Membership has its benefits at New Mexico breweries — 2016 edition

Posted: December 21, 2015 by cjax33 in Brewery Membership Guide
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A 2016 membership card taken atop the laptop that this story was being written on ... it's the most meta photo of all time.

A 2016 membership card taken atop the laptop that this story was being written on … it’s the most meta photo of all time.

A while back we asked for info on every brewery’s membership/mug club for 2016.

And we waited.

And we waited some more.

So here, with much fanfare, we finally present our annual guide, as we could not wait any longer. It only features 11 breweries, two of which share the same membership card, and only one outside the ABQ metro area (Roosevelt Brewing in Portales sent us their info without us even asking). Sorry we could not get more, but if they are not going to provide the info, there’s nothing much we can do.

Of course, if anyone not listed here happens to see this and wants their brewery’s information included, email it to us ASAP.

Canteen Brewhouse
Cost: $35
Start date (if any): Jan. 1-Dec. 31
Discounts: $.50 off pints, $.75 off 22-ounce beers,
Swag: Mug Club T-shirt or filled 64-ounce growler
Special events: four members-only events throughout the year

Chama River/Blue Corn/Draft Station
Cost: $10
Start date (if any): Jan. 1-Dec. 31
Discounts: 22-ounce beers are pint price, $1 off pints, 10% off kegs, $1 off growler refills, $.50 off half growler refills
Swag: none
Special events: none
Notable: Your discount will be honored at Chama River, Blue Corn’s two locations in Santa Fe, and both the ABQ and Santa Fe Draft Stations.

La Cumbre
Cost: $35
Start date (if any): Jan. 1-Dec. 31
Discounts: 20-ounce beers for pint price, for other discounts, ask the brewery
Swag: 22-ounce bomber of your choice with purchase
Special events: TBA

Marble
Cost: $30
Start date (if any): good for one year from date of purchase
Discounts: $1 off 16- and 22-ounce beers, $.50 off 10-ounce beers, $1 off growler fills, 10% off kegs
Swag: 32-ounce growlers filled with a classic style
Special events: member merchandise discount days, plus special releases for members and private parties (new for 2016)

Nexus “Nexus Neighbor”
Cost: $35 (single), $50 (couple)
Start date (if any): from day of sign-up, now for lifetime
Discounts: $1 off 16- or 20-ounce beer, $1 off growler refills, 10% off keg purchases
Swag: choose between Nexus logo T-shirt, Nexus logo cap, free growler filled with beer of your choice, or two Nexus logo glasses
Special events: invitations to exclusive members-only events are included
Note: $5 of every membership (or $10 for couples memberships) goes to the community fund for non-profits

Ponderosa
Cost: $25
Start date (if any): one year from date of sign-up
Discounts: money off on pints and growlers
Swag: special designed growler filled
Special events: unique releases for mug club members, raffles for winning a name the beer contest, or to make a beer with the brewer

Rio Bravo “Adventure Club”
Cost: $35
Start date (if any): good for one year from date of sign-up
Discounts: $1 off pints, 25% off growler refill on your birthday, 10% off growler refills, special discounts on beer purchases
Swag: pint glass or shot glass with logo, 64-ounce growler filled, T-shirt or hat, monthly newsletters
Special events: private members-only tastings and holiday parties

Roosevelt Brewing
Cost: $100
Start date (if any): Jan. 1-Dec. 31
Discounts: 25% more beer all year (20-ounce beers for pint price), 25% off apparel
Swag: specialty mug, free specialty pizza or burger, full growler, logo pint glass
Special events: none

Tractor Brewing Company “Beer Farmers Co-Op”
Cost: $35
Start date (if any): Jan. 1-Dec. 31
Discounts: $1 off pints, $1 off package (no discounts on half growlers), 10% off kegs
Swag: 64-ounce growler
Special events: invitations to and discounts for events

Turtle Mountain
Cost: $35
Start date (if any): Jan. 1-Dec. 31
Discounts: $1 off pints and growlers, $10 coupon for every $100 spent on food and beer, 10% off merchandise
Swag: Mug Club steins for in-house use, VIP cards to keep track of purchases
Special events: none

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We hope that helps with your holiday shopping for 2015-16. If you have questions, contact us or the individual breweries. There are direct links to all the breweries here on our site.

Cheers!

— Stoutmeister

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Comments
  1. 8bithitman says:

    Good info. The gifts that keep on giving. On a different note, I just read that AB Inbev has scooped up Four Peaks and Breckenridge. I wonder if and when the macros will turn their eyes towards NM.

    • cjax33 says:

      The general rule is 50,000 barrels. That seems to be the minimum to catch big beer’s eye. So it will be a while before anyone in NM gets noticed.

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