Sun Up Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mzwolinski:
4.4/5 rDev +8.4%
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.
09-22-2002 20:38:16 | More by mzwolinski
More User Reviews:
4.31/5 rDev +6.2%
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!
06-04-2014 02:35:08 | More by JohnnyJam
Sun Up Brewing Co. in Phoenix, AZ
91 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.