Archive for May 15, 2015

Bike&Brew2Outside Magazine’s Bike & Brew has cycled into town for the second year running, and rain or shine, Santa Fe is going to have a great time. With food trucks, beer, and free concerts on the Railyard, this will be a true celebration of the great outdoors and the things we like to do in them. While it’s an event which largely revolves around the spandexedly bespoked, you came to the Dark Side because you’re here for the beer, and I will stick to that as much as possible, and maybe throw in a food-truck lineup, because you shouldn’t drink on an empty stomach, right? Right. And if you’re nice, I’ll add the concert line up because music and brews, man. Music and brews! Okay, I’ll cover most of the info. I’ll leave the bikes to the pros, but as for everything else, here we go!

The Beer!

Drum roll please! This, ladies and gents (and hipsters), is the brewery lineup for the 2015 Outside Bike & Brew Festival!

Note: I wasn’t able to get all their beer lists, but, as I will be there at the event, live-drinking, I mean live-tweeting, I will keep the lists updated as much as possible so that you know what to look for. Cheers!

Local Breweries

Blue Corn Brewery
Almanac Farmhouse Ale
Velo IPA

La Cumbre

Red Ryeot

Slice of Hefen

Malpais Stout

Elevated IPA

Project Dank


Red Door
Both days, Red Door will be pouring:
Vanilla Cream Ale
Broken Arrow Pale Ale
Baby Got Bock
There will be some sweet Red Door swag and yeah, they’ll take your credit card because it’s the future.

Santa Fe Brewing Company

On Friday our pals at SFBC will be pouring:
Black IPA
Freestyle Pilsner
R2Beer2 will also make an appearance pouring something perfect for biking and camping and outdoor cooking, a Bacon Maple Java Stout, Randalling the always popular Java Stout through crispy bacon soaked in maple syrup! Holy Breakfast in a glass, Batman! When in doubt! Java Stout!

On Saturday SFBC will be pouring:
Black IPA
Java Stout

And for R2Beer2’s Second beer, it will be the Freestyle Pilsner, but officially that’s all I can say. As for its infusion, well, that’s a surprise you’re just going to have to come out for (or wait for SFBC to post it to their Facebook page).

Second Street

I didn’t get their list, but I know they’ll have some fresh cans of Boneshaker Bitter available, courtesy of Mother Road Mobile Canning. And their freshly brewed High Wheeler Pale Ale will be on tap for those with a love for silly contraptions, mustaches, and great beer.

Colorado Breweries


Oskar Blues

Dale’s Pale Ale


Old Chub

Mama’s Little Yella Pils


+ any surprises to the event coordinator himself, Mr. Goblet.

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Aside from the many amazing restaurants and diners surrounding the Railyard, there will be five food trucks parked in the lot behind Site Santa Fe, including:
Bang Bite
Joe S. Sausage
The Street Food Institute
Dr. Field Goods.
Noms for one and all! Huzzah!

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Because you’ve been good, I’m including the music schedule, so you can make those important plans. Just remember that all events on the Railyard are free! Beer Garden will cost you, but from the line-up, it’ll be worth your cha-chings. To sate your aural fixation, here’s the Music Schedule:

Friday, May 15

On Friday, Miles Bonny will start the roof-tearing on the motha-sucka at 4:00 p.m.. With songs like Lumberjack Soul, you’ll know you’ve come to the right place, and dressed appropriately. Contraband will steal the stage roughly around 5:15 p.m. and then give it back to Clap Your Hands, Say Yeah who will be rocking for your approval at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 16

On Saturday, Man No Sober will kick things off at 4:00 p.m. in the Railyard park and again, you can get your groove on for free. Grammy nominated Rose’s Pawn Shop will be playing their own brand of Americana, Rock, Folk, and Bluegrass at 5:15 p.m. and finally, Reverend Horton Heat will be back once again to preach Psychobilly to the Santa Fe masses at 7:00 p.m..

Sunday, May 17

On Sunday the event will be held at the Luna Building, where just one year before Marble opened up their temporary Taproom. Well, holding to their level of class, even though they’ve shut their doors, they’re still holding a party for the people and pouring their great beer, one last time for the City Different.

12:00 p.m. The Badly Bent is playing it straight at 12p.m., Gipsy Moon will be teaching their string theory at 2:00 p.m., and once again Rose’s Pawn Shop will be selling out the tunes at 4:00 p.m..

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Organizer, Chris Goblet explained that “Bike & Brew is not a tasting event.” That’s an important distinction to keep in mind for us beer lovers. It’s not a typical brewfest with samples and pretzels. There will be beards, however. Don’t worry. Oh, and there’s bikes too! Bike & Brew is a celebration of the outdoors, a celebration of all the things we enjoy doing outdoors in our beautiful state, where it rains one minute and then bam! Beautiful skies! Whether it’s cycling, drinking beer, or hiking you enjoy, Bike & Brew is about getting off the couch, out of the house, being active, and being social. In lieu of our parents, this is us, as adults, telling ourselves to go outside and play.

For Friday’s and Saturday’s events, tickets are $15 each day, which includes 1 pint. $10 on Sunday. Your best bet is to buy the “Craft-Brewed Concert Pass,” which gets you into all the beer-gardens with 1 free beer each day. That’s $15 worth of incredible beer folks! Thank you Mr. Goblet and company for getting this monster of a festival organized. So come on Santa Fe (and the surrounding areas), let’s show Mother Nature that we’re not afraid of a little rain and head outside for an unforgettable festival! I’ll see you there!



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