Sun Up Brewing Co.

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Based on:
24 Beers
52 Reviews
Place Score: 90
Reviews: 45
Visits: 67
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: n/a
Taps: 8
Bottles: 6
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Place added by: Todd

Formerly known as Brewer's Den and as Sonora Brewhouse.
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Reviews: 45 | Visits: 67
Reviews by BigBry:
Photo of BigBry
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. (730 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of tjumfrid
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of sremed60
4.15/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5

I stopped in for a quick beer around 1:00 in the afternoon. Small, quaint, nicely decorated, great atmosphere. The woman behind the bar was very friendly and welcoming. I ordered the Trooper IPA which was decent, I'd give it a B+. It wasn't crowded at all, but then it was 1:00 PM on a week day. The few people who did wander in seemed to be regulars, so it had the feel of a neighborhood pub. I didn't eat anything while I was there. Judging a brewery based on food seems a little like judging a chef based on his fashion sense to me. So I can't comment on the food, nor would I even if I had eaten there. All in all a nice little pub. It's not very close to where I live and I'm never in that area of town for any other reason. So it would never be a place I would just "drop in" when I'm in the neighborhood. But I would definitely make a planned trip to go back again. (872 characters)

Photo of cbcrunch
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Kylo76
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of gkoz
4/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Dale_Ranger
4.65/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Hop_God
3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of breadwinner
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of bsuedekum
3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of capuchinpilates
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of IreRican
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of StoutBrotha602
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Good place i have been on the inside.. they serve cask ales and have a beer named after the Light rail here in Phoenix (118 characters)

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of vinniegoot
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of MeadLady
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of Jmitchell3
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of timlyon
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of JohnnyJam
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I have been to Sun Up a couple times and I went last night with my friend and DD with the idea of writing a review. This place is 30 miles away and worth the trip.

A: I like this place. It reminds me of a mom and pop place when you walk in. A bar strait ahead, tables to the right and booths to the left. That's not all: there is a patio and past the patio there is another area to seat. The parking has never been a problem for me which is a real plus. We tied a heat record yesterday and the A/C was nice and cool. The staff said they were trying to make the patio dog-friendly and this would make the place outstanding for me.

Q: This place brews some great beers! I always try something on the seasonal list and there is always something on cask. Yesterday it was a Spiced Belgium Ale. When I was there last time, I tried a Double IPA on cask.

S: The servers are great. I haven't been there enough so that they know me; but the service is fast and friendly. Servers seem to know their beer which is always important to me.

S: Several regular craft beers and more than a couple of seasonal beers that rotate insure that I find something that I like. I don't think that they serve guest beers but the selection of the brews they make are very good to outstanding.

F: The food is far better than bar food. I had the hamburger with the homemade chips: very good.

V: Regular beers for $4.50, seasonal beers for $5.00, and growlers for $11.00 (regular beer) is a good deal for good beer. There is a happy hour but I have always missed it.

I recommend this place to you guys in BA. I would like to meet the brewer someday and shake his hand! (1,645 characters)

Photo of Camjmorton
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of DoubleJ
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. (1,281 characters)

Photo of GraduatedCashew
4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Sun Up Brewing Co. in Phoenix, AZ
90 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.