Where we are From!! The inhabitants of the Verde Valley have always had a close connection to the land. Prehistoric ruins dot the valley; their location, size, and numbers attest to the ability of the native inhabitants to harness water and sustain their culture with a steady supply of food. Likewise, modern farmers came to use the rich soil and abundant water to grow anything from grapes for wine to vegetables for dinner. VBC is looking to sustain the agriculture of the Verde Valley while adapting the natural resources that our community possesses to produce world class beer
Tyler Zander: North Dakota transplant to Arizona 8 years ago. He is now starting a small farm with carrots, onions, colored greens, kale, and hops.
Cowboy Honey: Richard is an Arizona native and has been harvesting honey for over 20 years now. He manages over 200 bee hives within the Verde Valley. Oh, and I-17 that you drive on, he built that too in his earlier career as materials engineer in the 1970’s.
Alex Goetting: Brewer and Owner of VBC, Alex is helping to turn Bell farms into a hop producer. Several test plots were planted while in college, and now 25 hops are planted (Cascade, Centennial, and Sterling).
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Unique destinations and must sees for your bucket list that are near Verde Brewing Company Burgers and Beer!
Fossil Creek - Fossil Creek, one of two "Wild and Scenic" rivers in Arizona, seems to appear out of nowhere, gushing 20,000 gallons a minute out of a series of springs at the bottom of a 1,600 foot deep canyon. Fossil Creek is fed by springs coming from the cliffs of the Mogollon Rim. Over 30 million gallons of water are discharged each day at a constant 70 °F. The high mineral content leaves travertine dams and deposits, giving rise to fossil-like features. Fossil Creek can be accessed through Camp Verde, for directions and more information, visit the forest service website
Fort Verde State Park - Located in downtown Camp Verde in short walking distance from Verde Brewing Company is the historic Fort Verde State Park. Visitors have the opportunity to experience life through the eyes of a frontier soldier and learn the history of the Fort. The park is the best-preserved example of an Indian Wars period fort in Arizona. Several of the original buildings still stand and living history programs are scheduled periodically, giving visitors a glimpse into Arizona’s history.
Montezuma's Castle - Located in Camp Verde, and one of the best preserved cliff dwellings and ruins from the Sinagua people, Montezuma's Castle is a 20 room high-rise apartment, nestled into a towering limestone cliff, and tells a story of ingenuity, survival and ultimately, prosperity in an unforgiving desert landscape.