Archive for August 7, 2019

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.

A trio of charitable events at three different breweries caught our eyes this weekend. First up on Saturday, the main Red Door location will host the Doggie Dash  Kick-Off Bash from noon to 4 p.m. The brewery will introduce Left Paw Lager, a special Bohemian pilsner with $1 from every pint sold going to Animal Humane. There will be sign-ups for the Doggie Dash in November, Animal Humane merchandise for sale, and good pups looking to be adopted, too. Then on Sunday, start your day at Marble downtown for the annual Love Beer, Hate Cancer event from 2 to 8 p.m. A portion of the day’s proceeds will go to Camp Enchantment, a camp for children who have been affected by cancer, as a slew of local musicians, artists, vendors, and even a cornhole tournament from 2 to 5 p.m. Register online for $10 for a team of two, with all proceeds going to Campa Enchantment. Finally, Starr Brothers will be hosting a watch party Sunday night for New Mexico United’s road game at Portland Timbers II, but it will also be doing its part to help the victims of the recent mass shooting in El Paso. The Bloodmobile will be parked outside from 3 to 6 p.m., and anyone donating will get a free appetizer (free beer after donating blood is probably not a good idea, FYI). Ten percent of all sales of food, drinks, and Curse merchandise during the blood drive, and then during the United match that starts at 7, will be donated to the El Paso Shooting Victims’ Fund. There will also be a team-signed jersey auctioned off during the watch party.

Two other events worth mentioning are going all day and night on Saturday. Boxing Bear will be hosting its fifth anniversary party at the Westside brewery, which we will preview in full this week. Red Door will also be saying good-bye to its taproom in the Simms Building downtown with one final bash before the move to the new location on Central begins. Stop by for $2 off all pints.

On the new beer front this week, there are a few options to check out. Bosque goes old school with Old Days Pilsner, plus Strawberry Sabotage returns for another run. Boxing Bear will have two beers on tap and in cans for the anniversary party in the Guava Gose and new Headlock Hazy IPA. Canteen is still feeling the season with Watermelon Cardamom Kettle Sour. Ex Novo is keeping a Stiff Upper Lip ESB while also introducing Pina Corrales Wheat, plus the ridiculously popular Hello My Name is Indigo Montoya returns on tap and in cans on Friday. La Cumbre has been Saved by the Belgian in time to tap Kool Thoughts and Apricots. Marble rises up with Lifted Pale Ale. Quarter Celtic is going to Haze the New Guy IPA. Red Door brings back Riley’s Switch Lager at its Clovis taproom only. Starr Brothers kicks up a fresh batch of 505 Reds Liverpool Ale. Steel Bender shines with a new batch of Stay Golden Ale, plus there will be two special casks Thursday and Friday with different fresh hops from Red Hat Hops, a local farm. Thirsty Eye is getting artsy with Mise-en-scene Pils on Friday. Toltec is brewing up Red Devils Helles in time for the start of the Premier League season this weekend, plus an as-yet-unnamed hoppy red ale should also hit taps this weekend.

Up in Santa Fe, Blue Corn is puckering up with a local flair with 505 Apricot Sour. Down in Truth or Consequences, T or C Brewing is positively glowing with Earthshine Double IPA.

Continue reading for all the news that is fit to blog for the week of August 5.