What to Expect at the 2023 Arizona Craft Beer Awards Festival

Matthew JohnsonOctober 16, 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!

PARTICIPATING BREWERIES (beer samples at the festival)

  • Pedal Haus Brewery (Pilsner, Beach Cruise Mexican Amber Lager, Desert Classic Pale Ale)
  • Catalina Brewing (Gears of Glory Imperial IPA, Pink Monsoon Experimental Hazy IPA, Peloton Pale Ale, Catalina-Feier Marzen)
  • Dragoon Brewing Co. (Dragoon Pils, Dragoon IPA, Sonoran Amber)
  • Wren House (Hooks and Dun ESB, Blue Quad Roller Skates hazy double IPA)
  • Arizona Wilderness (Mulberry Holiday mixed-culture sour, La Ciudad hazy IPA)
  • 8-Bit Aleworks (Legend of Zymur Double IPA, Ichabod Crane’s Nightmare pumpkin mocha latte imperial stout)
  • THAT Brewery (THAT Mexican Lager, Strawberry Blonde Ale, Knotty Nut Brown, Fossil Creek IPA)
  • The Brewery at Tirrito Farm (Casual IPA, Helles Lager, Hefeweizen)
  • Mudshark (Liquid Haze Hazy IPA, Havablu Blueberry Vanilla, Full Moon Orange Wheat, El to Erin Jalapenos Lime Mexican Lager)
  • State Forty Eight Brewery (Baltic Porter, Sour, IPA, Light Beer)
  • Hundred Mile Brewing Co. (Desert Neon Hazy IPA, Crowd Surfer Mexican lager, Bloodhawk triple hazy IPA)
  • Walter Station Brewery (Hazing Arizona NEIPA, Waltoberfest Oktoberfest)
  • Oro Brewing Company (Sandia Loquisima fruited sour, Sabastian’s Porter, Trigo Suave American Wheat)
  • Greenwood Brewing (RoRo Light Lager, Havest Diem Spiced Ale, Herstory Pale Ale, Warrior Hazy IPA)
  • PHX Beer Co. (Sunset Sour, Monsoon west coast IPA, Zanjero Juicy IPA, Arizona Gold)
  • Front Pourch Brewing (Nellsonnn!, Pumpkin Ale, Toasty Blonde)
  • Four Peaks Brewing (Kilt Lifter, WOW Wheat, Hazy IPA, Hop Knot)
  • Old Ellsworth Brewing Co. (Legends Never Die hazy IPA, Norty Lite lager)
  • Ranch Hand Brewing (Dad Beer Cream Ale, Ranch Hand amber, Microburst hazy IPA, Drover Scottish ale)
  • Saddle Mountain Brewing Co. (ClanDestine Scottish Ale, 5G American wheat, Sun Scorched Kolsch, Strawberry Bitch fruit beer)
  • Simple Machine Brewing Co. (Bibbity Bobbidy Italian style pilsner, Camper Red American amber, A Taste of AZ pilsner, Dark Side of the Mash dark IPA)
  • Six Byrd Cider (Pumpkin Pie a la Mode, Prickly Pom, Chai Not?, Spiced Apple)
  • Schilling Hard Cider (Excelsior Apple, Excelsior Mango, Chaider)
  • College Street Brewhouse (Big Blue Van, Creamsiclicious Cream Ale)
  • Desert Monks Brewing Co. (Sonoran Mist lager, Orange Cloud IPA, Alewife’s Pumpkin Pie Marzen)
  • Grand Avenue Brewing (Happy Jack Cream Ale, Grand Framb raspberry sour ale, Grand Guad Belgian quadrupel, Theory of Guavity experimental braggot)
  • Grand Canyon Brewing + Distillery (Prickly Pear Wheat Ale, Prickly Pear IPA, Pumpkin Springs spiced porter, Sunset Amber)
  • Uncle Bear’s Brewery (Ocean Beach west coast IPA, Debo’s Kettle Sour DIPA, Bird Dog whiskey blackberry Berliner Weisse, Paint Me Like a Frenchie blueberry French saison)
  • Mother Road Brewing Co. (Tower Station IPA, Turbo Tower Station Imperial IPA, Limited Visibility hazy IPA, Sunday Drive American Lager)
  • Throne Brewing (Blood Orange IPA, more TBD)
  • Kitsune Brewing Co. (TBD)
  • Wicked Rain Taproom (TBD)
  • O.H.S.O. Brewery + Distillery (TBD)
  • Huss Brewing (TBD)
  • Bone Haus Brewing (TBD)
  • Chestnut Sports Club (Light Citrus Lager, Light White Ale)
  • more to come!
  • Get tickets online at tickets.phoenixmag.com


Turn Em Red Seasonings, Club Travelo, AZ Lemonade Stand, Butt Rubz Jerky, Merkin Vineyards, Puro Tequila Soda, Pelon’s Food Truck, The AZ Fry Guy, Melted Envy Mac & Cheese, Popped Artisan Popcorn, Waterbird Premium Distilled Spirits, BMW Genesco Sports Enterprises, Arizona Renaissance Festival, Renewal by Andersen… 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
  • Get tickets online at tickets.phoenixmag.com


VIP Admission:

  • 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 ticket excludes drink tickets and commemorative cup
  • Get tickets online at tickets.phoenixmag.com

General Admission:

  • Entrance at 1:00 PM
  • 15 Drink Tickets
  • Commemorative Sample Cup
  • General Admission Designated Driver ticket excludes drink tickets and commemorative cup
  • Get tickets online at tickets.phoenixmag.com

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