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Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co

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BEER AVG
4/5
Based on:
71 Beers
726 Ratings
Place Score: 100
Ratings: 74
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 9.67%
Taps: 6
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

721 N Arizona Ave
Ste 103
Gilbert, Arizona, 85233-3405
United States
phone: (480) 284-9863

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(Place added by: Jeremy6566 on 09-06-2013)
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Foods pretty good, the beer is a little too expensive. Probably paying for hype mostly...

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Finally visited here today. Just to dang far out of the way but today Da Boss and I made it part of our far east valley destination stops.

Atmosphere is nothing special. Bathroom décor was humorous with empty world class beer bottles in both the men's and women's (per Da Boss) restrooms.

Food was quite good but it may helped that we just finished a fairly strenuous hike (for a couple of 51 year olds). I had the Arizona Trail Burger and Da Boss had I believe a Hawaiian style burger. Fries were very smackable - fried in duck fat and garnished with Rosemary.

Beers were very good bordering on world class. I had the IPA and Double IPA which were very clean, not to far from Alpine quality. Da Boss had the Belgian PA which was nice and balanced and paired well with her burger.
There were 8 beers on tap which is not bad given how small they are. They also had a Coffee Stout, a Saison, a couple of sours and I cannot remember the other. They may consider adding some world class guest taps to give more variety.

The server we had was very knowledgeable. Bobby was very informative without being pompous or overbearing. Very timely with his service and very nice.

Definitely stop in if you get a chance...we will need to get out to the Superstitions to hike more often!

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Man is this place way overhyped! I went there Friday 9/26 during happy hour so it was full but not overly crowded. It's a nice spot with a good feel to it and the fermenters are sneaking out into the brewpub space, I assume as they have run out of space in the back. We did not eat anything but the fries (mediocre at best, definitely not Belgian style double fried, but they do claim duck fat), and got a flight of 7 beers on tap. I did like the concept of having 3 sour/belgians right up there with "clean" beers, however they are not well executed. I really wanted to like these beers as they are super hyped up, but unfortunately, they do not deliver.

The gose was pretty filthy with diacetyl and was the least drinkable of the beers I've had. There was a slight enteric note as well but I couldn't get past the diacetyl. The berliner was about the same, but was a touch less diacetyl forward. I'm a certified BJCP judge and I know diacetyl. I wish I didn't, but I pick it up pretty easily nowadays. The Rookie IPA was pretty caramel-forward but there was also a bit of baby diaper forming underneath. Not the worst of the beers, but by far not the best. The saison and the coffee infused stout were pretty good, but not 40 point beers. I would say solid 35's.

I was thrilled by the short blonde server with the striped white and black dress. She was unfortunately the best part of the visit. She wasn't our server, but she was nice to look at while she floated around. The food smelled great, and I wish we had more time to check some of it out but the beer wasn't really good enough to hold my interest. My partners, who are less advanced in their palate development, agreed as well so it wasn't just me. No way in hell is this the best new brewery in 2013, so there is definitely something wrong with the setup over on Ratebeer.

I would say go as the place itself is pretty nice, and the ASU chicks are a sight to see, but have an exit plan ready to execute.

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Visited Phoenix to house hunt. I will be moving from Pennsylvania to Arizona. Their activity kept popping up on my untappd feed and I heard the food was good. Went to be k it out after hitting Four Peaks in Scottsdale. Walked in, the place wasn't too busy but looked great. The beer on tap was fantastic. They had Hellsgate Saiaon, an imperial saison aged in tequila barrels, simply amazing. Their burgers are out of this world. And the Belgian fries; hand cut French fries fried in duck fat... WOW. Staff was very friendly and the patrons sitting next to us were extremely friendly. Great conversation. I will miss being close to Victory and Tired Hands. I can't wait to reside in Glendale to see these on a regular basis!!!

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