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.
Unless you have been out of town, or under a rock, all summer, the grip of the soccer craze has not loosened upon this city and its breweries and taprooms. New Mexico United games, shown via the ESPN+ streaming service, are now taking over the TVs all across town. Heck, it’s taking over across the state. For this Saturday’s road game against San Antonio (6 p.m. on Saturday), Bosque is having a little extra fun at the Nob Hill Public House. In addition to $1 off beers and certain food items for anyone wearing United gear, Rude Boy Cookies will be on hand with cookie decorating kits for purchase. Make your own United cookies during the game. There will also be prize giveaways throughout the game from United staff members who will be on hand. If cookies are not your thing, fear not, for there will be additional watch parties at Rio Bravo, Starr Brothers, and a whole lot of other locations. Check in with your favorite brewery and see if they are participating.
On the new beer front this week, there are a few options to check out. Ale Republic brings back Lone Wolf and adds Belgian Cream. Bombs Away has more Primer Pub Ale, while also getting experimental with X IPA. Bosque put its latest charity beer, Working Lab Golden Ale, on tap recently, along with Allryety Then (Lager) and Lulumelon (Gose), plus you can find Jetty Jack (formerly Brewer’s Boot) in six-pack cans. Boxing Bear added Murkito and Bear-Mosa. Canteen tapped Strawberry Basil Saison and Sundance Kolsch. Differential goes dark with more Irish Dry Stout. Ex Novo has its Oregon flagship, Eliot IPA, on tap and in cans here for a limited time. Flix Brewhouse brings back two of its medal winners, H-E-Dubbel Hockey Sticks and James Blond. Lava Rock fishes out some Brown Trout Lager and Gila Gose. La Cumbre will have the autumn edition of Project Dank IPA on tap and in cans this Friday. Marble puckers up Pina Loca Gose. Nexus wakes up with Toucan Sam Mango IPA. Red Door brought back Blackberry Hefeweizen and Raining Blood IPA for the grand opening of the new downtown taproom this weekend. Rio Bravo slams a Dunkelweizen. Toltec has a limited supply of Fresa Loco available. Turtle Mountain put Yum Yum Bramble on tap, and Oktoberfest could soon follow. UPDATE: Cinderella Story Brett Saison is now back on tap at Steel Bender.
Up in Santa Fe, Rowley Farmhouse Ales introduces Jose, a key lime gose. Second Street brings back old favorites like XX ESB and Rod’s Best Bitter, while also adding Mandarina Brut IPA and Yuzu Gose. Down in Truth or Consequences, T or C Brewing hops along with Jackrabbit Pils this Thursday.
Continue reading for all the news that is fit to blog for the week of August 19.
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: Best Coast IPA, Wheat St. Wheatwine, Bug Juice, Sombra Stout, Belgian Cream, Lone Wolf. Ale Republic is feeling smooth with the new Belgian Cream. Lone Wolf is also back on tap.
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.
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, Hazy Chain DIPA, Primer Pub Ale, X IPA. The most recent additions are the Primer, X IPA, Thor Missile, Summer Bier, and Type 50. The seventh version of Hazy Chain DIPA has arrived.
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, Working Lab Golden Ale. The most recent additions are Working Lab, a charity beer for Canine Companions for Indepence, plus Allryety Then (Lager), Lulumelon (Watermelon Gose), Old Days American-style Pilsner and Strawberry Sabotage are best enjoyed with a lot of ’90s music. Cans of Open Space Haze and Jetty Jack 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, El Breakfast Stout; (bottles only) Coyote Cool, Cosmic Arrow. The bottled beers are Coyote Cool (Red Saison) and Cosmic Arrow (Brett Saison). The most recent additions are El Breakfast Stout, 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, New Mexi-Kolsch, Cascade Mountain IPA, Razz-Bearry Gose, Mosaic DDH Albu-Murky Hazy IPA, Guava Gose, Headlock Hazy IPA, Murkito, Bear-Mosa. 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 Murkito, Bear-Mosa, Guava Gose, Headlock Hazy, and Razz-Bearry Gose. Cans of Guava Gose, Hazy Headlock, Mosaic DDH Albu-Murky, 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, Jane’s Addiction 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. Jane’s Addiction is the most recent addition. They also have their own root beer, for those seeking a non-alcoholic option.
Live Music: Friday—Russell Ash, 8 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, Strawberry Basil Gose, Sundance Kolsch. Recent additions include the summer anniversary beer, Citranova, which is also available in four-pack cans, plus Strawberry Basil Gose, Sundance Kolsch, Irish Red, and Abbey Ale. State Fair Pilsner, Cabana Lager, and Tuttle IPA are still available in six-pack cans to go.
Live Music (Brewery): Thursday—Chris Dracup, 6-9 p.m.; Sunday—Stillhouse Junkies, 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, Cantero Black IPA, Critical Mass Radler, Brut IPA, Sour Grapes Ale, Sour’d Haze IPA. 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 Sour’d Haze and Black IPA.
Live Music: Saturday—The Amazing Honeyboys, 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: Friday—Rolando’s Revenge, 8 p.m.; Saturday—Chambea: Alxxs Garza, Euphorbia, 6 p.m.; Sunday—Sunday Smooth: James and Beats, 2 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, Irish Dry Stout. 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, Really Tied the Room Together Hazy Pale, Redgulators Red IPA, Pina Corrales Wheat, Stiff Upper Lip ESB, Hello My Name is Indigo Montoya, Stout of Good Names, Easy Come Easy Go (Bohemian Pilsner), Weiz Guy Eh?, Hopped Up on Pils, Eliot 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. On the seasonal/specialty front, Hopped Up on Pils, Eliot IPA, Pina Corrales Wheat, Stiff Upper Lip ESB, Redgulators, Stout of Good Names, Weiz Guy Eh?, and Easy Come Easy Go, a collaboration with Rowley Farmhouse Ales, are the most recent additions. 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, H-E-Dubbel Hockey Sticks, James Blond. 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. The most recent additions are the H-E-Dubbel and James Blond.
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.
Live Music: Today (Wednesday)—Got Soul, 6 p.m.; Friday—Group Therapy, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Bosque Blues, 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.
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: Maibock, A Slice of Strawberry, Miles From Cologne, Sun Fade Hazy IPA, Full Nelson DIPA, Saved by the Belgian, Kool Thoughts and Apricots, Dortmunder, Tres Padres Belgian Tripel. You can still get cans of Full Nelson, Sun Fade Hazy IPA, Strawberry Gose, Acclimated, and Summer Project Dank. Recent additions on tap include Dortmunder, Tres Padres, Saved by the Belgian, Kool Thoughts and Apricots, Miles From Cologne, and A Slice of Strawberry. The autumn edition of Project Dank IPA will debut 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 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, Petroglyph Wit, Butte Blonde, Ash Cloud Hazy IPA, Shiprock Saison, Capulin Pale Ale, Gila Gose, Brown Trout Lager. 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. The Valles Lager has temporarily run out, but Brown Trout Lager, a German-style dunkel, is available. There are also two fruited versions of the Gila Gose, one with peaches and the other with prickly pear.
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: Desert Fog, Passionate Gose, Double White Triple Berry, Weizenbock, Thunder from Dortmunder, Cholo Stout, Lifted Pale Ale, Rita, Pina Loca Gose, Cerveza (Downtown only), Valley Fog (Downtown and Heights only), Daisy Duke City Kolsch (Downtown and Westside only), Honey Kolsch (Heights only), Dang Pale Ale (Heights and Westside only), Brut Savant (Heights and Westside only), Dry Oaked Stout (Westside only), Basic Brunch (Westside only), Sorens’ Stonefruit Gose (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 Pina Loca Gose, Honey Kolsch, Rita, Daisy Duke City Kolsch, Lifted Pale Ale, and Thunder from Dortmunder. 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 Amazing Honeyboys, 6-9 p.m.; Thursday—Sensi Trails, 7-10 p.m.; Friday—Tylor Brandon Band, 8-11 p.m.; Saturday—Busy Y Los Big Deals, 8-11 p.m.; Sunday—Wagogo, 3-6 p.m.; Tuesday—Dylan Gavin, 6-9 p.m.
Live Music (Heights): Friday—Tres Pendejos, 7-11 p.m.; Saturday—Melissa Rios, 7-10 p.m.
Live Music (Westside): Thursday—DJ Wae Fonkey, 8-10 p.m.; Friday—Kyle Martin Duo, 8-11 p.m.; Saturday—Reviva, 8-11 p.m.; Sunday—Classic Cover Band Festival, 3-7 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: Coffee & Cream, Sun Dust Hazy Pale Ale, 8 of 9 Blood Orange American Wheat, Toucan Sam Mango IPA, Beam Me Up Scotty (Silver Taproom only), Irish Red (Silver Taproom only). The most recent additions are the Toucan Sam and Sun Dust. Coffee & Cream is nearly out.
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, Amber Ale, Ponderosa Porter. The most recent additions are Amber Ale, 400th DIPA, and Ponderosa Pilsner. Next up are an India Pale Lager and Altbier.
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: Dark Pedro, Kill or be Kilt, Fading Days of Summer Haze IPA, Blimey Gold. The most recent additions are Fading Days and Blimey Gold, an English golden ale.
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, Ginga Ninja, Rickety Cricket, Left Paw Lager (Candelaria and Downtown only), Picture Rock Porter (Downtown only), Hopical Storm (Downtown only), Raining Blood (Downtown only), Blackberry Hefe (Downtown only), Riley’s Switch Lager (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, Rickety Cricket, a raspberry green tea hefeweizen, and Left Paw Lager, a Bohemian pilsner benefiting Animal Humane. There is a limited supply of Blackberry Hefe and Raining Blood on tap downtown for the grand opening this weekend.
Events (Downtown Taproom): Thursday—Duke City Story Slam, 7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday—Grand Opening, 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, Velvet Udders, Freak Juice Hazy IPA, Beer Against Humanity (IPA), Send it Pilsner, Wolfgang (Vienna Lager), Thin Mint Stout, Made Wit Love, 24/7 Session IPA, Dawn Patrol (Pale Ale), My Rye or Die IPA, Marzen, Dunkelweizen. The most recent additions are the Dunkelweizen, Marzen, and My Rye or Die IPA, 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.
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, Armadillo Trousers, Starrlite Kolsch, The Velvet Whip, The Red Queen. The most recent additions are The Velvet Whip, a hybrid IPA, and The Red Queen, a raspberry gose. The 505 Reds Liverpool Ale is back in time for the start of the Premier League season.
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, The Village Idiot, Schwarz Bender, Cinderella Story; (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 and The Village Wit, plus Cinderella Story is back on tap for a limited time, and you can get $1 off four-pack bottles of the brett saison, too. A new batch of Stay Golden is available, made with lemondrop hops instead of actual lemons. Bottles of Saison de Luxe, a collaboration with Ex Novo, and The Judy are available for a limited time. Cans of Manana IPA and Peach Dynamite are still available even though they have run out on tap.
Live Music: Today (Wednesday)—Smoky Knights, 5 p.m.; Tuesday—The Bus Tapes, 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, Mise-en-scene Pils. 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 most recent addition is Mise-en-scene Pils.
Live Music: Thursday—Thirsty Eye Thursdays with DJ Zenova, DJ Oddyesee, DJ Brendangerous, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Synyster Vail, 7 p.m.
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, Fresa Loco. The most recent additions are Cherry Limonada Gose and Roja Guardian, a hoppy red ale. The Red Devils Helles, brewed for the local Manchester United fan club, is back the start of the Premier League season. There is less than a keg of Fresa Loco available.
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, Chicharron Red Lager, Saddle Up Jefe, Apricot Wheat, 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 Chicharron, a collaboration with Turtle Mountain, plus Apricot Wheat and Saddle Up Jefe, which benefits New Mexico Horse Rescue. Before those came Blood Orange Cider, Rosé Cider, Boot Girl IPA, and Ebony & Ivory Pale Stout.
Live Music (Wells Park): Thursday—Malcolm Reese, 8 p.m.; Friday—Benny Basset, 5 p.m.; Saturday—Noir at the Bar, 7 p.m.
Live Music (Nob Hill): Friday—The Mumbojumbo Jazz Band, 6 p.m.; Saturday—Rene Moffatt, 6 p.m.
Live Music (Westside): Friday—Javier Ortega, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Lisa De Novo, 7 p.m.
Other Events (Wells Park): Friday—Art Fight, 9 p.m.; Saturday—Cold Brew Throwdown, 11 a.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 Bramble, Maibock, Wheat Couture Wheatwine, SCH Scotch Lager, Tenacious Mediocrity IPA, Chicharron Red Lager, Tentative Magnificence IPA. The most recent additions are Yum Yum Bramble, which replaced Yum Yum Breeze, plus 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. When Tenacious runs out, Oktoberfest will go on tap.
Santa Fe breweries
Blue Corn Brewery — (505) 438-1800
(Open daily 11 a.m.–10 p.m.)
Beers: Fustercluck Hibiscus Wheat, Peach Gose, 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: Saturday—D’Santi Nava, 6 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 Ten (IPA), Germophile (Berliner Weisse), Oyster Stoutish, Thrace (IPA), Jose (Key Lime 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 besides Episode 10 are Jose, a key lime gose, and Thrace, which was RFA’s NMIPAC entry. Bottles of Fields of Rye and Cote d’Or Cerise Redux are available for a limited time.
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, XX ESB, Rod’s Best Bitter, Mandarina Brut IPA, Yuzu Gose. 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 Best Bitter and XX ESB, plus newcomers Yuzu Gose and Mandarina Brut IPA.
Live Music (Original): Friday—Busy Y Los Big Deals, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Left Bank, 7 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—Thunderstorm, 7 p.m.; Friday—Red Light Cameras, Jessie Deluxe, Clementine was Right, 8 p.m.; Saturday—R&B Soul Revue with Hillary Smith, Ron Crowder, The RSDR Choir, 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—Karaoke with Miles, 9 p.m.; Saturday—CW Ayon Duo, 8 p.m.; Sunday—Amos Torres & Friends, 1 p.m.
Live Music (Las Cruces): Thursday—DJ Neokiddd, 9 p.m.; Friday—Ghetto Blaster, 9 p.m.; Saturday—Alister M, 8 p.m.; Sunday—Acoustic Sunday, 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—Ry Taylor and Jessie Martinez, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Mensch, 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—Full Moon, 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, Big River India Brown Ale, Cerveza Gold, Fireside Tripel, Earthshine Double IPA. If you have to make one stop between ABQ and Las Cruces, this is it. The most recent additions are Earthshine, Big River, and Cerveza Gold. Look for Jackrabbit Pils on tap this Thursday.
Live Music: Friday—Pat Dutton Trio with Guitar Slim, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Constance & The Tinkan Band with Guitar Slim, 7 p.m.
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