The Phoenix Brewers Invitational Gets Crafty In Downtown Phoenix This Friday & Saturday
Phoenix, AZ – The brewers are coming to Heritage Square, this Friday-Saturday for the inaugural Phoenix Brewers Invitational – Get Crafty 2012. Featuring more than 60 craft breweries, live entertainment by 80 Proof, beer-related vendors, beer memorabilia, home brewing demonstrations and a wide variety of local foods from some of Arizona’s best food trucks – this is going to be a great event for all!
Cali Reggae Rock Band 80 Proof to Headline plus an Arizona Battle of the Bands
Admission into the festival grounds is FREE, however in order to consume beer, all 21-and-over patrons must purchase the 2012 souvenir mug for $10. Beer is sold separately using tokens, priced at $1 each for a 3 oz sample or trade in four tokens for a full 12 oz serving.
In addition, there is going to be a VIP admission price that includes an invitation to an open house preview party hosted at Phoenix Ale Brewery on Thursday, December 6 and exclusive entry into the VIP beer garden on either Friday or Saturday with catered food, private bathrooms and a meet and greet with brewers. The VIP ticket is available through presale purchase ONLY for $125 per person, per day.
Some of the invited breweries include*:
- Phoenix Ale Brewery (Phoenix, Ariz.), Fretzy’s Unfiltered Pale Ale
- Borderlands Brewing Company (Tucson, Ariz.), Noche Dulce Vanilla Porter
- Dogfish Head Brewery (Milton, Del.), 60 Minute IPA
- Maui Brewing Co. (Kahana, Hawaii), Bikini Blonde
- Boulder Beer Co. (Boulder, Colo.), Hazed & Infused
- Full Sail Brewing Company (Hood River, Ore.), Amber Ale
- Coronado Brewing Company (Coronado, Calif.), Orange Wit
- Mission Brewery (San Diego, Calif.), Amber Ale
- Left Coast Brewing Company (San Clemente, Calif.), Hop Juice Double IPA
- Rubicon Brewing Company (Sacramento, Calif.), Monkey Knife Fight Pale Ale
- Marin Brewing Company (Larkspur, Calif.), IPA
- Ass Kisser Ales (San Jose, Calif.), Vanilla Pale Ale
*Beers subject to change
80 Proof will take the Zia Record Stage at 8 p.m. during day two – Saturday, December, 8 – of Get Crafty 2012 at Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix. In addition, local bands will battle it out for a chance to be one of the beer festival’s featured performers.
As many as 12 independent Arizona bands will compete during the first day – Friday, December, 7 –of the two-day festival with the winner chosen by popular vote from festival goers. Participating bands could the chance to open for 80 Proof. Some of the competing bands include Bird City, Versions of You, Cartoon Lion, We Are Searchers, Inept Hero,Cosmic Goat, Libertine Social and Johnny Lee.
The festival is located at the Phoenix Heritage & Science Park, 115 N 6th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004 from noon-10 p.m. on December 7 & 8, 2012. Visit www.phoenixbrewfest.com for more information, to purchase tickets and for a schedule of events. The Phoenix Brewers Invitational encourages people to drink responsibly and urges patrons to take advantage of the Valley Metro Light Rail, located just blocks away from the festival.
A percentage of the proceeds from this event benefit The Beer for Brains Foundation, a national, non-profit organization of craft-beer lovers, distributors and brewers, who are committed to raising public awareness about brain cancer, engendering compassion for its victims and helping fund groundbreaking research leading to a cure. Based in Arizona, the Beer for Brains Foundation is one of only a handful of beer industry-related charities currently operating in the United States. Visit the Beer for Brains Foundation online at www.thebeerforbrainsfoundation.org and like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beerforbrains for more information and to learn about ways you can help promote brain cancer awareness and research.