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Hear the fascinating stories behind the exploding Arizona craft beer scene directly from the people who are making it happen.

When you live in the desert you have to stay hydrated. Or you die. Simple. But who says you always have to drink boring old lame water? There are PLENTY of options to get a tasty handcrafted beer.

**Disclaimer: Make sure you drink LOTS of water in the desert. Seriously. Don't be dumb. You need that out here. Or you really will die**

Tap That AZ - Arizona Craft Beer Podcas‪t‬ Eric Walters

    • Food
    • 4.8 • 64 Ratings

Hear the fascinating stories behind the exploding Arizona craft beer scene directly from the people who are making it happen.

When you live in the desert you have to stay hydrated. Or you die. Simple. But who says you always have to drink boring old lame water? There are PLENTY of options to get a tasty handcrafted beer.

**Disclaimer: Make sure you drink LOTS of water in the desert. Seriously. Don't be dumb. You need that out here. Or you really will die**

    A Year in Waiting - Part 3 of 4

    A Year in Waiting - Part 3 of 4

    In the previous part we got to know all the players in this fine dining game. Now we focus on the execution of the game plan which, as you’ll hear, takes a toll on you. Nick shares the struggles of learning all of this while still trying to maintain a marriage AND a career as a college professor. Enjoy!

    • 48 min
    Behind The Pint: Kilt Lifter

    Behind The Pint: Kilt Lifter

    *This was recorded in 2019 during the creation of The Arizona Beer Book for the purpose of research and was never intended to be released*
    In this episode we hear the story of the most iconic beer in Arizona, if not the entire Southwest, Kilt Lifter from Four Peaks Brewing Company. Pioneers of the American craft beer revolution Four Peaks has sealed their spot in beer history and Kilt Lifter has played a major role in that. Even today, it makes up 60% of their production. Enjoy this episode! 

    • 41 min
    A Year in Waiting - Part 2 of 4

    A Year in Waiting - Part 2 of 4

    You ever wonder what it takes to execute on the highest culinary level? Well, this chapter is for you. In this part author Nicholas Butler explores each role within a restaurant essential to reaching excellence. My favorite chapter of the whole book!

    "Nicholas Butler’s 'foodoir' is the first-hand account of changing from a career path as a college professor into waiting tables at one of Phoenix’s most respected restaurants"

    • 50 min
    A Year in Waiting - Part 1 of 4

    A Year in Waiting - Part 1 of 4

    This is part 1 of a 4 part series: "Nicholas Butler’s 'foodoir' is the first-hand account of changing from a career path as a college professor into waiting tables at one of Phoenix’s most respected restaurants. 'A Year In Waiting' connects to all readers by exploring the delights and prejudices of the restaurant industry, finding inspiration through carefully sourced ingredients, and offering discovery as a coping mechanism over disillusionment during the massive layoffs and unemployment of 2020." Enjo

    • 59 min
    Behind The Pint: Tower Station IPA

    Behind The Pint: Tower Station IPA

    In this new series "Behind The Pint" we will hear the story of over 2 dozen iconic Arizona beers. These conversations were recorded in 2019 during the creation of The Arizona Beer Book for the purpose of research and were never intended to be released.
    This first one is arguably the favorite beer of Arizona Tower Station IPA from Mother Road Brewing Co. Listen in as founder Michael Marquess explains how the Mother Road customers played an integral part of making this beer. Enjoy the show!

    • 33 min
    Rob Coate - Head Brewer at Helton Brewing Co.

    Rob Coate - Head Brewer at Helton Brewing Co.

    In this episode host Eric Walters sits down with Helton Brewing Co. head brewer Rob Coate. The explosion of Helton beer in the state has been impressive given their short history. In their almost-5-years they have gone from the neighborhood spot with a great vibe and killer Pilsner to a top craft beer producer in Arizona filling the shelves of beer stores around that state. Rob tells us the story from the beginning as well as the future of Helton Brewing Co. Enjoy! 

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

blindbrewguy ,

Great podcast about Arizona craft beer!

A great way to learn more about the Arizona craft beer and brewery scene! I really enjoy getting to hear from the brewers, owners, employees, and others associated with craft beer in Arizona. Keep it up! Cheers!🍻

theForaner ,

A great listen!

Lots of info and stories being shared. If you wanted to gain a new appreciation or fortify that appreciation of what Arizona is doing in beer, spirits, foods and more... well, this is the podcast for you. Even if you don’t live in Arizona, it’s got a ton of cool stuff about it that you can enjoy and learn from!

Cbrendem ,

Great Rep for AZ Beer!

Really enjoy this podcast - as someone who loves AZ, loves beer and loves podcasts. Appreciate the interviews with local operations and learning about new openings etc. As a homebrewer, it’s fun to learn about other people and their processes - whether it’s the Beer 101 features, or discussions of all the work that went into developing and opening a new brewery or tap room. Also really enjoy hearing my guy, Marcus, get some love in the beer reviews! It’s all kept pretty casual which makes it an easy listen. Seems to get better all the time - keep it up!

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