About 200 beers will be available at the Baja Beer Festival.

Arizona Craft Brewers Guild

Many of Tucson’s favorite breweries, including Thunder Canyon, Dragoon and 1912, will be at Rillito Park this Saturday participating in the second annual Baja Beer Festival from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

More than 50 breweries will be pouring 200 different beers as tastings at the event, which will benefit the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild as well as Northwest Firefighters Charities.

Among the craft options: Specialty beers made by breweries that have teamed up with firefighters, made exclusively for the Baja Beer fest. The collaborations will be judged at the festival by a panel of celebrity and home-brewer judges, according to organizers.

Local food trucks and vendors providing the eats include American Flying Buffalo, BurgerRito and Haus of Brats.

For $60, VIP guests can come into the event at 4 p.m. (an hour early) with 25 tasting tickets, sit in a VIP area with a private restroom, and will receive a food voucher and VIP bandana.

General admission is $40 and includes 20 tasting tickets. One ticket will get you a 4-ounce beer tasting.

Designated drivers pay $15. Rillito Park is at 4502 N. First Ave.

Tickets can be purchased at bajabeerfestival.com

Contact reporter Gerald M. Gay at ggay@tucson.com or 573-4679.