Monthly Archives: April 2013

Fun Foundation for a Great Cause

The Beer for Brains Foundation

Who They 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 Arizona, they are one of only a handful of beer industry-related charities currently operating in the U.S.

What They Do:

Each year, they stage unique, large-scale craft-beer appreciation/fundraising events across the country, working independently or in partnership with breweries and local organizations. Their 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 they 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.

How You Can Get Involved:

8th Annual Bocce Brewhaha Tournament

The 8th Annual Bocce Brewhaha Tournament takes place on The Wigwam front lawn and invites all Bocce lovers to gather a group of four to compete. Registration for the Bocce Ball Tournament is $300 per 4-person team, which includes lunch, snacks, dinner, beer, and prizes. The deadline for registration payments is April 24, 2013.  If you enjoy competition and supporting a great cause, bring your team and join the fun!
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During the Bocce Brewhaha Tournament, The Wigwam will host their 1st Annual Way Our West Festival! 
1st Annual Way Out West FestivalJoin us for a fun outdoor event with over 50 craft beers and live entertainment. The festival will feature over 50 craft beers offering beer making demos, live entertainment, food for purchase on a ticket system, and a VIP tent.

General Admission: $5 at the door (Includes a commemorative glass and your first tasting)

VIP tickets: $45 pre-order (Includes Four Peaks sponsored seated and shaded area, catered food by The Wigwam, a commemorative glass, 15 drink tickets, and a goodie bag). To buy tickets click HERE.


Arizona Jazz Festival at The Wigwam – April 12-14, 2013


Last Spring, The Wigwam was honored to be the new location of the Arizona Jazz Festival. After a successful weekend, the festival returned for another great event last October. This week, April 12-14, 2013, the Arizona Jazz Festival will mark its third visit to The Wigwam front lawn with performances by Jill Scott, Will Downing, The Isley Brothers, India.Arie and many more. The show is sold out, and we will be hosting a full house!  Continue reading