Tempe, AZ — Leah and Jeff Huss, the husband and wife team behind the Tempe-based Huss Brewing Co. are proud to announce the grand opening of the Huss Brewing Co. Taproom at Uptown Plaza today. Tucked inside this revitalized midcentury modern shopping center at the NE corner of Camelback Rd. and Central Ave., this all-new taproom showcases an ever-changing selection of Huss’ award-winning, locally-crafted beers, including recipes brewed exclusively for this new location, Plus, Huss’s new taproom will boast both house-made bar snacks and offer food from neighboring hot spots such as Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria and Shake Shack.
Featuring a stylish rustic-yet-industrial look and a seamless indoor-outdoor layout, Huss Brewing’s new taproom will sport a welcoming, family-friendly vibe, as well as a comfortable, shaded patio. In preparation for the new taproom, the Huss family worked collaboratively with the city of Phoenix and the surrounding neighborhoods to overcome the initial concerns about adding a new drinking and dining destination in the heart of this historic residential and retail corridor.
The Huss Brewing Co. Taproom at Uptown Plaza serves an extensive selection of Huss’ fresh, locally brewed beers, including all-new brews made just for the Taproom, paired with their renowned Husstler Milk Stout (Bronze medal winner at the Great American Beer Fest in the Sweet Stout Category), Magic in the Ivy Pale Ale, That’ll Do IPA and their 2016 U.S. Open Medal winner Scottsdale Blonde. Plus, following its 2016 acquisition of Papago Brewing Company, Huss Brewing will also pour a variety of Papago beers, such as the best-selling Papago Orange Blossom mandarin wheat beer.
Wash it all down with Huss’s house made bar bites such as Warm Goat Cheese & Nduja Dip or the Uptown Farmer’s Market Radish Toast. Or order food to-go from one of the Huss Taproom’s delicious Uptown Plaza neighbors, such asChipotle, Creamistry, Flower Child,Lou Malnati’s Pizza, Shake Shack, or Zookz Sandwiches, and enjoy the food inside the taproom.
Leah Huss says the goal for this location was to create a relaxing spot for guests to visit and wind down. “Just like our Tempe Taproom, we wanted to create a comfortable space where people can relax, sip our beers and enjoy food from a multitude of area restaurants,” Huss says. “Combined with all the excitement of opening inside this landmark midcentury modern property in the heart of Phoenix, and we couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the revitalization efforts in this wonderful neighborhood. We look forward to being a valued member of the community for a long time.”
About Huss Brewing
Husband-and-wife, Jeff and Leah Huss, have 27 years of combined experience in the brewing industry. Jeff was head brewer for BJ’s Brewing in Chandler, Ariz., for seven years and attended the, Siebel Institute in Chicago, then, the Doemens Academy in Munich, Germany. Leah co-owned and operated Papago Brewing in Scottsdale, Ariz., for 14 years, helping pioneer the craft beer community and growth in Arizona. Their combined love and passion for craft beer inspired them to chase their dreams of owning a local, family-owned and operated brewery with Jeff acting as head-brewer, and Leah running business and marketing operations. Huss Brewing Co. opened its doors in South Tempe in August 2013, with a 30-barrel system, a small tasting room with 20 taps, and room for growth. In 2016 Huss acquired the Papago Brewing Company in Scottsdale, creating the newly formed Huss Family of Beers and transforming Huss into the 3rdlargest brewer in the state. Their fresh, quality, canned beers are canned on site weekly including the brands: Scottsdale Blonde Kolsch, Magic in the Ivy Pale Ale, That’ll Do IPA, Koffee Kolsch, and Husstler Milk Stout.