Beaver Street Brewing Co.

11 S. Beaver St., Flagstaff, AZ, 86001, United States
(520) 779-0079
Latitude: 35.19733, Longitude: -111.65058

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  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.21 | Atmosphere: 4.13 | Service: 4.21 | Food: 4.00
83.6
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
Based on 6 reviews.
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3.8
out of 5
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Curmudgeon (255)
Friday 6th of September 2013 03:07:51 PM
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Flagstaff, AZ has a historic feel to it as you walk around downtown and rightfully so...many of the buildings have been preserved since the late nineteenth century. It says so on the plaques adorning almost every structure.

Beaver St. Brewing is a "newcomer" however. Opened in 1930 as a grocery store, it remained as such until 1984 - the beginning of the craft beer industry but long before the "explosion."

A chance meeting on a flight into Flagstaff had me sitting by a large - a very large man - and since we were on a 30 minute jaunt from Phoenix, I asked that "man" question...the one only men ask each other; "And what do you do?" "Well," he said non-chalantly, "I own and operate 2 brewpubs in town." And so, we talked the plane ride long.

He and his partners renovated the grocery store and open Beaver St. in 1994 and although it's just a block away from the bustle of downtown and the train station, it's not that easy to find. Across the street from a vegetarian bakery (slash) market (slash) coffee shop, Beaver St. is big and lush inside.

An inviting pot bellied stove and high-backed chairs that begged to be slept in greet you upon entering.

I've been here on a busy Saturday night and again on a "just opened" Friday morning and the atmosphere remains very invitiing. The food as well is delicious and the menu, varied.

The beer ranges from the typical Bud knock-off to the necessary IPA (which, as opposed to the Pale Ale) is quite drinkable...not for hopheads. And a Silver Medal winner at a prior year GABF so it's nice to know that ass-puckering beers are NOT taking over. They had a Raspberry Red that was perfect for that warm Friday morn, very refreshing and not drippiing with raspberry syrup (or juice or berries...whichever they use...the bartender remained mum)...and their Porter was outstanding. The Amber, the Red (another GABF winner) I could do without.

Most of the reviews above talk about how this was THE brewpub to frequent...and after visiting their sister Lumberyard Brewing, I would agree. Lumberyard has a more modern feel...much less customer oriented personnel (see my Lumberyard review!) and basically the same brews on tap...plus a "BIG" brew for the younger crowd.

Nope. I would agree. In Flagstaff, this is the place to 'hang' for us older folks...and mingle with the younger.

They don't bite here.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 4 | Food: 4.25
80.0
Overall

bobcat78 (210)
Saturday 8th of December 2012 09:38:03 PM
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I ate at their affiliated Lumberyard Brewing, so I can't speak to the menu at this location. I was a little disappointed after first drinking at Lumberyard, that the beers here were the same as Lumberyard except for maybe one of two differences.

Enjoyed the Imperial Red, Porter and particularly the IPA.

I will say even though it was relatively slow when I was there, they had a parking lot, but parking was still at a premium when I visited. Overall, the inside of the brewery was well decorated and seemed like it would be a fun place to have a drink in a busier time.
Selection: 4.25 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 3.75 | Food: N/A
81.7
Overall

LabBrewer (10)
Monday 26th of March 2012 06:04:43 PM
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Stopped here on a trip to the Grand Canyon. Had a couple of really nice brews on tap (IPA and stout were really good, red was good, nothing to complain about). Definitely the better brewpub in the Flagstaff area of the two that we went to. Food was good as well.

IPA was 6.1% ABV and it wasn't overly hoppy, instead it was high on the aroma. Smelled great and tasted great. Stout was really roasty but good. If I lived in the area this is the place I would frequent.

Definitely worth a visit!
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4.5 | Food: N/A
90.0
Overall

colin (96)
Thursday 14th of April 2011 10:20:07 PM
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Back when there was the brewpub triangle in Downtown Flagstaff of Beaver Street, Mogollon and FBC, this was my favorite place. At some point a little over a year ago, Mogollon closed and Lumberyard opened, maintaining the triangle but skewing it slightly. This is still my favorite.
I've had good times at Beaver Street and still try to stop in every time I'm passing through town. When I left the Grand Canyon earlier than planned to avoid getting stuck by closed roads during a snowstorm, I slid (literally) over to Beaver Street and had a pint before driving the one-lane, highly dangerous I-17 to Phoenix. When we came through last, after getting rained out of our camping trip, we stopped here before heading further south.
Lots of memories here for me, and probably a lot of other people. This place is very, very popular. For the most part, it's a restaurant. The bar itself is not very large. But when the families are not around, the beer drinkers are there enjoying themselves. So, a warning: don't go for dinner, go for lunch.
The food is very good. Mostly sandwiches. A little above bar food.
They have an excellent IPA and a good red. I also like their oatmeal stout, but have certainly had better. I usually go for at least one IPA when here.
And I'll keep coming back. This weekend, in fact. The place is comfortable (they even have a board game selection), the bartender is always very friendly and the beer is very good.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 5 | Food: 3.75
93.3
Overall

wcorvi (1)
Monday 6th of September 2010 03:12:09 PM
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This person needs 3 or more reviews on the site for their scores to start counting.

One word to say about Beaver Street - HOPS!!!

If you are a hophead, you'll love it. Last time I was there (and NEVER AGAIN!) the Nut Brown was so hoppy I couldn't drink it. This is the first beer I walked away from in over 40 years. Nut Brown, BTW, is supposed to not have any hop taste at all.

I'm shocked that none of the criteria on this site even HINT at quality of beer.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 3 | Food: 3.5
73.3
Overall

azmike (4)
Tuesday 4th of March 2008 06:55:05 PM
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Beaver Street is our default stop for beer and food in Flagstaff after a day of mountain biking on Mt Elden. They usually have ~6 beers on tap and I typically order the IPA or Oatmeal Stout (both of which are tasty) to go with a Beaver Street burger or pizza. The outdoor seating with hop vines is great in the summer and the service is fairly laid back.

This place always seems busy and like many successful brewpubs, the focus is more on the restaurant side of the operation. No complaints.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 4 | Food: 4.0
80.0
Overall

Tradr62 (43)
Tuesday 11th of December 2007 02:58:32 PM
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Beaver Street is a friendly, 'home town' brewpub. Actually, make that a resturant that is pretty close to a brewpub. The place is large with a great bar and plenty of seating. It has a mountain town feel with a large fireplace between the bar and dining areas.

I arrived late afternoon at the halfway point of a Scottsdale-Sedona-Flagstaff-&-back motorcycle ride. A 'regular' recommended the IPA, and as a big IPA fan, that's what I wanted to hear! Enjoyable enough to have two, it probably was only just above average.

Food was decent pub grub, but nothing to write home about.

Annoyances: Resturanty.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 3.5 | Service: 4 | Food: 3.5
76.7
Overall

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