The Week Ahead in Beer: Nothing is the same and may never be again (updated)

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.

UPDATE: Yes, we know that Governor Lujan-Grisham has ordered all breweries, restaurants, and many more businesses to close starting Thursday, save for to-go orders. We are working on many new updates to this story, with more information coming in a separate post. The closure is through April 10, though it is of course subject to change.

Original post begins here.

By the time you read this, even if it is right after we hit publish, another brewery may have closed its doors. The new normal, if anything can be normal right now, is for breweries to close, hopefully temporarily, but potentially for good. So far, Boese Brothers, Bosque, Cantero, Casa Vieja, Differential, and Flix Brewhouse have all closed. Another nine breweries (and counting) have adjusted their hours. We do not know where this will end, because none of us have experienced anything like this entire situation with Covid-19. All we can do now is either stay home and isolate, or try to support the remaining places that are open. You can still visit them, though all are now down to 50-percent capacity/occupancy, or get your beer and/or food to go. Just about every place is no longer allowing customers to bring in their own growlers, so you will have to buy crowlers, new growlers, or packaged beers in cans or bottles. We are not telling anyone what to do here, just presenting options. Just remember, as breweries close, their employees lose not only their jobs, but their health insurance. Of course, if you are not feeling way, please stay home, or get tested ASAP.

All events are canceled at breweries, and for those that are listed below for today (Wednesday), you should probably call the brewery ahead of time to make sure they are still happening.

On the new beer front this week, there are only a scant few options to check out. Bombs Away recently unveiled S.A.F. POG Juice, a sour made with passion fruit, blood orange, and pink guava. La Cumbre will have the spring edition of Project Dank IPA on tap and in cans this Friday. Marble rolled out Irish Red, Eastside Special Bitter, and Brett Pale Ale. Sidetrack brings back Buzz Bomb today (Wednesday) before closing its doors Thursday. Tractor added Cherry Bombade Cherry Limeade Cider and Forbidden Staircase DIPA on Tuesday.

Up in Santa Fe, Chili Line went wild with the Blueberry Blackberry Raspberry Golden Ale. Second Street rolled out Moscade Red, a Mosaic- and Cascade-hopped red ale. Over in Los Alamos, Bathtub Row added a fresh batch of Cali Common and the seasonally appropriate Irish Red. Down south, Truth or Consequences tapped Foch Street Wheat.

Continue reading for all the news that is fit to blog for the week of March 16.

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)

UPDATE: Black Snout has temporarily closed its doors as of today (Wednesday).

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.

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.)

News: Boese Brothers has closed all three of its locations until further notice.

Bombs Away Beer Company — (505) 554-3204

(Hours: Mon–Sat noon–10 p.m., Sun noon–8 p.m.)

UPDATE: Bombs Away will be open daily from 2 to 7 p.m. for to-go orders on beer and merchandise.

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, S.A.F. POG Juice. The most recent additions are the S.A.F. POG, a sour made with pink guava, blood orange, and passion fruit, plus 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)

UPDATE: Bosque’s Nob Hill and Las Cruces taprooms, and Restoration Pizza, are all reopening for to-go orders on beer and food starting Thursday. They will be open from noon to 8 p.m.

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.)

UPDATE: Bow & Arrow will remain open with beer to-go starting Thursday.

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, Trail Songs Oatmeal Stout. The most recent additions are Trail Songs Oatmeal Stout, 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.

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.

Weekly Events (Brewery): Today (Wednesday)—Geeks Who Drink, 8-10 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.)

UPDATE: Brew Lab 101 will remain open with beer to-go starting Thursday.

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.

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.)

UPDATE: Broken Trail will close its two taprooms on Thursday.

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.)

UPDATE: Both Canteen locations will be open daily from 3 to 7 p.m. for beer and food to-go orders.

Beers: Exodus IPA, Social Capital, Smashcade Pale Ale, Colibri Schwarzbier, Tuttle IPA, Irish Red, Otis the Puppy Oatmeal Stout, Hoppy Wit, Hustle & Glow Hazy IPA, North 14 Pale Ale. Recent additions include Hustle & Glow Hazy IPA, North 14 Pale Ale, Hoppy Wit, Otis the Puppy, Irish Red, and Tuttle IPA.

Beer to go: There are six-packs of Exodus IPA and Laid Back Lager available at the taproom for $8.99. Crowlers start at $7. New glass growlers start at $12 with fill. Kegs start at $62.50.

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.)

News: Cantero is closed until further notice.

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)

News: Casa Vieja is closed until further notice.

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)

UPDATE: Dialogue will remain open with beer and food to-go starting Thursday.

Beers: Contact the brewery for an updated list.

Differential Brewing — (phone number TBA)

(Mon–Fri 2 p.m.–midnight, Sat noon–midnight, Sun noon–10 p.m.)

News: Differential is closed until April 1.

Ex Novo Brewing — (505) 508-0547

(Sun–Thurs noon-10 p.m., Fri–Sat noon-11 p.m.)

UPDATE: Ex Novo will be open for to-go beer orders daily from noon to 6 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, Some Things Last a Long Time. 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). Some Things Last a Long Time, a West Coast IPA, is available on tap and in cans, as are Migratory Patterns, a Czech pilsner, Krispy’s Kolsch, and Costume Party Hazy IPA.

Flix Brewhouse — (505) 445-8500

(Open daily 11 a.m.-midnight)

News: Flix is closed until further notice.

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 Stomper, Amber, and Left Coast.

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)

UPDATE: Kilt Check will remain open with beer to-go starting Thursday.

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)

UPDATE: La Cumbre will be open daily from noon to 8 p.m. for to-go growler, package, and keg sales.

Beers: Gilded Age Porter, Terminally Chill Hazy IPA, Munchner Dunkel, Schwarzbier, Altimeter IPA, Transformation Hazy DIPA, Siren Song, Cafe Con Leche, Acclimated APA, Pogue Mahone. You can still get cans of Acclimated APA, Cafe Con Leche, Transformation Hazy IPA, Altimeter IPA, Terminally Chill IPA, and Gilded Age Porter, plus bottles of Siren Song, a barrel-aged imperial red. Recent additions on tap include Pogue Mahone, Munchner, and Schwarzbier. Cans of the spring edition of Project Dank arrive Friday, and it will be on tap as well.

La Reforma Brewery — (505) 717-1361

(Sun-Thurs 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-11 p.m.)

UPDATE: La Reforma will be open Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for to-go orders on food, spirits, and beer.

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.)

UPDATE: Lava Rock will stay open Thursday for beer sales to-go, but will not be selling food.

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.

Lizard Tail Brewing — (505) 717-1301

(Mon–Weds noon-9 p.m., Thurs–Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-7 p.m.)

UPDATE: Lizard Tail will only be open on Mondays and Fridays from 3 to 8 p.m. for to-go beer orders.

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.)

UPDATE: Marble will be open daily from 11 .m. to 8 p.m. for to-go beer sales. We believe this applies to all three locations.

Beers: Rye Saison, Amber Ale, Cerveza Celebracion, Samba Fog, White Out, Eastside Special Bitter, Irish Red, Rye IPA (Heights and Westside only), NM SMASH (Heights and Westside only),  Sympathy for the Pork Chop (Heights and Westside only), Brett Pale Ale (Heights and Westside only), Oude Dubbel (Heights and Westside only), Doppelator (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 Irish Red, Eastside Special Bitter, Brett Pale Ale, Rye Saison, Samba Fog, 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.

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 and Irish Red are the most recent additions. 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.)

UPDATE: Ponderosa will accept to-go orders for beer and food. No word yet on any changes in hours.

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.)

UPDATE: Quarter Celtic will remain open for to-go orders of food and beer (crowlers and new growlers only, no used growlers).

Beers: Kill or be Kilt, Dark Pedro, Fiona La Blond, Pedro Especial, Fighting Monk Belgian IPA, Irish Handcuffs Imperial Stout, Ror’s Tap 10 Series: Imperial Red. The most recent additions were Pedro Especial, Fighting Monk, and Fiona La Blond, at least until Irish Handcuffs Imperial Stout and Imperial Red arrived on tap. Both are delicious and worth the trip to fill a crowler.

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. )

UPDATE: Red Door will close its downtown and Roswell locations. The brewery and Clovis taproom will remain open with adjusted hours (TBA as of now) for to-go orders of beer at the brewery, and beer and food at the taproom.

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.)

UPDATE: Rio Bravo will be open daily from noon to 8 p.m. for to-go orders for beer and food. You can also get food delivered ($20 minimum order).

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.

Sidetrack Brewing — (505) 832-7183

(Mon–Thurs 3–11 p.m., Fri 3 p.m.–midnight, Sat noon–midnight, Sun noon–10 p.m.)

UPDATE: Sidetrack will close starting Thursday.

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. Buzz Bomb returns on Friday.

Cask: TBA

Starr Brothers Brewing — (505) 492-2752

(Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day)

UPDATE: Starr Brothers will remain open for to-go orders for its food and beers.

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.)

UPDATE: Steel Bender will be open daily from noon to 7 p.m. for to-go orders for beer and food.

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.

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.)

UPDATE: Thirsty Eye is closed through April 10.

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 and Father O’Malley’s Holy Water, an Irish dry stout, are the most recent additions.

The 377 Brewery — (505) 934-0795

(Open noon-11 p.m. most days)

UPDATE: The 377 will remain open with beer to-go starting Thursday.

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.)

UPDATE: Toltec will be open daily from 1 to 8 p.m. for to-go orders for food and beer.

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)

UPDATE: All Tractor locations will remain open for to-go orders, including growler fills, food, four-packs, and merchandise. Please call ahead at (505) 322-3004 to place orders in advance.

Beers: Muddy Dubbel, Cherry Bombade Cherry Limeade Cider, Forbidden Staircase DIPA, Rosé Cider (NH/FH/WS/LL only), Dappy Haze IPA (NH/WS/LL only), Nitro Milk Stout (WP/WS only), Accessory Pale Ale (NH/LL only), Pumpkin Cider (NH only), Blood Orange Cider (WP/NH/WS/LL only), Beer a’ Rita (FH only), Precip IPA (NH only). The most recent additions include Cherry Bombade, Forbidden Staircase, and Dappy Haze DIPA. 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.

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.)

UPDATE: TMBC will be open through at least Sunday, normal hours, for to-go orders of beer and food (as supplies last). Afterwards, owner Nico Ortiz said he will reevaluate whether or not to close competely until April 10. Crowlers will be $8 apiece or three for $20.

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.)

UPDATE: Beer Creek will remain open with beer and food to-go starting Thursday.

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.

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.

News: The annual Cask Fest, which would have been held this Saturday, has been postponed indefinitely.

Chili Line Brewing — (505) 500-7903

(Mon–Sat 4–11 p.m., Sun 11:30 a.m.–11 p.m.)

UPDATE: Chili Line will remain open with beer and food to-go starting Thursday.

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, Blueberry Blackberry 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). Blueberry Blackberry Raspberry Golden Ale and Dat New New Stout, made with almonds, vanilla, and chocolate, were recently added.

HoneyMoon Brewery — (505) 303-3139

(Tues-Thurs 1-8 p.m., Fri-Sat 1 p.m.-10 p.m., Sun-Mon closed)

News: HoneyMoon is closed until further notice. There will still be bottles for sale at select retailers.

Rowley Farmhouse Ales — (505) 428-0719

(Open all week from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.)

UPDATE: RFA will remain open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. for to-go orders of beer and food.

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.)

UPDATE: All SFBC locations, including the ABQ taproom, will be open daily for to-go orders of beer from 3 to 7 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)

UPDATE: The original Second Street location will remain open for to-go orders of food and beer. Both the Rufina and Railyard locations are closed.

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, Moscade Red. 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 Moscade Red, Black Shadow, Railrunner, Dragon’s Blood, Low Winter Sun, Centennial, XX ESB, Red Comet, and British Mild.

Live Music (Original): Friday—Alpha Cats, 6 p.m.; Saturday—The Barbwires, 6 p.m.

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: Saturday—Boris McCutcheon Trio, 8 p.m.

News: The Bisbee Tasting Room is closed until further notice. The Agua Fria Taproom remains open.

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.)

UPDATE: Bathtub Row will remain open from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, for to-go orders of beer.

Beers: Hoppenheimer IPA, Mexi Lager, Munich SMASH, Rendija Red, Chocolate Rhapsody (cans only), Stouty McStoutface, Cali Common, Irish Red. 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 Irish Red, Cali Common, Mexi Lager, Stouty, 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.

Weekly Events (Silver City): Today (Wednesday)—Trivia, 7 p.m.

Weekly Events (Las Cruces): Today (Wednesday)—Bingo, 6 p.m., Trivia, 7:30 p.m.

Red River Brewing — (575) 754-4422

(Mon–Fri 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat–Sun 11 a.m.-11 p.m.)

UPDATE: Red River will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for to-go orders of beer and food. Call and order in advance off the online menu.

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.

Sierra Blanca Brewing — (505) 832-2337

(Mon–Thurs 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Fri –Sat 11 a.m.–5 p.m.)

UPDATE: Sierra Blanca will remain open with beer to-go starting Thursday.

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—Cowboy, 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.)

UPDATE: TorC will remain open daily from 3 to 8 p.m. for to-go orders of beer. Patrons can pick up crowlers and growlers on the patio, but are not allowed inside.

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, Foch Street Wheat. If you have to make one stop between ABQ and Las Cruces, this is it. The most recent additions are Foch Street Wheat, 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.

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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

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Christy T says:

    Thank you for keeping us all updated! Hoping the breweries survive…

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