Open Letter to Mother Road Fans

January 5, 2017 To Mother Road’s Fans, Thank you for being part of Mother Road Brewing Company’s continuing adventure. Your support of the brewery and purchases of our beer have fueled incredible growth the past several years. We ended last year with an approximate production of 4,100 barrels; an incredible feat in our small 3,000… View Article


As 5th Anniversary Nears, Mother Road Brewing Signs Lease on Second Brewing Facility

After five years making beer out of its downtown Flagstaff location, Mother Road Brewing Company is taking a major step to expand its operations. Last week, owners Michael and Alissa Marquess signed a lease on an 8,000-square-foot production facility about a mile east of the historic Mikes Pike brewery. This gives supporters a lot to… View Article


Want to join the Mother Road Team?

    Mother Road Brewing Company in Flagstaff, Arizona is growing!  We seek a Brewer II as described below to join our 4,000 barrel production brewery and tap room this November.   Interested parties shall send via email a cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to Campbell Morrissy, Production Manager at campbell@motherroadbeer.com.  No calls please…. View Article


Fresh Hop Ale 2016

In the world of beer, the end of summer means one thing: it’s time for the hop harvest. The hops are picked over just a few weeks around the end of August and beginning of September, and they begin to decompose within just 24 hours, which means breweries have a narrow window once a year… View Article


Mother Road Gets Real – Real Ale Fest June 10th

Mother Road Brewing Company is proud to present the first annual ‘Mother Road Gets Real’ Real Ale Festival. Get Your Tickets Here! Real Ale, or cask-conditioned beer, is unfiltered and unpasteurized beer which is conditioned (including secondary fermentation) and served from a cask without additional nitrogen or carbon dioxide pressure. This process makes real ale… View Article


We’re gonna help #MakeSmallBeerBig

Something big is happening in the world of craft beer, and it involves nearly 100 small and independent brewers across the country, including Mother Road. It’s the first ever Biggest Small Beer Ever Made—craft beer’s biggest collaboration in history in celebration of American Craft Beer Week. Here’s the deal: Every participating brewery — at least… View Article


Mother Road collaborates with NAU’s Cline Library on new Archive Ale

PRESS RELEASE – In a community effort of historic proportions, Mother Road Brewing Company has teamed up with Northern Arizona University’s Cline Library and Grand Canyon National Park on a special beer release that honors both art and history. The end product is Mother Road’s Archive Ale, a heavily dry hopped IPA using Citra and… View Article


Tower Station cracks Top Rated American IPAs list

Just six months after its release, Mother Road’s Tower Station has climbed onto Beer Advocate’s list of Top Rated American IPAs. The 7.3% ABV beer, crafted in our downtown Flagstaff facility, nudged into the 100th spot on the beer rating website last week. With IPAs being the dominant craft beer style in the U.S., snagging… View Article


Mother Road joins in on America’s most creative beer fest

With another successful Arizona Beer Week in the books, Mother Road’s brewers are hitting the road next weekend to be part of one of the industry’s most creative festivals. They’re headed to Denver, Colorado for the third annual Collaboration Festival on March 19.  The fest features more than 75 beers, all the product of collaborations… View Article


Welcome to Mother Road’s new Brewhouse Ambassador!

Mother Road Brewing Company is pleased to announce a new point person for our Arizona and New Mexico sales. Caleigh Snyder was hired on as Brewhouse Ambassador in January after spending a year and a half interning in the brewhouse and then heading up Mother Road’s Flagstaff sales. In her new role, Caleigh will work… View Article


Mother Road’s 2016 Arizona Beer Week Events

Celebrate with Mother Road during Arizona Beer Week! February 11th – 20th Join us all week for specialty beer releases and cask ales every day in the Tap Room. Follow us on Tap Hunter, Twitter or Facebook for release notifications. Say hello and share a pint with us at these Beer Week Events across Arizona: Want to… View Article


Gold Medal for Mother Road’s 4th Anniversary Ale

Press Release: When the team at Mother Road Brewing Company set out to make its Fourth Anniversary Ale, the goal was to create a traditional English style barley wine that was drinkable, fresh but also had the potential for long-term cellar aging. Last month, the Flagstaff brewery received word that it had also produced a… View Article


Thank you! Mother Road Voted Best Brewery for a Second Year!

Thanks to your continuing support we have a lot to celebrate this week! A huge thank you for voting us the Best Brewery for Best of Flag for the second year in a row, and for giving us a second place for Best Bartending Staff. Thank you also to the Arizona Society of Homebrewers for… View Article


4th Anniversary Ale Release at Anniversary Party November 17th

Specialty Bomber Release! Mother Road’s 4th anniversary is November 17th – and along with the 10 other beers on draft, we will be releasing 4th Anniversary Ale – an English Style Barleywine. Join us for the party November 17th, 4-8pm – potluck style Mother Road Fourth Anniversary Ale is an English Barleywine-style ale; the perfect beer… View Article


Mother Road Heading to GABF 2015

Mother Road is hitting the road September 23-27th for the 2015 Great American Beer Festival in Denver. About GABF: The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition. Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings… View Article


Picking Hops at High Wire Hops Farm – Wet Hop Fest September 20th

The Mother Road brew crew took a trip up to Paonia Colorado in late August to pick our own hops and we’re celebrating this bounty from High Wire Hops Farm this Sunday, September 20th. Beginning at noon Campbell, the head of our brewhouse team will be at the tap room to talk beer, and all… View Article


Tower Station Release Parties

Taste the new Tower Station IPA! Tower Station IPA Release Events Schedule: 9/3- Mother Road Tap Room Tower Station Night 5-7pm – $1 off Tower Station pints, Tower Station Tin Tackers on sale, meet the brewer and raise a toast to the newest member of the Mother Road Beer Family. 9/10- Flagstaff Southside Tavern Tap… View Article


Tower Station IPA – Mother Road Brewing Releases First Canned Beer

Mother Road Brewing Company is proud to release Tower Station IPA – their first beer to be released in cans. Tower Station IPA will be available on draft and in 16 ounce cans in mid-September. Tower Station is an unfiltered IPA that greets you with a copper-orange hue and fluffy white head, releasing aromas of tangerine… View Article


3rd Annual Pints and Pooches Dog Show

Mother Road Brewing Company is proud to present the third annual DOG DAYS OF SUMMER PINTS AND POOCHES DOG SHOW! Benefiting local animalshelters: Download Rules and Registration. Previous winners – could the next one be you and your dog?! Machaca the Tiny Cody the Beautiful – with her whole team, wow! Details of Pints and Pooches: When:… View Article


Roadside Circus at Mother Road June 12th

The Circus is coming! Snacks! Beer! Stupendous Feats! Mother Road Brewing company presents the Roadside Circus on June 12th from 7-9pm. The entire Mother Road parking lot will be turned into circus grounds. Circus Bacchus will be entertaining the crowd and Mother Road will be tapping special kegs throughout the event. Circus Bacchus will perform aerial… View Article


Mother Road Hires Production Manager – Says Goodbye to Head Brewer

Press Release (Flagstaff, AZ) Mother Road Brewing has hired Campbell Morissy, until recently the production manager at Stranahan’s Distillery, as Production Manager to lead the Mother Road Brew Team. Original Head Brewer, Urs Riner will be moving from Flagstaff in April. “Over the last four years, we’ve laughed, built, struggled, fought machinery, struggled more, brewed… View Article


Mother Road Announces Distribution to New Mexico!

We’re so excited about this news! Hello New Mexico! For Immediate Release: Mother Road Brewing Company Launches New Mexico Distribution FLAGSTAFF, AZ (March 16, 2015) – Mother Road Brewing Company is proud to announce their first out of state distribution as they introduce their beers to the state of New Mexico this month. Mother Road… View Article


New Prices in the Tap Room

Firepit on the Patio = Priceless, Beer Prices = New Notice to our Tap Room Crowd! Beginning Feb. 12, 2015, prices in the tap room will increase for draught beer and growler fills/refills. New pricing will look like this: 10oz, previously $3.50, will be $4, NEW 16oz size will be $5, and 20oz previously $5.50 will be $6…. View Article


Join Us and Fight For Craft Beer

Arizona Craft Beer Needs You! Beer Bill SB1030 legislation begins soon and Arizona local craft beer needs as many people rallying as possible to show legislators how critical this bill is to pass. SB 1030 ensures the continued growth of craft breweries with brewing and restaurant jobs for Arizona families. The opposing bill (SB 1437) was created… View Article


Mother Road Events During Arizona Beer Week

Arizona Beer Week is February 14th – 21st Mother Road has events planned across the state and we’d love to see you at them! Start the week before with a couple amazing tap takeover events: Thursday, February 12th: FLAGSTAFF – 6pm-8pm: Hops on Birch Tap Takeover Mother Road takes over the taps at Hops on Birch with two… View Article


Please Sign The Arizona Beer Bill Petition

We at Mother Road are asking you  to help support and protect Arizona Craft Breweries by signing this petition. Arizona’s microbrewers should not be penalized for their success and expansion – they should not be required to forfeit vital portions of their business operations once they hit the production threshold of 40,000 barrels. Forcing brewers… View Article


Thank You for a Fantastic 2014

We closed out 2014 in classic Mother Road style- with friends enjoying pints around the fire, even as the snow came down. This is the kind of thing that feels like the heart of what we do. It’s about more than delicious beer, it’s about pausing, finding joy and connecting with people.Thank you for being… View Article


Best Flagstaff Brewery! Thank You!

Mother Road is thrilled to win the Best Flagstaff Brewery award in Arizona Daily Sun’s 2014 Best of Flag Awards! This felt especially sweet coming so soon after the third anniversary celebration when so many friendly faces came in to celebrate with us. We continue to be grateful for the support of our town and Arizona as a… View Article


Winter Seasonal Released -Stranded Spiced Porter

Mother Road has released their 2014 Winter Seasonal, Stranded. Stranded is a medium bodied, dark ale with aroma and flavors that hint of spice cake. The recipe for Stranded Spiced Porter is tweaked each year to provide a fresh drinking experience.  This year’s batch is patterned after an English Porter, providing nutty and toast notes, complemented with the addition… View Article


Mother Road Sponsors Tully Hannan at Inaugural Beer Mile World Championships

Mother Road Brewing Company is proud to support local Flagstaff, AZ resident Tully Hannan at next week’s Inaugural Beer Mile World Championships being held in Austin, TX. Tully has been living and training in Flagstaff, AZ (not just for this, for the REAL Olympics).   Tully will be taking to the track to compete in the… View Article


Order Holiday Gift Baskets from Mother Road

Mother Road Gift Baskets Want an easy gift for the craft beer lover in your life? Sharon will even do the wrapping for you with our custom gift baskets. To order gift baskets you can print the following form and bring it in to the Tap Room or email your order to sharon@motherroadbeer.com. We will also… View Article


Mother Road Releases Model T Stout for National Stout Day

Mother Road Brewing is releasing Model T Stout for National Stout Day, November 6th. As Henry Ford said – you can have it in any color, so long as it’s black! Tasting Notes: The Model T Stout has an aroma of chocolate, coffee and toffee with a lingering bitter chocolate/coffee taste and a light roast…. View Article


Painted Racer ESB Wins Gold!

Mother Road’s fall seasonal Painted Racer ESB  has received 93 points (exceptional) in the World Beer Championships. The judges at the Beverage Tasting Institute give use their desciption of Painted Racer in the judging results: Copper color. Attractive aromas and flavors of toasted rye fig bread and pineapple-orange custard with a silky, lively, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body… View Article


You’re Invited! Mother Road 3rd Anniversary Party

Monday, November 17, 2014 Mother Road is celebrating their third anniversary with an open brewhouse, potluck and special keg tappings. Celebration events from 9am-9pm. As in years past the public is welcome to come and participate in the brewing of the anniversary ale – stir the mash, add some hops, turn a valve. Each year on the anniversary of… View Article


Mother Road Showcasing Five Beers at Great American Beer Festival

Mother Road Brewing Company will be officially serving five beers at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver October 2nd – 4th. Unofficially you may find a few surprise bombers are available for tasting as well! The five beers we are showcasing , and which have been submitted for judging at the festival are: Lost Highway Black IPA… View Article


Launching the Pilot System with ASH Winner

Mother Road’s new pilot system was commissioned on Tuesday, September 2nd. Mike Russell from the Arizona Society of Homebrewers (ASH) finished first in their English Ale Club Competition and won the right to brew with the Mother Road crew. His Northern English style Brown Ale will be available in about two weeks in the Tap Room…. View Article


Mother Road Beer Served on Grand Canyon Railway!

MOTHER ROAD BREWING COMPANY (Flagstaff, AZ USA) is honored to partner with The Grand Canyon Railway as a beer offering on the train ride from Williams, AZ to the Grand Canyon. Passengers can enjoy Mother Road Gold Road Kolsch-style Ale with it’s approachable, easy-drinking style, or the Gold-medal winning Roadside American Pale Ale with it’s hoppy yet… View Article


Mother Road Brewing Company to Launch Pilot Brewing System with Collaboration Brew Day

Mother Road is excited to brew the inaugural batch of beer on their brand new Pilot Brewing System with representatives from Ground Control Craft Beer & Coffee Bar (Goodyear, AZ) on August 18, 2014. Ground Control will be providing house-roasted coffee beans to contribute to this collaboration beer.   Mother Road Brewing is adding the… View Article


Mother Road Visits Hop Supplier

Crosby Hop Farms Visit Founders Alissa and Michael Marquess were up in Oregon this past week and decided to take the opportunity to tour the Crosby Hop Farm – supplier of 80% of Mother Road’s hops. What a beautiful farm! This farm has been in the Crosby family for five generations.  Our tour guide and… View Article


2nd Annual Pints and Pooches Dog Show August 9th

Mother Road’s Second Annual “Dog Days of Summer Pints and Pooches” Dog Show will take place Saturday August 9th from noon to 4pm. The first 30 registrants get to compete. Pick up your registration packet in the tap room. A $5 donation is suggested to enter. 100% of donations and a portion of beer sales during… View Article


Join us for a Beer Dinner at The Perch on August 12th

 Mother Road Brewing Company & Victory Brewing Company Collaborate on Beer Dinner at The Perch in Chandler, AZ Mother Road is proud to announce an upcoming Beer Dinner with Victory Brewing Company at The Perch Pub & Brewery in downtown Chandler, AZ on Tuesday August 12, 2014. The evening begins at 6:30pm with a reception beer (Mother Road Open… View Article


Mother Road Brewing Company Chosen as Top Brewery Worth Traveling for in Arizona

Mother Road Brewing Company has been named the Top Brewery worth traveling for in Arizona by FlipKey, a division of travel website Trip Advisor. Chosen for the outstanding hand-crafted beer, tap room atmosphere, and welcoming patio, Mother Road Brewing Company is a destination worth traveling for and the crown jewel of a bustling Craft Beer scene… View Article


Mother Road Brewing Company Official Beer Sponsor of Mud Run

Mother Road Brewing is proud to be the official BEER sponsor of the upcoming Terrain Mud Run happening Saturday July 26, 2014. This event will take place in Flagstaff at historic Ft. Tuthill County Park with waves of racers taking to the course beginning at 8:50am.   Differing course lengths are designed for everyone from the Casual Adventurer (5k),… View Article


Mother Road Brewing Company Releasing Bourbon-Barrel-Aged, Brett-Fermented Ales at Real, Wild, & Woody Festival

MOTHER ROAD BREWING COMPANY (Flagstaff, AZ USA) is proud to present their Wooden Spoke Series beers at the inaugural Real, Wild, & Woody beer festival taking place at Tempe Center For The Arts on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Mother Road Brewing Company will be pouring 3 beers at this event, a cask-conditioned and heavily-hopped version… View Article


Brews and Banter Beer Pairing Dinner with Mother Road and Arrogant Butcher

Mother Road Brewing will pair up with the Arrogant Butcher on July 10th to host a “Brews and Banter” summer beer dinner. Arrogant Butcher chef, Matthew Flanagan, has created a five course menu with specially prepared dishes that, when tasted with the accompanying beer, evoke new and delicious flavors from both. Mother Road co-founder Alissa… View Article


Mother Road Hiring Brewer’s Assistant

Do you enjoy beer?  Do you have a sense of humor and an ability to perform the same monotonous tasks that nobody else wants to do over and over with a good attitude? Want a job? Mother Road is hiring a Brewer’s Assistant for a part time position that includes weekends.  Brewer Assistant Job Requirements… View Article


The Price of Anything

As I clear out the end of the quarter and requisite filings with every government agency that wants their ‘share’ of Mother Road, I also decided to actually clean off my desk.  This happens as often as a solar eclipse and is equally amusing to watch.  My spindle (that pointy throwback to desks of yesteryear)… View Article


SAVOR Beer and Food Pairing Recipes

Mother Road Brewing is heading to the SAVOR Food and Beer event in Washington DC at the beginning of May, and we’re looking forward to tasting these delicious food and beer pairings. The SAVOR organizers have been kind enough to send along a few SAVOR recipes adapted for making at home. PHOTO © 2013 JENSEN… View Article


SAVOR – Mother Road Heading to Washington D.C.

Some things are just meant to go together: twisty two-lane highways and a classic motorcycle, a warm spring breeze and a hammock, Craft Beer and great food. That’s why we here at Mother Road Brewing Company are honored to be the only brewery from the state of Arizona invited to this year’s SAVOR event in… View Article


A Medal Winning Spring

Mother Road Wins Gold Medals in World Beers Championships and Draft Magazine’s 2014 Best of Craft Beer Awards Congratulations to our brewing team on the Mother Road medals! This Spring we’ve been toasting on going wins in the craft beer world. In the Draft magazine 2014 Best of Craft Beer Awards: Lost Highway – Gold! Twin… View Article


First Annual Chili Cook Off at Mother Road Brewing

Mother Road Brewing Co. and a whole lot o’ Chili! The first annual Mother Road Brewing Chili Cook Off will take place on Sunday, March 23 from 2-6pm. Judges, prizes, and a whole lot o’ chili. We can’t wait to taste your prize winning chili! Bring your registration in to the Tap Room to register…. View Article


Tap Room Artist – Marty Plevel

Mother Road Brewing Company is pleased to welcome painter, Marty Plevel.  Please join us for Flagstaff’s First Friday Art Walk and meet the artist between 6:00 and 8:00pm at the Tap Room.  Light refreshments will be served and pints are available at the main bar. Artist Statement – Marty Plevel I have found a niche… View Article


New Staff at Mother Road (Sorta)

  We are excited to introduce, or reintroduce, Zak Romuald, our new brewery representative, or Brewhouse Ambassador.  Zak has been with the company for nearly six months working in the brewhouse and tap room behind the bar.  His background is in marketing and sales and he will be assisting on beer festivals and events as… View Article


Mother Road to Host Benefit for the Granite Mountain Hotshots Fallen 19

Communitiy Fundraiser for the Wildland Firefighter Foundation Join us for a silent auction, great brews, food by Satchmos, live music, entertainment for the kids and some AMAZING auction items! Date: August 3rd Time: 10am-2pm Location: Mother Road Tap Room There is a suggested $20 donation at the door. All proceeds will go directly to the… View Article


Paired Beer Dinner at Arrogant Butcher

Ready for a delicious evening?  Join us! The Arrogant Butcher: Summer Brews & Banter Craft Beer Dinner with Mother Road Brewing Co. Date: Tuesday, July 30th     Time: 7PM     Place: The Arrogant Butcher Details: Join us on Tuesday, July 30th at 7PM for another Brews & Banter Craft Beer Dinner. Enjoy a delicious 4-course… View Article


Mid-Summer Beer Fest! Paired Beer Dinner

Are you ready for a delicious Mid-Summer evening? Get fancied up and join Mother Road Brewing Co. and the culinary staff of Zenith Restaurant at Twin Arrows Resort and Casino for a Mid-Summer Beer Fest. Paired Beer Dinner Can Mother Road clean up enough to match this dining room? When: July 17th, 6pm – 9pm…. View Article


Women’s Beer Seminars Every Month

This GIRL needs a beer! Join Christina Beale, BJCP Beer Judge, for a monthly discussion and tasting of beer. Mother Road is hosting women’s beer seminars on the second Sunday of every month at 6:30pm. Learn about tasting beer, paring beer with foods and serving beer.  Classes will cover beer terminology, tasting profiles, the brewing process,… View Article


Captain Cooperage and the Art of Beer

Captain Cooperage – Shawn MacKenzie Everybody needs a chance to rant and I really need one today.  I am neck deep in studying the science of beer; the biology, the chemistry and the physics, all of which are amazing. I am halfway towards receiving my degree as a master brewer; but throughout these studies I… View Article


December Events

Events Calendar Please note we will be closed December 24th and 25th – Celebrating Christmas with our families! Welcome to the hustle and bustle of December.  We hope you’ll have a chance to stop in for a relaxing evening at Mother Road in the midst of your holiday celebrations, in fact, come celebrate with us… View Article


CBO Musings – Festival Season Draws to a Close

I came home last weekend and began an awkward confession to my wife.  “Um, I touched some women’s boobs.”  A long pause from Alissa, and then I followed with “They wanted brewery stickers there and asked me to.”  A further pause, and then she rolled her eyes at me and gave a smile of understanding. … View Article


Press Release: Mother Road Beer Available State-Wide in Arizona

See the official Press Release With much excitement we announce that craft beer drinkers in all parts of Arizona will soon be able to raise a pint of Mother Road. Mother Road Brewing Company has formed a strategic alliance with Hensley and Company to distribute and sell their draft and bottled beers through Hensley’s craft… View Article


October Events

*Note* – The brewery will be closed October 31st. Happy Halloween! October brings us around to the reality that fall is here and the days are getting colder and shorter. No problem – just means it’s time to start enjoying those fall seasonal beer offerings, right?  Rumor here is about a smoked pumkin porter….look for… View Article


Arizona Beer Week Paired Dinner

It’s Beer Week and time to have a Four Course meal with Mother Road and Satchmo’s!  Join us Saturday the 25th from 5-8pm for dinner at Satchmo’s hosted by Jamie Thousand, owner Satchmo’s; Michael Marquess, owner Mother Road; and Urs Riner, Brewer Mother Road.  Besides the service and witty banter of your hosts, the Jack… View Article


Alpine Pedaler Night!

Beer week has begun and we’re celebrating with the Alpine Pedaler. We will release the Pedaler Porter tomorrow night (Tuesday the 21st.) This robust Porter is the perfect Winter beer for drinking before or after taking a free Pedaler Ride! Yes- the Alpine Pedaler will be offering free rides from 5-8pm. Come on down to… View Article


Tap Room Open 3-8pm Daily

Join us for a pint in our Tap Room.  We are now open daily from 3-8pm with last call at 7:45pm.  Enjoy a full or half imperial pint and conversation while sitting within the brewery.  Tours are available by request or appointment; (928) 774-9139.


Get Food at the Mother Road Tap Room!

Did you know you can have food delivered to you in the Mother Road Tap Room? We have menus from both Fratelli’s, Pizzicletta, and Scott’s behind the bar.  Give them a call and they’ll deliver your food right to the Tap Room.  You are also welcome to bring your own food in!   We are open… View Article