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.
St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year, so there are a lot of themed celebrations and beer releases coming out this Saturday in addition to the holiday itself. UPDATE: A whole lot has changed since we first ran this story Wednesday, has it not? Quarter Celtic and Steel Bender have called off most of their weekend celebrations, and others could still call off some of these events, so we will continue to update this as we receive information. Boese Brothers will have live Irish-style music with Bodhran on Tuesday night. Brew Lab 101 will host the Brightburn Academy Irish Dancers on Saturday night. Canteen will have music from The Porter Draw on Tuesday evening, plus bagpipers will be on hand as well. High and Dry will have an Irish music session with the Duke City Ceili Band in the afternoon Tuesday. Kilt Check will have bagpipers on Tuesday evening. La Cumbre is pairing up Pogue Mahone Irish Dry Stout with oysters at the brewery on Tuesday. Marble is throwing its jumbo-sized St. Paddy-O Party on the downtown stage this Saturday, which will also include the return of Paddy McNitro at all locations. Ponderosa will have traditional music Tuesday from Gary Rafferty and Andrew Mill. Thirsty Eye will have music from Sage Harrington on Tuesday night. Tractor Wells Park will host Drag Queen Bingo: St. Patrick’s Day Edition on Saturday night, followed by Paddy’s March, a live performance from a collection of local musicians, on Tuesday afternoon. Tractor Nob Hill has Adam Hooks playing tribute to The Pogues on Tuesday night. Tractor Los Lunas will have Kevin Michael providing the music Tuesday night. Overall, expect a lot of places with Irish-style food and beers in addition to all listed above. Slainté!
Notable events outside Albuquerque include Second Street hosting The Albuquerque Pipe N Drum Band at the original location Tuesday, while Rufina will celebrate the holiday with food and drink specials during the day before … well, the music late at night has been canceled. In fact, Rufina will not be hosting any live music until further notice. The smaller acts that perform at the original location will continue.
On the new beer front this week, there are a few options to check out. Bosque got sneaky and dropped Scale Tipper IPA last weekend without warning us in advance (probably so the Crew wouldn’t wipe out the supply). Bow & Arrow introduces Trail Songs Oatmeal Stout on Friday. Boxing Bear rolls out Mandarina Bavarian Lager. Canteen brings back Hustle & Glow Hazy IPA and North 14 Pale Ale on Friday. Ex Novo is letting us know that Some Things Last a Long Time, which is a new West Coast IPA debuting on tap and in cans this Friday. La Cumbre has more Acclimated APA available. Marble also added Rye Saison to taps. Nexus taps Irish Red Ale on Friday. Quarter Celtic will introduce the first in Ror’s Tap 10 Series, an Imperial Red, for the anniversary party on Saturday, plus Irish Handcuffs Imperial Stout returns. Sidetrack recently introduced Antidote IPA and Fireside Lager. Steel Bender’s anniversary brews will include Double Raspberry Dynamite on Thursday, Impromptu! Heritage Cider and Who’s Crabby? Crab Apple Cider on Friday, Hummingbird Pils on tap and in cans on Saturday, and Tangerine Dynamite on tap and in cans on Monday. Thirsty Eye has more El Rojo Ojo available, plus Father O’Malley’s Holy Water, an Irish dry stout, debuts Friday.
Up in Santa Fe, Blue Corn rolls out Katabatic Kolsch. Tumbleroot has a new single-hop pale ale, Cashmere. Over in Los Alamos, Bathtub Row has a fresh batch of Mexi Lager.
Continue reading for all the news that is fit to blog for the week of March 9.
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—Melissa Rios, 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—Nolan Harmon, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday—Joe DeRusha, 7 p.m.
Weekly Events: Today (Wednesday)—Karaoke & Service Industry Night, 7 p.m.; Thursday—Open Mic Night, 6:30 p.m.
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: Friday—Foxy Blues and Unsafe, 8 p.m.; Tuesday—Bodhran, 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, 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, Scale Tipper IPA. The most recent additions are Scale Tipper, also available in cans for a limited time, plus 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.
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, Neon Pie (Keylime Pie Sour), Buffalo Plaid Baltic Porter, Brunch Special, Mesas and Cervezas; (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 Mesas and Cervezas, a Mexican-style dark lager, Brunch Special, a French toast-style imperial stout that is amazingly delicious, plus Double Tough, Buffalo Plaid, Neon Pie, Desert Revival, Sun Peaks, 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. Trail Songs Oatmeal Stout 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, Red Knuckle Irish Red, Mandarina Bavarian Lager; (taproom only) Space Gose, Albu-Murky Hazy IPA, Super Cereal Hazy DIPA. The most recent additions are Mandarina, Red Knuckle (also in cans), 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.
Events (Brewery): Friday—The Brewery Comedy Tour, 8 p.m.
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—Vagabond Grove, 8 p.m.; Saturday—Brightburn Academy Irish Dancers, 6:30 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, 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). Friday will see the return of Hustle & Glow Hazy IPA and North 14 Pale Ale.
Live Music (Brewery): Thursday—Palmer Brothers with Stephanie Hatfield, 6-9 p.m.; Sunday—The Amazing Honeyboys, 4-7 p.m.; Tuesday—Porter Draw, 5-8 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, Sour Grapes. 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 Sour Grapes, Glacier SMASH, Cashmere Pale Ale, and Mountain Thunder, a strong ale.
Live Music: Thursday—The Deal, 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.
Events: Friday—Acoustic Nuevo Flamenco with D’Santi Nava, 6:30 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: Today (Wednesday)—Subtle Knife, Coffin Stuffers, Shark Suit, On Holiday, 7 p.m.; Friday—Slark Moan with The Directory, 8 p.m.; Saturday—Reggae Saturday, 9 p.m.; Sunday—Milquetoast & Co. Spring Tour, 3 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, 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, 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, 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 are Krispy’s Kolsch and Costume Party Hazy IPA. Some Things Last a Long Time, a West Coast IPA, 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.
Live Music: Tuesday—St. Patrick’s Day Irish Music Session with Duke City Ceili Band, 2-4 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: 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 Stomper, Amber, and Left Coast.
Live Music: Saturday—Hillary Smith, 6 p.m.
Other Events: Friday—Cafe La Luna: Friday the 13th 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: Friday—The Mango Cakes with The Fabulous Martini Tones, 8 p.m.; Saturday—The Sheriffs of Heimlich County, 7 p.m.; Tuesday—Bagpipers, 5-7 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, Altimeter IPA, Transformation Hazy DIPA, Siren Song, Cafe Con Leche, Acclimated APA. You can still get cans of Cafe Con Leche, 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. Acclimated APA has returned with a fresh batch, and Pogue Mahone will return for the holiday weekend.
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—RJ Perez, 6 p.m.; Friday—Kirk Matthews, 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, Amber Ale, Cerveza Celebracion, NM SMASH, White Out, Sympathy for the Pork Chop (Heights and Westside only), Samba Fog (Heights and Westside only), Dubbel (Heights and Westside only), Oude Dubbel (Heights and Westside only), Doppelator (Heights and Westside only), Rye Saison (Heights and Westside only), Poinsettia Sour (Westside only), Blackberry Gose (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 is also available in cans, plus Rye Saison, Samba Fog, Poinsettia Sour, NM SMASH, Blackberry Gose, and Cerveza Celebracion. 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): Saturday—St. Paddy O Party with The Memphis P-Tails, 2-3:30 p.m., Adam Hooks & His Hangups, 4-5:30 p.m., Ezra Bell, 6-7:30 p.m., Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts, 8-10 p.m.; Sunday—Let It Grow, 3-6 p.m.; Tuesday—Nosotros, 5-8 p.m.
Live Music (Heights): Friday—The Amazing Honeyboys, 7-10 p.m.
Live Music (Westside): Friday—Dirty Brown Jug band, 7-10 p.m.; Saturday—Kyle Martin, 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, Oralé Mexican Lager, New Mexico Snow IPA. 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 was the most recent addition until Irish Red Ale 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.
Live Music: Saturday—John Matthew, 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday—Gary Rafferty and Andrew Mill, 6 p.m.
Quarter Celtic Brewpub — (505) 503-1387
(Sun–Thurs 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.)
UPDATED>>>Beers: Kill or be Kilt, Dark Pedro, Fiona La Blond, Pedro Especial, Fighting Monk Belgian IPA. The most recent additions are Pedro Especial, Fighting Monk, and Fiona La Blond. Look for Irish Handcuffs Imperial Stout and a new Imperial Red to debut on Saturday.
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, Resilience Pale Ale, Mail Order Russian Imperial Stout (Downtown only), Don’t Fruit the Messenger (Downtown and Clovis only), Pining for Maple Breakfast Brown (Downtown only), Jason’s Bloody Gose (all locations on Friday). The most recent additions are Mail Order and Glazed and Confused, an imperial pastry made in collaboration with Rebel Donuts. Resilience Pale Ale is back, with the proceeds this time going to help Australia after devastating bushfires.
News: The ongoing Paleta Series, a rotation of heavily fruited Berliner Weisse, will feature a new recipe this Saturday. Orange Julius will feature orange, vanilla, and lactose. There will also be a special Tuesday edition called Zombie, a green-colored slush with strawberry, apple, and spirulina.
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—Deliberate Kin, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Black Smoke Blues Band, 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, Antidote IPA, Fireside Lager. Lots of recent changes with Antidote, Fireside, 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.
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, Moon Sugar Hazy IPA. The most recent additions are Nutz N Nibs, a chocolate peanut butter porter made in collaboration with Boxing Bear, plus Moon Sugar, 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. New beers and ciders this week will include Double Raspberry Dynamite on Thursday, Impromptu! Heritage Cider and Who’s Crabby? Crab Apple Cider on Friday, Hummingbird Pils on tap and in cans on Saturday, and Tangerine Dynamite on tap and in cans on Monday.
Live Music: Saturday—The Bus Tapes, 3 p.m.; Sunday—Le Chat Lunatique, 3 p.m.; Tuesday—High Desert Playboys, 6-8 p.m.
News: Steel Bender will now have a special cask every Friday in its Old and Peculiar Series.
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), El Rojo Ojo (Red Ale). This charming brewery is now open at 206 Broadway SE. El Rojo Ojo is the most recent addition, with Father O’Malley’s Holy Water, an Irish dry stout, debuting Friday.
Live Music: Thursday—Danny the Harps, 7 p.m.; Friday—Jasper, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday—Pawn Drive, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday—Tune Wranglers, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday—Tune Wranglers, 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday—Sage Harrington, 7:30 p.m.
Other Events: Friday—Lucy Maki Art Reception, 5 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, 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: Muddy Dubbel, Rosé Cider (WP/FH/WS/LL only), Dappy Haze IPA (WP/NH/WS/LL only), Nitro Milk Stout (WP/WS only), Accessory Pale Ale (NH only), Pumpkin Cider (NH only), Chocolate Milk Stout (NH/FH/WS only), Blood Orange Cider (NH/WS/LL only), Beer a’ Rita (FH only), Double Plow Oatmeal Stout (LL only), Cranberry Ginger Cider (LL only), Precipice IPA (LL only). The most recent additions include Dappy Haze DIPA and Chocolate Milk Stout. 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—Live Score of Buster Keaton Films, 8 p.m.; Tuesday—Paddy’s March, 4 p.m.
Live Music (Nob Hill): Friday—Clyde McGee & Lulu and the Black Sheep, 6 p.m.; Saturday—Vagabond Grove, 6 p.m.; Tuesday—Adam Hooks Tribute to The Pogues, 7 p.m.
Live Music (Four Hills): Friday—Uptown Jazz Sessions with Artha Meadors Duo with Paul Palmer, 6 p.m.; Saturday—Casey Mraz, 7 p.m.
Live Music (Westside): Friday—Jamie Harrison, 6 p.m.; Saturday—Javier Ortega, 6 p.m.
Live Music (Los Lunas): Friday—DJ Halcyon, 8 p.m.; Saturday—Lucky Mays, 8 p.m.; Tuesday—Kevin Michael, 8 p.m.
Other Events (Wells Park): Friday—Drag Queen Bingo, 8 p.m.; Saturday—For Goodness Cakes 2nd Annual Silent Auction, 5 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—The Roberts, 5 p.m.
Blue Corn Brewery — (505) 438-1800
(Open daily 11 a.m.–10 p.m.)
Beers: Key Lime Occupy, Brown Paper Bag Malt Liquor, B-Side Dub Stout, Katabatic Kolsch. The most recent addition is Katabatic Kolsch. Before that came B-Side Dub Stout, a new imperial.
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. and Goshen, 6 p.m.; Friday—Natural Lite, Luke Nutting, DJ Shimmy, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Bard Erdington V, 7 p.m.; Sunday—Margot Leverett & Duke City Hora, 4:30 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—The Bus Tapes, 6 p.m.; Saturday—Blues Revue, 6 p.m.; Tuesday—The Albuquerque Pipe N Drum Band, 5 p.m.
UPDATED>>>Live Music (Rufina): All live music at Rufina has been canceled for the foreseeable future.
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, Vanilla Imperial Stout, Hello Dunkel My Old Friend, Clouded Judgment Hazy IPA, True Wit, Funk Farm, Cashmere (Single-Hop Pale Ale), 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), Sour Red Ale (in bottles), Mark of Midnight Imperial Stout (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 Cashmere, Vanilla Imperial Stout, Hello Dunkel, Clouded Judgment, True Wit, and Funk Farm, a barrel-aged mixed fermentation farmhouse ale.
Live Music: Friday—Tiffany Christopher and special guests, 8 p.m.; Saturday—Half Broke Horses, 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, Mexi Lager, 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 Mexi Lager, 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): Saturday—The Rudy Boy Experiment, 8 p.m.; Sunday—Anthony Frijia, 2 p.m.
Live Music (Las Cruces): Friday—The Rudy Boy Experiment, 8 p.m.; Sunday—Sunday Vibes with DJ Johnny G and Miss Woadie, 7 p.m.
Other Events (Las Cruces): Saturday—Drag Queen Downtown ($5 per person), 9 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: Thursday and Friday—Mensch, 7 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday—Jake Flint, 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, Snuffy’s Double, Monticello Green Chile Amber (Las Cruces only), Buena Vista Lager (Las Cruces only), Dripping Springs Tropical Stout. If you have to make one stop between ABQ and Las Cruces, this is it. The most recent additions are Hourglass Red, Dripping Springs, 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), Whiskey Barrel-Aged Honey Winter Ale (also bottles), 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)—Caitlin Anne Webster, 6:30 p.m.; Thursday—Sip-N-Sing Open Mic, 7 p.m.; Saturday—The Constance Trio, 7 p.m.; Sunday—Ezra Bell, 2 p.m.
Other Events: Saturday—Brewery Tour, 4 p.m.; Tuesday—Third Tuesday Trivia, 7 p.m.
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