Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
80.4%
Liked Their Beers
3.89 w/ 1,217 ratings
PLACE INFO

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

721 N Arizona Ave
Ste 103
Gilbert, Arizona, 85233-3405
United States

(480) 284-9863 | map
azwbeer.com

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Added by Jeremy6566 on 09-06-2013

BEER STATS
Beers:
121
Reviews:
128
Ratings:
1,217
Liked:
978
Average:
3.89/5
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
92.9%
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
140
Liked:
130
Avg:
4.41/5
pDev:
10.43%
 
 
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Ratings: 140 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of DrinkThemAll
4.07/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

I really enjoyed this place. The beers were solid as well as the service. I enjoyed the Wilderness look and feel of everything. The flights were pretty awesome, too.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.83/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Great brewery, awesome setup, tons of beer. The staff is amazing, super nice people and fun to talk to. Great beers and tons on tap. Plan on spending the day here its that fun.

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Photo of wroywel
4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Ckimb45
4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Adamplus4000
3.9/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of denver10
4.14/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of JackDempsy
3.36/5  rDev -23.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

A lot of children at this brewery - almost every table in the bar area had kids, not just the restaurant area.

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Photo of Danielr26
4.5/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of RyanK252
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Stopped in for a late dinner and drinks after a day of hiking and road tripping. Staff was super friendly making sure we were well taken care of, asking how our trip was going, and making suggestions for other things to see in the state. Beer was awesome. I love the mix of traditional and adventurous approaches. Everything we tried was delicious. Food was also super tasty. There's a soft spot in my heart for any place with poutine on the menu. I don't know when I'll get the chance to return, but I would in a heartbeat.

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Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.51/5  rDev -20.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Interesting place that I will evaluate two fold; beer, then food. As far as beer goes, they have a fair selection of their own taps in a wide variety of styles, from sours, to IPA's, to BA stouts. The IPA's are hazy, turbid, and usually average or there about. The sours that I had were not good, giving off flavors of latex. However, the stouts and BA versions were pretty solid, with my only comment being that the barrel flavors bordered on overpowering at times, but were decent overall.

For the food, the menu had a decent variety, with burgers dominating the menu, but plenty of other options as well. If you want to try an obscure combination of ingredients on a burger, they can probably do it. Service was good as well. The really odd thing about the entire place was the vibe/atmosphere. It has an outdoors theme throughout, which is done pretty well in the tasting room area. However when you get seated to eat, the vibe goes from outdoors to outdoors theme in a very dark, almost strip club like room. Other than that, the dining experience is average to slightly above.

Overall, not one of my favorite places, but it is worth checking out at least once. There is a ton of hype around this place, so the wait can get long at peak times. If you are near it, why not; if you're making a trip for it, don't.

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Photo of ThirstyHungryLife
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Spreetaper
4/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Warlocks-Passage
4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

First time here a few days ago. Great vibe and great food. Looking forward to coming back when I am in AZ next.

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Photo of oilcan01
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of GoffmanvsDuffman
3.6/5  rDev -18.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.75/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Lots of beers to choose from, but more ain't always better. A lot of unimpressive brews to be tried here, which is pretty wild considering the buzz this place gets.

Their IPAs aren't anything memorable at all and even their saisons just don't hit the mark. The beers that most impressed were their BA beers, but unfortunately, the prices are slightly ludicrous for small pours. Imagine NYC prices but in a Phoenix suburb.

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Photo of Mannandrew12
5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of finstick
5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of JuliusPepperwood
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Got lunch here and the burgers were outstanding. They offer about 8 house brewed beers including some nice sour options. The Refuge IPA was the only hoppy option but was really good. The server was friendly and helpful as well.

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Photo of Mpontiakos
4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of IamScuba
4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Friendly neighbourhood vibe. Far to get to if downtown or midtown. Good service. Good high quality beer.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
4/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

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Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co. in Gilbert, AZ
Brewery rating: 80.4% out of 100 with 1,217 ratings
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