17 Don't-Miss Events During Arizona Beer Week, Feb. 16-23

With more than 100 tastings, tappings and opportunities to tipple taking place throughout Arizona Beer Week, one must schedule his time wisely for maximum drinking. These are the events you'll find us at -- and the beers we'll be drinking there.

See also: - Arizona Strong Beer Festival at Steele Indian School Park, 2/16/13 (Slideshow) - Chow Bella Rides with Mother Road Brewinn - Chow Bella Chills Out in the Fridge At Papago Breing Co. - 6 Don't-Miss Events During Arizona Cocktail Week

Saturday, Feb. 16 Arizona Strong Beer Festival Steele Indian School Park 1 p.m.

Light beer is for wusses. This year marks lucky 13 for the Arizona Strong Beer Fest, Phoenix's celebration of high-alcohol brews. Tickets -- $35 now and $45 at the door -- include admission, a four-ounce commemorative tasting mug and 15 tasting tickets. Those with low tolerances need not apply.

Beers to try: Bell's Brewery - Bourbon Barrel-aged Batch 9000, Hopslam Crispin Cider - Prepare to Die Desert Eagle Brewing - Imperial Oatmeal IPA Green Flash Brewing Co. - Candela Rye Barleywine Lightning Brewery - Old Tempestuous Noble Ale Works - Big Whig IPA Sonoran Brewing Co. - Figmentation Double Abbey Ale

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Zach Fowle
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