Thirsty Thursday: New Craft Beer Releases for Memorial Day Weekend

Matthew JohnsonMay 21, 2020
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Head into the long holiday weekend as a beer boss, a suds stud or an IPA MVP by picking up one of these brand new craft beer releases from breweries around Arizona.

GOLDWATER BREWING (Scottsdale & Mesa)

Comet Cruiser, 4.7% ABV hoppy lager


Pool Boy Wally, 10% ABV triple IPA

Las Frescas Maracuya, 7.2% ABV super fruited sour ale


Single Malt Pale Lager, brewed with 100 percent local Sinagua malt from Camp Verde


Rosa Blanca, a blackberry vanilla sour

BONE HAUS BREWING (Fountain Hills)

Dutchman’s Dream, 5.1% ABV pale ale

Dutchman’s Dream Wulfenite, 5.2% ABV raspberry pale ale

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NEW CAN RELEASE TODAY: Welcome in Dutchman's Dream Pale Ale and Dutchman's Dream Wulfenite Raspberry Pale Ale! Dutchman's Dream Pale Ale is a hop-forward American pale ale infused with mid-temperature hop tea using Mosaic and Loral hops – 5.1% ABV / 30 IBU Dutchman's Dream Wulfenite Raspberry Pale Ale is a bright, deep raspberry flavored American pale ale made with Cascade, Citra & Mosaic hops, perfect for poolside drinking – 5.2% ABV / 27 IBU "I have had a recurring dream each and every night during this past fortnight in the Arizona Territory. I dream of my Uncle Jacob aglow in a mine deep in the Superstition Mountains, pick in hand, as he finds a glorious vein of gold. Some nights it isn't gold in the dream, but a newly discovered glassy, red gem in southern Arizona locals call wulfenite. Miners here are speculating on the value of these stones. It must be front of mind as I am unable to find my uncle or his mine. I can only hope these dreams are a good omen for what adventure is to come." ~ HVB .⁣ ⁣ #canrelease #beer #craftbeer #beerporn #instabeer #beerstagram #beergeek #beerme #beerlover #craftbeerporn #arizonacraftbeercommunity #beertography #beernerd #beersnob #beertime #craftbeerlife #ilovebeer #craftbeernotcrapbeer #craftbeerlover #beergasm #beerlovers #beersofinstagram #arizonacraftbrewersguild #beerus #drinklocalaz #beerlove #beeradvocate #beerlife #beeroftheday #fountainhills

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12 WEST BREWING (Gilbert & Mesa)

Cirrus Haze (K-Lax rebranded), 7.2% ABV New England IPA

ARIZONA WILDERNESS (Gilbert & Phoenix)

White Canyon, 6.8% ABV Blonde Stout

Roosevelt DIPA, releases Friday

*Fresh batches available of Refuge IPA & Don’t F#%k It Up Honey Blonde

STATE 48 BREWERY (4 Valley locations)

Hat Trick, 10.5% ABV triple juicy IPA


Spawn of Earp double IPA. RARE: only brewed once per year

Rye IPA Con Chiles Picantes, a hazy IPA brewed with habenero chili peppers

OHSO BREWERY (4 Valley locations)

Heffy Moto, 4.7% ABV hefeweizen brewed with orange zest and juice


Tequila Jack, 6.5% ABV tequila barrel-aged cream ale


Blackberry Urban Art NEIPA, releases Friday

FRONT POURCH BREWING (Phoenix) *I missed this one last week*

Snidely Witlash, 5.5% ABV Witbier

Snidely Witlash from Front Pourch Brewing
Snidely Witlash from Front Pourch Brewing


Pineapple Mojo, 6.5% ABV Belgian blonde infused with pineapple

Cucumber Crusher, 4.8% ABV light blonde infused with cucumbers

Zealander IPA, 6% ABV brewed with Wakatu/Pacific gem hops

There has got to be more to life

than being really, really, really

ridiculously delicious.

-Zealander IPA


Shakin’ Citrus IPA, a milkshake IPA

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

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