To sample some of Flagstaff’s best craft beers, head to Mother Road Brewing Company. Named after Historic Route 66, which was nicknamed the Mother Road in its heyday, the brewery sits just a couple blocks from the iconic highway that runs through the center of town. The brewery is located in the Milum Building, a former commercial laundromat that has been repurposed in an ideal spot to grab a pint after a day of adventuring in the surrounding mountains and high desert. Their artfully crafted beers include complex flavors like the mesquite honey and British hops of the English Barleywine-style 4th Anniversary Ale or the coffee and orange notes of the popular chocolate stout Lost Highway.
While Mother Road doesn’t serve food, it does have an arrangement with Pizzicleta, in the same building, so patrons can order pizzas from their barstool. For visitors interested in learning more about the production side, the brewery offers weekly tours every Saturday afternoon at 3pm for $10, which include two 10-ounce beers, along with coasters and stickers as souvenirs.