7 Best Breweries in Sedona, Arizona to Visit This Year

There may be nothing better than relishing a local brew while enjoying a view of the red rocks of Sedona.

Sedona is a beautiful city and is home to some wonderful breweries.

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So whether you’d just like to enjoy a cold beer or you’re a beer enthusiast, here you’ll be able to find the best local brewery for you and your group.

#1 Oak Creek Brewery and Grill

336 AZ-179 Suite D201, Sedona, AZ 86336 | Website

Type of Beer: German-style brews

Close to the Sedona airport. This is one of the most popular breweries for beer lovers.

Brewery Tours:

Yes, every Saturday from 11am to 4pm. Tours are $10 per person and include beer tastings and food samples from the restaurant’s menu.

You can also get a flight of 5 beers for $7.50 on Saturdays! They’ll even give you souvenir glasses if you want to bring them home with you (they sell them for $5).

Beers at Oak Creek Brewery and Grill in Sedona
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“I have been to this venue a few times and it’s well worth grabbing a brew or some grub. The service was quick, and friendly. They brewery gives healthy portions of food. They have a great patio with a cool view or you can sit inside nearby windows that still capture Sedona’s beauty.

Perfect place to grab lunch or hangout and enjoy drinks after hiking, or strolling around all the galleries. Great spot all the way around.”

– Jerome C. (Google Reviews)

They have won numerous awards for their beers.

What to Expect:

While there are other breweries in town offering tours as well, Oak Creek Brewery is the only one where they let visitors sample their wares before venturing into the heart of Sedona’s arts community at Tlaquepaque Village Marketplace just a short walk away (less than 3 blocks).

Burger at Oak Creek Brewery and Grill
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There they can enjoy all kinds of fine art galleries while sipping on local brews like Indian Red Ale or Sedona Common Lager while listening to live music at any number of outdoor venues throughout town—including those directly behind Oak Creek Brewery itself!

Why Go?

  • Tlaquepaque arts with live entertainment
  • Good view
  • Brewery tour with samples
  • Happy hour specials
  • Second-story patio for nice views
  • Outdoor seating available

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#2 Oak Creek Brewing Company

2050 Yavapai Dr, Sedona, AZ 86336 | Website

Oak Creek Brewing Co. is a family-owned and operated, small microbrewery in west Sedona, Arizona and is one of the best places to go when you’re looking for a good brew.

The brewery offers a variety of craft beers, including their signature red ale, along with a menu of delicious food including their famous pizza and sandwiches.

The beautiful view is another reason why many choose this brewery.

Men enjoying beer at Oak Creek Brewing Company
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The inside of Oak Creek Brewing Company is cozy and inviting.

It has plenty of seating for diners at the bar or tables throughout the dining room and an outdoor patio if you want to take in some fresh air while sipping your beer.

“…Loved their Amber ale extra special bitter. Deliciously mellow, with a caramel now that hangs forever and makes this a delightful sipper. The C.C.P. (chocolate cherry Porter) was exceptional; I’m not usually a fan of “flavored” brews, but these guys started the brew with the cacao and organic cherry, and they pulled off a deliciously drinkable stout!”

– Scott Z. (Google Reviews)

What to Expect?

The staff at Oak Creek Brewing Company are very friendly and knowledgeable about their craft beer selection so don’t hesitate to ask them questions about what they recommend!

From the moment you step inside Oak Creek Brewing Company, you will feel like you are in a small town pub that has been around for years.

The atmosphere is warm and friendly, with a mix of locals and tourists enjoying their time together at the brewery.

Why Go?

  • Beautiful view
  • Mix of locals and tourists who visit
  • Outdoor beer garden with fire pits
  • Open mic night on some Saturday nights
  • Live music 5 days a week
  • Kid-friendly
  • Free peanuts

#3 Sedona Beer Company

465 Jordan Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336 | Website

  • Beer selection: The brewery offers a variety of beers on tap, including IPAs and pale ales. They also have several seasonal brews that are rotated frequently.
  • Brewing process: The beer is brewed in small batches and uses high quality ingredients to create distinct flavors.
  • Brewery tours: They offer regular tours of their facility, as well as special events like yoga with beer classes or food trucks at the brewery (the next one is April 8th).the sweet potato waffle fries with chorizo and cheese here.

Just off of Uptown Sedona, The Sedona Beer Co. is located in a building that was originally a warehouse for the railroad, so it has some interesting history.

The building also houses its taproom, which has plenty of seating and live music every weekend.

Food:

They have a neat selection of sliders, salads, and fries to pair up with your beer.

Brewing process:

They brew their beer in small batches and use high quality ingredients.

Brewery tours:

They offer regular tours of their facility, as well as special events like yoga with beer classes or food trucks at the brewery (the next one is April 8th). The brewery is located in a building that was originally a warehouse for the railroad, so it has some interesting history.

The building also houses their taproom, which has plenty of seating and live music every weekend.

#4 Verde Brewing Company

724 Industrial Dr #7a, Camp Verde, AZ 86322 | Website

This small brewery is really a hidden gem located in Camp Verde about 30 minutes from Sedona.

Verde Brewing Company is a local brewery that specializes in craft beer.

chilled beer glasses at Verde Brewing Company
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It’s located in the center of town, and you can stop by for a drink or two or have dinner at the restaurant.

They have 8 breweries on tap including:

  • Gold Buckle
  • Munich Honey Lager
  • Raspberry Lemon Sour
  • Blue Sky Hazy IPA
  • Scotch Ale
  • Wildflower IPA
  • Dark Lager
  • BullPen Bourbon Stout

Plus, they’re even talking about a Watermelon Sour that will use ripe local watermelons from a nearby farm that is coming soon!

What to Expect?

The brewpub offers a variety of local craft beers on tap, including IPAs, stouts and Belgian ales to name just a few. If you’re not sure what kind of beer is right for you yet or if your taste buds like to switch it up often,

Verde Brewing Company also offers flights so that you can try several types before deciding on one (or two) favorites.

“This little gem located right off of the highway is awesome. Nice people good food, good beer and super reasonable prices.”

– Nick B. (Google Reviews)

The food at Verde Brewing Company is pretty good, and it’s an excellent place to stop in for a drink or two.

beer and salad served at Verde Brewing Company
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If you’re looking for a nice spot just down the street from town to relax with friends or family, this is an excellent choice.

When we visited Monteuma Casle, we stopped here for lunch and were so glad we did.

Why Go?

  • Outdoor patio with shade
  • Pet friendly
  • Happy hour specials
  • 8 beers on tap
  • Pint, growlers and 4-packs available

#5 Belfry Wood-Fired Grill and Brewery

791 N Main St, Cottonwood, AZ 86326 | Website

Belfry Wood-Fired Grill and Brewery is located in Sedona, Arizona. It’s a great place to dine with friends or family and enjoy craft beers.

Belfry has a wide selection of craft beers, as well as your typical American fare such as burgers, pizza, salads and more.

Belfry Wood-Fired Grill and Brewery exterior image
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Been here a few times. This was the first time back in a while. Our server was excellent. Food was really good and prices were in line with the increase in prices everywhere. Very nice interior. They have a great selection of beers brewed on site. Would recommend.

– Garrett Ottoaz (Google Reviews)

The restaurant can accommodate large parties – perfect for those who want to host a party while they enjoy their favorite brews!

What to Expect?

At Belfry, you can enjoy a variety of flavors including: -Pale ales and IPAs -Stouts and porters -Belgian style ales -Lagers-Ciders -Wines and more!

The beer menu changes regularly at Belfry, so be sure to check back often.

You can also purchase beer by the glass or growler – perfect for taking home a few bottles while you enjoy your meal.

If you’re looking for somewhere new to try out in Sedona, Arizona, definitely consider this place!

#6 Smelter Town Brewery

921 Main St Suite A, Clarkdale, AZ 86324 | Website

  • Smelter Town Brewery is located in a historic building that was once used for smelting silver ore. The building has an interesting history, and the brewery serves up delicious craft beers with a healthy dose of Arizona’s history.
  • The brewery can be toured on Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm. They offer free brewery tours every day except Mondays and Tuesdays, although they’re closed when they host special events like concerts or festivals. Tours last around 45 minutes and include samples at the end!

One of my favorite breweries since moving into the area. Great vibe, friendly staff and most importantly, really great brews! They have live music and food trucks on certain dates and you can order food from across the street and have it delivered to you or pick it up!

– Nikki Hynes (Google Reviews)

Good to Know:

The name “Smelter Town” comes from the town built around this smelter during its heyday in the late 1800s, which included a post office (which moved further down Highway 89 after its closure), saloon, dance hall and general store among other things.

The remains were found by two brothers while hiking near where their family had owned land since 1875 – they decided that it would make sense to start up this new venture!

#7 THAT Brewery

300 E Cherry St, Cottonwood, AZ 86326 | Website

That Brewery is a small family-owned brewery located at the entrance to Cottonwood. They are best known for their Belgian style ales, but they also have excellent craft beers that range from light pilsners to dark stouts.

That Brewery has an impressive selection of brews on tap with many seasonal varieties available during the summer months.

Owners of THAT Brewery posing with their beers
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Their food menu includes sandwiches, salads and appetizers as well as homemade soups made daily.

It was voted Best Brew Pub by Readers Poll in 2011 and Best Of Sedona’s Best Restaurant 2013-15 by voters in The Sedona Red Rock News Newspaper!

What’s On Tap?

  • Abbey
  • Arizona Trail Ale
  • Dirty Verde Double IPA
  • Fossil Creek IPA
  • Monsoon Mud Stout
  • Goat Milk Caramel Stout
  • And many more

Good to Know

That Brewery is located in a historic building that used to be a gas station. The interior has been renovated and they have added a patio out back with tables where you can sit and enjoy your beer.

They are open year round but tend to get very busy during the summer months when Sedona is at its peak tourist season.

Why Go?

  • Live music
  • Games
  • Free wifi
  • Pet friendly

The bartender was fabulously awesome. Very friendly and knowledgeable about the beers (although I found most of them to be average). I also love the taproom, which is built into the brewery. This is exactly how taprooms should be (centered around the Brewery first and then offering patrons tables and a place to drink). The taproom had tasteful reclaimed wood siding. There was a variety of beers to choose from, including some high ABV ones. While they are not currently offering flights, the bartender was very generous at offering samples of beers so I could pick the ones I liked best.

– Mister Jon (Google Reviews)

More Similar Options

  • Famous Pizza & Beer in west Sedona for their Margherita pizza with fresh mozzarella (yum!)
  • Mooney’s Irish Pub: this pub is fun, has good drinks and great views
  • JesseLee’s Craft Beer Market
  • Mother Road Brewing Company or Historic Brewing Company which are located in Flagstaff, the 1st international dark sky city.
  • Lonesome Valley Brewing in Prescott Valley

Conclusion

Sedona AZ is a destination that many people visit to enjoy the beauty of the mountains, but there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy it from your own backyard with one of these breweries.

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All of our picks are located within an hour from Sedona and have excellent food options as well as amazing beer!

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Michaela Lee

Michaela lives in Northern Virginia and is a mom of 2 young kids. She enjoys writing, reading and going new places with her family.

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