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Beer for Brains Foundation EPICURIAD returns Sat. April 29th

Food truck chefs get out of their comfort zone on Saturday April 29th for a good cause as the Beer for Brains Foundation raises money for brain cancer research and awareness with its EPICURIAD Spring 2017 Food, Craft Beers & Wine Pairings Event.

12 food truck chefs including Left Coast Burrito Co., Saffron Jak and Electric Sliders will leave their trucks for a full and modern kitchen experience at Allstate Appliances in north Scottsdale to compete against each other to create a new dish for the gourmet pairing competition.

The night begins at 6:30 p.m. with VIP attendees getting a chance to see a 2 chef face off between executive chef Jordan Murray of Rock A Belly, Food Network’s “Street Eats” Season 5 vs Chef Tim Cobb of United Lunchadores, Street Food Chef of the Year in 2015. The chefs will flip a coin to see if they will be cooking with beer or wine in addition to the ingredients provided with 35 minutes to create a dish before the main event.

At 7:30 p.m. main event begins where attendees will be able to sample gourmet food, craft beers and wine. They will have the chance to vote for “Best Pairing” to see if beer or wine is the preferred pairing and “Best Entree” based on taste and presentation. Gold, Silver & Bronze medals will be awarded to the Top 3 winning chefs who will the go head to head with restaurant chefs at the Fall 2017 EPICURIAD event.

The event is one of Beer for Brains Foundation multiple events around the country where the partner with breweries, medical facilities, and other partners to raise money and support ground breaking research at GBM Agile Tempe headquarters on the campus of Arizona State University.

Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.thebeerforbrainsfoundation.org/ for $95 per or $150 VIP with proceeds going to Brain Cancer Research with GBM Agile.

Allstate Appliances is at 15250 N. Hayden Rd in Scottsdale.

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers and Reel Big Fish to play at SanTan Brewing’s Oktoberfest

Beer and music go hand in hand and SanTan Brewing Company is well a where of that. It is for that reason SanTan is celebrating their 9th anniversary and Oktoberfest with bands Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers and Reel Big Fish on Saturday October 1st in downtown Chandler.

Reel Big Fish photo courtesy of Jonathan Thorpe & Jen Pruett
Reel Big Fish photo courtesy of Jonathan Thorpe & Jen Pruett

music, games and more

When the gates open at 3pm festival goers will be treated to Ken Levine’s Funkhaus Brass Band followed by games that include beer pong, a pretzel toss, tricycle races, Brat eating contest and a wiener dog race. SanTan will be pouring their core beers along with their Bavarian style Oktoberfest lager and food will be available from Gorilla Cheese Truck, Honey Bear’s BBQ, Beignet Babes and more.

photo courtesy of  Jen Pruett
photo courtesy of Jen Pruett

roger clyne and the peacemakers and reel big fish

When the sun goes down is when Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers hit the stage at 7:10 pm followed by Reel Big Fish at 9:30 to close out the festival.

Tickets

Pre-sale tickets are available for $12 at http://www.santanoktoberfest.com/ with day of tickets available for $15. Part of the proceeds will go to non-profit, St. Joseph the Worker which helps the homeless, low income and others become self-sufficient through quality employment. http://www.sjwjobs.org/ 

SanTan’s Oktoberfest will be at Dr. AJ Chandler Park, 178 E Commonwealth, Chandler, AZ 85225

Beer here, get y’er cold beer here with 2 beer festivals in coming weeks.

With the temperatures hitting 100 degrees for the 1st time this past weekend nothing sounds cooler than a cold beer. In the coming weeks there are at least 2 beer festivals to keep us cool.

4th Annual AmeriCAN Beer Festival AmriCan 2014
Saturday May 17th brings the return of the the AmeriCAN Beer festival to the Scottsdale Civic Center that will include over 20 new breweries participating along with many favorites returning. Included are local, national and international beers. 6 local food trucks will be on hand to feast on while you wash down with beer.

The festivities start at 1 p.m. for general admission ticket holders ($35 pre-sale, 20 beer samples) with V.I.P ticket holders($100.00 pre-sale, 20 drink tickets, catered food, etc) able to enter at 12 noon. The festival will run until 6 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.cannedcraftbeerfest.com
San Tan Brewing Company & HDE Agency are once again hosting the event. This festival is for those 21 years old with no exceptions. Scottsdale Civic Center, 3939 North Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Scottsdale Beer Palooza SBP_LOGORP-
Afforadable Food Festivals(Arizona Taco Festival, Flavors of the West & Arizona BBQ Festival) is keeping you cool with cold beer and air conditioning as this inaugural event will be held indoors at Westworld on Saturday, June 28th.

Attendees will be able to sample beers from about 50 breweries and will be able to purchase their favorite beers at the on site Beer Store. Tickets are $40 for 20 samples and V.I.P. tickets are $60 for 25 samples and early entry. The doors open at 1 p.m. for General admission and 12 noon for V.I.Ps.

Beer friendly foods will be available for purchase from food trucks and from M Culinary Concepts and there will be live music and games as well.

Tickets can be purchased at www.scottsdalebeerpalooza.com and make great Father’s Day gift which is 2 weeks earlier.
WestWorld of Scottsdale 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260

HB Hanratty’s features food trucks on Thursday’s in December

One of Phoenix’s vintage dive bars, HB Hanratty’s has started featuring food trucks to go along with its “strong and cheap drinks” Located at 7th St. and Camelback, HB Hanratty’s has been featuring the food trucks on Thursday and Saturday nights since November so you can get your grub on while you watch the game, play pool or darts. You can wash your food down with cocktails from their full bar or one of 6 Arizona beers on tap plus many other beers by the bottle. There is also the weekly “Beer Bargain” for $3 and you can also take a 6 pack and some food home if you’re in a hurry.

Below is this months schedule and it’s recommended that you check Facebook and Twitter for any updates.
Thursday December 5
6-8pm
Moto Meals

Thursday, December 19
6-8pm
Moto Meals

Thursday, December 26
6-8pm
Moto Meals

HB Hanratty’s
537 E.Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(602) 274-3067

Beer me as World of Beer celebrates 1st Arizonaversary with 4 days of events

world of beer

It’s been 1 year since World of Beer www.wobusa.com opened on Mill Ave. in Tempe and to celebrate their 1 year Arizonaversary they will offer their customers 4 days to celebrate.

Starting on Wed. August 7th. with a Firestone Walker party where some of their beers including Double Barrel Ale and Wookey Jack will be on tap all day with a few rare beers being tapped from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. that will include Parabola, Sucuba and Sixteen.

On Thursday and Friday August 8th & 9th over 50 rare and allocated beers will be tapped including North Coast Brewing’s Barrel Aged Old Rasputin XV and Odell Brewing’s Wooden Sidecar and Amuste.

Saturday August 10th World of Beer salutes Arizona breweries with “The Arizona Great Fifty Eight” in which 58 beers will be tapped from 26 Arizona breweries including the “Beer of the World” a World of Beer exclusive from San Tan Brewing Co. This beer is brewed using ingredients from around the world including American malt, European roasted barley, South American cacao nibs and African coffee just to name a few. The Grilled Cheese Truck will be on hand from 12 p.m.- 5p.m. then from 5 p.m. -10 p.m. The Hungry Monk’s new food truck The Traveling Monk will be serving pub favorites.

Customers visiting on these days will have a chance to win tickets to the Great American Beer Festival in October.
http://www.facebook.com/wobtempe
World of Beer Tempe is located at 526 S Mill Ave at the corner of 5th Street and Mill Ave and is open Monday-Friday, noon – 2 a.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m. – 2 a.m.