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Golden Eagle to sell Barrio Brewing kegs

Barrio Brewing owner Dennis Arnold works in the brewery's cold storage area.

Barrio Brewing owner Dennis Arnold works in the brewery's cold storage area.

Golden Eagle Distributors Inc. on Thursday announced an agreement to distribute four beers of local Barrio Brewing Co.

Under the agreement, Golden Eagle will offer the brewery’s Tucson Blonde, Red Cat Amber, Taylor Jayne’s Raspberry Ale and Copperhead Pale Ale in kegs to restaurants, bars and stores that sell kegs, says Golden Eagle spokeswoman Michelle Fisher.

Barrio neither bottles its beers nor plans to for this deal, she says.

Dennis and Tawna Arnold own Barrio, 800 E. 16th St., which opened a little more than a year ago. They also own Gentle Ben’s Brewing Co., 865 E. University Blvd.

According to an e-mail announcement, Dennis Arnold – who worked for Golden Eagle and William H. Clements in 1980 – worked on the agreement with his children, Christopher and Kimberly Clements.

“If Golden Eagle hadn’t been interested in carrying my handcrafted beers, I wouldn’t even consider offering my beers outside the brewery,” Dennis Arnold said in the announcement.

Tucson-based Golden Eagle was founded in 1974.

Besides Arnold’s brewing operations, Tucson also has Thunder Canyon Brewery (7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.) and Nimbus Brewing Co. (3850 E. 44th St.), each of which operates a brewery and brewpub but also has beers on tap at other local restaurants and bars. Nimbus also bottles some of its beers.

Bartender Jennifer Norton pours a pitcher of beer at Barrio Brewing.

Bartender Jennifer Norton pours a pitcher of beer at Barrio Brewing.

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