The owners of The Phoenix Ale Brewery announced the opening of a new brewery located 3 miles east of downtown Phoenix, at 3002 E. Washington St. The brewery, bottling facility, administrative offices and visitor center are housed in a 15,700-square-foot building on 1.1 acres of land directly adjacent to the Phoenix Metro light rail system.

The company has selected Alliance Beverage Distributing Company for its statewide distribution, and the brewery's first beer - its flagship Fretzy's Unfiltered Ale - is currently shipping out to a variety of retail locations, including Bevmo, Total Wine & More, AJ's, Basha's, Tops & Sun Devil Liquors, as well as Arizona restaurants and pubs. Fretzy's Unfiltered Ale is also available at Chase Field, where it recently debuted at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Phoenix.

• Briefs compiled from staff and wire reports.

Ahwatukee Foothills financial advisor, Joseph B. Ortiz, CRPS, will host a free seminar, "Non-financial Risk That Can Threaten Retirement Security," at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Ruffino Italian Cuisine, 4902 E. Warner Road. Although the seminar is free, lunch will be served so reservations are needed by today, at (480) 753-7664. Seating is limited and special guest is Jordan Cott, account executive with The Hartford.

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