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.
The hop-forward beers are kings this time of year, as one might have guessed by the ongoing New Mexico IPA Challenge, the final round of which is this Saturday at noon at Bow & Arrow (get your tickets!). They are also apparent in many of the special releases. La Cumbre gets in on the fun with the return of Full Nelson, its powerful double IPA, on tap and in cans at both locations on Friday starting at noon. Then on Saturday, Boxing Bear is once again canning and tapping the Albu-Murky Hazy IPA, only this batch was double dry-hopped with an extra four pounds of Mosaic per barrel. You can also try Bosque’s NMIPAC entry, the 550 U-Turn Hazy IPA, on tap this week. If you need a break from the hops, you can always head over to Steel Bender on Thursday for the re-release of The Judy, a Brett Saison with peaches. Only on that day can you purchase it in 750mL bottles. Hey, it’s go big or go home week.
On the new beer front this week, there are a few options to check out. Ale Republic brings back Sombra Stout and Red Mountain. Canteen added Lucky in Lavender and Abbey Ale. Ex Novo mounted up with Redgulators Red IPA. La Cumbre also mellows out with Miles From Cologne and A Slice of Strawberry. Marble rises up with Valley Fog. Rio Bravo rolls out My Rye or Die IPA and more Marzen. Sidetrack gets in on the trend with Hazy Summer Pale Ale. Steel Bender also taps Schwarzbender on Thursday. Tractor was made for walkin’ with Boot Girl IPA. Turtle Mountain added its recent Pork & Brew collaboration with Tractor, Chicharron Red Lager, and Tentative Magnificence IPA should also be on tap this week.
Up in Santa Fe, Blue Corn is feeling smooth with Amber Mexican Lager. Rowley Farmhouse Ales did have enough of its NMIPAC entry, Thrace IPA, to put some back on tap before the competition ends. Tumbleroot added a Hazy IPA. Over in Los Alamos, Bathtub Row brings back three favorites in Smoked Porter, Mexican Lager, and CojonHaze IPA. Further north in Red River, RRBC has Blood Orange Campfire Cream Ale, plus the regular Campfire is back on tap.
Continue reading for all the news that is fit to blog for the week of July 22.
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, Sombra Stout, Red Mountain. Ale Republic decided to get big with more Sombra Stout and Red Mountain.
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 — (505) 296-8166
(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.
Live Music: Saturday—The Devil’s Threesome, 8 p.m.
Other Events: Friday—Old Boy Art Bash and Fundraiser, 5 p.m.; Sunday—The Trivia Factory, 6 p.m.
Bombs Away Beer Company — (505) 554-3204
(Hours: Mon–Sat noon–10 p.m., Sun noon–8 p.m.)
Beers: BABC IPA, Willie Pete Wit, Low Order Porter, Proximity Pilsner, Actuator IPA, Hazy Chain DIPA, MK Deuce Pale Ale, All Clear! (Apple Beer), 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, Summer in Hallertau, Ocha, Clearly Impossible Hazy IPA, Coin Flip, Enargia IPA, Family Crest (Vienna Lager), Citronic Red, Double Brown, Weekend Trails West Coast Pilsner, 550 U-Turn (Hazy IPA). The most recent additions are Enargia, Family Crest, Citronic Red, Double Brown, Coin Flip (Pale Ale), and 550 U-Turn, a hazy IPA made for the NMIPAC. Summer in Hallertau is available on tap and in cans. Weekend Trails West Coast Pilsner is available on tap and in cans for a limited time.
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, Guest of Honor, Dusty Crown Hazy IPA, Desert Rambler Hefeweizen, Western Beauty Grisette, Wassabro 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 are Desert Rambler, Rad Vista with Styrian Dragon hops, Dusty Crown, and Wassabro Hazy IPA, the brewery’s NMIPAC entry. Guest of Honor, a Belgian-style pale ale with brett, which is available on tap and in bombers, as is Western Beauty Grisette.
Events: Saturday—New Mexico IPA Challenge Final Round, noon-4 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, Albu-Murky, 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. Look for cans of a special Mosaic Double Dry-Hopped Albu-Murky this Saturday.
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: Saturday—Vintage Brew, 7 p.m.; Sunday—Shane Wallin, 6 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, Laid Back Lager, Brewtus the Younger, Citranova, Maze of Haze Pale Ale, Tuttle IPA, Abbey Ale, Boysenberry Wheat, Lucky in Lavender. Recent additions include the summer anniversary beer, Citranova, which is also available in four-pack cans, plus Boysenberry Wheat, Lucky in Lavender and Abbey Ale. Cabana Lager is still available in six-pack cans to go.
Live Music (Brewery): Thursday—Julian Dossett Trio, 6-9 p.m.; Sunday—Dust City Opera, 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—Songwriter Showcase, 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: Thursday—Pawn Shop Poster Boys, North by North, The Ordinary Things, 7 p.m.; Friday—Chambea: Noche Afro Latina, 7 p.m.; Saturday—MIXXD: El Paso/NM Love, 5 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, Mass Ascension 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, My Chemical Bromance Hazy IPA, Redgulators Red IPA. 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, Redgulators, 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. My Chemical Bromance is Ex Novo’s NMIPAC entry. Look for cans of 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.
Live Music: Saturday—Tennessee Stiffs, 6-8 p.m.; Sunday—The Draft Sessions Open Mic, 6-8 p.m.
Other Events: Sunday—Community Market, 2-5 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.
Live Music: Thursday—Rocky Navajo Band, 6:30 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.
Events: Saturday—Super Smash Brews Tournament, 5 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, Strawberry Gose, Maibock, Lager Softly Kellerbier, Green Cap Belgian Abbey Single, Pecos Porter, Fruit Softly, A Slice of Strawberry, Miles From Cologne, Sun Fade Hazy IPA. You can still get cans of Sun Fade Hazy IPA, Strawberry Gose, Acclimated, and Summer Project Dank. Recent additions on tap include Miles From Cologne and A Slice of Strawberry. Full Nelson DIPA 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, Hefeweizen, Double IPA, Dry Oaked Stout, Dang Pale Ale, Brut Savant, Valley Fog, Weizenbock, Uptown and Brown Lager (Heights only), Triple White (Heights and Westside only), Radler (Heights and Westside only), Cholo Stout (Heights and Westside only), Alpha Acid Trip (Heights and Westside only), Rye Ginger Lager (Heights and Westside only), Kentucky Juleps (Westside only), Abbey Brett (Westside only), Idaho Pale Lager (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)—Brother Gow, 6-9 p.m.; Thursday—TV Killers, 7-10 p.m.; Friday—The Noms, 8-11 p.m.; Saturday—I. CONSCIOUS, 8-11 p.m.; Sunday—Super Jams of Enchantment with Dave Payne and Salt Cedar, 3-4:15 p.m., Dirty Brown Jug Band, 4:30-6 p.m., Graceland Superjam, 6:30-8 p.m.
Live Music (Heights): Friday—Hicks and Fowler, 7-10 p.m.; Saturday—Keith Sanchez, 7-10 p.m.
Live Music (Westside): Thursday—DJ Wae Fonkey, 8-10 p.m.; Friday—Ruben Montoya, 8-11 p.m.; Saturday—Melissa Rios and Nathan Fox, 8-11 p.m.; Sunday—Westside Blues Fest with Julian Dossett Duo, 3-4:45 p.m., The Amazing Honeyboys, 5-7 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.
Events (Brewery): Thursday—Halfway Decent Karaoke: Movie Soundtracks, 8 p.m.
Events (Downtown Taproom): Thursday—Duke City Story Slam: Where I’m From, 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), 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, My Rye or Die IPA, Marzen. The most recent additions are the Marzen and My Rye or Die IPA, preceded by Strawberry Blonde, 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—Le Chat Lunatique, 7 p.m.; Friday—Trouble in the Wind, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Monica and the Krew, 10 p.m.
Sidetrack Brewing — (505) 832-7183
(Mon–Thurs 3–11 p.m., Fri 3 p.m.–midnight, Sat noon–midnight, Sun noon–10 p.m.)
Beers: C-6 IPA, Cherry Apricot Tart, Pale Ale, Buzz Bomb, Contrary to Pubular Belief, Upside Brown Ale, Crystal Cream Ale, Güera American Blonde, Hazy Summer Pale Ale. C-6 is back on tap, replacing Turntable, while Crystal Cream Ale also makes its return. Hazy Summer is the most recent addition.
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, Armadillo Trousers. The most recent additions are 2 Robs Make a Rita, a collaboration with Palmer Brewery, 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, Stay Golden Ale, Hummingbird Pils, Peach Dynamite, Skull Crusher IPA; (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 Skull Crusher, The Village Wit, Peach Dynamite, Hummingbird Pils, and Stay Golden Ale. Bottles of Saison de Luxe, a collaboration with Ex Novo, are available for a limited time. Bottles of The Judy, a peach Brett Saison, will return Thursday, plus Schwarzbender will debut on tap.
Live Music: Tuesday—RoyalHills, 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: Citrus Buzz (Orange Blossom Honey Wheat), El Ojo Rojo (Red Ale), Hello EDo (Pale Ale), El Drac IPA, Rented Tux (Vanilla Porter), Cashmere Blonde. Welcome to the listings, Thirsty Eye! The brewery is now open at 206 Broadway SE. Rented Tux and Cashmere Blonde are the most recent additions. They also sell their own coffee, hence the early opening times. I Know You Are But What Am IPA will return in a couple weeks.
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, Veruca Salt Gose, Ebony & Ivory Pale Stout, Boot Girl IPA, Rosé Cider, Blood Orange Cider, Summer Spice Field Beer (Wells Park, Four Hills, and Westside only), Brett IPA (Four Hills and Westside only), Eyes Wide Shut IPA (Four Hills only). The most recent additions include Blood Orange Cider, Rosé Cider, 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): Thursday—Beloved, 8 p.m.; Saturday—The Riddims, 8 p.m.
Live Music (Nob Hill): Friday—Julian Dossett, 5 p.m.; Saturday—Paul Hunton, 5 p.m.
Live Music (Westside): Friday—Keith Sanchez, 6 p.m.; Saturday—Lani Nash, 7 p.m.
Other Events (Wells Park): Friday—Hops & Dreams: Halloween in Summer Edition, 8 p.m.
Weekly Events (Wells Park): Monday—Breaking Bad Retro Watch Party, 7 p.m.; Tuesday—Kamikaze Karaoke, 7 p.m.
Weekly Events (Nob Hill): Today (Wednesday)—Writing Wednesdays, 5 p.m.; Monday—Tractor Tune Up, 7:30 p.m.
Weekly Events (Four Hills): Today (Wednesday)—Geeks Who Drink, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Game Night, 5 p.m.
Turtle Mountain Brewing Company — (505) 994-9497
(Kitchen hours: Mon–Tues 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Wed–Thurs 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sun 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Reminder: TMBC closes early when business dictates. Please call.)
Beers: Yum Yum Breeze, Maibock, Wheat Couture Wheatwine, SCH Scotch Lager, Tenacious Mediocrity IPA, Chicharron Red Lager, Tentative Magnificence IPA. The most recent additions are Tentative, Chicharron, 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.
Santa Fe breweries
Blue Corn Brewery — (505) 438-1800
(Open daily 11 a.m.–10 p.m.)
Beers: Fustercluck Hibiscus Wheat, Peach Gose, Nebulous Nectar IPA, Amber Mexican Lager. The most recent additions are the Amber Mexican Lager and 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: Today (Wednesday)—Stephanie Hatfield, 7 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), Oyster Stoutish, Fields of Rye, Germophile with Lemon/Lime, Meier (Gose), Thrace (IPA). 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 Meier, the Germophile with Lemon/Lime, and Thrace, which is RFA’s NM IPA Challenge entry.
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—Connie Long & Fast Patsy, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Blues Revue, 7 p.m.
Live Music (Rufina): Thursday—BrewTapBoomBap: Soy+Kavohes, SymmaTree, Master Mind V, Phobia the Prophet, DJ Cap, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Rumelia Collective & Korvin Orkestar, 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: Thursday—Zach Day, 7 p.m.; Friday—Babelshack, North by North, Full Speed Veronica, 9 p.m.; Saturday—Dead Dub Society, 3 p.m.; Sunday—The Dust Jackets with Earl Poole Ball, 7 p.m.; Tuesday—Las Golondrinas, 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, Smoked Porter, Mexican Lager, CojonHaze IPA. 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 Smoked Porter, Mexican Lager, and CojonHaze.
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—Amos Torres, 8 p.m.; Saturday—The Rambling Souls, 8 p.m.
Live Music (Las Cruces): Sunday—Marij Messer, 5 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, Campfire Cream Ale, Blood Orange Campfire Cream Ale, Bad Medicine Honey DIPA. Blood Orange is the latest fruit to be added to the Campfire Cream, which will rotate additives all summer. The non-fruited Campfire is also back on tap.
Live Music: Today (Wednesday)—Mensch, 7 p.m.; Friday—DogBrain, 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—Rudy Boy Experiment, 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. 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: Saturday—Roselit Bone, 7 p.m.; Monday—The Turbos, 8 p.m.
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