great American Barbeque and Beer Festival

March 30, 2019

This year, the event will feature country music on dual stages across the main lawn for uninterrupted, continuous live performances throughout the day. This year's headliners are Russell Dickerson, Dylan Scott, Jimmie Allen and Riley Green.

A family friendly expanded VIP zone, petting zoo, carnival and more interactive experiences. With BBQ pitmasters, beer, spirits and novelty food items, the 10th anniversary 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

April 13-14, 2019

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.

 

 

AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Fest

2019 date TBA


Crack open a cold one at a festival dedicated to the canned beer revolution. The brew lineup is stacked with 250 craft options from 100 local and national breweries, including some rare finds in the beer garden. Sip up to 20 samples with your general admission and take home a souvenir 4 oz can.

 

Crushbrew Craft Beverage Festival

2019 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

2019 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

2019 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.

 

Summer
 

Bloomin' Beerfest

June 15, 2019

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

2019 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.

 

Fall
 

Four Peaks Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake

October 11-13, 2019

 

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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).

 

SanTan Brewing Oktoberfest

2019 date TBA

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.
 

NovemBEER Festival

2019 date TBA

This beer festival takes over a downtown 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.