Strong Beer Festival tickets go on sale Black Friday

Once you wake up from your turkey coma on Black Friday make your way down to Arizona Craft Brewers Guild’s Tempe office as tickets for the Strong Beer Festival go on sale. Other locations around Arizona will also offer the best prices for the February 8th festival before they increase December 3rd.

“The only gift better than tickets to the Arizona Strong Beer Festival is tickets that come with a Festival t-shirt or hat,” says Rob Fullmer, Executive Director of the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild. “Locals can visit the Guild office on Black Friday for the best ticket prices in town plus Arizona Strong Beer Festival and Arizona Beer Week swag you won’t find anywhere else.”

This year’s festival marks its 20th anniversary and brewers will collaborate on special beers for the festival. The festival is part of the annual Arizona Beer Week from February 6th – 16th with over 200 events planned.

Strong Beer Festival tickets on sale

The Guild’s office at 201 E. Southern Ave. #109 will be selling tickets from 8 a.m. -1 p.m. starting at $40.  Discounted tickets, with no online fees, will be available at the following locations from Black Friday, Nov. 29 through Mon., Dec. 2: 8-bit Aleworks, 12 West Brewing Co., Arizona Wilderness, Bone Haus Brewing Co., Brewers Connections, Front Pourch Brewing Co., Growlers USA – High Street, Hungry Monk, Huss Brewing Co., Lumberyard Brewing Co., Oro Brewing Co., Tap & Bottle, and Throne Brewing Co.

General admission tickets are $40 then go up to $64.33 on Tues. Limited amounts of VIP tickets (in person only) are $70 then $85.22 next week. VIP tickets include a food voucher, access to VIP area, a private restroom and access to specialty beers. New this year is Super VIP tickets which are $90 then $106.51. Included are all the above plus Friday wristband pick up, express entry and entry to the Brewer’s reception on Sunday.

“You have to act fast if you want to score tickets to the best beer festival of the year, especially with this year’s added collaborations” says Fullmer. “Our VIP tickets typically sell out well before the new year.”

A complete line-up of brewers, entertainment and food will be available soon at http://arizonabeerweek.com/arizona-strong-beer-festival/. You can also purchase tickets at the link.

The festival will be at Steele Indian School Park at 300 E. Indian School Rd. in Phoenix from 1 – 5 p.m.

Celebrate AZ Beer Week at BoomBozz Pizza & Taphouse!


Here a list of what’s going at BoomBozz Pizza during Arizona Beer Week in Gilbert. Starting Monday, Feb. 20, they will pair two pints of a featured local craft beer with a large, award-winning, Famous Creations pizza for $20!
MONDAY, FEB. 20:
Mudshark Brewing Company (Amber) paired with the International Gourmet Pizza Winner (named after the founder’s daughter) D’Sienna
TUESDAY, FEB. 21:
Grand Canyon (Pilsner) paired with the American Pizza Championship Winner Tuscan Chicken
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22:
Oak Creek Brewing Company (Nut Brown) paired with the International Gourmet Pizza Winner Portobello Bello
THURSDAY, FEB. 23:
San Tan Brewing (Devil’s Ale) paired with the International Pizza of the Year Winner Fire Roasted Fajita
FRIDAY, FEB. 24:
Sonoran Brewing (IPA) paired with the International Pizza of the Year Winner Pollotate’, also recognized by Food Network Magazine as one of “America’s Best Pizzas!”
At 5:30 p.m. each day a representative from each brewing company will also be onsite with additional beer samples and promotional items!
For more details regarding the unique menu items and ingredients at BoomBozz Pizza visit http://www.boombozztaphouse.com/Menu/GilbertGilbertTownSquare/tabid/201/Default.aspx.

HB Hanratty’s Toasts the Three Amigos of Arizona Beer Week: Bikes, Brews, and Food

Bike-In Movie Night has Western Comedy on the Big Screen
Chef Jeff Kraus in the Kitchen


Calendar Listing

Bike In Movie Night: The Three Amigos
Friday, February 24, 2012
6:30 – 7:30 – Previews + Prix Fixe
7:30 – 9:00 – Main Feature

$10 for Prix Fixe sampler – RSVP requested
$3 to $5 ala carte food and drink menu

HB Hanratty’s Pub537 E. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ

Spruce up your cruisers, fixies and tandems for Bike-In Movie Night at HB Hanratty’s Pub. Everyone is encouraged to ride their bikes to this Arizona Beer Week celebration of Mr. Hanratty’s “Three Amigos” – bicycles, brews and food. Inside, the classic western comedy The Three Amigos will play on the big screens, a selection of Beer Bargains will be on tap, and movie-themed snacks from Chef extraordinaire Jeff Kraus of ++experience++ will be available ala cart. The movie showing is free and beers and snacks will be priced at $5 or less per item.

Mr. Hanratty and Chef Kraus team up again for Arizona Beer Week after their successful tasting event last year. This time, Mr. Hanratty declared: “Let them ride bikes!” It is his favorite form of transportation and one that Arizonans can ride comfortably nearly year-round. Cycling through the pub’s Central and Camelback neighborhoods is a wonderful and much safer way to “bar hop,” he explains. For those outside the neighborhood, a bicycle makes the pub within easy access of the Light Rail.

Kraus is also no stranger to “alternative” transportation. After circling the Valley in his popular food truck, Truckin’ Good Food, he shuttered the mobile eatery to develop ++experience++. He now specializes in pop-up and guest chef events where he can be even more creative with his menus. After serious viewings of The Three Amigos in the name of research, he is planning a range of movie-appropriate snacks that will also pair to Hanratty’s featured Beer Bargains.

The Bike-In begins with Previews from 6:30 – 7:30 where a prix fixe sampler will be available for $10. This will include a sampler of snacks not available on the ala carte menu plus one Arizona draft beer. At 7:30 the curtain rises for The Three Amigos.

As always, there will be prizes and give aways throughout the night. Those who arrive on bicycle will receive a gift and second entry in the give away drawing.

RSVPs are requested for the Prix Fixe Sampler on the HB Hanratty’s Facebook page – facebook.com/hbhanrattys.