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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -
With most finishing touches complete, on Friday co-owner Jeremy
Hilderbrand looked forward to the grand opening of Sentinel Peak Brewing
"We're nervous because it's new to us, this is something
we've never done before. But, we're excited because for ten months people
have been excited for us to open and they've stopped in and asked us, 'When are
you opening? We can't wait,'" Hilderbrand said.
The project that started last February at Swan and Grant is now a
reality. Hilderbrand said that the city walked him through the process,
and that other brewers actually gave him advice.
"The people were great. We had support from everybody
from the time we walked in and in every department we had support," Hilderbrand
"The same customers that are going to Sentinel Peak's grand
opening tomorrow, they're excited about local beer, they're excited to see a
new brewery open. Those are the same people that are coming to my
place. And if they don't know anything about us, they're going to find by
talking to other people at Sentinel Peak," said Chris Squires, general manager
of 1055 Brewing.
1055 Brewing is coming up on one year. Those at the bar said
that more selection is always welcome for both their benefit and Tucson's.
"We would much rather just be able to walk from our homes or
walk from our areas and go to a neighborhood brewery, kick it back with our
neighborhood friends and then go home and not have to drink and drive," said
patron Mike Ebert as he sat at the bar in 1055 Brewing.
"We want to help the economy, and these guys are just like
us. They started out in a garage, they're back-door guys, and you help
your own," said Kirk Kinney, who sat next to Ebert.
"It's not a
competition. It's a community, more than anything," Hilderbrand said.
The opening comes just in time
for Arizona Craft Beer Week in mid-February.