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2012 RAREaffair A Beer For Brains Foundation Event

The Beer For Brains Foundation

Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM (PST)

2012 RAREaffair A Beer For Brains Foundation Event

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
RAREaffair™ General Admission   more info Ended $90.00 $5.49
RAREaffair™ VIP Admission   more info Ended $175.00 $9.74
RAREaffair™ DD GA   more info Ended $40.00 $2.99

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Event Details



Think you know about craft beer? What about brain cancer?  Join us Saturday, November 10, from 7:30 to 11 p.m., at the Arizona Science Center, in Downtown Phoenix, for a night of tastings, music and awareness like never before.  With a plethora of unique and unusual craft beers, more than a dozen local chefs, wine and spirits, along with entertainment, an airbrush artist and an opportunity to raise funds to help aid in the fight against brain cancer, this is one event you don’t want to miss!   Get your tickets today!  Space is limited.

General Admission  General Admission entrance starts promptly at 7:30pm and your ticket includes an opportunity to sample craft beer, wine, spirits, delicious food, local root-beer, flavored water from HINT and electrolyte filled SmartWater.  There will be an airbrush artist, skilled in branding bald heads with the BFBF logo, a chance to mingle with The HopHeads and also an opportunity to learn about how you can help spread awareness in the fight against brain cancer.  The event will feature a cocktail-party setting complete with live music, a silent auction, a raffle, and plenty of memories to hold you over until next year. In addition to all this everyone will also be able to try a special beer made for the foundation by Sonoran called RAREaffair Ale!  This is a special brew made to help raise awareness and funds in the craft beer community for brain cancer research.  We especially hope you will enjoy it!

VIP Tickets   VIP Admission includes the opportunity to for special craft beer and wine tastings only offered in VIP, dessert from Le Cordon Blue, access to the entire 4th floor all night, and live music from Chris Buzan.  VIPs will also get some special perks including early admission, a special presentation, one of a kind BFBF ceramic mug and another surprise gift that will not disappoint.  VIP starts promptly at 6:30 PM.

*VIP Tickets are expected to sell out so get your tickets early.

Designated Driver Admission  DD Admission starts promptly at 7:30 pm, with a general admission.  As a designated driver we have some amazing food for you to sample, root beer from some of our favorite local brewers, KIND bars, SmartWater and HINT water, along with a coffee station.  In addition to being able to enjoy the AZ Science center and all the fun it offers, we also want you to enjoy a complimentary RIDE on the SKY BIKE.  This is only available to our DD Drivers.  We thought this would be a nice way to say THANK YOU for helping our supporters drink responsibly.

Schedule of Events
7:30 - General Admission Begins
10:00 - Silent Auction Ends
10:45 - Last Call
11:00 - Event Ends

VIP Ticket Holders will enter the VIP beginning PROMPTLY at 6:30pm.  VIP Tickets are expected to sell out early. It is encouraged to purchase your tickets ASAP.

Hotel Reservations - The Westin Phoenix Downtown

Doors Open at 7:30pm for all General Admission and DD Ticket Holders.

Tax ID number: 80-0618466



Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

You must be at least 21 years old the day of the event. All ticket sales final. No refunds. General admission includes entry at 7:30pm, sampling of beverages and food created by the chefs. Event held rain or shine. No firearms, no pets.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The Heritage and Science Park garage is located on the southeast corner of 5th and Monroe. Parking is available for a fee. If parking is not available there, there are various public parking garages in downtown Phoenix, In addition we encourage you to ride the light rail and have a dd as not to drink and drive.

From the Southeast: Take 1-10 west to the Washington exit. Turn left (west) on Washington to 5th Street. Turn right (north) on 5th Street. Turn left (west) on Monroe St. to access parking lot.

From the West: Take I-10 east to the 7th Street exit. Turn right (south) to Monroe Street. Right (west) to 5th Street garage.

From the Northwest: Take I-17 south to I-10 east to the 7th Street exit. Turn right (south) to Monroe. Right (west) on Monroe.

From the Northeast Valley: Take State Route 51 (SR51) to I-10 east. Exit at Washington Street and turn right (west). Continue to 5th Street and turn right.

From Scottsdale or East Mesa: Take Loop 202 west to I-10. Exit 7th Street and turn left. Head south on 7th Street to Monroe. Turn right (west) on Monroe Street.

By METRO Light Rail: Use the 3rd Street/Washington or 3rd Street/Jefferson station. This is a split station, so which station depends on which direction you are going. Here is a map of the METRO light rail stations.

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Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes - Please print and bring your ticket to ensure a speedy check in.




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Have questions about 2012 RAREaffair A Beer For Brains Foundation Event? Contact The Beer For Brains Foundation

When & Where

Arizona Science Center
600 E Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM (PST)

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The Beer For Brains Foundation

Who We Are

The Beer for Brains Foundation is a national, non-profit organization of craft-beer lovers, distributors and brewers, who are committed to:

  • Raising public awareness about brain cancer
  • Engendering compassion for its victims and
  • Helping fund groundbreaking research leading to a cure.

Based in Phoenix, AZ, we also are one of only a handful of beer industry-related charities currently operating in the United States.


What We Do
Each year, we stage unique, large-scale craft-beer appreciation/fundraising events across the country, working independently or in partnership with breweries and local organizations. Our events run the gamut from open parties featuring huge assortments of rare, craft beers and an equally diverse – and off-beat – assortment of foods and entertainers to local chef beer-wine food pairing competitions, special craft-beer educational dinners and much more. BFBF events are all about having fun while supporting a worthy cause.

The money we raise currently goes to support the development of cutting-edge brain cancer research and treatment options at the new Barrow Brain Tumor Research Center (BTRC), in Phoenix, AZ. The BTRC is part of the Barrow Neurological Institute, one of the nation’s leading centers for brain tumor imaging, brain tumor surgery, cancer research and stem-cell science. Led by a team of clinical and scientific experts, the center runs brain tumor clinical trials and looks for ways to rapidly incorporate new scientific discoveries into patient treatments.

Get Involved
Visit us online at TheBeerForBrainsFoundation.org to learn about upcoming BFBF events and to:

  • Shop for head-turning BFBF t-shirts, hats and more
  • Make a tax-free donation at our ‘virtual bar’
  • Volunteer your time
  • Sign-up to get news about important brain cancer treatment breakthroughs

And please, share your photos, thoughts and comments with us on our Facebook fan page under “The Beer for Brains Foundation.”

Why We Do It
Brain cancer is the second leading type of cancer in children under age 5 and the third-most common type in young adults. This year, 22,070 new patients in the U.S. will be diagnosed with the disease, and nearly 13,000 people – or slightly more _________.

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