It’s almost time for Arizona Beer Week, which kicks off with the Arizona Strong Beer Festival. // © 2012 Arizona Beer Week
Arizona Beer Week will return February 18-25 for a weeklong celebration presented by the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild. This celebration of craft beer includes more than 150 events all over the state, including locations such as Flagstaff, Sedona, Prescott, Tucson, Phoenix, Bisbee and many more.
Building on the success of the inaugural Arizona Beer Week in 2011, this year’s celebration will be expanded with new events that focus more on craft beer education, the artistry of brewing and unveiling new beverages.
The week will kick off with the 12th Annual Arizona Strong Beer Festival, held at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix on Feb. 18. Ticket prices start at $35 for 15 tasting tickets of specialty brews. Participating breweries include Sonoran Brewing Co., Four Peaks, New Belgian, Sierra Nevada, Pyramid, Deschutes and many more. Other events happening around the state include beer and food pairings, pub crawls, specialty beer tastings and discounted prices on beer and food.