Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.

Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(480) 284-9863 | map
azwbeer.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
4.03
Beers:
143
Reviews:
190
Ratings:
1,520
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.38
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
163
pDev:
10.73%
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Reviews by Beervana:
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Beervana from Canada (BC)

4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Feb 01, 2015
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Pandemic Review: I did a curbside pick up yesterday and was very impressed. Sprawling building with large outdoor patios on two sides. (I never set foot inside) Pick-up table was outside at the edge of the patio, which had a fairly good number of occupied tables. Service was seamless and friendly. I had the Jalapeno popper sandwich which was very tasty. I also picked up a couple of crowlers, and have so far tried their Citrus Valley and it was excellent. I look forward to returning post covid ... the place just looks like fun.

Feb 19, 2021
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Jlabs from New York

4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Stopped in on 1/1/20

Brewpub is spacious with indoor/outdoor seating

Selection of beer was ok..they had 7 beers on tap, with a few ipa's, a porter, berliner weisse, lager, witbeir and stout on tap

Quality of service was very good, our server was attentive and took care of us very well

Food here was fantastic as well..my wife and i shared the artichoke dip and some tacos all of which were great

Jan 02, 2020
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Boone757 from Virginia

4.05/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Dec 19, 2019
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mewanderinghome from Arizona

4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Definitely in the running for Arizona's best brewer, along with the much smaller Pueblo Vida in Tucson (and possibly Iron John's in Tucson, Dark Skies in Flagstaff, and Tombstone in...I'll let you figure it out ;) AZ Wilderness is easily my favorite of the many in metro Phoenix, and the best brewery grub in the state. Especially the must-order Drumsticks Confit. Their downtown phoenix location is even better, but whichever you're nearer make a pit stop for sure, and bring your appetite not just your thirst.

Nov 30, 2019
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spoony from Colorado

4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

V-AZ Wilderness is located about 20 minutes east of downtown Phoenix in Gilbert and it has an appropriately suburban feel. There is a pretty large patio surrounding the place on two sides with plenty of shade. The interior is large and the decor feels a bit like a brewpub from 10 years ago...not bad, just a little dated. I visited for lunch on a Monday and it was bustling but not crowded with lunch patrons at tables randomly and a few people sipping at the bar.

Q-I tried two beers (and had a big taste of a third beer from a keg that kicked with my order). I had three different styles and all were pretty good.

S-My bartender was very attentive and friendly. He made suggestions when I asked and responded to questions about the beer. His pours were done properly and glassware was style-specific. My food arrived quickly too.

Sel-AZ Wilderness had a pretty good spread of beers on tap when I visited. Styles ranged from sours to bruiser BA beers above 11% ABV to lighter beers like the saison I tried and a session IPA. I did not write it down, but I would estimate that there were 15 beers on tap and a smaller number available in cans for take-away.

F-I had lunch and was my tacos were merely OK. The ingredients tasted fresh but they were a little under seasoned and the plate was just kinda uninteresting.

O-I would definitely come back for the good beer and great service.

Nov 11, 2019
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chitownfanatic21 from Nebraska

4.14/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Jun 24, 2019
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craigbelly from Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

May 08, 2019
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riderwbd from Vermont

4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Jan 02, 2019
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DaveCash from New York

3.74/5  rDev -14.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Sep 09, 2018
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Mdlicardi from Arizona

4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Jul 30, 2018
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Korymiller from Arizona

4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Jul 14, 2018
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DanCastillo from Arizona

4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Jun 27, 2018
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matcris from Arizona

4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Nice patio seating section. Friendly, helpful staff. Burgers were interesting and tasty, as were the Belgian waffle onion rings. The inside is very lively and noisy.

Jun 20, 2018
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paresis from Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Jun 07, 2018
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MitchMillerTime from Arizona

5/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

May 14, 2018
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Beer__Girl from Arizona

2.2/5  rDev -49.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | food: 3

Been there twice now and service is passive and the food was burnt one time and stale the next. When I told the water of the burnt grilled cheese he said it didn't look right before he brought it out. Umm, so why did you try to get me to eat it? Then the manager came to table and came across like he was doing me a favor by taking it off the bill. I can understand the draw of the place. Great outdoor seating and mostly friendly staff....? I sampled all the beers and honestly can't tell the difference between most since they are all so over hoped it covers the body of the beers. I won't give up. I am going to try brunch here next week.

May 06, 2018
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Chackman151 from Arizona

4.61/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

May 06, 2018
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Keepnitrl from Washington

4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

This place focuses on thinking different about beers. They collaborate with other well known breweries such as Mikkeller. They even had a no boil beer and a 0 IBU pale ale. Their flight is an awesome deal for $12, you get (5) 5oz tasters ( a few of their beers require an additional $2)

May 01, 2018
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LumpkinBrews from Colorado

4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Apr 29, 2018
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searsclone from Arizona

4.16/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Apr 26, 2018
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onedogtwodog from Texas

4.04/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Busy... Really really busy... It is easy to get lost in the shuffle here and some nights they work thier tails off... Everything was very good but if its busy, just keep ordering beers, maybe an appetizer... The food is very good and worth the wait... its a brew pub... relax... have a drink.

Apr 06, 2018
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j-rod18 from North Dakota

3.84/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Dec 19, 2017
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Oct 15, 2017
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DrinkThemAll from California

4.07/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Sep 17, 2017
Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co. in Gilbert, AZ
Brewery rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 1520 ratings