As we all know, craft breweries are the new hype, and with good reason. Beer is no longer just Budlite or Corona when your going bigger. Beer is now a craft and brewers are refining the art of beer making. California, Oregon, and Colorado are some of the known leaders for great craft brewers and breweries. Well Arizona has branched out and brewers here are exploring what they can do. Check out the 5 places we say to check out.
Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.- Gilbert, AZ first brewery and a great one at that. They also serve up so tasty burgers. Try the Peanut Butter and Jalapneo Jelly Burger paired with their Refuge IPA…awesome. They have some tasty sours or sour lovers, and a few unique must try beers. Get the beer sampler to try a variety.
Papago Brewery– One of the original breweries in town, they have been around since 2001, they began before the big craft beer trend. They brew their own and offer delcious beers from around the world as well.
Dragoon Brewing Co.– Located in Tucson, this is Brewery offers there tasting room to sample beers. You can catch a food truck for grub while you sip some of their awesome brews. One of our faves is the Dragoon IPA. It is a true West Coast IPA with fragrant citrus aroma.
Sun Up Brewery- A great Phoenix Brew House founded in 2004. They do some awesome traditional Cask Style ales and other great brews. Their White Russian Stout is bold and flavorful for a big treat!
Beer Research Institute– Somewhat newer brewery that whips up some eclectic brews. They have a great array of Belgian Style Beers. The Intergalactic Saison is up there on my list.
As summer nears, there is no better time than to head out a chill with a pint of some fabulous beer. There are many great breweries throughout AZ, so you’ve got your pickin’. If your not sure where to start, head out to one of the recommended places I named above…Cheers!