Good news for West Valley Craft Beer fans: One location of the OHSO Brewery comes as a surprise.
OHSO currently has locations across the Phoenix Metro, with restaurants in Arcadia, Gilbert, Paradise Valley, and Scottsdale. But the new brewery will be the first location west of Central Phoenix.
The center is slated to open in the Village at Prasada, a new development brought to life by Scottsdale developer SimonCRE. The center will be located near Loop 303 and Waddell Road.
Other tenants announced include Marshalls, Total Wine, Barrio Queen, Burros & Fries, Five Below, Homegoods, PetSmart, TJ MAXX and Ulta Salon, according to the developer’s website.
“OHSO is very popular out here on the east and north sides, so we’re trying to cater to the people on the west side,” said Nava Singam, a partner at the new location.
A partnership brings OHSO to the West Valley
Jon Lane opened the original OHSO location in 2011 and has expanded the business over the years to include new locations across the Valley. For the pub Surprise he works with one of his two business partners on a license agreement, he said.
Little O’s, a smaller version of OHSO on McDowell Road, is run by one of Lane’s former managers.
The West Valley Store is operated by Singam, with whom Lane previously worked at a location within Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which opened in Terminal 2 in 2016 and moved to Terminal 4 in 2020, and a location at Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport, which opened in 2019.
“The west side has been begging us to get out of there for years,” Lane said, explaining that this partnership finally made it possible.
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What to expect in the new Surprise OHSO
Although there will be no active brewing at the Surprise location, Singam hopes the design and ample outdoor seating will “create the same synergies in the new space” as the existing OHSO locations.
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The building will be 5,000 square meters with an additional 3,000 square meter terrace. When asked if it would be dog-friendly, Singam said, of course, with a laugh. “It has to be, doesn’t it?”
OHSO in Surprise will have a minimum of 12 taps, but possibly up to 20 depending on the final design. The beers will mostly feature beers from the OHSO breweries, although guest beers may occasionally appear on the menu, Singam said.
Singam hopes to open OHSO in Surprise in late 2022 or early 2023.
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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: OHSO Brewery opens a location in the West Valley in Surprise, Arizona