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, one in Silver City, and one in Truth or Consequences also joining the party.
This Sunday is Father’s Day, just in case you had not checked the calendar in a while, and thankfully there will be some pretty good brew-and-food options if you have a dad like mine who loves beer. Luke has a preview of the Crab and Pilsner Festival at Second Street Rufina, which runs all day Saturday and Sunday. We would just recommend you go early Sunday, in case they run out of crab (this inland state loves its shellfish). Down in Silver City, Little Toad Creek has a Blues Brunch at 1 p.m. with live music from Joe Neri and Blues Dawg. Canteen has Beer and a Brat at both locations starting at noon. Get a pint of Laid Back Lager and a bratwurst for $8. Quarter Celtic is grilling up ribs on the patio, with special pours of Dark Pedro and barrel-aged MacLomas Stout starting at noon, plus live music from Canyon Standard time from 3 to 5 p.m. If there are any other Father’s Day-centric events that we have missed, please let us know!
On the new beer front this week, there are a few options to check out. Bosque has a new saison, Ocha. Canteen has its anniversary beer, Citranova, on tap and in cans Saturday. Ex Novo looks at some Aperture Pale, plus it also has its collaboration with Steel Bender, Saison de Luxe, available in bottles. La Cumbre releases its collaboration IPA with Colorado’s Cannonball Creek Brewing, Woodland Paradise, on tap and in cans on Friday. Marble was able to Czech in with Pilsner Burquell. Ponderosa has a fresh batch of Oatmeal Stout. Red Door rolls out a slew of new seasonals, with Cascade SMASH and Lemonade Stand up first, followed by Picture Rock Porter, a collaboration with Beer Creek, on Friday, and Nitro Double Vanilla Cream on Sunday. Tractor hits the mark with Sorachi Ace IPA.
Up in Santa Fe, Second Street brewed up an Imperial Pilsner for its festival. Over in Los Alamos, Bathtub Row stacks up some Brick City IPA.
Continue reading for all the news that is fit to blog for the week of June 10.
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.
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.
News: The new Blue Grasshopper taproom at Summer and Second Street is now open.
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, Prickly Pear Sour. The Zeus Juice, a white IPA, makes its triumphant return. The Prickly Pear Sour is the most recent addition.
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), Dunkelweizen, Spring Lager, Demolition Lager, Picatinny Porter, Rye Saison, Condition Red Ale, K98 Kolsch, Counter Charge Coffee Stout, Operation Single Hop (Citra), American Amber Ale, S.A.F. Mango Sour, Common. The most recent additions are the Common, S.A.F. Mango Sour, American Amber, Counter Charge Coffee Stout, and Operation Single Hop (Citra). This is the sixth version of Hazy Chain DIPA.
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, Spacelion IPA, Rebble Pebble, Sabro Pale Ale, Sour Songs, Pints for Polly, Summer in Hallertau, Ocha, Bosque Style IPA. The most recent additions are Ocha (Saison), Sour Songs, Sabro PA, and Pints for Polly, a blackberry merlot blonde that supports Polly’s Run, a cancer research charity. Summer in Hallertau is available on tap and in cans. Before those came Old Man Jameson, Spacelion IPA, which is also available in cans, and Rebble Pebble, which was made with Cocoa Pebbles cereal.
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, Saison Buzz, Cake Bandit, Rad Vista Pilsner, Gold Bandana Bohemian Pilsner, Guest of Honor, Dusty Crown Hazy IPA; (bottles only) Coyote Cool, Cosmic Arrow. The bottled beers are Coyote Cool (Red Saison) and Cosmic Arrow (Brett Saison). The most recent additions were Rad Vista with Styrian Dragon hops, Dusty Crown and Guest of Honor, a Belgian-style pale ale with brett, which is available on tap and in bombers. Before those came Gold Bandana Bohemian Pilsner and Cake Bandit, an imperial German chocolate cake stout.
Boxing Bear Brewing Company — (505) 897-2327
(Brewery: Sun-Thurs noon-10 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; West Downtown Taproom: Sun-Thurs noon-10 p.m., Fri-Sat noon-midnight)
Beers: Brut German Pilsner, MavBear Brett Hazy IPA, Barrel-Aged Chocolate Milk Stout (taproom only), Mountain Pale Ale, Blood Orange Pale Ale, DDH Simcoe Albu-Murky Hazy IPA. First, take note that Black and Blue Tart is now a year-round beer, and is available now in cans. The most recent addition is the Double Dry-Hopped Simcoe Albu-Murky Hazy IPA. Before that came the Mountain and Blood Orange Pale Ales.
Weekly Events (Brewery): Today (Wednesday)—Geeks Who Drink, 8-10 p.m.
Broken Trail Brewery & Distillery — (505) 221-6281
(Uptown Tasting Room: Mon-Thu noon-10 p.m., Fri noon-midnight, Sat 10 a.m.-midnight, Sun 11 a.m.-9 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: Exodus IPA, Social Capital, Abbey Ale, WIPL Wouser, Get Witte It, Irish Red, Laid Back Lager, Brewtus the Younger. Recent additions include old favorites Irish Red and Laid Back and the new Brewtus. Before those came Get Witte It, Abbey Ale, and WIPL Wouser, a wheat India pale lager. This batch of Social Capital was made in the style of a key-lime pie. Cabana Lager is still available in six-pack cans to go. This Saturday, the anniversary beer Citranova will be available on tap and in cans.
Live Music (Brewery): Thursday—Kyle Martin Trio, 6-9 p.m.; Saturday—25th Anniversary Party with Felix Y Los Gatos, 4 p.m., Chris Dracup and the Funk of the West, 5:30 p.m., CrazyFool, 7 p.m., and Dusty Low, 8:30 p.m.; Sunday—Higher Ground, 4-7 p.m.
Weekly Events (Brewery): Today (Wednesday)—Brain Gang Trivia, 6 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, Critical Mass Radler. Cantero brews on a main system for its house beers and a smaller pilot system for its seasonals, so many of those beers will go fast. The most recent additions are Critical Mass Radler and Brut IPA.
Live Music: Friday—Keith Sanchez, 6 p.m.; Saturday—Melissa Rios & Kyle Martin, 6 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-Thurs 4-11 p.m., Fri 2 p.m.-midnight, Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-8 p.m.)
Beers: Belgian Citrus IPA, Sour Raspberry, 505 Lager, Munich Dunkel, Belgian Dark Strong with cherries, Dry Irish Stout, Rising Sun Hazy IPA, Sex Pistol Ordinary Bitter, Blacker the Berry the Sweeter the Juice. The most recent additions are the Blacker, a new sour, preceded by Rising Sun and Sex Pistol.
Live Music: Friday—DogBrain, 8 p.m.; Saturday—MIXXD music festival, 4 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.
Ex Novo Brewing — (505) 508-0547
(Sun–Thurs 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.-11 p.m.)
Beers: The Most Interesting Lager in the World, 30 MPH (Pale Ale), Mass Ascension IPA, Not too Brite (Hazy IPA), Cactus Wins the Lottery, Cadillac Dreams Hazy IPA, All the Czech Puns are Dead, Where the Mild Things Are, Perle Haggard Pilsner, Aperture Pale Ale, Saison de Luxe (bottles). Welcome to the listings, Ex Novo! Now open at 4895 Corrales Road, the production brewery is already rolling out cans into the marketplace, including the hoppy flagship Mass Ascension. On the seasonal/specialty front, Aperture Pale Ale, Where the Mild Things Are, and All the Czech Puns are Dead are the most recent additions.
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, Scarlet Wit. 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. Look for Love Bless American Citrus IPA this Saturday.
Live Music: Sunday—Con Sal y Limon, 3 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: Oatmeal Stout, German Pilsner, Longhair London Porter, Helles Lager, Maibock, Amber, Blonde, Puddle Stomper IPA, Cider, DjinnJar Kombucha. The most recent additions are Amber, Blonde, German Pilsner, and Maibock, plus Helles Lager and Puddle Stomper are back after a short absence.
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, Outlamber Amber Ale. The Outlamber is the most recent addition, preceded by the tasty Black Sunshine.
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: Acclimated APA, El Jugo IPA, Strawberry Gose, Gimme the Brut IPA, Regional Fetish IPA, Nelson Brut IPA, Mind Phoq, Extra Slice of Hefen, Maibock. You can still get cans of Strawberry Gose, El Jugo, Acclimated, and Summer Project Dank. Recent additions on tap include Maibock, Nelson Brut, Mind Phoq, and Extra Slice. Look for Woodland Paradise, a collaboration IPA made with Colorado’s Cannonball Creek Brewing, on tap and in cans 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, Desert Fog, Cholo Stout, Vienna Exxxtra, Double White Triple Berry, Kentucky Juleps, Uptown and Brown Lager, White Out, Alpha Acid Trip, Passionate Gose, Basic Brunch, Pilsner Burquell, Double IPA (Downtown only), From the Wood Saison (Heights only), Rye Ginger Lager (Heights and Westside only), Brut Savant (Heights and Westside only), Theodorable (Heights and Westside only), Amber Lager (Heights and Westside only), Rita (Heights and Westside only), Abbey Brett (Heights and Westside only), Pink Phunk (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 Pilsner Burquell, Alpha Acid Trip, a triple IPA, and Basic Brunch, a Mimosa-style beer. Before those came White Out, available on tap and in cans, plus Uptown and Brown Lager, and Theodorable, a beer made with honey, apricot, and coconut. Cans of Double White Triple Berry are being released today (Wednesday) at all three locations.
Live Music (Downtown): Today (Wednesday)—Fair Trade Fusion, 6-9 p.m.; Thursday—The Noms with Citizens of Tape City, 7-11 p.m.; Friday—Hicks and Fowler, 8-11 p.m.; Saturday—Pink Freud, 8-11 p.m.; Sunday—Pigment, 3-6 p.m.
Live Music (Heights): Friday—Rue Badly, 7-10 p.m.; Saturday—Stan Kee and Step-In, 7-10 p.m.; Sunday—Songwriter Sunday with Adam Hooks, Danny The Harp, RJ Perez, 3-7 p.m.
Live Music (Westside): Thursday—DJ Wae Fonkey, 8-10 p.m.; Friday—The Bus Tapes, 8-11 p.m.; Saturday—Todd Tijerina, 8-11 p.m.
Other Events (Downtown): Saturday—Bikes Then Beers Show & Tell, 3-9 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: Tropical Tart, Coffee & Cream, Beam Me Up Scotty, 8 of 9 Blood Orange American Wheat, Irish Red (Silver Taproom only), G-Bird Grapefruit IPA (Silver Taproom only). The most recent additions are Beam Me Up Scotty and 8 of 9, both brewed for the recent anniversary party.
Palmer Brewery and Cider House — (505) 508-0508
(Tues–Sat 3–9 p.m.)
Beers: MWA (Malt With Attitude), Pool Session Pale Ale, Cockness Monster (Scotch Ale), Switch Stance Stout, Low Card Lager, Landed Up (Belgian Wit), Skater-Aid Pilsner, Coffee Pale Ale, Mocha Hipster Bomb. It had been a while since we received an update, but then they went and put the tap list on Instagram. That works! Newer beers (to us) include Landed Up, Skater-Aid, and Low Card. Mocha Hipster Bomb is an award-winning collaboration with Quarter Celtic. There is a bourbon barrel-aged Cockness Monster on tap for a limited time.
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, Doppelbock, Blood Orange Double Wit, Idaho 7 Pale Ale. The most recent additions are Oatmeal Stout, Idaho 7, a single-hop pale ale, and Blood Orange Double Wit. Beers on deck include New Mexico Lime Lager and Golden Graham Amber Lager.
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: Triquerta Trippel, Come to the Dort Side, We’re Gonna Miss the Helles Outta Ya Charlie P, Rosemarie, Marzen, Coaxium IPA, Mangose. That one beer, a bit of a mouthful, is a tribute to Charlie Papazian, and yes it is a helles lager. The most recent additions are Mangose, Coaxium IPA, Marzen, and Rosemarie, a rosé ale with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and hibiscus.
Events: Sunday—Father’s Day BBQ, all day
Red Door Brewing — (505) 633-6675 (brewery), (505) 990-3029 (downtown taproom), (575) 268-3511 (Clovis 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.; Clovis taproom hours: Sun–Thurs 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m. to midnight)
Beers: Hopical Storm, Cascade SMASH, Lemonade Stand, Lemongrass Pilsner (Downtown and Clovis only), Mail Order Russian Imperial Stout (bottles only). The most recent additions are Cascade SMASH and Lemonade Stand, plus Picture Rock Porter, a collaboration with Beer Creek Brewing, returns Friday. Also, look for Nitro Double Vanilla Cream on Sunday.
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 are 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. Cans of Freak Juice are now available.
Live Music: Friday—Zoltan & the Fortune Tellers, 7 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: Switchgear IPA, Cherry Apricot Tart, Pale Ale, Buzz Bomb, Lemon Drop Ale, Crystal Cream Ale, Upside Brown Ale, Cit Mo Mo Cit IPA. Switchgear and Lemon Drop have returned to the lineup, while Crystal Cream Ale and Upside Brown make their debuts.
Cask: Lemon Drop is in the beer engine.
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, Starrphire Pilsner, 505 Reds Liverpool Ale, StarrLite (Kolsch), Altnonymous, Bloodshot, Razzcherry Gose, Session Under a Mosaic Sky. The most recent additions are Session Under, a session IPA, Razzcherry Gose, and Bloodshot, a blood orange witbier. The 505 Reds was made in honor of the local Liverpool FC supporters group.
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) Pucker Up Buttercup, The Whole Shoe Belgo IPA, Rosy Nosy, ETTU Brut IPA, Stay Golden Ale; (barrel-aged bottles) Ned’s Sour Pail, Ned’s Sour Pail with boysenberry; (bottle-conditioned bottles) Cinderella Story, The Whole Shoe, Saison de Luxe, CE-1 Cider, Los Ranchos Cider. The most recent additions are Stay Golden Ale, ETTU Brut IPA, and Rosy Nosy, a mixed-fruit Berliner Weisse. Before those came The Whole Shoe and Pucker Up Buttercup, a black currant sour. Bottles of Saison de Luxe, a collaboration with Ex Novo, are available for a limited time. Hummingbird Pils debuts Thursday.
Live Music: Tuesday—The Secret 7, 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, Peach Wheat, Kolsch, Schwarzbier, Belgian Quad, Flanders Red, Ginger Beer, Wee Heavy, Mother Pucker Sour, Milk Stout, Brut IPA, Mantango Pilsner, Hefeweisen, German Pilsner. The Schwarzbier was a bronze medal winner at the Great British Beer Festival last year. There are often limited sours on tap, but those beers change out quickly.
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) Vamanos, Toltec Especial, Goddess Warrior, Cascade Pomelo. The most recent additions are Cascade Pomelo, a single-hop pale ale with grapefruit. Before that came Toltec Especial and Goddess Warrior, an imperial agave wheat.
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, Field Beer, Wavey Hour Ale,Berry Cider, Blood Orange Cider, Veruca Salt Gose, Sorachi Ace IPA, Nitro Milk Stout (Wells Park and Westside only), Stonewall Brut IPA with grapefruit (Wells Park and Nob Hill only), Waning Wheat (Four Hills and Westside only), Nichols Winesap Cider (Westside only). The most recent additions include Stonewall, Veruca Salt Gose, and Sorachi Ace IPA. 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)—5 for 5: Kevin Herig, Sarah Bodkin, Anthony Badell, Micah Thunder, David Bridwell, 8 p.m.; Thursday—Jeremy Pinnell, 8 p.m.; Friday—Gin & Jazz, 5 p.m.; Saturday—Jimmy Deveney & The Silver Foxes, 8 p.m.
Live Music (Nob Hill): Friday—The Whiskey Priest, 5 p.m.; Saturday—Sean Costanza, 5 p.m.
Live Music (Westside): Friday—Stray Dawgs Duo, 6 p.m.; Saturday—Ryan Painter, 6 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: Snakedriver Dry Irish Stout, Table Manners, DoppelEquis Steinundator, The Rauchette, Yum Yum Breeze, Maibock, Wheat Couture Wheatwine. The most recent additions are Maibock and Wheat Couture Wheatwine, a collaboration with Rowley Farmhouse Ales. Those were preceded by Yum Yum Breeze, a blood orange kettle sour, The Rauchette, a smoked marzen, Table Manners, a session Brut IPA, and DoppelEquis Steinundator, both brewed for the recent 20th anniversary party.
Santa Fe breweries
Blue Corn Brewery — (505) 438-1800
(Open daily 11 a.m.–10 p.m.)
Beers: Cutthroat Rye Pale Ale, Scotch Ale, Santa Muerte Collab IPA, Lager than Life. The most recent addition is the tasty Lager than Life, which has a flavor vibe in the vein of Firestone Walker’s Pivo Pils. Before that was Santa Muerte, a collab made with Ghost Town Brewing from Oakland, Calif.
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 Eight (IPA), Germophile (Berliner Weisse), Saison du Sarlacc, Petit Blanche – Galaxy, Steindock’d (Barleywine), Oyster Stoutish, Biere de Mars, Fields of Rye, Arigato Gosemasu, American Hero. 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 American Hero, a pilsner collaboration with Perennial Artisan Ales, and this batch of Agent Scully, preceded by Arigato Gosemasu.
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 and Pepe Loco are back for a limited time, so get them 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, Boneshaker Special Bitter, Black Canyon Porter, RBB, Agua Fria Pilsner, Chin-Gose, Kohatu Pale Ale, ISPL, Brutalism IPA, Cologne Common. The benefits of having two brewhouses are now apparent as Second Street is loaded with more beers than ever. You can still find Dragon’s Blood, a blood orange sour, in cans, along with staples like 2920 IPA, Agua Fria Pilsner, and Boneshaker. Recent additions include Brutalism IPA, Cologne Common, Chin-Gose, Kohatu Pale Ale, and ISPL.
Live Music (Original): Friday—Half Broke Horses, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Ed & Marsh, 7 p.m.
Live Music (Rufina): Saturday—Thunder & Rain with Stephanie Hatfield, 7:30 p.m.
Other Events (Original): Thursday—Cask N Curry, all day
Other Events (Rufina): Saturday-Sunday—Crab and Pilsner, all day
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), Barrel-Aged Wheat Wine (in bottles), Sour Golden Ale (in bottles), Dry Hopped Sour Golden Ale (in bottles), Sour Golden Ale with apricots (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 and Sour Golden Ale with apricots.
Live Music: Friday—The Felice Brothers, 8 p.m.
Weekly Events: Today (Wednesday)—Open Mic Night with Jason Reed, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday—Songwriter Showcase, 4 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, American Wheat, Little Bird Blonde, Patriot Porter, Mexican Lager, Brick City IPA, Cali Common. 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 Cali Common, Mexican Lager, and Sorachi Ace IPA.
Little Toad Creek Brewing and Distilling — (575) 956-6144 (Silver City), (575) 556-9934 (Las Cruces)
(Silver City: Sun-Thurs 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri-Sat 11:30 a.m.-midnight; Las Cruces: Sun-Thurs 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri-Sat 9 a.m.-1 a.m.)
Beers: Smart Blonde, Copper Cream Ale on nitro, E-9 Pale Ale, Hop-A-Long Rye Pale Ale, Grumpy Old Troll IPA, Big Ditch Brown, Pendejo Porter. After LTC asked us to add them to the listings, how could we say no? This is the year-round beer menu, available both at the main taproom in downtown Silver City, and at the taproom in downtown Las Cruces.
Live Music (Silver City): Friday—DJ MJP and Mr. Anderson, 9 p.m.; Saturday—Asa’s Money Band, 8 p.m.; Sunday—Blues Brunch with Joe Neri and Blues Dawg, 1 p.m.
Live Music (Las Cruces): Friday—Deltaphonic, 8 p.m.; Sunday—Marji Messer, 5 p.m.
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, Peach Campfire Cream Ale, Bad Medicine Honey DIPA, Desperado Mexican Lager. I had the opportunity earlier this year 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. Peach is the latest fruit to be added to the Campfire Cream, which will rotate additives all summer. Desperado is the most recent addition, made with a yeast from Mexico City.
Live Music: Friday—Lindsay Lane, 7 p.m.
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—Nothing But Groove, 6 p.m.; Saturday—The Tom Williams Band, 4 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, Paddleboard Pale Ale, Hot Springs Lager, Pomegranate Wheat. Welcome to the listings, T or C! The most recent additions were Paddleboard Pale Ale, Hot Springs Lager, and Pomegranate Wheat.
Events: Thursday—Sing N Sip Open Mic, 7 p.m.; Tuesday—Third Tuesday Trivia, 7 p.m.
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