14 New Beers From Arizona Craft Breweries

Matthew JohnsonJune 11, 2021
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You’re thirsty. They brew the goods. The relationship between us beer lovers and local craft breweries has never been more cohesive. Stick close and sip on these 14 new releases this weekend. As always, remember to enjoy responsibly.

Cake Eater at O.H.S.O. Brewery (4 Valley locations)

A beer as decadent as the name suggests. The 2021 version of Cake Eater is a barrel-aged pastry stout that has rested for eight months on Sazerac Bourbon barrels and finished with toasted coconut, pecans and cacao. The combo gives it a boozy German chocolate cake profile that clocks in at a whopping 13.6% ABV. It releases Friday, June 11 for $10 per can at each O.H.S.O. location except Scottsdale, and available on draft at all four spots.

Look for three other can drops on Friday including Leisure Suit Lager, Walking Distance Amarillo hopped Kolsch and a new triple IPA called Rainbows, Kittens, Clouds & Feelings (good luck ordering that without a few chuckles).

I’m Your Chupacabra from Tombstone Brewing Co. (Phoenix and Tombstone)

An epic name and reference to Doc Holiday’s famous movie quote – but insert the name of the relatively famous Downtown Mesa taproom in place of huckleberry. This new tropical hazy IPA from Tombstone is a collaboration to celebrate Chupacabra Taproom’s two-year anniversary this weekend. Grab a pint, but don’t pick any fights with Johnny Ringo.

Double can release at Goldwater Brewing (Scottsdale and Mesa)

Sitting down at the Goldwater bar is twice as nice this week with the return of some fan favorites: Sour Prick Prickly Pear Sour and P-40 Warhop Double Dry-Hopped Hazy IPA. Both release on tap and in cans on Friday.

I’m Just Beer So I Won’t Get Fined from 12 West Brewing (Gilbert and Mesa)

If a beer could go Beast Mode, this one would do it. The name is an ode to former Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and his “I’m just here so I won’t get fined” refusal to answer questions during Super Bowl Media Day here in Phoenix back in 2015. What you’ll drink is an 8% ABV double IPA with Citra and Strata hops. It releases Friday and sells for $20 for a four-pack.

Rally Beer at Wren House Brewing (Phoenix)

The Phoenix-based brewery is celebrating the Suns deep playoff run with a design change to its flagship Valley Beer label. Rally Beer is still the American light lager we all love from Wren House, just with an orange and purple color scheme and the word ‘Rally’ on the can. #RallyTheValley and pick up some four-packs to-go and cheer on this amazing basketball team we have!

Make sure to check out the new Lemon Hibiscus Valley Beer (only on draft) and the newly restocked cans of Sleepy Wren hazy double IPA, one of our favorite beers of 2021 so far.

ALTeraan at Front Pourch Brewing (Phoenix)

May the beer nerds be with you. Front Pourch’s affinity for Star Wars (This is the Way DIPA, dog named Lando) comes through with this classic malty and roasty altbier-style brew named ALTeraan. Prepare to be blown away. Sorry Leia Organa, too soon?

Padre Kino at Arizona Wilderness Brewing (Gilbert and Phoenix)

Perhaps the Father of Arizona Beer? Father Eusebio Francisco Kino was a Jesuit missionary who explored the desert Southwest (what is now Southern Arizona) nearly 400 years ago and taught the Pima people how to grow corn and white wheat. We now know the crop as Sonora White Wheat, one of the key ingredients in Arizona Wilderness’ returning Padre Kino Vienna lager. It’s available now on draft and in four-pack cans.

Princess IPA at 8-Bit Aleworks (Avondale)

This annual batch is a tip of the cap to video games’ forever damsel-in-distress, Princess Peach. 8-Bit owners/brewers Ryan and Krystina Whitten use English Ale yeast with Mosaic and Rakau hops to create a peach flavored IPA and then top it with loads of real peaches. The result is a 9.2% ABV maiden with sweet peach flavors that is worthy of a rescue mission in the West Valley. Cans of Princess IPA are expected to be ready as early as Friday.


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