Thirsty Thursday Top 10: New Craft Beer Releases Around Arizona

Matthew JohnsonMarch 11, 2021
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It’s one of the best weekends of the year for college basketball, spring training is in full swing and Saint Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. This is March! Head into the glorious weekend with an Arizona-made craft beer. Here’s our weekly top 10 list of the new releases around the Valley and the state. Drink responsibly! 

1. Triple Berry Cobbler at Tombstone Brewing (Phoenix and Tombstone) 

A pastry sour brewed with vanilla, lactose and the triple berry combination of raspberry, blackberry and blueberry – this is like pouring a cobbler dessert into a glass.  

Tombstone is also releasing a fresh new batch of perhaps its best beer (at least it’s my favorite): Dank Fruit Double IPA. Get both of these on draft or in cans. 

2. Pie Day at O.H.S.O. Brewing (Four Valley locations) 

Sunday’s date is 3/14, otherwise known as Pi Day (3.14), but it’s famously referred to as Pie Day at your nearest Outrageous Homebrewer’s Social Outpost. A slice of pie from Phoenix-based bakery Pie Snob accompanies 11 different pie-inspired brews such as Boston Cream Pie Milk Stout, Bourbon Pecan Pie Brown and Lemon Meringue Lager. This event happens only on Sunday, March 14. 

3. Over/Under Double Dry Hopped DIPA at State 48 Brewery (Multiple locations) 

State 48 Brewing is set to open its sixth location in the coming days – State 48 Tap House at San Tan Village in Gilbert  and what better way to celebrate than with a few new beers on tap. Over/Under is a double-dry hopped double IPA checking in at 8.25% ABV, brewed with Calypso and El Dorado hops to give it notes of tangerine, orange and pear. 

State 48 also released a Vanilla Coffee Porter earlier in the week. Check with your favorite location for availability.  

4. Pitter Patter Sour Collab from Pour Mesa and Dark Sky Brewing 

Here’s a super fruited Berliner Weisse collaboration between Dark Sky Brewing in Flagstaff and Pour Wine & Taproom in Mesa. Brewed with pineapple, mango and key lime, this sour checks in at a crushable 4% ABV. On tap and in cans here locally at Pour and Flights Wine and Taproom in East Mesa. 

5. Bash Bros Double IPA at Desert Monks Brewing (Gilbert) 

Desert Monks always hits it out of the park on its IPAs. A fresh new batch of the Bash Bros double IPA is back on draft and available in four-pack cans to-go – so good you’ll want to share with your own bash bros 

6. DVT Porter from Simple Machine Brewing (Phoenix) 

Using the airport code for the nearby Deer Valley Airport as the name, DVT is a coffee and vanilla infused porter on nitro draft only at the North Phoenix taproom location. 

Earlier in the week, the brewers also released Robotic Royalty, a French saison collaboration with Kings Beer and Wine in Phoenix. Check it out on draft or in cans at both locations and support local. 

7. Shift Yeah from Front Pourch Brewing (Phoenix) 

This is a fresh new batch of the chocolate coffee stout made with Turbo Black cold brew from Phoenix-based Shift Caffeine. Available on tap and in four-pack cans to go. 

8. Offensive Tanooki Lime Leaf Infused IPA from 8-Bit Aleworks (Avondale) 

Inspired by the leaf that turns your Mario character into Tanooki Mario, 8-Bit Aleworks brews this IPA once a year, and for the first time ever, they brewed a full-sized batch. Available on draft nowLook for it in cans starting Friday. 

9. Tsuga IPA from Pueblo Vida Brewing (Tucson) 

The brewers at Pueblo Vida are experts at hazy IPAs, but this week they’re putting their own unique take on west coast IPA. Using Galaxy, Simcoe and Citra hopsthe brewery created a beer that’s a bit more citrusy and not as bitter or piney as you’d expect from a typical West Coaststyle IPA. 

10. Pink Pilotis Saison at Borderlands Brewing (Tucson)

Borderlands collaborated with fellow Tucson breweries MotoSonora, Crooked Tooth and Fire Truck Brewing to create this juicy saison to benefit the Pink Boots SocietyOne dollar of every pint sold is donated to the nonprofit organizationwhich helps educate women to advance their careers in the alcoholic beverage industry.