Archive for July 3, 2018

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 seven breweries, one in Los Alamos, one in Moriarty, one in Red River, and one in Las Cruces 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.

No, your eyes do not deceive you, we are running this feature a day early this week since Wednesday is July 4. We wanted you to have all the holiday-related news available. A few breweries will be closed for the day, including Boese Brothers, Dialogue, Kaktus, and Steel Bender. La Cumbre is closing early at 6 p.m., Boxing Bear is closing at 7 p.m., and Bombs Away will shut its doors at 8 p.m. Other breweries are throwing parties, including Ale Republic in the East Mountains, and Red Door is offering up hot dogs for $1 with every growler fill at the main brewery location on Candelaria. Before La Cumbre shuts down, it will team up with My Sweet Basil for $4 hot dog and hamburger plates with one side until the supplies run out. There is also the big Freedom 4th event at Balloon Fiesta Park, which features a mondo-sized craft beer garden with Abbey, Bosque, Bow & Arrow, Boxing Bear, Broken Trail, Canteen, Desert Valley, Kaktus, La Cumbre, Marble, Palmer, Quarter Celtic, Red Door, Rio Bravo, Santa Fe, Second Street, The 377, and Tractor.

Two other events to point out, this Friday is First Friday Artwalk all around downtown, so look for special art openings and live music at the downtown breweries and taprooms. Up in Santa Fe on Sunday, Rowley Farmhouse Ales is hosting a Firestone Walker tap takeover to celebrate the start of its new Pulls for Pups campaign. From now until September 30, $1 from every pint poured from the designated tap will go to NMDOG. There will be special prizes and adoptable dogs on hand this Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m., while the tap takeover goes all day.

On the new beer front this week, there are a few options to check out. Boese Brothers knows it was Professor Plum who was guilty in the taproom. Bombs Away feels festive with Milkshake IPA and Summer Stout. Bosque brings back a couple old favorites in Citra SMASH and Old Man Jameson. Boxing Bear is patriotic with Ameri-Kolsch. Canteen has Chamomile Exodus IPA and also brings back Irish Red. Dialogue has more Munich Dunkel and Apricot Lager. High and Dry lands more Freedom Cage IPA, Hurry Sundown Wheat, and Wing Tip Stout. Hops Brewery has a new Nut Brown. La Cumbre brings back ‘Merica Pale Ale, while also adding the new Crambre Summer Ale and Don’t Get Cherried Away. Marble rolls out the new Berry White, Jabroni Dark, and Pink Phunk. Ponderosa unveils Spanglish 2.0. Red Door adds a Dunkel to the lineup on Friday. Tractor slides in with the new Rose Cider.

Up in Santa Fe, Second Street unleashes the new RRB and Petrel Head Pale Ale.

Continue reading for all the news that is fit to blog for the week of July 2.