Home is where the hops are. Treat yourself to a quality craft beer while supporting a local business. While the experience of drinking draft beer is unique in its own right, packaged beer from a local brewery is worth taking home and sharing with friends and family. The funky design on the can is bound to be a conversation piece. These top 5 Phoenix breweries are neighborhood favorites because they source ingredients and flavor profiles from the area, and their establishments are both friendly and hospitable.
Helton Brewing Company |2144 E Indian School Rd
This bad to the bone brewery has catapulted into success over the last few years making it a Phoenix valley favorite. The owner, Brian Helton, consistently educates patrons and beer fans about all things beer. Helton’s is the perfect place to hit up with friends before or after a Diamondbacks game!
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R&D Our latest hoppy creation is an ode to our farmer & heirloom grain supplier @grainrandd. These folks have a passion for not only growing and supplying some of the best wheat/cereal grains in the country, but also for helping brewers and distillers impart an Arizona flavor to our products. R&D wheat IPA featuring red fife & QC red releases this Saturday at 11am. $17 per 4-pack. 4x 4-packs per person. . This beer is a result of our curiosity in heavy handed additions of local, raw wheat varieties (via @grainrandd) in our hazy IPA format. While we typically blend in Sonoran white, both raw and malted, we want to start pushing ourselves to implement more diversity in something so simple as the type of cereal grain utilized in these IPAs. About 40% of this grain bill is an equal blend of raw “QC Red” & “Red Fife”. R&D is hopped with both Centennial & Enigma in the whirlpool. Then dry hopped towards the end of fermentation with @billygoatfarms Chinook & Crystal (and a bit of German grow Mandarina Bavaria), using our standard single IPA dry hop rate. Incredibly soft with a wheat character that reminds us of a soft freshly baked country loaf. These hops from our friends in Montrose completely saturated the aroma. They’ve managed to take these old school hop varieties and grow/package them in a way that completely transforms them to something much more new and exciting. Tropical red fruit punch, overripe mandarin, communion wine right after eating those tiny little crackers. Overall this is an incredibly drinkable IPA that keeps things a little fresh, some new flavor profiles that keep these beers exciting. 7.5%.
Wren House Brewing Company |2125 N 24th St
A microbrewery with big-city choices, Wren House, has eclectic rotating handles and stylishly packaged beer. For any craft beer lover traveling in the valley, stopping here is a must.
Grand Avenue Brewing Company |1205 W Pierce St
This little joint opens a garage door and magically doubles in size. Grand Avenue Brewing Co. offers hardy bar eats that pair well with their beer choices. They offer three different pour sizes ranging from 4 oz – 16 oz, and the cost to fill a growler doesn’t exceed $16! Flights of four run at $7, providing patrons with the perfect opportunity to find their favorite brew.
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Introducing our newest seasonal beer, the State 48 Scotch Ale. This beer, also known as a Wee Heavy, comes in at 8.7% and 29 IBU's. The Scotch ale has a roasted caramel malt flavor and sweet finish. Currently available at our Surprise location today and should be tapped everywhere soon.
State 48 Brewery – DTPHX | 345 W Van Buren
Find State 48 Brewery’s downtown Phoenix location within walking distance from the city’s most happening concert venues like the Van Buren and the Arizona Federal Theatre. They provide somewhere around 30 options of their artisan handcrafted beer. The vibe is very Phoenix-industrial with a large colorful mural and exposed buttresses and ventilation.
Helio Basin Brewing | 3935 E Thomas Rd
Are the urinals really repurposed kegs? Yes, they are, and that’s only the start to this brewery’s savvy sense of style. Helio Basin has a surprising selection of seafood eats and savory street tacos that they showcase through weekly deals like Taco Tuesday.