“Revitalization” has become a buzzword for cities plagued with malnourished downtowns, a classification that fit Chandler more than a decade ago. Now, a little more than three years after it finished several construction projects and recruited businesses, the city is starting to see its efforts come to fruition.
There’s a simple reason why Chandler’s SanTan Brewing Company decided to build a brand new brewing facility — and it’s one that appears to be a good sign for progress of this particular East Valley beverage business.
For many beer aficionados, nothing beats the freshness and flavor of a microbrew straight from the tap. Many drive miles to brewpubs to fill up glass bottles, also called growlers, with their favorites.
The owners of The Phoenix Ale Brewery announced the opening of a
new brewery located 3 miles east of downtown Phoenix, at 3002 E.
Washington St. The brewery, bottling facility, administrative
offices and visitor center are housed in a 15,700-square-foot
building on 1.1 acres of land directly adjacent to the Phoenix
Metro light rail system.
The Valley's demand for craft beers has grown over the past few
years and locally owned Keegan's has definitely noticed. The
restaurant is responding to this request by offering craft beers on
tap this fall at all three locations in Ahwatukee Foothills,
Camelback Corridor and Chandler.