Let’s face it – beer just tastes good and sharing a hearty IPA or crisp Pilsner with friends has a way of bringing everyone together. From cheering on your favorite team, to celebrating your efforts at the end of a good adventure, beer is the social bond that sticks. Check out our list of the best craft breweries near Gilbert and then gather your crew for a fantastic evening sampling these local favorites.
O.H.S.O. Brewery + Distillery
The letters in O.H.S.O. Brewery and Distillery’s name stands for Outrageous Homebrewer’s Social Outpost and feels like the perfect spot for end-of-epic-day celebrations. This is a place – food and beer – for everyday occasions. A revolving line-up of seasonal and easy-to-drink beers are always on tap, and they also make their own spirits under the brand name Arcadia. Plus, if you’re curious about brewing beer yourself, they have an answer – it’s called Brew With Us and invites groups up to 6 to help them out.
12 West Brewing Co.
12 West Brewing Co. believes that beer is the catalyst that creates a community. They’re also the only brewery on our list that caters to those who have a love of sour ales. Here, you’ll also find beers that live up to their names, like Good Hearted Woman barrel aged wheat wine and Zona Pilsner, which is crisp and refreshing. Or, if you like to mix drinking with good deeds, order up People Power hazy IPA – 10% of the proceeds go to the ACLU.
Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company
Using words like artisanal and hand-crafted don’t begin to explain the beauty behind this brewer’s beers. Influenced by their time in nature, the brewmaster’s have strived to incorporate Arizona state themes and sustainable practices into the beers they brew. They also think using local agricultural products and supporting practices that protect the very thing they hold dear – the vast Arizona landscape – are a required part of their business.
And while they are total pros at brewing, they care deeply about people and places and have found a way to honor their interests – like their Don’t F#%K it Up Blonde Ale (meaning outdoor spaces) and their People Power Hazy IPA (which benefits the ACLU).
As always, stay safe, drink responsibly, and tip your waitstaff. For more interesting ideas on how to spend your downtime, visit our blog.