After a busy summer, I’ve needed some R&R. What better way to unwind than with a road trip to a cute desert town? Over Labor Day weekend, I hopped in the car and drove east for six hours to Tucson, Arizona. Did I know much about the city? Nope. Was I excited to explore? Always!
The goal of the trip was not to plan anything. When it comes to vacations, I’m typically overcome with Obsessive Planning Disorder, but this year has made me value downtime more than ever. And I’m happy to report that I stuck to that goal! I visited a few breweries and did some sightseeing, but all at a leisurely pace.
My favorite Tucson brewery was Dragoon Brewing Company.
I had seen the Dragoon IPA at several bars and restaurants around town, so I wanted Located on the west side of town in an unassuming industrial park, the brewery has a large tasting room. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I walked in, but I was pleasantly surprised to find a well-designed space with plenty of tables and bar seating.
The bartenders were friendly and guided my boyfriend and me to the flight cards which allowed us to get four tasters for less than $10.
I sincerely appreciated the amazing beer names, puns, and descriptions on the large chalkboard. A beer called “Ohaygrrl!” with the description, “Here gose nothing, bro”? Yeah, sign me up.
We also tasted the El Baja Especial (American Blond Ale), Unihopper 10 (Single Hop Pale Ale), No School (Double IPA). Pale Ales are typically my go-to, but I enjoyed the gose and double IPA the most. All four were delightful, though.
Thanks, Dragoon! I’m hopeful we’ll come back soon.