Our research is editorially independent but we may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.

7 Best Breweries in Tucson, Arizona

With the booming of popularity for craft beer happening in several states, Arizona is no exception to this trend. This southwestern state may be known for its snakes, cacti, and sand, but there is no doubt that they know how to make the perfect pint. Since there are so many tasty places in Arizona that now make their own creative versions of beer, this list will just focus on what the city of Tucson has on tap. Here are some of the best breweries in the Old Pueblo. They are without a doubt the first places anyone should stop for a cold one.

Borderlands Brewing Company Borderlands Brewing Company
Credit: Borderlands Brewing Company by Borderlands Brewing Company

Borderlands Brewing Company

The Borderlands Brewing Company is conveniently located right in the downtown area of Tucson, and they’re the genius creators of the popular Prickly Pear Wheat, Citrana Sour, and cinnamon-flavored Horchata Cream Ale.

Barrio Brewing Company Barrio Brewing Company
Credit: Barrio Brewing Company by barriobrewing.com

Barrio Brewing Company

The Barrio Brewery was founded by Dennis Arnold and his wife, Tauna, who were some of the very first craft brewers in Arizona. These days, the Barrio has a range of house-created fresh beers on tap along with a delicious full menu.

Dragoon Brewing Company Dragoon Brewing Company
Credit: Dragoon Brewing Company by Dragoon Brewing Company

Dragoon Brewing Company

On the west side of Tucson, the Dragoon Brewing Company evolved from a tiny taproom into a beautiful sit-down pub with several fresh beers on taps, such as their renowned Dragoon IPA and Santa Cruz’R.

Pueblo Vida Brewing Company Pueblo Vida Brewing Company
Credit: Pueblo Vida Brewing Company by Pueblo Vida Brewing Company

Pueblo Vida Brewing Company

For beer enthusiasts that love to try out new infusions, the cozy Pueblo Vida Brewing Company is the place for you as they create exciting new blends on a regular basis. They are also located in the downtown Tucson area.

1912 Brewing Company 1912 Brewing Company
Credit: 1912 Brewing Company by 1912 Brewing Company

1912 Brewing Company

Arizona officially became a part of the United States in 1912, which makes this brewery extra special to natives. They make lots of different styles of beer and have built quite a positive reputation since they opened in July 2015.

Thunder Canyon Brewery Thunder Canyon Brewery
Credit: Thunder Canyon Brewery by thundercanyonbrewery.com

Thunder Canyon Brewery

TCB is one of Tucson’s original three breweries before the craft craze hit the state. Despite all the options in town, locals know that these brewmasters have some amazing taps with a huge variety of high-quality beer styles and flavors.

Firetruck Brewing Company Firetruck Brewing Company
Credit: Firetruck Brewing Company by Firetruck Brewing Company

Firetruck Brewing Company

Founded by firefighters, Firetruck Brewing Company has become one of the hottest spots in town to grab a cold pint. They are also a full-service restaurant, but their passion for great beer can be tasted with every sip!

Travel Deals

Air & 12-Day South Africa Guided Adventure | $200 Off

$3099+

Guinness Storehouse Academy Experience Ireland

$35+

Air & 12-Day Best of the Adriatic Tour | Save $400

$2699+

Air & 12-Day New Zealand Vacation w/ 7 Tours

$3549+

Air & 11-Day Iconic Australia Vacation w/ 4-Star Hotels

$2799+

Discover Ireland & Europe w/ Aer Lingus Flights

$585+

7-Day Ireland Pub Tour w/ Private Driver

$2199+

Air & 10-Day Highlights of Croatia, Bosnia & Slovenia

$2299+

9-Day Private Chauffeur Ireland Vacation

$3555+

Air & 11-Day Auckland & Queenstown w/ 5 Tours

$3299+

Air & 9-Day Wonders of Croatia Tour | Save $400

$2099+

8-Day Ireland Home of Thrones Tour w/ Rental Car

$1683+

Air & 14-Day Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand Tour

$2399+

$100 Off RV Rentals $1000+ w/ DUNHILLMAY100

$60+

Aer Lingus R/T Flights to Over 25 Top Europe Cities

$561+