With the unveiling of Two Brothers Tap House and Brewery's first Arizona-made beers later this week, Jim and Jason Ebel (pronounced Abel), two veterans of the Chicago craft beer scene, will officially become the newest additions to Scottsdale craft brewing. Though the brewery, which is located at 4321 N. Scottsdale Road, has actually been open for the past six months, this Thursday Two Brothers will release the first beers made in the brewery's 10-barrel brewing system. Until now, the brewery has been mostly operating as a restaurant.
Two Brothers was originally founded in Warrenville, Ill. in 1996 and operates several brewpubs (even a coffee roaster) in addition to the Scottsdale brewery, which opened in early 2015. With 19 years experience in the Chicago area, Jason Ebel says he's always wanted to become an Arizona resident. He's been visiting the state for years and is excited to be a part of what he refers to as “a very friendly vibe here in Arizona.”
“You won’t find anything coming out of a can or premade in our kitchen,” Ebel says. The menu consists of options such as chimichurri nachos, beer battered cheese curds sourced from Tempe and battered in the brewery's own Ebel Weiss beer, a Southwest short rib sandwich consisting of beer braised short ribs and poblano peppers, and a waffle BLT — the last being an early fan favorite that consists of American and Swiss cheese, bacon, tomato, arugula, and a pesto mayonnaise, all between to fluffy Belgian waffles.
The brewery prides itself on being an environmentally conscious, artisan brewery where everything possible is done by hand.
“It takes longer, but to us it is definitely worth it,” Ebel says.
When it comes to the beer, Two Brothers strives for creativity and precision with an emphasis on making balanced, flavor forward beers. It's an inspiration that comes from a lot of traveling, especially in Europe, where the brothers found beers to be much more flavorful than those being produced in states in the mid-eighties. The brewers hope to create a lineup of beers with something for every type of drinker — from Sidekick, the brewery's crisp clean extra pale ale to the flagship Domain DuPage, a French-inspired toasy, sweet ale.
Two Brothers Brewing Company Scottsdale, located at 4321 North Scottsdale Road, will be launching its 10-barrel brewing system this Thursday, October 22, from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information visit the Two Brothers Brewery website.