Thirsty Thursday: 10 New Craft Beers from Arizona Breweries

Matthew JohnsonAugust 19, 2021
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It’s another great weekend to let your taste buds explore the new creations and returning fan favorites from craft breweries across Arizona. Here are some of the new offerings we’re excited to try around the Valley and the state. Cheers and drink responsibly! 

Pistachio Shake DIPA from Arizona Wilderness Brewing (Gilbert and Phoenix) 

Shake up your weekend with this beloved brew. The combination of Arizona-grown pistachios, milk sugar and vanilla bean marshmallow fluff from locally owned Best of the Valley winner Toasted Marshmallow in Gilbert makes this beer a must try for any local beer snob. It’s easily one of our favorites from Arizona Wilderness and one we wouldn’t mind seeing on draft more often. Wink, wink.  Alas, it’s an annual release and hits both Wilderness locations on Thursday, August 19 in cans and on draft.  

Wally Oop Triple IPA and 2 Others from Wren House Brewing (Phoenix) 

A slam dunk of a beer. Don’t’ let the triple IPA style dissuade you from experiencing the latest in the Wally series from Wren House. These are the smoothest, easiest drinking TIPAs anywhere. With a combination of Galaxy, Nelson and Strata hops, your palate deserves this one. Look for it starting Friday, August 20 in four-packs to go for $22.  

It’s not crazy to drink stouts in August in Arizona, but it is totally nuts. Bad dad joke aside, enjoying a dark beer in the summer is perfectly fine with us, especially when it’s a brew that’s sat on pistachio, graham cracker and vanilla. Totally Contains Nuts stout is only available on draft at the Wren House taproom on 24th Street. Lady Banks gose is also back in cans and ready to take home. 

Bogey Juice from Goldwater Brewing Co. (Scottsdale and Mesa) 

A great weekend to hit the golf course deserves a crushable quencher to go along with it. Goldwater’s new Bogey Juice is a 4.5% sour session IPA (fruity and tart on the finish), which doesn’t guarantee you’ll make bogey but makes it a tasty adventure either way. Tee time for this release is around noon on Friday, August 20. 

3 New Releases at Tombstone Brewing Company (Phoenix and Tombstone) 

Triple your pleasure at Tombstone with fresh new cans of Snozzberry Berliner sour ale, Another Exercise in Mediocrity double IPA and Brighter & Juicier No. 1 hazy double IPA ready to pick up and enjoy this weekend. Look for it at the taproom on Thomas Road or in finer craft beer stores around the Valley. 

Oktoberfest at Helluva Brewing (Chandler) 

The annual Oktoberfest brew returns to the tap lines at Helluva Brewing on Friday, August 20, so cozy up to the bar with a pint and a big Bavarian pretzel. 

Going Out of Town? 


New Patio at Wren House Brewing in Prescott  

It’s a perfect weekend to escape 90 minutes north of the Valley. The Wren House production facility in Prescott is expected to open its new Prairie Patio on Friday, August 20. Open noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, the patio offers glorious views, cooler highcountry weather and the Wren House favorites we’ve come to enjoy over the years. 

Saturday, August 21 also marks the return of the Mile High Brew Fest in Downtown Prescott, the annual summer event that attracts dozens of breweries from around Arizona and the western U.S. This year’s beer fest will feature 43 drink vendors for drinks, eight food trucks and live music on the stage at Mile High Field from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.   

Naughty Lobo from 1912 Brewing (Tucson) 

Be naughty for a good cause at the 1912 Brewing taproom this weekend. This imperial blood orange gose brewed with the heat from a chiltepin pepper is now available on draft with ten percent of beer sales going to benefit the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and its Mexican Gray Wolf habitat.