The Week Ahead in Beer: Hop over to try some IPA Challenge entries

Posted: July 17, 2019 by cjax33 in The Week Ahead in Beer
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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.

Stoutmeister puts on his serious face to handle The Week Ahead in Beer.

Stoutmeister puts on his serious face to handle The Week Ahead in Beer.

Well, in case anyone missed it over the weekend, the 2019 New Mexico IPA Challenge got underway with the preliminary round narrowing down the field from 45 to 15 entries. A big question we annually receive is how many of those IPAs are currently on tap at breweries around the state, so folks can try them before the competition gets to their city. Well, there are a few that have been publicly identified and are on tap, including Blue Corn’s Gatekeeper IPA (which won last year), Bow & Arrow’s Wassabro Hazy IPA (on tap Friday), Boxing Bear’s Bear Knuckle II, Icebox’s Icebreaker IPA (if you are in Las Cruces), La Reforma’s El Combi NEIPA, and Toltec’s Guapo Hoppo, and Tumbleroot’s Keymaster IPA (releasing Thursday). Rowley Farmhouse Ales is holding back its supply of Thrace IPA until the staff knows for sure they have enough to get through all three rounds of the competition. If anyone out there spies the entries for Bombs Away, Bosque, Enchanted Circle, Ex Novo, Marble, Rio Bravo and Starr Brothers on tap, please let us know. In the meantime, if you are reading this and are within easy driving distance of Las Cruces, head to Picacho Peak Brewing today (Wednesday) after 4 p.m. for the first round of the NMIPAC. Otherwise, head on up to Tumbleroot for the second round on Saturday at noon, and then make sure to get a ticket now for the final round at Bow & Arrow on July 27! UPDATE: Enchanted Circle’s entry, Mr. Dankenslip, is on tap at both the brewery in Angel Fire and the taproom in ABQ at San Mateo and Osuna. UPDATE 2: Lost City of Gold Hazy IPA is Starr Brothers’ entry, and it’s already on tap.

On the new beer front this week, there are a few options to check out. Black Snout scored with Hat Trick Red. Bosque has a big release Friday with Weekend Trails West Coast Pilsner on tap and in cans. Boxing Bear has added Razz-Bearry Gose and AlbuMurky. La Cumbre is putting Sun Fade Hazy IPA back in cans and on tap this Friday. Marble is feeling Radler awesome. Palmer and Starr Brothers teamed up for 2 Robs Make a Rita. Starr Brothers also has Armadillo Trousers, a single-hop pale ale, due out this weekend. Steel Bender goes big with Skull Crusher IPA. Toltec is still feeling summer with Cherry Limonada Gose. Tractor brings back Ebony & Ivory Pale Stout, as well as Boot Girl IPA.

Up in Santa Fe, Blue Corn added Nebulous Nectar IPA. Rowley Farmhouse Ales flips ahead to Agent Scully – Season 2, Episode 9 (IPA). Tumbleroot added a Hazy IPA. Down in Truth or Consequences, TorC Brewing is dealing with the heat by releasing Cerveza Gold.

Continue reading for all the news that is fit to blog for the week of July 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: Cream Pie, Best Coast IPA, Wheat St. Wheatwine, Bug Juice, Blonde. Feeling summery, Ale Republic brings back Bug Juice and Blonde.

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.

Black Snout Brewhouse — (phone number TBA)

(Tues-Thurs 2-10 p.m., Fri 2 p.m.-midnight, Sat 2 p.m.-11 p.m., Sun 2-9 p.m., Mon closed)

Beers: Half Guard Hefe, South Paw Porter, Triple Double Hazy Pale Ale, Gummy Bear Pale Ale, Hat Trick Red. Welcome to the listings, Black Snout! The brewery at Juan Tabo and Menaul is now open, with a decided sports theme throughout. The first three beers will be standards, but the Gummy Bear PA is available for a limited time only. Hat Trick Red is the most recent addition.

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 IPA, 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, Summer Bier, T50 Vienna Lager. The most recent additions are the Summer Bier and T50 Vienna Lager. 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, Pints for Polly, Summer in Hallertau, Ocha, Bosque Style IPA, Clearly Impossible Hazy IPA, Coin Flip, Enargia IPA, Family Crest (Vienna Lager), Citronic Red, Double Brown. The most recent additions are Enargia, Family Crest, Citronic Red, Double Brown, Coin Flip (Pale Ale), 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. Weekend Trails West Coast Pilsner debuts on tap and in cans on Friday.

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, Desert Rambler Hefeweizen, Western Beauty Grisette; (bottles only) Coyote Cool, Cosmic Arrow. The bottled beers are Coyote Cool (Red Saison) and Cosmic Arrow (Brett Saison). The most recent additions are Desert Rambler, Rad Vista with Styrian Dragon hops, Dusty Crown,  Guest of Honor, a Belgian-style pale ale with brett, which is available on tap and in bombers, as is Western Beauty Grisette. Look for Wassabro Hazy IPA on tap Friday.

Live Music: Saturday—The Secret 7, 6 p.m.

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 (taproom only), Barrel-Aged Chocolate Milk Stout (taproom only), Mountain Pale Ale, Blood Orange Pale Ale, Murkules Hazy DIPA, Ameri-Kolsch, PUB (Pineapple Upside-down Beer), New Mexi-Kolsch, Cascade Mountain IPA, Razz-Bearry Gose, AlbuMurky, Bear Knuckle II IPA. 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 Razz-Bearry Gose, AlbuMurky, and Bear Knuckle II IPA. Cans of New Mexi-Kolsch and Chocolate Milk Stout are now available.

Weekly Events (Brewery): Today (Wednesday)—Geeks Who Drink, 8-10 p.m.

Brew Lab 101 Beer & Cider Company — (505) 962-1587

(Mon-Thurs 3-10 p.m., Fri 3-midnight, Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-8 p.m.)

Beers: The Bull IPA, Sassy Brunette Amber, Event Horizon Oatmeal Stout, Newton’s Apple Cider, Cherry Bomb Cider, Drought Dry Cider. Welcome to the listings, Brew Lab 101! Rio Rancho’s newest brewery is now open, with three beers and three ciders on tap to start. Drought is the most recent addition.

Live Music: Friday—Sloan Armitage, 7 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, Cherry Witte It, Irish Red, Laid Back Lager, Brewtus the Younger, Citranova, Maze of Haze Pale Ale, Tuttle IPA. Recent additions include the summer anniversary beer, Citranova, which is also available in four-pack cans, plus Tuttle IPA, Cherry Witte It, and Maze of Haze. Cabana Lager is still available in six-pack cans to go. Valle de Oro Boysenberry Wheat will be available Friday.

Live Music (Brewery): Thursday—High Desert Playboys, 6-9 p.m.; Sunday—The Haymarket Squares, 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: Saturday—Ryan & the Resistors, 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, Blacker the Berry the Sweeter the Juice, Nugget to the Rack Hoppy Imperial Amber, ODB Sour Brown Ale, Indo IPA, Mandala IPL. The most recent additions are the Indo IPA and Mandala IPL, preceded by the Nugget to the Rack and ODB.

Live Music: Today (Wednesday)—And then came humans, 6 p.m.; Friday—Rockin Piano Party with Jorge Ramirez, 8 p.m.; Saturday—No Llores Dance Party, 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, Xtra Pale, Wheat Ale, Amber Ale, Pale Ale. Say hello to the new brewery on 500 Yale SE! The current lineup includes all the beers listed above. With a 3-barrel system, expect some fairly frequent turnover.

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, Where the Mild Things Are, Perle Haggard Pilsner, Aperture Pale Ale, Oat of Touch Stout, Over the Porterline, Apricot Red Handed Wheat, Coffee Rules Everything Around Me (on nitro), Kolsch Me Outside, Really Tied the Room Together Hazy Pale, 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 (this current batch has been dubbed Mas Ascension because it received double the dry hop). On the seasonal/specialty front, Kolsch Me Outside, Apricot Red Handed Wheat, Oat of Touch, Coffee Cream, and the amazingly delicious Over the Porterline (a chocolate cherry porter) are the most recent additions. Look for cans of Not too Brite and Really Tied the Room Together in addition to being on tap.

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.

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.

Live Music: Saturday—Summertime Groove, 8 p.m.

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, Regional Fetish IPA, Extra Slice of Hefen, Maibock, Woodland Paradise IPA, Lager Softly Kellerbier, Green Cap Belgian Abbey Single, Pecos Porter, Blond Ale, Fruit Softly (brewery only), Nelson Brut (Westside only). You can still get cans of Strawberry Gose, El Jugo, Acclimated, and Summer Project Dank. Recent additions on tap include Pecos Porter, Blond Ale, Fruit Softly, and Nelson Brut. Woodland Paradise was made in collaboration with Colorado’s Cannonball Creek Brewing, and is for sale in cans. Sun Fade Hazy IPA returns on tap and in cans this Friday.

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, El Combi NEIPA. 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. The El Combi is La Reforma’s entry in the NM IPA Challenge.

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, Passionate Gose, Double White Triple Berry, Basic Brunch, Sorens’ Stonefruit Gose, Triple White, Hefeweizen, Double IPA, Dry Oaked Stout, Dang Pale Ale, Brut Savant, Radler, Cucumber Key Lime Hard Seltzer, Raspberry Key Lime Hard Seltzer, Cholo Stout (Heights and Westside only), Alpha Acid Trip (Heights and Westside only), Rye Ginger Lager (Heights and Westside only), Kentucky Juleps (Heights and Westside only), Abbey Brett (Heights and Westside only), Idaho Pale Lager (Heights and 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 Radler, Dry Oaked Stout, and Dang Pale Ale. Before those came Hefeweizen and Triple White. Cans of Double White Triple Berry are now available, as are the cans of the two new hard seltzers.

Live Music (Downtown): Today (Wednesday)—9th Annual Newday Benefit with James Whiton, Kevin Cummings Jr. Trio, Isaac Aragon & The Healing, Hillary Smith, 5-9 p.m.; Thursday—Pherkad, 7-10 p.m.; Friday—The Moon Thieves, 8-11 p.m.; Saturday—Wagogo, 8-11 p.m.; Sunday—Nathan Fox Band, 3-6 p.m.

Live Music (Heights): Thursday—Adam Hooks and Javier Ortega, 7-10 p.m.; Friday—Lone Pinon, 7-10 p.m.; Saturday—Vonnie Kyle, 7-10 p.m.; Sunday—Silver Crow Asylum, 3-6 p.m.

Live Music (Westside): Thursday—DJ JustinCredible, 8-10 p.m.; Friday—Picoso, 8-11 p.m.; Saturday—Buzzardo’s Wake, 8-11 p.m.

Other Events (Westside): Sunday—Ohana Hut Luau, 4-7 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: G-Bird Grapefruit IPA, Coffee & Cream, A Haze Has No Name IPA, 8 of 9 Blood Orange American Wheat, Beam Me Up Scotty (Silver Taproom only), Irish Red (Silver Taproom only), Hot Chocolate Milk Stout (Silver Taproom only). The most recent additions are A Haze Has No Name and Hot Chocolate Milk Stout.

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, 2 Robs Make a Rita. 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. 2 Robs Make a Rita is a collaboration with Starr Brothers.

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: Blood Orange Double Wit, New Mexico Lime Lager, Oatmeal Stout, Golden Grahams Amber Lager, Ponderosa Porter. The most recent additions are Ponderosa Pilsner, and the popular Golden Grahams 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: RoseMarie, Marzen, Mangose, Raspberry & Wheat Pedro, Dark Pedro, Helles, Kill or be Kilt. The most recent additions are Dark Pedro, Raspberry & Wheat Pedro, and Kill or be Kilt. Before those came 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, New England IPA, 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. New England IPA is back because you all keep demanding more.

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), Apricot Hefe, Send it Pilsner, Blackberry Sour Porter, Wolfgang (Vienna Lager), Thin Mint Stout, Made Wit Love, 24/7 Session IPA, Dawn Patrol (Pale Ale), Strawberry Blonde. The most recent addition is the Strawberry Blonde, preceded by Dawn Patrol, 24/7, Made Wit Love, Wolfgang, and Thin Mint Stout. Look for cans of Freak Juice and Send It Pilsner for a limited time.

Live Music: Thursday—Tres Pendejos, 6 p.m.; Friday—Dust City Opera, 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: C-6 IPA, Cherry Apricot Tart, Pale Ale, Buzz Bomb, Contrary to Pubular Belief, Upside Brown Ale, Crystal Cream Ale, Güera American Blonde. C-6 is back on tap, replacing Turntable, while Crystal Cream Ale also makes its return.

Cask: C-6 and Contrary 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, Starrphire Pilsner, 505 Reds Liverpool Ale, Session Under a Mosaic Sky, 2 Robs Make a Rita. The most recent additions are 2 Robs Make a Rita, and Armadillo Trousers, a single-hop pale ale.

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, Stay Golden Ale, Hummingbird Pils, New Peculiar, Peach Dynamite; (barrel-aged bottles) Ned’s Sour Pail, Ned’s Sour Pail with boysenberry; (bottle-conditioned bottles) Cinderella Story, Saison de Luxe, CE-1 Cider, Los Ranchos Cider. The most recent additions are The Village Wit, Peach Dynamite, New Peculiar, an English-style ale, plus Hummingbird Pils, and Stay Golden Ale. Bottles of Saison de Luxe, a collaboration with Ex Novo, are available for a limited time. Skull Crusher IPA returns this Thursday.

Live Music: Tuesday—The Oliver White Group, 6 p.m.

Thirsty Eye Brewing — (505) 639-4801

(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, Citrus Buzz, El Ojo Rojo, Hello EDo, El Drac IPA, Rented Tux Vanilla Porter, Cashmere Blonde. Welcome to the listings, Thirsty Eye! The brewery is now open at 206 Broadway SE. Hello EDo is a pale ale. Rented Tux and Cashmere Blonde are the most recent additions. 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) Cactus Warrior (Agave Wheat), Pale Ale, IPA, Stout, Altbier, Rye Lager; (Seasonals) Vamanos, Cascade Pomelo, Fresa Loco Warrior, Cherry Limonada, Guapo Hoppo IPA. The most recent additions are Cherry Limonada Gose and Guapo Hoppo, Toltec’s NM IPA Challenge entry. Before those came Fresa Loco Warrior, a strawberry version of Cactus Warrior, and Cascade Pomelo, a single-hop pale ale with grapefruit.

Tractor Brewing Company — (505) 433-5654 (Nob Hill), (505) 243-6752 (Wells Park), (505) 243-6752 (Four Hills), (505) 361-1834 (Westside)

(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, Berry Cider, Sorachi Ace IPA, Eyes Wide Shut IPA, Veruca Salt Gose, Nitro Milk Stout, Ebony & Ivory Pale Stout, Boot Girl IPA, Summer Spice Field Beer (Wells Park, Four Hills, and Westside only), Cowgirl Coffee Stout (Nob Hill and Westside only), Brett IPA (Four Hills and Westside only), Double Plow Oatmeal Stout (Four Hills and Westside only), Rosé Cider (Westside only), Nichols Winesap Cider (Westside only). The most recent additions include Boot Girl IPA and Ebony & Ivory Pale Stout. Before those came Eyes Wide Shut IPA, Veruca Salt Gose, and Sorachi Ace IPA.

Live Music (Wells Park): Saturday—The Kipsies, 8 p.m.

Live Music (Nob Hill): Friday—Still Closed for Repairs (solo), 5:30 p.m.; Saturday—Nathan Fox, 5 p.m.

Live Music (Westside): Friday—Melissa Rios, 6 p.m.; Saturday—RJ Perez, 7 p.m.

Other Events (Wells Park): Thursday—Emo Night, 7:30 p.m.; Friday—Gin & Jazz, 5 p.m.; Saturday—Dark Haven Studio, 4 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: The Rauchette, Yum Yum Breeze, Maibock, Wheat Couture Wheatwine, SCH Scotch Lager, Preamble Pils, Tenacious Mediocrity IPA. The most recent additions are Tenacious, 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 Chicharron Red Lager, a collaboration with Tractor that debuted at Pork & Brew, is on deck to replace The Rauchette.

Cask: Tuesday—TBA

Santa Fe breweries

Blue Corn Brewery — (505) 438-1800

(Open daily 11 a.m.–10 p.m.)

Beers: Cutthroat Rye Pale Ale, Fustercluck Hibiscus Wheat, Gatekeeper IPA with Galaxy, Peach Gose, Nebulous Nectar IPA. The most recent additions are this iteration of Gatekeeper and the Nebulous Nectar. Points to Blue Corn for the name Fustercluck.

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.

Live Music: Friday—Tone Ranger, Brian Mayhall, Wildcat, 9 p.m.

Rowley Farmhouse Ales — (505) 428-0719

(Open all week from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.)

Beers: Agent Scully – Season Two, Episode Nine (IPA), Germophile (Berliner Weisse), Steindock’d (Barleywine), Oyster Stoutish, Fields of Rye, Saison du Sarlacc, Germophile with Lemon/Lime, Meier (Gose). 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 Saison du Sarlacc, Meier, and the Germophile with Lemon/Lime.

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, Rod’s Steam Bitter, CerveSandia, Pecos Porter, Six Fruit Under. The benefits of having two brewhouses are now apparent as Second Street is loaded with more beers than ever. Recent additions include old favorites Rod’s Steam Bitter and Pecos Porter, plus newcomers CerveSandia and Six Fruit Under.

Live Music (Original): Friday—Half Broke Horses, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Busy Y Los Big Deals, 7 p.m.

Live Music (Rufina): Friday—Combsy, 8 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, Keymaster IPA, Hazy IPA, Honey Hibiscus Wheat, Honey Double IPA, TBR (Light Lager), Imperial Blonde, 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 Keymaster and Hazy IPAs, Imperial Blonde, German Pilsner, and Hefeweizen, plus the SMASH Barleywine Series is now available in bottles.

Live Music: Friday—The High Vibes with Dream Noise, 8:30 p.m.; Sunday—Libby Koch/Chuck Hawthorne Benefit Show, 2 p.m.

Other Events: Saturday—New Mexico IPA Challenge Second Round, noon-4 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, American Wheat, Little Bird Blonde, Patriot Porter, Cali Common, Jefferson Ale, Eureka! SMASH. 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 Jefferson and Eureka.

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 Ale, 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. Take note, the nitro version of the Copper Ale has run out.

Live Music (Silver City): Friday—Rosewater Blues, 8 p.m.; Saturday—DJ Mischevious, 9 p.m.

Live Music (Las Cruces): Friday—Memphis Band, 8 p.m.; Saturday—DJ Smooth, 8 p.m.; Sunday—Dan Lambert, 5 p.m.; Tuesday—Open Mic, 7 p.m.

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, Blackberry Campfire Cream Ale, Bad Medicine Honey DIPA, Desperado Mexican Lager. Blackberry is the latest fruit to be added to the Campfire Cream, which will rotate additives all summer. Desperado is the next most recent addition, made with a yeast from Mexico City.

Live Music: Friday and Saturday—Josh Paulson, 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, Alien IPA, Tularosa Burro Flats Cider, Raspberry Sour. Take a gander at SBB’s first cider there, plus you can find Alien IPA landing just about everywhere. Raspberry Sour is back for the summer.

Live Music: Friday—On Tap, 6 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, Big River India Brown Ale, Cosmic Lager, Anonymous Blonde, Fireside Tripel. If you have to make one stop between ABQ and Las Cruces, this is it. The most recent additions are Big River, Paddleboard Pale Ale, Hot Springs Lager, and Cerveza Gold goes on tap Thursday. T or C is debuting a series of experimental “Test Kitchen” beers, starting with the Cosmic Lager and Anonymous Blonde, available for a limited time.

Live Music: Friday—Eryn Bent, 7 p.m.

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That’s all for this week! If you have any questions or comments, leave them below or contact us on our Facebook page.

Cheers!

— Stoutmeister

Comments
  1. billnevins says:

    Enchanted Circle’s IPA entry, “Mr. Dankenslip” is on tap at both the Angel Fire brewery itself and at their Albuquerque brew pub. It is a really nice brew!

    Bill Nevins

  2. billnevins says:

    Enchanted Circle’s IPA entry, “Mr. Dankenslip” is on tap at both the Angel Fire brewery itself and at their Albuquerque brew pub. It is a really nice brew!

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