Last year, CraftBeer.com's Great America Beer Bar Contest showed zero love for Arizona. In fact, on the map that accompanied the results, our state was largely covered by the event's logo. To some extent, the snub is understandable. We're stuck in the Mountain West region for the purposes of this competition and since that region includes Colorado, where every city block is legally required to have either a brewery or great craft brew bar, we're probably screwed. But that doesn't mean we can't try to do better this year.
They're taking nominations until Monday, Aug. 19 for this year's contest and while I personally voted for Tap & Bottle, there are a number of options in town that should at least be considered. Maybe this year, the outline of Arizona can make the map at very least.
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