by Bree Collins
Tap & Bottle opens today after a long wait, but looking at the beer menu from their soft opening on Saturday night, the establishment owned by husband and wife Scott and Rebecca Safford at 403 N. Sixth Ave. will be well worth the wait for beer fans.
“We wanted a nice range,” says Scott Safford. “I love IPA's while Rebecca loves farmhouse ales and saisons.”
Rebecca Safford says the couple "wanted a mix of those we know and love and those that are new and different.”
“The Ritterguts Gose is something we've never had before, but were excited about and wanted to try,” says Rebecca. “Some come from our dream list, the ones we wanted ever since we started working on the idea for Tap & Bottle. For instance, Marble's Double IPA is never available on tap in Tucson. I'm from Albuquerque, New Mexico, where Marble is from, and we were in there one day telling them about our business, and they ended up shipping it to us specially.”
There are also a couple local picks from Dragoon and 1055, with plans to add the Borderlands Citrana Wild Ale when the Ritterguts gose runs out.
Tap & Bottle is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.