our mission

Our mission is to provide quality craft beer while being a thought leader in the Southern Arizona brewing community. By valuing our community and promoting the progress of community partners and sustainability, we strive to create an inclusive space and atmosphere for our customers and employees. We hope to continue pursuing this mission by implementing sustainable practices, including local ingredients as much as possible, and promoting empowerment through education.


Monday, Tuesday TAPROOM CLOSED
Wednesday 4-10pm
Thursday 12-10 PM
Friday & Saturday 12-11pm
Sunday 12-8 PM



119 E Toole Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701


(520) 955 9826

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  • Aaron Nach


    Aaron was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and has been living in Tucson for the past three and a half years. He graduated from the University of Arizona in December 2020 with a BSBA in Accounting from the Eller College of Management. In his free time, Aaron enjoys running and hiking around Tucson! His favorite Borderlands beer are Cashmere Cactus and La Miche.

  • Abran Ramos

    Creative Content Manager

    Abran is originally from Albuquerque, NM and received a B.A. in Journalism and B.A. in Communications. He not only creates content for Borderlands, but for other Tucson businesses as well. His favorite borderlands beer is the German Chocolate Cake porter.

  • Ayla Kapahi

    Director of Production Operations and Head Brewer

    A U.C. Davis (B.A./B.S.) and UofA (M.A.) graduate, Ayla has been brewing commercially in Tucson for over 5 years. Ayla aims to empower women and minorities in the craft beer industry through education and collaboration. When she's not busy wrangling brewery hoses or tending to yeast, you can find her on a road or mountain bike ride. Ayla’s favorite beer styles are Czech pilsners and barrel-aged sours. Her favorite Borderlands beers are the sour fiesta series and La Miche.

  • Bailee Rollins

    Creative Director and Beertender

    UofA (B.A./B.S.) and UofA (M.Ed.) Bailee grew up in North Phoenix and landed in Tucson to pursue an education. She instantly fell in love with Tucson’s culture and community, and after 8 years considers it home. She discovered her love for craft beer when first tasting Borderlands Citrana, a Sour Gose. She is passionate about poetry, BiG data and equitable education. You can find her on both sides of the bar.

  • Darlyne Maslow


    Darlyne was raised in Tucson Arizona. You can typically find her out hiking or riding her mountain bike. She loves to travel, visit new breweries, and try sour beers. Her favorite beer at borderlands is the Citrana and La Sonorita!

  • Dominique Jablonski


    Dominique grew up in Phoenix and is currently a junior at the University of Arizona pursuing a degree in Retailing and Consumer Sciences and a minor in Environmental Studies. When she is not serving at Borderlands you can catch Dominique jamming to tunes in her jeep, running around the University of Arizona campus, or practicing her own version of Blue Steel from Zoolander in order to expand her t-shirt modeling portfolio. She is a few months out from her 21st birthday, but dreams of one day sipping a cool La Miche on the patio. In the meantime, you can watch her wolf down the Pinches carne asada tacos in five short minutes.

  • Es Teran

    Chief Executive Officer

    Catch him at the brewery often with his best buddy Troy, a 15 year old pit-bull. He’s a motorcycle and Jeep enthusiast who really enjoys traveling. His favorite beer is Sitting in a Tin Can.

  • Jazmin Castaneda


    Jazmin grew up in a Wickenburg AZ and ended up in Tucson to go to school at the University of Arizona. She graduated with a B.S. in Care, Health & Society. Her favorite beer is Amber Trails. She loves roller skating, backpacking and painting.

  • Lawrence (Larry) Estrada

    Brand Ambassador and Beertender

    A Tucson native, Die hard Wildcats fan, Larry loves sharing his passion and enthusiasm for craft beer with others. If you can’t find Larry at the Taproom, give him five minutes and he will be right back. His favorite Borderlands beer is a crisp and refreshing Perfectly Pale Ale.

  • Lindsay Dankworth


    Originally from Phoenix, Az Lindsay is a senior at UofA studying Finance and management. She is very close with her family, has a twin sister and a younger brother. She loves to spin and spend time outdoors with friends in her free time. Her favorite beers are the Prickly Pear Wheat Ale and the German Chocolate Cake Porter.

  • Morgan Viau


    Straight from the swamps of Florida, Morgan Viau (pronounced 'View') has joined our Borderlands team with her tenacious eyes set on the mountains and of course, beer. As a proud connoisseur of tasty malts and delicious hops Morgan is fueling every Ultra she runs with Pinches Tacos and a post run brew -believe it or not, it's working quite well. Morgan spends most of her week working in Education with TUSD and has a bachelor's degree in Business but don't you fret, she spends a healthy amount of time in our tap room. Catch Morgan -if you can- and ask her about her favorite beer or next adventure!

  • Pablo Padilla

    Director of Operations

    Originally from Guadalajara Jalisco, Pablo has been in Arizona since he was 13 years old. He earned a B.A. in Political Development and B.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Arizona. If he’s not in the taproom or on the Pinches food truck, he enjoys camping with his family, or on hunting trips with his boys. His favorite Borderlands beer are Correcaminos and Sitting in a Tin Can.

  • Peter Corrigan

    Assistant Manager, Beertender and Green Team Captain

    Born and raised in Chicago. Earned a BA in Economics from DePaul University before falling in love with the mountains and desert of Tucson. Works full time at the University of Arizona where he earned a Masters in Higher Education.  Married with twins. Pete can be found behind the bar at Borderlands on, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

  • Ryan Jones

    Beertender and Server

    Ryan moved here from Santa Barbara, California. It was a pretty dramatic change, but he really enjoys the outdoors and open spaces. Not only can you find him behind the bar at Borderlands but also at the University of Arizona Library. He can serve you beer and give research assistance. Ryan loves working at Borderlands where he gets to have La Miche and believes it is one of the best beers available anywhere.

  • Sabrina Sieg


    Born and raised in Wisconsin, Sabrina earned her B.A. in Elementary Education from Wartburg College in Iowa before moving to Washington, DC to teach preschool. She then landed in Tucson to pursue a M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology at the U of Arizona. She loves traveling, playing music, doing all things artsy, and hanging out with her dog, Stormm. Her favorite beer is the Churro Cream Ale.

  • Savanna Saldate


    Savanna is a Tucson native who has a B.S. in Family Studies and Human Development from the University of Arizona. Her passion for craft beer began during her travels around the country. When she’s not cleaning out the hop filter or brewing, you can find her on a hike or camping with her German Shepherd Calvin.

  • Susy Teran

    Operations Manager

    Susy is originally from Hermosillo, Sonora. She has been living in Tucson for 19 years and absolutely loves it. She is passionate about science and especially when it relates to beer. When she is not managing the taproom, she is typically at a festival or on top of Mt. Lemmon. Her favorite beers are La Miche and Toole Hazy IPA infused with coconut pineapple.

  • Xochilt Cota

    Administrative Manager

    A California native, Xochitl grew up in the Coachella Valley. She went to Culinary School in Palm Desert and was able to travel the world--cooking for athletes like Serena and Venus Williams, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, P. Diddy, Ciara, Gwen Stefani, Pau Gasol, and even Bill Gates! On her off time, she works at the El Dorado and Empire Polo Clubs, training and working Polo horses. When she is not in the taproom, you can find her riding horses, trying new beers, and enjoying the great outdoors. Her favorite Borderlands beer is the Kapahi Lime.

  • Zachary Cassity

    Brand Embassador

    Zachary (Zakcity) is born and raised in Tucson. You can usually find him hanging out at Borderlands most of the week, especially on Karaoke Fiesta Fridays. Some of his favorite beers are Citrana and the fiesta sour series.  He loves to hike and travel. One of his favorite adventures was spending 2 weeks in Japan.


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