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.

HB Hanratty’s and Old Dixie’s Food Truck Join for AZ Beer Week

The esteemed Mr. HB Hanratty knows a thing or two about Southern Comfort. Yes, there is the well-known liquor, but he prefers the fixins. In his humble opinion, there is no better match to craft beers than down-home Southern cooking. To prove his point, HB Hanratty’s Pub and Old Dixie’s food truck join up on Tuesday, February 19 from 6:

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30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. to celebrate Arizona Beer Week with a Comfort Food + Craft Beer pairing.

For $25 guests will get a 3-course tasting menu of Old Dixie’s Southern comfort food. Think Boudin Balls – crispy fried house made sausage, rice and seasoning topped with Kiltlifter beer mustard; Chorizo Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes; and Old Dixie’s signature Buttermilk Biscuits and jam. Inside Hanratty’s guests will get 4 oz samples of four Arizona beers from breweries like Sleepy Dog, Sun Up and San Tan. After the tasting, guests will also get their choice of a full pint, bottle or can of any of Hanratty’s Arizona beers.
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The evening is open to all, but seating for the tasting menu is limited. To confirm your tasting plate, RSVP on HB Hanratty’s Facebook page (facebook.com/hbhanrattys). Payment will be made at the bar the night of the event.

Also during Arizona Beer Week (Feb. 16 – 23), all of HB Hanratty’s selection of Arizona beers on draft, bottle will be available for $3.

HB Hanratty’s is at 537 E. Camelback just west of 7th Street. RSVP for this event on HB Hanratty’s Facebook page – facebook.com/hbhanrattys.

Also find Hanratty’s and Old Dixie’s on the Twitter: @hbhanrattys and @olddixies.