PHX Beer Co. has debuted an all-new restaurant at Mercado del Lago, 8300 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale in the McCormick Ranch neighborhood.
In August, the Valley’s latest local beer brand began brewing at the former Phoenix Ale Brewery in downtown Phoenix. PHX Beer Co. also assumed operations of the former Phoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen in Uptown Phoenix. The Scottsdale location, which opened Saturday, August 24, is PHX Beer Co.’s first all-new spot since establishing the new brand.
“Scottsdale palates have high standards for craft food and beer, and we’re out to impress,” said Rich Stark, director of hospitality operations with PHX Beer Co. “The Mercado location will be the go-to place to unwind, enjoy a scratch-made meal and a pint – or three – in Scottsdale.”
To celebrate its Scottsdale debut, PHX Beer Co. will host its grand opening celebration on Tuesday, Sept. 3 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy food and drink specials, tour the new location and experience one of Arizona’s beautiful sunsets on the expansive lakefront patio.
The 3,400 square-foot brewpub with a 1,500 square-foot dog-friendly patio features numerous unique architectural elements, including repurposed kegs incorporated into large chandeliers, a handmade front door utilizing kegs, steel and wood, as well as an illuminated wall incorporating upcycled beer bottles. The dining space features large open glass windows and a roll up garage door that allows guests to fully enjoy the lake and beautiful sunset views.
In addition to a selection of brews like its flagship IPA, Arizona Gold and Orange Grove IPA, the kitchen will serve decadent comfort food favorites such as the Cast Iron Macaroni & Cheese and Iron Horse Porter Brownie, as well as creative culinary options like Morenci Copper Ale Wings, Black Iron Pizzas and Whiskey BBQ Meatballs. PHX Beer Co. uses its beers in more than a third of its recipes and the food menu pairs every item with a suggested PHX Beer Co. brew.
“There is a great deal of excitement about the new direction PHX Beer Co. is taking,” said Rob Fullmer, executive director of the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild. “From the brewery to the restaurant, there is a re-dedication to hospitality and service rooted in the legacy of the past and amplified by the current team. These qualities and the PHX Beer Co. story are the elements of success that will resonate with Arizona beer fans.”
Earlier this month, PHX Beer Co. announced that it will adapt all previous Phoenix Ale Brewery locations and make them PHX Beer Co.’s own, with new ownership, a new look, new food and new beer. PHX Beer Co. currently operates in its downtown Phoenix Brewery and Tap Room (3002 E. Washington St., Phoenix) and the Central Phoenix restaurant, formerly known as Phoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen (5813 N. Seventh St., Phoenix).