Arizona Strong Beer Festival® 2017

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General Admission: $45 (Still Available)

Includes: Entrance and 40, 2oz Tickets to Sample over 400 craft beers

Designated Driver: $10 (Still Available)

VIP Tickets: $75

Includes:  47 tasting tickets, entrance at 11:30am(90 minutes early), food voucher, bandana, special area and restroom.  These tickets are very limited and will sell out.

Text, “strongbeer” to 555888 to receive tapping schedule updates during the Arizona Strong Beer Festival.

About Arizona Strong Beer Festival® 2016

Over 400 beers on tap

Strong_Beer_Festival_2016_LogoDesigned for the true craft beer lover who enjoys a variety of beers and/or discovering new boutique breweries and beers, the Strong Beer Festival is home to an astounding assortment of memorable brews that provide the perfect respite for the winter weary.


Featuring a myriad of styles on hand for tasting, a plethora of top-notch food vendors and a variety of music to keep the party rockin’.


Arizona’s “Best Beer Festival” has quickly become one of the state’s can’t miss hospitality and tourism events, so come on by and get a taste of what’s on tap for craft beer’s biggest week-long southwestern celebration.


Participating Brewers for Arizona Strong Beer Festival®

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Brewery NameBeer #1 Name, (ABV)Beer #2 Name, (ABV)Beer #3 Name, (ABV)Other Beers
10 Barrel Joe IPA Apocalypse IPA Pray For Snow
1912 Brewing Company Oraibi Old Ale, (8.5)
8-Bit Aleworks Legend of Zymur, (8.7) Ichabod Crane's Nightmare, (10) na
Abita Purple Haze, (4.2) Bourbon Series Imperial Porter Shem Wet Ancient Hop Brewmaster Select Series Macchiato Milk Stout
Ace Cider Ace Perry Cider, (0.05) Ace Pineapple Cider, (0.05) x, (x)
Alaskan Brewing Co. Alaskan Barley Wine, (10.7) Alaskan Jalapeno Imperial IPA, (8.5) NA
Almanac Beer Co Barbary Coast, (10) Truthful Statement, (9) Pumpkin Sour, (0.085)
Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co American Presidential Stout 2016, (9.9%) Rim Country Framboise Noir, (4.8%) BA Am Pres 2015, (10.4%) Suit-n-tIePA
Avery Brewing Co. Lilikoi Kepolo- Belgian Wit with Passion Fruit added, (5.4%) Vanilla Bean Stout, (10.8) Tweek - stout w/coffee, (17.5) Hog Heaven Ale (9.2)
Ballast point Brewing & Spirits 12 Year Old Elijah Craig Bourbon Barrel Aged Victory at Sea, (0.135) 12 Year Old Elijah Craig Bourbon Barrel Aged Barmy Ale, (0.135) Raspberry Sour Wench, Imperial Berlinerweiss 7.0% Pineapple Sculpin, I.P.A. 7.0% Mango Even Keel, Session IPA 3.8%
Barrio Brewing Company Barrio Nitro Imperial Stout, (9.8) Barrio Imperial IPA, (8) Rae's Ruby Red IPA, (6.3) Nitro Mocha Java Stout, Stout, 6.0%, We’ve combined cocoa, coffee, milk sugar, and oatmeal into one glass, forming our version of a “quad” stout. Those who enjoy coffee and chocolate will enjoy this beer. Served as a nitro pour. Barrio Blonde, Blonde ale, 4.6% Barrio’s best seller, and Arizona’s oldest continuously brewed beer. This blonde ale is clean, crisp and bright, displaying a subtle malty sweetness balanced by Czech Saaz hops, we will be pouring this beer from a 12oz can Barrio Rojo, Scottish Style, 5.7 % Barrio Brewings version of a low hop, very malty Scottish Ale. A malty sweet, low bitterness ale, with notes of caramel brown sugar and cinnamon. Winner of a bronze medal, Scottish Style Category, 2015 GABF. We will be pouring this beer from a 12oz can. Barrio Blanco, White IPA, 6.5%- White IPA s are defined by the presentation of hop flavor and aroma in their purest form. Crisp bold notes of citrus ring out loudly from this extremely drinkable ale. We will be pouring this beer from a 12oz can.
Beast Brewing Sacred Beast, (0.094) Beast Ale, (0.075) Sandman Porter, (0.065)
Beaver St. Brewery R & R Oatmeal Stout
Bell's Brewery
Big Sky Brewing Co. Slow Elk , (0.054) Powder Hound , (0.072) Ivan the Terrible, (0.1)
BJ's Restaurant and Brewery Committed Double IPA , (8.6) Lightswitch Lager, (3.5) no beer
Black Diamond Carnage Triple IPA, (0.1) Great Scott, (0.08) Dried-up Old Geezer, (0.1)
Black Market Brewing Company David, (0.077) Goliath, (0.112) Ashcroft, (0.098)
Blasted Barley Beer Company Belgian Apple Jam, (0.098) Strawberry Tequila Bottle Rocket, (0.056) Boomstick IPA, (0.06)
Borderlands Brewing Company Noche Dule, (7.3) TBD TBD four 1/2bbl brews to allow us 2 additional admission tickets, totaling 8 tickets.
Boulder / Cigar City Nothing Too Fancy, (0.051)
Boulevard The Calling IPA Tank 7
Brasserie Saint James Red Headed Stranger, (0.074) Hopalong Cassidy, (0.083) 1904, (0.075)
Cartel Brewery / Submitting later
Cascade Brewing Shreiking Violet, (10.7) Bourbonic Plague, (13) None
Cider Boys Pineapple Hula, (0.05) Apple Cranberry None
Cismontane Brewing Company Smokin' Santiago, (0.071) 2015 Dead Santa, (0.083) Dos Cone Es, (0.115)
Coachella Valley Bananaramma, (0.085) L'Automne, (0.09) Palms to Pines, (0.14) Condition Black - Imperial Black IPA 8.1%
College Street Brewery Brother Dewey's , (8.5) Big Blue Van, (5.4) Sweet Devil Stout, (6.66)
Coronado Stingray, (0.079) Imperial Blue Bridge Coffee Sock Knocker, (0.085)
CRAFT 64 Smoooove Hoperator, (7) BONKERS DIPA, (9) Crafty Blonde, (5)
Crazy Mountain Lawyers, Guns and Money, Horseshoes and Hand None
Dark Sky Brewing Co Margawheata, (5.5%) Black Star , (9.5%) Hiline Jalapeno, (5%)
Deep Ellum Brewing Co. Darkest Hour, (0.11) Four Swords, (0.105) Numb Comfort, (0.11)
Deschutes Brewery Hop Henge, (9.5) The Stoic, (10.9) Fresh Squeezes, (6.4)
Desert Eagle Brewing Company Russian Imerial Stout, (0.09) Barrel Aged Adler, (0.13) TBD Buzz Bomb, IPA, 7.5% Red Mountain, Amber Ale, 6.2%
DESTIHL Brewery Saint Dekkera Reserve Sour Ale (Variant TBD), (TBD) Vertex IPA, (6.3) Clarice Cognac Foudre Aged Grand Cru, (10) Metallurgy Sour Collection - Pear
Dragoon Brewing Co. Dragoon IPA, (7.3) Rum Barrel-aged Biere del Bac, (10+%) The Tres, (0.092)
Dubina Brewing Co Fall Maple Ale , (0.092) Bell Road IPA, (0.067) Arrowhead IPA with Brett, (0.084)
Dudes Double Trunk IPA, (10.8) Blood Orange, (7.2) Kolschtal EDDY, (5.5)
Elevation Oil Man, (10.8) Senorita, (8.55) Signal de Botrange , (7.5)
Fate Brewing Company Fate-Ality IPA, (7.5) Fate Rum Porter, (9) Pueblo Vida/Fate Session Red Rye, (4) Papago/Fate Collaboration "Orange Blossom Sour", Type: Sour, 5.8%, Name: Fate Keller Pils, Type, Pils, 4.5%
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Double Jack, (9.5) Wookey Jack, (8.5)
Fort Collins Oldwyn English Ale, (0.075) Oldwyns Wild Sister, (0.075) None
Founders Brewing Co. TBD TBD TBD
Four Peaks Double Knot, (9.2) BBL Kilt Lifter, (6.0) 20 Other Beers on Tap Double Knot, 9.2; BBL Kilt Lifter,6.0; Gose- 4.5; Kühl Beanz,8.2; Rye Knot IPA,7.2; Black IPA,7.0; 2015 Hopsquatch,11.5; 2012 BBL Hopsquatch,11.5; 2013 Hopsquatch- 11.5 ; 2010 BBL,11.5; Bock,7.2; Heavy Lifter,9.3; BBL Raj IPA,6.9;Sirius,9.5;Sirius/Kilt Lifter blend,7.5;Greg’s Knob (Imp Porter),8.4;Number 5 (Rye Knot in Four Roses Barrel),7.6; Cherry Imp Porter (barrel aged), 8.4; Odelay, 7.0; Short Hop, 5.0;Double Pumpkin8.4 Wanderlust/Four Peaks Collaboration 7.7
Freak'N Brewing Company Sweet Thang, (9.2) Imperial Blonde- TBD , (0.095) Quad Cities Quad, (11- 13%) IPA, named Hop on Under
Full Sail Brewing Wheatwine Wassail, (0.06) Slipknot IPA, (0.07)
Funkwerks Tropic King, (0.08) Ten, (0.1) Nelson Sauvin, (0.075)
Global Beer Gulden Draak, (10.5) Piraat, (10.5) Kasteel Rouge, (8) Kasteel Barista Chocolate Quad -- Strong
Goldwater Brewing Co. Goldwater Imperial IPA, (9%) Brutus, (9.4%) Desert Rose, (5.3%) Birthday Suit, IPA, ABV 7.6%, Our Brewmaster wanted to brew the original hoppy IPA and tap it on his 28th birthday, so... he did just that! Since then, we’ve tapped a new batch for each of our family’s birth dates. Three different hops all compliment each other in this birthday ale. Chinook for it's citrus and pine notes, citra for its fresh tropical fruit smell and taste, and a little cascade to balance it out. Have a couple of these and enjoy your birthday suit... Preferably when you get home. Ask about our 32oz. cans to go!
Goose Island Sofie Matilda 2015 Juliet 2015 Lolita, 2015 Bourbon County
Gordon Biersch Tripel, (0.09) Winterbock, (0.08) Biere de Garde, (0.055) Triple C IPA, 5.0% abv, classic IPA
Grand Canyon Brewing Deep In The Green, (8.2) Scotchy, Scotch Scotch Ale , (12) Pistachio-YO!, (6)
Great Divide Brewing Hades Belgian-Style Strong Ale , (0.078) Hibernation Ale , (0.087) Red Wine Barrel Aged Yeti Imperial Stout , (0.1)
Green Flash Brewing Company Passion Fruit Kicker, (5.5) Tangerine Soul Styel, (6.5) Dia de Los Serranos, (8.8) Cosmic Ristretto w/ Espresso Black lager Baltic Porter w/ Espresso 8.2%
Hangar 24 Craft Brewery Betty IPA, (0.065) ICONIC, (9) Double Betty, (0.1) Pugachev Cobra! It is a bourbon barrel aged Russian Imperial Stout! 13.5% abv PUGACHEV’S COBRA,
Helton Brewing Company N/A
Historic Brewing Company Bear Arms, (9.8 %) Opposable IPA, (6.8 %) Nooks and Grannies, (8.2 %)
Hollywood Blonde Hollywood Blonde, (4.85)
Huss Brewing Peanut Butter Husstler, (5.5) Grapefruit IPA, (7.1) Ro Sham Beaux, (8) Kaiserlicht Dunkleweiss, Imperial Dunkleweiss, 7.9%, A dark wheat beer with lots of flavor and 7.9% alcohol. This beer lives up to it's name Kaiserlich, German for Imperial. Barrel Aged Beer, To Be Announced, special tapping time.
Iron Fist Spice of Life, (0.065) Counter Strike, (0.065) None
Joseph James Barrel Smoker Wee Heavy , (14) Double Red Eye, (6.2) Blood Moon, (10)
Knee Deep Brewing Company Somewhat DeRanged, (0.11) Hop DeRanged, (0.131) Darkhorse, (0.12)
Lagunitas Brewing Lagunitas IPA, (6.2) Lagunitas Sucks Bitter Oats, (10.5)
Left Coast Brewing Asylum, (0.118) Hop Juice, (0.097) None
Left Hand Brewing Bittersweet Imperial Coffee Milk Stout, (0.089) Ambidextrous #7 Belgian- style Quad, (11.4) Polestar Pilsner, (0.055)
Lost Coast Brewery Argh Pale Ale, (5.2) Fogcutter, (8.7) Tangerine, (5.5)
Lumberyard Coir a Boir Belgian Tripel, Hop Gag Imperial IPA, Flagstaff IPA, (0.061)
Marble Double White Imperial Red Reserve Ale Imperial Stout
Marble Brewery Marble Double White Ale, (7) Marble imperial Red Ale, (9) Marble Reserve Ale, (9) Marble Imperial Stout, Barrel Aged, Wood and Barrel Aged Strong Stout, 11% ABV, This decadent, pitch black stout swirls with cheerful winter flavors. The tan head wafts of vanilla, bourbon, molasses and espresso notes, finishing in a crescendo of chewy anise.
Maui Brewing Dopple Shot, (0.082) Coconut Porter, (0.06) Ono Gun Pilnser, (0.048)
mike hess brewing Grapefruit Solis IPA My Other Vice Imperial Berlinerweisse Brunus Robustus porter Habitus DIPA
Mission Brewing Hard Root Beer, (0.079)
Mother Bunch Brewing TBD TBD TBD TBD, but we will have 4 beers to pour
Mother Earth Brew Co. 2015 Four Seasons "Winter", (0.088) Cali Creamin', (5.2) None, (0)
Mother Road Tower Station, (7.3) Lost Highway, (8) Gold Road, (4.3) 4th Anniversary - Strong ABV, English
Mudshark Brewery Full Moon, (8.5) Desert Magic, (7.2) Mole Stout, (8) 2016 Scotch Ale, Strong Ale, 9%,
Nebraska Black Betty, (0.113) Hop Anomaly, (0.093) Melange a Trois, (0.113)
New Belgium Le Terrior Trippel Blackberry Barleywine
Nimbus Nitro Monkeyshine, (8.2) Imperial IPA, (8) Flanders Red, (6) Dirty Guerra
Ninkasi Brewing Critical Hit , (0.11)
North American Breweries Magic Hat #9, (0.051) Magic Hat Electric Peel, (0.06) NA, (NA)
North Coast Old Stock, (11.9) Brother Thelonious, (9.4) Old Rasputin, (9)
North Mountain Brewing Octomalt, (0.074) Bearded Dragon, (0.068) Lascivious Belgian Ale, (9.8)
Northwest Brewing Crazy Bitch, (0.075) Hoppy Bitch, (0.063) Hawk One Lager, (0.05)
O.H.S.O. Brewery S'mores Stout, (10.2) Brass Monkey, (7.4) Praying Monk Quad, (11.1) Mexican Chocolate Stout, Barrel Aged, Imperial Stout, 9.2%, Brewed with a native chile chiltepins, cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, and cinnamon.
OAK CREEK BREWING CO Chocolate Cherry Porter, (0.07) King Crimson Red IPA, (0.08) no third beer
Odell Brewing Company Pina Agria, (0.065) Friek, (0.069) Russian Pirate, (0.133) Oak Haven Whiskey Peach Ale, Strong ABV, 8.6%
Oskar Blues Brewery Dale's Pale Ale, (6.5) Pinner Throwback IPA, (4.9) Oskar Blues IPA, (6.4) "Mama's Little Yella Pils, 5.3% Old Chub Scotch Ale, 8.0% Ten Fidy Imperial Stout, 10.5%"
Papago Brewing Orange Blossom, (0.05) Oude Zuipers, (0.11) Coconut Joe, (0.055)
Pedal Haus Brewery Maple Milk Stout, (0.049) Tripel, (0.095) DoppelDoc, (0.086)
Peoria Artisan Brewery Daddy Angus, (10.5%) Imperial Savannah Marie IPA, (11%) Imperial Superior Stout, (10.5%)
Phoenix Ale Brewery Ironwood Porter, (0.07) Wheatstalk, (0.078) Phoenician Old English Ale, (0.075) Cranberry Oatmeal Stout 6.1% ABV Orange Peel IPA 6.4% ABV
Pinetop Brewing Grand Cru, (7%) Belgian Blonde, (7%) None
Prescott Brewing Company Ponderosa IPA, (0.065) TBA TBA Will bring another draft beer, as well as a cask of something to be determined
Pubilc Brewhouse Saison Noir
Redstone Meadery Black Raspberry Nectar, (0.08) Passion Fruit Nectar, (0.08) none
Renegade Barrel Aged Endpoint Triple Hammer & Sickle, (0.09) Berbery, (0.1)
Rough Draft Brewing Co. Hop Therapy Double IPA, (0.09) Barrel-aged Freudian Sip, (0.1) Barrel-aged Emboozlement Tripel, (0.095)
Rubicon Natasha Hop Sauce Double IPA Rubicon IPA
Saddle Mountain Brewing Quad Cities Quad, (10-13) Taildragger Hop Snob, (6.7) None
Santa Fe Brewing Imperial Java Stout, (8%) Happy Camper IPA, (6.6%) Santa Fe Gold, (4%) Adobe Igloo
SanTan Brewing MoonJuice, (7.3) Winter Warmer, (9.5) Sex Panther, (6.9) Mr Pineapple 5.0 - Pineapple Wheat Beer Grapefruit Shandy 4.7 - Arizona Grapefruit Ale Drunkin Sex Panther 6.9 - Bourbon Barrel Aged Count Hopula 9.1 - Blood Red IPA
Schilling Hard Lumberjack, (0.06) Oak Aged Cider, (0.069) Blackberry Sour Cider,
Scottsdale Beer 2x dry hop 2x ipa, (0.09) wood aged texas tea, (0.1) sour belgian, (11.3)
Sentinel Peak Brewing Dew Point Dunkel, (5.7%) IceBreak IPA, (7.5%) Salida Del Sol Amber (5.2%) 1811 Desert Blonde 5.2%
Shipyard Brewing Company Monkey Fist IPA, (0.069) Shipyard Imperial Stout, (0.095)
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Otra Vez Gose, (4.5) Beer Camp Tropical IPA, (6.7) Blizzicane Bock, (9.8) Seasonal High-Gravity: Bigfoot Barleywine - 9.8%
Ska Brewing Modus Mandarina, (0.068) Modus Hoperandi, (0.068) Decadent, (0.1)
Sleepy Dog Brewery Red Rover, (0.062) Scootcher, (0.084) Sleepy Dog Specialty, (UNKN)
Smuttynose Baja Hoodie, (8.4) S'Muttonator, (8.5) Baltic Porter, (9.2)
Sonoran Brew Co. White Chocolate Ale, (4.7) Inebriator, (8.2) Smooth Rebel, (8.4) Inebriator Cask TBD
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Syndicate #03, (0.105) Old Godfather 2015, (0.095) Blackhand, (0.059)
STA Travel NA, (Na)
Stone Old Guardin Enjoy by 2.14.16 IPA Ruination 2.0 Russian Imperial Stout
Sun Up Brewing Co White Russian, (9.4) Muscle from Brussels, (10.2) Copper Dome Pilsener, (5) Trooper IPA Red Flash Tanline Brown We will also serve a choice of 2 different Cask ales And a few other surprises
Telegraph Handle bar Abbey
Ten55 Brewing Cherry Sugar Skull, (5.7) Betts' Brown, (5.6) Barrel Aged Imperial Salted Caramel Stout, (9.8)
THAT Brewery Imperial Doppelsticke, (12) Blacked Out IPA, (7) THAT Abbey, (8.5) Strawberry Blonde, Blonde, 5.2%.
The Beer Research Institute Anniversary Ale, (8.5) 480G, (8) Something Else
The Perch Brewery Airing of grievances , (8.2) RooftopRosemary IPA, (0.07) Belgian Peach, (0.08) Railhead Red, Flagship, Extra Special Bitter, 5.6%
Thunder Canyon Brewery Willkommen to the Jungle, (9.8) Doble Diablo, (8.5) The Regulator, (8.5) Baja Tripel, Belgian style Tripel brewed with local botanicals, 8.5% abv
Tieton Cider Works Spiced Route, (0.05) Cranberry , (0.05) None
Two Brothers Brewing 2011 Hop Juice Black Double Black IPA, (9.9) Contiguous Tripel, (Belgium Tripel) Tangent, (9.9)
Uinta Brewing Oak Jacked Pumkon, (0.103) Labyrinth Black Ale, (0.132) None
Uncle Bears Mutts Nuts DBL IPA, (8.4) Passion Fruit IPA, (6) Barkley's Peanut Butter Cup Porter, (5.4) Barkley's Peanut Butter Cup Porter Porter 5.4 Seasonal named after the owners Chocolate Lab
UNibroue La FIn du Monde, (0.09) Maudite, (0.08) Trois Pistoles, (0.09) Ephemere Apple
Unity Vibration Bourbon Peach American Wild, (0.08) K.P.A. Kombucha Plae Ale, (0.07) Tang SKY Do, (0.06)
Utah Brewers Cooperative Squatters Hop Rising, (0.09) Strong ABV, (Double IPA) Devestador Double Bock , (0.08) Wasatch Jalapeno Cream
Victory Brewing Company Java Cask , (14.3 % ) Old Horizontal , (0.11) Golden Monkey, (9.5 %)
Woodchuck Hard Cider Private Reserve Barrel Select, (6.9) Wyder's Reposado, (6.9) Chocolate, (6.9)
WREN HOUSE Who Hit John Olmec None

Frequently Asked Questions

The do’s, don’ts & common sense.


You must present your ticket and ID (You must have a printed ticket or have a mobile device with eventbrite app and be able to display ticket purchase!).

Ticket holders must present a ticket for each beer as in accordance with Arizona liquor laws.

Backpacks, containers, outside food are not permitted(pretzel necklaces allowed). Sorry, no pets. Yummy beer-friendly food is available for purchase. Absolutely no weapons are allowed into the event. Simply put, let’s use the common sense rule: If you’re asking yourself ”I wonder if I can ________,” play it safe and don’t do it/ bring it. Let’s have fun!


  • *Water  – Empty water bottles will be permitted in to the festival. In an effort to conserve and create a “green” event the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild has a created a self-serve water station brough to you by Four Peaks Brewing Company and SanTan Brewing Company.
  • CHILDREN 1 and under are permitted and strollers are highly recommended. Nobody over the age of 1 and under 21 will be permitted.
*VIP admission begins at 11:30am (Designated Drivers arriving with VIPs will also be admitted at 11:30am!) * General admission begins at 1pm * Event ends at 5pm (Last Call 4:45pm * Ticket purchasers and all guests must be 21 or over.
  • * Valid picture ID must be presented for admission. * This is a rain or shine; no refunds or transfers allowed * Tickets will be limited to avoid overcrowding.
  • All general admission tickets include admission, one 4-ounce commemorative tasting mug and 40 tasting tickets (each good for one 2-ounce beer taste). Food is available for purchase.
  • All VIP Tickets include, one 4-ounce commemorative tasting mug, 47 tickets, a bandana, early entry, food, reserved seating area, restrooms.