Interesting for the tourist aspect but not a standout brewery in my opinion in terms of beer. I do not think the actual brewery is open, you go next door to a restaurant/diner. If you are looking for a fun place to have dinner or lunch and do a little sampler, go for it, but if you are a beer geek who uses this project to map out beer tours, you will not be impressed. Not that the beer was terrible, it just was not as high quality as what you are probably used to. The street is cute, the food was pretty good, parking not a problem when we went. Service was very slow.
Actually kind of conflicted on how to review this place. You see I actually did visit the location, but it was on a Sunday and they weren't technically open. And they had a sign on the door that they weren't doing anymore tours "for the season". Looked in the windows a little, and it was definitely a brewery. Couldn't see much. Outside had a small seating area, which I'm guessing was their tasting area. But.. there was a place called Cruisers right next door that looked like it was hopping, and since it was lunch time we went in.
Here is where the conflict is. When we walked in to Cruisers we were greeted by cases of Grand Canyon's beers stacked all over the place. And the only beer on tap were Grand Canyon's. Actually the only beer that seemed to be available was Grand Canyon's. And it was available as a sampler tray, so that was what I ordered. So I'll review the beer I had, along with Cruisers as a sort of brewpub (the food). When this gets looked at by the beerinator and the folks that review the reviews, I'll leave it up to them how they want to post this. As a review for the GC brewery, or the beer bar (brewpub?) called Cruisers which is literally right next door.
The beers were a wheat, a raspberry wheat, a pale ale, an amber, an IPA, a stout, a pilsner and a seasonal (a doublebock).
Wheat was solid(nothing special just a well made wheat beer), raspberry wheat was actually really good(raspberry was not overpowering etc..), pale ale was a little hoppier than expected but was good, amber was exceptional..even the wife liked it, IPA was really well done, stout was ok.. technically well balanced but boring to me, pilsner was the weakest of the bunch, their seasonal was also pretty weak.. if it was truly a doublebock like the server said it was pretty wimpy in the malt backbone.
Food was actually pretty good. Small salad for both of us and a set of taquitoes (sp?) to split. Salad actually seemed like fresh greens, house made dressings. Taquitoes were really amazing. A huge portion (they were an appetizer) fresh made guacamole and fixings on the side. Well spiced meat fillings etc.. Menu had the solid brew pub sort of things (burgers, chicken etc..)..some southwest offerings.
Would give this place a high recommendation. First the tourist aspect.. very near the grand canyon, on Route 66. Food was very solid based on what we had. Service was very good. The beer was good to exceptional. Actually had a small gift shop in the back of the restaurant selling GC Brewing shirts. If I'm ever out there again I'll definitely stop by.