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  • Calendar

    August 28, 2014
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    August 21, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    Great Growler Fill: Celebrate the New Growler Regulations on Thursday, July 24

    As you may know by now, new legislation signed into law in May has changed the regulations on growlers. Thanks to Senate Bill 1397, nicknamed the "Liquor Omnibus" bill, breweries will soon be able to fill growlers made out of stainless steel, ceramic, and any nonporous, sanitary material. The new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    Real, Wild, Woody Beer Festival Next Weekend in Tempe: Here's the List of Breweries, Beers

    The sold out Real, Wild, and Woody beer festival is going down on Saturday, July 19 at Tempe Center for the Arts. And if you're a beer lover and don't already have your ticket just stop reading now. Because the lineup of specialty brews is pretty impressive and you're going to be sad. Attendees, yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    Say Hola to Elevation Beer Co. and Its Imperial Horchata Porter, Señorita

    Beer: Señorita Brewery: Elevation Beer Co. Style: Imperial Porter ABV: 8.4 percent In a speech delivered to thousands of attendees at this year's Craft Brewers Conference, Paul Gatza told a story about bad beer. It was at a beer festival a few months earlier, the director of the Brewers Associati ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 8, 2014
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    April 28, 2014

    India Pale Ale: A History

    Beer: IPA Brewery: Odell Brewing Co. Style: American IPA ABV: 7 percent Near the top of the list of things that make me sad -- along with starving puppies and the fact that Tobey Maguire is still making movies -- are missed opportunities to educate someone about beer. Recently, this article in wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Bad Water Brewing and Craft Beer's Real Quality Problem

    Beers: Saison and IPA Brewery: Bad Water Brewing Style: Saison, IPA ABV: 6 percent, 5.5 percent Imagine, for a minute, that you've traveled back to the first time you tried craft beer. You've spent most of your legal drinking age years (and maybe a few before) throwing back cans of mass-produced la ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 26, 2013
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    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 >>

  • 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

    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.

  • Calendar

    August 16, 2012
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    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
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    May 24, 2012
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    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
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    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 >>

  • 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.

  • Calendar

    October 7, 2010

    Spokespersons

    Jovial bike festival rules the roads

  • Calendar

    June 17, 2010

    Summer Breeze

    Try new brews at Yucca

  • Calendar

    June 17, 2010

    Summer Breeze

    Try new brews at Yucca

  • 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 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

    Bloomin' Beerfest 2008

    By Andrea Custer It sounded like a crowded Irish pub at the Irish Cultural Center in downtown Phoenix; a sound that would make James Joyce, or at least his fans, quite proud. The Great Hall was packed with brewers and beer enthusiasts for the 2nd Annual Bloomin’ Beerfest on Saturday June 7. This ... More >>

  • 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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