On my half-day trip to Tucson, I also had to fit in a brewery run for my usual beer thirty enjoyment. Barrio Brewing has a few parking spaces in front. You can also dine inside or outside.
The food menu includes appetizers, soups, salads, burgers, tacos, quesadillas, and paninis. Not surprisingly, they have a Sonoran dog on the menu. But having feasted at other places already, I limited myself to the beer selection.
Barrio has about a dozen beers on tap, with 1-2 rotating seasonals. I had four different IPAs here, each 5 oz pours. Awesome deal here; it was about $7 for a flight of four.
- Citrazona: 6.5% IPA which had a lovely stone fruit and tropical presence. Ideal for the hot weather.
- Ruby Red: 6.2% grapefruit IPA which I enjoyed even more than Citrazona. The abundance of ruby grapefruit left a bigger lasting impression.
- Dusk DIPA: I didn't get the ABV on this one, but it was a malt-forward beer with some balanced tropical presence. It was made for an event in the Tucson area, and there was more left over.
- Blanco: 6.5% white IPA which had some tropical, albeit watered down. Almost rice-like watery to me. Probably my least favorite of the four.
|L to R: Citrazona; Ruby Red; Dusk; Blanco|
You can find more info on Barrio's beers at their website. Barrio Brewing's beer is pretty much just found in Arizona, mostly the Tucson area.
Coming in at midday on a Monday, it likely was not as packed as it could be. Patrons coming in could seat themselves at the time. I had very good service here. There are several TVs if you wanted to catch a sports game.
If you're in Tucson, consider Barrio Brewing for your beer thirty stop! 8/10
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