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.
Hey, remember when last weekend was rather incredibly jammed with major events at breweries around town? This weekend might actually surpass that. In addition to Marblefest, which we already covered, there will also be events at seemingly every point on the map around the metro area and a little beyond. Going with seniority of events first, if you feel like getting a little ways out of town, then head to Sierra Blanca’s eighth annual Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday from 2 to 9 p.m. For $15 you get a bratwurst dinner and entry into the expansive beer garden. Kids 10 and under eat free, and they get their own kids zone with games and activities. Adults can enjoy the music from Rhythm Divine and Full Moon while sipping on the SB Oktoberfest beer. Back in town, both Rio Bravo (4th) and Ponderosa (5th) are celebrating their respective anniversaries on Saturday. Ponderosa will have Judy and the Jets performing at 5:30, plus a special cask of Margarita Lime Lager will be on tap, and there will be additional food and beer specials. Rio Bravo will be roasting chiles from 5 to 8, with a special beer tasting from 7 to 8, then Brandon Saiz performs at 8:30, followed by headliner Josh Grider at 9:30. There will also be prize giveaways including a one-night stay at Hotel Andaluz. Finally, out in Rio Rancho, to celebrate the end of construction on Southern Boulevard (yes, it’s done), the Shop & Stroll Street Party is taking over a stretch that includes three breweries — Turtle Mountain, Brew Lab 101, 1933 Brewing — all taking part in the fun. We will gather more information on this big, free event that runs from 3 to 9, with a charitable component and all sorts of beer-related fun. If there is anything we missed this weekend, please send us the info. It’s busy out there.
On the new beer front this week, there are a few options to check out. Bombs Away has a fresh batch of Counter Charge Coffee Stout. Bosque grasps at Last Straw Hefeweizen. Canteen gets in the season with Oktoberfest, plus Falconer’s Arm Pale Ale is back. Ex Novo reinvents the acronym with Intense Berry Units. La Cumbre lands Jet Pilot Pale Ale. La Reforma brewed up Copper Canyon Pale Ale, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Alajaba Children’s Home in Creel, Chihuahua, Mexico, a longtime favorite charity of owners John Gozigian and Jeff Jinnett. Marble feels the season with Pumpkin Ale on tap and Pumpkin Noir returning on tap and in cans today (Wednesday). Nexus goes wild with Fest Bier, out today (Wednesday). Ponderosa also has its India Pale Lager on tap. Quarter Celtic recently added Burque Biergarten, a collaboration kellerbier made with Sidetrack, which also has it on tap. Other recent additions at Sidetrack are Octubre Fiesta and a new batch of Pub Ale. Steel Bender is doing a double can release of The Whole Shoe Belgian IPA and Blackberry Dynamite on Thursday. Thirsty Eye’s Oktoberfest hits taps this weekend.
Up in Santa Fe, Second Street is releasing Sloppy Sloth Hazy IPA on tap and in cans. Tumbleroot brings back Double Brown Ale and New School IPA, while also adding Festbier and Smoked Porter on nitro, plus three new sours in bottles (Pomegranate, Blueberry Raspberry).
Continue reading for all the news that is fit to blog for the week of September 16.
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: Saturday—Steve Hall, 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.
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, 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, as has a fresh batch of Counter Charge.
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, Working Lab Golden Ale, All Ryety Then, Guava EOP, One for 5 Pale Ale, Last Straw Hefeweizen. The most recent additions are One for 5, a charity beer made with Sierra Blanca and Steel Bender, Working Lab, a charity beer for Canine Companions for Independence, plus Allryety Then (Lager), and Last Straw. 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.
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, Wolf Eyes Marzen; (bottles and on tap) Western Beauty Grisette, Cosmic Arrow; (bottles only) Coyote Cool, Guest of Honor. The most recent additions are Wolf Eyes Marzen, Thai Crush, El Breakfast Stout, Desert Rambler, Rad Vista with Grüngeist 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.
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, OktoBEARfest, Bear Knuckle 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 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. OktoBEARfest and Bear Knuckle IPA are now available on tap and in cans.
Live Music (Brewery): Saturday—Marion, 6 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, Jane’s Addiction Pomegranate Cider, Wicked Pissa. 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—Trinity Soul, 7 p.m.
Other Events: Saturday—Shop & Stroll Street Party, 4 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, Citranova, Tuttle IPA, Strawberry Basil Gose, Sundance Kolsch, Sichler Green Chile Lager, Oktoberfest, Falconer’s Pale Ale. Recent additions include the summer anniversary beer, Citranova, which is also available in four-pack cans, plus Oktoberfest, Falconer’s, Sichler, Strawberry Basil Gose, and Sundance Kolsch. State Fair Pilsner, Cabana Lager, and Tuttle IPA are still available in six-pack cans to go.
Live Music (Brewery): Thursday—Ghost Town Drifters, 6-9 p.m.; Sunday—Jade Masque, 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, Critical Mass Radler, Brut IPA, Sour Grapes Ale, Mangofria Pale Ale, American Gold Ale, Shaken Hazy IPA, Glowdeo Hazy 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 Shaken Hazy and Glowdeo Hazy IPA, preceded by Mangofria and American Gold.
Live Music: Saturday—Casey Mraz & Los Metamorfos, 6 p.m.
Casa Vieja Brewery — (505) 363-5176
(Thurs-Sat 5-10 p.m., Sun 1-9 p.m., but Casa Vieja is often closed for private events, so check ahead of time)
Beers: Blue Maize Cream Ale, Czech Mate Pilsner, Hoppy Birthday IPA, Coyote Brown. Welcome to the listings, Casa Vieja! Located at 4541 Corrales Road, just south of Ex Novo, this popular events center has its own small brewhouse churning away. The most popular offering, The Duke’s Red Ale, just ran out, but will be back soon. In the meantime, try the delicious Coyote Brown, or any of the other brews on tap. Just call ahead to make sure a private event hasn’t taken over the space for the evening.
Live Music: Saturday—Van Roper, 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—The Blank Tapes and Noche Blanca, 7 p.m.; Friday—Milk ‘n Honey NM, 8 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, 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 noon-10 p.m., Fri–Sat noon-11 p.m.)
Beers: The Most Interesting Lager in the World, Mass Ascension IPA, Cactus Wins the Lottery, Perle Haggard Pilsner, Stiff Upper Lip, Stout of Good Names, Weiz Guy Eh?, Hopped Up on Pils, Fresh Hop Eliot IPA, 1995 Called, Ryder’s Bock, It’s Oktober Somewhere, 503 to 505 Hazy Pale Ale, Intense Berry Units. 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, Intense Berry Units, It’s Oktober Somewhere, 503 to 505, Fresh Hop Eliot IPA, Ryder’s Bock (Weizenbock), and 1995 Called (Amber Ale) 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—Stray Dawgs, 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.
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: Miles From Cologne, Sun Fade Hazy IPA, Full Nelson DIPA, Dortmunder, What’s the Alternative, A Wise Man’s Fear DIPA, Oktoberfest Lager, Jet Pilot Pale Ale, Endless Horizon. You can still get cans of Endless Horizon, a collaboration with California’s Beachwood Brewing, plus Oktoberfest, Full Nelson, Sun Fade Hazy IPA, Strawberry Gose, Acclimated, and Autumn Project Dank. Recent additions on tap include Jet Pilot, What’s the Alternative (Altbier), Dortmunder, 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, Copper Canyon Pale Ale. 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. Copper Canyon is a special charity beer with proceeds going to an orphanage in Mexico.
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, Cerveza, Cholo Stout, Lifted Pale Ale, Rita, Pina Loca Gose, Altbier, #ENDALZ, Cerveza Oscura, Passionate Gose, Mountain Fog, Pumpkin Ale, Pumpkin Noir, Double IPA (Heights and Westside only), Double White Triple Berry (Heights and Westside only), Thunder from Dortmunder (Westside only), Honey Kolsch (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 Pumpkin Ale, Mountain Fog, Cerveza Oscura, Altbier, and Pina Loca Gose. Cans of Double White Triple Berry are now available, as are the cans of the two new hard seltzers. Pumpkin Noir returns today (Wednesday) on tap and in cans. Look for more new beers at Saturday’s Marblefest.
Live Music (Downtown): Today (Wednesday)—Jimmy Deveney & The Silver Foxes, 6-9 p.m.; Thursday—Jake La Botz, 7-10 p.m.; Friday—Reviva, 8-11 p.m.; Saturday—Marblefest with Mondo Vibrations, noon-2 p.m., Burque Sol, 2:30-4 p.m., Partizani Brass Band, 4:30-6 p.m., The Moon Thieves, 6:45-8:15 p.m., Fayuca, 8:45-10:45 p.m.; Sunday—Ghost Town Drifters, 3-6 p.m.
Live Music (Heights): Friday—Richard Hatfield, 7-10 p.m.; Saturday—Jade Masque, 7-10 p.m.
Live Music (Westside): Friday—Fabulous Martini Tones, 8-11 p.m.; Saturday—The Last Call Band, 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: Sun Dust Hazy Pale Ale, Toucan Sam Mango IPA, Raspberry Beret American Wheat, Fest Bier. The most recent additions are the Raspberry Beret and Toucan Sam. The Fest Bier goes on tap today (Wednesday).
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, India Pale Lager, Amber Ale, Ponderosa Porter. The most recent additions are India Pale Lager and Amber Ale. Next up is an Altbier. This Saturday for the anniversary party, look for a cask of Margarita Lime Lager.
Events: Saturday—5th Anniversary Party, 5:30 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: Dark Pedro, Kill or be Kilt, Fading Days of Summer Haze IPA, Blimey Gold, Helles, Burque Biergarten. The most recent additions are Helles, Fading Days, and Blimey Gold, an English golden ale. Burque Biergarten is a kellerbier made in collaboration with Sidetrack.
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, Rickety Cricket, Prost Malone, RU Cereal? (Candelaria only), Left Paw Lager (Candelaria and Downtown only), Raining Blood (Candelaria and Downtown only), Picture Rock Porter (Downtown only), Hopical Storm (Downtown only), Blackberry Hefe (Downtown only), Ginga Ninja (Clovis and Downtown only), Riley’s Switch Lager (Clovis only). The most recent additions are Prost Malone, an Oktoberfest, and RU Cereal?, a cream ale made with Cinnamon Toast Crunch. The other three anniversary beers will be back on tap as other seasonals run out. Some of those include 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.
Weekly Events (Brewery): Thursday—Halfway Decent Karaoke, 7 p.m.; 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: Thursday—Benny Bassett, 7 p.m.; Friday—Black Smoke Blues, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Brandon Saiz, 8:30 p.m., Josh Grider, 9:30 p.m.
Other Events: Saturday—4th Anniversary Party, 5-11 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: Amber Lager, Dark Engine Stout, Sidewaze Haze, Rusty Red, Octubre Fiesta, Pub Ale, Burque Biergarten. Lots of recent changes with Oktubre Fiesta, Sidewaze Haze, Rusty Red, Dark Engine, and the Quarter Celtic collaboration kellbier Burque Biergarten among those joining the taps, plus Pub Ale is back for another run.
Cask: Dark Engine with cacao nibs and Sidewaze 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, There Wolf. The most recent additions are There Wolf (Marzen), 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) One for 5 Pale Ale, Trans American Buffet Beer, Kettle Run: A Solo-Hop Sour; (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), Trans American, and Kettle Run, plus you can get $1 off four-pack bottles of Cinderella Story brett saison, too. 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. This Thursday, The Whole Shoe Belgian IPA and Blackberry Dynamite return on tap and in cans.
Live Music: Tuesday—JJ and The Mystics, 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), I Know You Are But What Am IPA, Mise-en-scene Pils, Work of Hart Hazy IPA, Sinister Vision DIPA. Welcome to the listings, Thirsty Eye! The brewery is now open at 206 Broadway SE. Work of Hart and Sinister Vision are the most recent additions. They also sell their own coffee, hence the early opening times. Look for Oktoberfest on tap this weekend.
Live Music: Thursday—Thirsty Eye Thursdays with Brendangerous, Tree Gaud, Fries, 7-10 p.m.; Friday—Amy Cliser, 7 p.m.; Saturday—David Climaco Garcia, 6 p.m.
Other Events: Monday—Writer’s Workshop, 6 p.m.; Tuesday—Drag Queen Trivia, 7 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.
Live Music: Sunday—The Jazz Heads, noon
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, Saddle Up Jefe, Apricot Wheat, American Amber Ale, Pineapple IPA, Traktoberfest Marzen, Nitro Milk Stout (Wells Park and Westside only), Flanders Red (Wells Park and Four Hills only). The most recent additions include Traktoberfest, American Amber, Pineapple IPA, Apricot Wheat, and Saddle Up Jefe, which benefits New Mexico Horse Rescue.
Live Music (Wells Park): Today (Wednesday)—Sun June with Kyle Ruggles, 8 p.m.; Thursday—Area 5-Fun: They Can’t Stop Us All From Dancing, 7 p.m.; Friday—Abigayle & Peter, 5 p.m., John Matthew, 8 p.m.; Saturday—Clyde McGee, 8 p.m.
Live Music (Nob Hill): Friday—Lani Nash, 6 p.m.; Saturday—Adam Hooks & His Hangups, 7 p.m.
Live Music (Westside): Friday—Adam Hooks, 7 p.m.
Other Events (Westside): Monday—Friends 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, Tentative Magnificence IPA, Oktoberfest, Perpetuity Pale Ale. The most recent additions are Perpetuity, 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 former brewmaster Mick Hahn’s brother, who is battling cancer.
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, Oktoberfest. The most recent additions are the Oktoberfest 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), Raspberry Germophile, Body isn’t Life, Fields of Rye, Song of Our Own (bottles only). 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 Fields of Rye, Jose, a key lime gose, Raspberry Germophile, Boddy isn’t Life (Barleywine), and Song of Our Own (Tangerine Wild Ale), the anniversary beer that is only available in bottles now. Bottles of 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 Oktoberfest is back for a limited time, so get it on tap or in six-pack cans. Another six-pack offering, 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, Rod’s Steam Bitter, Six Fruit Under, XX ESB, Rod’s Best Bitter, Yuzu Gose, Red and Yellow Armadillo, Black Canyon Porter, Winsor Trail Pale Ale, Diablo Canyon, Atalaya Altbier, Sloppy Sloth Hazy IPA. The benefits of having two brewhouses are now apparent as Second Street is loaded with more beers than ever. Recent additions include Atalaya Altbier, Diablo Canyon, Red and Yellow Armadillo (IPA), Black Canyon, and Winsor Trail. Sloppy Sloth debuts this week on tap and in cans.
Live Music (Original): Friday—Alto Street, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Invokator, 7 p.m.
Live Music (Rufina): Thursday—BrewTapBoomBap: Def-i, Senior Gigio, St. Nobody, Space Mob, 8 p.m.
Weekly Events (Railyard): Today (Wednesday)—Geeks Who Drink, 8 p.m.
Tumbleroot Brewery and Distillery — (505) 303-3808
(Bisbee Tasting Room: Daily 4-8 p.m.; Agua Fria Taproom: Sunday-Wednesday noon-10 p.m., Thursday-Saturday noon-midnight)
Beers: Farmhouse Ale, Sunset Pale Ale, Double Brown Ale, New School IPA, Honey Hibiscus Wheat, Honey Double IPA, TBR (Light Lager), Imperial Blonde, Smoked Porter (on nitro), German Pilsner, Festbier, Barrel-Aged Wheat Wine (in bottles), Pomegranate Sour (in bottles), SMASH Barleywine Series (in bottles), Blueberry Sour (in bottles), Raspberry Sour (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 fresh batches of Double Brown and New School, plus Festbier and Smoked Porter on nitro. Three new sours in bottles are Pomegranate, Blueberry, and Raspberry.
Live Music: Thursday—Vonnie Kyle, 7 p.m.; Monday—Dali’s Llama with Red Mesa, 7 p.m.; Tuesday—The Goddamn Gallows and Scott H. Biram, 7:30 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, 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—Jim Dixon, 8 p.m.; Saturday—Baracutanga, 9 p.m.; Sunday—Auld Lang Syne, 1 p.m.
Live Music (Las Cruces): Sunday—Calista, 1 p.m.; Tuesday—Open Mic, 7 p.m.
Other Events (Silver City): Today (Wednesday)—Trivia Night, 7 p.m.; 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 and now into the fall. 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, Oktoberfest, One for 5 Pale Ale. Take a gander at SBB’s first cider there, plus you can find Alien IPA landing just about everywhere. Oktoberfest returns in time for Sierra Blanca’s big party on September 21.
Live Music: Friday—Black Hats and Pearl Snaps, 6 p.m.
Other Events: Saturday—8th Annual Oktoberfest, 3-9 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. Luna Park Pale Ale lands on Thursday.
Live Music: Today (Wednesday)—Jake La Botz with CW Ayon Duo, 7 p.m.; Friday—Innastate, 7 p.m.; Sunday—Matt Adams, 2 p.m.
Other Events: Saturday—Puppy PaLooza on the patio, 2 p.m.
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