Well, the good news is WinterBrew is as popular as ever. The bad news is that means 800 tickets disappeared in the blink of an eye and the event is completely sold out. So for the lucky 800 of you who are going, we did our best to compile the list of what the 17 participating breweries will be pouring.
Our best, however, was not great this time around (UPDATE: It’s gotten better!). Now 10 of the 15 breweries we contacted (we do not have contact info for either Taos Mesa or Little Toad Creek) responded with beer lists by our publication deadline. If any others do send us their list, we will update this post as many times as necessary.
On a side note, the majority of the Crew will not be present. Fear not, we are doing fine, one of our members is getting married Saturday and Friday night is the rehearsal dinner. Enjoy this one without us!
Abbey Brewing (Monks): TBA
Bathtub Row: Hindsight Doppelbock, Uncle Smokey’s Pumpkin, Asian White IPA, Wit Rock.
Blue Corn: Russian Imperial Stout, McLeonard’s Scotch Ale, Road Runner IPA, Atomic Blonde (NOTE: The RIS and McLeonard’s are already out at the brewery, so this is your last chance to get them if you have not tried them before.)
Bosque: Bosque Lager, Scotia Scotch Ale, Riverwalker IPA, Josh a Skosh Irish Red (Nitro), The Schwarz Awakens, Summer in Germany, Just for Fun Double India Black Ale, Slow Burn Red Chile Brown Ale (NOTE: Those last five beers are making their debut. See below for more details.)
Chama River: UPDATED — due to the change in brewers, Chama will not be attending
La Cumbre: TBA
Little Toad Creek: NA
Marble: UPDATED — Pilsner, Double White, El Mysterio, Imperial Red, Imperial Stout
Red Door: Gateway Blonde, Unhinged Cider, Dark Side DIPA, Strong Scotch Ale
Santa Fe: UPDATED — SF Gold, Adobe Igloo, Happy Camper, Snowflake IPA, Brown Session IPA, La Bete Noir, and Adobe Igloo randalled through surprise ingredients in R2Beer2
Second Street: We just got the update that they will not be attending.
Sierra Blanca: Pancho Verde Chile Cerveza, Bone Chiller Brown, Milk Stout, Cran Sour
Spotted Dog: IPA, Milk Stout, Smokey Oso (Porter), Winter Harvest (Belgian farmhouse winter warmer)
Taos Mesa: NA
Tractor: Luna De Los Muertos, Et Tu Brute Cider, Barley Wine, Mustachio Milk Stout, Pilsner #15, Scotcholate
Turtle Mountain: Heidelberg Helles, Hopshell IPA, O Tannenbaum, Stauffenberg Stout, Wilde Jagd
So, those five new Bosque beers all came with a description. Josh a Skosh Irish Red (5.6% ABV, 18 IBU), nicknamed the “malt monster” by the brewery staff, this red ale was born out of an attempt to make a lower ABV version of the Scotia; The Schwarz Awakens (5.4% ABV, 25 IBU), a Franconian-inspired schwarzbier; Summer in Germany (6% ABV, 25 IBU), a German-inspired summer ale dry hopped with a whole lot of Noble hops; Just for Fun Double India Black Ale (8.7% ABV, 90 IBU), roasted malts plus Mosaic and Nelson Sauvin hops; Slow Burn Red Chile Brown Ale (6% ABV, 15 IBU), a malt-forward brown ale infused with New Mexico red chile. Take note, Bosque will not guarantee all five of those will be ready in time, but they are doing their best to make sure all will debut at WinterBrew.
Considering how many of you have been asking for something exclusive at festivals, voila.
That alone has us a little jealous that we will not be there. But alas, duty calls. And you gotta see the bright green vests under our tuxes.