by David Mendez
Our new Nosher noted not too long ago that Beyond Bread's Campbell location filed an application to serve liquor in an attempt to stir up business in the evenings.
For those who can't be bothered to look at the picture at right, Beyond Bread's beer list is all craft, all the time, with local representation from Dragoon Brewing's Stronghold Session Ale and Barrio Brewing's Tucson Blonde, as well as Chandler-based SanTan Brewing's Hefeweizen Wheat Ale. Left Hand's Milk Stout Nitro, Bell's Brewery's Two Hearted Ale and Goose Island's 312 Urban Wheat round out the list.
As for the fermented grape drink, Beyond Bread is offering A22 Pino Grigio, District 7 Chardonnay, Copain Pinot Noir and a Cabernet Sauvignon from a vineyard whose name I regrettably forgot to write down.
Good news: Each beer is only $4.50 per glass. Better news: They'll fill to-go growlers for you right there at the shop for 12 bucks.
I haven't yet taken advantage of the opportunity, as I didn't have my growler handy when I last went into Beyond Bread (truly a mistake on my part), but I plan on doing so at some point soon, seeing as Beyond Bread is (to my knowledge) the closest place to my little corner of Tucson to offer growler fills.
No word yet on whether or not Beyond Bread is planning to sell fermentables at their other locations, but i can't imagine they'd pass up on the possibility if this goes well.