Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival is the major fundraiser for Sun Sounds of Arizona. Sun Sounds bridges the information gap between current print media and people who cannot use it because of a disability.
Sun Sounds of Arizona in Flagstaff puts on the event with help from some 200 volunteers who set up, run and break down the event. Some 50 to 60 breweries will donate over 100 different craft beers for patrons to sample. There is a huge indoor barn that will showcase Beers of the World and is sponsored by Alliance Beverage. Plus the festival has special areas for VIPs and designated drivers. The Festival also features food vendors, a silent auction, live music and more.
This year, Made in the Shade includes:
-FREE SHUTTLES! Downtown Flagstaff route and pick-up/drop-off locations;
-Live music provided by local Flagstaff-based band Stone River;
-Other entertainment including roving entertainers throughout the event and a return of the costume contest;
-Special incentive for bringing a designated driver: When patrons purchase four (4) or more tickets at one time online they receive one free Designated Driver ticket (*offer only good for online sales: visit azbeer.com/flagstaff);
-Special Designated Driver Experience (including a select area for designated drivers only and a special "reverse valet" at end of the Festival) sponsored by The Nackard Companies;
-VIP experience that “sets sail” at noon (a limited-ticket portion of the Beer Festival that sells out…purchase tickets soon!) sponsored by Aspect1 Internet Service.
GA: $40 ($50 Day of)
VIP: $80 ($90 Day of)
2013/06/22 - 2013/06/22
Additional time info:
VIP gates open at 12p. No pets, except service animals, of course. No firearms. No children. No-one under 21 years old will be allowed into the festival as an attendee, staff member, brewer or vendor. There are no exceptions. Must have ID. There will be no refunds of any kind for any reason. Persons who appear to be intoxicated will be assisted out of the festival.