Coming up: The Beverage Garden at the 11th Annual Certified Local Fall Festival

LFA Fall Fest 2012, ©Rick D'Elia 2012/ In less than three weeks, the 11th Annual Certified Local Fall Festival will be here. On November 14th from 1oam -4pm, Local First Arizona’s largest event will feature 100+ local businesses with statewide representation, and The Beverage Garden brought to you by Hensley Beverage Company is no exception.

The all-local Beverage Garden located on the grass at Portland Park will showcase a lineup of over 25 Arizona-based craft breweries, wineries, and distilleries. Sampling tickets for the Beverage Garden are just $2 per sample at the Festival entrance; partakers must be 21+ so be sure to bring IDs. We encourage you to hop on the light rail, stop to sample some drinks, and stay awhile!



Come sample the goods of 15 breweries, including: Wren House Brewing Co., Mother Bunch Brewing, Mother Road Brewing Company, Historic Brewing Company, AZ Wilderness Brewing Co., Sun Up Brewing Company, Four Peaks Brewery, San Tan Brewing Company, Phoenix Ale Brewery, THAT Brewery, Mudshark Brewing Company, Prescott Brewing Company, Sleepy Dog Brewery, Oak Creek Brewing Company, and Lumberyard Brewing Company


Enjoy the tastes of Arizona terroir from 8 wineries across the state: Sand-Reckoner Vineyards, Pillsbury Wine Company, Dektown Cellars, Grand Canyon Wine Co., Arizona Stronghold Vineyards, Page Springs Cellars, Cellar 433, and Postino Wine Cafe


Try out some spirited samples: 3 Amigos Tequila, Arizona Distilling Company, and Roger Clyne's Mexican Moonshine Tequila

certified_local_fest_300x250The Certified Local Fall Festival is presented by Local First Arizona and is sponsored in part by Upward Projects, Pride Group, Hensley Beverage Company, CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company, PikFly, APS, Coiffeur’s Salon, Meritus, Think! Graphic and Printing Solutions, Brand X T-Shirts, Bashas’, and D’Elia Photographic. Entrance to the Certified Local Fall Festival is free.