Latest updates on breweries changing hours and more

Get that beer to go!

UPDATE (Monday 8:40 p.m.): Bosque Brewing is closing all of its locations in the state, including Restoration Pizza, for an indefinite period of time. As one of the five largest breweries in the state, this is a very bad sign, to put it mildly. Today (Tuesday) we heard back from ownership that they are quite busy at the moment, which is understandable. We hope to sit down or talk over the phone in the next couple days about what will happen next.

(UPDATE Tuesday 11:30 a.m.) Boese Brothers has closed both of its Albuquerque locations and the Los Alamos taproom. We do not know if this applies to the Desert Dogs taproom in Santa Fe.

(UPDATE Tuesday 6:20 p.m.) Flix Brewhouse has closed its theater/brewery on the west side. Considering the weekend box office, we can fully understand. Still, we hope head brewer Will Moorman and his team are gonna be OK.

(UPDATE Tuesday 7:50 p.m.) Cantero Brewing has shut down for an indefinite period of time.

Original post, with some more updates, is below.

We are starting another post that we will constantly update on the breweries and their responses to the new state rules on occupancy and more.

First up, keep your growlers at home. It appears every brewery in the state has decided they will no longer fill growlers that people bring with them. Most places have growlers you can purchase, or crowlers, or pre-packaged beers from the bigger production-and-distribution breweries.

As of now, we already mentioned that HoneyMoon Brewery in Santa Fe has closed its doors, but now we can add Fire & Hops, a popular Santa Fe beer bar, though it will still have food available to go via curbside pickup. We have also learned that the Local Brewhouse in Rio Rancho is closed indefinitely.

UPDATE: Lava Rock Brewing is not closed to dine-in customers. They have spread out the tables, but if you want food and beer to go, that is still recommended.

UPDATE (Monday 8:50 p.m.): Casa Vieja Brewing will close until April 1, then reevaluate the situation.

Remember, food can be picked up curbside at many breweries, but to get beer to go, you have to go inside as state liquor laws require.

The following breweries have let us know that their hours are changing. We expect this list to grow significantly in the hours and days ahead. We also have learned that the Ex Novo Brewing in Portland, Oregon, has been forced to close, costing 45 people their jobs. Hopefully we do not reach that point in New Mexico, but be aware your chance to get your favorite brewery foods and fresh beers may soon be gone.

  • Ale Republic: open noon to 8 p.m. daily (UPDATED)
  • Black Snout Brewhouse: now closing at 8 p.m. Mon-Thurs, 10 p.m. Fri-Sat (UPDATED)
  • Canteen Brewhouse and Taproom: now closing at 8 p.m. daily
  • High and Dry Brewing: now closing at 8 p.m. daily
  • La Reforma Brewery: open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily
  • Quarter Celtic Brewing: open noon to 8 p.m. daily
  • Red Door Candelaria: now open 3-9 p.m. Sun-Thurs, 3-11 p.m. Fri, 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat (UPDATED)
  • Red Door Downtown: now open 3-10 p.m. Sun-Thurs, 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Fri-Sat (UPDATED)
  • Steel Bender Brewyard: open noon to 8 p.m. daily
  • Turquoise Trail Brewing: now closing at 8 p.m. daily

If other breweries are changing their hours or even their days of operation, please let us know ASAP. Email us at nmdarksidebrewcrew@gmail.com or contact me, Stoutmeister, directly. I lost my job today, so I will be available at all hours of the day and night.

Stay strong, stay healthy, and please support local as long as you can.

— Stoutmeister

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Sean Lawson says:

    Turquoise Trail will be closing at 8pm as well.

    1. cjax33 says:

      Updated, thank you, Sean.

  2. 8bithitman says:

    Sorry to hear about your employment status. I’m sure your luck will turn around! Ever consider starting a podcast? Between the active finger you have on the pulse of the beer scene, and your historical knowledge of the ABQ area, I’m sure you could put together an awesome program…maybe with sponsors even! Just a thought.

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