Thunder Canyon Brewery | Tucson, Arizona
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Thunder Canyon Brewery
Exceptional based on 34 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

7401 N La Cholla Blvd
Tucson, Arizona United States 85741 [ print map ]
520 797 2652

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Beer Available At Thunder Canyon Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Thunder Canyon Blackout Stout 49, Thunder Canyon Deep Canyon Amber 37, Thunder Canyon Dark Lightning Milk Stout , Thunder Canyon Windstorm Wheat 32, Thunder Canyon Sandstone Cream Ale 30, Thunder Canyon Rillito Raspberry , Thunder Canyon Aí Mountain Red , Thunder Canyon Black Cloud IPA 52, Thunder Canyon Thunderhead IPA 92, Thunder Canyon Barrel Aged Blackout Stout , Thunder Canyon Good Vibrations IPA 90, Thunder Canyon Double Diablo 48, Thunder Canyon Canyonator Dopplebock
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34 reviews for Thunder Canyon Brewery
 Ambiance  71%
 Service  74%
 Selection  69%
 Food  70%
 Value  71%
 Overall  71%
 Rating  77%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1354) Do Not Resuscitate, California | June 29, 2013
Visited 3/3/2011 with the Ratebeer Winter Gathering.

The place is located in a busy shopping center and has lots of tables. The place is very open and comfortable.

The beer is all at least decent and covers a wide range of styles. Of course they have the standard styles (cream, hefe, amber, pale), a fruit beer, and even a barrel aged beer (imperial porter).

There was one server for the whole lot of us (15 or so) and she was new and didnt know much about the beer. However she tried and when she didnt have an answer she went to find out. She even put up with the losers that are the beer geeks.

The food was pretty good albeit a bit over priced. Might stop back for dinner and a sample of beer or two.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK  (736) Pennsylvania | September 17, 2012
Thereís a limit to how high you can rate a brewpub at a mall. It gives Thunder Canyon an overly commercial vibe that they have to fight to overcome. They had some solid beers, especially the barrel and brown ale and the orange fruit beer. The food was substantial in portion but not enjoyable to eat. As a brewpub itís solid but not spectacular.
26
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD 2/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 5/20
Braudog  (721) Hampton, Virginia | June 18, 2005
Eh ... the all-time average American brewpub. The impressive breweriana collection is its one draw. Otherwise, go to Nimbus instead.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
daknole  (392) Scottsdale, Arizona | March 23, 2011
Nice big restaurant and brewery with quite a few taps and good food.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah  (344) Utah | March 12, 2011
Nice restaurant and brewpub. Good beer and food. Friendly staff.
46
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 8/20
Schlenkerla  (338) , Austria | December 26, 2013| Updated December 30, 2013
We visited this place on 26.12.2013. Bar is located in a huge hall, more a sports bar feeling than beer atmosphere. Many tables scattered around, but also comfortable sofas and couches. Beers are watery and below average. We had an Amber and an IPA. Have not seen the brewery. Would not come here for the beers.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
LilBeerDoctor  (335) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | January 25, 2012
A decent brewpub in Tuscon. As mentioned, it is located in a strip mall so it has a different feel to it. There is a square bar (well half a square) and a lot of restaurant space, plus outdoor seating. There was a decent sized tap list, probably 7-8 offerings (including a cask and rotating Belgian). The beers were decent to good. The food is ok. I split a chicken and cheese dip (I forget the exact name) and it was just ok. Prices were on the slightly higher side. Every time a patron tips in cash, the bartender rings a bell (Iím not sure why). Overall, it is an ok spot to try some new beer.
68
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Terminus  (333) Las Cruces, New Mexico | June 27, 2011
not a bad place, but not great. if you have the time, maybe worth a stop, even though its a bit off the highway. very attractive watresses though (dont i say that about every place? lol!). Beer is hit/miss but mostly average. nothing will blow you away. food is decent but has a stiff mall brewpub kind of feel (since it is in a mall!)
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
nbutler11  (316) Phoenix, Arizona | July 7, 2009
Finally made the pilgrimage for the release of BA Warhead. The place is in a mall area and roughly approximates a beer-oriented Applebees. Very casual ambiance and decent food. Great selection of their beers on tap. Friendly service.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan  (185) McLean, Virginia | July 17, 2013
Stopped in aroun 3 pm for a few flights - which are reasonably priced. The waitress brought the 5 we ordered with no identification, which posed a bit of a challenge. Two of the beers tasted a bit skunked. Hmmmm.

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