Posted by: Toni
February 26, 2013
The great philosopher Plato once said, “He was a wise man who invented beer.” Plato was a wise man himself, but he knew to give credit where credit was due.
There won’t be one person at the Great Arizona Beer Festival this Saturday who doesn’t agree with Plato.
The Great Arizona Beer Festival, Saturday, March 2 at Tempe Beach Park, is a favorite of locals and tourists alike. Really, what’s not to love? The event will feature more than 200 brews from more than 50 breweries from across the state, country and around the world. Attendees can sample their favorites from this impressive collection of craft beers. The event runs from 2-6 p.m., which also happens to be an opportune time to take in some of the famous Arizona sunshine.
There will also be food vendors on-site and live music from local favorites Big Nick & The Gila Monsters and The Groove Merchants.
Beer lovers can look forward to sampling the best from local favorites such as Four Peaks and San Tan Brewing Co., and new this year, Beer by Cartel. Yes, the folks from Cartel Coffee Lab are starting to brew beer too. Popular breweries such as Boulder Beer, Deschutes, Mother Road, Blue Moon and Dog Fish are just a few of the big names in attendance. See the full list of microbrews on the event website.
Since this is always such a popular event, you might want to get your tickets early. This Friday is the last day to buy tickets online for $85 for VIP admission providing early entry at 1 p.m., catered food and VIP restrooms, $45 general admission, $10 for a designated drivers (great idea!) and $20 for VIP designated drivers.
For more information, visit www.azbeer.com/tempe or call (480) 774-8300.
All proceeds benefit Sun Sounds of Arizona, a non-profit radio reading service helping 49,000 people in Arizona with print disabilities.
Visit the Tempe Tourism Office website for more spring events in Tempe or call 800-283-6734.