March 12, 2013

Where in the Phoenix Beer World?

Do you know where in the beer world this photo was taken? Yes, I have obscured part of the logo. What is this? Where is it now? How does it relate to Arizona beer?

The concept is simple. We post a picture that is relevant to the Phoenix area 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. Please, no social media cheating!

Answer after the jump

The Uptown Brewery opened in Tempe on Southern and McClintock in the Fall of 1997. The venture was funded by the owners of the Streets of New York Pizza chain. Uptown went on to open a second location in Scottsdale in the summer of 1998. An alumni of Uptown was Zach Schroeder who is now a partner of Sonoran Brewing. I am unsure as to whether Zach worked at the Tempe or Scottsdale location. Look for more of these unheralded connections once the Ed Sipos, Brewing Arizona book comes out this fall.

The business change its name to to the Streets of New York Brewery in 2003. The Scottsdale location closed in 2006 and Tempe was shuttered in 2007. For a time Sneaker's Sports Grill set up shop. It's been empty since at least 2010. Today it is Spokes on Southern. You may know of it's owner's other project Boulders on Broadway. Spokes on Southern managed to find some of the old glassware when they took over the property.

1 comment:

  1. Easy! Uptown Brewery. Now Spokes on Southern. Always liked that weird little location. Used to have a Duck & Decanter across the way too...