Mesquite River Brewing Company
We offer a food menu from our neighbors at the Hangar and Ristorante Giuseppe, or you are welcome to bring in your own food, let us do the cleaning!
Mesquite River Brewing Company is a Scottsdale Arizona Nano-brewery Located at Thunderbird and Scottsdale Road.
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Fred was born in northern Minnesota and moved to Arizona many years ago. Fred attended NAU earning a BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management. After graduation, Fred moved around the country working for different hotel companies, finally landing back in Phoenix from the San Francisco bay area in 2000. There, he purchased a home next door to Karl. Over the years a friendship developed. In 2002, Fred obtained a brewing kit. Fred got together with Karl to compile a list of additional equipment needed to complete a brewing system. Karl showed Fred the brewing process and he was quite intrigued. Fred started searching out the different styles available. Stout and Brown ales quickly became favorites. Fred’s first batch was a Young’s Double Chocolate Stout clone and to this day the Stout is his favorite style.
After some time, Karl and Fred started brewing together. They would meet on Friday nights over cigars, beers and scotch, to plan out the brews for Saturday. After a few years of brewing together, they decided to take their passion of brewing craft beer and share it with more than family and friends. They decided to purchase a more advanced brewing system for recipe development and tighter quality controls. With no industry experience, they both decided it would be best to start off small to build the brand and gradually build the business.
So here we are… Come on by, hang out, and let’s talk beer!!
Karl was born in Los Angeles then raised in Eugene Oregon and now makes his home in Phoenix since 1994. He is an avid home brewer for over 20 years.
Fred is originally from Northern Minnesota. Last moved to Arizona in 2000 from the San Francisco bay area and previously living in other states from the mid-west and back east. Fred has been brewing since 2002.