If the guys at AZ Wilderness stumbled onto a dried piece of bear poop while hiking in the forest, they’d probably throw it into their boil, the old joke goes. That’s how much owners Jonathan Buford and Patrick Ware love incorporating the tastes and aromas of Arizona into their award-winning beers. On that level, this toasty, deeply nuanced ale might be the most “Arizona” beer they’ve offered yet, made with cinnamon-roasted Medjool dates from Agritopia in Gilbert, plus brooding spoonfuls of piloncillo sugar raised in Southeastern Arizona. Somehow the porter remains refreshingly dry – sort of like Arizona in February. Makes you want to take a hike, no?