Beer and food already are deeply related on many levels, from the ingredients used to make them to the flavors each delivers to our mouth holes. So why not get an expert in food to help you craft a beer? About a year ago, Sonoran Brewing Co. thought just that, and so launched their inaugural Chef Series — a set of seasonal brews created in collaboration with Arizona's finest food artisans. From the mystifying 7 Wives Saison (brewed with green peppercorns, fennel, and mesquite syrup) to the complex Long Strange Trip (brewed with apricots and aged with Scotch), they challenged our taste buds. But it wasn't the flavor that kept us anticipating the next release. It was the outstanding display of commitment to local eats and peeps, for not only did Sonoran use our city's indigenous ingredients and chefs, it also gave back a portion of the sales of each beer to local charities.