Arizona Breweries & Beers

Sip your way through the state and the summer (with proof of age):

PHOENIX
SunUp Brewing Co.

Within cozy brick walls, enjoy a frosty IPA or vanilla porter alongside amber-battered calamari and Sonoran salad. • 322 E. Camelback Rd., 602.279.8909

SCOTTSDALE
Papago Brewing

Relax in this cabin-like tasting room that rotates out 30 beers daily to sport-watching, board game-playing patrons. • Papago Plaza, 7107 E. McDowell Rd., 480.425.7439

EAST VALLEY—TEMPE
Four Peaks Brewing

Sip an Arizona Peach Ale or Kilt Lifter on the patio, people-watch from the wraparound bar, or snack on such menu items as beer bread, pizza and pasta. • 1340 E. 8th St., 480.303.9967

EAST VALLEY—CHANDLER
SanTan Brewing Company

Specialty beers, a weekly cask-conditioned ale, and Southwestern menu are the norm at this crafty joint, but don’t be surprised to find live music, beer dinners, movie nights and tastings, too. • 8 S. San Marcos Pl., 480.917.8700

WEST VALLEY—GLENDALE
Rock Bottom Brewery

It may not be an Arizona-brand-only spot, but brewed-on-premises beers, as well as a casual food menu, attract quite the local crowd. • 7640 W. Bell Rd., 623.878.8822

NORTHERN AZ—SEDONA
Oak Creek Brewing Company

Sedona’s only microbrewery has crafted seasonal brews since 1995; sip one after hiking or biking in the area. • 2050 Yavapai Dr., 928.204.1300; grill: Tlaquepaque, 336 Hwy. 179, 928.282.3300

NORTHERN AZ—FLAGSTAFF
Lumberyard Brewing Co.

A laid-back crowd pairs beers from raspberry to hefeweizen with wings, deli sandwiches and chili. • 5 S. San Francisco St., 928.779.2739

SOUTHERN AZ—TUCSON
Nimbus Brewing Company

More than 45,000 kegs are produced per year at Arizona’s largest brewery, which uses Tucson’s groundwater—said to be similar to the water used in English breweries—to craft a range of blondes and stouts. • 3850 E. 44th St., 520.745.9175; bistro: 6464 E. Tanque Verde Rd., 520.269.6309