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Wizards and Witches Beer Festival: Harry Potter-inspired festival coming to Phoenix in March

Posted at 12:26 PM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-05 15:39:58-05

PHOENIX — Update Feb. 5, 2019: Those went quick. According to Ryan Wieczorek, all 800 tickets to the event have been bought, and the event is official sold out.

Get your wands ready, wizards, witches and house-elves because a Harry Potter-inspired beer festival will make its way to Phoenix next month, and yes, it will have its own version of alcoholic butterbeer.

The Wizards and Witches Beer Festival, while technically not associated with the book series and movies, is described as a "wizarding world of wonders complete with magic, debauchery and mischeif (sic)," according to its Facebook event. It is scheduled for March 9, 2019 at the Monarch Theatre nightclub near Washington and Second streets in downtown Phoenix.

The 21-and-up event is being put on by Rock Star Beer Festivals. It will make other stops in Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Louisville, Kentucky, according to an online schedule.

There will be beer samples of more than 20 "winter, pumpkin, and holiday beers" from different breweries, the Lair of Secret Cider Potions, "magical" photo opportunities, live music and food, the event's description states.

Ryan Wieczorek, the director of sales and marketing, told ABC15 in an email, that the "adult butterscotch beer" is made with vanilla vodka, butterscotch liquor, butterscotch soda, whipped cream, and vanilla bean.

Tickets were listed at $35, plus $3 in fees.