July 26, 2011

Where (not) in the Phoenix Beer (crepe) World?

Do you know where in the beer world this photo was taken?
Where is, what?
The concept is simple. We post a picture that is relevant to the Phoenix beer scene and you try and identify it. Sometimes there will be a larger story involved, but often there will not. So, for glory and a tip of the glass next time we see you.

The hints are in the ( ). What's the story?
Answer after the jump.

Many of you were able to identify the location as being in CityScape in downtown Phoenix. What was under scrutiny is whether Brewpublic Craft House would actually break ground. As of the original posting date on July 26th, Brewpublic and La Crepe Nanou were listed in the CityScape directory with Fall 2011 completion dates.

The Brewpublic project announcement was given considerable fanfare last July and much credit was given to developer Jason Doyle. Doyle, a New Orleans restaurateur, had several irons in the CityScape development with as many as 4 projects listed. Right now, only the Rasputin Vodka Bar remains with a completion date of Summer 2011.

As the project completion date neared, I became skeptical that Brewpublic would ever see the light of day. You can't find more than 2 sentences about Brewpublic on any of Doyle's websites.

Here is the disconnected website: http://serv1.dnsconnect.net/~brewpubl/cs/.

The opening of Copper Blues Live and its 65 taps on the second floor adjacent to where Brewpublic was to go was the final indication that Brewpublic was DOA. There is now way that you'd have 2 craft beer bars like that side-by-side. I'm told by a Copper Blues employee that Lucky Strike, the bowling alley night club will expand into the Brewpublic space.

As of today, the CityScape listings for Brewpublic and La Crepe Nanou are gone, but the google results page confirms that they were recently shown as tenants.

Update to the Update:
It looks as though the Brewpublic concept website has been updated to create more links and rabbit holes for potential "concept" investors. Still a paper craft beer pub in my opinion.


  1. BREWPUBLIC is already in existence in Portland, Oregon. It is a website and craft beer company that has been around since 2008. This company should change its name 'cuz it's ripping off Angelo.

    1. I hear you Angelo. The whole franchise is pretty murky. They couldn't even be bothered to do a google search to find you.