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Sleepy Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

20 Ratings
Ratings: 20
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 19.18%
Active Beers: 19
Beer Ratings: 190
Beer Avg: 3.51
Taps: 15
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1920 E University Dr
Tempe, Arizona, 85281-4608
United States
phone: (480) 967-5476

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @sleepydogbeer

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(Place added by: bigbelcher on 11-27-2009)
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4.44/5  rDev +21.6%

Cool place to go chill, the beer selection is great and everything I tired was some of the best in AZ. A robust selection of variety for ABV levels and tastes, the Red was exceptional and the Belgians were awesome! Certainty worth a trip to just stop and have a couple before heading to your next destination.

DRTBrewster, Aug 12, 2013
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2.81/5  rDev -23%

This is a small tap room. The setup is a 10 bbl system and is located behind the bar. The fermenters appeard to be jacketed. There is no kitchen in the establishment, but they do have food from outside vendors. When we were there there was a guy making wood fired pizza outside and it was pretty darn good.

The service was decent, but not stellar. The beers did leave a bit to be desired. Between our group we pretty much tried them all and all of them were too dark for the style. For example, the triple was as dark as a dubbel and the red could easily be mistaken for a porter. Several of the brews had an off flavor of dimethyl sulfide. Looking at their equipment it seemed the boil kettle was not vented well, and the bartender told me they didn't have a fan on the exhaust vent. My guess is adding one to pull the steam off the boil better would clear that taste right up. It wasn't in all the beers, but it was in about half of them so I'm going to say a process issue.

Bottom line, an average place with a few decent brews and a few below average ones. Nice t-shirts, though.

francus, Jun 22, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev +12.6%

Small microbrewery in the middle of a warehouse complex. The place is clean although it always smells a bit like floor cleaner to me. This is a microbrewery only but they do have food trucks offering services occasionally and there is a list of food delivery places as well. The staff is always very friendly and the beer selection and quality is very good. This place is low-key and a lot quieter than most other places nearby which I really enjoy. Definitely worth a stop if you're in Tempe.

SmilinEric, Jun 05, 2013
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Sleepy Dog Brewery in Tempe, AZ
85 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.