Thirsty Thursday: New Craft Beer Releases Across Arizona

Matthew JohnsonMay 14, 2020
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Some of our favorite breweries have re-opened to enjoy drinks at the bar while others are still offering tasty to-go brews. Here are some of the new options for craft beer around Arizona this week.

Simple Machine Brewing (North Phoenix)

Imperial Overlord Brown, 9.5% ABV imperial brown ale

Courtesy Simple Machine Brewing

Dillinger Brewing Company (Tucson)

Mango Nada, a mango Tajín sour

Rosa Blanca, a blackberry vanilla sour

The Shop Beer Company (Tempe)

Passion punch, 7.2% ABV sour ale with passion fruit

Business Ethics, 7.5% ABV double dry hopped double IPA


Arizona Wilderness (Gilbert & Downtown Phoenix)

Shade of Citrus, 6% ABV tangelo lager collaboration with Almanac Beer Company

Hellsgate Helles, 4.4% ABV Franconian-style Helles lager

City Slickers, 11% ABV prickly-pear triple IPA collaboration with Other Half Brewing (NYC)


Harbottle Brewing (Tucson)

Rhizome & Shine, a coffee pale ale made with a special roast from Black Crown Coffee (Tucson)

Bone Haus Brewing (Fountain Hills) all new releases in cans.

Desert Distortion, a New England IPA

Desert Distortion Lichii, a blood orange IPA

Carbide Light, 4.5% ABV blonde ale

Saddle Mountain Brewing (Goodyear) *I missed this one last week*

Show Your Stripes, a honey blonde

Wren House Brewing (Phoenix)

Dankworth with Mosaic, 8% ABV double IPA


1912 Brewing (Tucson)

Distantly Social, 8% ABV IPA


Sedona Beer Company (Sedona)

Scotty’s Scotch Ale, 9.2% ABV brewed with maple syrup

State 48 Brewery (4 Valley locations)

P.H.X. Porter, 6% ABV American-style porter

Goldwater Brewing (Scottsdale & Mesa)

Timbo Slice, 5.5% ABV mango hazy IPA

Java Jerry’s, 6.6% ABV coffee porter

Day Beer, 5.2% Kolsch-style golden ale

Barrio Brewing (Tucson, Mesa)

Beach Ale, 5% ABV summer seasonal blonde ale

Helluva Brewing Company (Chandler)

Thrilla With Vanilla, 9.2% ABV imperial vanilla stout

Mother Road Brewing (Flagstaff)

Roadside Grove, an American IPA with grapefruit juice

Huss Brewing (Tempe & Phoenix)

Papago Desert Sage, 6.5% ABV orange IPA

Photo from my backyard oasis

Desert Monks Brewing (Gilbert) all available in 4-packs, crowlers and growler fills

Bash Bros, 8.2% ABV double IPA (pictured below)

Blood Orange IPA 6.5% ABV

Sunshine Helles 4.9% ABV

Sour Tropical 4% ABV

Sour Saison 4% ABV

Bash Bros double IPA. Courtesy Desert Monks Brewing


O.H.S.O. Brewery (Phoenix, Gilbert)

Peanut Butta G Thang, 7.7% ABV oatmeal stout


Pueblo Vida Brewing Company (Tucson)

Barycenter, 6.5% ABV IPA

Zessed, 5.5% ABV pale ale


Matthew Johnson is Director of Digital Content for PHOENIX. He writes about craft beer, sports and media.

If he missed something or if you have a question about craft beer in Arizona, please send him an email at

Sample our previous craft beer releases on the Desert Digest blog!