The official Arizona Beer Week is brought to you by The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild.
The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild was created in 1998 by a group of craft brewers interested in forming an organization that could represent and promote the state’s craft beer industry. It provides an opportunity for networking and information sharing among member brewers. It is recognized as a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) organization. The membership includes most of the brewing operations registered in Arizona. Associate memberships are available to businesses and organizations that have some relationship to the brewing industry.
The guild also provides educational opportunities for brewers, distributors and consumers. Member breweries are encouraged to attend national conferences on craft brewing. Guild meetings act as an open forum for communication between members. The Guild members participate in local and national beer festivals to make the public aware of the various types and styles of beer produced in Arizona. The Guild informs members of legal and legislative issues that are relevant to the craft brewing industry.
The guild maintains a website, azbrewguild.com, with information and links to member websites, as well as general information about the brewing process and updates on beer-related events.
Giving back to the community by supporting local charities is also important to guild members. In the last year, contributions have been made by the guild to Hospice of the Valley, St. Vincent de Paul, Yavapai Food Bank and Caridad Tucson. In addition, many individual member breweries hold or support various charitable fundraising activities.
The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild encourages responsible consumption of brewery products.