Drink and Eat at The Heart of the Desert

If you’re looking for a unique spot to check out this weekend, Helio Basin Brewing Company is the place to try. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, this newcomer in the brewery world is proving to be a heavy hitter. Not only does their beer list contain a well rounded variety of craft brews, but with a menu that plays on the heart of Southwestern cuisine and flavors.

It all started when college buddies Mike Conley and Dustin Hazer reconnected in Arizona after more than a decade. Taking a longtime idea of small time brewing, the two friends decided to take their love of beer and bring it to the masses.

Helio Basin Brewing Co. has something for everyone. From the most dedicated beer connoisseur to a hops newbie, Mike and Dustin have made sure to cover the spectrum when it comes to the beers they offer. The House Beer, described as light and refreshing, is the perfect foundation to kick off their truly spectacular beer list. Moving on to brewery staples, the American Pale Ale, Hoppy Amber, American IPA and Robust Porter are sure to please those looking for their favorite styles of beer, with the Helio touch.

The beer menu kicks it up a notch, featuring a Blackberry Wheat, Imperial Coffee Stout and Throwback Triple Double IPA. Their Blue Line Blonde, brewed with Blue Agave and help made by local Police Officers, benefits the 100 Club of AZ and PHX Police Museum.

What’s a good beer without something to pair it with? The menu at Helio Basin Brewing Company is the creation of superstar Head Chef Tamara Stanger and Sous Chef Irwin Hernandez. With a happy hour, brunch and even something to satisfy the sweet tooth in us all, there are no shortcomings in the fare offered at Helio. Southwestern flair and the heart of the desert can be seen in signature dishes such as Oodham white tepary bean puree with whipped milk curd, Yucatecan banana leaf roasted pork with pineapple jicama pico and crispy root vegetables, and to end your meal, Blackberry chimichangas with wheat beer caramel.

With warm weather and clear skies ahead, get yourself over to Helio Basin Brewing Company to try what is sure to be one of the best new finds of the summer.


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