Local First Celebrates Craft Beer & Food at The Phoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen

This months mixer was held at the Phoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen. The founder of this popular local gastropub, Richard Stark, mentioned that this concept really came to life while he was holding the position as CEO of NYPD Pizza. He always had the idea of creating a beer that paired perfectly to each pizza but he didn't want to make the mistake of white labeling the product. That's when he approached Greg Fretz and George Hancock from The Phoenix Ale Brewery. From this local coalition of delicious food and beer came the Phoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen. 

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Each mixer we see many new faces joining us, this one had an especially great turnout! We mixed and mingle for the first half and afterwards we were able to go around the room and introduce ourselves and our businesses. It always speaks volumes on the local movement when  members are able to tell their story of how partnering with other local businesses and being more involved in the local movement has helped their own personal development as well as the community around them!


Kendall was able to give a little insight on April's Community Banking campaign. Touching the subject on why it is so important that, as Arizona residents, we move our money to a local Arizona bank or credit union. Giving us some quick and easy tips, that can be found in our Switch Kit, in order to ensure that we are getting what fits our financial needs. If you are interested in moving your money, Local First Arizona has many events this month in order for you to learn more!

Joing us at our next event which will be a free screening of the movie The Big Short.

Thursday April 13th 6:00-9:00 PM

Filmbar - 815 North 2nd Street Phoenix, AZ, 85004 United States

A special thanks to all of those who attended this months mixer, to our sustaining members and to Richard Starks and to all those at the Phoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen for the amazing food and drinks! 

Alliance Bank of Arizona - sustaining member

PK Tech

OPACS - sustaining member

VIP Taxi - sustaining member

Clever Art Studio

Another Hand Advantage

Ahab Noss Photography

All City Towing - sustaining member

AJR Public Adjusters

Green Living

Interior Home Designs


Gwin Wine + Beer - sustaining member