It’s shaping up to be a beer traveler’s weekend to get out of town. We found several new releases in Northern and Southern Arizona to quench anyone’s thirst. Not to worry if you can’t getaway because a few of the breweries on this week’s list are nearby and pouring fresh and cold. Cheers to the weekend and enjoy responsibly!
Tropical Stout at Fate Brewing (Scottsdale and Tempe)
Dark beers and our triple digit temperatures don’t often go hand-in-hand. Fate is attempting to reverse that thinking with this stout hinting at flavors of rum, sugar and fruit.
Stratos at Helluva Brewing (Chandler)
Getting your hands on some Strata hops is always an exciting time for a brewer, so Helluva named its latest seasonal after it. With flavors of passionfruit, this juice bomb clocks in at 6.7% ABV and is available on draft for a limited time.
French Frequencies from Goldwater Brewing (Scottsdale and Mesa)
Peppercorn and lemon zest highlight this new French saison farmhouse-style ale from Goldwater. Four-pack cans are available for $18 or get one on draft at one of its two Valley taprooms.
Little La Ciudad from Arizona Wilderness Brewing (Gilbert and Phoenix)
The hazy IPA nod to the city gets a little bit lighter with this sessionable version. At only 4% ABV, this is perfect for enjoying on a warm patio or in the pool this weekend.
Hellsgate Helles lager also makes its return in cans and on draft.
Together We Can Fly from Smelter Town Brewery (Clarkdale)
Brewed in collaboration with Friends of the Verde River, a nonprofit working to preserve the Verde River, this pale ale is hopped with tropical notes of mango and papaya. Buy a pint because one dollar of every pour will go toward the effort to preserve the Verde River.
Ponder IPA from Pueblo Vida Brewing (Tucson)
There are not many things better than escaping to the tall pines of the high country with a cooler of cold beer during an Arizona summer. This dank and fruity new IPA from Pueblo Vida celebrates the Ponderosa Pines you’ll find along that journey. Sixteen-ounce four-pack cans are available to-go.
A Cherry Limeade version is also new this week, but only available on draft or in crowler fills.
Syzygy Pale Ale also released earlier this week and is available in cans to-go. Pueblo Vida recently reopened the taproom for in-person drinking Thursday through Sunday.
Prickly Pear Margarita Gose from 1912 Brewing (Tucson)
The name alone oozes Southwest drinking lifestyle. Tucson’s sour superstars at 1912 Brewing are back with a big 9% ABV gose canned and ready to go in four-packs.
Storm the Peach from Cider Corps (Mesa)
Another brilliantly named craft drink from Cider Corps, the downtown Mesa cidery and taproom dedicated to honoring military service and sacrifice. Storm the Peach hits with flavors of bourbon, vanilla and peach. It’s on tap only at the cidery location on the corner of Robson and Mahoney Avenue.