1. Wren House Brewing
Central Phoenix

This top-rated brewery known for its delicious IPAs (like the award-winning Spellbinder!) is not only a great beer producer—it also offers a modern, charming taproom that’s perfect for those who want to sip a cold beer outside of a sports bar atmosphere. Want to see where all the magic happens? The brewery also opened a weekends-only patio location at its production facility in Prescott.

2. Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.
Gilbert and Downtown Phoenix

On any given weekend you’ll see Arizona Wilderness’ Brewing Co.’s patios—both of ‘em—packed with beer lovers, and for good reasons. While we love the beer garden-style patio in downtown Phoenix, you can enjoy their brews, which are known for being handcrafted with local ingredients, at either. We recommend pairing their flagship IPA—the Refuge—with an order of their famous hand-cut, duck fat fries.

3. Four Peaks Brewing Company

The first Kilt Lifter was brewed in 1996 and today it’s one of Arizona’s best-known beers. While Four Peaks might have been purchased by Anheuser-Busch in 2015, we still consider the brewery our hometown hero when it comes to crafting a great beer. If you’re still a die-hard Kilt Lifter fan (we are too!), expand your horizons with other favorites like the crisp Hop Knot IPA, or refreshing Peach Ale. Their seasonal brews are a must-try too, like the legendary Pumpkin Porter.

4. Pedal Haus Brewery
Multiple locations

This award-winning brewery is almost as well-known for its expansive patios and vibrant atmosphere as they are their beers. Plus, the eatery proves that there’s more to brewery menus than burgers. At Pedal Haus, there’s something for everyone, from a gluten-free Nashville Hot Chicken sandwich to a vegan cauliflower ‘wings.’ When it comes to beers, the Day Drinker Light Lager is the ultimate crowd pleaser.

5. Huss Brewing Co. Taproom
Tempe and Uptown Phoenix

Huss Brewing has made a huge impact on the state’s beer scene since it first launched in 2013, and today the beer can be found all across Arizona or enjoyed at the two Phoenix-area taprooms. Plus, in 2016 the brewery bought the rights to beloved Papago Brewing Co.’s beer when the brewery closed its doors—so now you can enjoy a Papago Orange Blossom along with an iconic Scottsdale Blonde German-style Kolsch.

6. O.H.S.O.
Multiple locations

While O.H.S.O. might be best-known as a neighborhood hotspot for the Valley’s cutest dogs (or is that just us?), it’s also an incredible brewery and distillery with locations all across the Valley. Our go-to is the best-loved Popcycle Blonde, but you can’t go wrong with one of their seasonal brews, especially when paired with an order of buffalo chicken fries. Like to start your weekend beer drinking early? Trust us and order the Fruity Pebbles French Toast from the brunch menu.