Walking into The Brass Tap in Mesa, you’re immediately struck by the sheer number of taps—they seem to go on forever. Framing the taps are the bottle refrigerators; row after row of craft beer bottles are proudly organized by style.
If it wasn’t obvious that the people behind The Brass Tap love their craft beer just by walking into the bar, a brief conversation with either assistant general manager, Mitchell Carlson or Joseph Lucas, will definitely convince you otherwise.
What makes craft beer so special?
Carlson: All of the styles and their interpretations. I love it when a brewery nails a traditional style, but I also love off-the-wall efforts that reach new or different areas. There is something for every palate and your options are growing every day.
What do you think of the growing craft beer movement in Arizona?
Lucas: I love it! I am a big fan of craft beer and I enjoy seeing the passion and dedication that drive this industry. The community that has grown around the craft beer movement is impressive, but no surprise when you see the amazing level of support from individuals at every level. The love of the craft can only mean that the industry will continue to move forward to bigger and better things. I am excited to see what’s in store for our local scene this year.
Why is The Brass Tap the perfect place for craft beer lovers?
Carlson: With sixty rotating draught lines, I can pour your Deschutes Abyss or barrel-aged whatever while keeping your moms happy with a Weihestphaner Hefe. If we don’t have something you like, you don’t like things.
Lucas: The Brass Tap is fueled by our passion for craft beer. We carry around 300 beers total, with 60 on tap and well over 200 bottles and cans. We support the local beer scene by dedicating plenty of handles to Arizona beers, while also getting our hands on new and exciting beers from all around the country. The Brass Tap offers a great casual atmosphere that is always a sure bet for a fun night out. And if you can’t stick around, we also fill growlers and offer bottles to go at a reasonable price.
The Brass Tap
1033 N. Dobson Road, Suite 104, Mesa, 480.610.2337, brasstapbeerbar.com/mesa