It's not the fault of the business. Keep that in mind. It just shows that there needs to be plenty of education on what a brewpub is versus a production brewery, beer and wine bar vs liquor, etc. There are also restaurants winning bar categories too if you go by the license.
@olllllo olllllo,A half dozen more what? Bars, real brew pubs or six more awards that don't make any sense because the New Times editors are dumb?
@BrianC I just want to re-affirm that ATAH is not a brewpub, you are correct. There should be a different award for them. They do not brew beer. It's just not the fault of ATAH. I've been critical of media getting it wrong too. http://www.beerphxation.com/2011/09/brewery-and-valley-re-defined-by-az.html As for the half dozen part, there will be a half dozen new breweries, some of the. Will be true brewpubs. That is to say, they will have no off premise distribution but for growlers. There are zero breweries in the valley that fit that description right now. That's the classic definition of a brewpub.
@olllllo Bear in mind that this place has been opened less than a month, has had its share of typical new business opening problems and does not brew beer and is not a brew pub. I can see why people are questioning the award. New Times should either relabel the award as something like best new beer bar or take it away and give the award to a real brew pub. Who knows why New Times did what they did, maybe it was because of advertising and maybe it wasn't. In any case Angel's Trumpet does not deserve to be given the best brew pub award since they are certainly not a brew pub. A retraction of sorts should be in order.I know how about give Angel's Trumpet the award for best if we brewed beer we would be the best brew pub award.