February 8, 2011

Arizona Craft Beer Week Taking Shape

As excitement builds for Arizona Craft Beer Week, more events are popping up around the local craft beer scene. Here's some of the latest items we've heard about:

Hungry Monk, Chandler (@hungrymonkaz)

  • Tuesday, 2/22: Anderson Valley, 4:30-6:30 & Ballast Point, 6:30-8:30
  • Wednesday, 2/23: Left Hand Brewing, 6:30-8:30
  • Saturday, 2/26: Bells Brewing, 5:00-7:00

Flanny's, Tempe (@Flannys_Tempe)

Friday, 2/25: 7:00 - Beer Blending Extravaganza

Colorado's Left Hand Brewing and local breweries SanTan and Sonoran will be on hand at Flanny's Irish Bar & Grill to showcase one of the hottest trends in the beer world. Meet James the "Beer Scientist" and try some suggestions from the brewers in attendance or have a crack at your own.


As our goal is to grow the Phoenix craft beer scene, we're not disappointed that we were scooped on this one by local food & drink blog mxsw. Like the coming together of 5 animatronic lions into a super robot, this beer brings together five local breweries interpretation of the collaboration double red recipe into Arizona's first craft beer blend. For all the details, check out mxsw's blog posting on the beer and look for it first at Strong Ale Festival.

Strong Ale Festival

Speaking of Strong Ale Festival, the latest word is that all 500 VIP tickets are now sold out. Tomorrow (February 9th) is your last chance to purchase discounted general admission tickets. Save $5 by ordering online at the AZ Beer Week website.This event has sold out in the past so make sure you don't miss out on tickets.

In other Strong Ale News, we received Odell's planned list of beers for the event:
  • C4 1st Crack Espresso Porter (Collaboration with Cave Creek Coffee Company), 7.5% ABV
  • Double Ninja Double IPA, 9.8% ABV
  • Odell Red, 6.5% ABV
  • Odell IPA, 7% ABV
  • 2 special 1/4 bbls to be announced later.

These are just a few of the hundreds of events planned for beer week. We'll try to keep you up to date on new events as we hear of them, so keep following our @BeerPHXation Twitter feed and make sure you follow AZ Beer Week on Twitter @AZBeerWeek or Facebook.

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