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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 6:00 am

More than 60 brewers are bringing lagers, ales, porters and stouts to the inaugural Get Crafty 2012 Phoenix Brewers Invitational, slated for noon to 10 p.m. Dec. 7 and 8 at Heritage & Science Park, 115 N. Sixth St., Phoenix.

“Beer enthusiasts, including home brewers, consumers and novices, will have a chance to sample and learn about more than 25 styles of craft brews from some of the best brewers from Arizona and across the country,” said event founder Greg Fretz in a statement.

A longtime craft beer sales manager and member of various brewers associations and guilds, he’s also the maker of Fretzy’s Unfiltered Ale and co-owner of The Phoenix Ale Brewery.

The invitational will include live entertainment, beer-related vendors, home brewing demonstrations and food from local food trucks Aji Mobile Food, Ole Dixie Southern Food, Torched Goodness, Emerson Fry Bread, Luncha Libre and Epic Hot Dogs.

A “craft root beer garden” will serve complimentary handcrafted sodas to minors and designated drivers.

Admission is free. Beer drinkers must purchase a $10 souvenir mug. Beer is sold separately using tokens, priced at $1 for each 3-oz. sample or four tokens for one 12-oz. serving.

A percentage of proceeds will benefit The Beer for Brains Foundation, a national beer-industry charity based in Arizona that raises public awareness about brain cancer and helps fund research for a cure.

For information, call (480) 234-4232 or visit PhoenixBrewFest.com.

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