The Week Ahead in Beer: More canned brews, more art, more metal

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 eight 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.

Stoutmeister puts on his serious face to handle The Week Ahead in Beer.
Stoutmeister puts on his serious face to handle The Week Ahead in Beer.

It’s one of those weeks where a lot of good things are demanding our attention, so here we go. Kick things off today (Wednesday) by grabbing some six-packs of White Out at any Marble location. Hey, if the pollen levels are surging, spring is here, and this is the beer for spring. You have two other canned options due out this Friday. La Cumbre is putting a limited amount of its annual, and popular, seasonal Cafe Con Leche in cans. You can also trek out to Ex Novo in Corrales for Krispy’s Kolsch, another proper spring beer. Once your beer fridge is full, head down for the monthly First Friday Artwalk. Both Boese Brothers and Sidetrack will be hosting art shows, some support some local artists and enjoy a pint or two. Finally, because it’s us, we have our eyes on the metal show going down Tuesday night at Tumbleroot in Santa Fe. Touring bands Vale of Pnath and Wolf King team up with locals Marrow Monger to crush some skulls. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. It all kicks off at 8 p.m.

On the new beer front this week, there are a few options to check out. Bow & Arrow introduces a new Mexican-style dark lager, Mesas y Cervezas. Canteen unveils a new Hoppy Wit. Cantero gets chill with Glacier SMASH. Ex Novo also tapped fresh batches of Eliot IPA and Where the Mild Things Are, plus the new Fruits and Cats and Fruits and Cats and Fruits and Cats, a West Coast IPA with tangerine, grapefruit, and pomegranate added in fermentation. Kaktus has some fresh Puddle Stomper IPA and Amber Ale, along with the new Left Coast Red. Marble also tapped Samba Fog, a new hazy IPA. Quarter Celtic recently added Pedro Especial and Fighting Monk Belgian IPA. Red Door has brewed up another batch of the charity brew Resilience Pale Ale, this time with funds going to help the Australia bushfire victims. Sidetrack tunes up with A Tribe Called Kolsch. Toltec went ahead and put its award-winning Shaman Stout on nitro.

Up in Santa Fe, Blue Corn goes imperial with B-Side Dub Stout. Second Street has a new batch of Sloppy Sloth Hazy IPA on tap and in cans, plus Black Shadow Porter has arrived. Over in Los Alamos, Bathtub Row tapped another batch of Stouty McStoutface. Down south, Truth or Consequences Brewing resurrects Hourglass Red, a tasty imperial.

Continue reading for all the news that is fit to blog for the week of March 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, 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.

Live Music: Saturday—2 Sic Dudes, 5 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 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: Friday—Gilbert Uribe, 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

News: As Blue Grasshopper will no longer be brewing its own beer, it will no longer be listed here. The location on Second Street is now closed, while the locations on Coors and in Rio Rancho are still open.

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.

Live Music: Saturday—RJ Perez, 4 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, A.X.O. Altbier, Howitzer Hefeweizen. The most recent additions are the A.X.O., Howitzer, 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, Mr. Almond’s Opus, 808s & Shortcake. The most recent additions are Mr. Almond’s Opus, a beer version of an Almond Joy bar, and 808s & Shortcake, a strawberry shortcake beer. Before those came 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.

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, Desert Revival Cherry Sour, Strange Country Dark Sour, Double Tough Double Hazy IPA. The most recent additions are Brunch Special, a French toast-style imperial stout that is amazingly delicious, plus Double Tough, Cactus Flats, Buffalo Plaid, Neon Pie, Desert Revival, Outwest, Sun Peaks, Tangerine Melt, Bolos & Bling, and Dark Mesa (Belgian Quad). Desert Revival Cherry and Strange Country were brewed up for the anniversary party and are still for sale in bottles.  Mesas y Cervezas, a Mexican-style dark lager, will be tapped this Friday.

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: Scotch Rocket, Standing 8 Stout, Iron Lung Smoked Porter, Nutz N Nibs, American Pale Ale, The Red Glove, Murkules Hazy DIPA, Sucker Punch DIPA; (taproom only) Space Gose, Albu-Murky Hazy IPA, Super Cereal Hazy DIPA. The most recent additions are Nutz N Nibs, a chocolate peanut butter porter made in collaboration with Starr Brothers, plus Murkules (also in cans), Sucker Punch (also in cans), American Pale Ale, The Red Glove, 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. Red Knuckle Irish Red will return on tap and in cans this Saturday.

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—RJ Perez, 8 p.m.

Weekly Events: Today (Wednesday)—Trivia Night, 6:30 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, Social Capital, Smashcade Pale Ale, Colibri Schwarzbier, Tuttle IPA, Irish Red, Otis the Puppy Oatmeal Stout, Whiskey Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout, Hoppy Wit. Recent additions include Hoppy Wit, Otis the Puppy, Irish Red, 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). There is still a little bit of the Russian Imperial left.

Live Music (Brewery): Thursday—Songwriter Showcase featuring Adam Hooks, Justin McLauchlin, Javier Ortega, 6-9 p.m.; Sunday—Odd Dog, 4-7 p.m.

Other Events (Brewery): Saturday—Dine to Donate, 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, Blood Orange IPA, Mountain Thunder, Cashmere Pale Ale, Glacier SMASH. 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 Glacier SMASH, Cashmere Pale Ale, and Mountain Thunder, a strong ale.

Live Music: Thursday—Stray Dawgs, 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, Duke’s Red Ale, Loma Lager, Casa La Vista Doppelbock. 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 Duke’s Red Ale, Loma Lager, and the Doppelbock.

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—Afro Night, 9 p.m.; Sunday—Milk ‘n Honey Live Volume 005, 4 p.m.

Other Events: Friday—Art Opening with Bryce Nanez, 6 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, Birra Prosecco. 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. Birra Prosecco, an Italian pilsner, 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) Rowers Keep on Rowing, 2020K Gold, Brown is the New Black, Puff Puff Passion, Black is the New Brown, Rodeo Belt Dunkel, Migratory Patterns, Costume Party Hazy IPA, Where the Mild Things Are, Eliot IPA, Fruits and Cats and Fruits and Cats and Fruits and Cats. The most recent additions on the seasonal/specialty front are Where the Mild Things Are, Eliot IPA, Fruits and Cats (IPA with tangerine, grapefruit, and pomegranate), Black is the New Brown (Porter), Rodeo Belt Dunkel, Puff Puff Passion, Brown is the New Black, and Rowers Keep on Rowing (chocolate cream ale). Migratory Patterns, a Czech pilsner, is available on tap and in cans, as is Costume Party Hazy IPA. Krispy’s Kolsch will be on tap and in cans this Friday.

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.

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: Puddle Stomper IPA, Whiskey Ginger Ale, Blonde, Doppelbock, London Longhair Porter, Black IPA, Amber, Left Coast Red, Cider, DjinnJar Kombucha. The most recent additions are the Puddle Stompuer, Amber, and Left Coast.

Live Music: Saturday—Stuart Wells Band, 6 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.

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, Altimeter IPA, Transformation Hazy DIPA, Siren Song. You can still get cans of Transformation Hazy IPA, Altimeter IPA, Terminally Chill IPA, Gilded Age Porter, and Winter Project Dank, plus bottles of Siren Song, a barrel-aged imperial red. Recent additions on tap include Munchner and Schwarzbier. Cafe Con Leche returns on tap and in cans on Friday.

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 (now on nitro), 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, Vulkanland. 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. The most recent addition is Vulkanland, a Vienna lager.

Live Music: Thursday—Oscar Butler, 6 p.m.; Friday—Hat Trick, 8 p.m.

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: Rye IPA, Sympathy for the Pork Chop, Amber Ale, Cerveza Celebracion, Poinsettia Sour, NM SMASH, Blackberry Gose, Mosaic DIPA, Samba Fog, White Out, Turkish Coffee Stout (Downtown and Westside only), Dubbel (Heights and Westside only), Oude Dubbel (Heights and Westside only), Doppelator (Heights and Westside only), Double Rum Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout (Westside only), Double Rum Barrel-Aged Reserve Ale (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 White Out, which returns today (Wednesday) on tap and in cans, plus Samba Fog, Poinsettia Sour, NM SMASH, Mosaic DIPA, Blackberry Gose, Cerveza Celebracion, and Turkish Coffee Stout. Cans of Reserve Ale and Imperial Stout are still available, as are the cans of the two new hard seltzers. There may still be bottles of the two double barrel-aged versions of Reserve Ale and Imperial Stout.

Live Music (Downtown): Music is done outside for the winter months, but will return in the spring.

Live Music (Heights): Friday—Melissa Rios & Jamie Harrison, 7-10 p.m.; Saturday—RJ Perez, 7-10 p.m.

Live Music (Westside): Friday—Ryan & The Resistors, 7-10 p.m.; Saturday—Julian Dossett Trio, 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.)

UPDATED>>>Beers: Lush & Aphotic Russian Imperial Stout, Oralé Mexican Lager. 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. New Mexico Snow IPA returns Friday. With the closure of the Silver Taproom, limited amounts of some past beers have made their way back to the main location 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, 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. 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. A session IPA is on deck.

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, Dark Pedro, Peat Smoked Quarter Porter, Fiona La Blond, Pedro Especial, Fighting Monk Belgian IPA. The most recent additions are Pedro Especial, Fighting Monk, and Fiona La Blond.

Live Music: Saturday—Leah & Moe, 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: Glazed and Confused, New England IPA, Mic Czech Bohemian Pilsner, Mail Order Russian Imperial Stout (Downtown and Roswell only), Don’t Fruit the Messenger (Candelaria, Downtown and Clovis only), Nordic Gold (Downtown only), RU Cereal? (Downtown 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 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. Resilience Pale Ale is on tap this Friday at all locations, with the proceeds this time going to help Australia after devastating bushfires.

UPDATED>>>News: The ongoing Paleta Series, a rotation of heavily fruited Berliner Weisse, will feature a new recipe this Saturday. Blue Moon will be made with blueberry, sweet cream biscuits, vanilla, and lactose.

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 All Shook Up Stout, a collaboration with Toltec, plus The Big Hopowski, Dice Roll, the first in a series of experimental IPAs, 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. Cans of Squirrel Nuts arrive this Saturday.

Live Music: Friday—Val James, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Felix y Los Gatos, 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, Overcast Hazy IPA, Stoutmonger, Lauterside of Life IPL, A Tribe Called Kolsch. Lots of recent changes with A Tribe Called Kolsch, Overcast, Stoutmonger, Spring Fever, and Miami Weiss all joining the taps. Lauterside of Life IPL is a collaboration with Farmington’s Lauter Haus Brewing.

Cask: TBA

Events: Friday—Art Opening: Women in Nature by Kaitlandia, 6 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, Stupid Cupid. The most recent additions are Nutz N Nibs, a chocolate peanut butter porter made in collaboration with Boxing Bear, plus Stupid Cupid (fruited gose), 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, Sugar and Spice Los Ranchos Cider, Chewie-BOCK-Ahhh, Die Dunkel Seite, Cutbow Coffee Porter, Amarillo SMASH; (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 Amarillo SMASH (made with New Mexico-grown barley), 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.

Live Music: Tuesday—Julian Dossett, 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 Blue Bullet with cinnamon whiskey-soaked oak chips.

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: Citrus Buzz, El Drac IPA, Rented Tux (Vanilla Porter), Rojo Fog (Amber), Odin’s Eye, Biscochito Liquido, Biotranscendence DIPA, Deep Earth. This charming brewery is now open at 206 Broadway SE. Deep Earth (Brown Ale), Biotranscendence, and Rojo Fog are the most recent additions.

Live Music: Today (Wednesday)—Jared Warren, 7 p.m.; Thursday—Acoustic Open Mic Night, 7:30 p.m.; Friday—Cynical Bird, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Peri and the FAQs, 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday—Chris Patchett, 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 in 2018. There are often limited sours on tap, but those beers change out quickly.

Events: Today (Wednesday)—377 Expression Open Mic, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Short Short Story Readings, 7 p.m.

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, Pom-Pina Gose, All Shook Up Stout, Doopy Hoppy DIPA. The most recent additions are Doopy Hoppy DIPA, Project DUNK, a Munich Dunkel made to honor friends at La Cumbre, plus Pom-Pina Gose and All Shook Up Stout, a collaboration with Rio Bravo. Shaman Stout won a bronze medal for Oatmeal Stout at the Great American Beer Festival, and now it is also available on nitro.

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, Accessory Pale Ale, Pressure Drop DIPA, Dunkelodeon Munich Dunkel, Precip IPA, Double Plow Oatmeal Stout (nitro), Rosé Cider, Cranberry Ginger Cider, Chocolate Milk Stout, Muddy Dubbel, Dappy Haze DIPA. The most recent additions include Dappy Haze DIPA, Chocolate Milk Stout, Pressure Drop, Dunkelodeon, and Precip IPA. The first entry in the 2020 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): Thursday—Mineral Hill, 8 p.m.; Friday—Kirk Matthews, 5 p.m.; Saturday—The Nathan Fox Band, 8 p.m.

Live Music (Nob Hill): Friday—JR Sandoval, 6 p.m.; Saturday—David Garcia, 6 p.m.

Live Music (Four Hills): Friday—Uptown Jazz Sessions, 6 p.m.; Saturday—Dean Dumoth, 7 p.m.

Live Music (Westside): Friday—DJ Flo Fader, 6 p.m.; Saturday—Keith Sanchez, 6 p.m.

Live Music (Los Lunas): Friday—John Matthew, 8 p.m.; Saturday—Eryn Bent Band, 8 p.m.

Other Events (Wells Park): Today (Wednesday)—Poetry & Beer, 7:30 p.m.; Friday—First Friday Comedy Contest, 8 p.m.

Weekly Events (Wells Park): Monday—Better Call Saul Weekly Watch Party, 6 p.m.; 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.; Tuesday—Taco Tuesday Trivia, 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

Beer Creek Brewing — (505) 471-9271

(Mon 5-10 p.m., Tues–Sun 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m.)

Beers: Tres Amigos Pale Ale, IP-Ay!, Picture Rock Porter, San Marcos Stout, Rowe Mesa Red Ale, Bootlegger Blonde, Lizard Queen Imperial Blonde, Red Creek DIPA. We are belatedly adding Beer Creek to our listings. Located at 3810 Highway 14 south of Santa Fe, this charming brewpub is a fun destination year-round.  Lizard Queen is a collaboration with Tumbleroot and Red Creek is a collaboration with Red Door, but the latter has nearly run out.

Live Music: Saturday—Rudy Boy Solo Flight, 6 p.m.; Sunday—Blue Rhapsody and Full Band, 5 p.m.

Blue Corn Brewery — (505) 438-1800

(Open daily 11 a.m.–10 p.m.)

Beers: Barley Rye Wine, Key Lime Occupy, Brown Paper Bag Malt Liquor, B-Side Dub Stout. The most recent addition is B-Side Dub Stout, a new imperial. Before that came Brown Paper Bag, Key Lime Occupy, 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 Guay IPA, La Bamba, Que Picante, Como Pica, Fuego, Sky Walker Haze, TDH Hallertau Blanc Pilsner, Darth’s Doppelbock, Raspberry Golden Ale, Dat New New Stout. 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), Que Picante (dark red chile lager), Fuego (juniper and honey ale), and fresh batch of Sky Walker (strawberry milkshake IPA). Raspberry Golden Ale and Dat New New Stout, made with almonds, vanilla, and chocolate, were just added.

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.

Live Music: Thursday—The Palmer Bros., 6 p.m.; Sunday—Stephanie Hatfield, 6 p.m.

Other Events: Friday—Enchanted Evenings with The Tynkers Trio, 8 p.m.; Saturday—New Moon Cabaret, 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 Four (IPA), Germophile (Berliner Weisse), Fields of Rye, Song of Our Own (bottles only), 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 Four are Hail Stan, Body Isn’t Life, and Fields of Rye. 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, British Mild, Red Comet, Pivotal IPA, Idaho #7 Pale Ale, Centennial Pale Ale, XX ESB, Railrunner Pale Ale, Dragon’s Blood Sour, Low Winter Sun, Black Shadow Porter. 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 (new batch), Jack Plane Porter, and Skookum. Recent additions on tap include Black Shadow, Railrunner, Dragon’s Blood, Low Winter Sun, Centennial, XX ESB, Red Comet, and British Mild.

Live Music (Original): Friday—Half Broke Horses, 5 p.m.; Saturday—Mystic Lizard, 5 p.m.

Live Music (Rufina): Tuesday—Seratones, 8:30 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, East Root (Japanese Lager), Grateful Red (Imperial), Helles in Wonderland, Oatmeal Stout (nitro), Tongue Tattoo (New Zealand Pale Ale), Vanilla Imperial Stout, Hello Dunkel My Old Friend, Clouded Judgment Hazy IPA, True 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, Hello Dunkel, Clouded Judgment, True Wit, and Funk Farm, a barrel-aged mixed fermentation farmhouse ale.

Live Music: Today (Wednesday)—Concord, 7 p.m.; Friday—Gene Loves Jezebel with Plague Garden, 8 p.m.; Saturday—Detroit Lightning, 8 p.m.; Tuesday—Vale of Pnath, Wolf King, Marrow Monger, 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, Munich SMASH, Rendija Red, Chocolate Rhapsody, Stouty McStoutface. 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 Stouty, Chocolate Rhapsody, Munich SMASH, and Rendija Red.

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—DJ Mischievous, 9 p.m.; Saturday—The Walking Wounded, 8 p.m.; Sunday—Compasito, 2 p.m.

Live Music (Las Cruces): Friday—Dr. Floyd, 8 p.m.; Saturday—Baracutanga, 8 p.m.; Sunday—Sunday Vibes, 7 p.m.

Weekly Events (Silver City): Today (Wednesday)—Trivia, 7 p.m.; Thursday—Karaoke, 8:30 p.m.

Weekly Events (Las Cruces): Today (Wednesday)—Bingo, 6 p.m., Trivia, 7:30 p.m.; 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: Saturday—Smith and Fagan, 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.

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, Dripping Springs Tropical Stout. If you have to make one stop between ABQ and Las Cruces, this is it. The most recent additions are Dripping Springs, 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. Hourglass Red, an imperial, returns on Thursday.

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: Saturday—Surf Lords, 7 p.m.

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That’s all for this week! If you have any questions or comments, leave them below or contact us on our Facebook page.


— Stoutmeister

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