​The Beer Research Institute

Our Story Begins With Craft Beer

“No one takes friends or family from out of town to a Red Lobster" - Matt Trethewey

​Like many of the great stories of American entrepreneurs, our story begins in a garage! The first batch of beer was made in the spring of 2003. It wasn't great, but we drank it and it sparked a passion that eventually morphed into The B.R.I. 

More than anything else, The B.R.I. is a gathering place for Craft Beer drinkers in and around Mesa, Arizona. It's Independent and Local. It's the third place, not home or work, but the place you want to be with your family, your friends and a pint of your favorite beer! As Mesa's oldest and longest running brewery, B.R.I. is the essence of the Mesa Craft Beer Scene!

The Brew pub hold's a special place in our heart. Our scratch kitchen produces some of the best brew pub fare in the East Valley and we perfectly pair each dish with our hand crafted ales and lagers! Bringing the two aspects of our passion together at the table for our guests is what drives us every day.