Breweries in Mesa, AZ

Mesa, Arizona's micro-breweries are blossoming with local craft beer.

Don't miss the newest offering in Downtown Mesa at Desert Eagle Brewery where micro-brewing is an artform; giving the local brewery scene something to talk about. Visit the 4,000-square-foot tasting room to test out their latest brews that range in profiles from pilsners and IPAs to a hearty stout. Or visit Sloan Park's (formerly Cubs Park) new neighbor, The Brass Tap, with over 300 beers stocked, 60 of which are on tap. They have a beer for just about every taste, local to imports; all of them pair well with their signature Samuel Adams Beer Cheese Dip.

Mesa natives, Matt and Greg, were intent on taking their home brewing “research” to the masses and they hit the spot when they opened B.R.I. brew pub this past year. Short for Beer Research Institute, B.R.I. is craft brewery with a focus on crisp, Belgian-style ales that are hop forward and aggressive. Matching their unique brews (be sure to ask for the Peach Lolly and tell them Visit Mesa sent you), diners will find a menu tailored to their brews including Southern BBQ right from the Pork Shop in nearby Queen Creek. Other standouts include their taco plates and the popular green chili mac-n-cheese (afterall, this is the Southwest). Kick it up a notch and order a side of ‘meat candy’, where the chef offers bacon addicts a unique nosh adding sriracha to their candied bacon recipe. Always keeping it real, the owners feature local farmers and their seasonal fruit in their brews including hometown fave Schnepf Farms.

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