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.
Our local breweries have always been good to us, bestowing upon us some truly epic elixirs that win our hearts and minds (and lots of medals). Sometimes, they also delve into good causes, helping those in need in times of crisis. This Thursday there will be a doubleheader, of a sort, where you can buy a pint for a good cause, then go treat yourself to arguably the greatest dessert beer ever made in this town. First, head over to La Cumbre, where from open (noon) to close (11 p.m.) they will be donating $1 from every pint sold to the American Red Cross. That money will be distributed to victims of the Dog Head Fire that scorched the east side of the Manzano Mountains. Then at 5 p.m., get on over to Boxing Bear for the return of Chocolate Milk Stout. The beer that won gold at the World Beer Cup (and silver at the Great American Beer Festival before that) is back on tap and will also be sold in 22-ounce bottles. They will be pairing up the CMS with special chocolate-covered pretzels from ChocolateDude. Tres Pendejos will provide music on the patio from 6 to 8 p.m.
On the new beer front this week, there are some other new options to check out. Bosque is basking in the glow of Sunshine Stout. Bow & Arrow taps their Citrus Lager on Thursday. Boxing Bear also has a fresh batch of Watermelon Gose. Canteen felt a little experimental this week with Fete Lager and Chamomile IPA. Chama River gets deep with Heavy Cream. Kaktus kicks it off with new batches of Helles Lager, Stout, Brumoso Hefe, Guy IPA, and Scotch Ale. Saison #2 doubles the fun at both Marble locations, plus White Out returns with a release party today (Wednesday). Pi brewed up a red sour called Zinister Dichotomy, while also releasing Discordia IPA and Amber’s Amber. Tractor has put their Cowboy Coffee Stout onto their new nitro tap. Turtle Mountain tapped two related beers, One, If By Land pale ale and Two, If By Sea double IPA.
Up in Santa Fe, Blue Corn is feeling the season with Summer Lager. The Cezanne Origine slides into both Duel locations. Santa Fe is teaming up with an out-of-state brewery for Sunset Limited. Second Street has a fresh batch of St. George IPA.
Continue reading for all the news that is fit to blog for the week of June 20.
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.
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.
(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.)
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., Bosque Ale, Oaty McOatface, The Last Straw, Dunkel-what?, Sunshine Stout (San Mateo and Las Cruces). The Sunshine (6.5% ABV, 19 IBU) looks like a blonde but tastes like a stout. No, really, try it to see, then blame your eyes for playing tricks on you.
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.
News: Citrus Lager debuts Thursday.
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, Bearzen, Bare Knuckle IPA, Featherweight Session IPA, Watermelon Gose, Chocolate Milk Stout, Baltic Bear Porter (bombers only). Bear Knuckle is back after its run to the semifinals of the National IPA Challenge. See our intro above for more on Thursday’s return of Chocolate Milk Stout.
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—Tres Pendejos, 6 to 8 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.
Live Music: Friday—Clark Andrew Libbey, 7 to 9 p.m.
Other Events: 10 Drink Minimum will host a Cards Against Humanity night every Wednesday at 7 p.m.
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: Fete Lager, Radio Wave IPA, That’s How It Gose, Grapefruit Hop Baller IPA, Hank ESB, Chamomile IPA, Boysenberry Wheat. The Fete Lager (5.5% ABV, 25 IBU) is a special summer beer that has been lagered for five months.
Live Music: Thursday—Alex Maryol, 6 to 9 p.m.; Sunday—Keith Sanchez, 6 to 9 p.m.; Tuesday—Alexa Kriss, 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: Sturer Bock, Kokopellale, Duke’s Red Ale, Heavy Cream. The new Heavy Cream (6.3% ABV, 23 IBU) is an export rendition of a traditional American cream ale. Sounds like the beer you put in the growler and drink on the porch this weekend … until 10 minutes go by, the heat is overwhelming, and then you and the beer retreat inside to watch soccer and baseball.
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: Stout, Helles Lager, Honk Ale, Maibock, Brumoso Hefe, Guy IPA, Red Card, Scotch Ale, DjinnJar Kombucha. Another big tap turnover features the return of the hugely popular Helles, just in time for these scorching temperatures. Also new are the Stout, Hefe, IPA, and Scotch.
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. All this, plus the latest batch of Project Dank hit taps and bottles this week. And remember, this Thursday for every pint sold, $1 goes to the Red Cross to help the victims of the fire in the Manzanos.
Live Music: Saturday—Funk Tractor, 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 #2, Imperial Red, Double IPA, White Out; Downtown only — none; Westside only — none. The El Dorado is a single-hopped pale ale featuring the titular hop.
Live Music (downtown): Today (Wednesday)—The Daily Grind, 6 to 9 p.m.; Thursday—Cali Shaw Band, 7 to 10 p.m.; Friday—Pawnshop Poster Boys, 8 to 11 p.m.; Saturday—Last to Know, 8 to 11 p.m.
Live Music (West Side): Friday—If Birds Could Fly, 8 to 11 p.m.; Saturday—Nick Skouras, 8 to 11 p.m.
Other Events: The White Out Release Party is today (Wednesday) at both Marble locations. Scalo Northern Italian Grill will have a special food pairing to go with the beer at 5 p.m. If you cannot stay to drink a pint, fear not, White Out will be for sale in bombers as well.
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.
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: Thursday—Eryn Bent, 5:30 p.m., Eileen & Cross Country, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Western Music Association, 6 p.m.
Other Events: Friday—Col. Michael O’Connor’s Farewell Social, 6 p.m.; Saturday—Meet and Compete Cornhole Tournament, noon
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 Stout, with cocoa nibs added, 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.)
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, Nitro Coffee Stout. 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—pLoud Music: Felix y Los Gatos, 8 p.m.
Live Music (Nob Hill): Saturday—Setting the Tone: Eryn Bent, 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.
This Friday, head to Wells Park for Drag Queen Bingo, which supports Equality Florida. That starts at 8 p.m.
Then on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Wells Park is the Rumblers Car Show.
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, Pollywog’s Pride IPL, Konventional Kolsch; One, If By Land; Two, If By Sea. So the Land and Sea are two unique beers. The former is a refreshing pale ale from a recipe by current brewer Mick Hahn. The latter is a burly, yet sweet, DIPA from former brewer Tim Woodward. Buy two beers, salute two brewers.
Santa Fe breweries
Blue Corn Brewery — (505) 438-1800
(Daily 11 a.m.–10 p.m.)
Beers: Barleywine, New Mexico Red, Blue Corn Summer Lager. 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.
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 Origine (Spring Saison), Hair of the Wolf (Experimental), Harmonia (Barrel-Aged Sour IPA). With the release of the Cezanne Origine, Duel has brought out all of their 2015 saisons out of the cellar and is now offering a flight of five at both locations.
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—Silver String Band Hosted Jam, 7 p.m.; Friday—Apricity, 8 p.m.; Saturday—Vibestrong, 8 p.m.
Other events: Tuesday—Bike-in Brew, 4 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), Sunset Limited. SFBC went and collaborated with Bayou Teche of Louisiana to create the Sunset Limited. It’s a French-style Biere de Garde made with blue corn and red chile from here in New Mexico. It debuts Saturday at all SFBC locations.
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 Pale Ale, International Steam Bitter, Rod’s Steam Bitter, Trebuchet IPA, St. George 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—Alto Street Band; Saturday—High Altitude
Live Music (Railyard): Friday—Lone Pinon; 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—Thom Keeper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Steve Senn, 7 to 10 p.m.
Events: Today (Wednesday)—Open mic, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
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