Mother of all beer events ? Arizona Strong Beer Fest

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Mother of all beer events ? Arizona Strong Beer Fest

Postby turbo_ale » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:47 pm

This is way over the top in the amount of breweries representing, 120+ for a brew festival IMO, but it would be one hell of an event to go to. I went to my states brew festival which I think had around 50+, at that I could not even come close to trying all the varieties there. ... overage%29

They even have a couple Belgian breweries representing:

Brouwerij Van Steenberge/Brouwerij Bavik (Belgium)
• Gulden Draak (Belgian Dark Trippel) – ABV 10.5%
• Piraat Triple Hop (Belgian Triple IPA) – ABV 10.5%
• Petrus Aged Red (Belgian Double Cherry Ale) – ABV 8.5%

Gouden Carolus/Het Anker Brewery (Belgium)
• Grand Cuvee van de Keizer (Belgian Strong Ale) – ABV 11%
1. 1C
2. 4B
Bottled: Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, 16B, 18B, 18E, 19B, 20, 21A, 23, 27
Next: 5C

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Re: Mother of all beer events ? Arizona Strong Beer Fest

Postby pclemon » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:36 pm

Wow - that is QUITE the list of breweries/beer. Agreed that at some point it's a bit of overkill. How many can one reasonably sample?

In Boston there is a quarterly event called the Beer Summit. It generally has 50-60 breweries and even that can be difficult to get to everything you want to try. I haven't been to one in a while since the last couple were so packed with people you'd spend all your time waiting in line.
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Re: Mother of all beer events ? Arizona Strong Beer Fest

Postby MullerBrau » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:35 am

Looks interesting but most of those beers are not that big (in my estimation). I was expecting more in the upper teens abv.
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