Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close
Arizona Beer Week 2012 (Facebook Photo)

PHOENIX -- Mouth-watering local craft brews will be on tap for a week starting Saturday.

This year, Arizona Beer Week kicks off with the 13th annual Arizona Strong Beer Festival at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix.

"It's a chance to meet the brewers, a chance to put a face to the beer the drink," said Jim Roper, a brewer at Four Peaks in Tempe.

Arizona Beer Week runs Feb. 16-23.

Over 75 breweries from across the country will celebrate the start of the third annual event. The rest of the week the Arizona Craft Brewer's Guild will host 220 events across the state, including Flagstaff, Lake Havasu, and Tucson.

"We've done collaboration brews in the past with other breweries and have made different styles of beer," Roper said.

Many of the breweries will feature beers made especially for the festivities.

"They usually tend to be higher alcohol beer and we sit on a few kegs of those. We have beers that are up to four years old that will be at our Strong Beer event," Roper said.

Aaron Granillo, News Editor

share this story:
Attention Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.