Whenever we visit a new place, we look for entertainment, culture, beautiful landscapes, and an amazing culinary experience. We don’t know about the rest, but Scottsdale will never disappoint you when it comes to food and beer.
Some of the best breweries in Scottsdale include Fate Brewing, Four Peaks Brewing Company, Front Pourch Brewing, and State 43 Lager House. You will find a wide variety of craft beers and delicious food to accompany it.
Check out our list of the top breweries in Scottsdale, AZ.
Goldwater Brewing Co. was initially launched due to the passion, experience, and skill Greg brought to the table. Later on, his sons, Chad and Dillon, and Jimmy joined forces and their unique talents, such as commercial brewing experience, marketing and branding, and restaurant management knowledge, respectively, to restore the craft beer scene in Arizona. Now they have two taprooms and distribute to over 100+ restaurants and bars.
We recommend their Hop Chowda IPA. It has nice floral notes where orange and tangerine are prominent. The taste is similar and has an added touch of malt, flaked oats, and wheat.
Steve McFate built the Fate Brewing Company in 2012 to be the place where the community can gather to celebrate special events. What started from a small brewhouse turned into a 15-barrel system and a larger location. The brewery brews beers in small batches and rotates them to ensure they are fresh. It also has an extensive food menu to pair up with fantastic drinks.
Try its Candy Bar Milk Stout. It’s sweet and smells like chocolate-covered nuts and hints of vanilla, and the taste is similar.
If you are looking for a unique venue for your next event, we suggest the OHSO Brewery and Distillery. It serves great food with local craft beer and spirits and has ample space to host parties and events. It is a family and dog-friendly hot spot where you can try the 40+ beers on tap and house cocktails with finger-licking food.
Try its American-style ale, the 89Ale. It is a malt-forward beer with a rustic and earthy profile with notes of caramel and toffee. Pair it up with their Hawaiian-style pork tuna, called Tuna Stack.
State 48 Lager House
The State 48 Lager House has multiple locations situated across Arizona. The largest brewing system in Scottsdale, Az, has a 20 barrel-system and 1140-barrel fermenters. The brewhouse also has a full-service restaurant, a huge dining patio, and a second-level patio with breathtaking views. You can also enjoy brewery tours at all hours.
Try their Blood Orange Belgian Blonde, which is loaded with blood orange and has a native citrus flavor. Pair it up with their Reuben. It has the perfect ratio of sauce and meat and is delicious.
Breweries Near Scottsdale
If Tempe doesn’t have what you are looking for, here are a few breweries near Scottsdale that are worth checking out:
Wren House Brewing Company
The Wren House Brewing Company was created by rebuilding an old guest house into a cozy taproom. The character and age of the place give the brewery its unique vibe and ensure that simply the power of craft beer is enough to gather people here.
Try their Spellbinder IPA. It is brewed with wheat and gallons of oat milk. It is triple dry-hopped during fermentation and has a huge amount of Citra and Mosaic lupulin powder that gives it its characteristic taste and smell.
Four Peaks Brewing Company
A mutual passion for brewing, dumb luck, and undying ambition created Four Peaks Brewing Company. The owners wanted to create a brewhouse with a neighborhood pub mentality, and they did exactly that. They offer multiple beer options, such as Scottish ale, stout, and IPA, and brew them with unique techniques and craftsmanship.
Try the beer that started it all. The Kilt Lifter Scottish-style ale is an award-winning flagship brew with pronounced caramel and barley flavors. Dry clean finish with a hint of smokiness and sweetness.
Front Pourch Brewing
Front Pourch Brewery wants to share the authentic craft beer tradition. Catering to the deep porches of Deer Valley, Cave Creek, and 101 Freeway, the brewery offers good company, good beer, and good times. They have tons of beer options, from stouts, and IPAs, to ales.
Its It Ain’t Space Science IPA is a local favorite among many. It is a double hazy IPA with citrus and tropical flavors with a hint of balanced malt. Pair it with the local food truck delicacies and make the experience unforgettable.
Helton Brewing Company
Brain Helton, the owner of Helton Brewing Company, has won numerous World Cup Beer Awards and has been in the industry for 23 years. He wants to support his community and create a cozy space with an inviting atmosphere. The goal is to create high-quality beer and educate locals on how to be better beer drinkers.
From sours to IPA to stouts to ales, they have it all. The best is its Northeast IPA. It is brewed with wheat and barley and has a cloudy appearance. It has an intense citrus aroma and tastes like orange and strawberry.