Tucson's Urban Revival Through Craft Beer and Local Distilleries

APA Arizona Chapter

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Thursday, November 5, 2015
1:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. MST

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Overview

Description: Experience first-hand the breweries and 

 

distilleries that are transforming Tucson, and learn about the

 

zoning, compliance and regulation required to open and

 

operate a brewery/distillery in Arizona. To see how a small

 

business can transform a neighborhood, just follow the barrels.

 

The arrival of a craft brewery is also often one of the first signs

 

that a neighborhood is revitalizing. As breweries churned out

 

beer, they drew visitors and eventually new, young residents

 

– and more small businesses. In 2011 Tucson was home to

 

3 craft brewers: Barrio, Nimbus and Thunder Canyon. From

 

2012-2014 several new breweries opened in and around

 

downtown: Borderlands, Dragoon, Ten Fifty-Five, Sentinel

 

Peak, 1702, Pueblo Vida, and Iron John’s. Tucson has become

 

a Beer Town. On top of that, there are several new distilleries

 

opening and operating around downtown (Independent

 

Distillers and Hamilton Distilleries), further complementing the

 

synergy created by the breweries and new development. Stops

 

to include: Borderlands, Pueblo Vida and the Independent

 

Distillery. 

 

 

Presenters: Camila Bekat, City of Tucson Economic Development

 

 

 

 

 

Specialist; Rob Fullmer, Executive Director of the Arizona Craft

 

Brewer’s Guild; Jim Glock, Acting President of the Warehouse Arts

 

Management Organization (WAMO)

 

Speakers

Hillary Turby

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