In 1991 native Arizonans Dennis and Tauna Arnold opened up Tucson’s first full mash brewery named Gentle Bens Brewing company. Fifteen years later they ran out of room to expand so they made the decision to open up their second brewery and offer their beers to other local bars and restaurants. Barrio Brewing Co. continues to brew to meet the demands for their award winning beers and now is the third largest independent brewery in the state. Twenty-seven years and still growing and constantly innovating to meet the ever changing desires of Arizona beer drinkers, Barrio is Arizona’s neighborhood brewery. Read More
Proud to Support Independent Craft Brewers
For years, small and independent U.S. craft breweries have been turning the beer world upside down. Their ability to take risks, innovate flavors and build better communities has made the U.S. the craft beer capital of the world.
To proudly display that independent spirit, the Brewers Association created a symbol to unify U.S. craft breweries and those who want to support them. This certified mark gives beer lovers an easy way to identify independent craft beer.
Learn more about what it means to be an Independent Craft Brewer by visiting the Brewers Association.