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.
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.
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.
Events: Friday—Old Boy Art Bash and Fundraiser, 5 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, Actuator IPA, All Clear! (Apple Beer), Counter Charge Coffee Stout, Operation Single Hop (Citra), Independence Amber Ale, S.A.F. Mango Sour, Common, Summer Bier, Type 50 Vienna Lager, Thor Missile Session IPA. The most recent additions are the Thor Missile, Summer Bier, and Type 50. The sixth version of Hazy Chain DIPA has run out, but the seventh is on its way soon.
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, 550 U-Turn (Hazy IPA), Azacca SMASH, Earl of Mango, Motueka Hazy IPA, Old Days Pilsner, Strawberry Sabotage. The most recent additions are Old Days American-style Pilsner and Strawberry Sabotage. Both are best enjoyed with a lot of ’90s music. Cans of Open Space Haze are now available at all Bosque locations and retailers throughout New Mexico.
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.
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: Mountain Pale Ale, Blood Orange Pale Ale, Ameri-Kolsch, PUB (Pineapple Upside-down Beer), New Mexi-Kolsch, Cascade Mountain IPA, Razz-Bearry Gose, Albu-Murky Hazy IPA, Mosaic DDH Albu-Murky Hazy IPA, 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, the two versions of Albu-Murky, and Bear Knuckle II IPA. Cans of Mosaic DDH Albu-Murky, New Mexi-Kolsch, and Chocolate Milk Stout are now available. Saturday’s Fifth Anniversary Party will feature the release of old favorite Guava Gose on tap and in cans, plus the new Headlock Hazy IPA will also be available on tap and in cans.
Events: Saturday—Fifth Anniversary Party, noon-8 p.m., with live music from Tres Pendejos, noon-3 p.m., El Brujo Nava, 3:30-6 p.m., Pawn Shop Poster Boys, 6:30-8 p.m.
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, Pomegranate 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 was the most recent addition, but Pomegranate Cider is now available.
Live Music: Friday—D’Santi Nava, 7 p.m.; Sunday—RJ Perez, 5 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, Irish Red, Citranova, Maze of Haze Pale Ale, Tuttle IPA, Abbey Ale, Boysenberry Wheat, Watermelon Cardamom Kettle Sour. Recent additions include the summer anniversary beer, Citranova, which is also available in four-pack cans, plus Watermelon Cardamom Kettle Sour, Boysenberry Wheat, Irish Red, and Abbey Ale. Cabana Lager and Tuttle IPA are still available in six-pack cans to go.
Live Music (Brewery): Thursday—The Squash Blossom Boys, 6-9 p.m.; Sunday—The Deal, 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 IPA, Cream Sour, Deaf Dog Brown, Brew-ha-ristra (Red Chile Stout), North Drain Lager, River Wash IPL, Cantero Black IPA, Critical Mass Radler, Tamarind Sour, Brut IPA, Sour Grapes Ale. 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 River Wash IPL and Black IPA.
Live Music: Saturday—RJ Perez, 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—Sloan Armitage, 6 p.m.; Sunday—Dust City Opera, Cactus Tractor, Sage + Jared, 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, Kolsch Me Outside, Really Tied the Room Together Hazy Pale, My Chemical Bromance Hazy IPA, Redgulators Red IPA, Pina Corrales Wheat, Stiff Upper Lip ESB. 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, Pina Corrales Wheat, Stiff Upper Lip ESB, Redgulators, and Kolsch Me Outside are the most recent additions. My Chemical Bromance was Ex Novo’s NMIPAC entry. Look for cans of Really Tied the Room Together in addition to being on tap. This Friday marks the return of the popular blue-green sour Hello My Name is Indigo Montoya, and in addition to being on tap, it will be sold in four-pack cans.
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: Today (Wednesday)—DJ AK, 2 p.m.; Saturday—Sloan Armitage, 6 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: Today (Wednesday)—Got Soul, 6 p.m.; Saturday—Lomas Street Jazz, 6:30 p.m.
Other Events: Friday—Cafe La Luna, 7 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: Friday—The Brewery Comedy Tour, 8:30 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, Maibock, A Slice of Strawberry, Miles From Cologne, Sun Fade Hazy IPA, Full Nelson DIPA, Saved by the Belgian, Kool Thoughts and Apricots. You can still get cans of Full Nelson, Sun Fade Hazy IPA, Strawberry Gose, Acclimated, and Summer Project Dank. Recent additions on tap include Saved by the Belgian, Kool Thoughts and Apricots, Miles From Cologne, and A Slice of Strawberry.
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 was 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: Volcan IPA, 32 Bravo DIPA, Seismic Stout, Valles Lager, Petroglyph Wit, Butte Blonde, Ash Cloud Hazy IPA, Shiprock Saison, Capulin Pale Ale. Well, look at that, the first full beer list of house brews at Lava Rock! They sent it over to us, so how could we not share it with all of you? Head over to try them out alongside the revamped food menu as the kitchen is now run by M’tucci’s.
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, Dry Oaked Stout, Dang Pale Ale, Brut Savant, Valley Fog, Weizenbock, Thunder from Dortmunder, Cholo Stout, Lifted Pale Ale, Rye Ginger Lager (Heights only), Alpha Acid Trip (Heights and Westside only), Double IPA (Heights and Westside only), Hefeweizen (Westside only), Sorens’ Stonefruit Gose (Westside only), Triple White (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 Lifted Pale Ale Thunder from Dortmunder, Radler, Dry Oaked Stout, and Dang Pale Ale. Cans of Double White Triple Berry are now available, as are the cans of the two new hard seltzers.
Live Music (Downtown): Today (Wednesday)—The Cumberlands, 6-9 p.m.; Thursday—The Jir Project, 7-10 p.m.; Friday—St. Range and TV Killers, 7-11 p.m.; Saturday—Pink Freud, 8-11 p.m.; Sunday—Love Beer, Hate Cancer charity event with Cookie, 2-3:15 p.m., Val James, 3:45-5 p.m., The Rudy Boy Experiment, 5:30-7 p.m.
Live Music (Heights): Friday—Rebecca Arscott, 7-10 p.m.
Live Music (Westside): Thursday—DJ Wae Fonkey, 8-10 p.m.; Friday—Songwriter Duo, 8-11 p.m.; Saturday—Jimmy Jams, 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: G-Bird Grapefruit IPA, Coffee & Cream, Sun Dust Hazy Pale Ale, 8 of 9 Blood Orange American Wheat, Beam Me Up Scotty (Silver Taproom only), Irish Red (Silver Taproom only). The most recent addition is the Sun Dust.
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, 400th DIPA, Golden Grahams Amber Lager, Ponderosa Porter. The most recent additions are 400th DIPA, Ponderosa Pilsner, and the popular Golden Grahams Amber Lager.
Live Music: Thursday—J5th, 7:30 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: RoseMarie, Raspberry & Wheat Pedro, Dark Pedro, Kill or be Kilt, Triquerta Tripel, Bourbon Barrel-Aged MacLomas Stout, Haze the New Guy IPA. The most recent additions are Haze the New Guy, Dark Pedro, Raspberry & Wheat Pedro, and Kill or be Kilt. Before those came Rosemarie, a rosé ale with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and hibiscus. The BBA MacLomas is available in limited quantities, so get it quick.
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: Cascade SMASH, Nitro Double Vanilla Cream, New England IPA, Lemonade Stand (Candelaria and Downtown only), Picture Rock Porter (Candelaria brewery only), Riley’s Switch Lager (Clovis taproom only), Hopical Storm (Clovis taproom only), Mail Order Russian Imperial Stout (bottles only). The most recent additions are Ginga Ninja, a pale ale brewed with Yuzu and ginger, plus 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. Left Paw Lager, a Bohemian pilsner, debuts this Saturday.
Events (Brewery): Saturday—Doggie Dash Kick-off Bash, noon-4 p.m.
Events (Downtown Taproom): Saturday—Goodbye Simms Location, all day
Weekly Events (Brewery): Saturday—Brewery Tours, 1 p.m.; Sunday—The Draft Sessions, 5-7 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: Friday—Tres Pendejos, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Ray Anthony & PowerSlyde, 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: Ante Up IPA, Counterbalance IPA, Pale Ale, Crystal Cream Ale, Hazy Summer Pale Ale, Pub Ale. The hops keep changing as Ante Up and Counterbalance are the newest IPAs on tap. The Pub Ale is a fresh batch and tasting mighty good.
Cask: Hazy Summer and Duke of Earl, the Pub Ale with Earl Grey tea, 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, 505 Reds Liverpool Ale. The most recent additions are 2 Robs Make a Rita, a collaboration with Palmer Brewery, and Armadillo Trousers, a single-hop pale ale. The 505 Reds Liverpool Ale is back in time for the start of the Premier League season this weekend.
Events: Sunday—Unidos con El Paso Blood Drive and Fundraiser, 3-9 p.m.
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, Peach Dynamite, Skull Crusher IPA, Schwarz Bender, Manana IPA; (barrel-aged bottles) Ned’s Sour Pail, Ned’s Sour Pail with boysenberry; (bottle-conditioned bottles) Cinderella Story, Saison de Luxe, Los Ranchos Cider. The most recent additions are Schwarz Bender, Skull Crusher, and The Village Wit. A new batch of Stay Golden debuts Thursday, plus there will be special casks of the ale with fresh hops from Red Hat Hops on Thursday and Friday. Bottles of Saison de Luxe, a collaboration with Ex Novo, and The Judy are available for a limited time. Cans of Manana IPA are now available.
Live Music: Tuesday—The Hawkeyes, 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. This weekend will see the debut of Mise-en-scene Pils.
Weekly Events: Today (Wednesday)—Local Artisan Showcase, 5 p.m.
The 377 Brewery — (505) 934-0795
(Open noon-11 p.m. most days)
Beers: The 377 IPA, Red Horse Lager, El CuCuy DIPA, Peach Wheat, Kolsch, Schwarzbier, Belgian Quad, Flanders Red, Ginger Beer, Wee Heavy, Mother Pucker Sour, Milk Stout, Brut IPA, Mantango Pilsner, Hefeweisen, German Pilsner. The Schwarzbier was a bronze medal winner at the Great British Beer Festival last year. There are often limited sours on tap, but those beers change out quickly.
Toltec Brewing — (505) 890-1455
(Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-midnight, Sunday noon-10 p.m.)
Beers: (House) Cactus Warrior (Agave Wheat), Pale Ale, IPA, Stout, Altbier, Rye Lager; (Seasonals) Cascade Pomelo, Cherry Limonada, Guapo Hoppo IPA. The most recent additions are Cherry Limonada Gose and Guapo Hoppo, Toltec’s NM IPA Challenge entry. The Red Devils Helles, brewed for the local Manchester United fan club, will be back by the start of the Premier League season this weekend. An unnamed hoppy red ale should also be on tap soon, and it will get some sort of creative name.
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), Nitro Milk Stout (Wells Park and Westside only). The most recent additions include Blood Orange Cider, Rosé Cider, Boot Girl IPA, and Ebony & Ivory Pale Stout. Before those came Veruca Salt Gose and Sorachi Ace IPA.
Live Music (Wells Park): Friday—The Casual Fridays, 5 p.m.; Saturday—Synyster Vail, 8 p.m.
Live Music (Nob Hill): Today (Wednesday)—Elonzo Wesley, 7 p.m.; Friday—The James McIntire Trio, 6 p.m.; Saturday—Paul Hunton, 6 p.m.
Live Music (Westside): Friday—Casey Mraz, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Julian Dossett, 7 p.m.
Other Events (Wells Park): Today (Wednesday)—Poetry & Beer, 7:30 p.m.; Friday—Southwest Shootout Regional Poetry Slam, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Southwest Shootout Regional Poetry Slam, 1 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, Oscura Especial Mexican Lager, 505 Apricot Sour. The most recent additions are the 505 Apricot Sour and Oscura Especial. 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 was RFA’s NMIPAC 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—Lone Pinon, 7 p.m.; Saturday—The Barb Wires, 7 p.m.
Live Music (Rufina): Friday—Future Scars album release party with Prism Bitch, Jessie Deluxe, 8 p.m.
Other Events (Rufina): Thursday—Rio Grande Agricultural Land Trust Fundraiser, 4 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—Josh Glenn Experiment and Michael Garfield, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Nosotros, 8 p.m.; Sunday—Detroit Lightning, 7 p.m.; Monday—Howling Giant and Red Mesa, 7 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): Thursday—Lindsay White Duo, 7:30 p.m.; Friday—Colours of Monochrome, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Chris Dracup Trio, 8 p.m.; Sunday—Dave Dersham, 2 p.m.
Live Music (Las Cruces): Friday—Chris Dracup Trio, 8 p.m.; Saturday—Colours of Monochrome, 7 p.m.; Sunday—Steve MacIntyre, 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, 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. There will be a special cask-aged Farmhouse Ale available this Saturday at 4 p.m.
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—Black Hats and Pearl Snaps, 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, Hot Springs Lager, Big River India Brown Ale, Cerveza Gold, Fireside Tripel. If you have to make one stop between ABQ and Las Cruces, this is it. The most recent additions are Big River, Hot Springs Lager, and Cerveza Gold. Look for Earthshine Double IPA on tap this Thursday.
Live Music: Thursday—Sam Pace and The Gilded Grit, 7 p.m.; Saturday—The WesternHers, 7 p.m.
Other Events: Saturday—Brewery Tour, 4:30 p.m.
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