Best Strong Beer Competition
In 2014, ASH started the Best Strong Beer Competition for breweries pouring at the Arizona Strong Beer Festival during Arizona Beer Week. The first competition was a small event limited to only Arizona Breweries. In 2015, the competition opened up to all breweries and more than doubled in size to over 75 entries. The 2017 competition again exceeded expectations.
Entries are evaluated in a blind-judging format by an all-star team of ASH judges credentialed by the Beer Judge Certification Program or with other relevant industry experience. The best beers from an initial judging round are selected to compete in a final Best-of-Show round.
2017 Best Strong Beer Winners!
Thank you to all of the breweries who submitted entries in 2017:
12 West Brewing Company, 8-Bit Aleworks, Barrio Brewing Company, Black Bridge Brewery, Black Horse Brewery, Catalina Brewing Company, Crooked Tooth Brewing Co, Dark Sky Brewing Co., Dragoon Brewing Co., Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co., Freak’N Brewing Company, Gordon Biersch, Grand Canyon, Helio Basin Brewing Company, Helton Brewing Company, High Water Brewing, Historic Brewing Company, Huss Brewing, Ironfire Brewing Company, Knee Deep Brewing Co., Little Miss Brewing, Lumberyard Brewing Co., McFate Brewing Co., mesquiteriverbrewing.com, Mike Hess Brewing, Mother Road Brewing Company, Mudshark Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing, North Mountain Brewing, O.H.S.O. Brewery, Old Bisbee Brewing Company, Oro Brewing Company, Pedal Haus Brewery, Peoria Artisan Brewery, Pinetop Brewing Company, Saddle Mountain Brewing Company, Saint Archer Brewing Company, Scottsdale Beer Company, State 48 Brewery, The Beer Research Institute, The Shop Beer Co, Tombstone Brewing Company, Two Brothers Tap House & Brewery, Uncle Bear’s Brewery, Wren House Brewing