Thirsty Thursday: New Craft Beer Releases From AZ Breweries for June 11

Matthew JohnsonJune 11, 2020
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It’s one of the busiest weeks for new beer releases we’ve seen since starting this blog, so get busy reading! Enjoy responsibly.

Goldwater Brewing (Scottsdale & Mesa)
How Are Ya?, 6.4% ABV hazy rye IPA
Apricot Dayum, 5.5% ABV hazy apricot IPA
Both release on Friday, June 12

Dynamite IPA is back in cans.

Peoria Artisan Brewing (Peoria)
Citrus IPA, a new batch of their hazy style IPA.
Savannah Marie IPA, a new batch of their west coast style IPA.

Wren House Brewing (Phoenix)
Mercury Mine, 10% ABV triple IPA
It’s Wren House’s 5th anniversary week with new releases planned nearly each day until June 19.

Arizona Wilderness (Gilbert & Phoenix)
Day Hike, 4.2% ABV lager
Pine Mountain, 5.3% ABV sour pale ale
DHW: Screaming for Vengeance, 8% ABV dirty hop water hazy DIPA releases Friday, June 12.
Willie Nelson Haze IPA releases Friday, June 12.

Sedona Beer Co. (Sedona)
Billy Goat Single Hop IPA, 7% ABV
Brewer’s note: Showcasing Cascade hops from the Billy Goat Hop Farm on the Western Slope of Colorado, this crispy IPA is a beautiful example of the importance of regionality.

Mother Road (Flagstaff)
End of Trail IPA, 6.9% ABV. On tap at Downtown taproom and growler fills at Butler taproom.
Brewer’s note: This West Coast IPA is dominated by pine and resinous flavors along with notes of spice. The background of this IPA has hints of citrus and tropical fruit. A clean malt backbone allows us to showcase chinook as the single hop choice for this brew.

12 West (Mesa & Gilbert)
Onza Mexican Lager, 6% ABV

Beer Research Institute (Mesa)
Urban Art, fresh batch in cans

Fate Brewing (3 Valley locations)
Leisure Shoes IPA, 6.5% ABV 50 IBU tropical IPA
Brewer’s note: Light bitterness but heavy hop aroma from 100 percent Mosaic hops. Intense aromas of tropical fruits that will transport you to a place where leisure shoes are a way of life.

Strawberry Milkshake Wheat Beer, 5% ABV 10 IBU
Brewer’s note: American wheat beer brewed with over a pound per gallon of fresh strawberry puree, vanilla and lactose. Sweet notes of creamy strawberry and vanilla that will make you feel like a kid again.

Simple Machine Brewing (Phoenix)
Ruby IPA, 7% ABV 65 IBU American IPA
Plaid Fedora, 7.5% ABV 65 IBU milkshake IPA
Blackberry Blonde, 4.8% ABV 15 IBU
Three new cans release this week: Ruby IPA, Cucumber Crusher and Plaid Fedora

8-Bit Aleworks (Avondale)
Untitled Gose Game, 3.9% ABV gose sour

Blackrock Brewers (Tucson)
Glow Baby, 5% ABV peach kettle sour

1912 Brewing (Tucson)
Hold My Sour, 8.7% ABV imperial sour IPA collaboration with Harbottle Brewing

Tombstone Brewing (Tombstone)
Little Baby Wyatt, 4.9% ABV session IPA
Rye IPA, 7.1% ABV
Double IPA with Azacca and Centennial, 8.3% ABV

Pueblo Vida (Tucson)
Infusion Hibiscus Zessed Pale Ale

SanTan Brewing (Chandler)
Sweet Honey Lager, 8.8% ABV 30 IBU
Brewer’s note: This strong amber lager is deep in color with a creamy head. Aroma is like Arizona honey on toast!

North Mountain Brewing (Phoenix)
Baby Guapa Belgian ale on tap
Brewer’s note: Crisp Belgian beer enhanced with the flavors of guava and passionfruit for the perfect summer beer.

Dark Sky Brewing. Courtesy Miguel Guzman
Dark Sky Brewing. Courtesy Miguel Guzman
Dark Sky Brewing. Courtesy Miguel Guzman
Dark Sky Brewing. Courtesy Miguel Guzman
Dark Sky Brewing. Courtesy Miguel Guzman
Dark Sky Brewing. Courtesy Miguel Guzman
Dark Sky Brewing. Courtesy Miguel Guzman
Dark Sky Brewing. Courtesy Miguel Guzman
Dark Sky Brewing. Courtesy Miguel Guzman
Dark Sky Brewing. Courtesy Miguel Guzman

Dark Sky Brewing (Flagstaff)
Mash Bros, 12% ABV barrel-aged English Barleywine
Brewer’s note: A collab with OHSO Brewing, this aged English barleywine was brewed in honor of America’s greatest pastime.

Quiet Life, 5% ABV 30 IBU Hazy Pale Ale
Brewer’s note: This batch of our in-house hazy pale ale was brewed with a summer twist: a hazy Pale Ale with key lime and tangerine then hopped with Sabro and Rakau hops. The perfect summer beer.

All Outta Angst
, 10% ABV 30 IBU
Brewer’s note: A triple IPA double dry hopped with Wiamea, Rakau and Wakatu hops. All feelings of anxiety will melt away with every sip of this loaded hop bomb.

Joose Box Heros
, 2.5% ABV
Brewer’s note: A delightful and refreshing fruited sour Gose jam-packed with mangos, key lime, strawberries and peaches.

, 6.8% ABV 30 IBU
Brewer’s note: A Northwest-style IPA dry hopped with only Mosaic hops. Brewed for our love for the Northwest and Mosaic hops.


Beer Research Institute
Tutti Frutti Bullshit, a new employee collaboration raspberry marshmallow milkshake IPA. Coming next Thursday on draft and crowler only.
Peach Lolli, imperial Belgian blonde aged on peaches. An annual release available July 19 in cans and on draft.
Dark Side Til I Die, imperial oatmeal stout. Available June 26 in cans and on draft.

Saddle Mountain Brewing (Goodyear)
Two new SMASH IPAs and a Munich Helles coming in the next few weeks.

The Shop Beer Co. (Tempe)
Two new beers coming next weekend.

Harbottle Brewing (Tucson)
Lolo Brown & No Trabajes Tanto amber lager coming next week.

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!


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