Since opening in 2014, Sentinel Peak Brewing has focused on classic styles and flavors inspired by co-owner Jeremy Hilderbrand’s time with the U.S. Army in Germany and his travels across Europe.
Since opening in 2014, Sentinel Peak Brewing has focused on classic styles and flavors inspired by co-owner Jeremy Hilderbrand’s time with the U.S. Army in Germany and his travels across Europe. Hilderbrand, the head brewer, joined forces with two founding partners: Matt Gordon, the head of brewpub operations (and a founding member and builder of local haunted house, The Slaughter House) and Taylor Carter, the head of sales and marketing (and a paramedic/firefighter with a knack for business and marketing). Together, they opened Sentinel Peak as Tucson’s first midtown brewpub.
The family-friendly brewpub, located at Grant and Swan, is open for lunch and dinner every day except Monday. Their menu, which includes salads, sandwiches, and pizzas, also includes beer-pairing recommendations. All of their food is made in house, and they source locally when possible. Want lunch or dinner but not in the mood for beer? They also offer a full bar with wine, cider, and cocktails.
The space was built out by Hilderbrand, Gordon, Carter, and their families, and it’s modern and comfortable. Paint Nite, a two-hour art making session led by a professional artist, is every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Supplies and guidance are provided and food and drink are available. Happy hour is from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. They have TVs for sporting events and a dog-friendly patio.
Sentinel Peak’s beer can be purchased by the pint or growler at the brewpub, and it’s also distributed by Young’s Market to several establishments around Tucson and Arizona. Their flagship brews—Icebreak IPA, 1811 Desert Blonde, Dewpoint Dunkel, and Salida del Sol Amber—are refreshing and bright offerings that suit the needs of desert beer enthusiasts. They also offer rotating seasonal selections that cover a wide range of styles. Flights of four six-ounce pours are available if you can’t decide what to try first.