There are around 21 craft breweries in Tuscon and we visited a few more this past week. Some of our favorites have actually been some of the smaller ones - so size doesn't matter :)
Wednesday evening we tried the beer and food at Barrio Brewing Company. Here we opted for a beer sampler to start with: Barrio Rojo (Scottish Ale), Mocha Java Stout, Nolan's Porter Ale, and the NCAAle (English Double Ale). Barrio also has a full restaurant with very good bar food. Barrio is located just south of Downtown Tucson and is a fairly large venue with plenty of room for large groups. Our favorite beer here was the Barrio Rojo (Scottish Red Ale).
Located in the South Dodge Industrial Park in Tucson is the home to three local craft breweries within 1/2 mile of each other. Today, after our half-day tour of the Pima Air and Space Museum, we tried Copper Mine Brewing Company. The beers were okay here but nothing that was really very special to us. After our sample flight - we moved on to the next venue - Green Feet Brewing.
Our second stop, Green Feet Brewing, is a very small batch brewery - basically a one person operation. We really enjoyed the homey and friendly atmosphere. The owner/brewer, "Petey", has some really great beers! My favorite was the Bulldog Belgian Dubbel and Heather's was the Coffee Smash - a blond coffee lager. Lots of former Air Force and other U.S. service people visit Green Feet Brewing as the owner "Petey" is a retired Air Force veteran. Green Feet also partners with 1912 Brewing in Tucson (another Veteran Owned Brewery) to brew special fundraiser beer where the proceeds go to veterans - very nice!
We met some very nice locals at Green Feet Brewing that gave us a great recommendation for dinner tonight at Saguaro Corners Restaurant and Bar. Saguaro Corners has been around since 1956 and had some excellent food. Heather had some homemade mac 'n' cheese with pulled chicken and I devoured my grilled Mahi Mahi tacos. A great way to top off a nice winter day in Tucson.
We are retired, live/travel full-time in a travel trailer, and enjoy the outdoors.