Arizona’s Mother Road Partners with Helton During Expansion Effort

With an anticipation of nearly doubling in capacity for 2017, Mother Road Brewing in Flagstaff, Arizona has announced it is partnering with Phoenix’s Helton Brewing for the next six months in producing more beer.

Mother Road founders Michael and Alissa Marquess wrote in an open letter to the public on their website that the brewery which opened in 2011 put out 4,100 barrels in 2016 in the brewery’s 3,000 square foot facility.

A new 8,000 square foot facility is set to open in June, so in the meantime to keep up with demand, the brewery will contract brew at Helton as well.

“The beer made at Helton will be brewed directly by Mother Road’s brewers with Brian [Helton’s] support,” the letter said. “This allows Mother Road additional beer to quench your thirst until June.

“It is humbling that Arizonans and New Mexicans drink every pint we brew,” they added, “but we realize it has led to shortages of our beer on shelves and tap towers.”


The Mikes Pike location will remain open as a tap room (read more about the Mother Road taproom here) and an experimental brewhouse while the new Butler brewery will be able to produce 8,000 barrels in 2017 and can grow to an annual capacity of 20,000 barrels.

The Marquesses wrote to fans that they understand that the next few months will have tight supplies of beer.

“Our brew team is working hard and our distributors are doing exemplary work to move our beer across two states,” they said. “We will do our best until the new facility is online.”

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