Where to Find & Drink New Craft Beer in Phoenix This Weekend

Matthew JohnsonJune 17, 2022
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Your dad deserves a beer this weekend and we’re here to navigate you to find the best in local craft brews. Happy Father’s Day and enjoy responsibly.

Lemon Dreamsicle from Arizona Wilderness Brewing

This fan favorite gets a new look and some refreshing new flavors. Arizona Dreamsicle is the crowd-pleasing milkshake double IPA that typically uses oranges, but this new variant is loaded with lemons from Agritopia Farms in Gilbert and brewed with Lemon Drop hops. It’s sure to be the flavor of the summer. Look for it to release Saturday, June 18 in cans and on draft at both locations. Pairs well with your favorite summertime song.

Arizona Wilderness also released a new triple IPA dubbed Rim to Rim to Rim for those up to the challenge of conquering the Grand Canyon hike – or a 10.8% ABV beer.

5 can release from O.H.S.O. 

Restock the beer fridge with some old favorites returning from O.H.S.O. Fluff Daddy marshmallow fluff IPA is back in cans and on draft, along with Campy hazy IPA, Campy Nelson hazy IPA, Sandwich hazy pale ale and Sudoku rice lager. Pairs well with five beer-loving friends to share with. 

Peach Lolli at The Beer Research Institute 

This very limited imperial Belgian blonde is released once a year and this Sunday is the day. Try it on draft, or if you’re lucky enough, get some cans to take home. Pairs well with someone looking to surprise the best Dad in the world (at least that’s what my coffee mug says). 

DDH Wrenovation from Wren House Brewing 

Wren House’s west coast IPA brand gets the double dry-hopped treatment and our dank-loving tastebuds are already salivating for it. It’s on draft and in cans starting Friday. Pairs well with innovating your innovations even more. 

Strawberry Bitch from Saddle Mountain Brewing Co.  

Attitude on the outside of the can and refreshing fruit on the inside. This release is always a popular one in the West Valley and now you can snag it in cans. Grab a four-pack for only $12 at the brewery. Pairs well with a classic roller derby or your other favorite contact sport on skates. 

Another Exercise in Mediocrity from Tombstone Brewing Co.  

Inspired by the attempted negativity of an internet troll who criticized the brewery as “another exercise in mediocrity,” Tombstone channeled that into one of its best beers. Look for the latest batch in cans and on draft at both locations along with Double Dry-Hopped IPA, also newly released this week. Pairs well with never reading the comments section. 

Tap That AZ Hazy at Simple Machine Brewing 

It’s not only one of our favorite local podcasts, but it’s one of our favorite local beers and it’s back for another run. The latest batch of this podcast/brewery hazy DIPA collab is due out the afternoon of Friday, June 17. Pairs well with a new or archived episode of your favorite podcast. 

Blackberry Sour at Flying Basset Brewing 

The brewing team at Flying Basset tweaked the recipe to be sweeter, cleaner and brighter than before. It’s on draft now and available for growler fills. Pairs well with a change of pace this weekend. 

Last Week's Releases

(June 10, 2022)

New West Coast IPA from The Beer Research Institute

This Mesa brewery is losing a legend. Head brewer Colby Hansen is moving to Georgia after a five-year run of creating beers for B.R.I., according to the brewery’s social media post. He left behind a new west coast-style IPA named F.U.F.U.Y.C.F.U.I.O., available on draft at the original location. Pairs well with a goodbye toast.

Pine Mountain Sour Pale Ale from Arizona Wilderness Brewing

Camping season is here and there isn’t a more perfect beer to take deep into the woods than Pine Mountain. Brewed with spruce tips plucked from the White Mountains in Eastern Arizona and then combined with hops and a sour culture, this beer is as tasty as the forest smells – in a good way. Available now in cans and on draft at both Arizona Wilderness locations in Gilbert and Downtown Phoenix. Pairs well with sitting in a chair under the shade of a tall pine tree.

LAZE Desert IPA from Simple Machine Brewing

Bitter and piney beers are in style this weekend and I’m here for all of it! Simple Machine’s new release combines Simcoe, Mosaic and Citra hops to create a 75 IBU west coast IPA, available now at the taproom location in North Phoenix. Pairs well with a hophead palate.

Circuitous Double IPA from Pueblo Vida Brewing

Sometimes the journey to a better beer is further than you think. That’s what defines the word circuitous and why we recommend seeking out this new DIPA from Tucson’s Pueblo Vida Brewery. The good news for those who don’t want to make the drive down south, this beer was available in the Phoenix area at Arcadia Premium, according to its social media post earlier this week. Pairs well with exploring a longer route than normal.

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