Beer Notes: Ongoing offsite taproom boom hits Las Cruces

The Truth or Consequences taproom in Las Cruces is now open.

Enough little news items piled up on our proverbial desk that we figured it was time for another rapid-fire Beer Notes to get you ready for the weekend.

Taprooms taprooms taprooms!

The rapid growth of offsite taprooms is continuing down south. Truth or Consequences Brewing opened its first taproom this week at 2001 E. Lohman Ave. Suite 115 in Las Cruces. This location will have 12 of the brewery’s beers on tap, including several rotating seasonals.

While that opening was announced publicly, a reader has informed us that Icebox Brewing’s first offsite location has also quietly opened its doors. Located near the intersection of Highway 70 and Interstate 25, this taproom at 3231 N. Main Street is the first for the year-old Las Cruces brewery. It will not be the last, however, as there is a pending license for another taproom at 139 N. Main Street in downtown.

The licenses are now active for both Bow & Arrow’s Rambler taproom in Farmington and Boxing Bear’s taproom on Tramway, but neither is close to being open yet.

That leaves just three other remaining pending small brewer offsite licenses for Desert Valley’s location on San Mateo south of Osuna, Roosevelt Brewing in Clovis, and The Valencia Tap by The 377 Brewery in Los Lunas. There are pending winegrower offsite licenses for Santa Fe Brewing at Tin Can Alley on Alameda and Gate City Craft Bar (Palmer/Left Turn) in Raton.

Future projects that have not applied for a license still including Santa Fe’s first Las Cruces taproom, Bosque’s two Santa Fe taprooms and its first Northeast Heights location, and a few others that are just rumors right now. Fear not, we will try to stay on top of those as they are announced.

New breweries are still on their way

Gravity Bound Brewing, neé Context, now has an active small brewer license, putting it one step closer to opening on Third Street near Slate. We already previewed the brewery once, but fear not, we will go back as it gets closer to opening, possibly in March.

Sobremesa, the brewery/restaurant on the Westside, now has Facebook and Instagram pages as it barrels toward a summer opening. Located on Sequoia just west of Coors, the new project is still in the buildout phase.

We do not have any new updates on the quartet of B2B Garden Brewery (Northeast Heights), Mother Trail (Old Town area), Resource Brewing (Northeast Heights), or Hippo Milk (part of the 505 Central Food Hall project from Mark Baker). We have learned, however, that Looking Glass Spirits and Long Lost Brewing has withdrawn its license application with the state. That combo brewery/distillery was planned for a location on Sixth Street just south of Bow & Arrow.

Outside of Albuquerque, we still await word on an opening date for Boogie’s Brewery and Distillery in Deming, which has an active license. The remaining pending licenses are for 1865 Brewing (Santa Rosa), Bandolero Brewery (Clovis), The Nuckolls Brewing (Santa Fe Railyard), Public House 28 (outside Anthony), Wanted Brewing and Distilling (Las Vegas), and the new Baca House Brewing, which is set to move into the former Twisted Chile Brewing location in Socorro.

Got any updates on breweries or taprooms coming our way? Drop us a line at or contact us via any of our social media pages.

Enjoy your weekend, everyone!

— Stoutmeister

One Comment Add yours

  1. alayns says:

    The new Boxing Bear sign is up on Tramway!

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