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Craft Brew Establishments
 
7107 East McDowell Road
Scottsdale AZ 85257
Ph 480.425.7439
They have about 30 revolving taps (no crap on tap). The staff is knowledgeable and all beers are served in proper glassware. There is an excellent selection of bottles in the fridge for carry-out. Ron or staff can help you pick out any beers you may want to smuggle back to MN. Basic bar food is the menu (good pizza), but the kitchen closes early.
 
322 E. Camelback Road
Phoenix, 85012
Ph 602.279.8909
Excellent food, Uwe has opened the brewhouse. The best food and beer in a calm atmosphere. Don't be rowdy - the place is usually full of cops, mayors, and former governors.
 
Rio Salado Brewing (Tempe)
1520 West Mineral Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85283
Phone 602.755.1590
Good food and good beers

Sonoran Brewing
It's a travel up to northern Scottsdale but may be worth it, Scott also brews the Papago beers. If you wear a tie, it will be cut off. Great steaks and beer with cowboy theme, very touristy (the beer was worth it for us to commission our pub crawl up there every summer).

BJ's Brewery
Caution: this is a chain and it's attached to a mall. Excellent food and good beer, don't bother with the other locations in the valley, they make the beer here. Waitstaff is ignorant of beer, they have seasonal beers, but waitstaff may not know what they are or they'll get the name wrong. Ask for Doc (brewmaster) and he WILL steer you right. The food can make up for some of the waitstaff's lack of beer knowledge.

Four Peaks
Good food and beers.

Liquor Stores


Papago Brewing - Scottsdale
7107 East McDowell Road
Scottsdale AZ 85257
Ph 480.425.7439


Sun Devil Liquors - Eastern Mesa (Mormonville)
235 N Country Club Dr
Mesa, AZ 85201-6539
Phone: (480) 834-5050

Tops Liquors - Tempe (Near campus)
403 W University Dr # 104
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 967-5643