We love our customers and their stories - from how they found Historic, their favorite beers, and why they choose to stick around and continue to try out all of our new brews through the years. Michelle and Tristan are two of these awesome customers, and we couldn’t wait to feature them for their love for craft breweries, delicious beers, tattoos, and friendship through it all.
Michelle and Tristan met in Phoenix about five years ago when Michelle moved there from New Jersey. Tristan had lived in our sunny state her whole life and they became fast friends when they met, bonding over their love of travel, exploring, and trying great new beers. Although Michelle didn’t know much about the craft beer industry when she first moved to Arizona, Tristan quickly educated her on all of the awesome breweries across our state and as they took trips together it began to be a tradition to try out new breweries along the way.
Their first trip to Flagstaff together was in the summer of 2016, and this is when they first came across Historic Brewing Company. The girls were up in Flagstaff for a fun weekend trip to escape the heat and see the Highland Tournament, but no trip would be complete without a little brewery hopping. Their first brewery stop in town was our Barrel + Bottle House location in downtown Flagstaff, which is where they discovered Undercover Cucumber and a bunch of other tasty beers that have come and gone throughout the years.
Over the years they have come back to Flagstaff many times, and the majority of their trip is spent out on the patio of Barrel + Bottle House with a big flight shared between them to try out everything new that has been brewed since their last visit. Their current favorites include Pumpkin Piehole and Opposable IPA, but Undercover Cucumber is the beer they always come back to when it comes time to order a pint.
Michelle and Tristan have a tradition of getting matching tattoos each Christmas as their gifts to each other, and last Christmas they decided to make their love for Historic Brewing Company official with tattoos designed by Tristan herself. They decided on a hop and the coordinates of our downtown location - symbolizing their love for craft beer, Historic, and the hours and hours of good times they’ve spent at Barrel + Bottle House. When we heard their story and saw their amazing tattoos we couldn’t wait to meet them and get to know them more so that we could highlight just how awesome they are.
We are truly honored to be a part of so many of their Flagstaff memories and we love that they can now always carry all their good times with them symbolized by their tattoo. Michelle and Tristan said that Historic Brewing Company is their favorite brewery in Flagstaff and that they love that each time they come to town they can come order a flight, grab a seat on the patio, and know that they are in for a good time with some delicious brews. Thanks for being so rad Michelle and Tristan, and we can’t wait to see you again next time you’re in Flag!