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May 2017

We Named Some Beers!

We've mostly just called beers what they are until now. We brew an IPA and we call it IPA. We brew an imperial stout and we call it imperial stout. Naming doesn't come naturally to us, so the time and effort that we would've had to have put into names went into the product. Even the [...]

April 2017

Our New Extreme Hoppy And Sour Beers

We decided to take a different and far more extreme approach to the new beers we have going out to accounts next week. We're taking things to a whole new level. The first beer we've changed up significantly is our new dry-hopped sour. We're still trying to come up with a name to distinguish it [...]

Two Huge Steps Toward Unfettered Barrel Insanity

Our Barrel Society got exactly the sort of response we'd hoped it would, and the way we did it ($200, $325, or $400 for 12, 24, or 30 killer barrel beers over the course of the year) is sure to result in high expectations. However, we're committed not just to exceeding those expectations, but blowing them [...]

January 2017

Grand Opening – February 19, 2017

We've finally set a grand opening date, and it's February 19, 2017 - put it in your calendars! What better way to end Arizona Beer Week than by savoring a hazy, juicy IPA while enjoying this view? Or maybe this view? This might be the best view of all from the brewery: After over a [...]

December 2016

So Close…

The plastic barrier between the tap room and the brewery is finally down: Those Rototap faucets in the foreground should go under the bar sometime today - eight of 'em. The floor is already painted, and plumbing and electrical are all done back there. The final touches to the pony wall should happen today too. You might [...]

November 2016

Brewer’s Blog: Hazy Hoppy Beers

Normally I like to update my blog posts as I'm brewing new beers. Unfortunately, I'm still getting the flow of brewing on a new system and as a result, I haven't figured out how to schedule my down time on brew days to allow for blog updates. I'm going to try to get caught up [...]

The Michelada

Meet our blonde ale: It's so crystal clear you can read the newspaper through it when it's in brown glass: We affectionally call it "la guera," and it isn't an easy beer to make. There's no room to hide a problem, as every little part of the beer is exposed. Not to brag, but we nailed it. [...]

October 2016

Meet Our Brewer Weedy

I was psyched when we locked in the perfect building for the brewery. Our contractor has killed it with the build thus far. I was particularly thrilled when our beautiful equipment arrived, and now that we're on the verge of brewing, I couldn't be happier with how the brewery is shaping up, irritating delays notwithstanding. None [...]

September 2016

Equipment!

The truck that was supposed to arrive at 10am and the one that was supposed to arrive at noon were both sitting at the brewery when Bob, the general contractor, went to the brewery around 7am. Considering that it was dusk by the time we ended up calling it a day, an earlier-than-expected morning was [...]

Preparation for Equipment Delivery Day

Things have been moving at a crazy pace. There's been all sorts of plumbing and electrical progress: We even built a giant door for our cooler: And then installed said door: Here it is with a water bottle to show scale: Did I mention it was enormous? We laid slab and placed our boiler, chiller, [...]