With Arizona’s beer community on the rise it is easy to find a local festival to enjoy a delicious craft beer, but where can you find a festival that is directed specifically to homebrewers? The Arizona Society of Homebrewers takes care of that for you. We annually host 3 festivals that are free to all active members.
A great way to kick off the year! The weather is warming up, you have been brewing all winter long, and it’s time to share your creations with your fellow brewers. Springfest is a family friendly event with fun activities & entertainment for children as well as adults. Each active member is welcome to bring their spouse/partner and children free of charge*. In conjunction with the days festivities, ASH hosts it’s annual Springfest Homebrew Competition. Results are announced and awards are handed out during the festival. Food is provided, as well as a potluck style buffet. Bring your favorite dish to pass, some homebrew to share, and don’t forget your party shoes.
The summer heat is finally in the rear view mirror, and brewing season is kicking into high gear. Like Springfest, Oktoberfest is a family friendly affair* and ties into our second homebrew competition. Oktoberfest Homebrew Competition is noted for bringing in some amazing professional brewing opportunities for the winner of best of show. Although lederhosen are not required, why would you not wear them! The 2014 Octoberfest also featured our first ever Junior Brewers Soda Competition, it was a great success and we plan to have more Junior Brewer events in the future.
Near the end of the year ASH takes the opportunity to get together one more time for our annual holiday party . While we encourage you to bring your spouse/partner along this one is for the adults, so leave the junior brewers with the sitter. Arizona Society of Homebrewers, and our festivals, would not be possible without the support from our community, sponsors, partners, and most of all our members. Join us for an evening of dinner and drinks while we honor those who have stood above the rest as we recognize them with our annual ASHy Award Ceremony.
*In order to consume alcohol at Springfest & Fall festival you must be an active member. Guest who are 21 or over but not members may not consume alcohol, soda & water will be provided.