This past Saturday in downtown Chandler, Arizona, there was a luau put on by the City of Chandler and the San Tan Brewing Company. Outside in the town square, there were gelato, ice cream, and Kona Ice booths, along with giant blow up water slides, where kids could slide down and cool off from the blazing hot Arizona sun. Many adults headed indoors to the San Tan Brewing Company restaurant, where they could enjoy one of the company’s seven year-round and six seasonal microbrews. The seasonal microbrew available during the luau, was Mr. Pineapple, a brew specifically made for the annual event. Mary DeBiase out of Corona, California, made a special trip to the event with her niece. “My niece really likes pineapple and she likes to drink beer. She told me about this event and asked me to join her and would not shut up about this beer,” Mary said. “It is pretty tasty and the pineapple that is attached to the glass really brings out the pineapple flavor.” There was roast pig and coconut haupia for dessert.
The City of Chandler Fire Department, Radio Disney, and other food vendors were there too, but everyone was at the restaurant and playing on the slides. “The slides for kids was a great touch to make it family friendly,” Mary said. “Family food events are always better.”