I tolerate the douchery of the Great Arizona Beer Festival. I enjoy the charitable nature of the Beer for Brains Rare Affair. I love the drunken shenanigans and alcohol-heavy drink that flows freely at the Arizona Strong Beer Fest.
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Beer: Bitter American
Brewery: 21st Amendment Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
ABV: 4.4 percent
Welcome back to Craft Beer OTW, where our discussion of canned craft beer continues. Now, it's come to my attention that despite my very convincing proselytizing on canned craft beer's behalf, there are ... More >>
Beer: Jai Alai
Brewery: Cigar City Brewing Co.
Style: American IPA
ABV: 7.5 percent
The journey from brew kettle to drinking vessel is long and hard, and not all beer gets there in perfect condition. To taste right, a beer must battle many foes along the way: diacetyl, a yeast compound that tastes ... 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'll curate upcoming brew-related goings-on and lay them out for you here. Your calendar will be as full of beer as your belly.
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Bad beer comes in cans. There's no denying it -- images of sloppy NASCAR fans and drunken frat boys have done much to taint the perception of canned beer, as has the mass-market swill that's often inside.
But in recent years there's been a canning revolution -- a "canversion," if you will -- am ... More >>
Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Beer WeekWe know what you're thinking. "Wasn't beer week like three months ago?" Yes but that was Arizona Beer Week. This week is American Beer Week and SanTan Brewery has big pla ... More >>
The AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival comes in two parts. The festival portion -- wherein we all get to taste the canned goodness -- will go down this Saturday. The judging portion, for which certified tasters from around the Valley were gathered to revie ... More >>