AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival, Free Ice Cream, Peach Picking, and More This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

Reception for Award-Winning Photographer Jenelle Bonifield
Friday, May 13

Local photographer Jenelle Bonifield of Food & Lifestyles blog recently won the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year award in the produce category for a shot she snapped at LDV Winery in southern Arizona. The image above is the one that snagged her the win, and in celebration, LDV Wine Galley will host a public reception. The party goes from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 13. Wine tasting and small bites will be served. For more information on LDV Winery, visit LDV Winery's website. For more information on photographer Jenelle Bonifield, visit her website.

AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, May 14

Craft-beer lovers will want to head to the Scottsdale Civic Center this Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. to sip on a bounty of brews at the AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival. AmeriCAN features more than 250 rare beers from over 90 local and national breweries, many of which are not typically available in Arizona. A few of the breweries at the festival include Sleepy Dog Brewery, Four Peaks Brewing Company, and Huss Brewing. Attendees also can enjoy live entertainment, food, a VIP tent, a beer science garden, and beer Olympic games. Pre-sale general admission tickets cost $35 and include admission, a souvenir can, and 20 four-ounce pours. Day of admission tickets cost $45. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit the AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival website

Urban Wine Walk in Downtown Phoenix 
Saturday, May 14

Head downtown from 1 to 6 p.m. to enjoy small bites and sips of wine during Downtown Phoenix's Urban Wine Walk. A handful of downtown restaurants including The Arrogant Butcher, Pat & Waldos, and Chambers on First will offer wine samples for $2 or $3 a glass along with hors d’oeuvres. The unofficial starting point is CityScape, and the first 400 people in line at CityScape will receive a commemorate wine glass. For more information, visit the Urban Wine Walk website

Peach Picking at the Farm at Agritopia
Saturday, May 14

Gilbert's The Farm at Agritopia is celebrating spring's bounty with a peach picking or "Peach U-Pick" festival. On Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can pluck your own certified organic peaches from the orchard. Best of all? The peaches only cost $2.50 a pound. For more information, visit the festival's Facebook page or The Farm at Agritopia's website

Free Ice Cream at Creamistry 
Saturday, May 14

Ice cream chain Creamistry, which uses liquid nitrogen to create frozen treats, has opened its first Arizona location in Scottsdale and is celebrating by giving away free single ice creams on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. Here's how you order at the shop: Customers choose a size or specialty (ranging from shakes to floats), next they select an ice cream base (including premium, organic, Greek yogurt, non-dairy, vegan, and gluten-free options), and one of almost 40 flavors (ranging from birthday cake to blood orange sorbet) and finally select toppings like candy, fruit, nuts, cookies, and cake. For more information, visit Creamistry's website
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Teresa is a writer, editor, traveler, and food enthusiast. She loves chocolate, espresso, and Chihuahuas.
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