Rio Salado Brewing Company

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Rio Salado Brewing Company
Rio salado logo.jpg
Location Tempe, Arizona
Opened 1997
Closed 2005
Active beers
Name Type
Lightning Bolt lager
Hurricane Hefeweizen
Monsoon Märzen amber lager
Thunderhead schwarzbier
Tornado pale lager
Typhoon (seasonal) cherry ale
Deluge (seasonal) amber ale
Blizzard (seasonal) wheat beer
Jack Swilling pale ale

Rio Salado Brewing Company was an American brewery established in 1998 by Tim Gossack in Tempe, Arizona. It was named after the Rio Salado, which runs through Tempe.

Company history[edit]

According to the Arizona Republic newspaper, brewmaster Tim Gossack brewed for the Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon from 1990 through 1996. In 1996, Tim left the Deschutes Brewery to open Rio Salado Brewing Company by purchasing Seideman Brewing from Russ Seiderman who started the original brewery in 1996. The brewery and associated tap room was located in South Tempe, Arizona. In December 2002 Rio Salado purchased the Mill Avenue Beer Company in downtown Tempe as a second location. He also started distributing bottles locally. In 2005, he shut down the company.[1]


Rio Salado received a silver prize at the 2004 Great American Beer Festival in the category of French and Belgian-Style Saison for their Saison de Carbs.[2]

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Coordinates: 33°21′24.7392″N 111°57′51.8646″W / 33.356872000°N 111.964406833°W / 33.356872000; -111.964406833