Bisbee Brewing Company in Brewery Gulch. All of the photographs here are by Sally Reichardt.
Our Sonoita friend, Sally Reichardt, wrote an email to us in mid-August 2022, and shared pictures of her recent trip to Bisbee. They showed a lush green landscape so this place had received much rain of late. She also described her and her husband’s experience at the Old Bisbee Brewing Company.
Bisbee has had a lot of rain this summer so is mostly green.
I wrote her back.
On Mon, Aug 15, 2022 at 10:25 AM in an email Jim wrote:
Hi Sally. Thanks for this write-up and the photos. Can I use them for the Guide? We just returned from a long weekend at Wickenburg and Prescott. Great time. Very pleasant weather. Some rain though. Not sure I could negotiate those stairs at this brewery, but could try. Looks real good. Also, the other photos you send makes Bisbee look really green particularly for the middle of summer.
Keep on sending me your stuff. Very interesting.
Bisbee Brewing Company Beer Menu.
On 8/15/22 7:44 AM, Sally Reichardt wrote:
Bryce & I have been going to this brewery (The Old Bisbee Brewing Company) for years. It’s located on Brewery Gulch in Bisbee. He really likes their brats and their beer is pretty darn good. A brat with a bag of potato chips is only $5.00. As you can see, Bryce puts mustard & jalapenos on his.
They usually steam the brats but they grilled them yesterday as they had no water. A water main broke so the town was waterless. You order your food and beer at the counter and you can either wait for it and the beer or they will deliver it to you if they are not super busy. I don’t like brats and I don’t care for their chili so we stop by Taco Bell and get a bean burrito with green sauce for me. I eat it at the brewery and they never say a thing.
Bisbee Brewing Company Patio.
They also have bags of free popcorn that you can help yourself to. Pre-Covid, they had the popcorn loose in their popcorn machine with bowls and you just helped yourself. Now they have the bags. We always eat upstairs. Lots of seating upstairs but not much downstairs. When it’s hot, they run the misters and when it’s cold, the outdoor heaters. Seems at least one person(s) has their dog upstairs with them. The floor upstairs is dirt.
Bisbee Brewing Company Brewing Tanks.
They also rent out their penthouse. We’ve never stayed there so can’t comment on that. Not a bad price for what it is.
It was a beautiful drive from Sonoita to Bisbee yesterday. Everything is so green right now and the 88-degree temperature was great for enjoying a brat & beer.
I took some pictures of the landscape greenery and will send them in a minute. If you like brats and beer, this is the place to go but keep in mind that the seating downstairs is limited to maybe 4 or 5 tables. Upstairs gives you a birdseye view of Brewery Gulch.
Some of the Bisbee Brewing Company Stairs Sally Described Below.
Of course. You can always use anything I send to you. As far as the stairs go, not sure. The steps are not as wide as most steps so I use both handrails going up and down. That’s nice. I can reach them both at the same time. The picture is of all of the stairs. Maybe taking them slowly would be doable. There’s not that many stairs but weak knees or legs might be difficult. There’s no other way to get up there either. There are 3 steps to enter the place too. I forgot to mention that. You can see those in the picture of the front of the place.
I bet you had REALLY nice weather in Wickenburg & Prescott. Where did you go and where did you eat in Prescott? We always hit the Thai restaurant (across the street from the square). We’ve never been disappointed and I love having a table next to the Koi in the Koi pond.
I’m anxious to hear about your trip and something tells me I’ll be reading about it in Southern Arizona Guide.
Yes, Sally. You’ll read about our Wickenburg and Prescott trip in next week’s newsletter.