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Papago Brewing

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Papago BrewingPapago Brewing
BA SCORE
95
world-class

154 Ratings
Ratings: 154
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 10.44%
Active Beers: 15
Beer Ratings: 261
Beer Avg: 3.91
Taps: 30
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

7107 E McDowell Rd
Scottsdale, Arizona, 85257-3315
United States
phone: (480) 425-7439

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @papagobrewing

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(Place added by: mzwolinski)
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Reviews by mzwolinski:
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4.9/5  rDev +13.7%

30 beers on tap. Hundreds of beers in bottles -- so many that the alphabetical listing on their web page is divided into 5 different links [A-D, E-K ...] so as not to overwhelm the unwary surfer all at once. Papago might be located in the middle of a strip mall, but Famous Sam's it is not.

And back to the tap. There's no artificial inflation here. The draught beers available represent a good portion of Arizona's best microbrews (usually including 3-4 of Papago's own excellent creations), along with a generous sampling of some extremely high quality (and often very difficult to find!) beers from around the world. And since it wouldn't be a truly great brewpub without a few cask-conditioned ales, Papago has 2 of those as well.

The taps rotate frequently, so there are usually several new beers to try every week. The web page lists what's currently on, as well of a calendar of events, of which there are many. Papago is also the only place I've seen to offer regular "beer education" courses, in which students meet once a week to sample, study, and evaluate 5 beers of the evening's style according to the BJCP criteria.

Papago is truly an exceptional establishment. Their own brews are terrific, their selection is terrific, and the staff are all extremely knowledgable about the product. This is easily the best brewpub in the state of Arizona, and, in my experience, one of the premier establishments in the western United States. Highly recommended.

mzwolinski, Aug 25, 2002
More User Reviews:
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

AlexM, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

22Blue, Sep 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16%

A bottle shop inside a brew pub with decent food. Ok in my book.

JaSanDiego, Aug 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -36.2%

Coconuts, Aug 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

wrightst, Jul 11, 2014
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kaleodrum, Jul 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -30.4%

kfirestone, Jul 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16%

timlyon, Jun 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16%

wegass, Jun 12, 2014
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Papago Brewing in Scottsdale, AZ
95 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.