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Sun Up Brewing Co.

Sun Up Brewing Co.Sun Up Brewing Co.

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 17
Beer Ratings: 102
Beer Avg: 3.72

Taps: 8 / Bottles: 6
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

46 Ratings
Ratings: 46
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.93%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

322 E Camelback Rd
Phoenix, Arizona, 85012-1614
United States
phone: (602) 279-8909

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Notes:
Formerly known as Brewer's Den and as Sonora Brewhouse.

(Place added by: Todd)
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$

Although it was a long walk from my hotel, it was definatley worth the time it took to get there. Quite a small space, but clean and inviting, waitresses were pleasant and knowledgable about their beers. I sat at the bar with a few other locals enjoying a quiet afternoon. Only a couple other tables were occupied with out of towners. 5 beers, 1 soda on tap, plus a cask - small selection, but all seemed pretty good (based on listening to the conversations around me). I had the Vanilla Porter and Trooper IPA, along with a bowl of chili for lunch. All was very well enjoyed, I could have easily stayed and spent the entire afternoon and evening just hanging out here. Local, small town feel, glad to have experienced this place.

03-03-2008 23:04:05 | More by BigBry
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-03-2014 20:05:40 | More by LXIXME
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DoubleJ

California

3.91/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$

Question; where was everybody? Arriving just before 11pm on a Friday night, we expected a crowd, however the place had only a handful of customers. Right away, I was questioned about the quality of this brewpub, but I continued to the door anyway. The interior reminds me of a family restaurant, but with sprinkles of brewery artwork and growlers to remind me that I was in brewpub, The main room was warmly lit and housed the "J" shaped bar and the taps. There were multiple rooms to the brewpub, plus outdoor seating.

With few people inside the main room, our service was provided by the bartender at our table, and she performed well to give us a rundown of the beer menu, special releases, and offer the designated driver a house root beer while I samples some of the alcoholic goods. 6 year rounds beers (pale ale, cream ale, IPA, amber ale, hefeweizen), 2 seasonal beers (coffee oatmeal stout, scotch ale), plus a cask of the house cream ale with Simcoe hops. Beers are offered in multiple sizes, with the 9 ounces size getting the attention from me. 9 ounce beers cost $3 while larger pints were a cool $4.50. With solid beer quality, (good hefeweizen, decent amber ale, solid coffee oatmeal stout) it's fair value.

For the beer savvy, it's worth a trip if you're nearby.

03-17-2014 05:25:30 | More by DoubleJ
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GraduatedCashew

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-24-2014 17:36:05 | More by GraduatedCashew
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avisong

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

10-30-2013 20:06:22 | More by avisong
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | $$

Have had a good seasonal or two over a few visits here but man I do not care for the vibe. too bright, probably a fine place if you are a regular but otherwise just a bunch of guys talking loudly across the bar at each other about not much.

The beers are all well made, with a solid regular lineup and a one off list that can be terrific (double IPA) or not my thing at all (vanilla imperial stout). It's just not my secene as an occasional visitor to town, though the staff is always quite nice.

HV

10-19-2013 02:10:00 | More by sholland119
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DRTBrewster

Arizona

4.54/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5 | $$

A fun, cool place to eat and drink, the beer was great from the brewery and on the guest list. I like the layout of the building with an outdoor patio to chill in or in one of the two indoor areas. The food was good and the atmosphere very welcoming, take some friends, make sure to drink their stash and try a burger.

05-24-2013 22:10:13 | More by DRTBrewster
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FlatRabbitRed

Arizona

4.79/5  rDev +18.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$

This is another smaller pub style Restaurant, nice place to stop and have a brew. A lot of neighborhood locals inside, cozy and friendly service. This was one of those places that forgot to bring my souviner glass that I odered ...which wasnt bad, but I didn't give them a perfect score because of that. Stop on in!

01-12-2013 16:11:59 | More by FlatRabbitRed
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Yetiman420

Ohio

4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$

Stop #324 on my world brewery tour.

Visited on a Tuesday around 3:00 with my parents, wife, and 10-month old daughter. Not the ideal crew, but I needed to make the visit.

I had been here ~10 years ago when it was Sonoran Brewing (small sign still on the entry door). The bartender told me it was still the same guys but they sold the name and recipies to someone else.

Kept it pretty simple by my dad and I getting the sampler...

Cream Ale
Pale Ale
Amber Ale
IPA
Octoberfest
Irish Stout (with coffee)

And added specialty beers: cask red with Amarillo and XXX rye Pale (imperial and syrupy).

We both really liked the coffee Irish stout. All the beers were solid and I wish I had the opportunity to take better notes and enjoy more but I was driving and it wasn't the best situation to put my mom in.

10-17-2011 00:57:33 | More by Yetiman420
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t0rin0

California

3.45/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Visited 3/4/2011 for RBWG 2011.

The place is broken into 2 sections, actually 2 seperate buildings. We sat in the second one, called the Brewers Den. Nice looking place. It was fairly empty on a Friday afternoon.

The servers were kind of upset that so many people wanted samples and over all they weren't real friendly. When we all ordered food and a lot of people ended up getting pints they got nicer but were still sarcastic. Then they got upset again when we wanted to split tabs. Didn't leave much tip (if any), which couldnt have made them happy either. It's one of those self fulfilling prophecies.

The food was good. I ordered a burger with blue cheese. Some of the beers were good. The standouts were the vanilla porter, the amber, and the IPA dryhopped with Amarillo hops.

If I was in the area and only with one or two other people I'd stop back in for the food and to see what's new on tap. But I wouldnt go back with a large group.

04-11-2011 17:15:03 | More by t0rin0
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Sun Up Brewing Co. in Phoenix, AZ
90 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.