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Beer

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Angels Trumpet Ale House -- Aimed at Beer Geeks -- to Open in August

    See also: Ten Favorite Metro Phoenix Craft Beer Bars Mat and Sharry Englehorn know and love craft beer, and in their travels through California, Oregon, Washington, and Colorado (where they've hoisted their fair share in the name of research), they concluded one thing: Phoenix doesn't have nearly e ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 17, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Introducing "This Week in Beer," Your Weekly Beer Calendar

    Beer is a big deal in the Valley. From tastings and tappings to pairing dinners and more, there's a different beer event to attend pretty much every night. Every week, we'll curate upcoming brew-related goings-on and lay them out for you here. Your calendar will be as full of beer as your belly. M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Make Phoenix 2012's BeerCity USA

    In 2009, National Beer Examiner writer and Brewers Association President Charlie Papazian created the BeerCity USA poll. Designed to judge the strength of a city's beer community, the online poll drew thousands of voters to throw their support behind their hometowns and the brew culture therein. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Ten Favorite Metro Phoenix Craft Beer Bars

    ​Let's discuss craft beer bars. We're not just talking about one or two handles here. We're taking about the bars that have devoted just about every handle to the art of craft beer; the folks that know that power of a freshly tapped keg of Hopslam and who would sell a large part of their soul to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Our 21 Top Picks for Arizona Beer Week

    Arizona Beer week starts Saturday and we are so freakin' excited! After spending hours looking at each and every of the more than 150 events that will take place between Saturday, February 18th and Saturday, February 25th we have come up with a list of our favorites. We tried to narrow it down to se ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 16, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Chow Bella Hates on Fruit Beers With Lumberyard Brewing Co.

    Who hasn't wanted to chat up the guys who make their favorite brews? The Chow Bella team, lucky dogs that we are, recently got the opportunity to do just that. Thing is, we only got a few minutes with each one. These guys are busy! Watch the short video below for an insight into the mind of an Ari ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Lumberyard Fireside Ale

    beernews.org​Beer: Fireside Ale Brewery: Lumberyard Brewing Co. Style: Imperial Red Ale ABV: 9.5 percent Do you feel that? The building giddiness in the soul of every local beer lover. The faint smell of hops and sweet wort in the air. My beer sense is tingling. Arizona Beer Week is almost ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Four Arizona Breweries Medal at the Great American Beer Festival

    ​This past weekend -- as brewers and beer lovers got sauced during their yearly visit to Denver and the beer Mecca that is the Great American Beer Festival -- four Arizona breweries took home medals.   For those who don't know, the Great American Beer Festival is one of the largest celebrati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Northern Arizona Brewery Tour; Escape the Heat with a Cold One

    DesertDog @ Roadfood.com ​And now we find ourselves smack dab in the middle of August. There is no amount of ice cream, skinny cocktails, or boozy popsicles that will make the tail end of the Arizona summer bearable. Your best bet - grab a cooler and hit the road. Take a drive up to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    SanTan Brewing Co. Negro Nitron

    ​Beer: Negro NitronBrewery: SanTan Brewing Co. (8 S. San Marcos Place, 480-917-8700)Style: Black IPAABV: 7.3 percent The Black IPA is so hot right now. As in fashion, music and baby names, trends in the craft beer world progress rapidly. Last year, Belgian IPA was the tits, and lately it see ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    SanTan Brewery Celebrates American Beer Week and Beer Brownies in Today's Eater's Digest

    www.wearenotmartha.com​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Beer WeekWe know what you're thinking. "Wasn't beer week like three months ago?" Yes but that was Arizona Beer Week. This week is American Beer Week and SanTan Brewery has big pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    The AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival

    amymittelman.com ​Here at Chow Bella, we like our beer in cans. Aesthetics aside, cans are the ultimate in beer technology, providing better protection against oxygen and light (mortal enemies of fresh beer) than bottles while being easier to ship and more acceptable at the beach. Plus, they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Brewed For Battle: American Brown Ale

    Jonathan McNamaraSurly Bender, and Palo Santo Marron.​​At what point does one elevate from merely drinking beer to being a full-on beer snob? Answer: when you feel compelled to tell other people what to drink. And the inevitable result of this peculiar ailment is the beer argument. In the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Why the Great Arizona Beer Festival Ain't So Great

    ​If you've looked over the vendor list for the beer festival set to be held Saturday at Tempe Beach Park, you might have noticed something odd. At an event that bills itself as the Great Arizona Beer Festival, several of Arizona's greatest breweries -- Papago, Barrio, Nimbus, and this little ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Brewed For Battle: Blind IPA Taste Test

    Jonathan McNamaraA blind IPA taste test? Let's hop to it!​At what point does one elevate from merely drinking beer to being a full-on beer snob? Answer: when you feel compelled to tell other people what to drink. And the inevitable result of this peculiar ailment is the beer argument. In the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Strong Beer Festival 2011: Rain-Soaked Impressions

    Zach FowleRain-soaked but thirsty for beer!​In case you missed it (or you're just awakening from a beer-induced coma and need a reminder) AZ Beer Week is in full effect. If, like Benjamin Franklin, you believe beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy, get ready to worship at yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Craft Beer Competition and Sampling Event and Grilled Oysters in Today's Eater's Digest

    Tastespotting.com ​Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives? Craft Beer Tasting Tonight!  Join beer brewers, beer judges and beer lovers at Taste of Tops tonight for the first round of judging for the Great Arizona Beer Festival Craft Beer Competi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Craft Beer Competition and Sampling Event and Grilled Oysters in Today's Eater's Digest

    Tastespotting.com ​Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives? Craft Beer Tasting Tonight!  Join beer brewers, beer judges and beer lovers at Taste of Tops tonight for the first round of judging for the Great Arizona Beer Festival Craft Beer Competi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    AZ Beer Week's Must-See Events

    matchingfoodandwine.com ​​Arizona Beer Week, once upon a time just a twinkle in the eye of desert-dwelling beer lovers, is now upon us -- and has grown to juggernaut proportions. As our mom likes to say, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a beer week event. With somewhere in the ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Arizona Beer Week, You're Breaking Our Little Craft Beer Hearts

    We got word that Arizona was going to get its very own beer week back in November and we have been giddy ever since. More than just a one-day beer festival, we would finally join the ranks of real cities and get a whole glorious week! ​But when we heard there were going to be at least 150 differen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Strong Beer Fest Names Captain Squeegee Headliner

    Captain Squeegee has the tough task of filling 2 Tone Lizard Kings checkerboard shoes at this year's Strong Beer Festival.​First, some sad news: 2 Tone Lizard Kings will not be playing this Saturday's Strong Beer Festival at Steele Indian School Park. When organizers approached the Mesa ska band t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Brewed For Battle: Fruit Lambics

    Jonathan McNamaraDelicious lambics.​At what point does one elevate from merely drinking beer to being a full-on beer snob? Answer: when you feel compelled to tell other people what to drink. And the inevitable result of this peculiar ailment is the beer argument. In the spirit of all great be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Brewed For Battle: Double IPA

    Jonathan McNamaraHopslam, Twin Sisters, and Breckenridge 471.​At what point does one elevate from merely drinking beer to being a full-on beer snob? Answer: when you feel compelled to tell other people what to drink. And the inevitable result of this peculiar ailment is the beer argument. In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Arizona Beer Week Events Announced

    ​We like beer and so do you, which is why we're psyched to announce the list of events currently on tap for the first-ever Arizona Beer Week. Months ago, we announced plans to organize the inaugural festival for February 19-26. Sponsored by the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild, this first-ever statewi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 2, 2010

    Music to Your Beers

    Get your booze on without judgment

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Brewed For Battle: Doppelbock

    Claire LawtonAventinus, Salvator, Celebrator, and Liberator.​At what point does one elevate from merely drinking beer to being a full-on beer snob? Answer: when you feel compelled to tell other people what to drink. And the inevitable result of this peculiar ailment is the beer argument. In t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Dave's Electric Brewpub: Happy Hour Report Card

    Erica O'Neil The amber ale, black lit by a neon sign, at Dave's Electric Brewpub.​The Spot: Dave's Electric Brewpub, 502 S. College Ave, Tempe, 480-967-5353 http://www.daveselectricbrewpub.com The Hours: Monday through Saturday from 4-7 pm, and then again from 10:30- close. Happy hour deal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Brewed For Battle: Oktoberfest

    Jonathan McNamaraAvery Brewing Co.'s The Kaiser (left) and Victory Festbier. ​At what point does one elevate from merely drinking beer to being a full-on beer snob? Answer: when you feel compelled to tell other people what to drink. And the inevitable result of this peculiar ailment is the bee ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 17, 2010

    Summer Breeze

    Try new brews at Yucca

  • Calendar

    June 17, 2010

    Summer Breeze

    Try new brews at Yucca

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Arizona-Only Beer Fest Gives Grand Canyon State a Little Something to Take Pride In

    Arizona Only: Phoenix's PBS station threw a beer fest only open to our state's microbrews.​Something about an Arizona beer festival felt a little trivial Saturday, a day when angry hordes across the country beat up our state's idiotic new immigration law at May Day rallies.Hell, they were p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    'Made in Arizona' Beer Festival to Celebrate Local Ales Saturday

    KAET Four Peaks' Andy Ingram explains the brewing process during the TV show "Craft Beer: The New Wine," produced by Valley PBS station KAET.​The Valley has many beer festivals, but the second annual Eight Craft Beer Festival will be the first to focus solely on beers made in Arizona. Dubb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Yucca Tap Room Adds Craft Beer and Whiskey Lounge

    ​Tempe's Yucca Tap Room has been a Tempe dive bar favorite for years, especially for its live music. (Photo by Benjamin Leatherman) But now there's a whole lot more on tap. Earlier this month, owner Rodney Hu unveiled the Yucca's expansion into the space next door, a craft beer and whiskey ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 11, 2010

    Brew Crew

    Hang with beer-drinking peeps in DoPho

  • Dining

    January 7, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Cafe: Dave's Electric Pub

    ​It's no secret that we're fond of a good beer and even less hush-hush that we love a good local beer. If it were possible to equip our faucet with a direct tap line to a barrel of Four Peak's Kiltlifter, we'd have stopped coming in to work a long time ago. Then we hear from this week's Cafe c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Brew Review: Nut Before Christmas Brown Ale at Sun Up Brewing

    Jonathan McNamaraUwe Boer with a big ol' mug of Nut Before Christmas Brown Ale.​Yesterday, Brewmaster Uwe Boer opened a door in to his home-brewing past by tapping a new seasonal at Sun Up Brewing. Named by a Sun Up staffer, The Nut Before Christmas Brown Ale is an English Brown ale that uses ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    New in Tempe: Sleepy Dog Saloon & Brewery

    ​Just in time for the weekend, there's a brand-new microbrewery to quench your thirst in Tempe.Sleepy Dog Saloon & Brewery, located at 1920 E. University, is set to open Saturday, November 21. Owner Rob Sizemore's original brews include Puppy Pale (pale ale), Irish Setter (Irish red), Hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Draft Magazine's The Big Pour...Or At Least What We Remember From It

    Jonathan McNamaraDelicious Fat Tire. See more shots in our Big Pour slide show. ​What do you do when faced with multiple beers from multiple breweries? That's right, drink 'em all! That's precisely what we (attempted) to do at Draft Magazine's The Big Pour last weekend. The beer festival too ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Coming Soon to Tempe: Sleepy Dog Saloon & Brewery

    ​You never know where your passions might lead you. For beer aficionado Rob Sizemore, an obsession with suds turned into to a homebrewing hobby, which eventually led to proper training with the American Brewers Guild. Now he's working on opening his own microbrewery in Tempe, Sleepy Dog Sal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Brew Review: Sierra Nevada Summerfest

    When you're looking for a new beer to try it seems like everyone under the sun has a bottle they'd like to uncap and shove in your mouth. Answers to the question "what beer should I drink," are endless. That's why we prefer recommendations secure in their justification. Take Sierra Nevvada Summerfes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Brew Review: Reaper Ale's Deathly Pale Ale

    "Deathly pale" is not a phrase that appears in everyday conversation very often. In fact the only example I can think of occurred the last time I visited a beach. It was uttered from some nearby ladies as my physique built on my Irish heritage approached the surf. It stung to hear, but not as much a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 30, 2009

    Funky Brewster

    Wanna be a professional beer drinker when you grow up? Here’s how.

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Brew Review: Shiner Bohemian Black Lager

    I won't lie, Arizona. We've had some great times drinking beer. Who could forget our first trip to Four Peaks? Or the Mesa Strong Beer Festival just a few months ago? We've had fun and that's what makes this so hard to say: my beer gut belongs to another state. That's right, Arizona. I, like many ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Beer Tasting at SanTan Brewing Company Tonight

    Attention brew bros. and beauties: SanTan Brewing Company is hosting a craft beer tasting tonight at 6:30 p.m. This is the third craft beer tasting in SanTan's "Tuesday Night Tasting" series which occurs on the second Tuesday of every month and kicked off in February of this year.  Tonight, SanTan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    Because Every Beer Festival Needs Music

    For those of you who have been keeping tabs on the Arizona Brewer's Guild recent run of beer festivals, you know, full well, that the 21st Annual Great Arizona Beer Festival is this Saturday and Sunday at Tempe Beach Park from 2-6 PM. Hoping to piggyback on the success of last weekend's Strong Beer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Zack de la Rocha, Mesa Strong Beer Festival and Myst's 5 Year Anniversary Over the Weekend

    Zack de la Rocha Leads an Army Against Joe Arpaio's Racist Rule: My conservative estimate is that today 3,000 to 4,000 people braved 90 degree weather to march from Steele Indian School Park to the Sandra Day O'Connor Federal Courthouse in downtown Phoenix to protest Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigratio ... More >>

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    February 27, 2009

    2 Tone Lizard Kings: Try Not To Like Them After Two Beers

    Like a lot of people, I really, really need to be in the mood to listen to third wave ska. And by "in the mood" I mean I need to be in high school again. Still, I kinda dig Tempe's 2 Tone Lizard Kings. Sure, the time I saw them, at last year's Strong Beer Festival, I was pretty drunk, but there real ... More >>

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