It’s just an hour south of the Grand Canyon’s South Rim, and it’s worth the drive. Owned by local John Peasley, the brewery has a tasting room and restaurant with burgers, brats and pizza. Along with the brewery’s year-round beers like Sunset Amber, American Pilsner and Horseshoe Bend Pale Ale, you’ll find seasonal beers offered like Sacred Saguaro, a Viennese-style lager.
Plus, you can watch a game on one of the many TVs or play pool, darts and shuffleboard for free.
Interested in a behind-the-scenes tour of the brewery? Make advanced reservations online at www.grandcanyonbrewery.com or by phone to tour the brewery’s new production facility.
Grand Canyon Distillery
Peasley also owns the Grand Canyon Distillery, which opened in January 2018 and is housed in the same warehouse as Grand Canyon Brewery, enabling distillery staff to use fresh malt in their vodka. The distillery also produces prickly pear vodka, gin, whiskey and rum. Grand Canyon Distillery is one of 26 distilleries in Arizona. Its head distiller is Kris Bohm who came to Williams from Still Austin Whiskey Company in Austin, Texas, where he served as head distiller.
Dine at Cruiser’s Route 66 Cafe in Williams
Looking for a Route 66 experience? Head to Cruiser’s Route 66 Cafe at 233 W Route 66 in Williams. Owned by Peasley as well, it features Route 66 memorabilia on its walls. On tap for a 2018 opening is Brewcade in the back of Cruiser’s Route 66 Cafe. You’ll be able to relive the 1980s with vintage arcade games while enjoying a cool microbrew.
For more information:
Grand Canyon Brewery
301 N 7th St, (928) 635-2445, grandcanyonbrewery.com
Cruisers Cafe 66
233 W. Route 66, (928) 635-2445, cruisers66.com