Arizona Breweries & Beers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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