Craft beer has established itself as much more than a trend. In fact for some, it’s almost a way of life; You won’t find a more passionate community than that of craft beer lovers and brewing enthusiasts. To sample some of the best local brews from around the Valley, visit any of these six spots:
Dubina Brewing Co
Family owned and operated since 2013, Dubina’s heritage can be traced back for the Czech Republic and the brewery has a distinctly European feel. Favorites beers at this West Valley location include the Dubina Scotch ale, Grandpa’s Czech pilsner and the Cinder Hills black IPA.
Dubina Brewing Co is located at 17035 N. 67th Ave #6, Glendale.
As one of the best known breweries in Arizona, Four Peaks makes what some in the Valley consider to be the perfect Pale Ale, IPA, and Scottish Ale. The brewery goes so far as to strip the municipal water supply and then add back salts and minerals to create the ideal water for brewing each style of beer. Try Kilt Lifter, their flagship beer.
Four Peaks has three locations around the Valley: 1340 E. 8th Street, #104, Tempe, 15745 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, and Sky Harbor Airport Phoenix.
Scottsdale Beer Company
Scottsdale Beer Company is a wonderful and laid-back spot for individuals who are interested in friendly service, amazing handcrafted beers and delectable homemade eats. The brewery’s many exciting beer on tap options include the Markt Belgian Pale Ale, Big Mouth Blonde, SBC Scottish Ale, SBC American Hefeweizen and much more. If you want to revel in the tastes of classic United States brewing, this may be the brewery for you. Scottsdale Beer Company’s vast menu includes favorites such as street tacos, chicken wings (triple cooked), pulled pork sandwiches and fish and chips.
Scottsdale Beer Company is located at 8608 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale.
Goldwater Brewing Co.
Goldwater Brewing Co. is a family-run brewery that has a cozy and intimate feel that’s ideal for people who just want to take it easy and take in some fantastic beers. This brewery is a must for those who are craft beer enthusiasts. The Old Town brewery’s many available beers on tap include everything from Rye Brown Ale to Desert Rose Cactus Ale. Goldwater Brewing Co.’s tap room has a sleek, contemporary and streamlined vibe that has strong industrial influences.
Goldwater Brewing Co. is located at 3608 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale.
McFate Brewing Company
McFate Brewing Company is a Scottsdale microbrewery that makes a great option for people who are interested in small-batch beers. It has two locations. Fate Brewing Company has a selection of more than 170 exciting small-batch beers available to guests. The brewery was founded in 2012. The microbrewery’s beers on tap include South Orangedale Sour, American Pale Ale, How Now Brown Porter, Porch Pilz and more. Tasty wood-fired pizzas are also available to guests of the brewery, with appealing toppings such as red onions, roasted red grapes, goat cheese, baby spinach, capicola ham and parmesan.
Fate Brewing Company South has two locations: 1312 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, and 7337 E. Shea Blvd, Scottsdale.
Papago Brewing is a welcoming Scottsdale brewery that has been in business since 2001. It’s a popular locale for people who adore craft beers. It’s also a great place for people who want to enjoy tasty sandwiches, pizzas and salads. Papago Brewing’s extensive food menu includes standout items such as white pizzas, soft Bavarian pretzels, nachos, turkey wraps, meatball sliders and quesadillas.
Papago Brewing is located at 7107 E. McDowell Road, Scottsdale.