Weekend Cheers: 9 New Craft Beer Releases this Weekend

Matthew JohnsonMarch 24, 2022
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The temps may be soaring, but the cold beers are pouring. All across the Valley, our favorite craft breweries are releasing fresh new beers just in time for potentially record breaking heat in this last weekend of March. Here are our picks to seek out and drink responsibly.

Dank Fruit from Tombstone Brewing Co.

Not just a clever name, Dank Fruit double IPA is one of the hoppiest beers Tombstone makes and is perhaps my personal favorite from this brewery. Pairs well with remembering that one time I was able to score a keg of it during the beginning of the COVID lockdown.

Tombstone has also released an all new rye lager called Pyramid of Cans. Light and crushable, this is a worthy inclusion to construction of any beeramid (a beer can pyramid, if you’re not hip to the lingo).

Dark Side Till I Die at The Beer Research Institute

Embrace your inner Darth Vader as Dark Side Till I Die imperial oatmeal stout strikes back in cans and on draft this Friday. Pairs well with searching your feelings and learning who your father is. Sorry for the spoiler.

Hattori Hopzo at Front Pourch Brewing

Aren’t you glad you don’t have to fight ninjas in 2022? I’d rather have this new beer that plays on the name of the famous samurai warrior. Hattori Hopzo American IPA promises more of a tropical finish and less bitterness than a traditional west coast style IPA. Pairs well with a Kill Bill movie marathon.

Coast to Coast at Helluva Brewing

Citrusy flavor and a piney feel collide in Helluva’s latest draft pour offering. Coast to Coast west coast IPA promises a clean, crisp and bitter finish. Pairs well with smoked wings and a few college basketball games on TV.

DC Mountain DIPA from Arizona Wilderness Brewing

Back with a freshly redesigned label on the can, DC Mountain double IPA is still the same citrusy and dank fan favorite beer on the inside. It’s available for pickup in cans or on draft starting Thursday at both locations in Gilbert and Phoenix. Pairs well with taking it outside and a picnic in the shade.

Wilderness is also releasing another batch of its This Beer Saves Water pale ale along with an aged wild ale called Antiquity. Coming from the Woodnotes Cellar, the tart and fruity Antiquity is made from grape juice from Page Springs Cellars and aged in barrels for three years. Bottle sales and draft pours start Thursday at both locations.

Party at Pedal Haus Brewery

Pedal Haus is hosting a two-year anniversary party at the Chandler location this Saturday. The festivities include live music, games, drink and food specials and the release of its English IPA. Congrats to owner Julian Wright and head brewer Doc Osborne on two years in Downtown Chandler.