Bringing in the sweet desert sun is the team over at Bone Haus Brewing. Known for their steady selection of seasonal and limited-edition beers, this spot in Fountain Hills, AZ combines the lore of European ossuaries and catacombs with the history of late 1800's Arizona, when mining, treasure, and adventure consumed desert life in the Arizona Territory. We learned all about the beer and the history of this spot from co-founder Keith Chapman. To learn more about Bone Haus Brewing, check them out online here.
Q. WHAT'S YOUR NAME?
A. Keith Chapman
Q. WHAT'S YOUR TITLE?
A. CMO and Co-Founder
Q. HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE NAME OF YOUR BREWERY?
A: The Bone Haus Brewing name and theme are a nod to the many ossuaries and catacombs, also known as bone houses, we’ve visited across Europe. Those warmly lit chambers contain artistic and stunning displays of skeletal remains of everyone from revered monks to common townsfolk, but those final resting places are hardly final, as they now serve as monuments for inspiration, reflection, and celebration for the living. They can be a reminder to live for today. Memento Mori. Our story ties these brushes of the macabre with the history of Arizona, especially in the late 1800s when mining, treasure, and adventure consumed desert life in the Arizona Territory. Now we make Beer for the Adventure!
Q. WHAT BEER/BRANDS INSPIRED YOU IN CREATING YOUR OWN BRAND?
Q. WHAT IS YOUR BREWERY MOST KNOWN FOR?
A. Bone Haus Brewing is best known for our Desert Wilde and Desert Distortion New England IPAs and our Englemann's Elixir Prickly Pear Pale Ale. Our tap room is a completely unique experience including exceptional detail in decor centered around 1800's Arizona and includes a scavenger hunt, relics and bones, mining equipment, fantastic art, delicious beer, and great music.
Q. THE ALIENS HAVE FINALLY HAD ENOUGH, YOU GET ONE LAST ITEM FROM YOUR BREWERY'S MENU BEFORE THEY EVAPORATE EARTH. WHAT IS IT?
A. We don't have food... but we do have food trucks! And I would have to say, last meal has to be a monster lobster roll from East Coast Joe's with his truffle fries!!
Q. WHAT BEERS ARE IN YOUR FRIDGE RIGHT NOW?
A. Bone Haus Desert Wilde Double New England IPA, La Trappe Dubbel, Great Notion Double Stack Stout, Night Shift Fluffinity New England IPA, Huss Koffee Kolsch, Bone Haus Red Wraith Irish Red IPA
Q. WHAT IS YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE BEER(S)?
A. Huss Koffee Kolsh
Q. WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE YOU GOT INTO BEER?
A: I ran Research & Development for Fender Musical Instruments and helped develop some of the world's greatest guitars, amplifiers and other instruments.