Craft 64 Features Four of Its Own Craft Beers and Introduces Mixology
Craft 64 is really turning heads in Arizona. The craft beer, the wood-fired artisan pizzas, salads and sandwiches made from fresh, local ingredients and the ambiance have all worked to bring in an enthusiastic fan base. Everyone who comes to Craft 64 simply falls in love with it!
One of the best things at Craft 64 is owner and beer brewer, James Swann. His exceptional knowledge of beer coupled with his bubbly customer care and attention to detail have been winning over devout craft beer fans since Craft 64 opened in early 2015. “We now have four of our own beers, which you will be able to find on tap all the time, here at Craft 64” says Swann. “The first one is Smooove Hoperator and that’s our IPA. The second one is Bonkers and that’s our Double IPA. The third is Wheat the People, our White American Wheat Ale and then, Crafty Blond for which the logo was designed after Scottsdale.com’s Christina Wagner.”
Craft 64 has recently gotten incorporated some fun and clever mixology. “We’ve come up with a beautiful list of craft cocktails,” Swann explains. “Half the spirits we have in house are local spirits-The OHSO spirits from OHSO and then the CaskWerks spirits. In addition, we’re using the Arizona Distilling products and the Del Bac products which are from Tucson.” Craft 64 also serves Cruz Tequilas. Although the tequilas are made in Mexico, the company is locally owned. “Ninety percent of our cocktails contain local or organic spirits. Some of the new cocktails at Craft 64 include Diane’s Daiquiri, Blood and Roses, Absinthe Minded and Cucumber Cooler.”
Local bar The Beverly was bought out recently and with that change has relinquished its stronghold on the Scottsdale mixology scene. Swann says, “I’ve always enjoyed a little mixology. “Since The Beverly let it go, I thought, ‘”Let’s begin incorporating that into our own little game plan!”
Whether you go for the food and stay for the beer and craft cocktails or vice versa, you’ll be glad that you visited Craft 64. Cleverly named for the fact that there are 64 ounces in a growler of beer (and yes, they do fill growlers), Craft 64 effectively merges at the intersection of gastropub, wine bar and artisan pizzeria. You will also enjoy the camaraderie and atmosphere that lives in Craft 64 as it is located in the second oldest home in Scottsdale. Come and find out what all the buzz is about at Craft 64 and don’t forget to say “Hi” to James Swann!
Craft 64 is located at 6922 E. Main St, Scottsdale. Visit www.craft64.com or call (480) 946-0542 for additional information. Craft 64 is open 11 a.m.-11 p.m., seven days a week.