Cheers to the Weekend with 9 New Arizona Craft Beers

Matthew JohnsonApril 23, 2021
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Your Friday night, Saturday and Sunday just got a lot tastier thanks to these newly released beers from Arizona-based craft breweries. Cheers to the weekend and drink responsibly!

Gose Guava from Fate Brewing (three Valley locations)

Already one of the coolest patios to hang out at, Fate Brewing is making it easier for us to enjoy their outdoor space in South Scottsdale with this fresh and smooth sour. At 3.5% ABV, we’ll hang out for a few pours of this one. Fresh new batches of Hatch Chile Gatos, Leisure Shoes IPA and False Promises are also on tap.

No Platitudes Please Pale Ale from Arizona Wilderness Brewing (Gilbert and Phoenix)

Get into the post-Earth Day spirit this weekend without the platitudes. Arizona Wilderness’ latest pale ale release is a tribute to its own planet-friendly practices.

Also new this week is the Green For Good dry-hopped lager brewed with Strata and Comet hops from Crosby Hops Farm in Oregon. Part of the proceeds benefit the Michael James Jackson Foundation, which helps fund scholarships to BIPOC within the brewing and distilling trades. Both beers are available in cans.

Hopsassin’s Creed Hacked Beer from 8-Bit Aleworks

This video game-themed brewery in Avondale has been celebrating its six-year anniversary all month with various hacked versions of their flagship styles. This week’s variant is Hopsassin’s Creed Session IPA brewed with grapefruit and dragonfruit to give it a big fruity taste. The anniversary beers are very limited in quantity, so hit up 8-Bit Aleworks soon.

Howdy Neighbor Hazy DIPA from Dark Sky Brewing (Flagstaff)

This beer has been around the Flagstaff area for a few weeks, but is starting to show up at some select bottle shops and beer bars down here in the Valley, such as The Theodore on Roosevelt Row in Downtown Phoenix. Howdy Neighbor is Dark Sky’s danky,  hazy double IPA collaboration with Hops on Birch to celebrate the craft beer taproom’s nine-year anniversary.

Sabbath of the Undead brown ale is new on tap at the Flagstaff brewery, available for a limited time.

Look for some exciting new releases next weekend for Dark Sky’s six year anniversary, including a mead barrel-aged stout.

Dark Side of the Mash Black IPA at Simple Machine Brewing (Phoenix)

IPAs aren’t always light in color. The roasted chocolate flavor of this Black IPA takes you to a darker side of the world’s best bitter ale. Dark Side of the Mash released earlier this week on tap and with a limited amount of cans at the North Phoenix brewery location.

Hop Canyon IPA from Grand Canyon Brewing (Williams and Flagstaff)

Head up to the high country to snag Grand Canyon’s new West Coast IPA or wait a few weeks to see it in stores here in the Valley. GCB’s other spring seasonal release Deep in the Green double IPA is also worth seeking out if you haven’t tried it yet.