East Valley beer lovers, if you've always dreamed of a coffee shop where you could fill up your cup with craft beer instead of coffee, then you're in luck. Because that's exactly the niche the owners of a new bar and market hope to fill.
Called The Casual Pint, the drinking destination will be located at 1095 West Queen Creek Road in Chandler, specifically on the southeast corner of Queen Creek and Alma School roads. In addition to offering beer on tap and by the bottle, The Casual Pint will serve a menu of bar fare and offer growlers to go.
The Chandler franchise is the first Arizona location for the Tennessee-based chain and will have 30 rotating beers on tap. For the bar's grand opening, you can expect brews such as Huss Kentucky Barrel Aged Blackberry Mint Julep, Historic Barrel Aged Piehole Porter, Four Peaks Single Tank Hoppy Pilsner, Almanac Cold Brew Coffee Barrel Noir, Stone Enjoy By 09.05.16 Unfiltered IPA, and Borderlands Apricot Sour among others. Beers on tap will also be available for sale in growlers.
The bar will also stock hundreds of beers by the bottle or can, all of which can be enjoyed at The Casual Pint or taken to go including as a part of "Mix-A-Six" six pack. Packaged craft beer will be available on the market's dry shelves.
There will also be a food menu with options such as chicken wings, pretzels with beer cheese, flatbreads, and sandwiches.
The Casual Pint will open its doors tomorrow, Friday, August 19 at 4 p.m. During the grand opening celebration, the first 50 people through the door will get a free growler, and attendees can expect other giveaways throughout the evening.
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