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Breweries

  • Calendar

    December 26, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Four Peaks Brewery Is Arizona's Best Craft Brewery, According to Thrillist

    Craft beer is a pretty big deal considering that while beer sales in the states continue to shrink in comparison to wine and spirits, craft beer is a thriving industry that's shown steady growth for several years. The only downside is that all the new breweries out there make finding the good stuff, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Meet Craft Beer's First Billionaire, Jim Koch

    (And don't worry, it's ok to celebrate. He's not related to those other Kochs.) Jim Koch co-founded Boston Brewing Company in 1984, armed with a family recipe and a brewing process that his great grandfather used in the mid 1800s. These days the brewery, which you'll know for its signature Samuel ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 29, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Grand Canyon Brewing Company and Gertrude's Team Up for Dinner July 17

    Grand Canyon Brewing Company and Gertrude's at Desert Botanical Garden are teaming up for a four-course dinner paired with craft beers.

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Arizona Brewery Tours Offers a View of Local Craft Breweries

    Arizona's strict DUI laws may make it tough to get your fill of locally brewed beers in the Valley. Fortunately, Arizona Brewery Tours has found a way around that. See also: - -Eleven Favorite Phoenix Beers -24 Legitimately Fascinating Facts About Beer

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    "Back to Basics" Craft Beer Panel at Papago Brewing Company Scheduled for July 11

    Hey, beer nerds, we've got some good news. There's quite a lineup of speakers headed to the Valley for a craft beer panel hosted by Papago Brewing Company later this summer. If you want to hear what professionals from Four Peaks, New Belgium, and more have to say about the industry, then you might ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 16, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Ten FIDY, Oskar Blues and the Canned Beer Apocalypse

    Beer: Ten FIDY Brewery: Oskar Blues Brewery Style: Imperial Stout ABV: 10.5 percent As we inch ever closer to the third annual AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival our discussion of aluminum cylinders continues, and it's only right that at this point we bring up Oskar Blues. See also: - 2013 Ameri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    2013 AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival in Scottsdale on May 18

    As much as we respect beer in bottles we have to admit there are quite a few benefits that come with sipping your suds out of a can. First of all the can is much more beach and pool friendly not to mention lighter (and therefore easier to transport) and never, ever requires a bottle opener. See al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    O Beautiful Beer: 21st Amendment's Bitter American

    Beer: Bitter American Brewery: 21st Amendment Brewery Style: American Pale Ale ABV: 4.4 percent Welcome back to Craft Beer OTW, where our discussion of canned craft beer continues. Now, it's come to my attention that despite my very convincing proselytizing on canned craft beer's behalf, there are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Class of '88 Barleywine: A Taste of Craft Beer's Past

    Beer: Class of '88 Barleywine Brewery: Deschutes Brewery/North Coast Brewing Co./Rogue Ales Style: American Barleywine ABV: 10 percent Hello out there! Today, we step into the WayBack Machine to take a look at craft beer's past, all the way back to the year 1988. Times were good -- Prozac had just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Fate Brewing Company: Happy Hour Report Card

    The Spot: Fate Brewing Company , 7337 East Shea Boulevard #105 Scottsdale, 480-994-1275, fatebrewing.com. See Also: - Brews and Chews at Fate Brewing Company - Happy Hour Report Card: San Tan Brewing Company The Hours: Happy Hour is offered Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m.

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Watch Out, Kitties, Here Comes San Tan Brewing Company's Sex Panther

    There's no evidence that it's illegal in nine countries or that "60 percent of the time, it works every time," but one thing's certain: San Tan Brewing Company's Sex Panther is on the loose starting Monday, January 7. See also: - New Brewing Company Moving Into Former Rio Salado Brewing Site - Ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Beer for Brains RAREaffair 2012: Tons of Brews, a Dozen-Plus Restaurants, and No Flippin' Drink Tickets

    A wise man (Homer Simpson) once said, "To alcohol! The cause of and solution to all of life's problems." And if the problem happens to be how to raise brain cancer awareness, then the Beer for Brains RAREaffair has glasses full of the solution. From 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, November 10, Bee ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 16, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    BrewDog's Latest Beer Claims It'll Get you Banned From the Olympics (But It Really Won't)

    Scottish craft beer company BrewDog is not fond of the massive corporate backing of the Olympic games. It is protesting the likes of McDonald's and Heineken by producing a beer guaranteed to contain "at least 50 percent of your daily allowance of sarcasm." BrewDog's protest beer is called Never Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Three Things to Eat Drink, Drink, and Bake this Weekend, The Craft Beer Edition

    See Also: Here Come The Growlers: Starting at Midnight, Bars Can Hand Over 64 oz To Go Happy weekend Chow Bella friends! Ready for another road trip? This time we're heading out west to sunny Palm Springs, California for one of the desert's biggest craft beer parties. Then we'll head home for a f ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 19, 2012
  • Calendar

    May 24, 2012
  • 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

    April 19, 2012

    Four Peaks Makes List of Top Fifty Craft Brewers in America

    Here's a little something to raise a glass to. Four Peaks Brewing Company, the Tempe institution serving up handcrafted suds in a 1892 Mission-style warehouse since 1996, has been named one of the top fifty craft brewers in the U.S. by the Brewers Association -- a not-for-profit trade group that ta ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 22, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Uwe Boer of SunUp Brewing Co., the Jolliest Man in Brewing

    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

    February 20, 2012

    Brewing Down South with Barrio 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

    February 17, 2012

    What's with the Monkeys? An Interview with Nimbus 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

    February 16, 2012

    Barrel-Aged Beers, Experimentation and Randamonium with Four Peaks 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

    February 15, 2012

    Chow Bella Rides With Mother Road 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

    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

    February 9, 2012

    Cider's Growth has Big Beer Jumping on the Bandwagon

    ​Cider is so hot right now. On Monday, Miller Coors craft/import division Tenth & Blake purchased Minneapolis, Minn.-based Crispin Cider. The deal also includes Fox Barrel Cider Company, a Crispin affiliate that produces multiple varieties of pear cider. Not to be outdone, Anheuser-Busch ann ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 15, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale

    Zach Fowle ​Beer: Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin AleBrewery: Boston Beer Company Style: Pumpkin beerABV: 5.7 percent Well, Pumpkin Month is at an end. It's been four weeks filled with pumpkin pie spiciness and every shade of orange here at Craft Beer of the Week, and the mob of pumpkin brews t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 19, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Blast by Colt 45, Made by Pabst Brewing, Called Excessively Strong by Tom Horne and Other State Attorneys General

    Blast by Colt 45, made by Pabst Brewing Company, is like a "binge in a can," according to Tom Horne and other state attorneys general.​ Arizona's official state gun is the Colt .45, but a trendy alcoholic drink that shares the name shouldn't be on shelves in its current form, says state A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Avery Brewing Co. Pulls Out of Arizona, 7 Other States

    whatweredrinking.blogspot.com ​Get your Maharaja, The Czar, and White Rascal while you can. Colorado-based Avery Brewing Co. announced Thursday it plans to withdraw from eight states and seven other partial-state markets beginning in April.

  • 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 >>

  • Calendar

    October 7, 2010

    Spokespersons

    Jovial bike festival rules the roads

  • Calendar

    September 2, 2010

    Brew and Bar Between

    Celebrate AZ with a cold one

  • Calendar

    June 17, 2010

    Summer Breeze

    Try new brews at Yucca

  • Calendar

    June 17, 2010

    Summer Breeze

    Try new brews at Yucca

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Brew Review: New Dogfish Head and Other Great Brews at The Draft Magazine Craft Brew Festival

    Jonathan McNamaraVolunteers pour Steamworks Brewing's delicious beers at the Draft Magazine Craft Brewing Festival Choosing the right horse requires a lot of luck and a certain willingness to watch your already mentally-spent earnings fail to materialize. That's why I took a different gamble at Turf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Brew Review: Great Arizona Beer Festival

    Jonathan McNamaraSee more shots in our Great Arizona Beer Festival slide show. Walking in to The Great Arizona Beer Festival on Saturday, we promised ourselves that we would not stumble out like blithering idiots. Well, you know what they say about best laid plans. So once again, the Brew Review ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 23, 2008

    No Beer Gut, No Glory

    From piss-quality to fancy, author has guzzled it all

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2008
  • Best of Phoenix

    September 30, 2004

    BEST BREW PUB

    Rio Salado Brewing Company

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 18, 2003

    BEST BEER SELECTION

    Papago Brewing Company

  • Calendar

    January 17, 2002

    A Serious Ale-ment

    Strong Beer & Ale Festival isn't for the weak of heart

  • News

    June 4, 1998

    Smoke and Beers

    Senator John McCain may have turned his back on tobacco, but alcohol still gets a free ride

  • News

    April 11, 1996

    At Lager-Heads

    Harvey McElhannon sells Diamondback Beer, and was the first to file for that trademark. Now Jerry Colangelo and Major League Baseball want him eighty-sixed.

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