Year Round Offerings
Mother Road Brewing Company brews awards winning beers in our brewhouse in Flagstaff, Arizona. For descriptions of each beer, please follow any of the links below.
Mother Road brews to the season and to the brewers’ whim. The seasonal beers are available for a limited time, one for each season.
For the anniversary ales, Mother Road hosts and open brewhouse on the anniversary of their opening. We invite the community to come and watch the brew, join us for celebratory hot scotchies and a toast. Each bottle is hand numbered and hand signed by the brewer and the founder.
Wooden Spoke Series – Barrel Aged Ales Ales
Wooden Spoke IV – Soured Kolsh Style Aged with Pears
ABOUT: Lost Highway Imperial Black IPA is a robust imperial IPA that balances the malt characteristics with 100 IBUs of bitterness and finishes with roast and coffee flavors from the Black Patent malt. This big, balanced beer drinks smoothly. Try pairing it with spicy Mexican and Asian foods or try it against a rich dessert like tiramisu.We dedicated this beer to those stretches of Route 66 lost in time. Urs brewed this for a fun seasonal, but our guests insisted on it and now it’s a Mother Road staple. Black IPA, Black Ale, Cascadia Dark? Whatever you call it, enjoy!
AVAILABILITY: Sixth Barrel Kegs, Half Barrel Kegs, Four Packs and Cases of Twelve Ounce Heritage Bottles
Gold Medal US Open Beer Championship 2012 – American Pale Ale
About: Roadside American Ale was our answer to the arms race on hoppy beers. We crafted our pale ale to be extremely hoppy in flavor and aroma, but not bitter. Enjoy this showcase of American hops that share a medium body and excellent malt balance. We kept the alcohol at a sessionable level so you can enjoy a pint or two.This beer was inspired by the many roadside attractions that populate stretches of two lane road. We were especially enamored with Jackrabbit, Arizona; a gasoline stop on Route 66 between Winslow and Holbrook made famous by the ‘Here It Is’ billboard. Stop in a see the friendly folks at the Trading Post as you drive through. They have soft drinks, memorabilia, and Indian crafts. Make sure to ride the rabbit!Drive the stretch of original two lane Route 66 from Jackrabbit to Joseph City that runs parallel to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe mainline.
This is an iconic stop along Route 66 with the recently re-painted billboard that has been parodied in popular culture including the Disney movie, Cars.
Availability: Six Packs and Cases of Twelve Ounce Heritage Bottles
ABOUT: Gold Road was created as an easy to drink beer; interesting enough for a craft drinker and enticing for a novice. Gold Road is light in color, light in alcohol, but has an approachable maltiness with a dry and slightly fruity finish.As a light and refreshing beer that dances on the tongue, this beer reminded us of the famous serpentine curves that carve through the mountains and canyons near Oatman, Arizona. Although most of the gold mining ended years ago and these stakes have been reclaimed by the desert, there is still one gold mine directly underneath Route 66 at a depth of 500′. If you can’t make it to the mine, find this gold colored ale in your favorite stores.
AVAILABILITY: Sixth Barrel Kegs, Half Barrel Kegs, and Six Packs and Cases of Twelve Ounce Heritage Bottles
ABOUT: Whitewalls Extra Pale IPA has hop derived citrus and pineapple notes with a crisp, light body. We named this for the largely lost white walled tires of the automobiles in the golden age of motoring.
OG 1.065 FG 1.014 ABV 6.8% IBUs 60
AVAILABILITY: Spring Seasonal – Sixth and Half Barrel Kegs available statewide. 22 ounce Bombers available at the Tap Room only.
ABOUT: Open Road is a crisp English Summer Ale comprised of 100% Maris Otter in the grain bill, but the true fun comes when our brewmaster dry-spices the beer with Pink & Szechuan peppercorns. The peppercorns translate to the already bright and crisp beer as a tingly mouth presence that cleanses the palate after each sip leaving you ready for the next pint. It will pair greatly with light summer foods, salads, and long, lazy days.
ABV 5.8% OG 1.054 FG 1.010 IBUs 34
AVAILABILITY: Summer Seasonal – Sixth and Half Barrel Kegs available statewide.
Wooden Spoke Two – Barrel Aged Ale
About: This is our Second Anniversary Ale, a Belgian Golden Strong, soured with Brettanomyces yeast in oak barrels for three months. Wooden Spoke Two starts with a sour nose leading into a light body with mild sour notes and a Belgian fruit character. Finishes dry – this one dried all the way out in the barrel.
ABV: 13% +/-
Availability: 22 ounce Bombers only at the Tap Room
About: The Belgian Golden Strong Ale is a brilliant golden color with lively carbonation. It has a malty, medium body and a mild Belgian yeast characteristics from the La Chouffe yeast fermented at 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Availability: 22 onuce Bombers at Tap Room, Limited Bombers released to select stores
Painted Racer ESB (Extra Special Bitter)
2014 Best of Craft Beer Awards Bronze medal winner
ABOUT: Painted Racer ESB is brewed with Marris Otter as the base for the grain bill, giving this beer a rich malty body that pairs well with roasted meats, BBQ, or strong cheeses. Expect a well-balanced bitterness from the addition of Fuggle hops.
AVAILABILITY: Fall Seasonal available September through the end of November in sixth and half barrel kegs.
Wooden Spoke III – Bourbon Barrel Aged Lost Highway
ABOUT: Wooden Spoke III is our Lost Highway Black IPA aged in a fresh Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrel for three months. Bourbon and oak flavors dominate.
ABV 8% IBUs 100
AVAILABILITY: Special Release Tap Room Only