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Thirsty Thursday: Local Summer Brews You Have To Try

by: Amanda Savage

Summer beer in Phoenix is comprised of an assortment of light, fruity, wheat and Belgian-style ales. Cool down with a locally brewed beer this weekend!

Grapefruit Wheat – O.H.S.O. Eatery and Nanobrewery

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from untapped

This fruit-infused hefeweizen is darker than popular hefe  Blue Moon. It’s more amber in appearance, with a heavy body and  tart grapefruit taste. The  5 percent ABV mixed with the refreshing taste of grapefruit, makes it perfect for any summer day.

O.H.S.O. Eatery & Nano Brewery
4900 E. Indian School Rd.
Phoenix
602.955.0358

Table Saison -Fate Brewing Company 

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from fate.com

At only 4.8 percent ABV, this light, summer saison is easy to drink in the harsh Arizona heat. It’s a traditional Belgian style saison made with American hops, which gives it an orange- citrus character.

Fate Brewing
7337 E. Shea Blvd. Ste. 105
Scottsdale
480.994.1275

Cherry Buzz – Sun Up Brewing Co. 

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from untapped

Cherry Buzz is a traditional pale ale brewed with tart Wisconsin cherries and a touch of honey. A bold creation with an ABV of 4.65 percent .

Sun Up Brewery
322 East Camelback Road
Phoenix
602.279.8909

Neurotic – North Mountain Brewing Company

from northmountainbrewing.com

from northmountainbrewing.com

“sometimes you like it, then you don’t”- this Belgian-style ale is made with a Belgian malt. It’s light with a very clean taste. The color glows a sunny yellow with with darker hues of red – like a sunset. It’s a flavorful beer that’s made to sip, with an ABV at 10.4 percent.

North Mountain Brewery
522 E. Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix
602.861.5999

Mr. Pineapple – San Tan Brewing

from thebrewbros.com

from thebrewbros.com

This pineapple wheat beer is described as having a hazy straw gold color. It’s a tropical spin on the classic fruit-infused hefe, and an easy drink at only 5 percent ABV.  Mr. Pineapple is the winner of a  2011 Great American Beer Festival silver medal, the nation’s most influential beer competition.

San Tan Brewing
8 S. San Marcos Place
Chandler
480.917.8700

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