What you’re drinking: Koffee Kolsch
The hole-in-the-wall location off of Mineral Ave looks more like a boring office space than one of the best breweries in Tempe. Huss has a cult-like following, and it’s the alternative to the big brew dogs in town. But that doesn’t mean the beer doesn’t stand up to them. With Chicago roots, Huss has a beer named after the ivy at Wrigley Field: Magic in the Ivy (you can try it at spring training games at Sloan Park in Mesa). And after a dispute with the city of Scottsdale, when the city wouldn’t allow it to open, it introduced what’s now its best seller, Scottsdale Blonde (Scottsdale and Huss are friends now). Funny thing is, it’s not even a blonde; it’s a German-style kolsch. Another notable kolsch, the Koffee Kolsch is the true winner here. The once-seasonal brew is now in the year-round lineup. If you love coffee and you love beer, this will be your new favorite. Huss also brews Papago’s beer, and every Sunday you can do yoga in the brewery.