Arizona Craft Brewers Guild Selects HDE Agency To Produce Strong Beer Festival, 2014
Phoenix, AZ – The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild selects HDE Agency to produce the 14th annual Strong Beer Festival, set for February 15, 2014. The Strong Beer Festival is the official launch of Arizona Craft Beer Week.
HDE’s track record for producing highly successful craft beer events was an important factor in the Guild’s decision to retain the agency. Over the past six year, HDE Agency has grown to become Arizona’s leader for professionally produced craft beer events.
That success is demonstrated by HDE’s impressive roster of more than a dozen annual signature events includes the Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival, Ameri-CAN Canned Craft Beer Festival, SanTan Brewing’s Oktoberfest, Phoenix Brewers Invitational and now; Strong Beer Festival – Arizona’s premier craft beer festival.
“I’m honored and excited to have the opportunity to produce Arizona’s premier and longest running craft beer festival,” said event coordinator, Landon Evans. “It’s our mission to build a strong community, to facilitate economic and development growth in Arizona and to support local non-profit groups. Producing events like the Strong Beer Festival allows us to so.”
HDE will be responsible for all logistical production aspects including booking and management of entertainment, vendors, activities, volunteers, security and more.
Rob Fullmer, executive director, Arizona Craft Brewers Guild, said, “The Strong Beer Festival is the Guild’s largest event of the year focusing on beers “strong” in flavor and character from across the country. It draws patrons from across the state and country to Arizona. We want this event to grow and continue to position Arizona as force in the craft beer community. HDE Agency has a proven track record for taking festivals to the next level by creating a craft beer cultural experience like no other agency can.”
“Beer is a huge economic driver in Arizona, it accounts for more than $300M in revenue,” continued Fullmer, “the business of beer positively impacts urban development, tourism and the overall economic development of Arizona. The more we can create awareness and appreciation for craft beer the better off we’ll all be. HDE Agency is going to help us do that.”
For more information about the Strong Beer Festival and Arizona Craft Beer Week visit the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild online at www.craftbeeraz.com.
About HDE Agency
HDE Agency is Arizona’s leading special event production company with an impressive roster of more than a dozen annual signature events. HDE’s growing list of award winning special events includes the Downtown Chandler Oktoberfest, TASTE. Chandler’s Culinary Festival, Summer Splash, Ameri-CAN Canned Craft Beer Festival, and the Phoenix Brewers Invitational.
HDE’s most notable signature event, The Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival won Outstanding Event of the Year in 2012 and 2013 at the APS AzTEC Awards and Ameri-CAN Canned Craft Beer Festival was selected as Best Beer Festival in 2013 by Phoenix New Times.
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