This is a Northern Arizona Spotlight: Grand Canyon Brewing Company
Set along historic Route 66 in downtown Williams, AZ, near the southern rim is the acclaimed Grand Canyon Brewing Company (GCB), a family owned and operated microbrewery. Since opening its doors in 2007, GCB has experienced success after success, most recently announcing two exciting additions to the company – brewery expansion and a new brewery hire!
Development of a new 27,000 sq. ft. production facility in Williams, AZ will help to keep up with rising distribution demand in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico. The new facility will serve as main production location and the existing brewery will be supplied with a new nano-brewing system testing new flavors and brewing methods. Plans also include the addition of a tasting room, bar, pool tables, and more for beer-loving patrons to enjoy.
Grand Canyon Brewing also announces the newest hire to their team, Josh Ward of Hanger 24, promoting Jeff Fowler to head brewer. Ward joins the team from Redlands, CA based brewing company, Hanger 24, where he rose through the ranks beginning as cellar man, assistant brewer, senior brewer before reaching the status of brewery manager.
“Josh has some great ideas and brings invaluable experience to the Grand Canyon Brewing team. I’m thrilled that he is joining us this month and look forward to working with him. I’m also very excited to see Jeff taking on the lead brewer role. His insight, experience and expertise will be of great value as we continue to grow,” said John Peasley, owner of the Grand Canyon Brewing Company.
Grand Canyon Brewing takes their beer seriously when it comes to quality, and they have the awards to prove it. Their American Pilsner, White Water Wheat and Sunset Amber Ale hold an astounding multitude of medals ranging from bronze, silver and gold in several different competitions.
Looking for seasonal selections? GCB’s staple favorite, Pumpkin Springs Porter, is back by popular demand, ready to welcome you to cooler weather, changing leaves and pumpkin spice aromatic sensations filling the air and your taste buds. Available while supplies last!
While in the area, be sure to head to Cruisers Route 66 Café, next door to GCB, where handcrafted award-winning beer fills pint glasses on a daily basis.
Check out what’s on tap at Grand Canyon Brewing Company:
Descriptions provided by Grand Canyon Brewing Company’s online site.
ABV = Alcohol by volume, O.G. = Original gravity, IBU = International Bitterness Units
Pumpkin Springs Porter: Ale brewed with pumpkin, squash, sweet potatoes, and spices. This porter is dark and smooth with a warming finish and will be sure to compliment the fall season.
ABV. 5.5 O.G. 16 IBU. 25.5
Black Iron I.P.A.: This is our tribute to the black iron that paved the way to get the Grand Canyon. Black Iron I.P.A. is a high hopped, fragrant ale that is as deep and wide as the Grand Canyon itself!
ABV. 6.3 O.G. 16 IBU.60
This summer seasonal is a Viennese style lager that is high in dark vienna malts and sapphire hops. A smooth refreshing medium bodied lager to get you through your summer day.
ABV. 5 O.G. 18 IBU. 13
Perfect blend of German, United Kingdom, and Canadian medium roast crystal malts along with rich Munich and pale malts give our amber complex color and sweetness. Cascade hops help to tame the sweetness. Medals: Bronze 2010 U.S. Open, Bronze 2011 Ameri-Can, Gold 2013 Ameri-Can.
ABV. 5 O.G. 13 IBU. 21
For a full list of Grand Canyon Brewing Company’s beer selection, click here.