Fans of Mudshark Beer will soon find that there will be more of their favorite brew to go around. The popular brewery is nearing completion of its newly expanded brewing facility at 1095 Aviation Drive, Lake Havasu City. According to Mudshark Brewery owner, Scott Stocking, when completed, the additions will include a 5,000-square-foot warehouse and a new 110-seat brew-tasting room that will also serve wood-fired pizza.
The expansion plan also calls for 10 “beer-ambassadors” to lead tours once the expansion is completed in March. “Beer ambassador?” Is that a dream job or what?
Mudshark Brewery ships its beer to locations throughout Arizona. With over 1,700 points of distribution, its growth has been steady. Locally owned and operated, Mudshark, which was founded in 1998, began with three brewing tanks and now has 22. It gets its name from Mudshark Beach (now Rotary Park).
Mudshark is a sustainable brewery that runs on 80% solar power and uses recycled water. Next year, Mudshark will eliminate bottles from its packaging and begin selling cans only. Cans are easier to recycle, eliminate danger from broken glass, and are 25 percent lighter than traditional bottles, according to Stocking.
Mudshark is joined in town by Barley Brothers Restaurant & Brewery, a national award-winning brewery with a variety of eight to 10 beers on draft. Located right on the channel, Barley Brothers offers window seating with breathtaking views of the London Bridge and Bridgewater Channel.
Also calling Lake Havasu City home is Havasu’s College Street Brewhouse & Pub, which focuses on creating one-of-a-kind handcrafted, award-winning beers and delicious food made simply.
Together, all three breweries make beer drinkers very, very hoppy.
Read about local breweries and wineries in the Lake Havasu City region here: