Saddle Mountain Brewing Company

Established in 2011, Saddle Mountain Brewing Company was one of the pioneering craft breweries to open in Goodyear. As the name suggests, this brewery aims to embody the spirit of the Southwest with rustic vibes and beers brewed to taste great in Arizona’s warm climate. The Trailhead Brewpub is the place to be with a 30-tap rotation offering all of Saddle Mountain’s flagship brews, seasonals, and limited releases. Favorites include the Hop Ryder West Coast IPA, Doggiet Double IPA, and the S’Mulled Wine Winter Warmer for those chilly desert nights. In addition to the stellar beer selection, Saddle Mountain’s food menu might just steal the show. The chorizo nachos, bison sliders, and skillet mac & cheese are all must-tries. The family-friendly brewpub also has lawn games, garage doors that open to a scenic patio, and rotating food trucks to keep things lively. Saddle up and see why this local staple has amassed so many loyal fans over the past decade.

Simple Machine Brewing Co. & Winery

Describing themselves as a “neighborhood microbrewery,” Simple Machine is a comfortable spot where you can grab an award-winning beer along with a glass of wine. (Talk about a win-win!) The brewery features both indoor and outdoor dog-friendly seating, so the whole family can tag along on your next visit. Pair up your favorite drinks with shareables like the Charcuterie Board, Bavarian Pretzel, or a build-your-own wood-fired pizza from the in-house Stone Age Oven. Beer lovers, be sure to try one of Simple Machine’s flagship brews. The Knee High Rye Pale Ale and Not All Golden IPA are two crisp, refreshing options ideal for the desert heat. If you prefer maltier flavors, don’t miss the Irene Irish Red or the Dark Matter Chocolate Porter. With a solid rotation and frequent specialty releases, there’s always something new awaiting at this gem of a neighborhood hangout.

Xll Olles Rat Haus

The funky name alone should give you an idea that Xll Olles Rat Haus isn’t your average brewery. Founded by a desert rat couple with a passion for craft beer, this nano-brewery has carved out a distinct identity drawing on offbeat American culture from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. The brewery space is decked out with vintage bowling memorabilia, a custom-built bar using repurposed wood and steel, and cozy lounge areas filled with retro decor. Keeping with the quirky vibe, Xll Olles Rat Haus is constantly rotating its selection of small-batch brews across all styles. You may find anything from a mildly tart Berliner Weisse to a rich Russian imperial stout to an easy-drinking American lager—all brewed with a whole lot of passion. To stay in the loop, follow the brewery’s social media pages where they announce latest releases and special events like retro movie nights.

8-Bit Aleworks

Part brewery, part arcade—8-Bit Aleworks is the ultimate destination for craft beer fans who never outgrew their love of classic video games. The family-friendly space is filled with arcade cabinets, console stations, and old-school memorabilia giving major nostalgia vibes. Your group can spend hours battling it out over rounds of Street Fighter II or challenging the high scores in Galaga while sipping on 8-Bit’s award-winning brews. Flagships like the Rainbow Road Fruited Wheat and Gannon’s Orchard Belgian are easy-drinking crowd-pleasers great for introducing lager lovers to more complex beer styles. Adventurous palates will revel in small-batch releases like the 1UP Double IPA or the Dragons Roar Bourbon Barrel-Aged Ale. Stop in for a flight to sample it all and take a fond walk down memory lane. If you get hungry, the kitchen also serves up elevated comfort foods like the beloved Tetris’wich and Cereal Killer Milk Shakes.

Take A Bus to Visit Any Brewery!

With so many outstanding options, Goodyear’s brewery scene can satisfy any craving whether you want hoppy IPAs, chocolatey stouts, or innovative fusion brews. Better yet, these stellar spots are all located within a short drive of each other, making it easy to explore multiple breweries in an afternoon or evening without worrying about transportation. For a breezy group outing with all your beer lovers, rent a private charter bus or minibus from Party Bus Goodyear. Just call 480-546-5017 and let us handle the driving while you sample your way through the area’s best breweries.