Simple Machine Brewing Co. Archives

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Are you familiar with the humorous autumn adage “It’s decorative gourd season, motherf*&%ers”? In Arizona, we have our own version of the saying, in which the “decorative gourd” is simply replaced by “prickly pear.” Fighting past the cactus fruit’s famously nettlesome needles, food-oriented folk love turning the fruit’s viscous pulp into jellies, cocktail additives and – in the case of this collaboration between Simple Machine Brewing Co. and the Tap That AZ podcast – a...

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Beer and ramen? We like the sound of that. Such are the dual passions of multi-versed culinarian Tyler Smith, who hopes to open the Kitsune Brewing Co. and Ramen Shop in Cave Creek later this year. In the meantime, Smith has joined forces with Simple Machine Brewing Co. in North Phoenix to can his first generation of brews, becoming Arizona’s first African American commercial brewer in the process. (Know the cans by the elegantly spare,...

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Even with our six-month summers, Valley beer fans don’t need much prompting when it comes to flipping the fall-brew switch. Give us one sub-90-degree day, and we’ll drink whatever exotically spiced Christmas ale you stick in front of us. Still, if you want something to ease the transition, this roasty yet refreshing red from Simple Machine Brewing Co. in Phoenix will do quite nicely. With its malty, caramel-forward backbone, it’s a throwback beer to be...

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