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Sun Up Brewing Co.

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3.82/5
Very Good
272 Ratings
PLACE INFO

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

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

(602) 279-8909 | map
sunupbrewing.com

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

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BEER STATS
Beers:
28
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
272
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.03/5
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
79
pDev:
10.17%
 
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Reviews by mzwolinski:
Photo of mzwolinski
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
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 kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of beervionics
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Sun up has a nice, small taproom-type vibe. There's seating for about 8 at the main bar and about 7-10 booths with larger tables outside and another bar adjacent to the patio for overflow which offers opportunities to speak to the brewers occassionally. Bartenders are very friendly as well as the regulars. The beer selection is somewhat limited but tasty. The food is so-so. They also make an excellent root beer worth trying.

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Photo of mkyer
4/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of BigGold
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

SunUp has two small bars, one classic brewery bar with view of the brewery through glass, the other rather midwestern in feel, with primarily southwestern menu items. The selection of SunUp beer in draft is broad, and the primary draw, White Russian Imperial Stout, is unusually but wisely available year-round. A few canned beers are available for take-away.

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Photo of CRaud
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

White russian is an amazing imperial stout! Creamy chocolate with a touch of espresso in the finish.

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Photo of AGoodStout
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of mclark4959
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Mohawkhitchhiker
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of pappabear1960
4.79/5  rDev +18.9%
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 -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of tjcamm
3.61/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Photo of holder1422
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Sixpoint
4.15/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of tjumfrid
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of cbcrunch
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Kylo76
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of gkoz
4/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Dale_Ranger
4.65/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Hop_God
3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of breadwinner
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -25.6%

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4.08/5  rDev +1.2%

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Sun Up Brewing Co. in Phoenix, AZ
Brewery rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 272 ratings
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