I’m sitting in Lonesome Valley Brewing in Prescott Valley, Arizona, with Founder Brian Cole, watching as he tests the gravity for a batch of beer. Beside him is a container of cinnamon soaking in rum and another full of locally sourced orange peel in vodka, which will be added to create signature Lonesome Valley seasonal brew selections.
Lonesome Valley Brewing isn’t the only place to whet your beer-lovers appetite in Prescott, located north of Phoenix. Prescott and area cities are teeming with breweries like Granite Mountain Brewing, Coppertop Alehouse, Prescott Brewing Company and Chino Valley’s Insurgent Brewing Company.
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