Craft Beer in the desert

The Phoenix metro area is the fastest growing county in the country adding 100,000 people a year with a current population of over 4.5 million people. It is ranked third behind Los Angeles and San Francisco. Phoenix is expected to surpass San Francisco within 18 months. The craft beer brewey community is growing just as rapidly. With almost 50 breweries and micro-breweries in the metro area you will not run out of places to explore.


Seasonal Beers

A seasonal beer is a beer that is typically brewed during or for a particular season, holiday or festival period. Many breweries and microbreweries produce seasonal beers. Seasonal beers may be produced when fresh ingredients are available during various seasons, per climatic conditions during the time of the year, and also as a tradition such as holidays, festivals and events. Check out the website of your favorite brewery to see what seasonal beers are on tap.



Some of the best breweries in the area.

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Huss Brewing Company

Founded in Tempe, AZ in 2013 by two people with a lot of passion for craft beer, Huss Brewing Co. is proud to be one of the state’s largest independent brewers. Swing by our a brewery/taproom in Tempe, or our standalone Taproom in Uptown Phoenix, and enjoy a true taste of Arizona Craft Beer.

Location: Tempe, Scottsdale, AZ
Distribution: Local

Brewery and Restaurant

Four Peaks Brewery

Is a local craft beer brewery  that was bought by Anheuser-Busch in 2015.  Four Peaks has gained nationwide fame in recent years as a result of earning numerous awards at the annual Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado. Categories in which Four Peaks brews were recognized and awarded medals include Scottish Style Ale, American-Style Strong Pale Ale and English-Style Bitter, just to name a few.

Location: Tempe, AZ
Distribution: National

Brewery and Restaurant

San Tan Brewing

Founder and Brewmaster Anthony Canecchia has a mission to pair great beer with great food to inspire conversations that could change the world. In 2007, they opened their doors in the heart of Historic Downtown Chandler to accomplish just that.

Location: Chandler, AZ
Distribution: Regional

Brewery and Restaurant

State 48 Brewery

State 48 has four locations with the Lager House in Scottsdale being their biggest brewing system, with a 20 barrel brewing system and 1140 barrel fermentors.  The also have a full service restaurant at this locationas well as a second level mezzanine, a huge dining patio and a second level patio that overlooks the McDowell Mountains.

Location: Surprise, Phoenix, Scottsdale
Distribution: Local

Brewery and Restaurant

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