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Posted: Friday, May 16, 2003 10:08 am | Updated: 1:59 pm, Thu Oct 6, 2011.

If you hear people talking about "flying high" at the Do the Brew Frontline Beer Tasting, they’re probably talking about aircraft, not inebriation.

From 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, beer drinkers and flying fans alike will congregate in Hangar 4 of the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson.

"We will be toasting the Wright Brothers’ centennial anniversary, an event 100 years in the fermenting," said Mark Vitale, marketing director for the museum.

There will be a replica of the Wright Brothers’ flyer, as well as World War II aircraft.

Local and regional microbreweries will serve samples. Among the distributors will be Golden Eagle Distributors, Thunder Canyon Breweries, Four Peaks Brewing Co., Gentle Ben’s, Nimbus Brewery and Electric Beer. Food will be provided by Papa John’s Pizza, Little Anthony’s Diner, Peter Piper Pizza, El Charro and Grandma Tony’s Pizza.

The museum was founded in 1976 with a collection of 75 aircraft and has grown to more than 200. Most recently it has added three more hangars, an aviation research library and an artifact collection.

Tickets cost $10 and include admission, a collectible tasting glass and tasting guide. Discounted tickets for $5 are available today only. For tickets, call (520) 574-0462.

GETTING THERE

The Pima Air and Space Museum is at 6000 E. Valencia Road, Tucson. From northeast Tucson via Interstate 10, take Kolb Road south to Valencia Road and turn west on Valencia to the museum entrance.

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