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Craft Beer Competition and Sampling Event Kicks Off 24th Annual Great Arizona Beer Festival


The Great Arizona Beer Festival presented by azcentral.com is conducting its 3rd annual beer competition, in partnership with DRAFT Magazine. The event’s official beer judges will sample and rate competing craft beers in the festival’s competition. Judging takes place Friday, Feb. 17th, 2012 at 6:30 pm at Heidi’s Events and Catering, 2095 W 15th St., Tempe, Ariz., 85281 in Tempe, and the event is open to the public.

Tempe, AZ, February 04, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Opportunity for craft beer fans to learn about judging process, meet judges and sample select brews.

The Great Arizona Beer Festival presented by azcentral.com is conducting its 3rd annual beer competition, in partnership with DRAFT Magazine. The event’s official beer judges will sample and rate competing craft beers in the festival’s competition. Judging takes place Friday, Feb. 17th, 2012 at 6:30 pm at Heidi’s Events and Catering, 2095 W 15th St., Tempe, Ariz., 85281 in Tempe, and the event is open to the public. Tickets are $10 each, and include an opportunity to meet the judges, learn about the tasting and judging process, and sample some the beers that will be featured at the festival. Guests must be 21 and over to attend.

All competing beers will be available to attendees for sampling at the 24th Annual Great Arizona Beer Festival presented by azcentral.com on March 3, 2012 at Tempe Beach Park from 2 to 6 p.m.

Dedicated to the enjoyment of fine craft and micro-brewed beers, the Great Arizona Beer Festival is the largest beer festival in the southwest, both in terms of number of brewers attending and selection of craft beers, with more than 200 brews available for sampling. Currently in its 24th year, the festival also holds the distinction of being the longest-running beer festival in Arizona.

The Great Arizona Beer Festival is the primary fundraising event for Sun Sounds and is made possible through the donations of participating brewers, sponsors and the work of a network of volunteers. All of the funds raised go to support the work of Sun Sounds of Arizona, which provides access to newspapers, magazines and other information for blind and print-impaired listeners via radio, phone and the internet.

Tickets are available in advance on the festival website at www.azbeer.com/tempe or at the door on the night of the event.

For more information visit www.azbeer.com/tempe or call 480-774-8300.

Follow the Great Arizona Beer Festival on Twitter and Facebook at GreatAZBeerFest.

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The Great Arizona Beer Festival
Colleen O'Donnell Pierce
602-478-3867 (mobile)
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www.azbeer.com/tempe

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