Best Of Tucson®

Best-Tasting Local Brew

Nimbus Brewing Company

Nimbus Brewing Company’s monkey mascot is one busy simian. There he is, sitting cross-legged in deep alcohol-induced meditation on the Oatmeal Stout label, and there he is again, dressed like a hillbilly and strumming a banjo on a bottle of the Old Monkeyshine. Hell, he even plays the devil on the Red Ale bottle, where he’s hefting a mug of brew while the flames of hell lick at his little monkey heels. That monkey’s been at it for years, too, hanging tough as Nimbus grew from a little outfit into one of the state’s top breweries. That’s one dedicated little monkey you’re got there, Nimbus. Whatever you’re paying him, it isn’t enough.

Runners up:

2. Barrio Brewing Co.

800 E. 16th St.


3. Thunder Canyon Brewery

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.