The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild celebrated the craft beer community at the second annual Arizona Craft Beer Awards at a ceremony on Oct. 5. Pedal Haus Brewery took home the top honor and was named the 2023 Brewery of the Year.
There was a large turnout with 53 local breweries submitting 194 beers to be judged. An independent panel of 65 judges blind sampled the beers and evaluated them according to the Great American Beer Festival guidelines.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by your peers for making high quality beer,” said Julian Wright founder of Pedal Haus Brewery. “It’s also always a great time getting together with our industry friends in the great Arizona brewing scene.”
Pedal Haus received 18 total points from the three gold medals it won for its German-Style Pilsner, Beach Cruiser Mexican Lager and Desert Classic Pale Ale beers – resulting in being named Brewery of the Year.
Pedal Haus Brewery celebrated its seventh anniversary this year having opened its first location on Mill Avenue in Tempe in 2015. It now also has locations in downtown Chandler, Phoenix and at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. The team, led by Wright and Derek “Doc” Osborne proudly craft all beer out of Pedal Haus’ brewing facility in Chandler. The brewery makes a dozen beers – many of them are true to style and several are seasonal such as the Pumpkin Ale and Peppermint Porter.
In addition to these awards, the brewery has won more than 40 medals and awards at competitions across the country including a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival in 2018 and Best Brewery in the United States at the 2019 Copa Cerveza de Americas.
Pedal Haus is open daily serving scratch-made dishes for lunch and dinner plus happy hour specials. For more information about Pedal Haus visit Pedalhausbrewery.com.