What to Expect at the 2023 Arizona Craft Beer Awards Festival

Matthew JohnsonSeptember 13, 2023
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Come celebrate the best of Arizona beer at the AZ Craft Beer Awards & Festival!

PHOENIX magazine, in partnership with the Arizona Craft Brewer’s Guild, is proud to present the 2nd Annual AZ Craft Beer Awards, recognizing the best in Arizona brewing! The Festival, held on October 21, 2023, will be the celebration of these awards, bringing the beer community together so we can all enjoy the best Arizona has to offer!


Throne Brewing, State Forty Eight Brewery, Hundred Mile Brewing Co., Walter Station Brewery, Oro Brewing, Greenwood, O.H.S.O., PHX Beer Co., Front Pourch, 8-Bit Aleworks, Bone Haus, Four Peaks, Huss, Old Ellsworth, Ranch Hand, Saddle Mountain, Simple Machine, Six Byrd Cider, Schilling Hard Cider, College Street, Desert Monks, Grand Avenue, Grand Canyon Brewing, Uncle Bear’s, Kitsune… and more to come!


Butt Rubz Jerky, Merkin Vineyards, Novel Ice Cream, Puro Tequila Soda, Pelon’s Food Truck, The AZ Fry Guy, Melted Envy Mac & Cheese, Popped Artisan Popcorn, Waterbird Premium Distilled Spirits… and more to come!



Heritage at Sportsman’s Park
9600 W Sportsmans Park South
Glendale, AZ 85305

The AZ Craft Beer Awards & Festival will take place on the western lawn of the Cardinals Stadium, in Glendale. There will be plenty of parking available in the W4 and W2 parking lots. The entrance into the event will be on the east side of the lawn, across the street from Gate 1 of the stadium.


  • October 21, 2023
  • EARLY ENTRY – VIP Entrance: 12:00 PM
  • General Admission Entrance: 1:00 PM
  • Last Call: 4:30 PM
  • Event Ends at 5:00 PM


VIP Admission – $70 until September 22; $80 until October 13; $85 up to event:

  • Early Entrance at 12:00 PM
  • Access to the shaded VIP Patio on the second floor of the Heritage at Sportsman’s Park building
  • 20 Drink Tickets
  • Commemorative Sample Cup
  • VIP Designated Driver ($15) ticket excludes drink tickets and commemorative cup

General Admission – $50 until September 22; $60 until October 13; $65 up to event:

  • Entrance at 1:00 PM
  • 15 Drink Tickets
  • Commemorative Sample Cup
  • General Admission Designated Driver ($15) ticket excludes drink tickets and commemorative cup

A portion of the proceeds will go to our charity partner, AZ Craft Brewer’s Foundation


  • VIP Entrance
    VIP ticket holders and VIP designated drivers will be allowed entry into the event at 12:00pm. General Admission entry will begin at 1:00pm.
  • Bag Policy
    This event will have a clear bag policy. All bags must be clear so that we can see what is inside. Bags are subject to search on entry. If you bring a bag that isn’t clear, you will not be allowed entry into the event.
  • Outside Food
    Absolutely no outside food will be allowed. The only exception is pretzel-necklaces. Don’t worry, we will have quality nosh available at the festival for purchase.
  • Water Bottles
    Empty water bottles and sealed water bottles will be permitted. There will be water available to refill your water bottles.
  • ID Check
    All attendees will be required to show a valid ID upon entry to the event. No one under the age of 21 will be permitted to enter the event.
  • Pets
    We’re sorry, but no pets will be allowed at this event.
  • NO Weapons
    Weapons of any kind will not be allowed inside the event.
  • Refunds
    This is a rain or shine event! If there might be rain, come prepared. There will be no refunds given.
  • Use Common Sense!
    We’re all here to have a good time and drink good beer. If you have doubts about something you’re doing or bringing, play it safe and don’t do it or bring it.

If you have any questions or concerns, email us at events@citieswestmedia.com