Brew Review

15 Arizona Breweries and a Bunch of Beers to Try This Spring

Richter Aleworks' two house beers, an IPA and a Belgian strong ale.
Richter Aleworks' two house beers, an IPA and a Belgian strong ale. Dave Clark
10 Best Places to Grab a Craft Beer on the West Side

Westward ho! Beer in the Valley isn't all about CenPho and the East Valley. Here are 10 breweries and beer bars where you can grab a great craft beer on the west side of town.

Your next fresh Huss Brewing beer. - DAVE CLARK
Your next fresh Huss Brewing beer.
Dave Clark
Huss Brewing Company Opens New Location in Uptown Plaza

Huss Brewing Company officially opened their new taproom in Uptown Plaza in Phoenix on April 14. The brainchild of the husband-and-wife team of Jeff and Leah Huss, Huss Brewing will continue to brew their beers at their Tempe Brewery and all beers available at their Tempe sampling room will be available at the new taproom.

Nut Brown Ale: the star of the show at Oak Creek Brewing in Sedona. - DAVE CLARK
Nut Brown Ale: the star of the show at Oak Creek Brewing in Sedona.
Dave Clark
5 Arizona Breweries to Check Out During Your Next Weekend Getaway

There's nothing quite like the sound of the open road, cranking the tunes and mentally ejecting from the day-to-day working life for a weekend of fun. Phoenix residents love to venture out to cooler spots as the weather heats up, and what better reason to get out of town than to check out a new brewery ... or five?

Tangelo Gose outside on the patio at Arizona Wilderness; this is why we all live here. - DAVE CLARK
Tangelo Gose outside on the patio at Arizona Wilderness; this is why we all live here.
Dave Clark
5 Local Spring Beers to Try Right Now

Since Arizonans don't want their beers to weigh them down, they seek lighter options as the weather warms. Sometimes that means less alcohol or lighter-bodied beers, while other times it's about lighter color or even beers with fruit. To that end, we are showcasing five locally made beers that are perfect for the spring season.

Beers come in all colors, strengths, and flavors at XII West Brewing. - DAVE CLARK
Beers come in all colors, strengths, and flavors at XII West Brewing.
Dave Clark
New Brewery Review: XII West Brewing in Gilbert

XII West Brewing of Gilbert is no ordinary brewery.

For starters, it's located in the Barnone building in Agritopia, a communal space that feels like a flea market or an old-fashioned arcade mall. Absent are the typical brewing tanks you expect to find at a brewery because at XII West, the beer is brewed off-site in the brewmaster's oversize garage.
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Dave is a certified cicerone and former professional brewer. When he's not doing something beer-related, Dave enjoys writing, listening to, and performing music, hiking, skiing, and watching baseball.
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