Happy Hour Report Card: San Tan Brewing Company

Categories: Happy Hour

Mr. Pineapple and Sex Panther: Tasty seasonal brews or Bond villain and seductress?

The Spot: San Tan Brewing Company, 8 S. San Marcos Place, Chandler. 480-917-8700. www.santanbrewing.com

Hours: 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; Reverse Happy Hour is 9 p.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday

Details: They keep it simple: All San Tan pints are $3.75 each, and everything behind the bar -- yes, everything -- is $1 off. Select appetizers, like the Buffalo wings, Downtown Sliders, and Chips & Dip Trio, are down to $6 apiece. We asked our server for appetizer recommendations and took his advice, going with the Cilantro Lime Hummus (served with tortilla chips, pita, olives, grape tomatoes, and cucumbers) and crispy Onion Rings and Zucchini. Despite the crowds, our appetizers came out of the kitchen faster than fast food, and in generous portions.

The Cilantro Lime Hummus, regularly $8, is down to $6 during happy hour.

For pints, we went with the two seasonals on tap: Mr. Pineapple and Sex Panther (seasonal brews just don't get better names than these two). We've raved about the Sex Panther (a double chocolate porter and oh-so-rich) before, but this time, it was the Mr. Pineapple that stole the show. A refreshingly light beer, this pineapple wheat has the sweet, fruity kick you'd expect from its name, plus a little extra carbonation to make it especially thirst-quenching on an already hot April day.

The Onion Rings & Zucchini, served with a side of Ranch for dipping, are also $6 during happy hour.

Location Info

San Tan Brewing Company

8 San Marcos Place, Chandler, AZ

Category: Music

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San Tan has decent beer, descent service and crappy tasting overpriced food!

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