April 10, 2014

The Arizona Beer Scene Is Movin' On Up

I first got into craft beer back in 2002 when living in San Francisco. I thought the beer scene in the Bay Area was the bee's knees and that nothing could ever top it. I was drinking Russian River before the hype train rolled into the station, and fawning over all the cool new beers trickling into the stores. Then I moved back to Arizona in 2005 and saw my craft mojo fading fast. The local scene was flat, beer bars and stores were sparse, and where the hell was my Russian River!?

Fast forward to 2014: Our great state's beer scene has done a 180. A plethora of breweries have opened their doors to thirsty patrons. New beer bars, stores and distributors are setting up shop across the Valley. And what might be the biggest reason for our state's exponential growth: the community. Allow me to elaborate.

The number of new breweries popping up is astonishing. According to Ed Sipos' book, Brewing Arizona, the state boasted 22 breweries as of July 1, 2012. Folks, that number has now nearly doubled. And with the beer boom we're in the midst of, I don't expect this trend to slow down anytime soon. The more the merrier, I say —  more choices, more creativity, more new experiences. And our breweries are gaining some well-deserved recognition. Four Peaks, Fate and Lumberyard, to name a few, have won medals at prestigious beer festivals like the Great American Beer Fest, and Arizona Wilderness was recently named the best new brewery in the world by RateBeer.

Beer bars & stores
Back in the day (okay, the early 2000s), it was harder to find bars and stores that served a rotating selection of craft beer — Papago, Tops and Sun Devil come to mind. That most certainly is not the case any longer. The proprietors of those establishments, Ron Kloth and Greg Eccles, paved the way for the bevy of beer-centric bars and bottle shops we now see around town. And just in time, because we're seeing a flurry of new out-of-state breweries making their way to Valley of the Sun shelves, and we need all the shelf space we can get. Which brings me to...

Hold the phone, Founders is coming to Arizona? We're the only state west of North Dakota to have Bell's on our shelves? Yup, and yup. You have your hard-working local distributors to thank for the mind-numbing selection of beers available locally. Little Guy Distributing was the original main player in the craft beer distributing scene. They may not be around anymore, but today there many well-regarded distributors like Crescent Crown, Pitcher of Nectar, Golden Eagle and Hensley bringing us the goods. Some may say we're going to hit the over-saturation point. I say nay. Variety is the spice of life, ya know.

Last but certainly not least, a shout-out to the Arizona beer community. As I mentioned earlier, our beer scene was fairly dormant for quite some time. Sure, we had some good local breweries and a decent selection of craft beers available to us, but our state was definitely not in the conversation of one of the best in the nation. Well, now it is. And our community of beer-swilling enthusiasts is a key factor. From the Arizona Craft Beer Lovers Facebook group to the Arizona Society of Homebrewers, I've never seen such a tight-knit collection of beer lovers who hang out with one another regularly. Friends are formed. Bonds are made. And, most importantly, local beer businesses are thriving. That's what a community is really all about.

So the next time someone tells you Arizona isn't a worthy beer destination, take the time to educate them on everything that makes this a great beer state.

March 13, 2014

Who's Driving Your Plane?

If you're in with the faces and their getaway places
'Cause they don't take no notice of you
Well, the trendy pace-setters will just called you a pain
'Cause I want to know, who's driving your plane
- Keef and Mick

Earlier today I posted that in MI, there is a bill that passed that will increase Michigan's brewery cap. It will allow breweries there to brew up to 60,000 barrels (it's 40,000 in AZ). Michigan has a great local beer industry and it's recognized nationally for that. It will be hosting the 2014 NHC. It has beer bars and breweries that are regarded as world class. They seem to know where they are as a community. They seem pulled together behind their local movement.

Next we have a bill from FL. It also has some great breweries and beer establishments, but it is far from where it would like to be. In that way, they are like us. Florida is also the place where they had Cigar City incident. I won't get into specifics. It was a local brewery, however, that brewery and their fans had a disconnect. There was unmet expectation. Anger. Accusations.
People there believed in the Sam Calagione 99% asshole free statistic. Joey Redner owner of CCB made reference to the 99%. He said that he might have rethink it, He was quoted as saying that now he feels like there are more assholes out there. It's either that or they let the 1% run the show.
There is a bill in Florida that seeks to cripple breweries by eliminating their tasting rooms. This bill will put people out of jobs and kill any of the gains that nascent but thriving craft industry has built. How could their engaged fans and the craft breweries stand for such a thing? Is their eye not on the ball? Are they engaged in things that, on the surface, scream craft beer culture but are not where their heads need to be?
We're often compared to FL when it comes to crazy laws. Are we that crazy here? Could that happen here. Who would do that?
Only if we let them.
Them and all of us.

February 11, 2014

Arizona Strong Beer Fest: Behind the Scenes

Most of the stories you read on the Strong Beer Fest (SBF) are after-the-fact reviews. But I’d be willing to bet most of you don’t know what it takes to put on this premier beer event. Let’s take a peek at the main players and see how they flex their Strong Beer muscles on a daily basis.

Rob Fullmer, Arizona Craft Brewers Guild
Rob’s no rookie when it comes to SBF. A key contributor in the Arizona beer scene for many years, Rob recently took on the role of director for the Arizona Craft Brewer’s Guild. And being that the Guild essentially runs the Strong Beer show, one could say Rob is to SBF what Martin Scorsese is to Goodfellas — just without all the blood and violence.

Whether it’s writing a check, communicating with the agencies involved to ensure things are running smoothly (more on them below), or generating new festival ideas like the brewer’s lounge for meet-and-greet sessions, there’s really no better person to steer the Strong Beer ship. Just be sure to bear with him if he becomes a little testy the week of the big event. 

Tiffany Jarratt-Shultz, Up Agency
While word of mouth is always helpful, the Fest can’t promote itself. Enter the Up Agency. The marketing and PR firm for the Guild, Up is instrumental in receiving the lowdown and getting the good word out. Their main point of contact, Tiffany Jarratt-Shultz, is responsible for a tall order of tasks that include working closely with Rob to manage the Arizona Beer Week / Strong Beer Festival website and social media pages, ticket sales, design, print collateral, press releases and email blasts. And if that wasn’t enough, she can be found building partnerships and sponsorships for the Guild and SBF.

Landon Evans, HDE Agency
HDE has a knack for producing successful craft beer events. In just six years, they’ve grown to be Arizona's leader in producing beer-centric soirees — including the Strong Beer Fest and Ameri-CAN. From booking entertainment to coordinating vendors, volunteers, security and more, Landon and his team do all the logistical behind-the-scenes work that is imperative to the fest’s success. Evans mentions that it’s their mission to build a strong community, facilitate economic growth in Arizona and support local non-profit groups.

Arizona Society of Homebrewers
Last but not least, we can’t forget our friends at ASH. They graciously volunteer their time in helping the festival run like a well-oiled machine. They check in vendors, take tickets, pick up trash and pour beer to thirsty patrons. And, to me, this last one is key, because who would you rather have pour your beer: Joe Schmoe who would rather drink Bud Light or a knowledgeable, self-proclaimed beer geek? Yeah, me too.

February 5, 2014

Meet the AZ Brewers, A-Z: Arizona Wilderness Brewing

A few years ago, it wasn't uncommon to hear Arizona craft beer enthusiasts complain about the lack of creative breweries in the state. Sure, Four Peaks had Sirius Black and Sonoran had Inebriator, but you were hard-pressed to find more out-of-the-box beers Arizonans were craving. My, how the tides have turned in such a short amount of time. That's why it's fitting the first brewery in our Meet the AZ Brewers, A-Z series is none other than Arizona Wilderness.

Arguably Arizona's hottest brewery going, the three Beards — Jonathan Buford,  Brett Dettler and Patrick Ware — are making some serious waves in the AZ beer community. They recently received multiple accolades from reputable site RateBeer, including top new brewery in the world (that's right, the world) as well as having three of the world's top 50 new beers. So how the hell did these three bearded brothers band together? See for yourself.

Wash those dishes, Wilderness dude
Jonathan: The brains behind the operation, Mr. Buford started homebrewing in 2010. His first attempt was a porter that tasted like sour chlorine water. That's when he turned to John Palmer's homebrew bible, How to Brew. It changed Jonathan's whole outlook on brewing and turned him into a bona fide beer bookworm. He credits relentless reading and practice for fine-tuning his brewing skills. Some of his homebrew recipes even carried over to the pub including customer favorite Refuge IPA, which is Arizona Wilderness' first flagship beer that's to be tapped at all times.

Then came Kickstarter. Now well-networked in the Arizona beer community, Jonathan met his goal of raising at least $40,000 and had enough funds to buy a brewing system, barrels for aging beers among other essentials. But those funds barely scratched the surface of what was really needed to open a fully operational brewery. He needed some help.

This food a'int gonna run itself.
Brett: The business-side backbone to Arizona Wilderness, Brett Dettler successfully ran his parent's game- and beer-centric restaurant Trophy's, now called The Wild Side Grill. This Queen Creek spot was to be the original brewery location until gym giant LA Fitness bitched about a potential parking problem and, like most big businesses, got their way. But this was an omen for The Beards, as the city of Gilbert was long overdue to host its first-ever brewery. Not to mention the new location was much more central than Queen Creek.

With Brett figuring out the financial logistics and Jonathan concocting new recipes, there was still something missing.

Patrick: Apparently Jonathan and Patrick Ware look a lot alike — they were told this often. It must have been meant to be, for these two finally met at one of SanTan Brewing's Brew's Cruise events a couple years back. The two instantly connected.

Yes, both your nipples are still there Patrick.
A former brewer at Streets of New York and SanTan Brewing, Patrick brings bigger-brewhouse experience to the table and is the yin to Jonathan's yang (mind out of gutter, people). Patrick put it perfectly when he mentions how Jonathan has an interesting way of formulating recipes. He jokingly compares it to a scene in the movie The Fifth Element, where a girl is plugged into a large computer and goes haywire. But, oddly enough, this analogy explains why these two brewers gelled so quickly: Jonathan wants to create the world's most interesting beer and employs a creative process some might say is brilliantly quirky, whereas Patrick is practical and has a more methodical, traditional approach. Whatever they're doing, it's obviously working.

What's next? Though only open for five months, the Wilderness boys have accomplished more for the state of Arizona than some other breweries have in five years. Their focus on local is unparalleled — whether it's using high-quality fruit from a prominent Gilbert farmer or harvesting their own proprietary wild yeast strain from the great outdoors.

But the Beards are just beginning. Sure, expansion and distribution are part of the business plan, but there's no rush. They learned their lesson with rushing some things during the brewpub build-out phrase, so slow and steady will win this race.

There are, however, some very exciting things coming down the Wilderness pike. Look for their first coolship beer, the French Oak-aged Batch 50, to pucker palates in the coming months. Or how about an ale fermented with deep-red saguaro fruit. Not enough? They'll also be expanding their barrel program with barrels from highly regarded distilleries.

The future certainly looks bright for this bearded brood, but I'd like to file a formal complaint with the manager for this hair I found in my Superstition Coffee Stout...

February 3, 2014

A Sex Panther Haiku

It stings the nostrils.

But I'm wanting something more.

Barleywine, come back.

January 20, 2014

Arizona Strong Beer Festival Breweries & Beer List Released

'Tis the season for spring-like weather in Phoenix. It's still winter, of course, but Phoenicians are used to 75 and sunny this time of year. Nice weather means the beer festival circuit is upon us, and that can only mean that the Arizona Strong Beer Festival is near.

Many of you clamor for a list of who's pouring what. Well, that list is here (okay, a partial list) and posted below for your perusing pleasure. 120+ breweries representing, with newbies like Nebraska, Destihl, Hangar 24, Upslope and Victory debuting at the fest. 350+ different beers pouring. Thousands of your craft comrades. Yeah, I wouldn't miss it either. Look for the list to be updated as it rounds out. 

Where: Steele Indian Head Park near downtown Phoenix
When: Saturday, February 15 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. (VIPs), 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (GA)
Tickets: VIP is sold out, but you can buy general admission tix here. You get a 4-oz. commemorative glass and 15 tasting tickets.

Abbey Brewing 
  •  Monk’s Ale (Belgian-Style Abbey Single) – ABV 5.2% 
  •  Monk’s Double (Belgian-Style Abbey Dubbel) – ABV 7.4% 
  •  Monk’s Tripel (Belgian-Style Abbey Tripel Reserve) – ABV 9.2%
Abita Brewing    
  • Abita SOS (Weizen Pilsner) – ABV 7% 
  • Abita Andygator – ABV 8%
Alaskan Brewing 
  • Hopothermia DIPA – ABV 8.5% 
  • Taku River Red – ABV 5.7%
Arizona Wilderness Brewing 
  • Barely Wine Barleywine Collab with Borderlands (Both Versions) 
  • Juniper Mesa IPA Black IPA Collab with THAT Brewery (Both Versions) 
  • Bear Wallow Berlinerweisse with Grapefruit
  • Refuge IPA
Avery Brewing 
  • The Maharaja Imperial IPA – ABV 10.2%
  • White Rascal Belgian Wit – ABV 5.6%
Bad Water Brewing 
  • Bad Water Saison – ABV 6% 
  • Bad Water Western Lager (if available)
Barrio Brewing 
  • Barrio Blonde Ale
  • Barrio Blanco White IPA
  • Barrio Rojo Scottish Amber
  • Nolan's Robust Porter
  • Single Whiskey BA NCAALE Porter #6 – 12:30 tapping
Beast Brewing 
  • TBD
Beaver St. Brewing 
  • Belgian Trippel – ABV 10.5% 
  • Bristlecone Brown – ABV 6.3% 
  • Rio de Saison – ABV 5.3
Bell’s Brewery Inc. 
  • Black Note BA Stout – ABV 11.5% 
  • Hopslam Double IPA – ABV 10% 
  • Oberon American Wheat – ABV 5.8%
Big Dog’s Brewing 
  • Hounds of Winter IPA – ABV 7.5%
  • War Dog Imperial IPA – ABV 9% 
  • El Perro Diablo Belgian-Style Strong Golden Ale – ABV 9% 
  • Leglifter Light Ale – ABV 4%
Big Sky Brewing Company  
  • Ivan The Terrible BA Imperial Stout ABV 12% 
  • Big Sky IPA – ABV 6.2% 
  • Bobo’s Robust Porter – ABV 6.2%
BJ's Brewhouse in Chandler
  • Goliath Imperial Red
  • Abbey Normal
  • BA Grand Cru
  • Hop Storm IPA
Black Diamond Brewing 
  • Rampage Imperial IPA
  • Tripel Plum 
Black Market Brewing 
  • Aftermath Pale
  • Quadrophenia (only keg in the state)
Borderlands Brewing 
  • Barely Wine Barleywine Collab with Arizona Wilderness
  • Sonoran Imperial Red Ale
  • Noche Dulce Vanilla Porter
  • Agua Bendita Wheat Wine
Boulder Brewing
  • Hazed & Confused Dry-Hopped Ale
  • Mojo IPA
Breckenridge Brewery 
  • 471 Double IPA – ABV 9.2% 
  • Barleywine – ABV 10%
Brouwerij Van Steenberge and Brouwerij Bavik
  • Gulden Draak Belgian Dark
  • Piraat Belgian Triple Hop IPA
  • Petrus Aged Cherry Red
  • Ginger Beer
Cartel Brewing 
  • F.Y.I.T.M Imperial IPA – ABV 9% 
  • Desert Pale Ale – ABV 5.6% 
  • Christmas Ale – ABV 6.7%
  • Coffee Brown – ABV 6%
Cismontane Brewing 
  • Blacks Dawn Imperial Coffee Stout
  • Coulter IPA
  • The Mesa – 2:30 tapping
College Street Brewing 
  • Big Blue Van Wheat Ale
  • Creamy Demon Nitro Stout
  • Fraternity of Hops IPA
  • Brother Dewey's Date Night Belgian Ale
Coronado Brewing 
  • Idiot IPA
  • Black Sails Black IPA
Crescent Crown Distributin 
  • TBD
De Halve Maan Brewing 
  • Straffe Hendrik Belgian Triple
  • World Cup Gold
  • 2012 Dissident Flemish Sour
  • 2012 Abyss Imperial Stout
  • Class of '88 Collaboration with Goose Island Belgian-Style Golden Ale
  • Pine Drops IPA
Desert Eagle Brewing  
  • Imperial Adler Imperial Oatmeal – ABV 12.6% 
  • Route 66 IPA – ABV 7.5% 
  • Black Sugar Rum and Oak-Aged Imperial Stout – ABV 9%
Destihl Brewery 
  • Hoperation Overload Double IPA
  • Wild Series Flemish Amber
  • St. Dekkera Blueberry Sour
Dogfish Head  
  • Theobroma  Chocolate Ale
  • Birra Astrusca Bronze Ale
Dragoon Brewing Company 
  • Dragoon IPA – ABV 7.3% 
  • Biere del Bac Belgian Quad – ABV 10.6%
Epic Brewing  
  • Brainless Belgian-Style IPA – ABV 6.4% 
  • Brainless on Raspberries Belgian-Style Ale – ABV 10%
Fate Brewing
  • Imperial Bourbon Barrel-Aged Candy Bar Milk Stout – ABV 9.5%
  • Oatmeal Double IPA – ABV 8.2%
  • Hatch Green Chile Cream Ale – ABV 5%
  • American Pale Ale – ABV 6%
  • Two Additional Super Special Releases TBD
Firestone Walker Brewing 
  • 2013 Parabola BA Russian Imperial Stout
  • 2013 Stickee Monkee BA English Barleywine
  • Double Jack
  • Wookey Jack
Four Peaks Brewing 

Barrel-Aged Offerings
  • Sirius Black - ABV 9%
  • 2010 Bourbon Barrel Aged Hopsquatch – ABV 11.5% 
  • Bourbon Barrel Aged Kilt Lifter – ABV 6% 
  • Bourbon Barrel Aged Bonehead Red – ABV 8% 
  • Bourbon Barrel Aged Ryewine – ABV 11% 
  • Tequila Barrel Aged Raj IPA – ABV 7% 
  • Wine Barrel Aged Cherry Baltic Porter – ABV 7.7%
Specialty / Rare Beers
  • Double Knot – ABV 9%
  • 2012 Hopsquatch – ABV 11.5%
  • Diablo Rojo – ABV 9.2%
  • Weizenbock Collaboration – ABV 7.5%
  • 2011 Winter Wobbler (Ryewine) – ABV 9.2%
  • 2012 Winter Wobbler (Black IPA) – ABV 7%
  • Odelay – ABV 8.1%
Core Beers
  • Kilt Lifter – ABV 6%
  • Sunbru – ABV 5.1%
  • Hop Knot – ABV 6.7%
  • Raj IPA – ABV 6.9%
  • 8th Street Pale Ale – ABV 4.7%
Full Sail Brewing 
  • Big Daddy's Malt Liquor
  • Chris' Deligh Berlinerweisse
  • IPA
  • Deceit Belgian-Style Tripel
  • Dark Prophet Belgian-Style Strong Ale
Gentle Ben's Brewing 
  • IPA
  • NCAAle Strong Ale
  • Mocha Java Stout
  • TJ's Raspberry Ale
Golden Eagle Distributors 
  • TBD
Goose Island  
  • Pere Jaques Dubbel
  • Sofie Belgian-Style Saison
  • Matilda Belgian-Style Pale Ale
  • Pepe Nero Belgian-Style Dark Saison
Gordon Biersch  
  • Winterbock – ABV 8% 
  • Blonde Bock – ABV 7.2% 
  • Hefeweizen -  ABV 5.2% 
  • Marzen – ABV 5.7%
Gouden Carolus / Het Anker Brewery 
  • Grand Cuvee Van de Keizer Belgian Strong ale
Grand Canyon Brewing 
  • Black Iron IPA
  • Shaggy Bock 
Great Divide Brewing  
  • Espresso Oak-Aged Yeti Imperial Stout – ABV 9.5% 
  • Orabelle Belgian-Style Tripe) – ABV 8.3% 
  • Hercules Double IPA – ABV 10% 
  • Peach Grand Cru – ABV 12.2% (1:00 tapping)
Green Flash Brewing 
  • Palate Wrecker Double IPA
  • Le Freak Belgian-Style IPA
Hangar 24
  • Pugachev's BA Russian Imperial Stout –Special Tapping
  • Winter Warmer
  • Double IPA
  • Hullabaloo Scotch Ale
Hensley Beverage Co. Distributors  
  • TBD
Hess Brewing
  • Umbrix Rye Imperial Stout
  • Ficus Dark Fig Saison
  • Hiems Winter Warmer
  • Ordeum Rex Barleywine
Historic Brewing
  • Bear Arms Imperial Chocolate Wheat
  • Everyday Special Pilsner
  • Joy Rye'd Rye Pale Ale
  • Piehole Cherry Vanilla Porter
Hofbrau Brewing
  • Original Lager
  • Hefeweizen
Hop City   
  • Barking Squirrel Amber
  • Mr. Huff Pale Ale
Howe Sound
  • Total Eclipse of the Hop Imperial IPA
  • Diamond Head Oatmeal Stout
  • Three Beavers Imperial Red Ale
Huss Brewing
  • Snowbird Imperial Oatmeal Stout Collaboration with Destihl
  • That’ll Do IPA – ABV 7% 
  • Rice Pudding Porter – ABV 5%
  • Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Stout Cask – 3:00 tapping
Joseph James Brewing
  • Hop Box Imperial IPA
  • Mother of Quad Belgian-Style Quadrupel
  • Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout
  • Mystery Beer
Lagunitas Brewing 
  • Hairy Eyeball  American Strong Ale – ABV 9.4% 
  • Brown Shugga American Strong Ale – ABV  10%
Left Coast Brewing
  • Hop Juice Double IPA
  • Voo Doo Stout
  • Asylum Belgian-Style Tripel
Left Hand Brewing 
  • Widdershins Barleywine
  • Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout
Lonesome Valley 
  • TBD
Lost Coast Brewing  
  • Winterbraun Imperial Brown – ABV 8% 
  • Double Trouble Double IPA – ABV 8.4%
Lumberyard Brewing    
  • Highwater Imperial IPA – ABV 9.5% 
  • Big Rapid Red – ABV 9.3% 
  • Knotty Pine Pale Ale – ABV 5.4%
Marble Brewery
  • Double White  - ABV 7% 
  • Imperial Red – ABV 9% 
  • Double IPA – ABV 8% 
  • Imperial Stout – ABV 11%
Maui Brewing
  • Lahaina Brown
Mission Brewing
  • Shipwrecked Double IPA
  • El Conquistador Extra Pale Ale
Mother Road Brewing Company  
  • Alternator – ABV 6.5% 
  • 2nd Anniversary – ABV 8.4% 
  • Lost Highway - ABV 8% 
  • Gold Road – ABV 4.3%
  • TBD
Nebraska Brewing
  • EOS Hefeweizen
  • Double Hopicide Double IPA
 Nectar Ales
  • TBD
New Belgium Brewing  
  • Wild Wild Dubbel – ABV 8% 
  • Cascara Quad – ABV 10
  • Snapshot Wheat – ABV 5%
  • Rampant IIPA – ABV 8.5%
  • Clutch (Dark Sour, Special Tapping) – ABV 9%
North American Breweries  
  • Magic Hat Pale Ale – ABV 5.1% 
  • Magic Hat Dream Machine Lager – ABV 5.7%
North Mountain Brewery
  • N'erotic Belgian-Style Tripel
Oak Creek Brewing  
  • Cherry Chocolate Porter – ABV 6.5% 
  • Olde Knicker Kicker Scotch Ale – ABV 11%
Odell Brewing
  • Prospector's Pick Baltic Porter
  • Celastrina Saison
  • Creme Brulee Porter
  • Lugene Milk Stout
OHSO Nano Brewery  
  • Barley Wine 
  • Imperial IPA 
  • Strong Belgian Dark
  • Stout
Old World Brewery  
  • Dark Knight Porter – ABV 6.8% 
  • Four Leaf Irish Red – ABV 5.5% 
  • Arizona Honey Wheat – ABV 5.2% 
  • Highlander Scotch Ale – ABV 8%
Oskar Blues Brewery  
  • Dale’s Pale Ale – ABV 6.5% 
  • Mama’s Little Pils – ABV 5.3% 
  • Old Chub Scotch Ale – ABV 8% 
  • G’Knight Imperial Red IPA – ABV 8.7%
Papago Brewing    
  • Hopago IPA 
  • Breckenridge Collaboration – Mango Chile IPA 
  • Orange Blossom Mandarin Orange Vanilla Wheat Beer 
  • Lil Joe Coconut Coffee Stout
Parallel 49 Brewing
  • Salty Scott Scotch Ale
  • Old Boy Brown
Peoria Artisan Brewery
  • Haboob Black IPA – ABV 6.5%
Phoenix Ale Brewery  
  • Keeper Biere de Garde – ABV 6.3% 
  • Camelback IPA – ABV 6.1% 
  • Watermelon Wheat – ABV 4.8% 
  • Ironwood Imperial Porter
Pitcher of Nectar Distributing
  • TBD
Pizza Port Brewing
  • Surf Check Alley Imperial IPA – ABV 9%
  • Infamous Chocolate Imperial Stout – ABV 11%
  • Devil's Collaboration Belgian-Style Strong Ale – ABV 13.3%
  • Off the Chain Imperial IPA – ABV 8.3%
Prescott Brewing  
  • Raven Maniac Imperial Stout – ABV 9.5% 
  • Ponderosa IPA – ABV 7% 
  • Liquid Amber – ABV 5% 
  • Achocolypse Chocolate-Vanilla Porter – ABV 6%
Quail Distributing
  • TBD
Redstone Meadery  
  • Nectar of the Hops – ABV 8% 
  • Black Raspberry – ABV 8%
Rock Bottom
  • TBD
Rodeo Cold
  • Lager
Rough Draft Brewing
  • Hop Therapy Double IPA
  • Weekday IPA
  • Emboozlement Bourbon BA Tripel
SanTan Brewing  

Limited-Release Beers
  • Heavy D (Imperial Devil's Ale)
  • Saison di Aleatico
  • Big DIPA
  • KGB Russian Imperial Stout
  • Blueberry Saison
  • Count Hopula Blood Red IPA
Core Beers
  • Devil's Ale
  • HopShock IPA
  • Sex Panther Double Chocolate Porter
Santa Fe Brewing
  • Happy Camper IPA
  • Java Stout
  • Black IPA
  • Chicken Killer Barleywine
Shmaltz Brewing
  • Hop Nanna IPA
  • 2013 Funky Jewbelation
  • Jewbelation Reborn (17)
Sierra Blanca
  • Alien Wheat
  • Alien Imperial Stout
Sierra Nevada Brewing  
  • 2014 Bigfoot Barleywine – ABV 9.6% 
  • Narwhal Imperial Stout – ABV 10.2% 
  • Ruthless Rye IPA – ABV 6.6%
Ska Brewing
  • Decadent Imperial IPA
  • Hibernal Vinifera Stout
Sleepy Dog Brewing
  • TBD
Sonoran Brewing
  • White Chocolate Ale
  • Victorian IPA
  • Smooth Rebel Strong IPA
  • Inebriator Cask
  • Root Beer Soda
Squatters / Wasatch Brewing
  • Outer Darkness Imperial Stout
  • Hop Rising Double IPA 
Speakeasy Brewing
  • Godfather Barleywine
Stone Brewing
  • Ruination IPA
  • Double Bastard
  • Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA
  • Old Guardian Barleywine 
Sun Up Brewing    
  • White Russian Imperial Coffee Stout – ABV 9.2% 
  • Barleywine – ABV 9.5% 
  • Double Bock – ABV 7.5%
  • TBD
Ten Fifty Five Brewing
  • Leap Pale Ale
  • Lazy Duck Wheat
  • Imperial Irish Red
  • Salted Caramel Stout
Tenaya Creek Brewing
  • Hop Ride IPA
  • Old Jackalope American Barleywine
THAT Brewery  
  • Imperial Doppelsticke Alt on Bourbon and French Oak ABV 10% 
  • Road Rash IPA – ABV 7% 
  • Chai Dry Stout – ABV 5.2% 
  • Arizona Trail Ale English Pale – ABV 6%
The Address Brewery (1702)
  • Tequila Barrel-Aged Down Porter
  • Red Sky Imperial Red
The Bruery  
  • Sour in the Rye – ABV 7.6% 
  • Humulus India Pale Lager – ABV 7.2% 
  • Bois BA Olde Ale – ABV 15% 
  • Melange #3 BA Blended Strong Ale – ABV 16.8%
The Great Beer Company, Inc.   
  • Hollywood Blonde Kolsch – ABV 5.3%
The Lost Abbey Brewing
  • Dates of Wrath Lager
Thunder Canyon Brewing  
  • Old Shaftburry English IPA – ABV 5.5% 
  • Double Diablo American Strong Ale – ABV 7.1% 
  • Black Cloud Black IPA – ABV 7.8% 
  • Orange U Glad Wheat – ABV 4.2%
Uinta Brewing
  • Hop Notch IPA
  • Dubhe Imperial Black IPA
Uncle Bear’s Brewhouse Grill  
  • Holiday Hound – ABV 8.3% 
  • Oak-aged Holiday Hound – ABV 8.3% 
  • Stout – ABV 6.5% 
  • Double IPA – ABV 8.3%
Unity Vibration Brewing
  • Bourbon Peach Kombucha Beer
  • Raspberry Kombucha Beer
Upslope Brewing  
  • Pale Ale – ABV 5.8% 
  • Foreign Style Stout – ABV 6.9% 
  • IPA – ABV 10%
Victory Brewing
  • TBD
Wanderlust Brewing Company  
  • 928 Local Belgian-Style Farmhouse Ale – ABV 8% 
  • Shakedown Whiskey BA Baltic Porter – ABV 10%
  • Upheaval IPA
  • Alchemy Pale Ale
  • KGB Russian Imperial Stout
  • Wyders Reposado
  • Woodchuck Pumpkin
  • Woodchuck Barrel Select
Young's Market Distributing
  • TBD