This wasn’t always a building of brew. Many moons ago this was a creamery: Pacific Creamery, and later Borden Creamery. So a lot of cows called this place home at one time. But since cows are bad at paying rent, they were given their eviction notices and kicked to the curb. Not by us, mind you…we love our bovine brethren.
The building was originally constructed in 1892. It’s gone through some additions over the years, but its Mission Revival style has remained the same. The brewery is built almost entirely of red brick, with wooden ceilings and a glass clerestory reaching as high as 35 feet, supported by steel suspension. So, all in all, it’s a pretty cool place to hang out and enjoy a cold brew.
Hop Knot® IPA
American malt and American hops crafted with a bold, pioneering American spirit. Hop Knot gets its name from weaving five different hops introduced at seven separate intervals during the brewing process, including our cavernous hop-back – which gets so stuffed with whole leaf hops, we feel genuine guilt for its excess. Hop Knot is the color of a golden ale, but carries the bitterness of a fine pale ale and the hop aroma of an IPA.
|Beer Style||American-Style IPA|
|Flavor||Fresh Hop, Mild Malt|
|Aroma||Lots of Hops, Citrus, Pine Tree|
|Malts||Two-row, Caramel 20L, Special Pale|
|Hops||Cascade, Glacier, Magnum, Liberty, Simcoe|
|Food Pairing||Spicy Dishes; Adovada, Curry, Pork Green Chili|
|Cheese Pairing||Goudas and Cheddars, Some Herbed|
A light fruit beer with strong peach aroma, but not an overpowering peach flavor – great on a warm day. We chose peach because, believe it or not, peaches can thrive in Arizona and the flavor is very compatible with beer. Our peach ale has a subtle sweet flavor and aroma, while maintaining a light body and color.
|Beer Style||Golden Ale with Fruit|
|Flavor||Malty sweet, fresh peaches|
|Malts||Two-row, Cara-pils, White Wheat|
|Hops||Magnum, but not a lot|
|Food Pairing||Light fare; fruit tarts, salads, desserts|
|Cheese Pairing||Mild cheeses; ricotta, queso fresco|
Kilt Lifter® SCOTTISH-STYLE ALE
Kilt Lifter® is our award-winning flagship brew, crafted in the tradition and honor of the great strong ales of Scotland. Take one sip and you’ll swear it had been brewed by men in kilts, and maybe it was… It is a full-bodied ale with strong caramel and roasted barley flavors. Notice its amber color, malty sweetness and a hint of smokiness with a clean, dry finish – a true Scottish Ale. A six-time GABF medal winner!
|Beer Style||Scottish-Style Ale|
|Flavor||Malty Sweet, with Toasted, Smokey Notes|
|Aroma||Sweet Malt, Caramel, Toffee|
|Malts||Two-row, Caramel 80L, Carapills, Roasted Barley|
|Food Pairing||BBQ, Smoked Meats, Wild Game, Duck|
|Cheese Pairing||Jarlsberg, Edam, Gruyere, Manchego|