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    November 20, 2014
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    November 17, 2014

    3 Best Places to Eat and Drink This Week in Metro Phoenix

    Spiga Cucina Italiana Monday, November 17 This week north Scottsdale will welcome a new dining destination to the scene when Spiga Cucina Italiana opens its doors to the public. The new restaurant comes courtesy of Toronto-based restaurateurs Paula and Fernando Esteves (Spuntini Ristorante) and lo ... More >>

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    February 17, 2014

    5 Best Places to Eat and Drink This Week in Metro Phoenix: Arizona Cocktail Week and Beer Week Edition

    Artisanal Spirit and Cocktail Market Today Don't get us wrong, we love regular farmers markets, too. But when we have the chance to hit up a market full of artisan spirits and other cocktail-related products, you can bet a bottle of 30-year-old scotch we're going to go. The Artisan Spirit and Cockt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Epicuriad 2013: Beer For Brains Foundation's Annual Food Pairing Competition on March 22

    You would think a craft beer-focused foundation holding a contest pitting one dish against a beer or wine would be, well, a little biased. But for the past two years the Beer For Brains Foundation Epicuriad has been thoroughly pleasing food, beer and wine fans alike. See also: - Epicuriad: The Fin ... More >>

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    February 12, 2013

    17 Don't-Miss Events During Arizona Beer Week, Feb. 16-23

    With more than 100 tastings, tappings and opportunities to tipple taking place throughout Arizona Beer Week, one must schedule his time wisely for maximum drinking. These are the events you'll find us at -- and the beers we'll be drinking there. See also: - Chow Bella Rides with Mother Road Brew ... More >>

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    November 14, 2012

    Inaugural Phoenix Brewers Invitational Festival Coming December 7 and 8

    The craft beer movement has been steadily growing in Phoenix over the past few years, and now all the hard work we've done downing pints and sampling flights has paid off with one really big event. The first Phoenix Brewers Invitational Festival will take place from noon to 10 p.m. on Friday, Decemb ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012
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    May 21, 2012

    Beer This Week: Tastings at Taste of Tops, Pairings at Monsterland, and More

    Beer is a big deal in the Valley. From tastings and tappings to pairing dinners and more, there's a different beer event to attend pretty much every night. Every week, we curate upcoming brew-related goings-on and lay them out for you here. Your calendar will be as full of beer as your belly.

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Epicuriad in Photos

    On Friday, 11 of Arizona's top chefs flexed their food-pairing muscles at the second annual Epicuriad, the Beer for Brains Foundation's dinner event that pits beer against wine in a food fight to the finish. Chow Bella was provided a media pass to document the deliciousness, and with almost 30 beer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Epicuriad: The Finest Food/Beer/Wine Pairing Competition This Side of ANYWHERE

    Trust us: With all the superb food festivals we have in the Valley, it's not easy to make it onto Chow Bella's radar.   But the Epicuriad is no ordinary event. On the strength of its unique premise -- top local chefs match dishes with beer and wine in an all-out food pairing competition ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Sonoran 7 Wives Saison

    ​Beer: 7 Wives Saison Brewery: Sonoran Brewing Co. Style: Saison ABV: 5.2-ish   While brewers I've talked to usually sing the joys of collaborating with others in their craft, a few have confessed that the process is a pain. Attention spans are short among beer-makers, they say, and coordin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    You Heard Us Back When Vol. 6 Tracklist Tops 30 Songs

    While $3 isn't enough to buy you a gallon of gas these days, it is enough to buy you the sixth installment of Zia Record's local music compilation, You Heard Us Back When. The double-disc album is scheduled for release on next month's Record Store Day, April 21, and features 37 songs by local musici ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Rep Your Hood: Zia Records Is Now Taking Submissions for Local Compilation CD You Heard Us Back When

    Ah, Record Store Day. Not only is it a time for audiophiles around the world to celebrate the music pushed by countless independently-owned record shops around the world, but it's also a time of special vinyl and CD releases. This year, Zia Records will be commemorating the occasion with the relea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    RAREaffair Didn't Disappoint

    Zach Fowle ​Beer for Brains sure knows how to throw a party. On Saturday, close to 800 beer lovers soaked themselves in suds at the RAREaffair, thrown by the Beer for Brains Foundation. Held at Talking Stick Resort, this no-limit food-and-drink-tasting event featured more than 75 beers for s ... More >>

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    November 4, 2011

    Unlimited Booze at the Beer for Brains RAREaffair

    ​"It's different than a traditional beer festival; it's a party." That, friends, is straight from the mouth of Louis Dolgoff, founder of the Beer for Brains Foundation -- a national nonprofit association of craft beer lovers, distributors and brewers committed to raising awareness and dollar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Bryan's Black Mountain Barbecue Does Beer For Brains Event Next Monday

    Jamie Peachey​Juicy barbecue, ice cold beer, and a good cause? This one's a no-brainer, or, in the case of Bryan's Black Mountain Barbecue in Cave Creek, a Beer for Brains fundraiser. ​At 6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 12, Bryan's Black Mountain Barbecue will be pairing up 'que and beer ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Beer for Brains BBQ and Chai Snickerdoodles in Today's Eater's Digest

    Jessica @ The Novice Chef​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives? Beer, BBQ, & More Beer Louis Dolgoff, founder of the Beer for Brains Foundation is at it again -- this time he has joined forces with the owner and chef of Bryan's Black Mo ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Beer for Brains Teams Up With Rico's American Grill and S'Mores in A Jar in Today's Eater's Digest​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Beer For Brains! Tomorrow night, Rico's American Grill at the Pointe Squaw Peak and the Beer for Brains Foundation are teaming up with four of our beloved local breweries for ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    AZ Beer Week's Must-See Events ​​Arizona Beer Week, once upon a time just a twinkle in the eye of desert-dwelling beer lovers, is now upon us -- and has grown to juggernaut proportions. As our mom likes to say, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a beer week event. With somewhere in the ne ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010

    Desert Botanical Gardens' Beer Garden: Why We're Not Going

    Jonathan McNamara We'll be hanging out at Taste of Tops instead. ​You fancy yourself a bit of a beer aficionado. You enjoy knowing about different styles and you have your favorite. You're a regular at Four Peaks and Papago and you're becoming a regular at Taste of Tops. You can get down wi ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010

    Beer For Brains' Off-Centered Experience Lets You Drink For a Good Cause

    Louis Dolgoff, beer aficionado and Founder of the Beer For Brains Foundation ​Talk to Louis Dolgoff for a moment or two and you'll understand what a busy guy he is. He's working on a beer pairing television show for PBS. He continues to orchestrate several ornate, beer-tasting dinners all ove ... More >>