Arizona Strong Beer Festival

2024 marks the 23rd year of the longest running beer festival in Arizona when the 2024 Arizona Strong Beer Festival returns to Scottsdale on Saturday February 17th at Salt River Fields. This year’s festival includes a baseball game the day before for some and over 125 breweries from around the country, live entertainment, food trucks and more.

The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2024 hosts the festival and who’s Executive Director Rob Fullmer says the festival is not just for beer hardcore aficionados. “Hosted in February, it’s the perfect excuse to get out and enjoy fun in the Arizona sun, which is why we’re so excited to partner with Salt River Fields to take over these beautiful grass-lined grounds. While the rest of the nation is still shivering, we’re enjoying a full-day outdoors with family and friends.”

More than 500 of the latest and innovative beers, ciders, mead, low alcohol and non-alcohol beers will be poured from 12:30 – 5 p.m. at one of the country’s first beer festivals. Fullmer goes on to say “the AZ Strong Beer Festival has a long tradition of launching new brands and beers, both locally and nationwide.”

Ticket info for Arizona Strong Beer Festival

Early bird tickets for the 2024 Arizona Strong Beer Festival are on sale through November 24th for $50 and $70. General Admission tickets will go up to $70 and Craft Enthusiast (VIP) tickets will go to $90 on the 25th. Craft Enthusiast ticket holders get in an hour earlier at 11:30 a.m. and free access to pre-event party on Friday the 16th from 5 – 7 p.m. which include a college baseball game.

The VIP event on the Pepsi Party Deck will also offer $4 cans of AZ craft beers, breweries pouring samples and will allow pick up of festival wrist bands and have their ID checked so they can avoid any lines on Saturday. The festival is for attendees 21 and over and attendees are invited to bring their own pretzel necklaces to nibble on and sealed bottled water or empty water bottles to have filled. Water will be available but no other outside food and drink will be permitted.

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