Peoria Artisan Brewery | Our Story
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Our Story

Humble Beginnings Built from a Shared Passion.

Craft Beer and Camaraderie.

Humble beginnings and unconditional friendship would be, in our minds, perfect ways to describe the history of our brewery and the fruition of our passion.  In 2013, we opened the Litchfield Taproom in historic Litchfield Park, AZ just west of the Wigwam Resort.  The Taproom is a small neighborhood establishment where we proudly brew 1BBL batches of beer (31 gallons) and have incorporated a small but robust barrel program where we experiment with different techniques and blends.  You can enjoy warm soft pretzels or our meat and cheese board with our house brews.

In November of 2015, we opened our Peoria, AZ location; Peoria Artisan Brewery and Gastropub.  Chef Michael Mahalick and Manager Adriana Lopez operate the business and proudly provide craft beers and scratch food to our amazing customers while our Head Brewer, Bret Blanchard, diligently brews his unique craft beer creations.  We have a 5BBL brewery on site and a full kitchen where we serve a New American style cuisine.  The dining area seats about 70 people and the patio seats about 40. The bar is indoor/outdoor with a garage door that allows us to open up to the beautiful AZ weather.  We maintain 20 taps, one of which is a non-alcoholic Root Beer.  Typically, we have 10 or so of our brews available and about 10 guest beers that we rotate frequently.  You can take any one of our brews home in a growler (64oz and 26oz) or have it canned in 32oz cans.  We also serve a variety of wines and hand-crafted cocktails which we develop in-house with our own mixes, syrups and fresh squeezed juices.

We are very proud of our small brewery and the dedication we have to hand-crafting our brews.  We aim to provide various options so that any craft beer drinker will find a hand-crafted brew that they enjoy.  Likewise, the environment and atmosphere of our brewery is as equally important along with our food offerings.  Classic, simple, creative and loving – that’s all we want to do.

Owners: Matthew and Kristina Frosch

Executive Chef: Michael Mahalick

FOH Manager: Adriana Lopez

Head Brewer: Bret Blanchard


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