The Week Ahead in Beer: Defying the odds to finish a first year

Posted: June 15, 2016 by cjax33 in The Week Ahead in Beer
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Greetings, New Mexico craft beer lovers. Stoutmeister here with The Week Ahead in Beer. This column covers all the breweries in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties, with Santa Fe’s four breweries and one down in Socorro and the other in Los Alamos also joining the party.

Stoutmeister puts on his serious face to handle The Week Ahead in Beer.

Stoutmeister puts on his serious face to handle The Week Ahead in Beer.

It has been a bumpy ride at times for the folks over at Albuquerque Brewing Co. They fired their founding brewer early on, then endured some additional ups and downs. Well, the good news is they made it to their first birthday, which will be celebrated this Saturday starting at 1 p.m. There will be live music, a cornhole tournament, and more fun events. Head on over and raise a pint to their perseverance. It is not easy these days to launch a brewery in these parts (see last week’s edition of this story). The competition is fierce, the public’s standards are high, so cheers to the folks at ABC for finding their path. Hey, as noted on Facebook, I’m working on a book proposal about the history of brewing in Albuquerque. The sheer number of places that came and went in the late 19th/early 20th century, followed by the boom-and-bust period from the 1990s to the early 2000s, was far more staggering than what we have seen in the last five years. However, it is my personal belief that we have never had our local brews held to a higher standard than we do now.

On a quick follow-up from last week, Firkin Brewhouse is open again. We suggest calling before you go to check on their current hours of operation. If our schedules will match up, we will be sitting down with one of the current owners to get the story on what has happened.

On the new beer front this week, there are some new options to check out. Blue Grasshopper has two of their beers on tap now, June Bock and Kreem Ale. Bosque is only joking with The Usual Imperial Session IPA. Boxing Bear is dropping down in weight class, but not flavor, with Featherweight Session IPA. Canteen has brought back three old favorites in the RyePA, Hank ESB, and Boysenberry Wheat, while also introducing the Grapefruit Hop Baller IPA and Radio Wave IPA. Chama River unleashes Sturer Bock, Kokopellale, and Duke’s Red Ale. Nexus has brought back their amazing Salted Caramel Stout, but it is only at the new Nexus Silver taproom on the west side.

Up in Santa Fe, Second Street has fresh batches of Mosaic IPA and International Steam Bitter.

Continue reading for all the news that is fit to blog for the week of June 13.

To break down each “capsule,” I listed the brewery (with Web page linked), its phone number and hours of operation. Under “Beers” are the new or seasonal beers on tap for this week.

Albuquerque metro area breweries

Albuquerque Brewing Co. — (505) 797-1842

(Mon–Fri 3-10 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun noon-8 p.m.)

Beers: Tilted Windmill IPA, High Plains Drafter Blonde, Duke’s Pale Ale, Dunkelweizen, Imperial Red, Session IPA, Bayou Smash Saison, Handlebars Stout. The Tilted Windmill is now the permanent IPA on tap at ABC. Handlebars Stout goes back on tap Thursday.

News: ABC is now serving their in-house pizza starting at 5 p.m. every day, running till 8 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday and till 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

Other Events: Every Monday will now be game night at ABC, with everything from Pokemon to Cards Against Humanity. Also, all Blonde pints are just $2.50.

This Saturday, as noted in our intro above, is the 1-Year Anniversary Party. It starts at 1 p.m. Check their Facebook page for more details.

Happy Hour/Discounts: Monday–Saturday, 3 to 6 p.m.; Sunday, all day

Alien Brew Pub — (505) 884-1116

(Mon–Thurs 11 a.m.–midnight, Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–2 a.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–midnight)

Beers: Call the number above for details on any small-batch beers currently available. They change frequently. The rest of the lineup is from the Sierra Blanca/Rio Grande family of beers.

Back Alley Draft House — (505) 766-8590

(Sun–Weds 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thurs–Sat 4 p.m. to midnight)

Beers: Contact the brewery for an updated list.

Happy Hour/Discounts: Sundays are Service Nights at Back Alley, with $2 off all beers for service industry workers. Bring your server’s ID and you will be rewarded. All beers are $1 off on Tuesdays.

Bistronomy B2B/Lobo Beast 101 — (505) 262-2222 (B2B), (505) 247-2116 (Lobo)

(B2B: Mon–Tues 4-9 p.m., Weds noon-9 p.m., Thurs–Sat noon-9:30 p.m., Sun noon-9 p.m.; Lobo: open every day 4 p.m. to close)

Beers: Contact the brewery for an updated list.

The Blue Grasshopper — (505) 896-8579

(Noon to 11 p.m. most days, call for more info)

Beers: June Bock, Kreem Ale. Well, look at that. Two new house beers on tap, both brewed especially for this scorcher of a weekend coming up.

Live Music: Bands perform from 6 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday through Saturday. Click the link for the schedule.

Boese Brothers Brewery — (505) 382-7060

(Hours: Mon–Thurs 3 p.m.–midnight, Fri 3 p.m.–2 a.m., Sat noon–2 a.m., Sun noon–10 p.m.)

UPDATED >>> Beers: Patriot Porter, La Onza White Ale, Old Shonie Scottish Ale, Dr. Strangehop XPA, Duke City Lager, Zeus Juice White IPA, Lawnmower Lager. The Lawnmower debuts Thursday. It is an American interpretation of a German Kolsch.

Happy Hour/Discounts: Boese will have a happy hour from 3 to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, with $3 pints. You can also get $3 pints all day Tuesday and $6 growler fills all day Wednesday.

News: They are still working on building their website. You can follow them on their Facebook page.

Bosque Brewing Company — (505) 750-7596 (main brewery), (505) 508-5967 (Nob Hill Public House), (575) 571-4626 (Las Cruces Taproom)

(Main brewery on San Mateo: Mon–Thurs 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.-midnight, Sun noon-8 p.m.; Nob Hill: Mon–Weds 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Thurs 11 a.m.-midnight, Fri–Sat 11 a.m.-1 a.m., Sun noon-11 p.m.; Las Cruces: Sun–Thurs noon-11 p.m., Fri–Sat noon-midnight)

Beers: The Usual, Azacca S.M.A.S.H., Amber Rye, Bosque Ale, Oaty McOatface, The Last Straw. The Usual (6.2% ABV, 70 IBU) is referred to as an imperial session IPA, which is of course a joke. It is a different take on an IPA, using Pilsner malts and Galaxy hops.

Happy Hour/Discounts: Bosque has a happy hour running from 3-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and all day on Sunday. Look for special menu items and get $1 off your favorite pints.

Bow & Arrow Brewing — (505) 247-9800

(Mon-Thurs 3–10 p.m., Fri-Sat noon–11 p.m., Sun noon–9 p.m.)

Beers: Flint & Grit (British Mild), Tumbling Waters (Pale Wheat), Sun Dagger (Saison), Crossed Arrows (Scotch Ale), Hoka Hey (IPA), Dust Up (Pale Ale), Jemez Field Notes Lager, Bison Eye Rye, Hefeweizen. The Bison Eye Rye is an unfiltered pale ale made with rye, as if you could not guess by the name. It is the second in a series of four specialty pale ales from Bow & Arrow.

Happy Hour/Discounts: Bow & Arrow has happy hour every Monday through Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. Get $1 off pints.

Boxing Bear Brewing Company — (505) 897-2327

(Sun-Thurs 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-11 p.m.)

Beers: Kodiak Brown, Mosaic S.M.A.S.H., Black Eye-PA, Blood Orange Pale Ale, Bearzen, Bare Knuckle IPA, Featherweight Session IPA, Baltic Bear Porter (bombers only). Bear Knuckle is back after its run to the semifinals of the National IPA Challenge. The Blood Orange PA will be on nitro this week.

Happy Hour/Discounts: Every day at lunchtime (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.), for just $10 you can get a pint and a panini of your choice.

Live Music: Thursday—Burque Sol, 6 p.m.

Events: Geeks Who Drink is held every Wednesday from 8 to 10 p.m. at Boxing Bear.

Broken Trail Brewery & Distillery (formerly Distillery 365) — (505) 221-6281

(Mon-Thu 3-9 p.m., Fri 3-10 p.m., Sat noon-10 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-8 p.m.)

Beers: 365 ESB, Happenstance All-Day Blonde, Happenstance Better Red Than Dead, Pilsner. The All-Day Blonde is the first in a new series of beers created by Broken Trail’s new brewing partners, and the Better Red Than Dead is their second.

Other Events: 10 Drink Minimum will host a Cards Against Humanity night every Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Coming up on Saturday, Broken Trail’s outdoor movie night will be back with Purple Rain at 7 p.m. Please, bring your own chairs!

Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Broken Trail has a build-your-own bloody mary bar. You can purchase three bloodies for just $20.

Canteen Brewhouse — (505) 881-2737

(Sun–Thurs noon–10 p.m., Fri–Sat noon–midnight)

Beers: Sundance Kolsch, Radio Wave IPA, That’s How It Gose, Grapefruit Hop Baller IPA, Hank ESB, RyePA, Boysenberry Wheat. Franz Solo and I celebrated the Penguins’ Stanley Cup a day later with some Radio Wave (7.8% ABV, 82 IBU). It’s quite the hop bomb, tasting even stronger than those IBUs indicate.

Live Music: Thursday—Sol de la Noche, 6 to 9 p.m.; Sunday—BPM, 4 to 7 p.m.

Cazuela’s Seafood & Mexican Grill — (505) 994-9364

(Open daily 8 a.m.-10 p.m.)

Beers: Papacabra (Double IPA), Acapulco Gold (Mexican Lager), Chupacabra IPA, Piedra del Fuego Stoned Cream Ale, Beer for My Horses (Oatmeal Stout), Inebriator (Doppelbock), Kilt Kicker (Smoked Scottish), Festival (Oktoberfest), Primo with spruce tips (Brown Ale), Blood Brothers (Prickly Pear Berliner Weisse), Agave (American Hefe).

Chama River Brewing Company — (505) 342-1800

(Sun–Thurs 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–midnight)

Beers: Chamiso Mexican Lager, Sturer Bock, Kokopellale, Duke’s Red Ale. We tried the Sturer Bock over at BearFest and found it to be quite enjoyable. It’s not overly sweet like some bocks tend to be, nor does it have that bready aftertaste.

The Firkin Brewhouse — (505) 881-0702

(Mon-Thu 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri-Sat 11:30 a.m.–midnight, Sun noon–10 p.m.)

So the owners are telling us they are still open, but beyond that we have no information. Please call the brewery before you head over to make sure their hours are still the same as the ones listed above.

Kaktus Brewing — (505) 379-5072

(Bernalillo hours Mon-Thu 2-9 p.m., Fri-Sat 11:30-10 p.m., Sun 11:30-9 p.m.)

Beers: Milk Stout, London Porter, Honk Ale, Maibock, Classic Amber, Wheat IPA, Red Card, German Pilsner, Cider, DjinnJar Kombucha, Ship’s Hull Barrel-Aged IPA. The Ship’s Hull is the first barrel-aged beer that Kaktus has ever done. Head over and check out the first of they hope will be a series of barrel-aged beers.

Events: The Desert Darlings belly dancers perform from 7 to 9 p.m. on almost every Thursday at the Nob Hill taproom and then Sunday in Bernalillo from 6 to 8 p.m. If you’ve never seen the Desert Darlings in person, you’re missing out.

Every Sunday in Bernalillo, Kaktus is hosting a brunch special from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with breakfast pizzas and drink specials.

Happy Hour/Discounts: Kaktus has several new weekday specials in Bernalillo, including $3 pints on Monday, $9 growlers on Tuesday, $6 bison nachos on Wednesday, and $8 Frito pie and beer on Thursday.

La Cumbre Brewing — (505) 872-0225

(Open every day at noon)

Beers: VMO #2, Arrogant Bastard, No, You’re a Dort, Rum Barrel-Aged Malpais. Jeez, you guys already drank up all the Strawberry Gose? Assuage yourselves with the Rum BA Malpais on nitro, even if those two beers could not be more different.

Live Music: Saturday—Alchemie, 6 to 9 p.m.

Other Events: Yoga is back at the taproom every Sunday at 10:45 a.m.

Lizard Tail Brewing — (505) 717-1301

(Mon–Weds noon-9 p.m., Thurs–Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-7 p.m.)

Beers: New Zealand IPA, Apricot Wheat, Scottish 80, Hefeweizen, Long Nosed Tripel. There are three recent additions in the Scottish, Hefe, and Tripel. The latter is an old favorite, but beware the ABV (9.2%), for it will sneak up on you.

Happy Hour/Discounts: Lizard Tail’s happy hour runs seven days a week from 3 to 6 p.m. You get $1 off food, flights, and pints.

Events: Lizard Tail will host Geeks Who Drink every Tuesday at 8 p.m. Every Thursday will now feature karaoke from 8 to 11 p.m.

Marble Brewery — (505) 243-2739

(Mon–Sat noon–midnight, Sun noon–10:30 p.m.)

Beers: Both locations — El Dorado, Saison #1, Imperial Red; Downtown only — Double IPA; Westside only — none. The El Dorado is a single-hopped pale ale featuring the titular hop.

Live Music (downtown): Today (Wednesday)—Hub City Soundsystem, 6 to 9 p.m.; Friday—The Green Billies, 8 to 11 p.m.; Saturday—Baracutanga, 8 to 11 p.m.

Live Music (West Side): Friday—Bus Tapes, 8 to 11 p.m.; Saturday—Gabe Tafoya, 8 to 11 p.m.

Other Events: Brewery tours occur at the Downtown Pub every Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Nexus Brewery — (505) 242-4100

(Mon–Thurs 11 a.m.–9:30 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.–8:30 p.m.)

Beers: Hibiscus Imperial Cream, E.S.A. (Extra Special Amber), Bird of Prey IPA, Beam Me Up Scottish, Imperial Pilsner (Nexus Silver only), Salted Caramel Stout (Nexus Silver only). Much as we do with other breweries that now have taprooms, any beer listed here without special notation means it is available at both locations. Nexus Silver has all of the house beers on tap in addition to everything listed above.

News: If you have not gone, we got an early look at Nexus’ impressive west-side taproom, Nexus Silver. Now get on over there and enjoy some Salted Caramel Stout before it’s gone again.

Happy Hour/Discounts: Monday–Friday, 3 to 5 p.m., get $5 off appetizers at the brewery.

Pi Brewing — (505) 890-9463

(Sun–Thurs 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–10 p.m.)

Beers: Prohibition Pilsner, Hoppy Ending IPA, Scotty Doesn’t Know, Red Headed Stranger, 5 O’Hop Somewhere, U Down w/ BVP?, Unwindolux, Pineapple Express. This batch of the Bourbon Vanilla Porter (6.6% ABV, 35 IBU) was barrel aged, so beware its potency.

Ponderosa Brewing Co. — (505) 639-5941

(Sun 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Mon–Sat 11 a.m.–11 p.m.)

Beers: Saison Chet Sauvage, Berliner Weisse, Stage One DIPA, Manzanita Milk Stout, Spanglish, Shark Bite Lager. The Manzanita is a tasty milk stout that is not overly sweet. The lactose and roasted malts exist in good balance.

News: There are still a few bottles of Saison Petite Souris for sale at the brewery. They cost $14.

Quarter Celtic Brewpub — (505) 503-1387

(Sun–Thurs 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.)

Beers: Irish Extra Stout, Cranberry Sangria Wheat, Pedro O’Flanagan’s Mexican Lager, Saoirse Hefeweizen, Biggest Small Beer Ever, Dusk’s Early Light. Dusk’s Early Light (5% ABV, 10 IBU) is a dark American lager that debuted at the Beer Premier. And, we are now only listing QCB’s seasonals, since we figure you know their regular lineup by now.

News: Congrats to QCB for winning a silver medal at the North American Beer Awards. Not bad for a place that has only been open for three months!

Red Door Brewing — (505) 633-6675

(Mon–Thurs 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Fri 11 a.m. to midnight, Sat 7 a.m. to midnight, Sun 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.)

Beers: Shift Ender Golden Lager, Vanilla Cream Ale, Bad Moon Ryesing, Gluten Removed IPA, Belgian Dubbel. The Bad Moon (6.3% ABV, 51 IBU) is a burly black rye pale ale. There is nothing sweet about this beer, it’s just a dark beast that is not for the weak of palate.

Events: Saturday morning will mark another round of Beer and Breakfast. From 7 to 10 a.m. you can gather with friends for some food truck-supplied goodies with a pint of beer.

Rio Bravo Brewing Company — (505) 900-3909

(Mon–Thu noon–10 p.m., Fri–Sat noon–11 p.m., Sun noon–9 p.m.)

Beers: Rio Bravo Amber, Weizen, Randy’s Shandy, Dirty Rotten Bastard IPA, Snakebite IPA, Black Angus Stout, Randy’s Red Ale, Duke City Pilsner, Old Town Porter (regular and barrel aged), Barley Wine (regular and barrel aged), Winterfest Marzen, Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout.

Live Music: Today (Wednesday)—The Division Men, Clark Andrew Libbey, Quietly Kept, 4:30 p.m

Sandia Chile Grill — (505) 798-1970

(Mon–Sat 8 a.m.–8 p.m., Sun 8 a.m.–6 p.m.)

Beers: Call the brewery for an updated list.

Sidetrack Brewing — (505) 288-6468

(Mon–Thurs 3–10 p.m., Fri–Sat noon–10 p.m., Sun noon–8 p.m.)

Beers: Pub Ale, Railhead Red, Switchgear IPA, Zoso SMASH, Dark Engine Stout, Shoofly Wheat. The Zoso is the most recent addition.

Cask: The Zoso and Red will be in the firkins all week.

Starr Brothers Brewing — (505) 492-2752

(Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day)

Beers: Starrstruck IPA, Thunderr Ale, Problem Child Porter, Red Zepplin, Electric Sun Wheat. The taps are turning over pretty frequently at Starr Brothers, but that’s because people are drinking them up at a rapid pace. So if you see a favorite listed above, head over now, before this batch runs out.

News: Next up on the beer docket is L.A. Woman California Blonde.

Tractor Brewing Company — (505) 433-5654 (Nob Hill Tap Room), (505) 243-6752 (Wells Park)

(Nob Hill is open Sunday-Wednesday noon to midnight, Thursday noon to 2 a.m., Friday-Saturday noon to 2 a.m.; Wells Park is open Monday-Thursday 3 p.m. to close, Friday-Sunday 1 p.m. to midnight.
 Last call 30 minutes before close. 
No package after midnight.
 Brewery tours Saturday at 1 p.m.)

UPDATED >>> Beers: Berry Cider, Half-Acre Hefe (Wells Park only), Maibock, Grapefruit Wheat, Cerveza New Mexican Lager (Wells Park only), Nuevo Mexican Lager, Summer En Blanc Belgian Witbier, Et Tu Brute Cider (Wells Park only), Berliner Weisse, Barrel-Aged Scotcholate, Barrel-Aged Barley Wine, Barrel-Aged Luna De Los Muertos. All three of the barrel-aged behemoths are now on tap, plus there should still be bombers for sale. We highly recommend you try the Luna.

Live Music (Wells Park): Thursday—Thirsty Thursday: Melissa Rios, 8:30 p.m.; Saturday—Summer Tour Series: Dave Martinez, 8 p.m.

Live Music (Nob Hill): Today (Wednesday)—Solos on the Hill: Joe Silva, 8:30 p.m.; Saturday—Setting the Tone: Sloan Armitage, 5 p.m.; Monday—Summer Tour Series: Lorin Walker Madsen, 5 p.m.

Other Events: Every Monday at Wells Park you can now find Mondays on the Mic hosted by Clark Andrew Libbey starting at 6 p.m.

Kamikaze Karaoke is back at Wells Park on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Also, every first Monday of the month at both Tractor locations is Beer for a Better Burque night. For every pint you buy $1 can go to one of four charities that have partnered with Tractor. You can also opt to purchase a special growler with the logo of your favorite charity.

You can grab your own musical instrument and head to Nob Hill for the ultimate jam session. Tractor Tune Up, hosted by the Virginia Creepers, is now an official event happening every Monday starting at 7:30 p.m.

Happy Hour/Discounts: Tractor now has a late happy hour from 9 p.m. to midnight on Mondays with $2 classic beers and $3 seasonals.

Turtle Mountain Brewing Company — (505) 994-9497

(Kitchen hours: Mon–Tues 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Wed–Thurs 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sun 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Reminder: TMBC closes early when business dictates. Please call.)

Beers: Session Red, Bien Tu Helles Bock, Pollywog’s Pride IPL, Konventional Kolsch. The IPL debuted at Beer Premier. It and the Kolsch are the most recent additions to tap.

Santa Fe breweries

Blue Corn Brewery — (505) 438-1800

(Daily 11 a.m.–10 p.m.)

Beers: Barleywine, New Mexico Red, 505 Collaboration. Say hello to the New Mexico Red (6.1% ABV, 78 IBU), a hop-forward ale made with Chinook, Citra, and Mosaic. They blend nicely with the caramel malts.

News: Thursday will mark the debut of Blue Corn Summer Lager, brewed with 12-percent blue corn flakes.

Duel Brewing Company — (505) 474-5301

(Brewery hours: Mon–Sat open at 11 a.m., Sun open at 1 p.m.; ABQ taproom hours: Mon–Thurs 2 p.m. to midnight; Fri–Sun noon to midnight)

Beers: Bad Amber, Fiction (IPA), Fantin (Double Pale Ale), Titian (Golden Strong), Grunewald (Imperial Porter), Dark Ryder (Dark Strong), Cezanne Printemps (Spring Saison), Hair of the Wolf (Experimental), Harmonia (Barrel-Aged Sour IPA). Say hello to the Harmonia and Cezanne Printemps. They are available at the brewery and at the ABQ taproom.

Happy Hour/Discounts: Happy-hour Monday through Friday 4-6 p.m. (discounts for all draft beer), Growler Saturdays ($3 off growler fills).

ABQ Live Music: Today (Wednesday)—Mikey, Jimmy, and Scotty, 8 p.m.; Thursday—Tres Pendejos, 8 p.m.; Saturday—Happy Hour Set with Mike Hogan, 5 p.m.

Santa Fe Brewing Company — (505) 424-3333

(Main taproom: Mon–Sat 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Sun 2-8 p.m.; ABQ taproom: Mon–Thurs 11 a.m.–11 p.m.; Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–midnight; Sun 11 a.m.–10 p.m.)

Beers: Freestyle Pilsner, Western Bloc Wheat IPA, Lemon Skynyrd (ECS). The Lemon Skynyrd is the newest release in the Ever Changing Series. Look for it on tap and in bombers.

Happy Hour/Discounts: $1 off growler refills in the tasting room on Mondays. $2 pint Tuesdays at the Eldorado Taphouse. On Wednesday, there is a $2 pint special in the tasting room. On Thursday, there will be $1 off growler refills at the Eldorado Taphouse.

Second Street Brewery — (505) 989-3278 (Railyard), (505) 982-3030 (original location)

(Mon–Thurs 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Sunday noon-9 p.m.)

Beers: Kolsch, IPA, Cream Stout, Mosaic IPA, 2920 Pilsner, International Steam Bitter, Rod’s Steam Bitter, Trebuchet IPA. Welcome back to the wondrous Trebuchet, a silver medal winner at this year’s World Beer Cup.

Live Music (Original location): Thursday—Patio Series: Joe West; Friday—Jackie Myers Band; Saturday—The Bill Hearne Trio

Live Music (Railyard): Friday—Busy McCarroll Band; Saturday—AMP Concert on the Railyard Plaza; Sunday—Patio Series: Josh Martin and the Neon Motels

Other Events: Every Tuesday night, the Railyard location will have Open Mic Night hosted by Ben Wright. Every Thursday night, Geeks Who Drink will be at the Railyard at 8 p.m.

Other breweries you need to visit

Bathtub Row Brewing — (505) 500-8381

(Mon–Weds 2–10 p.m., Thurs 2–11 p.m., Fri–Sat noon–11 p.m., Sun noon–10 p.m.)

Beers: Hoppenheimer IPA, Organic Farmhouse, Orange Blossom Pale Ale, Witrock, Little Bird Blonde, Not Your Daddy’s Stout, Hops for ALS (El Dorado Pale). Another big tap turnover recently went down in Los Alamos, with some truly creative names alongside old stalwart Hoppenheimer.

Events: Bathtub Row hosts an Open Mic Night every Thursday at 6 p.m.

Twisted Chile Brewing — (575) 835-2949

(Mon–Thurs 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Sun noon-8 p.m.)

Beers: Pilabo Pale Ale, Zia Pilsner, 790 IPA, Hose Co. 1 Red Lager, Venom IPA, Twisted Black IPA, KC’s Irish Stout Orgazzberry.

Live Music: Friday—The Greenwoods, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Roon, 7 to 10 p.m.

Events: Today (Wednesday)—Open mic, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

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That’s all for this week! If you have any questions or comments, leave them below or contact us on our Facebook page.

Cheers!

— Stoutmeister

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