Mother Road beer and pizza

I’m staying in downtown Flagstaff for the next couple of nights at the historic Hotel Weatherford, where there are a lot of dining options within walking distance. I strolled just a couple blocks south of the hotel to the Mother Road Brewing Company, which I heard had some of the best local beer in town. When visiting a local microbrewery, I love getting a flight to try out all of different styles and flavors. At Mother Road they had quite a variety, from barrel aged ale’s, stouts to IPA’s. The alcohol percentages also had quite a range, from 4% to 10%. I don’t think I’d ever had a 10% beer before, the alcohol was clearly evident.

Mother Road Brewing outside by

Mother Road has a partnership agreement with Pizzicletta, a wood-fired pizza restaurant next door. I was in heaven as I had a slice of Napoleon margherita style pizza in one hand, and a cold brew in the other. After dinner I peeked my head into the restaurant to see if I could snap a pic of one of their pies coming straight out of the oven. The restaurant is quite small, but with a great feel to the place…all warm and cozy as the 900 degree oven keeps the place toasty on a cold winter evening.

Pizzicletta margherita pizza by

Tomorrow I am heading to the Flagstaff Nordic Center to try riding a fat-tire bike on the groomed trails.  Have you ever done this? If so, leave a comment below and let me know what it’s like.

Mike Shubic

Mike Shubic is a seasoned road trip travel video blogger, traversing the byways of the world looking for those hidden gems of the road. From unique destinations, unexpected discoveries, creative cuisine, intriguing inns to exciting attractions…the road is his page. The experiences are his ink. And every 300 miles, a new chapter begins. Whether you live vicariously or by example, Mike will do the exploring so you can have an adventure.


  1. Hey Mike, glad to see you writing some stuff about Flagstaff…I love that town! I have been too have been to Mother Road and had the pizza…fantastic! I have also tried fat tire biking in Colorado…you’ll have a blast, but be prepared to be winded at that elevation.

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