SanTan Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
50.8%
Liked Their Beers
3.66 w/ 2,220 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

8 S San Marcos Pl
Chandler, Arizona, 85225-7862
United States

(480) 917-8700 | map
santanbrewing.com

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Added by astrobrewer on 10-16-2007

BEER STATS
Beers:
34
Reviews:
446
Ratings:
2,220
Liked:
1,127
Average:
3.66/5
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
81%
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
84
Liked:
68
Avg:
4.05/5
pDev:
12.84%
 
 
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of trekie86
5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of Awolter
4.91/5  rDev +21.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great beers, great food, friendly staff.

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Photo of chefbigjon
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of Jakethesnake503
4.73/5  rDev +16.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of HobbNobber
4.71/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Bradley_BizKutZ
4.7/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

This is one of the places that got me in to brew pubs. They have great beer and amazing food. The menu changes regularly and they have delicious specials, guest beers, special brewery only beers etc... They are definitely worth checking out.

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Photo of Hypnoz123
4.7/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I'm not sure why more people haven't reviewed this place recently. I LOVE San Tan. Their beer I thought was only decent when they first opened, but now they have really stepped up the quality and I find it exceptional.

Their food is all quality, and they have some amazing appetizers. Great atmosphere with a very open feeling, especially because they have one wall that rolls up and opens to the outside. Make it feel airy and spacious. Service is good.

Also of note is their winter warmer. It is the epitome of a winter warmer in my mind and I literally was addicted to it. Probably the best I've ever had, and I've tried quite a few the past few years.

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Photo of edraz1224
4.61/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of JohnnyJam
4.56/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

I have been to San Tan Brewery several times. I've brought "C" here before and now she comes here once a week. Sometimes the servers see me and make a trip out of their area to say hello. I guess it's one of my hangouts so it's probably time to write a review.

San Tan Brewery is located in Historic Chandler. Just north of it is the San Marcos resort. The couple of blocks around it is probably the only area worth seeing in Historic Chandler and the building itself used to be a bank. There is plenty of parking in front of it either way and in the back. The parking is lit and it is a regular parking lot in the back. There is a patio area in the front and on the north side of the building. Metal tables for two or four are available and misters are going to help cool the temperature down. You can bring your well-behaved pooch there. Inside you will find a couple of historic pictures when it was a bank, the vault, and seats on top of what were the safety deposit boxes. There are high and low tables for two of four and seats at the bar.

There were eight house beers, three guest beers, a guest hard cider, a full bar, and cocktails were included in the happy hour specials as were some appetizers. This place is usually hopping but I was able to get a table of my choice inside without a wait. I had some wings in pineapple habanero barbeque sauce (which is made there) and a Devil's Ale, one of my favorite beers on tap, before my friend from work arrived. The wings were delicious, plump, juicy, and really perfect. Later, we had a couple of Hefeweizens and the chip trio. the beers were really good and guacamole and the pico de gallo was very good. The cheese sauce was basically a Velveeta cheese sauce. There was hardly enough chips and the refill was $1.50. When we left, the place was busy and noisy.

Our server was fast and friendly. Anything we wanted: more napkins or beer or the check was fast and delivered with a smile. A couple of servers came over to say hello from their areas and this gets a "perfect" for service in my book.

I have to recommend San Tan Brewery. It gets crowded especially on Friday and Saturday nights when the wait time can be really long especially if you don't want to sit outside. Even with the misters it's just too hot outside for me to be relaxed. It is AZ, after all. I think it's a great place whether you coming from work, meeting friends, on a date, or just someplace where everybody can agree on for good food and drinks. Parking is not a problem.

There are a couple of things that I don't like about San Tan: they don't have little things they should have like wet napkins with an order of chicken wings, the chips with the chip trio are not even enough and the charge for more is $1.50 (if you get the pretzels and want more mustard there is a charge, also), and the pints are short - about two oz. short. "C" mentioned this to me the other day when we met at Four Peaks Brewery. So far, San Tan is the only place I've been to that does this and they do it regularly. I hope it's not catchy. It is for these reasons that I gave the "value" $$$. It's like getting a six-pack of bottles and finding out they are 330ml (11.3 oz.) bottles and not the 12 oz. bottles but worse.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.25

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of max85
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of PhilSiewert
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Two work colleagues and I stopped at SanTan for lunch on my way back to the airport on Friday, December 3rd, 2010. I ordered the sampler which consists of their 6 "stock" beers and a seasonal - their winter warmer. I've got to say I was pleasantly surprised all they way around. Kristine B. (our server) did a fantastic job explaining each brew to include suggested pairings from the food menu. She really know's her beer. Rumor has it she some kind of craft beer champion super hero when not taking care of customers.

Working through the sampler, the HefeWeizen, Devil's Ale, and Winter Warmer were all fantastic. All seven beers were within BJCP style guidelines but those three stood out. I followed the sampler with a "full serving" of the winter warmer. It came in a snifter with two ginger cookies. With that and the awesome (and slightly alternative) holiday music on the sound system, I had a very pleasant experience.
My colleges had skipped the sampler and went straight for the HefeWeizen and Epicenter Amber (one each). The guy drinking the HefeWeizen said that "this is just like being in Munich" (which he is several times a year for work).

The food was also quite good and everything was reasonably priced.

The brew staff was in while we were there and had broke for lunch sitting two tables from our group. I stopped over to thank them for their work. They were very open and friendly; clearly a great team of brewers.

I will go out of my way to visit again when in the Phoenix area.

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Photo of Hop_God
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of t0rin0
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Visited 3/4/2011 during Ratebeer Winter Gathering for an early lunch.

We were some of the first ones in so there weren't a lot of other customers around. We were greeted by a server and a couple of other employees from the brewery. They promptly gave us all a free glass of their imperial red (which was their contribution to the Voltron blend) and it was quite good. I then ordered a sampler of the rest of the beers and plate of fresh baked pretzels and split all that with someone at the table.

The beers were all solid and in some way enjoyable. We were given a tour of the facility. The brewing equipment is cramped, like any brewpub. The canning/kegging area is much more open. They have a large keg fridge where I spotted some of the interesting casks (vanilla porter for example). They also have a fridge that they use for 5 gallon test batches.

Very nice people, awesome place. The food and the beer were both good. Would recomend this to everyone.

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Photo of DRTBrewster
4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Somewhat small for how many handles they have but a cool vibe that can fill up quickly and spill out to the patio (which is not a bad place to chill). Didn't touch the guest, don't have to, the brewery pumps out some nice crafties. The food is great and the staff is friendly, one of the top breweries in AZ.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

San Tan is one of my home town favorites. The vibe is always fun, great music, outdoor sitting areas, and always fun crowds. They have live music nights and other activities. The beer is excellent, San Tan also cans so all their beer is available at the store (Outside Special Items only at Brewery). The food is awesome, staff is very nice. If your looking to have a fun day out San Tan is worth the stop.

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Photo of abeerwiseguy
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I have been to San Tan Brewpub six times over the past five months, with the most recent visit being in May of 2012, It has been crowded each time I have visited and it is obvious the good people of Chandler value this fine establishment. From the atmosphere, which is a no nonsense neighborhood environment, to the quality of the on tap beer selections, within which are several of the better brews I have found anywhere, I am a continuing and loyal customer when I am able to visit Chandler, which is often.

The continuing but infrequent offerings of cask conditioned ales and specialty beers are a real treat. The food is excellent quality but a bit pricey. The beer I most enjoy at San Tan is the Hop Shock IPA. It is simply one of the best IPA's I have had the pleasure to quaff.

abeerwiseguy

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Photo of kbm
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Santan has come into its own. Their new beer and special releases are setting a new pace for the brewery. Since they opened the production facility they have space to dabble in new styles and have been consistently great. I used to settle on going to santan but I know look forward to it. Their flagship line is solid. Their food is way above normal pub fare.

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SanTan Brewing Co. in Chandler, AZ
Brewery rating: 50.8% out of 100 with 2,220 ratings
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