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Prescott Brewing Company®

Our Story

John_roxannePBC® is well-established and highly successful, with a history of annual growth since inception. We foster a team oriented management style. We offer an excellent casual, yet professional, dining experience for our guests, never pretentious, emphasizing "fun & friendly... brewpub style" menu selections and service. We are high-volume, fast paced and right in the middle of all the action for the dozens of events that take place right outside our doorstep on Prescott's hometown Courthouse Plaza. We are community minded and involved in many local events and fundraisers. Our kitchen is a 99% scratch kitchen, providing a large & varied menu. Our bar is lively and we attract people of all ages and backgrounds. We are hands-on owners and look for managers with the same philosophy.

We’re also pleased to announce that Prescott Brewing Company®, the MICROBREWERY, is now an extension of our brewery operations!  With the introduction of PBC® Liquid Amber Ale and Ponderosa IPA in cans, we quickly outgrew our little 7-barrel brewhouse that’s been our workhorse since opening in 1994.  So we bit the bullet and built an off-site microbrewery production plant out by the Prescott airport in 2011.  The first 30-barrel batch of Liquid Amber was brewed by John and Lead Brewer, Jan, on December 27th, 2011 and was a true better- late- than- never Christmas gift!  Look for both brands increasingly available throughout Arizona.  And thus the story continues.  

PBC® celebrated its 20TH ANNIVERSARY downtown Prescott in March of 2014….thanks to our many loyal supporters, locals and visitors alike. 20 years of hard labor...nah, not that bad, but 20 years in the restaurant business is a LONG time!  So, we’ll just keep on keepin’ on and are excited to expand the selection of canned product for distribution as production allows out at the airport location.

YOU are included amongst those who've allowed us to thrive, contribute to our community and keep 65-75 employees on staff all year long! As everyone knows, these have been difficult times for many. We believe every one of us knows personally of someone who has struggled these past few years with job loss, or a small business owner who has had to lay off a good employee, or maybe has had to close their business. Luckily, PBC® is okay, thanks to YOU. Not to say we wouldn’t want more of the dining dollars out there...but we’re extremely grateful for the continued support of those in our community and visitors from literally all over the world. We’d like to remind everyone that each of us can make a difference in our communities by shopping local, supporting locally-owned, independent businesses, supporting our local charities and non-profits and volunteering for our favorite causes. Prescott is an amazing community...let’s keep it that way! THANKS A BUNCH!

John and Roxane Nielsen

PBC® - a Proud Member of Local First Arizona and Charter Member of PAI - Prescott Area Independents, An Alliance of Independently-Owned Restaurants and Bars

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Prescott Area Independents

paiMission Statement: The mission of PAI is to enhance the food & beverage experience of our guests through marketing, education and protecting the business that we own. The PAI website is open to all food & beverage operators, and our customers. Within the site, you will find a listing of PAI members, as well as a brief description, location and contact information. The PAI resource link is a listing of helpful references, including the local Chambers of Commerce, Department fo Liquor licenses and Control etc. Please feel to contact us, and give us your feed back and suggestions....... And as always, eat local, spend local, build local.

Craft Beer - Celebrating the best of American Beer

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American Craft Beer Week

In 2006, the Brewers Association's American Beer Month, which was held in July, was changed into a weeklong effort in May; timed just before the busy summer beer season. Immediately, the week became the largest national effort focusing on American craft brewers, and remains so today. Since 2006, this national beer week has logged thousands of events and two U.S. Congress Resolutions have been passed supporting the goals and ideas of ACBW.

Arizona Craft Brewers Guild

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Prescott Chamber of Commerce

prescottchamberIf you are a visitor to our community, we welcome you! This Community Profile is designed to provide you with a significant amount of information about our beautiful, idyllic community. We call Prescott “Everybody’s Hometown” because most people find something here that reminds them of where they grew up. To many, it is the historic County Courthouse, tree-lined plaza and surrounding shops in the downtown area. To others, it is the overall small-town charm
and hospitality. People are friendly here, and you’ll notice it no matter where you are in our community.

Brewers Association in Colorado

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To promote and protect small and independent American brewers, their craft beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts.

Craft Cans

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Community Conscience

Prescott Brewing Company® proudly believes that business owners have a moral responsibility to have a “conscience” for the communities in which they operate. There are many ways to give back….
  • Sponsorship of events (golf tournaments, chili cook-offs, Gala dinner fundraisers, youth sporting events, etc.)
  • Founding member of PAI
  • Participation in food (and beer☺) tastings
  • Donations of gift certificates for raffles & drawings
  • Donation of goods and services
  • Volunteering of time
  • Membership in fraternal organizations (Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, Soroptimist, etc.)
  • Service on community Boards of Directors
  • Internal promotions used for fundraising purposes
  • Matching of employees’ donations (Red Cross, United Way, 9/11 relief, etc.)
  • Heroes 19 - Spear-headed & brewed Heroes 19 beer in collaboration with Arizona Craft Brewers Guild members honoring the Prescott Hot Shot fallen firefighters, raising over $60,000 for their families, with $13,500 raised by PBC alone.
The list of opportunities truly is endless.

Over the last 20+ years, PBC® has been involved in all of the above, in various forms and methods of contributions. Some of our larger sponsorships include the annual Prescott Bluegrass Festival for the last 20 years, Old West Oktoberfest, Mile High Brew Fest fundraiser for Boys & Girls Club, Sunup Rotary BBQ Days, Prescott’s annual Courthouse Lighting, the annual Octoberfeast fundraiser for the foodbanks, etc. We promote and raise monies for Prostate Cancer Awareness through the grassroots Pints for Prostates program.  We’ve donated untold pounds of cooked pasta for spaghetti-dinner fundraisers and boxed lunches for teams of homebuilders for Habitat for Community, food and volunteer time for A Taste of Salsa and A Taste of Prescott, literally thousands and thousands of dollars in gift certificates for raffle prizes, portions of our sales for various Auxiliary groups, Beer-for-a-Year gift baskets and V.I.P Brewery Tours & Tastings as Silent Auction items, beer & volunteer time at charity beer tastings for the non-profit Sun Sounds radio station, gift certificates for many organizations for their Volunteer Appreciation picnics & dinners…etc.

Our owners have served on the Chamber of Commerce Board, Prescott Downtown Partnership, Sharlot Hall Museum Board of Trustees, Sunup Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees, Prescott Area Independents Board of Directors, Prescott Tourism Advisory Committee, 2012 Prescott General Plan Update Committee and will continue to serve as needed.

As said above, the list of opportunities to serve in one’s community is endless. Prescott is an amazing community with thousands of opportunities to serve and thousands of local people filling those needs. Many do more than us…many do what they can. Together we Prescottonians get it done!

Our Awards

LODGEPOLE LIGHT: 
  • Bronze Medal in the American Style Lager/Ale or Cream Ale category at the 1996 G.A.B.F.® 1996 G.A.B.F.®
  • Gold Medal in the American Style Lager/ Ale or Cream Ale category at the 1997 G.A.B.F.®
  • Gold Award in the Cream Ale category at the 1998 International World Beer Cup
  • Bronze Medal in the American Style Lager/Ale or Cream Ale category at the 1998 G.A.B.F.®
  • Silver Medal in the American Style Lager/ Ale or Cream Ale category at the 2000 G.A.B.F.®
  • Silver Medal in the American Style Lager/Ale or Cream Ale category at the 2008 N.A.B.A. Beer Festival
  • Silver Medal in the Cream Ale Style at the 2009 N.A.B.A Beer Festival
  • Bronze Medal in the Cream Ale Category at the 2010 N.A.B.A. Beer Festival
PETRIFIED PORTER:
  • Gold Medal in the Robust Porter Category at the 1997 N.A.B.A. Beer Festival
  • Silver Medal in the Robust Porter Category at the 2004 N.A.B.A. Beer Festival
PRESCOTT PALE ALE:
  • Gold Medal in the American Pale Ale Category at the 1997 N.A.B.A.
  • Bronze Medal in the American Pale Ale Category at the 2000 N.A.B.A. Beer Festival
Fünkendunkel:
  • Gold Medal in the Dark German Wheat Ale Category at the 2004 NA.B.A. Beer Festival
  • Silver Medal in the Dark German Wheat Ale Category at the 2005 N.A.B.A. Beer Festival
  • Bronze Medal in the Dark German Wheat Ale Category at the 2007 N.A.B.A. Beer Festival
  • Silver Medal in the Dark German Wheat Ale Category at the 2008 N.A.B.A. Beer Festival
Ponderosa IPA:
  • Gold Medal in the India Pale Ale category at the 1996 G.A.B.F.®
  • Silver Award in the India Pale Ale Category at the 1998 International World Beer Cup
  • Silver Medal in the India Pale Ale Category at the 2000 N.A.B.A. Beer Festival
  • Silver Medal in the India Pale Ale Category at the 2002 G.A.B.F. ®
  • Silver Medal in the Strong Pale Category at the 2011 N.A.B.A. Beer Festival
Pilsner 500:
  • Gold Medal in the European Pilsner Category at the 1999 G.A.B.F. ®
  • Silver Medal in the European Pilsner Category at the 2004 G.A.B.F. ®
  • Bronze Medal in the European Pilsner Category at the 2005 G.A.B.F. ®
Raven Maniac Stout:
  • Gold Medal in the Imperial Stout Category at the 2001 G.A.B.F. ®
  • Silver Medal in the Imperial Stout Category at the 2002 G.A.B.F. ®
  • Silver Medal in the Imperial Stout Category at the 2002 N.A.B.A. Beer Festival.
Christmas City Ale:
  • Bronze Award in the Herb/Spiced Category at the 2004 International World Beer Cup
Weizen bock:
  • Gold Medal in South German style Wizenbock at the 2011 N.A.B.A Beer Festival
Bock of Ages:
  • Silver Medal in the Helles/Maibock Catigory at the 2014 N.A.B.A. Beer Festival
  • Silver Medal in the Helles/Maibock Catigory at the 2015 N.A.B.A. Beer Festival

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