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 six breweries and one down in Socorro and one in Los Alamos also joining the party.
One of the best charity events that Marble puts on every year is back this Saturday. The annual Mountain Rescue Brew Fest runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the brewery. The event raises money for the Albuquerque Mountain Rescue Council to buy the equipment they need to save lives. There will be three rounds of silent auctions and a raffle that does not require you to be present to win. There will be commemorative T-shirts and pint glasses, plus lots of live music (see the Marble entry below for the band lineup) and food trucks all day and night. Check the event page on Facebook for a full list of the businesses who have donated the prizes for the auction and raffle. It’s a good cause to support, and plenty of fun for all involved.
Another big event for the weekend is the Alibi on Tap at the ABQ Rail Yards on Saturday. There will be 10 breweries present, plus distilleries and cideries. We will have more on this event later in the week. If you want to buy a ticket in advance, click here.
On the new beer front this week, there are quite a few new options to check out. Acequia made its long-awaited return to Bosque late last week, and Lil’ Tipper is back as well. Speaking of hops, Sucker Punch DIPA returns to Boxing Bear. Canteen covered all the bases between funky with Honey Sage Saison, malty with Grundy Thunder, and hoppy with Hop Baller IPA, plus spicy with Sichler Lager on nitro. La Cumbre brings back their Oktoberfest beer, VMO #3. Lizard Tail’s popular Biscochito Brown returns as well. A fresh batch of Imperial Red is at two Marble locations. Resistance is futile when Assimilation White IPA debuts at Nexus today (Wednesday). Pi has its own take on Pumpkin Pi, plus Burque Lite is back and a dark sour, Manhattan Project debuts. Red Door’s new Oktoberfest is available at both locations. Tractor is feeling the season with Traktoberfest and Jack the Sipper. Turtle Mountain rolled out some fresh Bien Tu Helles Bock, plus Honeymoon RIOT!, their wet-hop IPA.
Up in Santa Fe, Blue Corn’s Oktoberfest returns Thursday. Second Street just brought back Golden Ale.
Continue reading for all the news that is fit to blog for the week of September 19.
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: High Plains Drafter Blonde, Duke’s Pale Ale, Off the Richter Imperial Red, Dunkelweizen, Tom’s Green Chile Amber Ale, English Oatmeal Stout (nitro only). ABC has updated their permanent lineup with the blonde, pale ale, imperial red, and dunkel. The special amber is on tap for a limited time. They will also have a nitro tap upon which they always hope to have a darker beer.
Live Music: Thursday—Roger Lewis All-Star Jam, 7 p.m.
Weekly Events: Monday—Game Night, with blonde pints for $2.50
Happy Hour/Discounts: Monday–Saturday, 3 to 6 p.m.; Sunday, all day
Ale Republic — (505) 281-2828
(Mon–Thurs 2–10 p.m., Fri–Sun noon–10 p.m.)
Beers: Blonde Ale. In case you missed their opening in Cedar Crest, we covered it a short while back. Check their website and Facebook page for constant updates on all the goings on at the only brewery in the East Mountains.
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: daily 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: Belgian Pale Ale. They also have a Dunkel and a Rye beer in the fermenters.
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, Dr. Strangehop XPA, Duke City Lager, Sour Strangehop, Clockwork Orange DIPA, Oktoberfest. The Sour Strangehop is also for sale in bombers at the brewery and at Jubilation.
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.
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: El Dorado S.M.A.S.H., 8 Days of Wheat, Just Goofin’, Pale Oak, Rushing Rapids Red, Acequia Wet-Hop IPA, Lil’ Tipper. Just Goofin’ (6.5% ABV, 89 IBU) is a delectable black IPA that the Crew enjoyed before the recent Black Sabbath concert, while Rushing Rapids (9.6% ABV, 72 IBU) is a hefty, but wonderful imperial.
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-Weds 3–10 p.m., Thurs 3–11 p.m., Fri-Sat noon–midnight, Sun noon–9 p.m.)
Beers: Flint & Grit (British Mild), Sun Dagger (Saison), Crossed Arrows (Scotch Ale), Hoka Hey (IPA), Jemez Field Notes Lager, Desert Standard Hop Session, Wildorado Unfiltered Wild Rice Pale Ale, Bury My Heart (Belgian Pale Ale), Wayward Arrow Hefeweizen, Council Fire Imperial “Smoke”toberfest. The most recent additions are the Council Fire, Wildorado, Bury My Heart, and the Desert Standard Hop Session.
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: Centennial S.M.A.S.H., Sucker Punch DIPA, Featherweight Session IPA, Bearcat Altbier, New MexiKolsch, Pineapple Kolsch, The Red Glove, Strawberry Wheat, Baltic Bear Porter (bombers only). The New MexiKolsch (4.8% ABV, 20 IBU) is back by popular demand. Also returning for another run is The Red Glove (7.2% ABV, 100 IBU), a powerful double red.
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.
Weekly Events: Today (Wednesday)—Geeks Who Drink, 8-10 p.m.
Live Music: Thursday—Eli Berry, 6-8 p.m.
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: Otero ESB, Lone Pine Pilsner, Sancho Saison. New names, same (good) beers.
Live Music (main location): TBA
Weekly Events (main location): Today (Wednesday)—Cards Against Humanity hosted by 10 Drink Minimum, 7 p.m.; Sunday—Build-your-own Bloody Mary bar, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tuesday—All hours beers $2 a pint
Canteen Brewhouse — (505) 881-2737 (brewery), (505) 200-2344 (taproom)
(Brewery: Sun–Thurs noon–10 p.m., Fri–Sat noon–midnight; Taproom: Open daily 3–10 p.m.)
Beers: Panama Joe Coffee Stout, Cheeky Codswallop ESB, Grapefruit Exodus IPA, Honey Sage Saison, Grundy Thunder, Hop Baller IPA, Sichler Lager (on nitro). The Sichler is a special lager made with red and green chiles. The Grundy Thunder is a brown porter.
Live Music: TBA
News: The Canteen taproom at Tramway and Cloudview is now open. They have all the regular beers and four seasonal taps, plus crowlers and a cooler with six-packs of Exodus and Dougie Style Amber for sale. There is a full menu, too, including flatbread pizzas.
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). These are the regular house beers. Call the number above for an updated seasonal list.
Chama River Brewing Company — (505) 342-1800
(Sun–Thurs 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–midnight)
Beers: The Lighter Fare, Heavy Cream, Diabhal’s River, Smokey the Brown. These are special batches of Heavy Cream and The Lighter Fare (ESB), both of which were brewed for the competition at the upcoming Great American Beer Festival. Diabhal’s is a collaboration Belgian strong ale made with Quarter Celtic.
News: Chama now has a rotating nitro tap. Call to see what is available this week.
The Firkin Brewhouse — (505) 881-0702
(Mon closed, Tues-Thurs 3-9 p.m., Fri-Sat noon–11 p.m., Sun noon–9 p.m.)
Beers: Burque Vanilla Nut Brown, Blackout Stout, Ombibulous IPA, Prohibition Mash Ale, Olympic Gold Ale.
News: We went to Firkin recently and found out they are still open. Note the new hours 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, Dunkelweizen, London Porter, Roggen Rye, Basil Lager, Brown Suit, Rocky Raccoon IPA, Wet Hop Amber, Cider, DjinnJar Kombucha. A whole bunch of old favorites like London Porter and Basil Lager are back, plus newcomers like Brown Suit, Rocky Raccoon, and Wet Hop Amber.
Weekly Events (Nob Hill): Thursday—The Desert Darlings, 7 to 9 p.m.
Weekly Events (Bernalillo): Sunday—Brunch, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., The Desert Darlings, 6-8 p.m.
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: Arrogant Bastard, Dunkel Jefe, Monzon Wet-Hop Pale Ale, Siberian Silk, VMO #3. The Monzon is available on tap and in bombers. Welcome back, Siberian Silk, a delightful Baltic porter. The VMO #3 is a delicious Oktoberfest-style marzen.
Live Music: Saturday—The Cali Shaw Band, 6-9 p.m.
Lizard Tail Brewing — (505) 717-1301
(Mon–Weds noon-9 p.m., Thurs–Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-7 p.m.)
Beers: Biscochito Brown. Call the brewery for the rest of the seasonal list.
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.
Weekly Events: Tuesday—Geeks Who Drink, 8 p.m.; Thursday—Karaoke, 8-11 p.m.
Marble Brewery — (505) 243-2739 (downtown), (505) 508-4638 (Westside), (505) 323-4030 (Heights)
(Downtown: Mon–Sat noon–midnight, Sun noon–10:30 p.m.; Westside: Mon–Thurs noon–11 p.m., Fri–Sat noon–midnight, Sun noon–10 p.m.; Heights: Mon–Sat noon–midnight, Sun noon–10:30 p.m.)
Beers: Dang Pale Ale, Imperial Red (Westside and Heights), Hop Fudge Sunday (Downtown only). As for Hop Fudge (4.5% ABV), that is a nitro stout lightly seasoned with Chinook hops and fermented with cherries and cacao nibs. Dessert beer!
Live Music (downtown): Today (Wednesday)—Spiritual Rez, 7-10 p.m.; Thursday—Joe Bananas, 7-10 p.m.; Friday—Merican Slang featuring Daddy Long Loin, 8-11 p.m.; Saturday—Mountain Rescue Brew Fest: Eileen & The Cross Country Band, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., The Tumbleweeds, 12:30-1:45 p.m., Eileen & The In-Betweens, 2-3:15 p.m., Sage & Jared’s Happy Gland Band, 3:30-4:45 p.m., Le Chat Lunatique, 5-6:15 p.m., Clark Libbey & The Last Takes, 6:30-7:45 p.m., Willy J & The Story Tellers, 8-9:15 p.m., DJ Matty B, 9:30-11 p.m.
Live Music (West Side): Friday—Sloan Armitage, 8-11 p.m.; Saturday—Funk Tractor, 7-10 p.m.
Live Music (Heights): Saturday—Lone Pinon, 8-11 p.m.
Weekly Events (Downtown): Thursday—Brewery tours, 5:30 p.m.
Nexus Brewery — (505) 242-4100 (brewery), (505) 226-1055 (Silver Taproom)
(Brewery: 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.; Silver Taproom: Mon–Fri 4-10 p.m., Sat noon-10 p.m., Sun noon-9 p.m.)
Beers: Bird of Prey IPA, Kaylynn’s Altbier, Assimilation White IPA, 2015 Barleywine (Silver taproom only), Salted Caramel Stout (Silver taproom only). Assimilation debuts at both locations today (Wednesday).
Happy Hour/Discounts (Brewery): Monday–Friday, $5 appetizers, 3-5 p.m.
Weekly Events (Silver Taproom): Saturday—a live DJ will perform
Palmer Brewery and Cider House — (505) 508-0508
(Tues–Sat 3–9 p.m.)
Beers: Scotch Ale, MWA (Malt With Attitude). Palmer still has not had a full-on grand opening, but they are brewing over away in the building they share with sister company Left Turn Distilling. The Scotch Ale went on tap recently. The MWA is nearly out.
Pi Brewing — (505) 890-9463
(Sun–Thurs 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–10 p.m.)
Beers: Discordia IPA, U Down w/ BVP?, Amber’s Amber, 40 to 5, Scotty Doesn’t Know, Pumpkin Pi, Manhattan Project, Burque Lite. Debuting this week are the Pumpkin Pi (6.6% ABV), a seasoned saison, and the Manhattan Project (8.4% ABV), a dark sour aged on sweet and tart cherries.
Ponderosa Brewing Co. — (505) 639-5941
(Sun 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Mon–Sat 11 a.m.–11 p.m.)
Beers: Enkel Biter Belgian Wheat, Azacca Pale Ale, Preacher’s Daughter, Alt the Hoople, Manzano Milk Stout, Cascadian Pilsner. The Preacher’s Daughter is for sale on tap and in bombers, both at the brewery and at Jubilation.
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: Pedro O’Flanagan’s Mexican Lager, Dusk’s Early Light, You Reek of Pale Ale, Vienna Lager, #GFF, Diabhal’s River, MacLomas Stout. GFF stands for Grapefruit Forver, so you can guess what they added to this IPA. The Diabhal’s (11% ABV, 30 IBU) is a massive Belgian golden strong that is not for the faint of heart.
Red Door Brewing — (505) 633-6675 (brewery), (505) 990-3029 (downtown taproom)
(Brewery hours: 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.; Downtown taproom hours: Mon–Thurs 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m. to midnight, Sun 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
Beers: Vanilla Cream Ale, Blackberry Hefeweizen, Nieuwe Bruin, Oktoberfest, Downtown Pale Ale (downtown taproom only). The Nieuwe (6.7% ABV, 20 IBU) is a variation on an Oud Bruin, a tart and sour dark beer. The Oktoberfest is the most recent addition.
Weekly Events: Saturday—Beer and Breakfast, 7-10 a.m.
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, Level 3 IPA. Rio Bravo will be celebrating its one-year anniversary this Friday. It runs all day and will feature live music, food specials, the release of a new Oktoberfest beer, and prize drawings, including a getaway weekend to Purgatory Ski Area.
Live Music: Today (Wednesday)—Shane Wallin, 7 p.m.; Thursday—Jill Cohn, 5 p.m.; Friday—Le Chat Lunatique, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday—Smoke & Honey, 7 p.m.
Other Events: Today (Wednesday)—IMA Kickoff Event, 5:30 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 3–11 p.m., Fri 3 p.m.–midnight, Sat noon–midnight, Sun noon–10 p.m.)
Beers: Pub Ale, Railhead Red, Switchgear IPA, Dark Engine Stout, Shoofly Wheat, Cascade Pale Ale. The Cascade recently replaced the Zoso S.M.A.S.H.
Cask: Pub Ale and Stout, with cocoa nibs added, 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, Double Live Jonzo, LampShade Porter, L.A. Woman, Rosin Dubh. Rosin Dubh is a delicious Irish dry stout.
Weekly Events: Saturday—Premier League Viewing Party, 8 a.m.
Tractor Brewing Company — (505) 433-5654 (Nob Hill), (505) 243-6752 (Wells Park)
(Nob Hill: Sun–Weds noon–midnight, Thurs noon–2 a.m., Fri–Sat noon–2 a.m.; Wells Park: Mon–Thurs 3 p.m.–close, Fri–Sun 1 p.m.–midnight)
Beers: Berry Cider, Traktoberfest, Jack the Sipper, Javi Lager, Maibock, Grapefruit Wheat, Cerveza Mexican Lager, Summer En Blanc Belgian Witbier, Barrel-Aged Barley Wine (Wells Park only), Kolsch, Tupac Cali Red, Nitro Coffee Stout (Wells Park only), Ebony & Ivory Pale Stout, Hillario DIPA, Dank Johnson DIPA, You’re Fired DIPA (Nob Hill only). Tractor’s take on a Kolsch is a bit different, but still tasty. They dry hopped it with Mosaic, giving it a different aroma. The annual pumpkin favorite, Jack the Sipper, returns to both locations today.
Live Music (Wells Park): Thursday—pLoud Music Presents: Roger Jameson and the Jaded Heart Band, 8 p.m.; Saturday—Homegirls Records, 8 p.m.
Live Music (Nob Hill): Today (Wednesday)—Solos on the Hill: Dave Martinez, 8:30 p.m.; Saturday—Setting the Tone: Sloan Armitage, 5 p.m.
Other Events (Wells Park): Friday—Art Fight, 7 p.m.; Saturday—The Rail Yards Market, 1 p.m.
Weekly Events (Wells Park): Monday—Mondays on the Mic, 6 p.m.; Tuesday—Kamikaze Karaoke, 7 p.m.
Weekly Events (Nob Hill): Monday—Tractor Tune Up, 7:30 p.m., ABQ Pens & Pints, 8 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.
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: Jac’s Elope Raspberry Pale Ale, Oktoberfest, Bien Tu Helles Bock, Honeymoon RIOT!. The Honeymoon is TMBC’s take on a wet-hop IPA. This batch of the Bock is the same one they sent to GABF for competition.
Santa Fe breweries
Blue Corn Brewery — (505) 438-1800
(Open daily 11 a.m.–10 p.m.)
Beers: Chaparral IPL, Pope Porter, Wet Hop American Strong Ale, Oktoberfest. The Chaparral, an India Pale Lager, is now available. The Oktoberfest debuts Thursday.
Chili Line Brewing — (505) 500-7903
(Mon–Sat 4–10:30 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.–10:30 p.m.)
Beers: Lager, Jefeweizen, sIPApapu, Pineapple sIPApapu, India Pale Lager, PG IPA, Smoked Wheat Porter, Stout. Chili Line specializes in smoked beers, and trust us, we had their smoked IPA, and it is very, very different than what you are used to (and not necessarily in a bad way). They also have rotating specialty beers in addition to the core lineup, which we have added here in the Pineapple sIPApapu and the IPL. They also have four guest taps, including a cider.
Happy Hour/Discounts: Buy two beers and a pizza and get another pizza free.
Duel Brewing Company — (505) 474-5301
(Brewery: Mon–Sat open at 11 a.m., Sun open at 1 p.m.; ABQ taproom: Mon–Thurs 2 p.m.–midnight; Fri–Sun noon–midnight)
Beers: Bad Amber, Fiction (IPA), Fantin (Double Pale Ale), Grunewald (Imperial Porter), Monomyth (Belgian DIPA), Duchamp (Farmhouse Witbier), Whistler (Belgian Blonde), Naomf (Barrel-Aged Sour Amber), Study Series: Camus (Summer Ale). One of the most recent additions here is the aptly named Monomyth, which checks in at 9-percent ABV and 90 IBUs. In addition to those beers, you can also get sample pours of Goya ’14, Rye Goya ’14, and Tableux ’16, or a Cezanne flight featuring Origine ’15, Magnifique ’16, and Denouement ’15 and ’16.
Events (ABQ taproom): Today (Wednesday)—The Sugar Happy Hour, 6 p.m.; Thursday—Drink & Draw, 7 p.m.; Friday—Silver String Band Hosted Jam, 8 p.m.
Happy Hour/Discounts (Brewery): Happy hour Mon–Fri, 4-6 p.m. (discounts for all draft beer), Growler Saturdays ($3 off growler fills).
Happy Hour/Discounts (ABQ taproom): Happy hour Mon–Fri, 5-7 p.m.
Rowley Farmhouse Ales — (505) 428-0719
(Open all week from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
Beers: Notorious BdG. Say hello to Santa Fe’s newest brewery, which opened this month. They have some guest taps, plus their first offering, “a malt-forward biere de garde that was fermented solely with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis var. Drei,” as described on their Facebook page. The kitchen is in full swing, too. Head on over!
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: Oktoberfest, Autonomous Collective DIPA, Sunset Limited, Idaho?! IPA, Estate-grown Neo-1 Wet-hop Pale Ale. Oktoberfest is back on tap and in six-packs. Get some, it’s a wonderful batch this year. The Neo-1 is not from The Matrix, it is instead brewed with the hops from the same SFBC hop farm where the Crew went camping this summer.
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, International Steam Pale Ale, XX Extra Special Bitter, Golden Ale, Otowi Wet-Hopped Pale Ale, Atalaya Altbier. The Atalaya benefits a local search and rescue organization. The Otowi will be available for a limited time.
Live Music (Original location): Thursday—Patio Series: Welsh & Watt, 6 p.m.; Friday—Alpha Cats, 6 p.m.; Saturday—Bill Hearne Trio, 6 p.m.
Live Music (Railyard): Friday—Stella, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Greg Butera Band, 7 p.m.; Sunday—Patio Series: Lone Pinon, noon
Other Events (Original location): Thursday—Cask & Curry featuring Rail Runner Pale Ale
Weekly Events (Railyard): Thursday—Geeks Who Drink, 8 p.m.
News: Second Street is moving ever closer to opening their third location, which will feature a taproom and a full production facility.
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: Little Boy GFB, Mild at Heart, Caldera Sundown Hoppy Wheat, Northern English Browne, White Room Cream. Another big tap turnover recently went down in Los Alamos, with Caldera, Northern English, and White Room making their debuts.
Weekly Events: Thursday—Open mic, 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: Zia Pilsner, 790 IPA, Hose Co. 1 Red Lager, Venom IPA, KC’s Irish Stout, McFadden’s Scotch, English Porter, El Camino ReAle Summer Pale, Love Potion Peach, Schwarzbar Black Lager, Oktoberfest. Got a chance to try the Oktoberfest while passing through Socorro recently. It is a solid example of the style, just sweet enough without going overboard.
Live Music: TBA
Weekly Events: Today (Wednesday)—Open mic, 6:30-9 p.m.
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