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.
Steel Bender Brewyard is always buzzing, whether in the taproom out front or in the brewery in the back. These days, it also seems like the Los Ranchos brewery has a presence at just about every imaginable event beyond its boundaries, and this weekend is a clear example of that. First up at the brewery, the Trans American Buffet Beer – Colder than the Sandias, a collaboration with Flix Brewhouse, debuts on tap this Thursday. It’s described as a “yellow fizzy beer” that pays tribute to the movie Smokey and the Bandit, which was part of a special screening at Flix last week (and is on tap there as well). We think Burt Reynolds would be proud. If you ever wanted to pick the brain of brewmaster Bob Haggerty, you can meet him at a special event at O’Niell’s in Nob Hill on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Steel Bender is the “Brewery of the Month” at the pub, so many of its beers will be featured for those who do not want to make the drive from the southeast to the northern side of the metro area. For those much further south, Steel Bender will be a part of the White Sands Balloon & Music Festival at Ed Brabson Balloon Park in Alamogordo this Friday through Sunday. Further north, Steel Bender will be competing in the Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown, which will be held at The Bridge at Santa Fe Brewing on Saturday at 2 p.m. Another option is to find Steel Bender, along with Palmer Brewery and three other cideries, at the State Fair Cider Fest on Saturday at 5 p.m. at Expo New Mexico. Tickets are for sale online for $18 and include a sample glass and 10 sample tickets. UPDATE: They also have six-pack cans of Cider now available, because they just can’t stop doing more things.
On the new beer front this week, there are a few options to check out. Black Snout has added 3 Point Porter, Red Zone Red, and Halftime SMASH to its lineup. Bombs Away drops its Oktoberfest. Bosque’s Guava EOP is available now at all locations, while Mammoths on Parade will be on tap Saturday at Bosque North only. Bow & Arrow continues its single-hop pilsner series with Rad Vista Grüngeist on Friday. Boxing Bear tapped its collaboration with Canteen, Strawberry Basil Gose. Canteen heats things up with Sichler Green Chile Lager on Friday. Ex Novo has its new weizenbock, Ryder’s Bock, named for one of the staff members, plus Fresh Hop Eliot IPA is on tap for a limited time and there is one sixtel of the Portland brewery’s anniversary beer, Quinque, a tart saison. La Cumbre rolls out Mango Pineapple Gose in cans and on tap on Friday. Marble’s new charity beer, #ENDALZ, is a blueberry and lemon-infused American wheat ale, plus Cerveza Oscura is now available. Nexus has more Beam Me Up Scotty available. Quarter Celtic brings back its summer-vanquishing Helles. Sidetrack rolls out Sidewaze Haze and Rusty Red on Friday. Starr Brothers goes wild with Supersonic Death Monkey Double IPA. Turtle Mountain should have Perpetuity Pale Ale on tap by this weekend.
Up in Santa Fe, Blue Corn blinds us all with Whiteout Stout. Second Street tries not run over Red and Yellow Armadillo while finding its way on Winsor Trail Pale Ale to Black Canyon Porter. Over in Los Alamos, Bathtub Row tapped FestBier and Water Canyon Wild Ale.
Continue reading for all the news that is fit to blog for the week of September 2.
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.
Live Music: Thursday—1st Thursday Open Mic, 6 p.m.; Saturday—Sloan Armitage, 6 p.m.
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, 3 Point Porter, Triple Double Hazy Pale Ale, Red Zone Red, Halftime SMASH. Welcome to the listings, Black Snout! The brewery at Juan Tabo and Menaul is now open, with a decided sports theme throughout. 3 Point Porter has replaced South Paw Porter, which should return later in the year, while Red Zone Red replaced Hat Trick Red. Halftime SMASH is a new 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 (Brewery): Friday—Landmark: A Mike Pace Exhibit, 6 p.m.
Bombs Away Beer Company — (505) 554-3204
(Hours: Mon–Sat noon–10 p.m., Sun noon–8 p.m.)
UPDATED>>>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, Oktoberfest. The most recent additions are the Oktoberfest, 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, All Ryety Then, Lulumelon (Watermelon Gose), Guava EOP. 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. A new series of Elephants on Parade variants that benefit the Albuquerque BioPark are now available, including Guava EOP and a special tapping of Mammoths on Parade this Saturday at Bosque North only.
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, Cake Bandit, Rad Vista Pilsner, Super Bien, Desert Rambler Hefeweizen, Wassabro Hazy IPA, El Breakfast Stout, Thai Crush Grisette; (bottles and on tap) Western Beauty Grisette, Cosmic Arrow; (bottles only) Coyote Cool, Guest of Honor. The most recent additions are Thai Crush, El Breakfast Stout, Desert Rambler, Rad Vista with Styrian Dragon hops, Super Bien (Mexican Lager), and Wassabro Hazy IPA, the brewery’s NMIPAC entry. Guest of Honor is a Belgian-style pale ale with brett, which is now only available in bombers, while Western Beauty Grisette is on tap and in bombers. Look for the latest in the single-hop pilsner series, Rad Vista with Grüngeist, on Friday.
Live Music: Saturday—Devin Myers, 7 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: Blood Orange Pale Ale, Ameri-Kolsch, Cascade Mountain IPA, Razz-Bearry Gose, Mosaic DDH Albu-Murky Hazy IPA, Guava Gose, Headlock Hazy IPA, Murkito, Bear-Mosa, Strawberry Basil Saison. 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 Strawberry Basil Saison, a collaboration with Canteen, plus 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. Wicked Pissa, a new England-style IPA, and Jane’s Addiction are the most recent additions. Brew Lab also has its own root beer, for those seeking a non-alcoholic option.
Live Music: Friday—January Storm, 7 p.m.; Saturday—HotRod, 8 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, Strawberry Basil Gose, Sundance Kolsch, WIPL Wouser. Recent additions include the summer anniversary beer, Citranova, which is also available in four-pack cans, plus WIPL Wouser, 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. Sichler Green Chile Lager debuts Friday.
Live Music (Brewery): Thursday—Singer Songwriter Showcase with Melissa Rios, Kelsey Manning, Chessa Peak, 6-9 p.m.; Sunday—Dos Gatos, noon-3 p.m., Odd Dog, 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—Stray Dawgs, 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.
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, Light Lager. Say hello to the new brewery at 500 Yale SE! The current lineup includes all the beers listed above. With a 3-barrel system, expect some fairly frequent turnover. The Stout and Light Lager are the most recent additions.
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, Perle Haggard Pilsner, Aperture Pale Ale, Stiff Upper Lip, Hello My Name is Indigo Montoya, Stout of Good Names, Weiz Guy Eh?, Hopped Up on Pils, Fresh Hop Eliot IPA, 1995 Called, Ryder’s Bock, Quinque. 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, Fresh Hop Eliot IPA, Ryder’s Bock (Weizenbock), 1995 Called (Amber Ale), Hopped Up on Pils, Pina Corrales Wheat, Stiff Upper Lip ESB, Stout of Good Names, and Weiz Guy Eh? are the most recent additions.
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, Trans American Buffet Beer. 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, James Blond, and Trans American, a collaboration with Steel Bender.
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—Red Mesa, 7 p.m.
Other Events: Today (Wednesday)—Vinyl Infusions, 2 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: Saturday—Chris Cordova and Jazz Band, 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.; Saturday—GringoSuave Photography, 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: Miles From Cologne, Sun Fade Hazy IPA, Full Nelson DIPA, Kool Thoughts and Apricots, Dortmunder, Tres Padres Belgian Tripel, What’s the Alternative, Oktoberfest Lager. You can still get cans of Oktoberfest, Full Nelson, Sun Fade Hazy IPA, Strawberry Gose, Acclimated, and Autumn Project Dank. Recent additions on tap include What’s the Alternative (Altbier), Dortmunder, Tres Padres, Kool Thoughts and Apricots, and Miles From Cologne.
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, Double White Triple Berry, Cerveza, Cholo Stout, Lifted Pale Ale, Rita, Pina Loca Gose, Brut Savant, Altbier, Double IPA, Honey Kolsch, #ENDALZ, Cerveza Oscura, Thunder from Dortmunder (Heights and Westside only), Passionate Gose (Heights and Westside only), Valley Fog (Heights and Westside only), Weizenbock (Westside only), Dang Pale Ale (Westside only), Dry Oaked Stout (Westside only), Basic Brunch (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 #ENDALZ, an American wheat infused with blueberry and lemon to benefit charity, plus the Cerveza Oscura, Altbier, Pina Loca Gose, Honey Kolsch, Rita, 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 High Vibes, 6-9 p.m.; Thursday—The Memphis P-Tails, 7-10 p.m.; Friday—DJ Bryan Davidson, 5-7 p.m., Innastate, 8-11 p.m.; Saturday—Sol De La Noche, 8-11 p.m.; Sunday—Gregg Daigle & The Driftsmen, 3-6 p.m.
Live Music (Heights): Thursday—DJ Wae Fonkey, 7-10 p.m.; Friday—RJ Perez, 7-10 p.m.; Saturday—The Last Call Band, 7-10 p.m.
Live Music (Westside): Friday—Moonhat, 8-11 p.m.; Saturday—Dale & Waylon, 8-11 p.m.
Other Events (Westside): Today (Wednesday)—The Office Trivia, 6-8 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: Sun Dust Hazy Pale Ale, Beam Me Up Scotty, Toucan Sam Mango IPA, Prince’s Raspberry Beret American Wheat. The most recent additions are the Prince’s Raspberry Beret, Toucan Sam, and Sun Dust. Beam Me Up is back after a short absence.
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, Helles. The most recent additions are Helles, 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 (Downtown and Clovis 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.
Live Music (Brewery): Friday—Matt Kollock, 6 p.m.
Other Events (Brewery): Thursday—Halfway Decent Karaoke, 7 p.m.
Other Events (Downtown): Friday—Joanna Conjurske Art Release with DJ Clout, 8 p.m.
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, Oktoberfest Marzen, Dunkelweizen, Berliner Weisse, Blood Orange Blonde. The most recent additions are the Berliner Weisse, Blood Orange Blonde, Dunkelweizen, Oktoberfest, and My Rye or Die IPA. Look for cans of Freak Juice and Send It Pilsner for a limited time.
Live Music: Friday—Hip Hop Fest, 6 p.m., Chuckie Campbell, 9 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: Flipside IPA, Pale Ale, Amber Lager, Dark Engine Stout, Buzz Bomb, Golden Wheels Blonde Ale. Lots of recent changes with Amber Lager, Buzz Bomb, and Dark Engine among those joining the taps. Sidewaze Haze and Rusty Red arrive Friday.
Cask: Flipside IPA and Amber Lager are in the firkins.
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, 505 Reds Liverpool Ale, Starrlite Kolsch, The Velvet Whip, The Red Queen, Supersonic Death Monkey DIPA. The most recent additions are Supersonic Death Monkey, 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, Schwarz Bender, Cinderella Story, One for 5 Pale Ale; (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 One for 5 Pale (also in cans) 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. Trans American Buffet Beer, a collaboration with Flix Brewhouse, debuts on tap Thursday.
Live Music: Tuesday—The Fabulous Martini Tones, 6-8:30 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), 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 soon. The most recent addition is Mise-en-scene Pils.
Live Music: Thursday—Thirsty Eye Thursdays with Brendangerous, Linvillian, Papa Beats, 7-10 p.m.; Saturday—Dan Garduno, 3 p.m., Chris Patchett, 7 p.m.
Other Events: Monday—Game Night, 6 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) Cherry Limonada, Roja Guardian, Red Devils Helles. 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 for the Premier League season.
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, Rosé Cider, Blood Orange Cider, Chicharron Red Lager, Saddle Up Jefe, Apricot Wheat, American Amber Ale, Pineapple IPA, Cold Brew Milk Stout (Wells Park only), Nitro Milk Stout (Wells Park and Westside only), Flanders Red (Four Hills only), Veruca Salt Gose (Four Hills and Westside only), Ebony & Ivory Pale Stout (Westside only), Summer Spice Field Beer (Westside only). The most recent additions include Chicharron, a collaboration with Turtle Mountain, plus American Amber, Pineapple IPA, Apricot, Wheat and Saddle Up Jefe, which benefits New Mexico Horse Rescue.
Live Music (Wells Park): Thursday—Black Hats N Pearl Snaps, 8 p.m.; Saturday—Jacob Chavez, noon, Red Canyon Road, 8 p.m.
Live Music (Nob Hill): Today (Wednesday)—Mythic Valley, 7 p.m.; Thursday—Beloved, 7 p.m.; Friday—Anna p.s., 5 p.m., Urban Fusion Local, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Matthew Austin Williams, 6 p.m.
Live Music (Westside): Friday—DJ D-Monic, 7 p.m.; Saturday—JD Nash, 6 p.m.
Other Events (Wells Park): Today (Wednesday)—Poetry & Beer, 7:30 p.m.; Friday—First Friday’s Comedy Contest, 8 p.m.
Other Events (Westside): Monday—Seinfeld Trivia, 7 p.m.
Weekly Events (Wells Park): 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, Chicharron Red Lager, Tentative Magnificence IPA, Oktoberfest. The most recent additions are Yum Yum Bramble, which replaced Yum Yum Breeze, plus Oktoberfest, Tentative, and SCH Scotch Lager, with $1 from every pint sold of the latter going to help outgoing brewmaster Mick Hahn’s brother, who is battling cancer. When Chicharron runs out, Perpetuity Pale Ale 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, 505 Apricot Sour, Scotch Ale, Whiteout Stout. The most recent additions are the Whiteout Stout and Scotch Ale. 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.
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, Jose (Key Lime Gose), Meier (Lemon Gose), Raspberry Germophile, Body isn’t Life, Song of Our Own. 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, Meier, a lemon gose, Raspberry Germophile, Boddy isn’t Life (Barleywine), and Song of Our Own (Tangerine Wild Ale). Bottles of Fields of Rye, Cote d’Or Cerise Redux, and Grandissant 4x Cerise 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 Oktoberfest is back for a limited time, so get it 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.
Live Music (ABQ Taproom): Saturday—Eugene, 6 p.m.
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, Rod’s Steam Bitter, Six Fruit Under, XX ESB, Rod’s Best Bitter, Mandarina Brut IPA, Yuzu Gose, Red and Yellow Armadillo, Black Canyon Porter, Winsor Trail Pale Ale. The benefits of having two brewhouses are now apparent as Second Street is loaded with more beers than ever. Recent additions include Red and Yellow Armadillo (IPA), Black Canyon, and Winsor Trail.
Live Music (Original): Friday—The Bus Tapes, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Half Broke Horses, 7 p.m.
Live Music (Rufina): Saturday—Inaiah Lujan and Escape on a Horse, 7:30 p.m.
Other Events (Original): Saturday—RescueFest, 11 a.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: Saturday—JJ and the Mystics, 8 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.)
UPDATED>>>Beers: Hoppenheimer IPA, Dark Wheat, Little Bird Blonde, Patriot Porter, Ancones Wet Hop, FestBier, Water Canyon Wild Ale. 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 Dark Wheat, Festbier, and the duo of Water Canyon and Ancones, both made with fresh wet hops and only available for a very limited time.
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.; Friday—The Oversouls, 8 p.m.; Saturday—Alison Reynolds, 8 p.m.
Live Music (Las Cruces): Friday—Smokin Blue Band, 8 p.m.; Saturday—Flat Blak, 8 p.m.; Sunday—Skivi Meredith, 5 p.m.; Tuesday—Open Mic, 7 p.m.
Other Events (Silver City): Friday—Paula’s Paint Party, 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, Mango Campfire Cream Ale, Bad Medicine Honey DIPA. Mango 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: Saturday—Jeff and Michael, 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—JJ and the Mystics, 6 p.m.
Other Events: Today (Wednesday)—One for 5 Brewery Celebration, 5 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, Jackrabbit Pils, Valhalla Peach Wheat. If you have to make one stop between ABQ and Las Cruces, this is it. The most recent additions are Valhalla, Earthshine, Big River, and Cerveza Gold.
Live Music: Friday—Milo’s Omni World, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Brews & Tunes with Constance, 7 p.m.
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