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The Top 9 Best Local Breweries in Phoenix

The Top 9 Best Local Breweries in Phoenix

Whether you are living in West Phoenix, moving to the area, or just visiting for the weekend, you must take a moment to visit one of the many local breweries in town. The Phoenix bar and craft beer scene continues to explode all over the valley. Metro Phoenix is home to several great local breweries, each offering unique flavors and fun beer names. 

Below are 9 of the best local breweries in Phoenix we recommend checking out.

Grand Avenue Brewing Company (1205 W Pierce St, Phoenix, AZ 85007):

Located near 15th Ave. and Roosevelt, this will be one of the newest local breweries in town. Slated to open at the end of 2017, this new spot will offer hand-crafted beer in an interesting and aesthetically pleasing 1940s-era warehouse, right in the heart Phoenix’s urban arts district. Their website should be up and running and their doors open for good drinks in no time.

8-bit Aleworks (1050 N Fairway Drive, Building F Suite 101, Avondale, AZ 85323):

This is the ultimate haven for gamers of all kinds. If you like video games, tabletop games, arcade cabinets and drinking good beer, this is a brewery worth visiting. The owners work to create a relaxed environment where visitors can comfortably mingle and meet new people over games, while getting loose and confident with artisanal brews made from natural ingredients. Did we mention the beers have some of the funnest names? Try The Hefe is a Lie, Ichabod Crane's Nightmare, or The Mayan Chocolossus.

Mother Bunch Brewery (825 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85006):

If you want to get your brew on a little earlier in the day, stop by Mother Bunch Brewery, where you can throw back a nice cold one while enjoying a scrumptious brunch plate. You will enter a modern pub atmosphere with quite an impressive menu. Aside from their list of over a dozen craft beers, you can choose from a wide selection of appetizers, salads, soups, sandwiches, burgers, desserts, and creative cocktails. They even offer gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan plates. Check out their site for more information.

The Phoenix Ale Brewery (3002 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034):

Standing in an old warehouse east of Downtown Phoenix, this microbrewery shares a space with Sonoran Brewing and features tasting events, tours, and a taproom. In the taproom, you'll find a really relaxing environment where you can sit with friends while sipping through a tour of the local brews, including beers from Sonoran Brewing. You can enjoy unfiltered ales while chowing down on a warm toasty panini, or enjoy your flight while learning interesting brewing facts on one of their scheduled tours. Check out their beer list.

Helton Brewing Company (2144 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016):

This Phoenix brewery offers cheese and meat boards that pair perfectly with an excellent selection of locally-crafted beers. The space itself is big and open and covered in wood walls and tables. You will sit in high yellow stools while you enjoy your beer, or mingle with friends and strangers while competing in one of their many bar games, including pool, shuffleboard, darts, and bags. The best part is that it's also a dog-friendly space with amazing customer service. Definitely consider this Phoenix brewery for a night out with friends.

Cartel Coffee Lab (1 N 1st St Phoenix, AZ 85004):

What this place does right is bring two of the most beloved beverages under one roof. Cartel Coffee Lab, home to coffee lovers from around the valley, has newly opened their doors to beer connoisseurs, having recently released two new brews to their primarily coffee-focused menu. Stop by any of their locations to give Desert Pale Ale or Coffee Brown Ale a taste. We also recommend checking out their coffee menu online while you are at it.

Helio Basin Brewing Company (3935 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018):

Recognized as an inventive brewery that offers a nice selection of comfort-food menu items, Helio Basin Brewing Company is an excellent option for a date night or happy hour with friends. The ambience is vibrant and stylish, leaving you no choice but to embrace the upbeat energy. Brews include Filbert’s Fall-y, which gives off hints of hazelnut and a touch of orange peel, and Autumn Oak Nut Brown, which is brewed with Muscovado sugar and aged on American Oak. Check out their food menu to see their nice, quaint selection of small plates with suggested beer pairings.

Four Peaks Brewing Company (1340 E 8th St #104, Tempe, AZ 85281):

Four Peaks has been a local favorite, especially amongst the ASU college student scene, for many years. You can see the brewing in action while you enjoy a dinner with family or friends in a huge warehouse with bar and table seating. You can even take advantage of patio seating during Phoenix's nice-weather months. Food menu items include burgers, pizzas, chicken tenders, fries and more. You can expect fast service, great grub, excellent beers (make sure you try the Kilt Lifter or Peach Ale), and regular social events. Visit them online for more information.

Wren House Brewing Company (2125 N 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008):

Wren House promises finely crafted beer with Arizona roots. Their slogan is “Always innovating, never compromising.” Needless to say, this brewery takes their beer seriously. They offer really unique flavor combinations with pretty decent alcohol content levels. Examples include Swirl, a fresh new imperial stout with 13% ABV, Jolene Jolene, a hoppy version of their ginger pale ale, and Pecan Pie Thief, a dark, wheat wine beer that is aged in vanilla beans before packaging. With over nine unique beers on tap, you better get to tasting!
 
We’d love to hear back if you get to visit any of these local spots. Tell us which is your favorite, and which beers we must try.
 
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