AZ Beer Quest: Visiting every craft brewery in Arizona

It all started back in June 2015 with a random visit to (then) Fate Brewery in north Scottsdale with my friend Jenny. We hadn’t been there before, and had gone to remedy that. Earlier in the summer, I had brought her to a few of my other favorite breweries. While we sat at Fate, we remarked that we might as well visit all of the breweries in the area—and suddenly, a quest was born. We would visit all of the breweries in metro Phoenix together.

As we started to close in on the finish line, we decided to expand the quest to all of Arizona. It would require much more time, effort, and expense, but it still seemed like the natural extension. Besides, the quest would ensure that we spent more time traveling around the state.

The rules & which breweries qualify

Every quest has some rules. To be included in azbeerquest, breweries must be local, brew on site, and serve its own beer on site. Unfortunately, not every brewery meets those requirements.

Below are the ones that do.

The list of craft breweries in Arizona, arranged alphabetically:

  1. 12 West Brewing – Gilbert
  2. 1912 Brewing Company – Tucson
  3. 8-Bit Brewery – Avondale
  4. Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company – Gilbert
  5. Barley Brothers Brewery and Grill – Lake Havasu City
  6. Barnstar Brewing Company – Skull Valley
  7. Barrio Brewing Co. – Tucson
  8. Beast Brewing Company – Bisbee
  9. Beaver Street Brewery – Flagstaff
  10. The Beer Research Institute – Mesa
  11. Black Bridge Brewery – Kingman
  12. Black Horse Brewing – Show Low
  13. Blackrock Brewers – Tucson
  14. Blasted Barley Brewing – Tempe
  15. Borderlands Brewing Company – Tucson
  16. Button Brew House – Tucson
  17. Casa Arriba Brewing Company – Scottsdale
  18. Catalina Brewing Company – Marana
  19. College Street Brewhouse & Pub – Lake Havasu City
  20. Copper Hop Ranch & Farm Brewery – Elgin
  21. Copper Mine Brewing Company – Tucson
  22. Coppertop Alehouse – Prescott
  23. Craft 64 – Scottsdale
  24. Crooked Tooth Brewing Company – Tucson
  25. Dark Sky Brewing – Flagstaff
  26. Desert Eagle Brewing Company – Mesa
  27. Dillinger Brewing – Tucson
  28. Dragoon Brewing Company – Tucson
  29. Dubina Brewing Company – Glendale
  30. Flagstaff Brewing Company – Flagstaff
  31. Four Peaks Brewing Company – Tempe
  32. Freak’N Brewing Company – Peoria
  33. Gentle Ben’s Brewing Company – Tucson
  34. Goldwater Brewing – Scottsdale
  35. Good Bad Ugly Brewing – Glendale
  36. Grand Canyon Brewing Company – Williams
  37. Granite Mountain Brewing – Prescott
  38. Green Feet Brewing Company – Tucson
  39. Helio Basin Brewing – Phoenix
  40. Helton Brewing – Phoenix
  41. Historic Brewing Company – Flagstaff
  42. Huss Brewing Company – Tempe
  43. Insurgent Brewing – Chino Valley
  44. Iron John’s Brewing Company – Tucson
  45. Lochiel Brewing – Mesa
  46. Lonesome Valley Brewing – Prescott Valley
  47. Lumberyard Brewing Company – Flagstaff
  48. McFate Brewing Company – Scottsdale
  49. Mesquite River Brewing – Scottsdale
  50. Mother Bunch Brewing – Phoenix
  51. Mother Road Brewing Company – Flagstaff
  52. Mudshark Brewing Company – Lake Havasu City
  53. Nimbus Brewing Company – Tucson
  54. North Mountain Brewing Company – Phoenix
  55. O.H.S.O. Eatery & NanoBrewery – Phoenix
  56. Oak Creek Brewing Co. – Sedona
  57. Old Bisbee Brewing Company – Bisbee
  58. Old Ellsworth Brewing Co – Queen Creek
  59. Oro Brewing – Mesa
  60. Pedal Haus Brewing – Tempe
  61. Peoria Artisan Brewery – Litchfield Park
  62. The Perch Pub & Brewery – Chandler
  63. Phoenix Ale Brewery – Phoenix
  64. Pinetop Brewing Company – Lakeside
  65. Prescott Brewing Company – Prescott
  66. Prison Hill Brewing Company – Yuma
  67. Public Brewhouse – Tucson
  68. Pueblo Vida Brewing – Tucson
  69. Richter Aleworks – Peoria
  70. Rickety Cricket Brewing – Kingman
  71. Saddle Mountain Brewing – Goodyear
  72. SanTan Brewing Company – Chandler
  73. Scottsdale Beer Company – Scottsdale
  74. Sentinel Peak Brewing Company – Tucson
  75. The Shop Beer Company – Tempe
  76. Sleepy Dog Saloon & Brewery – Tempe
  77. Sonoran Brewing Company – Phoenix
  78. State 48 Brewing – Surprise
  79. Sun Up Brewing Company – Phoenix
  80. Ten 55 Brewing – Tucson
  81. THAT Brewery – Pine
  82. 1702 / The Address Brewing Co – Tucson
  83. Thunder Canyon Brewery – Tucson
  84. Tombstone Brewing Company – Tombstone
  85. Uncle Bear’s Brewery – Phoenix
  86. Verde Brewing Company – Camp Verde
  87. Wanderlust Brewing Company – Flagstaff
  88. Wren House – Phoenix

And here’s the same list, organized by county and city:

Coconino County

  • Beaver Street Brewery – Flagstaff
  • Flagstaff Brewing Company – Flagstaff
  • Historic Brewing Company – Flagstaff
  • Lumberyard Brewing Company – Flagstaff
  • Mother Road Brewing Company – Flagstaff
  • Wanderlust Brewing Company – Flagstaff
  • Dark Sky Brewing – Flagstaff
  • Grand Canyon Brewing Company – Williams
  • Historic Brewing Barrel + Bottle House – Williams

Cochise County

  • Beast Brewing Company – Bisbee
  • Old Bisbee Brewing Company – Bisbee
  • Tombstone Brewing Company – Tombstone

Gila County

  • THAT Brewery & Pub at Rimside – Pine

Maricopa County

  • Perch Pub & Brewery – Chandler
  • SanTan Brewing Company – Chandler
  • Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company – Gilbert
  • Dubina Brewing Company – Glendale
  • Peoria Artisan Brewery – Litchfield Park
  • Beer Research Institute – Mesa
  • Desert Eagle Brewing Company – Mesa
  • Freak’N Brewing Company – Peoria
  • Blasted Barley – Tempe
  • Mother Bunch Brewing – Phoenix
  • North Mountain Brewing Company – Phoenix
  • O.H.S.O. Eatery & NanoBrewery – Phoenix
  • Phoenix Ale Brewery – Phoenix
  • Sonoran Brewing Company – Phoenix
  • Sun Up Brewing Company – Phoenix
  • Uncle Bear’s Brewery – Phoenix
  • Casa Arriba Brewing Company – Scottsdale
  • McFate Brewing Company – Scottsdale
  • Four Peaks Brewing Company – Tempe
  • Huss Brewing Company – Tempe
  • Sleepy Dog Saloon & Brewery – Tempe
  • Blasted Barley – Tempe
  • Scottsdale Beer Company – Scottsdale
  • Wren House – Phoenix
  • 8-Bit Aleworks – Avondale
  • Saddle Mountain – Goodyear
  • Goldwater Brewing – Scottsdale
  • Pedal Haus Brewing – Tempe
  • Helton Brewing – Phoenix
  • Helio Basin Brewing – Phoenix
  • Craft 64 – Scottsdale
  • The Shop Beer Company – Tempe
  • Oro Brewing – Mesa
  • Mesquite River Brewing – Scottsdale
  • 12 West Brewing – Gilbert
  • Richter Aleworks – Peoria
  • State 48 Brewing – Surprise
  • Lochiel Brewing – Mesa
  • Old Ellsworth Brewing – Queen Creek
  • Good Bad Ugly Brewing – Glendale

Mohave County

  • Black Bridge Brewery – Kingman
  • Rickety Cricket Brewing – Kingman
  • College Street Brewhouse & Pub – Lake Havasu City
  • Barley Brothers Brewery and Grill – Lake Havasu City
  • Mudshark Brewing Company – Lake Havasu City

Navajo County

  • Pinetop Brewing Company – Lakeside
  • Black Horse Brewing – Show Low

Pima County

  • 1702 / The Address Brewing Co – Tucson
  • 1912 Brewing Company – Tucson
  • Barrio Brewing Co. – Tucson
  • Blackrock Brewing – Tucson
  • Borderlands Brewing Company – Tucson
  • Catalina Brewing Company – Marana
  • Copper Mine Brewing Company – Tucson
  • Crooked Tooth Brewing Company – Tucson
  • Dillinger – Tucson
  • Dragoon Brewing Company – Tucson
  • Gentle Bens Brewing Company – Tucson
  • Green Feet Brewing Company – Tucson
  • Iron John’s Brewing Company – Tucson
  • Nimbus Brewing Company – Tucson
  • Public Brewhouse – Tucson
  • Pueblo Vida Brewing – Tucson
  • Sentinel Peak Brewing Company – Tucson
  • Ten Fifty-Five Brewing – Tucson
  • Thunder Canyon Brewery – Tucson
  • Button Brew House – Tucson

Santa Cruz County

  • Copper Hop Ranch & Farm Brewery – Elgin

Yavapai County

  • Verde Brewing Company – Camp Verde
  • Granite Mountain Brewing – Prescott
  • Prescott Brewing Company – Prescott
  • Lonesome Valley Brewing – Prescott Valley
  • Oak Creek Brewing Co. – Sedona
  • Barnstar Brewing Company – Skull Valley
  • THAT Brewery – Cottonwood
  • Insurgent Brewing – Chino Valley
  • Coppertop Alehouse – Prescott

Yuma County

  • Prison Hill Brewing Company – Yuma

We’re keeping an eye open for these potential new openings:

While the listing above is the most complete and up-to-date list of breweries in Arizona, you may want to check out Rate Beer’s list, as well as the Arizona Beer Trail Road Map from the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild.

Updated January 23, 2018.

 

9 thoughts on “AZ Beer Quest: Visiting every craft brewery in Arizona”

  1. Great list! I am your AZ rep for Ouray Sportswear and we sell hats and apparel to breweries all over the country. I’m a new Allied Member of both the AZ Brewer’s Guild and the New Mexico Guild. I’m happy to report that both Green Feet Brewing in Tucson and Insurgent in Chino Valley are open for business. Green Feet is doing really well. I’m worried about Insurgent. He was brewing ten gallon batches and couldn’t keep up with demand. 🙂

  2. We have been appreciating craft beers for years and recently finished a 5300 mile 7 week road trip which included 275+ new beers. We live have started a tradition of annual craft beer tours for our birthdays which are 3 weeks apart in the fall. Thanks so much for such an informative, fun organized page. We will use it to guide our next birthday craft adventure. Prost!

    1. That sounds like an excellent tradition! I have several travel quests, but I usually try to work in a brewery whenever I can. Lemme know the next time you’re heading back through Arizona.

  3. Scott thanks for listing my brewery Mesquite RIver Brewing Company in Scottsdale. I would like to invite you to my brewery if you haven’t already been. I have met a couple of costumers that are on the same quest as yourself with one from Colorado. Look forward to meeting you. Karl

  4. Scott,
    Thanks for listing our brewery! We have a few updates. Our location is going to be in Queen Creek, AZ. We are currently under construction; open by June-ish. If you would like a pre-opening tour just hit me up in my email! We will be opening with 4-6 original Old EBC taps depending on our timeline, We will have 12 taps total at opening and plan on filling them with mostly local AZ beers. Our family has a friend who opened Telegraph Brewing so we will probably give him a tap….if he is nice.

    Might even be able to snake some swag for ya (we just ordered hats)!

    – Brian – Slave to the craft –
    Old Ellsworth Brewing Company
    22005 South Ellsworth Road
    Queen Creek, AZ 85142
    http://www.oldebc.com

    1. Good to know, Brian—thanks for providing an update. Please ping me when you’re getting close to opening and I’d love to stop by and move you up onto the official list. Looking forward to trying some of those brews! I’ve updated the list with your website, expected opening in June, and changed your location to Queen Creek.

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