The Tucson craft beer boom is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down, and it seems like every month there’s a new spot opening up and serving unique local and national drafts. Joining the ranks of other recent brewery additions like 1912 Brewing Co. (2045 N. Forbes Blvd., Ste.# 105) and bottle shops like Arizona Beer House (150 S. Kolb Road), Tucson Hop Shop (3230 N. Dodge Blvd.) will celebrate its grand opening on Friday, Oct. 2 beginning at 2 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 3 beginning at noon in the aesthetically pleasing Metal Arts Village.
The first night’s events will include a Wooden Tooth Records DJ set and the Mr. Cookman’s food truck, while the second night will offer some Meatball Madness and cotton candy from Fluff It Up. With 20 rotating taps and a large selection of international craft bottles, there’s plenty to taste at this new beer bar, with a selection of wine and cold brew coffee available as well. While the bar currently offers some homebrew equipment, they plan to offer more supplies and educational events in the near future. For more information on Tucson Hop Shop, its current tap list and its beer garden, visit its website at www.tucsonhopshop.com.