About Our Brewery
It started out as a hobby in 2000 and then got just a little bigger… Two home brewers, twenty intrepid beer loving investors, the faith of a commercial banker, and the supportive Flagstaff community combined to create Mother Road Brewing Company in 2010. Grab your map, fill your tank, and get on a stretch of two lane road. When you pull off for the night, a cold Mother Road beer awaits you.
Located on Route 66 – The Mother Road
The Mother Road was John Steinbeck’s name for U.S. Highway 66 in The Grapes of Wrath when it carried the Joad family west in the 1930s. It was a road of desperation and flight, but also a road of hope and new beginnings. Our brewery resides on a lost portion of Route 66 and we have a passion for craft beer, motoring, and history.
Mother Road Brewery and Tap Room is located in the Southside of Flagstaff on Mikes Pike; the original alignment of U.S. Highway 66 as it came through Flagstaff. In the late 1930s Route 66 was realigned to travel under the railroad line one block west, to handle heavier traffic.
The Milum Building was built by the Milum family in the 1920s and housed a commercial laundry, which they operated until the late 1990s. Following a series of short-lived businesses and a period of disrepair, the Milum Building now has three long term tenants and is enjoying a renaissance with shops; Pizzicletta, Flagstaff Bicycle Revolution, and Mother Road Brewing Company.
Mission and Values
The Mission of Mother Road Brewing is to hand craft and distribute distinguished beers with respect for history, our community, and the environment. We sell to the consumer by expanding their awareness of beer culture, beer and food pairings, and evoking place and history. We provide our customers the finest beer value at a reasonable price.
Our Vision is to become a Southwest regional brewery by utilizing local products whenever possible, engaging our employees and management in process and decision making, seeking green and innovative technologies to aid in beer production, and involving the community in our brewery with mutually beneficial partnerships.
We seek to accomplish the Mission and Vision with the following values:
Integrity – Do what you say and honor your word. This applies to all company relationships; staff, consumers, shareholders, suppliers, and distributors.
Respect – For where we began and what we will accomplish next. We have a duty to the history of brewing and our community, but are biased to innovation; taking our respect for the past and applying it forward.
Creative – Thoughts and actions in our daily operations. Through an empowered and imaginative team, we fashion new beers and processes to advance craft brewing and our company.
Puckish – In our enjoyment of life and what we do. After all, we have a great job; brewing beer.