City Guide to a West Valley Beer Crawl

Editorial StaffNovember 8, 2022
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In a sea of beige homes and strip malls, where chains are king, a small but mighty craft scene is thriving.

8-Bit Aleworks Photo by Danny Upshaw
8-Bit Aleworks Photo by Danny Upshaw

State 48 Funk House
The Surprise-founded brewery has outposts across the Valley. Funk House produces its barrel-aged and higher-ABV beers. It also brings the party with bowling, billiards and easy access to State Farm Stadium.
6770 N. Sunrise Blvd., Glendale

Saddle Mountain Brewing Co.
Opening in 2014, Saddle Mountain whetted the regional appetite for craft beer and has amassed GABF awards aplenty. Don’t miss its first fruited sour, Nuclear Sour Plant.
15651 W. Roosevelt St., Goodyear

8-Bit Aleworks
Reverence and nostalgia for all things gaming are on display in Avondale’s first and only brewhouse. Take your pick of flagship, seasonal and small-batch “betas,” all with on-the-nose names like Hopsassin’s Creed.
1050 N. Fairway Dr., Avondale


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