Best Beer, Wine and Food Pairing Event Scottsdale 4-29-2017

“The best beer, wine, and food pairing event this side of ANYWHERE.” by New Times blogger Zachary Fowle


12 local chefs, fine wines, craft beers

Fulfilling Scottsdale’s position as one of America’s “Best Foodie Cities,” this year’s EPICURIAD Food, Wine & Craft Beer Pairings Event includes an exciting face off between two local celebrity chefs (for VIP ticket holders),
followed by a large sampling of delicious food, craft beer and wine from up to 50 chefs, breweries and vineyards in a wonderfully intimate setting.

Featuring Chefs from the following Food Trucks:

Flyin’ Hawaiian, Saffron Jak, Rockabelly, Electric Sliders,
United Lunchadores, Bearded Chef, Adam Allison, Flying Saucer,
Mingo’s Louisiana Kitchen, Christopher Costantino, Mustache Pretzels(t), and Frittes Street

$95 per person, $150 per VIP ticket
(proceeds to benefit Brain Cancer Research)

Saturday, April 29, 2017
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Chef Face-Off (VIP Pre-Event)
7:30-10:00 p.m. General Admission

ALLSTATE APPLIANCES Location Sponsor of EPICURIAD 2017          15250 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85260


An Event Supporting Brain Cancer Research – Benefitting The Beer for Brains Foundation & GBM Agile

Magical Mystery Tour of Craft Beer, Food Wine & Private Viewing January 28th

Join us for a fun evening of mouth-watering appetizers from:
Flyin’ Hawaiian
Mama K’s Catering

A private viewing of the new movie from Academy Award Winning producer, Ron Howard, “Eight Days a Week” about The Beatles.

Great craft beer and wines will be served.

This event supports vital brain cancer research and is made possible from our host sponsor, Starpower Home Entertainment.

Tickets are only $20 and will be available at the door. Please share this event and we look forward to seeing you there!

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Date: Saturday, January 28 at 5 PM – 9 PM

Location: Starpower Home Entertainment 7077 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, Arizona 85054

Theresa’s Story – Grade 4 Glioblastoma (GBM)

This is our story from the eyes of my wife Theresa.

When I was diagnosed and treated with surgery for a stage 3 brain tumor in December 2011, my world shifted on its axis. My first brain surgery took from my innocence and belief in my health along with my left peripheral vision. I faced the idea of my mortality for the the first time ever at age 30. I had to learn to visually scan every moment of the day to avoid running into walls, furniture, and people. When they found another tumor in November 2015, I was in disbelief as I thought it was gone for good. This surgery was performed while I was awake which was awful and nightmare-causing. The tumor turned out to be a grade 4 Glioblastoma (GBM). This surgery was far more traumatic physically when I woke up partially paralyzed. My left leg couldn’t bear weight, my left arm didn’t respond to commands, and the left side of my face drooped. I learned to walk with a cane with the help of Barrow’s Acute Inpatient therapists. My first two months home from the hospital were exceedingly challenging for my husband, Greg, and I as we adjusted to a life where I couldn’t take care of myself anymore.

The day after I returned to work on February 2016, I had a routine MRI which showed a tumor that had to be operated on that weekend due to the size and location. I was warned this surgery might make the paralysis worse. Greg and I made one of the hardest decisions of our lives and told my surgeon to be aggressive even if it meant permanent paralysis.

I woke up blessed with the ability to still walk with a cane.

We don’t know what the future holds for us, but we know I still have a long road to recovery.

I’ve just returned to work again and the normalcy has helped me feel more centered in my life.

Brain Cancer has taken so much from us, but it has given me a persecutive on life especially that everyday is precious and to always tell those you love how much they mean to you.

I’m currently undergoing two treatments of chemo in the belief that this time the cancer stays gone.

The Beer Research Institute proudly supports The Beer for Brains Foundation and GBM Agile to help find a cure for brain cancer.

Greg Sorrels
Head Brewer

The Beer Research Institute
1641 S. Stapley DR #104
Mesa, AZ 85204
480 250-1737
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Beer for Brains Foundation Partners with GBM Agile for Craft Beer

The Beer for Brains Foundation announces a partnership with GBM AGILE (An Adaptive, Global, Innovative Learning Environment) to help raise money for the implementation of an unprecedented international clinical trial. Proceeds from the 2nd annual Craft Beer Golf Classic will benefit GBM Agile and The Beer for Brains Foundation who are committed to helping to find a cure for brain cancer.

Except from November 12, 2015 press release announcing the groundbreaking global alliance to find effective response to the deadliest human brain tumor…

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This year approximately 12,000 individuals in the US and tens of thousands more around the globe, including 35,000 in China alone, will receive a diagnosis of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) from their doctors. GBM is the most common adult brain tumor and it is highly aggressive. In fact, fifty percent of GBM patients will survive for a year or less. Five-year survival for GBM is less than two percent – and, unfortunately, these dismal statistics have not changed for decades.

A broad coalition of GBM neuro-surgeons, neuro-oncologists, basic and clinical investigators, and representatives from the GBM advocacy communities shared the conviction that this situation was unacceptable—that new approaches must be pursued that can identify successful therapies. “It is in that spirit, that this broad ‘coalition of the willing’ today announce the design and plan for a new-generation clinical trial for GBM,” said Dr. Anna Barker, GBM AGILE Project Director and Executive Committee (EC) Chair, Director of the National Biomarker Development Alliance (NBDA) and Professor at Arizona State University’s School of Life Sciences. “This new generation of clinical trials will be adaptive based on learning from the patients; global as it is to be performed across the U.S., China, Australia and Europe; and innovative in that it is driven by Bayesian statistics and molecular markers.

During the planning and design phase, GBM AGILE is “crowdsourcing” knowledge from a large number of international leaders in GBM basic and clinical research and using that knowledge to inform the design of a new-generation adaptive trial that will learn from every patient that enters the trial. Read the full press release…

Go Gray in May for Brain Tumor Awareness Month!

May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month. We encouraging you to support brain cancer research by wearing gray clothing throughout the month of May to Go Gray!

Support brain cancer research at our upcoming Craft Beer Golf Classic:

Thank you in advance for your consideration of supporting The Beer for Brains Foundation and helping to Go Gray in May!

2nd Annual Craft Beer Golf Classic at World Famous Troon North Golf Course

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
  • Helping fund groundbreaking research leading to a cure

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

For this year’s event, we are returning to Troon North based on the overwhelmingly positive feedback we received from last year’s Craft Beer Golf Classic.  Troon North Golf Club stands as a hallmark of the Scottsdale desert golf experience with two 18-hole courses stretching through the natural ravines and foothills in the shadows of Pinnacle Peak. Troon North Golf Club combines iconic golf with the visual sensation of desert landscape, providing a standard unmatched in the American Southwest.

Register for the Craft Beer Golf Classic today before we sell out!

Become A Sponsor
Package #1 – $500

  • Signage on one hole (graphics provided by sponsor)
  • Recognition at banquet
  • Logo merchandise (provided by sponsor) placed in gift bag distributed to each player

Package #2 – $1100

  • All items in Package #1
  • Foursome in tournament
  • Four buffet dinners

Package #3 – $2500

  • All items in Package #1
  • Two foursomes in tournament
  • Eight buffet dinners
  • Recognition on each golf cart
  • Large banner at check-in and banquet (banner provided by sponsor

Please contact Louis Dolgoff with any questions: