Posted By Visit Mesa Team
April 06, 2021
Don't Worry, Beer Happy!
Craft beer continues to grow in popularity, so much so that travelers will seek out a local brew while visiting new destinations. Mesa is home to some fantastic micro-breweries, each with their own unique tastes and environment. Make a stop and quench your thirst at these breweries when you Visit Mesa!
12 West Brewing Tap Room & Restaurant's mantra “crafted for the community,” holds true as they make excellent use of local ingredients, from blood oranges picked from trees at Agritopia and a blend for their coffee stout from Spirit Mountain Coffee in Mesa. 12 West Brewing in Mesa aims to provide guests with a new concept that combines a taproom, cocktail bar, full kitchen, and takeout service, which includes beer, wine, spirits, and food in one location on Main Street in Mesa.
OHSO Brewery + Distillery is now serving travelers at Mesa Gateway Airport! OHSO is well known throughout the valley for their unique brews and chill atmosphere. But beer isn't the only thing they do well! Their menu is off the charts, and pairs well with their craft beers. Make sure to head over to gates 7/8 to enjoy!
You have to make a stop at Beer Research Institute not only for their delicious brews, but also to check out the unique names they’ve been given. I mean, who doesn’t want to ask their waiter for a Top Secret Battle Monkey, Mjango Unchained, or Fire Squirrel? This Mesa brewery was formed after years of home brewing ‘beer research’ and has now turned into a popular local gathering place. Great news! B.R.I. is opening an Arcade and Taproom in Downtown Mesa in 2021!
Located in Downtown Mesa, Desert Eagle Brewing Company was one of the city’s first owned and operated micro-breweries. IPA’s are all the rage these days, however you can find many more options on tap here. Enjoy a Dunkel, Wheat, Porter, and more while listening to live music or partaking in their open mic nights. Even if you're not near Main Street, you can enjoy Desert Eagle at their East Mesa location near Falcon Field.
Located next to Mesa Gateway airport, Barrio Brewing is a great first stop when you arrive in Mesa! Watch the planes take off while you're sipping on some local brews on their huge outdoor patio! Make sure to grab a bite from their menu, several of their items are made with their own beers- like the reuben sandwich and spinach artichoke dip!
As Queen Creek’s first brewery and taproom, Old Ellsworth Brewing is meeting the demand for craft beer in the far East Valley. Home brewers and friends Brian McKean and Ryan Bostrom offer a changing rotation of brews like bocks, barley wines and farmhouse ales that go beyond the ever-popular IPA. Complimenting the beers is a deep pub menu that is known for its wings and poutine.
Main Street is also home to Oro Brewing Company. Their taproom and brewhouse are separated by a large glass door and window providing you with a peek at the brewing process right from your table. Stop by for a refreshing pint whenever you're exploring Downtown Mesa!
Cider Corps is the first cidery in Arizona, offering a unique menu of cider flavors that changes every season. You'll love the easy-going atmosphere and want to learn more about the heartwarming story behind this business. Make sure to grab a cider slushie- a delicious way to beat the heat!
Pedal Haus Brewery is planning on opening a large biergarten-style location in downtown Mesa with an indoor-outdoor bar, a 6,000-square-foot dog-friendly patio, fire pits, and stage for live music! Keep an eye out for this brand new concept in late 2021!