The Arizona Craft Brewer's Guild is delighted to announce that the Arizona Beer Bill, SB 1030, will begin implementation on Friday, July 3rd. It is entirely fitting that this historic legislation's timing coincide with the 10th Annual National Independents Week, which celebrates the local independent businesses that make our community a vibrant place to live. All week long, independent, locally-owned businesses across Arizona--many local breweries included--will celebrate by accepting a 20% off "Golden Coupon," which consumers can download and print from www.localfirstaz.com/independents-week.
Members of the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild, who led the legislative efforts, are asking Arizonans to take part in a celebratory virtual toast at midnight, July 2, and then join in on festivities the following day (7/3) as brewery owners from border to border tip their hats and say thanks to the communities around them who helped make this historic win a reality.
In addition to giving the state’s breweries the opportunity to flourish and expand their production limits without having to shutter their restaurants and tasting rooms, Arizona SB 1030 now allows state breweries to carry one another’s craft products on tap, effectively cross-promoting one another while exposing countless new craft beer drinkers to all that Arizona’s unique brewing scene has to offer.
Rob Fullmer, Executive Director of the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild, expressed his gratitude for the Guild members and the community coming together in support of one another.
“Breweries have become off-hours ‘water coolers’ of sorts in recent years – they’re where you go to connect with the community, talk shop with your friends and catch up on the last couple days,” said Fullmer. “We know, because this was one of the driving forces behind the success of this campaign. People were talking about it at our breweries and spreading word-of-mouth, and without that, we wouldn’t be where we are today – we feel like the sky’s the limit now when it comes to the growth and success of Arizona’s brew scene.”
As a part of the Independents Week celebrations Mother Bunch Brewing is also participating in an Independents Golden Coupon that will allow customers discounts for celebrating local businesses only until July 5th. In addition the following Local First Arizona Members will be hosting special celebratory events in honor of the SB1030 taking effect. Please join us to help celebrate Arizona’s local breweries.
Ongoing Mother Bunch Brewing (Phoenix) Independents Week – Golden Coupon Accepted
July 2 Pueblo Vida Brewing Company (Tucson) 12 am (midnight) - Join Pueblo Vida for a Collabrew Re-Release Party to sample a special brew, Blanche de Ventana (historical Louvain-style wit bier) make in conjunction with Dragoon Brewing Company and 1055 Brewing.
Mother Bunch Brewing (Phoenix) Independents week – Golden Coupon Accepted 10 pm - 12 am - Join brewers from across the state as they come together at Mother Bunch to toast success. Meet the brewers, munch on celebratory bites, take part in the toast at midnight and try and win free passes to Real, Wild & Woody summer beer festival.
July 3 Borderlands Brewing Co. (Tucson) 7 pm – 11 pm - Give Me Beerdom or Give Me Death Pub Crawl. Meet at Bordlerlands for a pub crawl through Tucson and taste some of the best unique brews in the city. Pub crawl participants will receive $5 wristbands and route maps and are welcome to travel as a pack or peruse at their own pace.