The inception of the idea for Helio Basin Brewing Co. started, albeit merely as a pipe dream for the founders, almost 15 years ago over a few homebrew batches with some friends at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. After graduation they went two different directions, Mike to the Marines as an officer and Dustin to the Siebel Institute to start a professional brewing career. As time passed, one thing always kept coming up in conversation, the idea of opening up a brewery.
After seeing and getting to know the industry from the inside out for almost a decade, it was decided that if this idea was ever going to become a reality, now was the time. It became clear that the location would be Phoenix after a few short discussions. Dustin fell in love with Arizona after brewing for a few years here for another brewery and Mike loves the warm weather and has family in the Valley, making for an easy sell for both of them. That, paired with the ever rising craft beer scene here in the Valley, makes for a very desirable location. If you would like to hear more about the brewery go to the following: