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7th Annual Bloomin' Beerfest
Irish Cultural Center
Phoenix, AZ
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7th Annual Bloomin' Beerfest
On Saturday, June 15, 2013, The Irish Cultural Center will be presenting:
A unique Bloomsday Celebration which commemorates Irish author James Joyce and his groundbreaking novel, Ulysses, with beer-tasting, wine & spirits also available, readings from the novel, live Irish music and food.  Also see The Fighting Irishmen Exhibition at the McClelland Irish Library
DATE: 15 June, 2013, 7 - 11pm
LOCATION: The Irish Cultural Center
1106 N. Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
INFO LINE: 602-258-0109
CONTACT: Mary Moriarty
1106 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
Sales for this event will begin at midnight May 30, 2013 12:00 AM PST
DESCRIPTION: The Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation presents The Seventh Annual Bloomin' Beerfest Saturday, June 15, 2013, 7:00 - 11:00 PM at the Irish Cultural Center in Downtown Phoenix.
WHAT IS BLOOMSDAY? The name "Bloomsday" derives from Leopold Bloom, the protagonist of James Joyce's novel, Ulysses. June 16th was the day in 1904 on which the events in Ulysses were set. In the novel, Bloom travels around Dublin meeting many fascinating characters while making full use of the city's pubs. Bloomsday is celebrated in Ireland and throughout the world by Irish people and Joyce fans alike.  This year's event features a wide array of specialty beers produced in Arizona and Ireland, as well as our full bar.  Irish music provided by The Biffos, De Mairt Ceol and The Academy Band, and readings from Ulysses will be performed throughout the evening. Food will be available for purchase.  See the Fighting Irishmen Exhibition in the McClelland Irish Library.
$27 presale, or $37 at the gate. Presale tickets available May 30 - June 15 at 12 noon at:
Price includes all Bloomsday activities plus 16 token tickets which can be used for beer and/or food.
$12 at the gate. Price includes all Bloomsday activities plus free soda or bottled water.
No alcohol can be purchased with this admission. Please purchase Teetotaler's tickets at the gate.
Children under 12 $1.00, but Ulysses is definitely geared to an adult audience with its bawdy themes and salty language, so admission to the Library Readings will be limited to guests 18 years and older.
Also includes admission to McClelland Irish Library and Fighting Irishman Exhibition.
Additional beer and food tickets can be purchased on site for $1 each.
The Roosevelt St Light Rail Station is just steps from the gate.  Please see for schedule.
Beer-tasting admission sales limited to 500 persons.
For further information, please call (602) 258-0109 or check

(The Irish Cultural Center & McClelland Irish Library The Heart Of The Celtic Community, are Divisions of the Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation a 501 (c) (3) Not
For Profit Corporation, and is owned and maintained by the City Of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department.)


Irish Cultural Center (View)
1106 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004
United States


Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Food > Beer, Wine, Spirits
Music > Celtic

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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