Dragoon Brewing Co.
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Active Beers: 30
Beer Ratings: 182
Beer Avg: 4.08
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 4 | Show All Ratings:
4.17/5 rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | $
First off, the Dragoon IPA is as good as the reviews on Beer Advocate led me to believe, which is to say they're a close second to La Cumbre's Elevated IPA for best IPA in the southwest.
Second, every other beer in here was either outstanding or so adventurous as to be deserving of praise. The Imperial Stout here was superb--- rich and malty, a great complex profile and was not dominated by alcohol like many ISes. The double IPA was, interestingly enough, a shadow of the IPA but still good. The Berlinerweiss was intensely tart, yet light and refreshing. The dark session beer had great roasted malt nose and flavor and did great justice to the name session.
Oh, and they had the IPA on cask when I arrived and it was mind-blowing.
Add to this a cool staff that are laid-back and not the least bit pretentious, plus very reasonable prices of $5-6 a beer and $7 for a flight and this place would easily be my go-to brewery if I lived in Tucson.
The only drawback is that it is a bit of a journey to get to and if the place every really gets popular they do not have the space to accommodate folks, but I'm sure they'll cross that bridge when they get to it.
09-13-2013 20:21:20 | More by ONovoMexicano
4.87/5 rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
This is a great place. They are a brewery with only a tap room and no food, but often times have food trucks outside and don't care if you bring something in from anywhere else either.
The beer is great, as you can see from all of the ratings. They are producing some of the highest quality beers, if not the highest, in Southern Arizona. They have a wonderful selection and are constantly rolling our new brews. The staff is great. They are all so friendly and easy to talk to.
I would highly recommend seeking this place out.
08-03-2013 03:00:36 | More by redteg02
4.79/5 rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
This is definitely an up and coming brewery to watch. The taproom is not open everyday, but it is not meant to be a bar, so I am more than fine with that. When you drive up, the space is some random warehouse that is next to an indoor batting cage. When you walk inside you will see about 8 tables along with a small bar, with glass doors leading to the actual brewhouse.
The size is both a good and a bad a thing, finding a table can be hard if there are more than 20 people, but you also don't have to worry about service, which has been great. The taproom manager, appropriately named Stout, keeps everything running as smoothly as possible and takes care of his regulars.
The selection seems appropriate for a brewery of this size. The last time I went in, there were about 8 beers on tap that were varied in style. Not an overwhelming selection, but there are plenty of things to try in a couple of sessions, not to mention they would have trouble making more than that with consistent quality. Growler fills are also possible if you find something you like and want to drink it at home.
The beers I have had have been good overall. They typically have a saison, a session, an IPA, a stout or porter, and a pale. I have only found the IPA and session ale around town, so if you want to try their other offerings, you need to stop by. I haven't had anything yet that made me regret making the drive.
The only gripe I have is that the location is further away than I would prefer, but you can't have your cake and eat it too. The breweries that are downtown, Thunder Canyon and Borderlands, are easily forgotten when I make the trip. Another smaller gripe is the lack of a TV which is important during football season.
They don't have a kitchen, but they do have food trucks that come by. You could also easily bring your own food and no one will hassle you.
If you are in Tucson and like beer, you should stop by and at least grab a growler. Don;t be discourage by the other local breweries which I find to be mediocre. You are missing out if you don't give it a try.
04-07-2013 04:21:01 | More by ocelot2500
4.74/5 rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Its just basically a small, air-conditioned room separated from the brewery itself. They have about 7 or 8 tables, the bar, and a bar against the wall. The employees are helpful and awesome, the brewery tour is cool (even though its just a small one room warehouse) and they offer all of their current beers on tap. The option for flights to try them all is great and the glassware is perfect. They actually serve beer in something besides pint glasses, which seems to be rare. I thought it seemed like a cool place to go and hang out to get a few beers with friends.
Apparently they also have food trucks come by a few days a week, but I haven't been there for the food yet.
09-22-2012 08:28:25 | More by DonDirkA
Dragoon Brewing Co. in Tucson, AZ
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.