Desert Eagle Brewing, the Valley’s newest microbrewery and the first in Mesa, opens its doors to the public at 3 p.m. today.
Located on downtown’s Main Street, just east of Country Club, Desert Eagle will start with five beers on tap: Red Mountain Ale (an American red/amber), Golden Eagle Wheat, Summer Ale, an imperial IPA, and a Russian imperial stout.
Co-owners Jeff Bryant and Joe Campbell plan to eventually offer at least a dozen beers.
Bryant says the pair hadn’t figured out their prices as of Thursday. They also haven’t decided whether they’ll fill growlers during opening weekend. If so, it would only be certain beers, he says.
The brewery has ordered its own growlers, but has not received them yet.
Desert Eagle is a taproom, not a brew pub. That means it does not serve food, although customers can order food from nearby restaurants.
Campbell says the brewery has room – and the license – to add a kitchen, something he hopes to do in the future.
The taproom features a 44-foot bowed bar and capacity for 50 drinkers. A sidewalk patio can accommodate another 50.
Desert Eagle will be open seven days a week. Hours are 3 p.m.-midnight Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday, and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday.