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Sun Up Brewing Co.

YOUR RATING = None |
BEER AVG
3.83/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
21
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
200
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
90
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
71
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
7.23%
 
 
Taps:
8
Bottles/Cans:
6
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

322 E Camelback Rd
Phoenix, Arizona, 85012-1614
United States

(602) 279-8909 | map
www.sunupbrewing.com

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

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Reviews: 44 | Ratings: 71
Reviews by mzwolinski:
Photo of mzwolinski
4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

This is the brewpub arm of Sonora Brewing Companny. Their brewery is located elsewhere in the city -- see their website for maps and directions to both.

As such, it's set up more like a restaurant than a bar. Fairly smallish, it has a cozy atmosphere, complemented by the friendly waitstaff. In my experience, they're able to give you the standard speeches regarding the beers they have on tap, but not much else. [I asked how many IBUs their amber ale had, and was surprised to hear the response "in the low fives" until I figured she probably thought I meant ABV]

The food is very good for a brewpub -- more like restaurant fare, really. Quite good.

6 year-round taps, featuring a decent selection including an Pale Ale, a hefe, a porter and so on. 2 seasonal taps, which held an altbier and a dry stout, and one cask ale make for a fairly good selection of beers. See their website for a complete list.

Altogether, a fairly decent brewpub. One of Phoenix's better establishments.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of pappabear1960
4.79/5  rDev +19.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Meso Happy IPA and Hair of the Monk with Cherries Belgian Trippel were awesome.

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Photo of OnePuttBlunder
4/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of tjcamm
3.61/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Photo of holder1422
4.09/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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

Photo of tjumfrid
4.36/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of cbcrunch
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Kylo76
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of gkoz
4/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Dale_Ranger
4.65/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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3.56/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of breadwinner
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of bsuedekum
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of capuchinpilates
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of IreRican
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of StoutBrotha602
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of vinniegoot
5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of MeadLady
5/5  rDev +24.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of JohnnyJam
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
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!

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Photo of Camjmorton
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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Sun Up Brewing Co. in Phoenix, AZ
90 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.