In 2003 retired Navy veteran John Peasly returned to his childhood vacation area and after purchasing and running two businesses decided to start up his own brewery. After a decade of growth and expansion into the Phoenix and Tucson markets, Peasley decided to expand his operation. In 2017, the brewery was relocated just one mile down the road to a 5 acre compound with a 40 barral brewhouse, new canning line and centrifuge. The expansion allowed the band to increase quality control, grow and meet their mounting demand. Shortly after relocating in 2017, the Grand Canyon Brewing Company team began to expand into spirits by adding a distillery. There they focused on grain to glass scratch-made spirits and whiskey made with 100% Arizona farm sourced grains.
In 2012, Grand Canyon Brewing Company expanded again with a second location in Flagstaff, Arizona. This location features a 5 barrel brewhouse, allowing the brewers to re-discover their creative side and make small batch brews again. The Flagstaff brewpub features a game and recreation area, full bar, scratch kitchen, and taproom exclusive beers. Today, the brand is called Grand Canyon Brewing + Distillery as production of beers and spirits continues to increase with the addition of ready to drink cocktails.
Grand Canyon Brewing Co. opened the doors of their third location in March 2022, transforming the original Page firehouse to brewhouse. The space that once housed the old fire station and most recently served as a maintenance garage for city vehicles, is just under 10,000 sq. ft. on .86-acre of land. Located near Horseshoe Bend, the brewery will house a 15-barrel Bohemian Monobloc brewing system, the same system from the original Grand Canyon Brewing & Distillery location in Williams.