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Beer Available At Papago Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
SanTan Rail Slide 46, Bells Wheat Love Ale 96, Odell Mountain Standard Double Black IPA 99, Firestone Walker 17 (XVII Seventeenth Anniversary Ale) 99, Prescott Liquid Amber 30, Prescott Ponderosa IPA 91, Four Peaks Arizona Peach 42, Mikkeller Yeast Series 2.0: Brettanomyces Lambicus 89, Sun Up Double Galactic IPA , Deschutes Black Butte XXV 99, Papago Coconut Joe 96, Coronado 17th Anniversary IIPA 97, Deschutes Chasiní Freshies 2013 - Amarillo 95, Sierra Nevada DevESTATEtion 96, New Belgium Hop Kitchen - Fresh Hop 81, Odell Hand Picked IPA , 3 Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek 100, Pilsner Urquell Nefiltrovanż 100, Funkwerks Māori King/Tropic King 96, Marin Old Dipsea Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine 100
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KUEric (111) 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 (299) 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.
bigbeersrule (31) | October 12, 2004| Updated May 19, 2006
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
This is in rebuttal to Rella. Dude, you probably were drunk off of your ass. Papago doesnít serve coffee. Papago is a great place, probably the best place to drink beer west of the Missisippi. If you were a drunken asshole though, you should be expected to be treated as one.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | August 19, 2004
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
This is just the kind of world-class beer bar I would like to have in my city. Great local tap selection, excellent bottle selection, which you can buy for take out by the way, and a superb neighbourly feel. A Must Stop if you are in the Phoenix region for sure. Or Arizona for that matter.
unclebleen (17) California | April 20, 2004| Updated April 22, 2004
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
You know you are in for a treat when upon opening the door to this pub, you are greeted by a 7-foot tall monk statue, which beckons you to come in a have a pint, like a siren of the beer persuasion. After you walk past the monk, you cannot help but notice the glowing beer cases that take up about 20 feet of wall space in the rear of the pub. I spent at least 15 minutes admiring the selection of Belgium beers and West coast micros. I knew Iíd be taking a few brews home from the wonderful selection. I finally took a seat in front of the bar and a server/bartender quickly greeted us. I had little time to scan the draft list so I ordered a hometown favorite (Alesmithís Old Numbskull) to start for two reasonsÖone to see the glassware in which they served the beer and another because Iíve never had the beer on draft. In under a minute after ordering, I was served the Numbskull in a beautiful fluteÖwhat a thing of beauty. As I scanned the draft list, I started to realize just how great of a selection they had, including offerings from Bear Republic, Stone, Alesmith, and many Southwestern beers. We also ordered some food, which tasted better than average pub fare. On top of everything else, this bar had the best music selection Iíve heard in any establishment. I finished the night by buying seven beers from the case that I canít find in San Diego.
Brodie (21) Blowing Rock, North Carolina | February 23, 2004
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Without a doubt, the best bar/pub in Arizona. 32 taps all have great beer on them and are rotated about weekly - including the likes of Stone, Alesmith, Hair of the Dog, and a variety of German beers otherwise impossible to get. One of the place's slogans is 'No Crap On Tap'. Great selection of bottles as well, which you can order in the bar or get to go. Staff is knowledgeable, and the food is decent. My only gripe is that it can get smokey in there, especially on weekends. If your in AZ, Papago is a must!
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