Dragoon Brewing Co.

BEER AVG
4.15/5
Dragoon Brewing Co.Dragoon Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

1859 W Grant Rd
Ste 111
Tucson, Arizona, 85745-1214
United States

(520) 329-3606 | map
dragoonbrewing.com

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Added by Gueuzedude on 04-19-2012

BEER STATS
Beers:
31
Ratings:
474
Reviews:
106
PLACE STATS
Score:
96
Ratings:
50
Reviews:
14
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
4.56%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Photo of RyanK252
4.32/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Grabbed a night cap here after a long day on the road. Surprisingly big operation tucked into an unassuming warehouse. There was a pretty good crowd despite being late evening on a week night. Bartenders were super friendly and made sure everyone was having a good time. Impressive draft list with a really nice variety of styles available. Everything we tried was quite tasty. I love that they have an English session ale as one of their flagships and local food trucks available out front most nights. (There was a killer ramen truck when we were there that delivered your order right to your spot inside.) I hope I get a chance to return soon.

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Photo of cbcrunch
4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Fee
4.56/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Dragoon is fantastic - great service and great selection. The beer is very good. Don't let the location in an industrial park turn you off - this is a real brewery that happens to have a taproom. It's worth hunting down. Actually it's easy to find off the highway. Just head West on Grant and turn left at the Arby's.

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Photo of jackperdue
4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

I got to visit several breweries while in Tucson, July 2016, and Dragoon beers were the best I had. A wide selection of styles from simple to complex. The place is rather nondescript from the outside and clean and open on the inside. If in Tucson, this place is recommended for the beer. No food available, but there was a food truck serving outside.

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Photo of cosper
4.93/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Bradley_BizKutZ
4.59/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Sammy
3.79/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of ddugan
4.58/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Located in an industrial area. Kinda hard to find if you don't know where you're going. Taproom is located in the warehouse with a view of the brewery and the aging barrels. Long bar with stools and tables/benches in the open area. Full Dragoon selection on tap along with a cask option. No food, but often times there are food trucks outside. Fridge with beer to go. Growler fills and t-shirts/merchandise on site. Good service.

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Photo of raiderandbeerfan
3.54/5  rDev -19.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Located in warehouse industrial type building like that Sandwinds bar in Fallon. Vibe is alright, everything in Tucson is kinda middling, same hipsters you see in every town, dressed the same way, same opinions on everything. I would say the beers are better than average, but nothing really stood out either as being very good or great.

Service was good. Attentive. Styles were all pretty straightforward, nothing crazy like a smoked gueuze or whatnot. I don't think they had food. Went here with my brother. I'd go again, but I also wouldn't go out of my way to go again.

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Photo of Miller138
4.8/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Tap room is in industrial warehouse w/ view of the brew house, oak storage, etc. Decor is simple and clean
There has been a member of the brew house staff behind the bar every time I've been in and they've been happy to answer questions about style, process, etc.
Beer selection is phenomenal (12 in all) with an ambitious array of styles. Barleywine, Belgian, Dortmunder all accompany their flagship IPA (awesome) and a great Dark Mild. Obviously several different yeast strains, processes, etc, yet all of the beers are technically impressive. I can't say enough good things about these guys

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Photo of dora9a
4.86/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Outfreakingstanding beer, best in Arizona!

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Photo of Harvey98
4.97/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Sixpoint
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of breadwinner
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Alonside Fate, probably my favorite brewery in AZ, and their tasting room stands up to their brewing prowess. Expansive tap list with a huge variety of selections -- on our latest trip, they had a BA barleywine, BA stout, tequila-BA saison, rye-barrel aged porter, plus a huge variety of brews, from an English dark mild, to witbier, to double IPA, and so on. And, frankly, most of those styles were on point. No food, and a random industrial location, but inside the vibe is cool, modern, and a fine setting for settling in with some damn good beer.

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Photo of elm_tree
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of PassMeAZima
4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Teen-o
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Nhoelzen
3.94/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Mothergoose03
3.78/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75

This was stop #5 along a pub crawl for my wife and I and two friends in the greater Tucson area. The pub is located in a newer industrial area in a multi-suite building. The entrance to the brewery is on the rear side of the building. Contrary to a tasting room description in a previous review, this taproom is new and is spacious. It really doesn't have a whole lot of character being a large, partitioned space with a high ceiling, a long bar and long community tables, but this is an industrial building. Several large windows do allow a nice view of the brewing equipment and the barrel room, so there is some ambiance here.

But the beer here is what is the crowning glory of the experience. Being on a pub crawl, we couldn't try as many beers as what we would have liked, so we had a sampler glass of only four of them. We chose three of the beers (Dragoon IPA, Lazarus, and Super Stronghold) because of our appreciation for the styles, and the fourth (Fumacabra) was chosen out of curiosity because we've never had a mesquite-smoked bock (or any mesquite-smoked beer, for that matter). The IPA and Super Stonghold were probably the best two beers that we experienced during our week-long trip, so we rated them at a B+ grade. Lazarus, in spite of its high hype, was a let-down. It became cloyingly sweet at 13.25 ABV as it warmed up, but was a very good beer when it was cold. Not having any comparison for a beer similar to Fumacabra, it was difficult to give it a rating. Its taste lived up to its description, so that's about all I can say for it.

We enjoyed this place and the beers enough that we had hoped to make a return trip before out vacation ended, but sadly, we didn't find the time. However, this pub will be at the top of our list if we ever return to Tucson.

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Photo of vikinghorn
4.7/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of kjloewe
4.8/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of bsuedekum
4.74/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Lobina
5/5  rDev +13.9%

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Dragoon Brewing Co. in Tucson, AZ
4.15 out of 5 based on 474 ratings.
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