Sip on Arizona’s Most Unique Brews at the Real, Wild & Woody Beer Festival

It’s about to get wild this Saturday when Arizona’s premier summer beer festival Real, Wild & Woody kicks off from 2 pm – 6 pm in the air-conditioned comfort of the South Building of the Phoenix Convention Center. The brew fest will feature a variety offerings attendees can’t get anywhere else like rare barrel aged beers, never before poured beers and more.
From barrel-aged brews to cask-conditioned varieties, the options are endless at the small-scale festival intended for the true craft beer connoisseur. Guests can soak up the suds with tastes from Pig & Pickle, Desert Rose Catering, Brat Haus, SanTan Brewing Company and The Perch, among many others.
The fest comes to you from the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild who represents more than 70 microbreweries, breweries in the planning stages, craft beer bars, partners and distributors across the state of Arizona. The guild promotes the craft brewing industry in Arizona by providing educational opportunities to brewers, distributors and consumers. The guild promotes quality craft beers and the responsible consumption of those products.
Here’s a look at the current lineup of breweries planning to be in attendance, as well as a partial list of their expected offerings.
8-Bit Brewery
White Mage Wit (Honey and Lemongrass)
Black Mage Stout (Coffee, Cacao Nibs, Vanilla)
Legend of Zymur IPA (Belma Hops and Ruby Red Grapefruit)
Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company
Woolsey ‘the wild’ Wit ; BA American Presidential Stout
Barrio Brewing Company
Vintage NCAAle (barrel-aged strong ale – 10% ABV)
Mocha Java Stout (stout – cask ale – 6% ABV)
Barrio Blanco (white IPA – cask ale – 6.5% ABV)
Beer Research Institute
Barrel Aged Street Cred (barrel-aged American dark ale – 8% ABV)
Barrel Aged Vanilla Porter (robust porter – 6.5% ABV)
Big Sky Brewing Co.
Ivan the Terrible Barrel Aged RIS – Aged 3 months in American Oak Buffalo Trace barrels
Barrel Aged Old Bluehair Barley Wine – Aged 3 months in American Oak Buffalo Trace barrels
Black Hole Beer Company
Spacegasm Gnarley Wine: Whiskey Edition (barrel-aged barleywine – 11% ABV)
Good Riddance: Whiskey Edition (barrel-aged Russian imperial stout – 10.5% ABV)
Comet IPA: Spanish Cedar Edition (barrel-aged American IPA – 7.7% ABV)
Black Market Brewing Co.
Tradecraft Cherry Sour (wild ale – 3.8% ABV)
Tradecraft Blackberry Sour (wild ale – 3.8% ABV)
Blasted Barley Beer Company
Rojo Loco (barrel-aged Mexican amber lager – 8% ABV)
Big Farma (wild ale/saison – 4.8% ABV)
Borderlands Brewing Company
Betty’s Beard (wild ale/sour stout – 6.7% ABV)
Citrana Wild Ale (wild ale – 6.5% ABV)
Krampaus Claus (barrel-aged imperial Oktoberfest – 9% ABV)
Cartel Brewery
Bier de Cruz (barrel-aged bier de garde – 8% ABV)
Mango F.Y.I.T.M (cask ale/imperial IPA – 10% ABV)
Birch DPA (barrel-aged – 6.5% ABV)
College Street Brewhouse & Pub
The Luchador (barrel-aged IPA – 8% ABV)
Tart & Tickle (wild ale/Belgian brown sour – 6.1% ABV)
You’re Firkin Mad (cask ale/real ale IPA – 7.5% ABV)
Desert Eagle Brewing
Wild Golden Sour (barrel-aged sour – 5.4% ABV)
Imperial Adler (barrel-aged IPA – 10.4% ABV)
Destihl Brewery
Lynnbrook (wild ale – 3% ABV)
Saint Dekerrea Reserve le Diplomat (barrel-aged sour American – 7.3% ABV)
Clarice (barrel-aged Belgian-style dark ale – 10% ABV)
Dogfish Head Brewing
Burton Baton [Oak Aged Imperial IPA, 10.00%, Imperial IPA] Palo Santo Marron [Palo Santo aged brown ale, 12.00%, Brown Ale] Dragoon Brewing Co.
Barrel-Aged Saison Blue (wild ale/southwest saison – 7.1% ABV)
Barrel-aged The Tres (bourbon barrel-aged Russian imperial stout – 9.2% ABV)
Stronghold Session Ale (cask ale/American mild – 4.8% ABV)
Dubina Brewing Co.
Hibiscus Saison (wild ale/saison)
Edge Brewing Company
Quadricorn [Barrel Aged, 12%, Belgian Quad] BA Apple Cider [Barrel Aged, 9%, Apple Cider] ;
Blackwater RIS [Barrel Aged, 11%, Russian Imperial Stout] Fate Brewing Co.
Mexican Hot Chocolate Sizzurp (barrel-aged imperial stout – 12% ABV) ***Collaboration with Huss Brewing
Founders Brewing Co.
Blis Blast All Day IPA (barrel-aged session IPA – 4.7% ABV)
Curmudgeon Old Ale (oak-aged English ale – 9.8% ABV)
Four Peaks Brewing Company
2012 Hopsquatch Barleywine (barleywine aged in Four Roses)
2013 Sirius Black Russian Imperial Stout (aged in Four Roses)
Goldwater Brewing Co.
Desert Rose – Cactus Fruit Ale ; DuderStrong Ale – American Strong Ale aged on Rye Whiskey Oak Chips Au 4 ‘Real – Our Pale Ale Cask Conditioned
Goose Island Beer Company
2014 Bourbon County Stout [barrel aged – 14%] Bourbon County Barley [barell aged- 12%] Sofie [barell aged- 6.5%] Matilda [Wild Ale – Belgian Strong Golden] 
Grand Canyon Brewery Co
War like Mercury – Bier de Mars
Berl(in)esque – Berliner
Oaked Sunset Amber (Cask)
Chai Sunset Amber (Cask)
Hangar 24 Craft Brewery
Hammerhead (barrel-aged barleywine – 13.9% ABV)
Essence Wild Ale (double IPA – 8.5% ABV)
Historic Brewing Company
Baby Got Brett (Barrel Aged Brettanomyces Brown Ale – 5.6% ABV)
Sour Side of the Tracks (wild ale/American sour ale – 4.5% ABV)
Judge Judy (barrel-aged brown with Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus – 7% ABV)
Downtown Funk (barrel-aged/wild/Flanders-style red ale – 7% ABV)   

Huss Brewing
Magic In the Whiskers- Bourbon Barrel Aged Pale
Southern Hussy- Bourbon Barrel Aged Peach Beer
Bourbon Rio- Bourbon Barrel Aged Schwartz Beer
Lumberyard Brewing Co.
Sombre Bois Imperial Stout (barrel-aged Russian imperial stout – 10% ABV)
Sauvage Maison (wild Belgian specialty ale – 5.4% ABV)
Mike Hess Brewing
Mother Bunch Brewing
Mother Road Brewing Company
Cask Habanero Highway – Lost Highway cask loaded with Habanero peppers
Cask This Cask Costs More Than Your Car – If you like hops, this is for you. Stupid amounts of Citra and Simcoe
Sour Racer – Whiskey Barrel Aged Painted Racer ESB with Brettanomyces
Mudshark Brewery
2015 Scotch Ale (barrel-aged Scotch ale – 9.2% ABV)
Aboninable Barrel-aged Stout (barrel-aged stout – 9.6% ABV)
Shark Funk (wild ale/brown sour – 3.9% ABV)
Belgian Quad (Belgian quad – 10% ABV)
New Belgium
Love Apple Felix [Wild Ale 7.5% Sour] Wild Wild Dubbel [Wild Ale 7% Wild Dubbel] North Mountain Brewing
Tiempo De La Saison (barrel-aged saison)
Barrel-Aged Octomalt
Barrel Aged N’erotic (barrel-aged Belgian strong – 10.2% ABV)
OHSO Brewery
Praying Monk Quad (barrel-aged Belgian quad – 11.3% ABV)
Imperial Oatmeal Stout (barrel-aged imperial oatmeal stout – 8.7% ABV)
ESB (cask ale – 5.6% ABV)
Peachy Berliner (wild Berliner weisse/sour ale – 3.8% ABV)
Papago Brewery
Barrel Aged Otis (barrel-aged milk stout – 5% ABV)
Barrel Aged Hopago (barrel-aged IPA – 6.5% ABV)
Perch Brewery
Rule All the Things [barrel-aged imperial stout – 9.7% ABV] Desert Blossom Saison [cask ale/saison – 4.2% ABV] Phoenix Ale Brewery
Jolene (cask ale/blonde – 5.5% ABV)
Señor Valdez (cask ale/porter – 7% ABV)
Prescott Brewing Company
Raven Maniac (imperial stout aged on medium toast oak – 9.6% ABV)
Defiance (imperial red ale aged on Cabernet Sauvignon soaked oak chips – 10.1% ABV)
Hoppin’ Cherry (imperial brown ale aged on White Chocolate Port oak chips- 7.8% ABV)
Ponderosa IPA (American IPA – 6.5%)
Saddle Mountain Brewing Company
Taildragger Chasing Tail (barrel-aged American amber – 6.2% ABV)
SanTan Brewing
Oaked Pipoul Wit [barrel-aged wit – 6.3% ABV] TeqiloHOP [barrel-aged imperial IPA – 9% ABV] Night of the Living Red [barrel-aged imperial red – 8% ABV] Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Cask: Porter – 5.6%ABV
Cask Torpedo w/ dry hops (TBD) – 7.2%ABV
Barrel-Aged: Ovila Barrel-Aged Dubbel (Bourbon and Red Wine barrels) – 8.5%ABV
Sleepy Dog Brewery
B.A.D. Dog Pilsner (barrel-aged dark pilsner – 5% ABV)
Bow Wow (wild ale/Berliner weisse – 3.8% ABV)
Sonoran Brewing Company
PB&J Raspberry Ale (raspberry ale with peanut butter – 5.5% ABV)
Stone Brewing Co.
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Arrogant Bastard Ale [Barrel Aged] [0.079] [American Strong Ale] Stone Barrel-Aged Brown Ale w/Montmorency Sour Cherries [Barrel Aged] [0.081] [Barrel-Aged Brown Ale] Sun Up Brewing Co.
Trooper IPA (cask ale/American IPA – 6% ABV)
White Russian (barrel-aged imperial coffee stout – 9.5% ABV)
THAT Brewery
AZ Trail Ale (ESB) (Cask ale/ESB – 6% ABV)
Lucha Libre Coffee Blonde (cask ale/blonde ale – 3.2% ABV)
Thunder Canyon Brewery
Peacemaker Imperial Porter (barrel-aged imperial porter – 9% ABV)
Dry River Pils (barrel-aged European-style pilsner – 4.8% ABV)
Doble Diablo (barrel-aged American strong ale – 7.2% ABV)
Pre-Prohibition Lager (cask conditioned – 5.5% ABV)
Diamondplate IPA (Cask-conditioned IPA – 6.3% ABV)
Two Brothers Brewing Co.
Tangent (wild ale – 5.5% ABV)
Midwestern Death Metal (barrel-aged imperial stout – 9.95% ABV)
Uncle Bear’s Brewing Company
Victory Brewing Company
Helios Ale (wild ale – 7.5% ABV)
Wanderlust Brewing Company
928 Local Farmhouse Ale ; Coconino Common Aged on Sweet Orange Peels (Cask)
Westward Brewing
Westward IPA (cask ale/IPA)
Tickets for the event are $57 and include 20 beer sampling tickets and small bites from local restaurants and breweries. It is $25 for designated driver passes that includes small bites from local restaurants and breweries. Tickets may be purchased at the Phoenix Convention Box Office, by calling 602.262.7272 (or walk up) between 10 and 4pm(M-F) or online at The Guild recommends purchasing by phone or at the box office to avoid miscellaneous fees associated with online ticket purchases.



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