US - Southwest Official Phoenix Thread!

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  1. NeedsMoreDog

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    you'll prob be fine anywhere. people upset they missed out on getting a spot in the wren house society is all. can't comment on soccer bars. depends on where you are staying. wren house/helton/wandering tortoise is a recommended combo. the attic has excellent burgers and usually good beer selection. but again all depends on where you are staying, phoenix metro is huge
     
  2. henrythehippo

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    Yeah...Saturday was not one of my favorite days lol. That said I guess it’s a good sign people are that excited about a barrel club. Fyi only 5% of members this year are out of state. teddyarrowhead hit me up if you’re planning on stopping by wren and I’ll try to give you a tour
     
  3. teddyarrowhead

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    What's the story with opening from stuff from out of state at beer bars in Phoenix? I'm bringing down a wine check of goodies, partially as a graduation gift to my cousin, but there are also a good amount of things I want to share with him, the fam, and whoever else is around. I'd obviously follow the usual MO of ordering a couple things on-site first and then asking about policy, but I'm curious if that kind of thing is legal/tolerated/encouraged in the first place.

    EDIT: I land at noon tomorrow, am meeting up with the fam, and then might hit AZ Wilderness before heading to a place with TVs for the MLS Cup Final (still TBD on that location) at 6.
     
  4. henrythehippo

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    Technically illegal at bars unless you go to a byob restaurant which are few and far between. That said it’s usually cool at brewery bars. Can’t speak for AZW but I’m guessing they’d say no
     
  5. greenhorn

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    Yeah, seriously. I’ll hold my tongue here but talk about entitlement. Where was the support the last two years when memberships could have been had fairly easily?

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  6. pugsandsuds

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    Fantastic event for Wren house society today. As much as I enjoyed pours of carefree and raisin eaters. I left with a mixed case of big spill and valley beer, ready to get a little inebriated and make chili verde tonight
     
  7. NeedsMoreDog

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    Good to hear, wish I could've gone, but...reasons
     
  8. CharlieMurphy

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    Seems like there’s a lot more breweries in town than the last time I visited 18 months ago. Have all day tomorrow before a flight at 9. Is Oro, Sleepy Dog, Huss, Helluva, Shop, McFate, Goldwater, Helton, Phoenix Ale, Mother Bunch, State 48, or OHSO worth a visit? Also looking for bottleshop recs, that maybe carry some of the Tuscon Area hopsmiths? Plan on doing Little Miss BBQ, but open to other food recs if there’s less hyped options any of you may recommend. Thanks in advance!
     
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  9. henrythehippo

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    Wandering Tortoise and Wren are right near the airport :). WT usually has some Tucson goodies on
     
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    Anybody hit wren house today? Looking to trade or pay for a label for a few of their offerings today.
     
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  11. NeedsMoreDog

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    d'oh! about three hours ago. but they're only crowlering resilience and big spill were the only cans to-go
     
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    I had some hopes of devil's claw or Thanksgiving cactus....should have said something sooner. Oh well.
     
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    You’re in general LA area, right? Any plans for being in San Diego/Orange County in the near future? I was fortunate enough to get some Devil’s Claw cans the last time I was back in Phoenix, happy to help you out.
     
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    I'll be in Carlsbad on the 23rd. Maybe we can work something out?
     
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    Definitely, I’m in Carlsbad 5 days a week, we’ll make it happen
     
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    In town for a family reunion, wife’s father’s side, like 30 people I’ve never met. We all went to Organ Stop Pizza in Mesa yesterday, really wish I’d bought acid instead of a pitcher of Kilt Lifter.
     
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  17. NeedsMoreDog

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    anyone going to mcfate Saturday?
     
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    Seeing this way late! Not for a while...SPELLBINDER is our new “core” IPA but we’ll make sure to keep knocking out some West Coasters!
     
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    Just had Arizona star. That's a great beer
     
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