DeSoto Central Market is getting a new resident. Huss Brewing Co. is opening a new micro-taproom in the downtown mainstay on Friday, January 26.

The Huss-DeSoto Pop Up Taproom begins its temporary, 3-month tenancy as the first in the “Brewery in Residence” series, which highlights a rotating collection of top local breweries.

Courtesy of Huss Brewing Co.

“DeSoto and Huss have a great relationship,” DeSoto owner Shawn Connelly said. “We could not think of a better team in Huss, with their tasty brews, community centric mindset, and fun disposition to help kick off the Brewery in Residence with,”

The series starts with a grand opening event beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, January 26, featuring live music.

The 400 sq.-ft. micro-taproom will tempt beer lovers with 12 different craft brews, including an exclusive new beer only served at Huss-DeSoto. It will also offer bar bites, inspired by the menu at Huss’ Uptown Taproom.

DeSoto Central Market

Photo by Jaryd Neibauer, courtesy of DeSoto Central Market.

“You’ll be able to post up at the Huss-DeSoto to try their variety of signature and special one-of-a-kind beers,” Connelly said. “But also be able to take a growler home of your favorite too.”

Jeff and Leah Huss’ combined love and passion for craft beer inspired them to chase their dreams of owning the local, family-owned and operated brewery, which is now the third largest in Arizona.

According to Leah Huss, DeSoto Market’s local-focused incubator model will help the couple share that love and passion with others.

“Our partnership with DeSoto dates back to Jeff and my roots in Illinois,” Huss said. “Where local brewers and taprooms are the heart of the neighborhood and build a sense of community. That’s why we went to Uptown Phoenix, and now we’re so excited to join another amazing neighborhood in downtown Phoenix that has so much cool stuff going on right now.”

If you go

What: DeSoto-Huss Taproom Grand Opening
When: Friday, January 26, 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Where: DeSoto Central Market, 915 N. Central Ave.