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Sun Up Brewing Co.

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Based on:
25 Beers
192 Hads
Place Score: 90
Reviews: 44
Visits: 68
Avg: 4.01
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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Formerly known as Brewer's Den and as Sonora Brewhouse.
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Reviews: 44 | Visits: 68
Reviews by woodychandler:
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4.7/5  rDev +17.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Upon arrival at the Greyhound station, I was met by my CouchSurfing hosts and taken here for beer. It was a good call.

The outside entryway had a couple of old fermentation tanks right in front of the building. The door opened onto a couple of tables and chairs to the right; several booths to the left; and the horseshoe-shaped, polished blonde wood bar straight ahead. Off to the extreme right and through an archway was the restaurant area. Even further right was a patio area, followed by "The Brewers' Den" - the brewhouse. It was not a huge place, but it had a great atmosphere and a friendly waitstaff.

Beers: Standards - Light Rail Cream Ale; Brewers' Den Hefeweizen; Brewers' Den Amber; Stinger Pale Ale; Trooper IPA; and Pot Belly Porter. They also were offering Uwe's Oulde Ale (9.1 %); Red Armadillo; and the Trooper IPA on cask. As one might expect, I started with the cask and switched to the standard IPA. Both were delicious.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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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%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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