The essence of naturalism and conservation sits at the heart of everything Arizona Wilderness do.
Founders Jonathan and Patrick are inspired by the landscape and agricultural community of the brewery's vastly diverse home state of Arizona. The pair's love for Arizona has hugely influenced their vision for creating high-quality, artfully-crafted beers. That passion has turned into a mission in which highlighting Arizona’s agricultural community is a root cause.
Arizona Wilderness are known for boldly-flavoured beers, from hop-focused numbers to modern interpretations on traditional styles and huge imperial stouts, which make use of locally-sourced sourced ingredients, including Arizona-grown malt, fruits, herbs and nuts. This essence is captured by what is considered their best-known beer, American Presidential Stout, a Russian Imperial Stout made with smoked jalapeños from a local organic farm, smoked over Arizona mesquite wood, and aged on cocoa nibs. We brewed Virga, a sour IPA that used Arizona cantaloupe melons, earlier this year.
FESTIVAL BEER LIST
Sycamore Oud Bruin, 6.7% Oud Bruin aged in tequila and french oak barrels with Sycamore leaves from Aravaipa canyon (vg)
Rose Nouveau, 6.7% beer/wine hybrid equivalent of "Beaujolais nouveau" which undergoes a short fermentation in stainless and does not see time in oak (vg)
Granola Imperial Stout, 8% Imperial Stout with vanilla, maple syrup, toasted oats, nuts, Arizona milk sugar and dried fruit
American Presidential, 11% Imperial Stout with chilli peppers and cacao nibs (vg)
* (vg) = vegan