New Times' 2016 Beer Olympics Hits Tempe Marketplace on April 22

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Calling all beer drinkers and party people with a competitive spirit.

New Times' third annual Beer Olympics has your name on it. On Friday, April 22, from 8 to 11 p.m., Tempe Marketplace will become the proving grounds for the Valley's finest drinking-game competitors, who will face off in some only-kinda-serious battles to determine the best in pong, giant pong (because bigger is better), cornhole, giant Jenga, speed quarters, flip cup relay races, ladder golf, putt-putt, croquet, and a hula hoop contest.

Drinking, of course, is optional, but it ain't called the "Beer Olympics" for nothing. Bud Light, Goose Island, and Montejo beer will be available as part of the games. Forming teams is highly encouraged, and there will be a prize for the most festively costumed group.

As you grind through the games, you'll earn stamps on your scorecard. Three stamps earn you entry into the Triathlete Award, and 10 stamps earn you entry into the Decathlete Award. The prizes are no joke, so don't miss out. 

With Arizona State University finals taking place the following week, there will be no better place to party before hunkering down in the library to study.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, and $15 for a GA-plus ticket, which comes with two free beers. Groups of four get an even better deal: For $70, you'll get two beers each, as well as a group photo at the photo booth, four branded headbands, and access to a faster "groups only" check-in line.

And act now, since tickets will go fast: Ticket presale begins now and lasts until Sunday, February 21, at 11:59 p.m. Click here to buy tickets, and use the code "BEERBLOG." If you miss the pre-sale, tickets for the general public go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, February 22.

For more details, visit www.newtimesbeerolympics.com.

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