Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co., which got its start in Gilbert, is planning to open a location in Downtown Phoenix at 201 East Roosevelt.
The new brewery, slated to open in early 2019, will feature burgers and the brewer’s craft beer, the Phoenix Business Journal reports. It will keep its original location, but its second spot joins the likes of FilmBar and Angels Trumpet Ale House, which are only a few blocks away.
The Roosevelt Row building that will be home to the new brewery is notable for a mural of a bicycle deliveryman on the side adjacent to Second Street.
“Expanding our presence to Downtown Phoenix allows us to continue as an authentic craft brewery while enhancing and growing the objective,” Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co. founder Jonathan Buford wrote on his blog. “We will continue our efforts to uphold our sustainability efforts (solar, reclaimed rain water, efficiently using natural lighting, recycling, composting food waste, etc.), but also progressing our farm to pint/table initiatives.”
Buford also lauded urban cores as hotbeds of creativity, including Phoenix. “City centers are a splendid showcase of the surrounding people’s abilities, feelings and artistic culture,” he wrote.