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.
The good folks at Marble Brewery have been talking for a while now about varying up some of their classic barrel-aged beers by using, well, different barrels. Some of the Imperial Stout and Reserve Ale was held back this year, and then aged in Caribbean rum barrels. There will now be a limited bottle and tap release at all three taprooms today (Wednesday) starting at noon. The Chocolate Cartel will provide a special complimentary pairing at 5 p.m. In addition, if you want to learn more about the barrel-aging process, you can join guided tastings at 6 p.m. at the Heights taproom with director of brewing operations John Heine, and at the Westside taproom with brewer Andrew Krosche. Seating is limited, so show up early.
Other special packaged releases this week include Siren Song, a barrel-aged imperial red, from La Cumbre on Friday, and Boxing Bear is unveiling Murkules Hazy DIPA and Sucker Punch DIPA in cans this Saturday.
We will have a lot more about the Bow & Arrow anniversary party this Saturday in our Look Back/Look Ahead Series article, which we plan to run Thursday. There are two special bottle and tap releases with Desert Revival Cherry Sour on Friday and Strange Country Dark Sour on Saturday. I tried both, and oh my, they are quite delicious.
On the new beer front this week, there are a few options to check out. Canteen is feeling festive with Mexican Chocolate Milk Stout. Cantero unveils a new strong ale, Mountain Thunder. Ex Novo released Brown is the New Black last week, so now comes Black is the New Brown (Porter), along with Munich Dunkel. Kaktus recently added a Doppelbock, Porter, and Black IPA. La Cumbre also has more Einbeck Two-Step Doppelbock and From Putin With Love. Marble also added Cerveza Celebracion and Blackberry Gose. Ponderosa goes big with Wine Barrel Bock. Red Door is starting a new series of fruited Berliner Weisses this Saturday, with each small batch available at the brewery only. Rio Bravo hops to it with The Big Hopowski, plus its collaboration with Toltec, I’m All Shook Up Stout, made with banana and peanut butter in tribute to Elvis Presley, is available at both breweries. Steel Bender wakes up Thursday with Cutbow Coffee Porter. Toltec also taps Pom-Pina Gose on Thursday. Tractor has already rolled out Chocolate Milk Stout, while adding Muddy Dubbel, the first of its Beer for a Better Burque program, benefiting Carrie Tingley Hospital. Turtle Mountain added Labour of Love, a raspberry stout, plus Cran Cran Yum Yum.
Up in Santa Fe, Blue Corn goes old school with Brown Paper Bag Malt Liquor. Rowley Farmhouse Ales is feeling cute with Saison Du Sarlacc – Baby Yoda Edition. Second Street has more XX ESB and Centennial Pale Ale. Tumbleroot has a slew of new brews including Vanilla Imperial Stout, Oatmeal Stout on nitro, Munich Dunkel, Hazy IPA, Belgian Wit, and Funk Farm, a barrel-aged mixed fermentation farmhouse ale.
Continue reading for all the news that is fit to blog for the week of February 10.
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, Sombra Stout, Lone Wolf, Red Mountain IPA, Diablo de Oro. After a short absence, Red Mountain is back by popular demand. Diablo de Oro, a Belgian golden strong, is the other most recent addition.
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 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: Coconut Porter, Kessler’s Kraze NEIPA, Predator (Vienna-style SMASH), Krampus Weizenbock, Fade to Black. The brewery at Juan Tabo and Menaul is now open, with a decided sports theme throughout. Fade to Black, Krampus Weizenbock, and Predator are the most recent additions.
Live Music: Saturday—Bad Habit, 7:30 p.m.
Weekly Events: Today (Wednesday)—Karaoke & Service Industry Night, 7 p.m.; Thursday—Open Mic Night, 6:30 p.m.
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); (505) 500-8325 (Los Alamos taproom)
(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.; Los Alamos taproom hours: daily 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 4-10 p.m.)
Beers: Contact the brewery for an updated list. We do know there is a Black IPA on tap for a limited time.
Events (Brewery): Friday—Drink & Draw, 7 p.m.
Weekly Events (Brewery): Wednesday—Trivia Night, 7 p.m.; Thursday—Karaoke, 8:30 p.m.
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, Proximity Pilsner, Low Order Porter, Actuator IPA, All Clear! (Apple Beer), Hazy Chain DIPA, Blast Seat Wheat, Autumn Saison, High Speed Low Drag Lager, Black Ops Lager, Stockpile Stout, Buzz Bomb Pale Ale, Frag Out Imperial Stout. The most recent additions are the Frag Out, Buzz Bomb, Stockpile, Black Ops, and High Speed. The ninth version of Hazy Chain DIPA is on tap.
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: Olde Bosky Porter, Endless Summer, Epithany Red, But Who’s Counting, Blueberry Hill. The most recent additions are Blueberry Hill, a fruited wheat, Epithany Red, a hop-forward ale, and But Who’s Counting, a low-calorie session IPA. Cans of Open Space Haze and Jetty Jack are now available at all Bosque locations and retailers throughout New Mexico.
News: Driftwood Oatmeal Stout, Open Space Haze, Through the Trees Cider, and Resto Hazy Pale Ale are now year-round beers.
Bow & Arrow Brewing — (505) 247-9800
(Mon-Thurs 3–10 p.m., Fri 3–11 p.m., Sat noon–11 p.m., Sun noon–9 p.m.)
Beers: (House) True Aim (Scotch Ale), Denim Tux Lager, Savage Times Sour IPA, Visionland Amber Ale, Cosmic Arrow (also bottles), Strawberry Amigo Sour; (Seasonal) Sun Peaks Hoppy Pils, Tangerine Melt, Outwest Bo Pils, Neon Pie (Keylime Pie Sour), Buffalo Plaid Baltic Porter, Cactus Flats Hazy IPA, Brunch Special; (bottles and on tap) Western Beauty Grisette, Dark Mesa, Bolos & Bling Brett IPA, Desert Revival Peach Sour. The most recent additions are Brunch Special, a French toast-style imperial stout that is amazingly delicious, plus Cactus Flats, Buffalo Plaid, Neon Pie, Desert Revival, Outwest, Sun Peaks, Tangerine Melt, Bolos & Bling, and Dark Mesa (Belgian Quad). Desert Revival Cherry Sour will be tapped and sold in bottles on Friday, while Strange Country Dark Sour will be tapped and sold in bottles on Saturday.
News: Nomadico IPA has departed the year-round lineup.
Events: Friday—Barrel Talk with Ted, 6 p.m.; Saturday—Fourth Anniversary Party with music from Jacob Shije, The Secret 7, The Gershom Brothers, all day
Boxing Bear Brewing Company — (505) 897-2327 (brewery), (505) 242-2327 (taproom)
(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-11 p.m.)
Beers: Space Gose, Scotch Rocket, Albu-Murky Hazy IPA, Standing 8 Stout, Iron Lung Smoked Porter, Nutz N Nibs, American Pale Ale, The Red Glove; (taproom only) Super Cereal Hazy DIPA, Huell Melon Lager, Iron Lung on nitro. The most recent additions are Nutz N Nibs, a chocolate peanut butter porter made in collaboration with Starr Brothers, plus American Pale Ale, The Red Glove, Huell Melon Lager, Iron Lung, Sucker Punch, Super Cereal (also in cans), Standing 8 (also in cans), and Scotch Rocket (also in cans). Cans of Headlock, Albu-Murky, Uppercut IPA, Ambear, Black and Blue Tart, and Chocolate Milk Stout are also available. Cans of Murkules Hazy DIPA and Sucker Punch DIPA arrive on Saturday.
Events: Friday—Donut and Beer Pairing, noon
Weekly Events (Brewery): Today (Wednesday)—Geeks Who Drink, 8-10 p.m.; Monday—Magic Monday, 4-10 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, Wicked Pissa, Merry Cranberry Cider, Walter Wit, X-IPA, Sunburst Orange-Pomegranate Cider. The most recent additions are the Sunburst, X-IPA, Walter Wit, Merry Cranberry Cider, and Wicked Pissa, a New England-style IPA. Brew Lab also has its own root beer, for those seeking a non-alcoholic option.
Live Music: Friday—Eryn Bent, 8 p.m.; Saturday—Trinity Soul, 8 p.m.
Weekly Events: Today (Wednesday)—Trivia Night, 6:15 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, Double Black, Trailworks IPA, Arroyo Blanco Wheat, Goathead Red, B.S.B., El Funko Imperial Stout. Make sure to check out the B.S.B. (Burque Special Bitter), the first beer from new head brewer David Rosebeary. El Funko, a burly stout brewed with bourbon barrel oak staves and Belgian yeast, is now on tap.
Canteen Brewhouse — (505) 881-2737 (brewery), (505) 200-2344 (taproom)
(Brewery: Sun–Thurs noon–10 p.m., Fri–Sat noon–midnight; Taproom: Sun–Thurs 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–11 p.m.)
Beers: Exodus IPA, Schwebock Doppelbock, Social Capital, Coconut Leche Suave Milk Stout, Vamonos Jugo NEIPA, Smashcade, Colibri Schwarzbier, Tuttle IPA, Mexician Chocolate Milk Stout. Recent additions include the Mexican Chocolate, Tuttle IPA, Colibri, Smashcade (a single-hop Cascade pale ale made with New Mexico-grown barley), and Social Capital (with dark cherries and whisky oak staves).
Live Music (Brewery): Thursday—Felix Y Los Gatos, 6-9 p.m.; Sunday—Vasquez, Uribe & Hart, 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, North Drain Lager, American Gold Ale, Glowdeo Hazy IPA, Brut IPA, Sour Grapes, Blood Orange IPA, Baltic Porter, Brew-Ha-Ristra, Mountain Thunder. 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 Mountain Thunder, a strong ale, and Baltic Porter.
Live Music: Thursday—Dirty Brown Jug Band, 6 p.m.
Weekly Events: Today (Wednesday)—Geeks Who Drink, 7 p.m.; Monday—Karaoke, 6 p.m.
Casa Vieja Brewery — (505) 363-5176
(Thurs-Sat 5-9 p.m., Sun 1-6 p.m., but Casa Vieja is often closed for private events, so check ahead of time)
Beers: Blue Maize Cream Ale, Hoppy Birthday IPA, Gold Medal Hefe, Dark Skies Stout on nitro, Not Afraid of the Dark Lager. Located at 4541 Corrales Road, just south of Ex Novo, this popular events center has its own small brewhouse churning away. The most recent additions are Gold Medal Hefe, Dark Skies Stout, and Not Afraid of the Dark Lager.
Live Music: Friday—Justin Nunez, 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
(Tues-Thurs 4-11 p.m., Fri 2 p.m.-midnight, Sat noon-midnight, Sun-Mon closed)
Beers: Contact the brewery for an updated list.
Live Music: Saturday—The Big News, Subtle Knife, Smoke & Mirrors, 7 p.m.
Other Events: Friday—The Whistle Special Screening and After Party, 7 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, Amber Ale, Pale Ale, Irish Dry Stout, Light Lager, Irish Red, Hard Italian Soda, Chocolate Orange Braggot. 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. Chocolate Orange Braggot is the most recent addition.
Ex Novo Brewing — (505) 508-0547
(Sun–Thurs noon-10 p.m., Fri–Sat noon-11 p.m.)
Beers: (house) The Most Interesting Lager in the World, Mass Ascension IPA, Cactus Wins the Lottery, Perle Haggard Pilsner, Aperture Pale Ale; (seasonal) Liquid Sweater, ALTernative Medicine, Mountains & Mountains, Rowers Keep on Rowing, 2020K Gold, Brown is the New Black, Puff Puff Passion, Easy Come Easy Go, Black is the New Brown, Munich Dunkel. The most recent additions on the seasonal/specialty front are Black is the New Brown (Porter), Munich Dunkel, Puff Puff Passion, Easy Come Easy Go (Bohemian pilsner), Brown is the New Black, Mountains & Mountains, and Rowers Keep on Rowing (chocolate cream ale).
Weekly Events: Monday—Bingo, 6 p.m.
Flix Brewhouse — (505) 445-8500
(Open daily 11 a.m.-midnight)
Beers: Darth Malt Baltic Porter, Dr. Brownstone, LA’s Finest American Pale Ale, Franchise Series West Coast IPA. Darth Malt is back to coincide with the latest Star Wars. LA’s Finest was brewed up for Bad Boys for Life (yes, we know it’s set in Miami, but whatever, it’s tasty). The West Coast IPA is the second entry in the Franchise Series.
High and Dry Brewing — (505) 433-5591
(Mon 4-9 p.m., 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: Tuesday—ABQ Megaband Jam/Rehearsal, 7:30 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. Contact the brewery for an updated seasonal list.
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: Helles Lager, IPA, Imperial Stout, Whiskey Ginger, Blonde, Doppelbock, Porter, Black IPA, Cider, DjinnJar Kombucha. The most recent additions are the Blonde, Doppelbock, Porter, and Black IPA.
Events: Friday—Cafe la Luna: Valentine’s Day Edition, 7 p.m.
Weekly Events: Sunday—Blues Jam, 2-5 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?, Outlamber Amber Ale, Royal Redhead Imperial Red, Obliviscaris Stout. The Royal Redhead is the first new beer we have heard of in a while. Which is still cool. Obliviscaris is back for the winter months.
Live Music: Saturday—Krankey Jake’s Blues Revue, 5 p.m.
Other Events: Sunday—Tobyriffic Karaoke Show, 7 p.m.
Weekly Events: Thursday—Jam Night, 7 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: Gilded Age Porter, Terminally Chill Hazy IPA, Munchner Dunkel, Schwarzbier, Big West DIPA, Pilsner Le Francais, Altimeter IPA, Einbeck Two-Step Doppelbock, From Putin With Love. You can still get cans of Altimeter IPA, Big West DIPA, Terminally Chill IPA, Gilded Age Porter, Winter Project Dank, and the GABF silver-medal-winning Acclimated APA. Recent additions on tap include Einbeck, From Putin, Pilsner Le Francais, Munchner, and Schwarzbier. Siren Song, a barrel-aged imperial red, will be released in bottles on Friday at both locations.
News: Malpais Stout won its second Brew Crew Stout Challenge back on Super Bowl Sunday. It previously won back in 2013. Congrats to the brewery team!
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, Mexican Chocolate Stout, West Coast, Papi Chulo!, El Chooky, Bomba Scotch Ale. 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. Bomba Scotch Ale, Mexican Chocolate Stout, El Chooky (Hoppy Red Ale), and the new West Coast, Papi Chulo! (IPA) are the current seasonals.
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, Pinche Pilz, Metamorphic Brut IPA, Irish Dry Stout, Hazy Coconut IPA, All Pumpkin Like, Cut Throat Red Ale. The newest addition is the Cut Throat, which is one of several beers to undergo a recent subtle recipe change. The others are new hops in the Ash Cloud and new German malts in the Pinche Pilz.
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: Dubbel, Rye IPA, Sympathy for the Pork Chop, Turkish Coffee Stout, Amber Ale, Doppelator, Blackberry Gose, Cerveza Celebracion, Double Rum Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, Double Rum Barrel-Aged Reserve Ale,
Thunder from Dortmunder (Heights and Westside only), Dry Oaked Stout (Heights and Westside only), Oude Dubbel (Heights and Westside only), Imperial Stout (Heights and Westside only), Danke Shorts (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 Blackberry Gose, Cerveza Celebracion, Turkish Coffee Stout, Amber Ale, Rye IPA, Sympathy for the Pork Chop, and Danke Shorts, a collaboration with Boxing Bear. Cans of Reserve Ale and Imperial Stout are still available, as are the cans of the two new hard seltzers. The two double barrel-aged versions of Reserve Ale and Imperial Stout debut today (Wednesday) on tap and in bottles at all three locations.
News: Take note that Cerveza, Desert Fog, Cholo Stout, Double White Triple Berry, and Passionate Gose are now year-round beers.
Live Music (Downtown): Music is done outside for the winter months, but will return in the spring.
Live Music (Heights): Saturday—Kirk Matthews, 7-10 p.m.
Live Music (Westside): Saturday—Eli Del Puerto, 7-10 p.m.
Other Events (Heights): Thursday—Crave Valentine’s Beer Dinner, 7-9 p.m.; Friday—Singles Celebration, 7-10 p.m.
Weekly Events (Downtown): Saturday—Brewery tours, 2 p.m.
Nexus Brewery — (505) 242-4100 (brewery), (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.; Blue Smokehouse: Mon–Sat 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.–8:30 p.m.)
Beers: Lush & Aphotic Russian Imperial Stout, G-Bird Grapefruit IPA, Oralé Mexican Lager, Sun Dust Pale Ale. Lush & Aphotic (9% ABV) is a wonderful beer on its own, but be on the lookout for some variants aged with oak and/or special cacao nibs. With the closure of the Silver Taproom, limited amounts of some past beers have made their way back to the main location, with Sun Dust available for a limited time.
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, Export Stout. 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. The Export Stout is the most recent addition.
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: Ooey Gooey (S’mores) Stout, Altbier, Grapefruit Pale Ale, Wine Barrel Bock. Everything on tap is a recent addition, with Wine Barrel Bock being the most of recent all that recency. Ooey Gooey is worth the visit, and you can also now buy it in cans.
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: Kill or be Kilt, Irish Handcuffs Imperial Stout, Dark Pedro, Peat Smoked Quarter Porter, Laces Out! NEIPA, Fiona La Blond. The most recent additions are Fiona La Blond, Laces Out, the new version of Quarter Porter, plus Irish Handcuffs and Dark Pedro. The Winchester, an English old ale made in collaboration with the Brew Crew, has finally run out. A moment of silence, please.
Live Music: Saturday—Red Mesa, 7-9 p.m.
Red Door Brewing — (505) 633-6675 (brewery), (505) 990-3029 (downtown taproom), (575) 268-3511 (Clovis taproom), (575) 347-1455 (Roswell taproom)
(Brewery hours: Mon–Thurs 1–10 p.m., Fri 1–11 p.m., Sat 7 a.m.–11 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.–10 p.m.; Downtown taproom hours: Sun–Weds noon–11 p.m., Thurs noon–midnight, Fri–Sat noon–2 a.m.; Clovis taproom hours: Mon–Thurs 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–midnight, Sun noon–10 p.m.; Roswell taproom hours: Mon–Thurs 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–midnight, Sunday noon–9 p.m. )
Beers: Mail Order Russian Imperial Stout, Glazed and Confused, New England IPA, Don’t Fruit the Messenger (Candelaria, Downtown and Clovis only), Nordic Gold (Candelaria, Downtown and Roswell only), Mic Czech Bohemian Pilsner (Candelaria, Downtown and Clovis only), RU Cereal? (Downtown and Clovis only), Pining for Maple Breakfast Brown (Downtown and Roswell only), Illusions of Flannel IPL (Downtown and Clovis only), Jason’s Bloody Gose (Downtown and Roswell only), Another Matt California Common (Downtown and Roswell only), Raining Blood (Downtown only). The most recent additions are Mail Order, Glazed and Confused, an imperial pastry made in collaboration with Rebel Donuts, plus Mic Czech, Nordic Gold, and Pining for Maple Breakfast Brown. A new series of as-yet-unnamed fruited Berliner Weisses will debut in a small-batch format at the brewery on Saturday.
Weekly Events (Brewery): Today (Wednesday)—Wrestle Wars, 6-8 p.m.; Thursday—Halfway Decent Karaoke, 7-10 p.m.; Sunday—Bring Your Own Vinyl, 6-9 p.m.; Monday—Comedy Open Mic, 8-10 p.m.; Tuesday—Jimmy Jams Open Mic, 5-7 p.m.
Weekly Events (Downtown): Today (Wednesday)—Casual Wednesdays Open Mic Comedy, 8:30 p.m.; Thursday—Taps & Turntables, 7 p.m.-close; Monday—Industry Night, 6 p.m., Halfway Decent Karaoke, 7 p.m.; Tuesday—Geeks Who Drink, 7 p.m.
Weekly Events (Clovis): Sunday—Michelada Bar, noon-4 p.m.; Tuesday—BOGO Wings, all day
Rio Bravo Brewing Company — (505) 900-3909
(Open every day 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, Made Wit Love, Dunkelweizen, Berliner Weisse, Lobo Louie Session IPA, Basic Witch, Splash & Dash Pale Ale, Grab ’em by the Putin (nitro), Squirrel Nuts, Dice Roll Hazy DIPA, The Big Hopowski. The most recent additions are The Big Hopowski, Dice Roll, the first in a series of experimental IPAs, plus Squirrel Nuts, Grab ’em by the Putin, Berliner Weisse, and Dunkelweizen. Look for cans of Freak Juice, Send It Pilsner, Lobo Louie, Basic Witch, and Splash & Dash, the official beer of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Cans of Squirrel Nuts are on the way, too. A new collaboration with Toltec, I’m All Shook Up Stout, made with peanut butter and banana will be on tap Friday.
Live Music: Friday—Scarred Jeffries, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Chris Ravin, 7 p.m.
Weekly Events: Thursday—DJ Buddhafunk, 7 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: Pub Ale, Autumn Lager, Buster Brown Ale, South Side Pale Ale, Full Steam Ahead, Smoke on the Lager, Proletariat Pale Lager, Scottish Ale, Bear Wheatness, Spring Fever Hazy IPA, Miami Weiss. Lots of recent changes with Spring Fever, Miami Weiss, Proletariat Pale Lager, Scottish Ale, and Bear Wheatness all joining the taps.
Events: Thursday—4th Anniversary Dinner and Beer Pairing, 7 p.m.
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, Spunkles Uncle, Brown Chicken Brown Cow, There Gose Them Boyzz, Black Friday Dark American Lager, Zombies in the Manger, Weizenheimer, Nutz N Nibs, Foggy Monocle. The most recent additions are Nutz N Nibs, a chocolate peanut butter porter made in collaboration with Boxing Bear, plus Weizenheimer, Foggy Monocle (oatmeal stout), Spunkles (a vanilla porter), and Zombies in the Manger, a biscochito stout. The 505 Reds Liverpool Ale is back for the Premier League season, but will only be on tap during Liverpool games.
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, Mañana Hazy IPA, Steel Bender Cider, The Village Wit; (seasonals/specialties) Brickie American Stout, Misfitter Altbier, Sugar and Spice Los Ranchos Cider, Chewie-BOCK-Ahhh, Die Dunkel Seite; (barrel-aged bottles) Ned’s Sour Pail, The Judy, Make Mine Perfect; (bottle-conditioned bottles) Cinderella Story, Saison de Luxe, Los Ranchos Cider. The most recent additions are Die Dunkel Seite, Chewie-BOCK-Ahhh, Sugar and Spice Los Ranchos Cider, Misfitter, and Brickie (also in cans). Bottles of Los Ranchos Cider, Make Mine Perfect, a Belgian dubbel aged on local cherries, Saison de Luxe, a collaboration with Ex Novo, and The Judy are available for a limited time. There is also a barrel-aged version of Brickie that is in cans only, and there are still cans of Mango Dynamite available after it ran out on tap. Look for Cutbow Coffee Porter on tap this Thursday.
Live Music: Tuesday—Chris Dracup, 6-8:30 p.m.
News: Steel Bender will now have a special cask every Friday in its Old and Peculiar Series. This week will feature Raspberry Dynamite with cocoa nibs.
Thirsty Eye Brewing — (505) 639-4801
(Mon-Weds 3 p.m.-10 p.m.; Thurs-Sat noon-10 p.m.; Sun noon-6 p.m.)
Beers: El Ojo Rojo (Red Ale), Citrus Buzz, El Drac IPA, Rented Tux (Vanilla Porter), Thirsty Eye Ale, Moonracer Chocolate Stout, Odin’s Eye, Biscochito Liquido. This charming brewery is now open at 206 Broadway SE. Biscochito Liquido, Odin’s Eye, Moonracer, and Thirsty Eye (Pale) Ale are the most recent additions.
Live Music: Thursday—Danny the Harps, 7 p.m.; Sunday—Pawn Drive, 5:30 p.m.
Other Events: Today (Wednesday)—Thirsty Word, 6:30 p.m.; Friday—My Funny Valentine with David Garcia, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday—Nisaa’s Winter Hafla, 6:30 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 in 2018. 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), 5 Paths Pale Ale, Lupulin Guardian IPA, Shaman Stout, Sacred ALTar, Mystic Rye; (Seasonals) Project DUNK, Mosaic Single-Hop Pale Ale. The most recent additions are Project DUNK, a Munich Dunkel made to honor friends at La Cumbre, plus Mosaic Single-Hop Pale Ale, and Pom-Pina Gose joins the taps Thursday. Shaman Stout won a bronze medal for Oatmeal Stout at the Great American Beer Festival. A new collaboration with Rio Bravo, I’m All Shook Up Stout, made with peanut butter and banana will be on tap Friday.
Tractor Brewing Company — (505) 433-5654 (Nob Hill), (505) 243-6752 (Wells Park), (505) 243-6752 (Four Hills), (505) 361-1834 (Westside), (505) 243-6752 (Los Lunas)
(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; Los Lunas: Mon–Sat 11 a.m.–midnight, Sun noon–midnight)
Beers: Blood Orange Cider, Structure Fire Red Rye IPA, Accessory Pale Ale, Pressure Drop DIPA, Dunkelodeon Munich Dunkel, Turkey Drool, Precip IPA, Luna de los Muertos Russian Imperial Stout, Double Plow Oatmeal Stout (nitro), Rosé Cider, Cranberry Ginger Cider, Chocolate Milk Stout, Muddy Dubbel. The most recent additions include Crew favorites Luna de los Muertos and Turkey Drool, plus Chocolate Milk Stout, Pressure Drop, Dunkelodeon, and Precip IPA. The first entry in the Beer for a Better Burque program, Muddy Dubbel is now available. A portion of the sales will go to Carrie Tingley Hospital.
Live Music (Wells Park): Friday—Bitter Fest with Stem Ivory, Rainbow Danger, Moonhat, 8 p.m.; Saturday—Ry Warner, 8 p.m.
Live Music (Nob Hill): Friday—EX-orcism with Casey Mraz, 8 p.m.; Saturday—Dave Martinez, 6 p.m.
Live Music (Four Hills): Friday—Uptown Jazz Sessions, 6 p.m.; Saturday—Snobby Vinyl Night with Raashan Ahmad, 6 p.m.
Live Music (Westside): Friday—Eddie Brewer Valentine’s Day Set, 6 p.m.; Saturday—Melissa Rios, 6 p.m.
Live Music (Los Lunas): Friday—The Sarah Rowe Band, 8 p.m.; Saturday—Ryan and the Resistors, 8 p.m.
Other Events (Wells Park): Thursday—Magic & Comedy Night, 8 p.m.; Sunday—I’ll Drink to That, 4 p.m.
Other Events (Westside): Monday—Sex and the City Trivia, 7 p.m.
Weekly Events (Wells Park): Tuesday—Wizards Karaoke, 8 p.m.
Weekly Events (Nob Hill): Today (Wednesday)—Writing Wednesdays, 5 p.m., Tractor Trivia League Season One, 7 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.
Weekly Events (Westside): Thursday—Kamikaze Karaoke, 7 p.m.
Weekly Events (Los Lunas): Thursday—THORS-day Karaoke, 7 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: Bailan Blonde, Mr. Hoover’s Steam, Claymore’s Fuller (Wee Heavy), The Maelstrom IPA, Labour of Love, Depravity Barleywine, Cran Cran Yum Yum. The most recent additions are Labour of Love (Raspberry Stout), Cran Cran Yum Yum, Mr. Hoover’s, Claymore’s Fuller, and Maelstrom. The supply of Bailan is running low, so get it while you can.
Santa Fe breweries
Blue Corn Brewery — (505) 438-1800
(Open daily 11 a.m.–10 p.m.)
Beers: Barley Rye Wine, Black Thought IPA, Key Lime Occupy, Brown Paper Bag Malt Liquor. The most recent addition is Brown Paper Bag. Before that came Key Lime Occupy, Black Thought IPA, and the behemoth Barley Rye Wine, a barleywine-style beer with rye (if you could not guess by the name).
Chili Line Brewing — (505) 500-7903
(Mon–Sat 4–11 p.m., Sun 11:30 a.m.–11 p.m.)
Beers: Que Pasa, Mentirosa, Putzao Pilsner, Pinche Guey IPA, La Bamba, Jacona, Que Picante, Como Pica, Fuego, Sky Walker Haze, TDH Hallertau Blanc Pilsner, Mexican Hot Cocoa Stout, Darth’s Doppelbock. Well, look at that, a full update from Chili Line! There are a lot of unique beers in the mix, including Que Pasa (dry-hopped ale), Mentirosa (red sour lager), La Bamba (dark smoked lager), Jacona (milk stout), Que Picante (dark red chile lager), Fuego (juniper and honey ale), and Sky Walker (mango milkshake IPA).
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.
News: HoneyMoon bottles are now on sale at Whole Foods locations in Albuquerque.
Events: Friday—Tynkers Trio & 14 Belly Dancers, 8 p.m.
Rowley Farmhouse Ales — (505) 428-0719
(Open all week from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
Beers: Agent Scully – Season Three, Episode Two (IPA), Germophile (Berliner Weisse), Fields of Rye, Jose (Mojito Gose), Song of Our Own (bottles only), Chantal, Body Isn’t Life (Barleywine), Hail Stan (Farmhouse Ale), Saison du Sarlacc – Baby Yoda Edition. The Agent Scully is a series of IPAs which will vary by hop combinations. The most recent additions besides Episode Two are Hail Stan, Body Isn’t Life, Chantal, Fields of Rye, and Jose. They named the new batch of Saison du Sarlacc as Baby Yoda due to the Nelson Sauvin hops resembling the character from The Mandalorian.
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 Adobe Igloo is back for a limited time, so get it on tap or in six-pack cans.
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 Amber, Agua Fria Pilsner, Six Fruit Under, Sloppy Sloth Hazy IPA, Jack Plane Porter, Skookum Barleywine, Rod’s Best Bitter, Schwarzbier, Anniversary Ale, British Mild, Red Comet, Pivotal IPA, Idaho #7 Pale Ale, Centennial Pale Ale, XX ESB. The benefits of having two brewhouses are now apparent as Second Street is loaded with more beers than ever. Seasonals available in cans include Six Fruit Under, Sloppy Sloth Hazy IPA, Jack Plane Porter, and Skookum. Recent additions on tap include Centennial, XX ESB, Red Comet, British Mild, Schwarzbier, and Anniversary Ale.
Live Music (Original): Friday—Busy Y Los Big Deals, 6 p.m.; Saturday—Stan Kee & Step In, 6 p.m.
Live Music (Rufina): Thursday—Ley Line, 8:30 p.m.; Friday—Holy Garden District, Bornw Twins, The Batrays, 7 p.m.; Tuesday—Uninvited Guest with Marshall Trammell, Big Hen, Tahnnz, and more, 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: Honey Double IPA, TBR (Light Lager), Grateful Red (Imperial), Helles in Wonderland, Oatmeal Stout (nitro), Tongue Tattoo (New Zealand Pale Ale), Vanilla Imperial Stout, Munich Dunkel, Hazy IPA, Belgian Wit, Funk Farm, Barrel-Aged Wheat Wine (in bottles), Pomegranate Sour (in bottles), SMASH Barleywine Series (in bottles), Blueberry Sour (in bottles), Sour Brown Ale (in bottles), Blackcurrant Sour (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 Vanilla Imperial Stout, Munich Dunkel, Hazy IPA, Belgian Wit, and Funk Farm, a barrel-aged mixed fermentation farmhouse ale.
Live Music: Thursday—Jillian Rae, Lydia Liza, Vonnie Kyle, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Half Broke Horses, 8 p.m.
Other Events: Friday—Bleeding Hearts Burlesque, 8 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, Little Bird Blonde, Cali Common, Precious Pale Ale, Mexi Lager, Titterton’s Ale, Munich SMASH. 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 Munich SMASH, Precious Pale Ale, Mexi Lager, and Titterton’s Ale.
Events: Saturday—New Mexico Brewers Guild Stout Invitational, noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. (three sessions)
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, Lucky Toad Lager, Peanut Butter Chocolate Stout. 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. Two new seasonals, Peanut Butter Chocolate Stout and Lucky Toad (Helles) Lager, are now on tap.
Live Music (Silver City): Friday—Mr. Anderson’s Valentine’s Day Dance, 9 p.m.; Saturday—The Gila River Band, 8 p.m.; Sunday—Dale Stephenson, 1 p.m.
Live Music (Las Cruces): Friday—Sierra Edmister, 8 p.m.; Saturday—Sage Gentle-Wing, 8 p.m.
Weekly Events (Las Cruces): Thursday—Karaoke, 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, Bad Medicine Honey DIPA, Contagion Apricot Sour, Powder Day Barrel-Aged Imperial Vanilla Stout. The Contagion, now with apricot, and Powder Day are the most recent additions. The next batch of Contagion will feature blueberry.
Live Music: Friday—Ry Taylor and Jessie Martinez, 7 p.m.
Sierra Blanca Brewing — (505) 832-2337
(Mon–Thurs 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Fri –Sat 11 a.m.–5 p.m.)
Beers: Cherry Wheat, Peanut Butter Porter, Imperial Stout, Alien IPA, Whiskey Stout. You can find Alien IPA landing just about everywhere. Whiskey Stout is back on tap and in bottles for the season.
Live Music: Friday—Kyle Murphy, 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, Equinoxe Biere de Garde, Dark Matter Porter, Snuffy’s Double, Monticello Green Chile Amber, Nebula Nectar DIPA, Buena Vista Lager. If you have to make one stop between ABQ and Las Cruces, this is it. The most recent additions are Buena Vista, Nebula Nectar, Monticello, and Snuffy’s Double. Take note that the regular Dark Skies Oatmeal Stout and Palomas Porter will return in the future. There may still be some of Winter Beer Avalanche brews on tap or for sale in bottles, including Truth Serum Barleywine (also bottles), Whiskey Barrel-Aged Truth Serum (also bottles), 2018 Fireside Tripel (also bottles), Whiskey Barrel-Aged Dark Skies Oatmeal Stout (also bottles), Whiskey Barrel-Aged Honey Winter Ale (also bottles), Whiskey Barrel-Aged Palomas Porter, and bottles only of 2018 Truth Serum and 2018 Whiskey Barrel-Aged Truth Serum.
News: TorC’s Las Cruces taproom is now open. It is located at 2001 E. Lohman Ave., and has 12 beers on tap.
Live Music: Today (Wednesday)—PTP Singer/Songwriter Song Circle, 7 p.m.; Thursday—Sip-n-Sing Open Mic, 7 p.m.; Friday—Pint & a Half, 7 p.m.; Sunday—Magpie, 2 p.m.
Other Events: Friday—Valentine’s Beer Tasting, 6 p.m.; Tuesday—Third Tuesday Trivia, 7 p.m.
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