Craft Beer Oasis

Gilbert’s Flavorful Brewscape

Gilbert, Arizona, while known for its family-friendly charm, has now emerged as a craft beer hoppy haven—a place where hops and camaraderie flow freely. Whether you’re a seasoned beer enthusiast or a curious newcomer, our town’s breweries beckon with unique flavors, community spirit, and a dash of Arizona magic.

Arizona Wilderness Brewing: Sip the Soul of the Southwest

Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company is more than a brewery; it’s a love letter to the state. Redefining the concept of local sourcing, Arizona Wilderness shows their passion for harvesting and experimenting with unique local ingredients, by seeking out the most distinctive and extraordinary components Arizona has to offer.

The array of brews at Arizona Wilderness Brewing is truly awe-inspiring as many of these beers are one-of-a-kind, crafted using local seasonal malts, wheats, and adjuncts sourced from different regions of the state with each sip telling a tale of the Arizona wilderness, encapsulating the essence of the land and the people who call it home. 

O.H.S.O Brewery and Distillery: Where Good Times Flow

Boasting an extensive selection of over 40 beers on tap, as well as signature cocktails and exquisite wines, it has blossomed into a thriving social hub. 

Situated in the heart of Downtown Gilbert, this establishment proudly showcases the most coveted patio in town. Envision yourself surrounded by lush greenery, unwinding on cozy picnic blankets, and reveling in the warm embrace of the Arizona sunshine at The Park at O.H.S.O. This expansive outdoor haven exudes the charm of a delightful backyard gathering, complete with a fully stocked bar to quench your thirst and friendly competition with lawn games, cornhole, and beloved classic arcade favorites.

State 48 Taproom: A Flavorful Journey

Nestled within the vibrant San Tan Mall, State 48 Brewery stands as a testament to Arizona’s rich brewing heritage. With locations spanning Surprise, Glendale, Scottsdale, downtown Phoenix, and north Phoenix, each branch celebrates a unique style, paying homage to Arizona’s status as the 48th state admitted to the Union. At State 48, beer isn’t just a beverage—it’s an expression of the desert’s soul. 

The names of their beers evoke the spirit of Arizona’s rugged landscapes. Imagine sipping a Lost Dutchman Golden Ale, inspired by the legendary Superstition Mountains. Or perhaps a Van Buren Blonde, paying homage to the historic thoroughfare that winds through Phoenix. 

12 West Brewing: Where Creativity Flows

In the spring of 2016, two brewing visionaries—Bryan McCormick and Noel Garcia—found their paths converging in a twist of fate that wove their destinies together. Little did they know that this chance encounter would ignite a brewing revolution.

Like alchemists, they blended malt, hops, and dreams, allowing them to experiment freely, making each batch a canvas for creativity. Family friendly for all, including our furry companions thanks to the dog-friendly patio, 12 West offers 12 taps brimming with fresh, creative craft beer, ensuring a taste for every palate. Indecisive? Embark on a journey with a flight of four 5oz pours tailored to your liking. Craving a bite? Fear not, for Fire and Brimstone are just a stone's throw away, prepared to serve their legendary pizza directly to your table, or indulge in a scoop (or more) from Cream of the Crop ice cream shop, completing the perfect escapade for the entire family to relish.

Desert Monks Brewing Co.: A Monastic Dedication

Since its inception in 2018, Desert Monks Brewing Co. has brewed over 70 different beers each year, and they show no signs of slowing down. The team comprises a rich tapestry of backgrounds, with a US Military Veteran, a woman, and three individuals of Mexican heritage at the helm. Interestingly, four of the partners also work at Intel Corp, while the fifth is a full-time Valley-area Realtor. This collaboration of talents brings a dynamic and innovative touch to their creations. But what sets Desert Monks Brewing Co. apart is their ability to transcend the ordinary. Drawing inspiration from global flavors and the rugged beauty of the desert, they elevate brewing to an art form. 

Like skilled architects of flavor, the team at Desert Monks Brewing Co. has meticulously crafted a menu that combines innovation with tradition. Their taproom serves as a cozy refuge, where conversations flow freely, and stories are shared over flights of their distinctive brews. And don't worry about leaving your furry friend behind – the patio welcomes wagging tails and offers plenty of belly rubs. It's the perfect spot to unwind, disconnect, and challenge friends to a game of Jenga or Settlers of Catan.

Uncle Bear’s Brewery: Cheers to Bear

Uncle Bear’s Brewery is a local gem that boasts not only exceptional libations but also a vibrant atmosphere that caters to both families and beer aficionados alike.

The brewery’s name pays homage to a beloved Lab mix named Bear, and just like its namesake, Uncle Bear exudes warmth and friendliness. Families are welcomed with open arms, and even four-legged companions have their own special menu. Yes, you read that right—puppy menu! And the Gilbert location defies convention. It’s not your typical brewpub—it’s a playground for folks of all ages with pinball games and a nostalgic collection of classic video games.

Raise Your Glass to Gilbert

In the vibrant craft beer scene of Gilbert, it's not just about the brews; it's about the spirit of community and the enchanting landscape that surrounds it. 

Location Details:

  • Arizona Wilderness Brewing: 721 N Arizona Avenue, Gilbert, AZ 85233

  • O.H.S.O. Brewery & Distillery: 335 N Gilbert Road, Gilbert, AZ 85234

  • State 48 Tap House: 2218 East Williams Field Road, Gilbert, AZ 85295

  • 12 West Brewing Company: 3000 E Ray Road, Gilbert, AZ 85296

  • Desert Monks Brewing Co.: 1094 S Gilbert Road, Gilbert, AZ 85296

  • Uncle Bear’s Brewery: 612 E Germann Road, Gilbert, AZ 85297

Fun Fact: Did you know that April 7th is National Beer Day? It's the perfect opportunity to dive into the vibrant array of beers our city has to offer. From classic lagers to heartwarming stouts, from golden ales to inventive brews made with locally grown ingredients, there's a beer out there waiting for you to discover it! So whether you're out exploring the local breweries or simply enjoying a cold one in the comfort of your own home, raise a glass and make a toast to our marvelous world of craft beer. Cheers

Did you know that April 7th is National Beer Day? It's the perfect opportunity to dive into the vibrant array of beers our city has to offer.

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