A Twist of Fate - Fate to McFate Brewing Company
“What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Shakespeare When we decided to open the brewery back 2012, I didn’t necessarily want to put my last name on it, but liked the playfulness of the word “Fate.” Unfortunately, another brewery liked the name as well. Although we opened first and coexisted peacefully for years, they ended up suing us in federal court. We could have defended the lawsuit, which would have cost an enormous amount of time, resources and energy, but we would rather put those efforts into our beer and good intentions. All of us here at the brewery would like to extend a special thanks for your on-going support as we rebrand to McFate Brewing Company. Cheers, The Crew at McFate Brewing CompanyPosted by McFate's Tap + Barrel on Thursday, June 16, 2016
The McFate Story
Steve McFate hangs up his suit and tie and leaves the corporate world of finance. His passion for homebrewing is his driving force to do something “crazy” and someday open his own brewery. Steve ventured to Colorado to his favorite small town brewery to learn the ins and outs of craft brewing.
The dream of a local homebrewer starts to take shape and construction begins on the original location in North Scottsdale.
The dream, that once felt like an impossible task, officially becomes reality! Fate Brewing Company opens its doors and we are humbled to have our beers well received by the craft beer community, as well as our local neighbors.
McFate’s fall seasonal beer, the “Candy Bar Milk Stout” wins a silver medal at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO.
After continuously selling out of our own beer, we knew it was time to expand! So, we began construction on our second and much larger brewery in South Scottsdale. Expansion meant doubling the size of the brewhouse, with larger batches of crowd favorites and expanding our one-off batch and barrel-aged program. More beer, more variety, more happy customers!
Steve McFate announces the opening of our South Scottsdale brewery. This was such an exciting time for us and we were overwhelmed with support from the local community. Seats were full, beer production was at its peak and it wasn’t long before our second location became a regular joint for many locals.
The City of Scottsdale Awards our South Scottsdale brewery with the Spirit of Scottsdale Award, recognizing us in the commercial category as property beautification efforts in the McDowell Corridor. Much thanks to our fantastic architects at Aline Architecture Concepts and everyone who has helped build and support McFate South!
We rebrand to become McFate Brewing Company and McFate’s Tap + Barrel. New name, same great brewery!
We hosted an epic relaunch party with our new brand! Thanks for celebrating and having fun with us during our transition from Fate to McFate Brewing Company!
We have a solid core
And by that we mean, beer. Check out our trio of core beers, plus learn about our rotating taps and seasonal brews (spoiler alert: the Candy Bar Milk Stout is our favorite thing about winter).