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, and one in Red River also joining the party.
Hey, remember last week, when we barely had anything to write about? Yeah, that is so not this week. Thursday through Saturday is just kinda bonkers, and that is leaving out all the Marble anniversary events we previewed separately. First up, there is some truly blackened black metal descending upon Tumbleroot’s Agua Fria location in Santa Fe this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Local heavyweights Dysphotic are joined by touring bands UADA and Wormwitch for a head-banging good time. Then on Friday night, keep that Game of Thrones buzz going in advance of the next episode on HBO, as the Desert Darlings return to Tractor Wells Park for the GoT edition of Hops & Dreams. Need to get out and move more? Then head downtown Saturday afternoon for the third annual Easter Beer Hunt. It’s a grownup egg hunt, and the different colors of plastic eggs correspond to the three participating breweries — Boese Brothers, Red Door, Sidetrack — with different prizes inside that can be redeemed at each brewery. Only three eggs can be redeemed at each location, and please do not start until noon. For those who do not drink beer, you can also redeem some of the eggs at The Brew for coffee. Saturday will also feature a slew of 4/20 events, including special ones at Rio Bravo (market and live music), Turtle Mountain (smoked BBQ), and Truth or Consequences (cannabis education).
On the new beer front this week, there are a few other options to check out. Bombs Away finds itself in Condition Red Ale. Bosque recently rolled out Sunshine Stout, Mango Mujer, and W-Altbier White. Canteen has Cabana Lager back on tap to get you ready for Cinco de Mayo a little early. La Cumbre has Father Nelson back on tap and in bottles this Friday, plus Hell Froze Over Brown Ale and Chew & Swallow Oatmeal Stout are on tap again. Marble has Cerveza on tap now, and it will come out in 19.2-ounce cans on Saturday, plus you can also get Mountain Fog and Tea Gary IPA on tap. Red Door gets a little funky with Rickety Cricket. Tractor resurrects Acreage IPA. Turtle Mountain has a smoky little marzen called The Rauchette.
Up in Santa Fe, Blue Corn is feeling ruthless with Cutthroat Rye Pale Ale. HoneyMoon unveils Pearsephone, a pear elderflower kombucha. Rowley Farmhouse Ales has moved on to Season Two, Episode Seven of Agent Scully IPA, while also bringing back Biere de Mars and adding Oyster Stoutish. Tumbleroot is feeling the season with Maibock. Further north in Red River, RRBC has Raspberry Campfire Cream Ale. Down south, Truth or Consequences hops to it with Deep Space Dankety-Dank.
Continue reading for all the news that is fit to blog for the week of April 15.
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
Ale Republic — (505) 281-2828
(Open daily 11 a.m.–9 p.m.)
Beers: Bug Juice, Blonde, Brown Bear Brown, Trail Head DIPA, Lone Wolf. We got an update! Blonde returns along with Trail Head and the Brown Bear. Lone Wolf is described as an American light ale.
News: Ale Republic is now open for lunch seven days a week. Stop by today (Wednesday) for a free quesadilla!
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.
Bistronomy B2B — (505) 262-2222
(Mon–Tues 4-9 p.m., Weds noon-9 p.m., Thurs–Sat noon-9:30 p.m., Sun noon-9 p.m.)
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: Contact the brewery for an updated list.
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 (brewery); (505) 821-0752 (brewpub)
(Brewery hours: Mon–Thurs 3 p.m.–midnight, Fri 3 p.m.–2 a.m., Sat noon–2 a.m., Sun noon–10 p.m.; Brewpub hours Mon–Thurs 3-10 p.m., Fri 3 p.m.-midnight, Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-10 p.m.)
Beers: Dr. Strangehop XPA, Duke City Lager, Washington’s Hatchet, Super Kreak, TruBlu Pilsner, Cascade Grenade, Märzen, Zeus Juice. The Zeus Juice, a white IPA, makes its triumphant return. Look for Prickly Pear Cider this Friday.
Live Music: Friday—MRMRVL, 6 p.m.
Bombs Away Beer Company — (505) 554-3204
(Hours: Mon–Sat noon–10 p.m., Sun noon–8 p.m.)
Beers: BABC IPA, Willie Pete Wit, Low Order Porter, Proximity Pilsner, Actuator IPA, Hazy Chain DIPA, MK Deuce Pale Ale, All Clear! (Apple Beer), S.A.F. Raspberry Sour, Dunkelweizen, Java Nut Brown Ale, Spring Lager, Demolition Lager, Picatinny Porter, Rye Saison, Condition Red Ale, K98 Kolsch. The most recent additions are the K98 Kolsch, Condition Red, Picatinny Porter, and Rye Saison. Before those came the Spring and Demolition Lagers, plus this is a new version five of Hazy Chain.
Bosque Brewing Company — (505) 508-5967 (Nob Hill Public House), (505) 361-1876 (Bosque North), (575) 571-4626 (Las Cruces Taproom)
(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.; North: Mon–Thurs 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun noon-10 p.m.; Las Cruces: Sun–Thurs noon-11 p.m., Fri–Sat noon-midnight)
Beers: Driftwood Oatmeal Stout, Open Space Haze, Bosque Cider, Resto Hazy Pale Ale, Take on Mead, Cashmere IPA, Sunshine Stout, Mango Mujer, W-Altbier White. The most recent additions are Sunshine Stout, Mango Mujer, and the cleverly named W-Altbier White. Before those came the Cashmere IPA, Resto Hazy Pale Ale (also available in cans), and Take on Mead, which is Bosque’s first take (get it?) on a mead. Open Space Haze is now an almost year-round offering on tap, much like Driftwood.
Bow & Arrow Brewing — (505) 247-9800
(Mon-Weds 3–10 p.m., Thurs 3–11 p.m., Fri 3 p.m.-midnight, Sat noon–midnight, Sun noon–9 p.m.)
Beers: (House) Fringe Jacket (Saison), True Aim (Scotch Ale), Denim Tux Lager, Nomadico IPA, Savage Times Sour IPA, Visionland Amber Ale; (Seasonal) Strawberry Amigo Sour, Buffalo Plaid Baltic Porter, Churro Bandito, Saison Buzz, Desert Revival, Rad Vista Pilsner, Coyote Cool, Comet Dust Hazy IPA. The anniversary beer, Desert Revival, a barrel-aged raspberry sour, is available in bottles and on tap. Two archived beers, Dark Mesa (Belgian Quad) and Coyote Waits (Barrel-Aged Imperial Molé Stout), are still available for a limited time. The most recent additions are Comet Dust Hazy IPA and Coyote Cool, a red saison ale also available in bottles, and before those came Rad Vista Pilsner, Saison Buzz, a coffee-infused saison, and the decadent Churro Bandito, the latest entry in the excellent Bandit series of imperial pastry stouts, made with … well, you can probably guess. Get ready this Saturday for the return of Cake Bandit, an imperial German chocolate cake stout.
Boxing Bear Brewing Company — (505) 897-2327
(Sun-Thurs 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-11 p.m.)
Beers: Standing 8 Stout, Red Eye Lager, Hazy Featherweight IPA, Bulldog English IPA, Black and Blue Milk Shake, Murkito Hazy Pale, OktoBEARfest, Mosaic Mountain IPA. First, take note that Black and Blue Tart is now a year-round beer. The most recent additions are the Murkito, OktoBEARfest, and Mosaic Mountain.
Weekly Events: Today (Wednesday)—Geeks Who Drink, 8-10 p.m.
Broken Trail Brewery & Distillery — (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, Pepe the Mule, Double Black, Trailworks IPA, Arroyo Blanco Wheat, Goathead Red. OK, fine, Pepe the Mule counts as a beer, even though it is basically a Moscow Mule, but it was made with beer. Double Black is now on tap at all times, and that is a good thing.
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 (cans only), Irish Red, Exodus IPA, Tuttle IPA, Munich Dunkel, Boysenberry Wheat, Social Capital, Laid Back Lager, Cabana Lager. This batch of Social Capital, a kettle sour, was made with blackberry and ginger. Recent additions include Cabana Lager, Laid Back Lager, Munich Dunkel, and Boysenberry Wheat. Panama Joe and Irish Red are available in four- or six-pack cans to go, respectively.
Live Music (Brewery): Thursday—Songwriter Showcase featuring Adam Hooks, RJ Perez, Javier Ortega, 6-9 p.m.; Sunday—Ad Lib, 4-7 p.m.
Cantero Brewing — (505) 312-8247
(Mon-Thurs 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun noon-9 p.m.)
Beers: Cantero Amber, Cantero IPA, Cream Sour, Deaf Dog Brown, Brew-ha-ristra (Red Chile Stout), Cantero Lager, Mango Fria, Hempowered Pineapple Gose. Welcome to the listings, Cantero! We had been remiss in adding this new brewpub at 3351 Columbia Dr. NE in the Brewery District. The most recent additions are the Cantero Lager, Mango Fria, and the Hempowered Pineapple Gose.
Live Music: Friday—Javier Ortega, 6-9 p.m.; Saturday—RJ Perez, 6-9 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). These are the regular house beers. Call the number above for an updated seasonal list.
Dialogue Brewing — (505) 585-1501
(Mon-Tues 4-9 p.m., Weds 4-11 p.m., Thurs-Sun noon-midnight)
Beers: Belgian Citrus IPA, Sour Raspberry, 505 Lager, Abbey Ale, Munich Dunkel, Belgian Dark Strong with cherries, Dry Irish Stout, Rising Sun Hazy IPA, Sex Pistol Ordinary Bitter. The most recent additions are the Rising Sun and Sex Pistol. Before those came the Dry Irish Stout, Munich Dunkel, and Belgian Dark Strong.
Live Music: Thursday—Sloan Armitage, 6 p.m.; Friday—Eugene and The Ordinary Things, 8 p.m.; Saturday—Tsimba + Ovoid 4:20, 8 p.m.
Differential Brewing — (phone number TBA)
(Mon–Fri 2 p.m.–midnight, Sat noon–midnight, Sun noon–10 p.m.)
Beers: Blue Corn Cream Ale, Dark Lager, Irish Stout, Xtra Pale, Wheat Ale, Irish Red. Say hello to the new brewery on 500 Yale SE! The initial lineup includes all the beers listed above. With a 3-barrel system, expect some fairly frequent turnover, though, so we cannot guarantee that all will be on tap at all times.
Flix Brewhouse — (505) 445-8500
(Open daily 11 a.m.-midnight)
Beers: Nebulas IPA, Candy is Dandy, Pale Full of Bricks, Saison De Walt, Marvelous. The Candy is Dandy is a peanut butter cup porter, which we’re sure many of you need in your lives. Nebulas is a hazy IPA. Marvelous is a tasty oatmeal stout.
High and Dry Brewing — (505) 433-5591
(Mon closed, Tues-Thurs 2-10 p.m., Fri-Sat noon-10 p.m., Sun noon-9 p.m.)
Beers: Special Shapes (IPA), Ghost of a Moon (Pale Ale), other taps rotate frequently. The most recent additions are constantly shifting. That’s what happens with a 1-barrel brewhouse, the turnover is pretty constant, but it also means the beer is always fresh! Special Shapes and Ghost of a Moon are on tap at almost all times.
Live Music: Tuesday—Julian Dossett, 6-8 p.m.
Hops Brewery — (505) 369-1378
(Sun-Thurs noon-10 p.m., Fri-Sat noon-midnight)
Beers: Dad Joke (California Common), Tipsy Cow (Milk Stout), Warm Scottish Nights, An Irish Tan (English Bitter), Honey Wheat, Chica (Pale Ale), Hop Hill IPA, Tres Lobos IPA, Sourpuss IPA, Los Ranchos Cerveza, All About the Stout. Hops is generating more seasonal offerings, with Tres Lobos, Sourpuss, Los Ranchos, and All About the Stout (an Irish dry) now available.
Weekly Events: Tuesday—Geeks Who Drink, 7 p.m.
Kaktus Brewing — (505) 379-5072
(Mon-Thu 2-9 p.m., Fri-Sat 11:30-10 p.m., Sun 11:30-9 p.m.)
Beers: Darlings Doppelbock, Solstice Pale Ale, Amber, Belgian Golden, Oatmeal Stout, Irish Red, Czech Pilsner, Longhair London Porter, Cider, DjinnJar Kombucha. The Darlings Doppelbock is named in honor of the Desert Darlings, and it is quite the tasty little malt bomb. The most recent additions are Irish Red, Czech Pilsner, and Longhair London Porter.
Live Music: Saturday—Rocky Navajo and Show Nuff, 7 p.m.
Weekly Events: Sunday—Blues Jam, 3-5 p.m.; The Desert Darlings, 6-8 p.m.
Kilt Check Brewing (formerly Drafty Kilt) — (505) 881-0234
(Sun 11 a.m–10 p.m., Mon closed, Tues–Thu 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–midnight)
Beers: Groundskeeper Willie Cream Ale, Wee Beastie Scottish Ale, Campbell Toe IPA, McRojo or No?, Black Sunshine Robust Porter. The Black Sunshine is the most recent addition, and quite the tasty brew.
Live Music: Friday—Marty York, 7 p.m.
Other Events: Saturday—Super Smash Brews Tournament, 5 p.m.
Weekly Events: Today (Wednesday)—X-ile Open Mic, 7 p.m.; Thursday—Jam Night, 7 p.m.; Sunday—Tobyriffic Karaoke Show, 3 p.m.; Tuesday—Geeks Who Drink, 7 p.m.
La Cumbre Brewing — (505) 872-0225 (brewery); (505) 916-0787 (Westside taproom)
(Both locations open every day at noon)
Beers: An Extra Slice of Hefen, Helles Lager, The Majestic Stag Scotch Ale, Tres Padres Belgian Tripel, Acclimated APA, El Jugo IPA, Chew & Swallow Oatmeal Stout, Hell Froze Over Brown Ale. You can still get cans of El Jugo, Acclimated, and Spring Project Dank. Recent additions on tap include Chew & Swallow and Hell Froze Over. Father Nelson returns in bottles and on tap this Friday.
Lava Rock Brewing — (505) 836-1022
(Mon-Thurs 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-midnight, Sun noon-10 p.m.)
Beers: Contact the brewery for this week’s offerings. A full-sized brewhouse is now up and running.
Lizard Tail Brewing — (505) 717-1301
(Mon–Weds noon-9 p.m., Thurs–Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-7 p.m.)
Beers: Contact the brewery for an updated list.
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: Cerveza, Stout Americano, Abbey Brett, Cashmere SMASH, Desert Fog, Mojito Gose, Cholo Stout, Mountain Fog, Double White Triple Berry, Tea Gary IPA (Downtown only), Quadrupel (Downtown only), Double IPA (Heights only), Chocolate Love (Heights and Westside only), T. Gary Stout (Heights and Westside only), Imperial Red (Heights and Westside only), From the Wood Saison (Heights and Westside only), Passionate Gose (Heights and Westside only), Pink Phunk (Westside only), Gracias Greg (Westside only), Sympathy for the Pork Chop (Westside only). There are so, so many beers between the three locations. Don’t feel bad if you can’t get to them all. The most recent additions are Cerveza, Mountain Fog, and Tea Gary IPA. Other recent additions are Mojito Gose, Gracias Greg, a special collaboration light lager, and Cashmere SMASH. You can also purchase cans of Imperial Red, Desert Fog, and Stout Americano in addition to enjoying some of them on tap, plus cans of Cerveza go on sale at the anniversary party on Saturday.
Live Music (Downtown): Today (Wednesday)—Merican Slang, 6-9 p.m.; Thursday—Le Chat Lunatique, 7-11 p.m.; Friday—Innastate, 8-11 p.m.; Saturday—11th Anniversary Party: Isaac Aragon and the Healing, noon-1 p.m., Lonn Calanca Band, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Citizens of Tape City, 3-4 p.m., Mondo Vibrations, 4:30-6 p.m., Mariach Nuevo Sonido, 6-6:30 p.m., Aaron Kamm and The One Drops, 6:30-8 p.m., The Main Squeeze, 8:30-10:30 p.m.; Sunday—DJ XIA, 3-6 p.m.
Live Music (Heights): Today (Wednesday)—Zink and The Oxides, 6-9 p.m.; Thursday—Robin Davis Duo, 7-10 p.m.; Friday—El Brujo Trio, 7-10 p.m.
Live Music (Westside): Today (Wednesday)—Stan Kee and Step In, 6-9 p.m.; Thursday—DJ Ryan Demond, 8-10 p.m.; Friday—Kyle Martin Duo, 8-11 p.m.
Other Events (Heights): Today (Wednesday)—Brews & Bites Challenge, 6-8 p.m.
Weekly Events (Downtown): Saturday—Brewery tours, 2 p.m.
Nexus Brewery — (505) 242-4100 (brewery), (505) 226-1055 (Silver Taproom), (505) 445-1545 (Blue Smokehouse)
(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: Hot Chocolate Milk Stout, Bird of Prey IPA, Tropical Tart, Irish Red. Bird of Prey is back by popular demand.
News: Rejoice, for Nexus Blue Smokehouse is now open! Located at 1511 Broadway SE, get your BBQ fix with your classic Nexus beers.
Palmer Brewery and Cider House — (505) 508-0508
(Tues–Sat 3–9 p.m.)
Beers: MWA (Malt With Attitude), Guero (Belgian Wit), Pool Session Pale Ale, Cockness Monster (Scotch Ale), Switch Stance Stout. It has been a while since we received an update, so make sure to call for a current tap list.
Ponderosa Brewing Co. — (505) 639-5941
(Brewery: Sun 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Mon–Sat 11 a.m.–11 p.m.; El Vado Taproom: Daily 1-8 p.m.)
Beers: Schwarzbier, Red Velvet Ale, Belgian Golden Strong, Coco Puffs Baltic Porter, ESB. The Coco Puffs Baltic Porter is a new collaboration with the good folks from the General Mills plant in town. A Doppelbock is nearly ready to join the lineup.
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: Xylophone Rock, Strawberry Fiona La Blonde, What’s the Wi-Fi Password?, Come to the Dort Side, Prague-ress, Never Cry Wolf-Dragon, Kill or be Kilt Scotch Ale, We’re Gonna Miss the Helles Outta Ya Charlie P. That last beer, a bit of a mouthful, is a tribute to Charlie Papazian, and yes it is a helles lager. The Xylophone is an American-style pilsner. More recent additions include Kill or be Kilt, Never Cry Wolf-Dragon, a hazy IPA, Prague-ress, Strawberry Fiona, a Belgian-style blonde ale, Come to the Dort Side, and What’s the Wi-Fi Password?, a Strata IPA.
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: Raining Blood (brewery only), Picture Rock Porter (Clovis only), Blueberry Pie Berliner, Riley’s Switch (Clovis taproom only), Lemongrass Pilsner, Mail Order Russian Imperial Stout, Lemonade Stand, Rickety Cricket (brewery and Clovis only). The most recent addition is Rickety Cricket, a green tea raspberry hefeweizen, which will be on tap downtown as well next week. Before that came Lemonade Stand, a raspberry lemon sour. There may still be bottles left of the oak-aged Mail Order, plus the regular version is on tap. The supply of Raining Blood, a collaboration double red ale made with the Crew, and Picture Rock, a collaboration with Beer Creek Brewing, are down to the final kegs.
Live Music (Brewery): Saturday—Spring Singer/Songwriter Festival, 6 p.m.
Other Events (Downtown Taproom): Monday—Halfway Decent Karaoke, 7 p.m.
Weekly Events (Brewery): Saturday—Brewery Tours, 1 p.m.; Sunday—The Draft Sessions, 5-7 p.m.
Weekly Events (Downtown Taproom): Saturday—Smash League, 1:30 p.m.; Sunday—Dungeons & Dragons, 4-9 p.m.
Rio Bravo Brewing Company — (505) 900-3909
(Mon noon–10 p.m., Tues–Thu noon–11 p.m., Fri–Sat noon–1 a.m., Sun 11 a.m.–10 p.m.)
Beers: (House) ESB Amber, Dirty Rotten Bastard IPA, Snakebite IPA, Roadkill Red Ale, La Luz Lager, NM Piñon Coffee Porter, Hella’ Fine Pils, El Lobo Rojo, Imperial Kolsch, Lemongrass Wit; (Seasonals) Barley Wine, Blueberry Mint Gose, Marzen, Grab ‘Em By the Putin (Russian Imperial Stout), Blurred Lines (New England-style IPA), Firestone, Velvet Udders, Basket Case IPA, Cherry on Brett, Dunk a’ Chito (Imperial Dunkelweizen), Freak Juice, Beer Against Humanity, Copper Ale, Squirrel Nuts, Apricot Hefe, Send it Pilsner. We have the new breakdown of year-round and rotating tap handles at Rio Bravo. El Lobo Rojo, a cherry wheat brewed for the University of New Mexico athletic program, is available on tap and in six-pack cans. Dunk-a-Chito was inspired by biscochitos, so indulge in this big dessert beer. The most recent additions were Apricot Hefe, Send it Pilsner, Squirrel Nuts (peanut butter hazelnut brown), Copper Ale, Freak Juice, another New England-style IPA, and Beer Against Humanity, a new West Coast IPA.
Events: Saturday—4/20 Festival, 3-10 p.m.
Sidetrack Brewing — (505) 832-7183
(Mon–Thurs 3–11 p.m., Fri 3 p.m.–midnight, Sat noon–midnight, Sun noon–10 p.m.)
Beers: Sideways IPA, Dark Engine Stout, Ringwood English Ale, Pub Ale, Cherry Apricot Tart, Wheat’s Up, Railhead Red, Buzz Bomb, All Aboard Pale Ale, Bossy Hazy Guava IPA. The most recent additions are Sideways IPA, Railhead, Buzz Bomb, All Aboard, and Bossy, the Pink Boots Society collaboration beer.
Cask: Sideways and Railhead are in the beer engines.
Starr Brothers Brewing — (505) 492-2752
(Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day)
Beers: Starrstruck IPA, L.A. Woman (Blonde), Red Zepplin, Lampshade Porter, Foggy Monocle, 505 Reds Liverpool Ale, StarrLite (Kolsch), There Gose Them Boyzz, Green Manalisihi, Altnonymous. The most recent additions are Altnonymous, an altbier, and the Green Manalishi, a Mosaic pale ale. The 505 Reds was made in honor of the local Liverpool FC supporters group.
News: Congratulations to Starr Brothers on becoming the first two-time winner of the Brew Crew’s annual Stout Challenge. Foggy Monocle, the 2017 champion, won again by the narrowest of margins, with 80 points (out of a possible 100) to the 77.5 for Marble’s Oatmeal Stout and the 76.5 for 2018 champion Dark ‘n Lusty from Canteen.
Steel Bender Brewyard — (505) 433-3537
(Sun–Thurs 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–11 p.m.)
Beers: (house) Skull Bucket IPA, Red Iron Red, Sparkfitter Amber, Lloyd’s 3 O’Clock Kolsch, Blue Bullet Stout, Compa Los Ranchos Lager, Raspberry Dynamite, Steel Bender Cider, The Village Wit; (seasonals/specialties) Daydream Belizer, Los Ranchos Cider (also bottles), Smith Hopper Extra Pale Ale with Cascade, Schnitz N Giggle, The Goose is Loose, Out to Pasture; (barrel-aged bottles) Ned’s Sour Pail, Ned’s Sour Pail with boysenberry; (bottle-conditioned bottles) Cinderella Story, The Whole Shoe, CE-1 Cider. The most recent additions were the Schnitz N Giggle, a Dortmunder lager, plus Daydream Belizer, a Belgian ale with coffee and chocolate, and the Los Ranchos Cider. Then along came Out to Pasture and The Goose is Loose, which sneaked back onto the menu last week. Look for Pucker Up, Buttercup, a black currant sour, to be on tap this Saturday.
Live Music: Tuesday—Lenin & McCarthy (final performance), 6 p.m.
The 377 Brewery — (505) 934-0795
(Open noon-11 p.m. most days)
Beers: The 377 IPA, Red Horse Lager, El CuCuy DIPA, Guerita Lager, Peach Wheat, Sgt. Schultz Kolsch, Pomegranate Sour, Schwarzbier, Belgian Quad, Dark Saison, Flanders Red, Best Bitter, Red Ale, Barley Wine, Green Chile Lager, Ginger Beer, New Mexico Chile Lager, Oktoberfest, Porter, Prickly Pear Porter, Schwartzbier, Whiskey Strawberry Sour, BBA Pumpkin Porter, Sour Kolsch with peaches, Scottish Wee Heavy. The Schwartzbier, a bronze medal winner at the Great British Beer Festival, is back on tap for a limited time. The most recent additions are the Wee Heavy, Whiskey Strawberry Sour, BBA Pumpkin Porter, and Sour Kolsch with peaches.
Toltec Brewing — (505) 890-1455
(Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-midnight, Sunday noon-10 p.m.)
Beers: (House) Agave Wheat, Pale Ale, IPA, Stout, Altbier, Rye Lager; (Seasonals) Red Devils Helles, Gracias Greg, The Salty Orchard, Vamanos. The most recent additions are The Salty Orchard, a gose made with peach and pear, and Vamanos, a coffee brown ale. The Red Devils was made for the Manchester United fans who take over the taproom every game day. The Gracias Greg was a collaboration lager brewed for the upcoming Craft Brewers Conference in Denver this week, and as a fundraiser for the New Mexico Brewers Guild.
Tractor Brewing Company — (505) 433-5654 (Nob Hill), (505) 243-6752 (Wells Park), (505) 243-6752 (Four Hills)
(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; Four Hills: Sun–Thurs 11 a.m.–midnight, Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–2 a.m.; Westside: Sun-Thurs noon-11 p.m., Fri-Sat noon-midnight)
Beers: Acreage IPA, Cowgirl Coffee Stout, Apple Ale, Berry Cider, Javi Lager, Pilsner #15, Cowboy Coffee Stout, Luna de los Muertos, Nichols Winesap Cider, Scotcholate, Caramel Cider, Pecan Ale, Field Beer, Wavey Hour Ale, Waning Wheat, Foggy Mountain Breakdown Hazy IPA, Chocolate Milk Stout (on nitro at Wells Park and Westside), Veruca Salt Gose (Wells Park, Nob Hill, Westside only), Blood Orange Cider (Nob Hill, Four Hills, Westside only), Turkey Drool (Nob Hill and Four Hills only), Cuveé Brett Un (Four Hills and Westside only). The most recent additions include Acreage IPA, Cowgirl Coffee, Waning Wheat, Foggy Mountain Breakdown, Wavey Hour, Pecan Ale, Scotcholate, Caramel Cider, Cowboy Coffee, Apple Ale, and Luna de los Muertos, an imperial stout available in 22-ounce bombers. The Nichols Winesap Cider is the first in Tractor’s new seasonal Orchard Series, with 100 percent of the apples used all grown here in New Mexico. Field Beer is one crazy recipe with squash, beans, and corn, made on behalf of Three Sisters Kitchen for the Beer for a Better Burque (BBB) program.
Live Music (Wells Park): Today (Wednesday)—Paul Hunton, 5 p.m.; Friday—Jaron Yancey, 5 p.m.; Saturday—Punk is Dead with Adam Hooks & His Hangups, 8 p.m.
Live Music (Nob Hill): Friday—David Garcia, 5 p.m.; Saturday—Nathan Fox, 5 p.m.
Live Music (Westside): Friday—DJ Wae Fonkey, 5:30 p.m.; Saturday—Eryn Bent, 7 p.m.
Other Events (Wells Park): Thursday—Poetry & Beer, 7:30 p.m.; Friday—Hops & Dreams: Game of Thrones Edition, 8 p.m.
Weekly Events (Wells Park): Monday—Breaking Bad Retro Watch Party, 7 p.m.; Tuesday—Kamikaze Karaoke, 7 p.m.
Weekly Events (Nob Hill): Today (Wednesday)—Writing Wednesdays, 5 p.m.; Monday—Tractor Tune Up, 7:30 p.m.
Weekly Events (Four Hills): Today (Wednesday)—Geeks Who Drink, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Game Night, 5 p.m.
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: Count Hellesarius, Snakedriver Dry Irish Stout, Table Manners, DoppelEquis Steinundator, Gracias Greg, The Rauchette. The most recent additions are The Rauchette, a smoked marzen, Table Manners, a session Brut IPA, and DoppelEquis Steinundator, both brewed for the recent 20th anniversary party. The Hellesarius is nearly out. Yum Yum Breeze will join the lineup sooner than later, along with a new Canteen collaboration called Kolschllaboration.
Santa Fe breweries
Blue Corn Brewery — (505) 438-1800
(Open daily 11 a.m.–10 p.m.)
Beers: Round Midnight Imperial Stout, Scotch Ale, Cutthroat Rye Pale Ale. The most recent additions are Cutthroat and Scotch Ale. Before those came the monstrous, and delicious, Round Midnight.
Chili Line Brewing — (505) 500-7903
(Mon–Sat 4–11 p.m., Sun 11:30 a.m.–11 p.m.)
Beers: Llorona (Blue Corn Lager), Pinche Guey (Malty) IPA, La Bamba (Dark Smoked Lager), Hugo’s Hef, Tio Coco (Milk Stout), Cherry Poppin (Smoked Sour), Que Picante (Dark Red Chile Lager), Fuego (Juniper and Honey Ale), Brumoso (Hazy) IPA. We got a big update from Chili Line with a slew of new beers available, including Hugo’s Hef, Tio Coco, Cherry Poppin, Que Picante, Fuego, and Brumoso.
Live Music: Every night at 7 p.m.
HoneyMoon Brewery — (505) 303-3139
(Tues-Thurs 1-8 p.m., Fri-Sat 1 p.m.-10 p.m., Sun-Mon closed)
Beers: Camellia Blanco, Camellia Flor, Cereza Negra, Pearsephone. Welcome to the listings, HoneyMoon! This new kombuchery at 907 W. Alameda in Santa Fe is now open. The first two hard kombucha on tap were the Blanco, made with jasmine green tea pearls, ginger, and lemon, and the Flor, which takes all of those ingredients and adds some hibiscus. More recent additions include Cereza Negra, a tart cherry kombucha, and Pearsephone, with pear elderflower.
Rowley Farmhouse Ales — (505) 428-0719
(Open all week from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
Beers: Agent Scully – Season Two, Episode Seven (IPA), Germophile (Berliner Weisse), Saison du Sarlacc, Chantal (Imperial French Saison), Petit Blanche – Galaxy, Petit Blanche – Apricot, Steindock’d (Barleywine), Colkegan Barrel-Aged Steindock’d, Oyster Stoutish, Biere de Mars. The Agent Scully is a series of IPAs which will vary by hop combinations. We have now moved on to Season Two, where hopefully she isn’t abducted by aliens for a while, leaving RFA adrift with just the saisons to carry the show. The most recent additions are Petit Blanche – Apricot, Oyster Stoutish, and Biere de Mars. The Chantal is a French saison brewed in memory of a friend lost to cancer, with a portion of the proceeds going to the New Mexico Cancer Society. RFA has bottles of a new collaboration beer called Terrapin Transit, a strawberry and lime Berliner Weisse.
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: Contact the brewery and/or the ABQ taproom for an updated beer list. We know Sunsetter is back for a limited time, so get it on tap or in six-pack cans. Another six-pack, Social Hour, is now available, and has replaced State Pen Porter as a year-round beer.
Second Street Brewery — (505) 989-3278 (Railyard), (505) 982-3030 (original location), (505) 954-1068 (Rufina)
(Original and Railyard: Mon–Thurs 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–midnight, Sunday noon-10 p.m.; Rufina: Mon–Sat 11 a.m.–midnight, Sun noon–midnight)
Beers: Kolsch, IPA, Cream Stout, 2920 IPA, International Style Steam, Imperial Stout, Salvation Stout, Boneshaker, Bonebreaker ESB, Rufina Amber, Dragon’s Blood, Black Canyon Porter, RBB. The benefits of having two brewhouses are now apparent as Second Street is loaded with more beers than ever. You can buy Dragon’s Blood, a blood orange sour, in cans in addition to enjoying it on tap. Other recent additions include Salvation Stout and Bonebreaker ESB.
Live Music (Original): Friday—Half Broke Horses, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Pint & a Half, 7 p.m.
Live Music (Rufina): Monday—The Underhill Family Orchestra, Ten Ten Division, Gleü, 8-11 p.m.
Weekly Events (Railyard): Today (Wednesday)—Geeks Who Drink, 8 p.m.
Tumbleroot Brewery and Distillery — (505) 303-3808
(Bisbee Tasting Room: Daily 4-8 p.m.; Agua Fria Taproom: Sunday-Wednesday noon-10 p.m., Thursday-Saturday noon-midnight)
Beers: Farmhouse Ale, Sunset Pale Ale, New School IPA, Honey Hibiscus Wheat, American Brown Ale, Dortmunder Lager, Honey Double IPA, TBR (Light Lager), Maibock, Irish Stout (on nitro), Sour Red Ale (in bottles), Sour Red Ale with cherries (in bottles), Barrel-Aged Wheat Wine (in bottles), Sour Golden Ale (in bottles), Dry Hopped Sour Golden Ale (in bottles), Sour Brown Ale (in bottles). Stop by the tasting room at 32 Bisbee Court or go all-in at the taproom and music venue at 2791 Agua Fria Street. Recent additions include Maibock, Honey Double IPA, Dortmunder, TBR, and Irish Stout, plus there are new bottles of Sour Brown Ale.
Live Music: Thursday—UADA, Wormwitch, Cloak, Dysphotic, Heretical Sect, 6:30 p.m.; Friday—Detroit Lightning, 8 p.m.; Saturday—Cloacas, 8 p.m.
Weekly Events: Today (Wednesday)—Open Mic Night with Jason Reed, 6:30 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, Irish Export Stout (on nitro), Tart Cherry Bomb, Amber Waves of Grain, American Wheat, CojonHaze IPA, Magdalena. We are now getting regular updates again from Los Alamos, where the tasty beers are flowing. Hoppenheimer is always on tap, while the rest tend to rotate. The most recent additions are CojonHaze IPA and Magdalena, a pre-Prohibition New Mexico recipe. A guest tap of Sandia Cider is also available.
Picacho Peak Brewing — (575) 680-6394
(Mon–Thurs 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Sun closed)
Beers: We lost our contact at the Las Cruces brewery a while back, so please call the number above for an updated listing.
Red River Brewing — (575) 754-4422
(Mon–Fri 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat–Sun 11 a.m.-11 p.m.)
Beers: Lazy Bear Blonde, Greenie Peak Wheat, Ed Iver Pale Ale, Cat Skinner IPA, Copper Chair Amber, Midnight Meadows Oatmeal Stout, Back Forty Farmhouse Ale, Raspberry Campfire Cream Ale, Amarillo SMASH, Scottish Ale, Bad Medicine Honey DIPA. I recently got the opportunity to give a talk on New Mexico beer history at Red River. The brewery is a lovely space with great food and a friendly staff. The regular Bad Medicine is back on tap after the barrel-aged version finally ran dry. Scottish Ale replaced the Red Deception (Porter). They added 125 pounds of raspberries to the Campfire Cream Ale to make a unique new beer.
Sierra Blanca Brewing — (505) 832-2337
(Mon–Thurs 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Fri –Sat 11 a.m.–9 p.m.)
Beers: Cherry Wheat, Peanut Butter Porter, Toasted Coconut Porter, Imperial Stout, Whiskey Stout. The Whiskey Stout is back on tap and in bottles, which is always a wonderful winter treat.
Live Music: Friday—Stanlie Kee, 6-9 p.m.
Truth or Consequences Brewing — (575) 297-0289
(Mon–Weds 3-9:30 p.m., Thurs noon-10 p.m., Fri–Sat noon-11 p.m., Sun noon-9:30 p.m.)
Beers: Airstream Ultra, Cosmic Blonde, Irish Red, Buckhorn IPA, Palomas Porter, Dark Skies Oatmeal Stout, Good Juju Brown Ale, Fireside Tripel, Small Town Lite. Welcome to the listings, T or C! They have a hearty lineup of varied beers, ranging in ABV from Small Town (2%) to the hefty Fireside (12.4%). This Thursday, Deep Space Dankety-Dank hops into the lineup.
Live Music: Friday—Pint & a Half, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Innastate, 7 p.m.
Other Events: Saturday—420 Celebration, noon
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