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Beer Available At Papago Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Humboldt 500 BC 94, Hermitage Ryetopia , Wanderlust Shakedown Baltic Porter , Xbeeriment Copper Snow 93, HeBrew Jewbelation Reborn 96, Dogfish Head Piercing Pils 83, Bells Smoked Lager , Firestone Walker Pale 31 93, Odell Fernet-Aged Porter 93, Destihl Antiquity Rye Wine 90, SanTan Rail Slide 46, Bells Wheat Love Ale 96, Odell Mountain Standard Double Black IPA 99, Firestone Walker 17 (XVII Seventeenth Anniversary Ale) 100, Prescott Liquid Amber 30, Prescott Ponderosa IPA 91, Four Peaks Arizona Peach 40, Mikkeller Yeast Series 2.0: Brettanomyces Lambicus 88, Sun Up Double Galactic IPA , Deschutes Black Butte XXV 99
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bigrond (49) factoryville, Pennsylvania | October 14, 2005| Updated August 17, 2008
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 19/20
great earthy place. Kitchen wasnít open - NO GOOD! but the beer selection is TOP NOTCH - best Iíve seen in a long time! And a big screen tv
Crosling (70) Loveland, Colorado | September 10, 2005
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Iíve been here a few times, and find it to be a lovely bar. About 30 taps, rotating some very impressive brews. For example, Oggiís Hop Juice was on last time I was there. The bottle selection is very nice as well, and the employees are very friendly. I especially like how most of the bartenders are women, rather than men. I seem to get along better with women. I found a few of them very attractive as well. I also really liked the Kris Herteleer painting on the wall.
Aurelius (118) Tallahassee, Florida | August 24, 2005
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Huge selection of bottle beers. Nice selection of regional taps. Beer savvy waitresses. They donít have a sampler, but they will pour you a gratis taste. Cigar selection. Not plush, but a critical stop on the Phoenix tour.
Steib (12) Queen Creek, Arizona | June 24, 2005
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
A regular stop for me every other friday. Tap selection changes every week. They have tastings , good little food selection. Two people in the staff Mel and Jon are probably the best servers. Can be a little hot when its crowded, and noisey, and wish it was bigger, still a great place.
KUEric (117) Washington, Washington DC | June 4, 2005| Updated August 11, 2005
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
Went at opening on Friday, 2pm ... so it was very empty.
Service was friendly enough, I was with family just had to go before I left town.
Ordered pizza and I was amazed by how awesome the pizza is. While the menu may not be extensive (pizzas, salads, sandwices) and they donít even have a soda machine (sodas came in bottles and beer mugs), the place is there for the beer.
They had roughly 30 beers on tap including 5 or so of their own stuff, and some of the best beers you will ever find on tap. They had Lost Coast, Stone, Bear Rep, AleSmith, etc on tap.
I enjoyed thier Hop Father although it was kind of tart.
A very impressive beer bar.
One knock I do have is the fact that their extensive bottle section is for purchase to take home and there was a bottleopening fee for drinking them there. But you could build your own 6pack and they had some very good/not very common micros and imports.
Terminus (312) Las Cruces, New Mexico | April 18, 2005| Updated May 13, 2005
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
man, this place rocks! at the night i was there, they had all the big papago beers on as well as alesmith ipa, Bear republic hop rod rye, Alesmith SPEEDWAY ON TAP!!!! man, that made my night! very friendly femaile staff that are knoledgeable and also cute as well :) Like the other ratings say, can be smokey at times. the build you own to go section is pretty impressive. One of the top places in the country thats for shure!
bleeng (133) Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas | March 28, 2005| Updated January 12, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
I stop in here about twice/year to sample the taps and bottles. They had a Randallized double IPA and Ale Smith Old Numbskull on cask!
Good beer bar and knowledgeable bar staff. Pizzas are excellent. Great place to have a beer or three.
Bockyhorsey (53) Mesa, Arizona | February 28, 2005
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Large variety on tap and numerous beer coolers which gives a huge variety to pick from and even take some home if you choose to. They also have hard to find beers there. The atmosphere was fun with the monk statutes, the food good and great service. A place you should definitely check out!
TAR (27) Lafayette, Colorado | February 23, 2005
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
The beer mecca in Scottsdale/Phoenix area. Also serves as a homebrew shop. Solid service (although the barlady didnít take kindly to my friendly suggestion of serving the double IPA in a snifter or wide-mouthed glass instead of a pilsner glass). But whatever. Papago often does exciting things. In the winter, they host a strong ale fest. And throughout the year, rarities such as fresh, grivity-dispensed casks of Uerige Sticke show up. They also have a "Randall" and upon my last visit, I enjoyed their Hop Father Double IPA (dry-hopped with Columbus). And there is always one or two on cask. Be warned, as their beers are just as cold as the Hop Leaf in Chicago, so either order two at a time, use your hand to warm it, or use the warm restroom water. They do have tons of quality bottles (particularly Belgians), like Drie Fonteinen and some Duponts. Also a very nice selection of AleSmith, Stone, Lagunitas, Sonoran, etc. Can drink bottle there but they also allow take-out. They also have a nice variety of eclectic tunes on their jukebox which is a plus. Can get a little smoky, but itís usually tolerable. Overall, this place would garner a near-perfect score if they didnít insist on serving their beer so freaking icy.
turbo (5) Arizona | February 10, 2005| Updated July 1, 2005
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Unfortunately the very first thing I noticed as I walked in the door was the awful stale smoke smell that caused an instant flashback of when I used to clean recently vacated apartments for a living. When the flashback subsided the next thing I noticed was the funky, yet funny, life-size statue of a monk clad in a full-length, brown robe standing right inside the door, greeting us with hands folded in prayer. The lighting was low, but appropriate for Arizona summer days when youíre trying to escape the outdoor heat. Everywhere we looked we saw old beer-tap handles adorning shelves and along the knotty pine ceiling beams. There is also a wall full of a variety of wine bottles for purchase. In addition to bar seating there are many tables differing in size and shape. There is a large supply of playing cards and board games sitting nearby if the urge strikes you to start up a game of Racko or Trivia Pursuit while enjoying a beverage or meal. All the beers we ordered were served in appropriate glassware. Since we were there before the kitchen opens I cannot critique the food, but the beer was great. A must-visit for all.
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