Super excited to see Nik's new place. I have missed his drinks at Scott and Co. There is a huge difference in being pretentious and being a confident bartender who knows his shit!
Noooo! So sad! Saint House will always have a special place in my heart!
How on earth did Barrio win this thing!? And Nimbus in 2nd?! REALLY!? I mean I like Tucson Blonde and Dirty Guera/Monkey Shine and they are certainly deeply entrenched into hearts/minds of Tucson's beer drinking community but for quality they leave a lot to be desired. Among my beer brewing friends Dragoon comes in at 1st, followed by ten fifty-five, and Iron John's. Then again, for the brew-pub experience (food and bar games) you really can't beat the atmosphere of Barrio and Nimbus. Maybe that is why they came out on top?
As a white person who had to drive through a border patrol checkpoint every day for 15 years I can honestly say that it does get irritating playing 20 questions with BP every time you you travel north to Tucson: Where are you coming from? Who were you visiting? Do you own this car? What is your profession? What items do you have in your car? Where does your family live? where do you live? How long were you visiting for? Why did you visit? How often do you visit? Why do you have water bottles? I am frequently asked to open my trunk. I have been thrown into secondary more times than I can honestly recall and when they've searched my vehicle they often make a huge mess (emptying out boxes, bags, backpacks, and just leaving items strewn across the seats and the floor). On two different occasions when I have had my dog with me the K9 units have jumped on the side of my car and scratched the paint. Honestly, the saddest part of all of this is that compared to what my hispanic American friends have endured going through the checkpoint my stories seem trite and insignificant.
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