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) to this very day. You can enjoy sandwiches, pretzels and other goodies while sipping on the craft creations of our Brewer, Jose Porter.
In November of 2015, we were able to open our Peoria, AZ location; Peoria Artisan Brewery and Gastropub. Chef Michael Mahalick and General Manager Tara Portillo operate the business and proudly provide craft beers and scratch food to our amazing customers while Kevin Parsons 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 while you wait 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
Co-owner/Chef: Michael Mahalick
Co-owner/General Manager: Tara Portillo
Litchfield Taproom Brewer: Jose Porter
Litchfield Taproom Manager: Harry Ellen
Head Brewer: Kevin Parsons – Gold Medal: Best Strong Beer Competition 2017 “Third Sabbath” Belgian Tripel