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
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