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.
Thanks to Crew co-founder E-Rock, we have all gotten to know the talented women who make up the Desert Darlings bellydance troupe (he used to provide the music for many of their live shows). The Darlings have become a regular fixture at Kaktus Brewing, and with their monthly Hops & Dreams shows at Tractor Wells Park, connecting them to the brewing community. This Friday they are back at TWP, but with a special performance. The Magic Lamp Edition will feature a special fundraiser for their upcoming super-sized stage production of The Wizard of Oz at the South Broadway Cultural Center on July 12 (go here for tickets). Friday’s show will feature a silent auction and special vendors that starts at 6 p.m., guest performers will take the stage at 7 p.m., and the Darlings will then perform at 8:30 p.m. You can enjoy Tractor’s beers, ciders, and cocktails throughout the performance. Head on down to support some amazing local performers!
Another big event this weekend is the World Food and Music Festival at Marble 111 on Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. My Sweet Basil, Street Food Blvd., and The Witching Flour Bakery will be serving up a wide variety of dishes inspired by recipes from all over the world. The eclectic music lineup will feature Sol De La Noche (2-3 p.m.), Wagogo (3:15-4:45), Jade Masque (5-6:30), and Nosotros (6:45-8). As always, it is free to attend.
On the new beer front this week, there are a few options to check out. Ale Republic rolls out some new brews for summer in Cream Pie, Angry Wheat, Best Coast IPA, and Wheat St. Wheatwine. Bosque bucks the trend with Clearly Impossible Hazy IPA. Boxing Bear rounds up more Murkules Hazy DIPA and Ameri-Kolsch. Canteen did not run out of beer with its anniversary, even adding Strawberry Basil Gose and Maze of Haze Pale Ale. Ex Novo goes dark with Oat of Touch Stout, but finds the light with Coffee Cream Ale. La Cumbre tells us to Lager Softly Kellerbier while also adding a Green Cap Belgian Abbey Single. Marble keeps it varied with Idaho Pale Lager and Mountain Fog (Hazy IPA). Nexus has discovered A Haze Has No Name IPA. Ponderosa brings back its popular New Mexico Lime Lager. Rio Bravo continues its lineup makeover with Goodwill IPA, Thin Mint Stout, Made Wit Love, and Session IPA, plus Summer Day Pale Ale on Friday. Sidetrack rolls out more of its Güera American Blonde Ale. Steel Bender has New Peculiar English-Style Ale available Thursday. Tractor keeps it a little off-beat with Summer Spice Field Beer. Turtle Mountain added Preamble Pils, and brought back SCH Scotch Lager, with $1 from every pint sold of the latter going to help brewmaster Mick Hahn’s brother, who is battling cancer.
Up in Santa Fe, Blue Corn is feeling downright peachy with a Peach Gose. HoneyMoon has locked in three more kombuchas, Lupolo Seca, Piedra, and La Moneda. Rowley Farmhouse ales has tapped more of the barrel-aged Steindock’d Barleywine, while also tapping the Covhefe Collab, created in partnership with Blue Corn. Second Street brings back XX ESB and Railrunner Pale Ale, plus cans of Supernova IPA are available for a limited time. Tumbleroot also aims for summer patio beers with a German Pilsner and Hefeweizen.
Out in Moriarty, Sierra Blanca introduces Tularosa Burro Flats Cider, plus Alien IPA has landed. Down in Truth or Consequences, T or C Brewing brings back Big River India Brown Ale.
Continue reading for all the news that is fit to blog for the week of June 17.
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: Brown Bear Brown, Lone Wolf (American Light Ale), Cream Pie, Angry Wheat, Best Coast IPA, Wheat St. Wheatwine. A new update for the summer, as Cream Pie, Angry Wheat, Best Coast, and Wheat St. all join the lineup.
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, Clearly Impossible Hazy IPA. The most recent additions are Clearly Impossible, 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.
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: MavBear Brett Hazy IPA, Barrel-Aged Chocolate Milk Stout (taproom only), Mountain Pale Ale, Blood Orange Pale Ale, DDH Simcoe Albu-Murky Hazy IPA, Murkules Hazy DIPA, Ameri-Kolsch. First, take note that Black and Blue Tart is now a year-round beer, and is available now in cans. The most recent additions are the Murkules and Ameri-Kolsch, with the latter also going into cans soon. Before those came the Double Dry-Hopped Simcoe Albu-Murky Hazy IPA.
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, Get Witte It, Irish Red, Laid Back Lager, Brewtus the Younger, Citranova, Strawberry Basil Gose, Maze of Haze Pale Ale. Recent additions include the summer anniversary beer, Citranova, which is also available in four-pack cans, plus Strawberry Basil Gose and Maze of Haze. Before those came Irish Red, Laid Back, and Brewtus. 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.
Live Music (Brewery): Thursday—Songwriter Showcase with Justin McLauchlin, Adam Hooks and Melissa Rios, 6-9 p.m.; Sunday—Nathan Fox, 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, Critical Mass Radler, Tamarind Sour. 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, plus Tamarind Sour is back.
Live Music: Friday—Fresh Brewed Acoustic Grooves with Javier Ortega & Sean Etigson, 6 p.m.; Saturday—Stray Dawgs Duo, 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—KSL RNG, 8 p.m.
Other Events: Saturday—Sail Cloth Art Opening with Adobe Disco, noon
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, Oat of Touch Stout, Coffee Cream 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, Oat of Touch and Coffee Cream are the most recent additions. Look for cans of Not too Brite, now for sale.
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.
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.
Live Music: Friday—Spiral Pilots, 6 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, 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—Blues Jam, 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, Extra Slice of Hefen, Maibock, Woodland Paradise IPA, Lager Softly Kellerbier, Green Cap Belgian Abbey Single. You can still get cans of Strawberry Gose, El Jugo, Acclimated, and Summer Project Dank. Recent additions on tap include Lager Softly and Green Cap. Woodland Paradise was made in collaboration with Colorado’s Cannonball Creek Brewing, and is for sale in cans.
La Reforma Brewery — (505) 717-1361
(Sun-Thurs 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-11 p.m.)
Beers: La Ref Lager, Maximillian (Dunkel), Turbia (Hazy IPA), Hi-Wit. Welcome to the listings, La Reforma! Now open at 8900 San Mateo NE in the old Bosque taproom space, this brewery/distillery/taqueria is already making a positive impression. Enjoy any of the four house taps, or grab a Bosque guest tap or a cocktail.
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, Mountain Fog, Idaho Pale Lager, From the Wood Saison (Heights only), Pilsner Burquell (Heights and Westside only), Rye Ginger Lager (Heights and Westside only), Brut Savant (Heights and Westside only), Rita (Heights and Westside only), Abbey Brett (Heights and Westside only), Theodorable (Westside only), Amber Lager (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 Mountain Fog (Hazy IPA) and Idaho Pale Lager. Before those came Pilsner Burquell, Alpha Acid Trip, a triple IPA, and Basic Brunch, a Mimosa-style beer. Cans of Double White Triple Berry are now available.
Live Music (Downtown): Today (Wednesday)—Cali Shaw Band, 6-9 p.m.; Thursday—Jade Masque, 7-10 p.m.; Friday—St. Range, 8-11 p.m.; Saturday—Funk of the West, 8-11 p.m.; Sunday—World Music and Food Festival with Sol De La Noche, 2-3 p.m., Wagogo, 3:15-4:45 p.m., Jade Masque, 5-6:30 p.m., Nosotros, 6:45-8 p.m.
Live Music (Heights): Friday—Still Closed for Repairs, 7-10 p.m.; Saturday—Hub City Sound System, 7-10 p.m.
Live Music (Westside): Thursday—DJ JustinCredible, 8-10 p.m.; Friday—Julian Dossett Quintet, 8-11 p.m.; Saturday—Casey Mraz and Los Metamorfos, 8-11 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, A Haze Has No Name IPA, Irish Red (Silver Taproom only), G-Bird Grapefruit IPA (Silver Taproom only). The most recent additions is A Haze Has No Name, which replaces the 8 of 9.
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: Doppelbock, Blood Orange Double Wit, Idaho 7 Pale Ale, New Mexico Lime Lager. The most recent additions are New Mexico Lime Lager, Oatmeal Stout, Idaho 7, a single-hop pale ale, and Blood Orange Double Wit. Beers on deck include the popular Golden Graham Amber Lager.
Live Music: Saturday—Corner House, 6 p.m.
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.
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, Picture Rock Porter, Nitro Double Vanilla Cream, Mail Order Russian Imperial Stout (bottles only). The most recent additions are Cascade SMASH, Lemonade Stand, Nitro Double Vanilla Cream, and Picture Rock Porter, a collaboration with Beer Creek Brewing.
Events (Downtown Taproom): Saturday—What Do You Know? Comedy Quiz Show, 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: ESB Amber, NM Piñon Coffee Porter, El Lobo Rojo, Grab ‘Em By the Putin (Russian Imperial Stout), Firestone (Pale Ale), Velvet Udders, Freak Juice, Beer Against Humanity (IPA), Dirty Penny (Copper Ale), Squirrel Nuts, Apricot Hefe, Send it Pilsner, Blackberry Sour Porter, Wolfgang (Vienna Lager), Goodwill IPA, Thin Mint Stout, Made Wit Love, Session IPA. We got a big update from RBBC, with plenty of new brews on tap, including Wolfgang, Goodwill, Thin Mint, Made Wit Love, and Summer Day (Pale Ale), which debuts Friday. Look for cans of Freak Juice and Send It Pilsner.
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, Güera American Blonde. Güera, 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, Rosy Nosy, ETTU Brut IPA, Stay Golden Ale, Hummingbird Pils; (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 Hummingbird Pils, Stay Golden Ale, ETTU Brut IPA, and Rosy Nosy, a mixed-fruit Berliner Weisse. Bottles of Saison de Luxe, a collaboration with Ex Novo, are available for a limited time. New Peculiar English-Style Ale debuts Thursday.
Live Music: Tuesday—The Gershom Brothers, 6 p.m.
Thirsty Eye Brewing — (phone number TBA)
(Mon-Thurs 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri-Sun 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.)
Beers: I Know You Are But What Am IPA, Down in the Hollow, Citrus Buzz, El Rojo Ojo, Hello EDo. Welcome to the listings, Thirsty Eye! The brewery is now open at 206 Broadway SE, with five beers to start. The Down in the Hollow is a tasty brown ale. Hello EDo is a pale ale. They also sell their own coffee, hence the early opening times.
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): Saturday—The Gershom Brothers, 8 p.m.
Live Music (Nob Hill): Friday—Synyster Vail, 5 p.m.; Saturday—RJ Perez, 5 p.m.
Live Music (Westside): Friday—JD Nash Harding, 6 p.m.; Saturday—Keith Sanchez, 6 p.m.
Other Events (Wells Park): Friday—Hops & Dreams: The Magic Lamp Edition, 6-10 p.m.; Sunday—I’ll Drink to That, 4 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: Table Manners, DoppelEquis Steinundator, The Rauchette, Yum Yum Breeze, Maibock, Wheat Couture Wheatwine, SCH Scotch Lager, Preamble Pils. The most recent additions are Preamble and SCH Scotch Lager, with $1 from every pint sold of the latter going to help brewmaster Mick Hahn’s brother, who is battling cancer. Those were preceded by Maibock and Wheat Couture Wheatwine, a collaboration with Rowley Farmhouse Ales. The DoppelEquis is nearly out.
Santa Fe breweries
Blue Corn Brewery — (505) 438-1800
(Open daily 11 a.m.–10 p.m.)
Beers: Cutthroat Rye Pale Ale, Peach Gose, Santa Muerte Collab IPA, Lager than Life. The most recent addition is the Peach Gose. Before that was Lager than Life, which has a flavor vibe in the vein of Firestone Walker’s Pivo Pils, and 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, Lupolo Seca, PIedra, La Moneda. The full lineup of hard kombuchas are now available. Blanco was made with jasmine green tea pearls, ginger, and lemon. Flor takes all of those ingredients and adds hibiscus. Cereza Negra uses tart cherries, Pearsephone is made with pear and elderflower, Lupolo Seca is Citra hopped, Piedra features apricot, peach, and mango, and La Moneda is made with grapefruit, lime, and Himalayan pink salt.
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), regular and barrel-aged Steindock’d (Barleywine), Oyster Stoutish, Fields of Rye, American Hero, Covhefe Collab. 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 the Covhefe Collab, made with Blue Corn, and the barrel-aged Steindock’d. Before those came American Hero, a pilsner collaboration with Perennial Artisan Ales.
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, Agua Fria Pilsner, Chin-Gose, Cologne Common, XX ESB, Imperial Pilsner, Railrunner Pale Ale, Supernova IPA (cans only). 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 Imperial Pilsner, XX ESB, Railrunner Pale Ale, and Supernova IPA.
Live Music (Original): Friday—Stanlie Kee & Step In, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Busy Y Los Big Deals, 7 p.m.
Live Music (Rufina): Saturday—North by North, Jessie Deluxe, Clementine Was Right, 8 p.m.; Sunday—Danny T & The Stealing Thunder Band, 4:30 p.m.
Other Events (Rufina): Sunday—Motofina, noon
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, Dortmunder Lager, Honey Double IPA, TBR (Light Lager), Maibock, Irish Stout (on nitro), German Pilsner, Hefeweizen, Barrel-Aged Wheat Wine (in bottles), Sour Golden Ale (in bottles), SMASH Barleywine Series (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 German Pilsner and Hefeweizen, plus the SMASH Barleywine Series is now available in bottles.
Live Music: Saturday—Moby Dick, St. Range, and The Tan Man, 7 p.m.
Other Events: Friday—Zoe Fitzgerald: Time Traveling Transvestite, 7 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—The Exbats and Shirley Shrimp, 8 p.m.; Saturday—Baracutanga, 8 p.m.
Live Music (Las Cruces): Friday—Unlyshed, 8 p.m.; Saturday—The Exbats and Shirley Shrimp, 8 p.m.; Sunday—Nicole Osborn, 5 p.m.
Other Events (Las Cruces): Today (Wednesday)—Trivia Night, 7 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: Saturday—Gary Gorence, 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, Alien IPA, Tularosa Burro Flats Cider. Take a gander at SBB’s first cider there, plus you can find Alien IPA landing just about everywhere.
Live Music: Friday—JJ and The Mystics, 6 p.m.; Saturday—On Tap, 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, Big River India Brown Ale. If you have to make one stop between ABQ and Las Cruces, this is it. The most recent additions were Big River, Paddleboard Pale Ale, Hot Springs Lager, and Pomegranate Wheat.
Live Music: Friday—Benny Bassett, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Rockabilly Strangers, 7 p.m.; Sunday—Claudia Gibson, 3 p.m.
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