Why We Brew
In 1873, when the population of the United States of America was 46 million people, the US was home to more than 4,130 breweries. Men and women bought their beer from the local brewer in the same way they would buy or trade for meat from the local butcher, or bread from the local bakery. The beer was fresh and made with locally sourced ingredients, reflecting the unique characteristics of both the region and the brewer.
- Fast forward 141 years -
With a population of more than 315 million people and counting, less than 3,000 breweries call America home. While the population has doubled three times, the number of breweries has been drastically reduced. We have less local options, and we've redefined freshness to include packaged beer that is months old. While the brewery business is booming, we have a long way to go before we once again reach pre-prohibition era glory.
Scottsdale Beer Company embraces the tradition of the early American brewing industry, prioritizing freshness and craftsmanship, and thriving to be wholly local. Through plate and pint, we honor time-tested techniques and traditions balanced with creativity, invention, and the occasional oddity. Inspired by the work of the masters from past generations, we’re offering up the concoctions of this era's expert craftsmen. We gladly offer you an open invitation to visit your community's brewery, meet the people that make your beer, and eat and drink in contentment.