Visited after work on a Thursday. Two buildings with a big parking lot in front of the newer building (which is the Production brewery). Set back, and to the left is the older building which houses the pub and original brew kit. As you enter the pub, there is a small bar ahead, and booth seating spread across a couple of rooms. Selection is 6 cask house beers, 16 house drafts. Beers are available as pints, 4 beer sampler (6 oz) and I asked for a half pint and received a 9 oz pour. Service was friendly, and the crowd was regulars who all really seemed to enjoy each others company. Would be a fun local, though the two beers I had didn’t really stand out too much.
70 = ★★½ (Locals should check it out, visitors with extended time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
Small little place with limited parking and fairly limited seating in the main room, though there is a secondary room for overflow it seems. Lots of beers on tap with a few more adventurous ones and some cask experimentals of their regular beers with shit in them. Beers available in flights of 4 for $8. The excellent imperial stout is worth the stop by itself; and their BA version of it was also available and excellent. Friendly, quick service. One of the better breweries in town. Recommended.
A short 5 min walk here from public transport (Metro from central or 7 bus from 7th). Coming from the east I found the long glass fronted brewery building looking deserted and nearly went home until i realised there was a separate brick building next door to the west which was open and busy. Phew ! Great selection of casks beers and started with Imperial IPA which was spot on. Followed on with the traditional porter before finishing with the legendary Imperial Stout which really hit the spot. The bar was small, but there were other places around the place that could accommodate many more people. The locals and bar staff were very friendly. Smaller selectin of beer than other places but all I had were very good. Another recommended spot to seek out.
My first stop after arriving in Phoenix. Sun Up is an interesting place, with a brepub located adjacent to their production facility. Brewpub has its own parking lot, as does the production brewery. Its not large, but was not crowded at lunchtime on Saturday either. Super friendly waitstaff. I sat at a table so I could break out the computer (free wifi is provided) and ordered a sample tray (you pick; four 6 oz samples). Beers ranged in quality. White Russian is god tier, the rest are naturally below that. All in all a good and relaxing experience. Did not try the food.
Smaller neighborhood brewpub kinda place. Comfortable. Some nice artwork inside and out. Enough choices on the food menu. Food was pretty good. Basics on tap. In addition there were 2 seasonals and a cask offering. Prices about the usual, if a little high. Beers were good. I would come back again. Update: I have been back a few times. Each time the tap list was bigger and more varied. They do a good job consistently offering something new and interesting.
Stopped in here with a buddy on a Friday afternoon shortly after opening. It was pretty slow. The inside has a lighter-colored lacquered wood interior. A round bar is in the center, with some tables around the room and a side room. The brewing operation is mostly in a separate building, from the looks of it. We didn’t eat but there is a food menu. There were 9 taps, with 6 basics, 2 rotators, and a root beer. The basics couldn’t be more...basic. Just so-so takes on the most basic styles. Only one seasonal was on while we were there, and it was also mediocre. The bartender was nice. Just a very average place all-around.
I enjoyed my visit. Food and service were good. As were all their beers they had on, which luckily I managed to try thanks to them doing half pints! Beers of several styles all good examples. I was amazed how good the cask conditioned beer was too, served chilled, not warm or freezing!
Aurelius (161) Tallahassee, Florida | July 10, 2013| Updated June 10, 2014
Great little brewpub. The food is killer southwestern - I had the chicken enchiladas verdes and it was better than anytthing similar that I’ve had. Quick walk from the light rail station down Camelback. Service was very friendly and helpful. About 8 beers of their own brewing. Didn’t look at the bottles menu. Friendly bar, though small. Homey, small restaurant space. This is what brewpubs are all about. A recommended stop, especially if you’re in central Phoenix.