He took some of the world’s most beautiful black and white photographs long before Instagram and digital cameras. His work was as real as a cold Sierra Nevada Pale Ale on a crisp day.

In the spirit of the Tempe Festival of the Arts held April 5 -7, World of Beer Tempe plans to host a special exhibit of two original portfolios of works by Ansel Adams, who was a frequent contributor to Arizona Highways magazine.

sierra Nevada tapThe portfolios will be set-up and displayed April 1 – 7 in the back of WOB Tempe’s historic Tempe National Bank building which sits at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Mill Avenue, and dates back 100 years.

Admission is $8 and includes one free draft of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, perfectly fitting as it pays tribute to one of Adams’ most revered work: Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada, from Lone Pine, California, 1944.”

WOB Tempe will be discounting the admission fee for students from any educational institution.

Our WOB family likes to be involved with and promote the communities where we do business,” said Manager John Watts. “We are especially interested in promoting institutions of higher education and the arts and hope this will inspire some up and coming photographers.”

Watts says a portion of proceeds will go to benefit the Downtown Tempe Community, Inc.

World of Beer started in Tampa in 2007 by two friends who shared a love of beer. The franchise has since expanded to more than 30 locations across the country. The unique bar concept provides customers with a friendly and neighborhood atmosphere and offers more than 75 beers on tap, 500 different bottles of beer from more than 40 countries as well as premium wines and fine cigars.

WOB Tempe location: 526 S. Mill Ave. in Tempe, Arizona 85281.

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