Beer Notes: Farmington gets a 2nd brewery at long last

Farmington is a two-brewery town as of today! (Photo courtesy of Lauter Haus Brewing)

Time to clear out the old notebook again, with news on all the forthcoming breweries taking center stage.

Lauter Haus says hello

The soft opening period for Lauter Haus Brewing in Farmington kicks off today (Monday) at 11 a.m. The second brewery in the northwest town is located at 1806 E. 20th Street, near the intersection of 20th and Sullivan Avenue. It is on the north side of the street, across from the Allen 8 Movie Theaters.

Lauter Haus is the brainchild of former Three Rivers head brewer Brandon Beard, who spearheaded the modernization of that Farmington institution’s beer lineup a few years ago. He has told us in the past to expect a wide range of beers, but with plenty of German-style offerings as befitting the brewery’s name. The first eight beers from an October 1 Facebook post were slated to be Fistful of Fest (German Festbier), Lenny (Bavarian Wheat), Sgt. Lauter (Munich Helles), Foley’s IRA (Irish Red), Hosehead IPA, L-25 (Kettle Sour), Stout Stout Let It All Out, and Miles of Muff (Hard Seltzer).

If we can work things out schedule-wise, the Crew will head up Highway 550 to check things out. If any of you beat us up there, send us some pictures and let us know how things are looking out of the gate.

All the rest that are in the works

A new mystery brewery is coming to Santa Fe. (Photo courtesy of Roger Bingham)

Boogie’s Brewery and Distillery in Deming now has an active small brewer license, but there is no announcement as to when it will formally open.

The most recent additions to the list of pending small brewer licenses are 1865 Brewing in Santa Rosa and Context Brewing, which will be located at 816 Third Street, near the Square Root Salon. There is no additional information about either brewery, so if anyone out there knows anything about them, drop us a line.

Two breweries that have been announced, but have yet to apply for their licenses, are Sobremesa Brewing in Albuquerque and Nuckolls Brewing in Santa Fe. The former will be located on the westside near Coors and Sequoia. We do know the brewer, but will have to check and see if he is ready for the public to know his involvement (he has past experience at four different breweries in town). As for Nuckolls, we know nothing beyond seeing the sign outside a construction site at the Santa Fe Railyard. Once more info becomes available, we will keep everyone updated.

Otherwise, movement on the other forthcoming breweries that we’ve reported on in the past appears to be happening slowly, if at all. The Albuquerque list still includes the B2B Garden Brewery on Comanche just west of Wyoming, the Hausammann Brewhaus at 2004 Central near UNM, and Looking Glass Spirits & Long Lost Brewing at 1803 Sixth Street. There is also an application for something called Hippo Milk, which will apparently be located inside the food hall being built inside the ground floor of 505 Central NW. We will have to get in touch with the owner(s) to find out more.

Outside of Albuquerque, we have seen construction continue apace on the Facebook page for 575 Brewing in Alamogordo. There are no new updates on Bandolero Brewery in Clovis, Public House 28 outside of Anthony, or Rail Brewery in Santa Fe.

Here a taproom, there a taproom, everywhere a taproom

The ground is being cleared for the new Bosque brewery/taproom on the westside. (Photo courtesy of Dresden Black)

The surge in offsite taprooms has certainly not abated. We are awaiting announcements on the openings for both Red Door in Roswell and Tractor in Los Lunas, as both now have active licenses with the state.

Still pending are Bosque’s third Las Cruces location on Telshor, the Bow & Arrow Rambler Taproom in Farmington, Desert Valley on San Mateo (construction is still ongoing, as I see it every day driving to my day job), Drylands in Hobbs, Icebox in northeast Las Cruces, Roosevelt in Clovis, Santa Fe Brewing at the Tin Can Alley on Alameda, Truth or Consequences in Las Cruces, and The Valencia, which is owned by The 377 Brewery, in Los Lunas.

We also know of the Bosque taproom in Santa Fe and Boxing Bear on Tramway, though neither has a pending license yet. The Bosque taproom/brewery on the westside has yet to begin construction, though a reader sent us that photo above of the ground being cleared at Coors at St. Joseph’s. Progress is good, people, as we never want to see anyone rush a beer, much less an entire brewery.

Beer Premier ticket discount is still going

If you want to save a little money and try some brand-new beers with the rest of us, head to the ticket page for Saturday afternoon’s Beer Premier at Rio Bravo. Tickets are only $20 instead of $30. Dress up in your finest Halloween attire and join more than 20 breweries as they release all those first-time-brewed styles, including the Guild collaboration Land of Enchantment Lager, and The Winchester, a collab between Quarter Celtic and the Dark Side Brew Crew!

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That is all from us for now. We will have plenty of additional stories this week. If you know of any beer news, please send us the info at nmdarksidebrewcrew@gmail.com.

Cheers!

— Stoutmeister

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Dresden Black says:

    I didn’t get a photo as I was driving at the time, but I see that work on the ground has also just begun at that Coors/Sequoia spot for Sobremesa.

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