New homes for Huss, BRI and Fate

Metro Phoenix’s craft beer scene continues to grow at a rapid pace. New breweries open their doors for the first time and some of our most popular existing breweries are branching out.

A long-awaited downtown Phoenix location of a Tempe-born brewery finally opened in April. An East Valley brewery with a mall storefront has added a downtown Mesa arcade to its repertoire, and a Scottsdale-based brewery is working on a central Phoenix expansion.

Craft beer lovers, these are the hometown breweries with new locations in Metro Phoenix.

Downtown Huss is finally open

After three years and countless delays, Huss Brewing Co.'s downtown location opens in April 2022.

Huss Brewing Co. was founded in 2013 by husband and wife team Jeff and Leah Huss. Since then, the duo have made the brewery, known for its Papago Orange Blossom, Scottsdale Blonde and Koffee Kolsch beers, one of Arizona’s largest.

In addition to selling their beer in grocery stores and liquor stores statewide, the Hus also have bars in Tempe and Uptown Phoenix. Before the pandemic, they planned to open in downtown Phoenix.

Now, three years and many delays later, the new tavern is open. Located inside the Phoenix Convention Center, the bar and restaurant welcomed its first customers on April 20, 2022. The location is Huss’ first full-service restaurant, with a cocktail and wine list paired with 20 Huss beers with pressure.

Details: 225 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix. 602-607-5370, hussbrewing.com.

BRI Expands to Downtown Mesa

Beer logo of the Beer Research Institute in Mesa.

Beer Research Institute, a small East Valley brewery, has called a strip mall home since it opened in 2014. Today, the company has expanded and opened a shiny new location in downtown Mesa .

The new bar and arcade features BRI beers as well as over 40 vintage arcade games and pinball machines from the 1980s and 90s. Shortly after opening day on April 8, a plumbing issue shut down the new spot. But now it’s back up and running with draft beer and games.

Details: 213 Main Street West, Mesa. 480-892-2020, thebeerresearchinstitute.com.

Fate Plans Phoenix Center Point

Fate Brewing Co. plans to expand to downtown Phoenix in early 2023.

Fate Brewing Co. has plans to expand, the Phoenix Business Journal reported. The Scottsdale-based brewery will soon set up shop on Seventh Street, just south of the Grand Canal in downtown Phoenix.

The brewery had a somewhat rocky road, but survived changes in ownership and name.

The new Phoenix spot will join the Fate locations in Scottsdale and Tempe. The Phoenix Brewery is expected to open in early 2023, according to general manager Steve Ellefson.

Details: Coming in 2023 at 4445 N. Seventh Street. fatbrewing.com.

OHSO Brewery builds The Park

The OHSO Brewery in downtown Gilbert will soon open on a dog-friendly half-acre lawn with concession stands, an outdoor movie screen and a stage for live music. Although the park is a separate entity, free and open to the public, OHSO will operate the new multi-purpose recreation area, which is expected to open in summer 2022.

Details: 335 N. Gilbert Road, #102, Gilbert. 602-900-9004, ohsobrewery.com.

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