Saving Strong Beer

Old Ellsworth Brewing Presents a benefit beer event.

An Official Arizona Beer Week Event.

ABOUT SAVING STONG BEER - February 21, 2021

This event is supporting the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild to help bring back Arizona Strong Beer Festival. We have 18 Arizona breweries from across the state seeing groups of 10 at a time in a spaced outdoor setting to learn about and sample beers!

Attendees will be staged and divided into groups of ten. Each scheduled hour, six groups of ten will be dispersed between 6 different zones. Each zone will contain 3 Arizona breweries. Attendees will be able to sample and speak to the brewery representatives for ten minutes. After ten minutes groups will rotate to the next numerical zone. Groups will move through the breweries in a clockwise fashion. After visiting all 6 zones the total group of attendees for this hour will exit allowing festival staff and exhibitors time to disinfect high touch surfaces in accordance with COVID guidelines. The next group of 60 will be staged and ready to go and repeat the same process.

All exhibitors will be wearing the appropriate PPE in accordance with COVID guidelines.


Participating Breweries

Old Ellsworth Brewing

The Beer Research Institute

12 West Brewing

Grand Canyon Brewing Co.

Pedal Haus Brewery

Uncle Bears Brewery and Taproom

Walter Station

Belfry Brewery

Huss Brewing

Crooked Tooth Brewing Co.

Simple Machine Brewing Co.

Throne Brewing

OHSO Brewery

Smelter Town Brewery

PHX Beer Co.

MotoSonora Brewing Co.

Button Brew House

Historic Brewing Co.

Goldwater Brewing Co.

Q & A

This is a rain or shine; no refunds allowed. For any inquiries please email

You can find Arizona Craft Brewers Guild merchandise at the Guild booth at the festival. Find booth in map HERE.

All tickets include admission, one 4-ounce commemorative tasting mug and 20 tasting tickets (each good for one 2-ounce beer taste). Food is available for purchase inside Old Ellsworth Brewing.

Food is available for purchase inside Old Ellsworth Brewing.

The AZ Beer Collaboration initiative effort amongst our fellow Arizona breweries and their customers, in an attempt to SAVE the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild. COVID19 has brought unprecedented challenges to the Guild with events (i.e. Strong Beer Festival, Baja Beer Festival, Real Wild & Woody) being their main source of revenue. We are asking for all Arizona breweries and brewers far and wide to raise a glass with us and participate in this collaboration. For more information please visit

Yes, you can buy a Designated Driver ticket HERE.

No alcohol may be consumed by Designated Drivers.
Complimentary soft drinks will be available inside Old Ellsworth Brewery.

Until a festival like Strong Beer Festival is safe and approved by the state and city then we will have it again.

Get Strong Beer Festival and Arizona Beer Week updates at

We will group you with other ticket holders to accumulate a party of 10. You will be with your party during the entire 1 hour session. Please remain 6 feet apart from anyone that is not in your group of 10.

Yes, there is FREE parking available across the street from Old Ellsworth Brewery. You can park in the parking lot North West of the intersection of Ocotillo Rd. & Old Ellsworth Rd. Parking map HERE

  • There are multiple 1 hour sessions and no more than 60 people will be in the event area at a time.
  • Masks are required upon entry & when not eating or drinking.
  • Hand sanitizers will be available for the public placed at every booth.
  • The beer staff will not be rinsing glasses for safety.
  • Please do not share tasting glasses. If you lose or brake one we can provide you another.
  • Please remain 6 feet apart from anyone that is not in your group of 10.
  • Please place your glass on the sticker on each booth for the brewery to pour your taster. They will not be touching your glasses.


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