Mother Bunch Brewing Microbrewery is Coming Soon to Downtown Phoenix

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Lauren Saria
Mother Bunch Brewing has taken over the space formerly occupied by a cross fit studio.
It seems just about every area of town has a brewery these days. There's SanTan in Chandler, Four Peaks in Tempe, Arizona Wilderness Brewing in Gilbert, and, by the end of summer, Mother Bunch Brewing in downtown Phoenix. For beer fanatics, it's about time.

The new microbrewery comes courtesy of Julie Meeker, a self proclaimed "serious beer nerd" who will also be serving as the brewery's assistant brewer. She'll be working with head brewer William Hampton to bring craft beer to Roosevelt Row.

See also: 10 Best Breweries in Metro Phoenix

Mother Bunch, named after a character in a book about 15th and 16th century alewives, will offer 20 tap handles with about eight to ten featuring the brewery's own creations. The other dozen or so will focus of local brews not readily available in Phoenix -- Meeker is looking to get brews from Tucson, for example.

Meeker, an avid homebrewer, and Hampton have been collaborating on recipes since about October and have a few working recipes already. There's a smoked cherry porter to look forward to, a collaboration between Mother Bunch and O.H.S.O. nanoBrewery, as well as an IPA, single hop pale ale, and seasonal saisons. Last Christmas Meeker tried out a saison with Chinese five spice.

On the food side look for contemporary pub food with a slight French twist. The restaurant and bar will offer both a traditional bar and a chefs counter with seats for about a half dozen people.

Mother Bunch will be located at 825 N. 7th Street, in the historic J.B. Bayless building. The brewery has been under construction since February and Meeker says they'll be open by the end of summer.

For more information and updates on the progress, check the Mother Bunch Brewing Facebook page and Twitter.

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Mother Bunch Brewing

825 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ

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38 comments
Jesse Adams
Jesse Adams

Brenda you are more than welcome to stop drinking, just don't ask that we follow suit.

Mike Falvo
Mike Falvo

Wasn't that place a Cross-Fit gym last month? Aaaaaaah Fitness Fads...Gotta love 'em

Jane Meeker
Jane Meeker

Great article. I am so proud of you!

Kyo Ono
Kyo Ono

Hopefully cause I do wan a brewery right out of my home!!

April Marie
April Marie

Hey that's where the old costume shop used to be when I was a little girl. How cool

Kimbo Hike-ster
Kimbo Hike-ster

Opens at end of summer? I can paint. Will work for brew.

Kody Ray
Kody Ray

Um... that kind of happens with drinking. Defeats the purpose of going to a brewery. You don't go to a brewery to have one beer. That is what a bar is for. You go to a brewery to taste multiple offerings. Obviously, some people can drink more alcohol than others with less effect do to size, after a few drinks everyone has a level of impairment. That is inevitable, and your comment shows true ignorance to the subject. People are going to drink, some are going to get drunk, what is the problem with keeping them off the road? Realistic solutions are much better than your pipe dreaming.

Kody Ray
Kody Ray

Every neighborhood needs one. Walking distance keeps drunk drivers off the road!

Rhett Baruch
Rhett Baruch

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Ryan Spillers
Ryan Spillers

This was what I was refering too Billy Clayton

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