November is just around the corner -- wait, where did the time go!? -- and you know what that means? Beer.
The month-long NovemBEER is New Times' annual celebration of craft beer and this time around we've got something big to announce. In addition to a series of style-focused beer tasting events, we'll also be hosting the first ever NovemBEER Festival on Saturday, November 22.
The beer festival will take place on the lawns at the Arizona Center in Downtown Phoenix on Saturday, November 22 from noon to 5 p.m. Beer fans can look forward to dozens of breweries pouring more than 100 different beers, as well as live music entertainment, food, and a vendor village.
General admission to the festival will include 30 two-ounce beers samples and a commemorative tasting mug. VIP ticket holders will get early entry to the festival at 11 a.m. and 10 extra sample pours.
Ticket sales for the NovemBEER Festival won't begin until Monday, October 20 but this weekend Chow Bella readers can buy tickets into the event during an exclusive presale. Using the promo code BELLA, our readers can purchase tickets online from today Friday, October 17 at 10 a.m. to Sunday, October 19, at 10 p.m.
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Leading up to the festival New Times will also be hosting a series of weekly beer tastings at The Vig Fillmore each Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Here's the schedule:
November 1: Wheat beers November 8: Stouts and Porters November 15: IPAs and Pale Ales November 22: After the fest, a closing party featuring seasonal and specialty brews
Each tasting costs $10 and ticket packages are available for those who want to attend multiple NovemBEER events. For more information check the Ticketfly page.