The Week Ahead in Beer: All the brews you can get to go during this quarantine

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.

Welcome to a new and slightly different edition of Week Ahead from this week forward. All of our breweries are no longer able to have customers come in and sit down for a pint or two, now they are only allowed to have beer (and food) available for takeout orders. For every brewery that has chosen to remain open, we are now listing their current hours of operation, which are of course subject to change. Beyond that, we are breaking down each brewery capsule to reflect what beers are on tap that can be ordered as a growler or crowler fill (and if they offer crowlers, if you can bring in your own growler or have to buy a new one, and so on). Then there are the pre-packaged beers in cans and/or bottles. As always, we put out the requests to every brewery, but not every one of them responds, so please bear with us and the breweries. We will do our best to make sure you know what is available to order in advance over the phone (which we highly suggest to minimize social contact) or even in a few cases, online.

Breweries, if there is anything not in here that you would like the public to know about, get in touch with us ASAP. We can continuously update this post as needed.

On the new beer front this week, there are only a scant few options to check out. Boxing Bear brings back New Mexikolsch in cans and for crowler fills on Friday. Brew Lab 101 rowed down to collect some Pecos River Cider. Canteen has a new batch of Social Capital made with passionfruit and lime. Ex Novo has cans and growler fills of Foam on the Range Citra Blonde Ale. La Cumbre will have Acclimated APA back in cans this Friday. Ponderosa will have six-pack cans of Blood Orange Double Wit back in stock later this week. Quarter Celtic airs a sequel, Laces Out 2: When Nature Hops, a new hazy IPA available for growler/crowler fills. Red Door tapped its collaboration with the Crew, Czar of Aberdeen, our bonkers Baltic porter/Scotch wee heavy hybrid that is perfect for growler fills. Sidetrack brought back Buzz Bomb, while also adding the appropriately named Cloudy with a Chance of Apocalypse Hazy IPA for crowler/growler fills. Starr Brothers has a new peach/hibiscus gose, Stranger Danger, ready for crowler/growler fills. Turtle Mountain tapped its 21st Anniversary Dortmunder for crowler fills.

Up in Santa Fe, Beer Creek introduces the new Mucho Gluto Wheat and Black Wedding Black IPA for crowler and growler fills. Rowley Farmhouse Ales has Dreams of Cats, a Belgian strong golden ale, for crowler fills. Further north, Red River tapped its Contagion Blueberry Sour for growler/crowler fills. Down south, Truth or Consequences added I Got Soul Saison for crowler/growler fills.

Continue reading for all the news that is fit to blog for the week of March 23.

To break down each “capsule,” I listed the brewery (with Web page linked), its phone number and hours of operation. Instead of “Beers” being an all-encompassing list of seasonal/specialty offerings, we are now splitting everything into “Growler/Crowler Fills” for beers on draft, and “Can/Bottle” for pre-packaged beers. All beers listed are subject to change.

Albuquerque metro area breweries

Ale Republic — (505) 281-2828

(Open daily noon–8 p.m.)

Growler Fills: Best Coast IPA, Wheat St. Wheatwine, Sombra Stout, Lone Wolf, Red Mountain IPA, Diablo de Oro.

Alien Brew Pub — (505) 884-1116

(No adjusted hours listed)

Growler Fills: 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 (Original), (505) 407-2046 (Garden Brewery)

(Original: daily 4–8 p.m.; Garden Brewery: no hours listed, unsure if still open)

Growler Fills: Contact either location for an updated list.

Black Snout Brewhouse — (505) 296-8166

News: Black Snout is closed until further notice.

Boese Brothers Brewery — (505) 382-7060 (brewery); (505) 821-0752 (brewpub); (505) 500-8325 (Los Alamos taproom)

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

Bombs Away Beer Company — (505) 554-3204

(Open daily 2–7 p.m.)

Growler/Crowler Fills: BABC IPA, Willie Pete Wit, Proximity Pilsner, Low Order Porter, Actuator IPA, All Clear! (Apple Beer), Blast Seat Wheat, Black Ops Lager, Stockpile Stout, Buzz Bomb Pale Ale, Frag Out Imperial Stout, A.X.O. Altbier, Howitzer Hefeweizen, S.A.F. POG Juice. Bombs Away will accept used growlers, but please be patient while they take extra steps to make sure they are properly sanitized.

Bosque Brewing Company — (505) 508-5967 (Nob Hill Public House), (505) 361-1876 (Bosque North), (575) 571-4626 (Las Cruces Public House), (575) 556-9128 (Las Cruces Telshor Taproom), (505) 582-2720 (Restoration Pizza)

(Nob Hill: closed; North: closed; Las Cruces Public House: closed; Las Cruces Telshor: daily 4-8 p.m.; Restoration Pizza: daily noon–8 p.m.)

News: Only Restoration Pizza in Albuquerque and the Telshor Taproom in Las Cruces are still open. Contact both for updated beers available to go in growlers or in pre-packaged cans.

Cans: Bosque IPA, Bosque Lager, Elephants on Parade, Jetty Jack Amber Ale, Scotia Scotch Ale, Open Space Haze, Pistol Pete’s 1888 Ale, Beyond the Trees Cider, Scale Tipper IPA.

Bow & Arrow Brewing — (505) 247-9800

(Mon closed, Tues-Thurs 1–6 p.m., Fri-Sat 1–7 p.m., Sat noon–11 p.m., Sun 1–6 p.m.)

Growler/Crowler Fills: True Aim (Scotch Ale), Denim Tux Lager, Savage Times Sour IPA, Visionland Amber Ale, Strawberry Amigo Sour, Cosmic Arrow (also bottles), Neon Pie Pastry Sour, Buffalo Plaid Baltic Porter, Brunch Special Imperial Stout, Mesas and Cervezas Mexican Dark Lager, Double Tough Double Hazy IPA, Trail Songs Oatmeal Stout.

Bottles: Western Beauty Grisette, Dark Mesa, Bolos & Bling Brett IPA, Desert Revival Peach Sour, Desert Revival Cherry Sour, Strange Country Dark Sour.

News: Please call ahead for all orders, or use the new online page to order in advance.

Boxing Bear Brewing Company — (505) 897-2327 (brewery), (505) 242-2327 (taproom)

(Brewery: daily noon-6 p.m.; West Downtown Taproom: daily noon-6 p.m.)

Cans: Ambear Ale, Uppercut IPA, Headlock Hazy IPA, Black and Blue Tart, Chocolate Milk Stout, Sucker Punch DIPA, DDH Simcoe Albu-Murky Hazy IPA, Red Knuckle Irish Red, Murkules Hazy DIPA, Standing 8 Stout. New Mexi-kolsch will return Friday.

UPDATED>>>Crowler Fills: All canned offerings, plus Body Czech Pilsner, Apple Bear Hard Cider, Iron Lung Smoked Porter, The Red Glove, Mandarina Bavarian Lager, Basic Batch American Blonde. Boxing Bear is not accepting used growlers nor selling new glass or metal growlers. Crowlers only for beers not in pre-packaged cans.

News: Buy a case of packaged beer and get a pizza or sandwich for free.

Brew Lab 101 Beer & Cider Company — (505) 962-1587

(Open daily 3-7 p.m., but subject to change)

Growler Fills: The Bull IPA, Sassy Brunette Amber, Event Horizon Oatmeal Stout, Newton’s Apple Cider, Cherry Bomb Cider, Drought Dry Cider, Wicked Pissa, Walter Wit, X-IPA, Sunburst Orange-Pomegranate Cider, Pecos River Cider.

Broken Trail Brewery & Distillery — (505) 221-6281

News: Broken Trail closed its Uptown Tasting Room and the spirits-only tasting room at Green Jeans Farmery until further notice.

Canteen Brewhouse — (505) 881-2737 (brewery), (505) 200-2344 (taproom)

(Brewery and Taproom: daily 3-7 p.m.)

Growler/Crowler Fills: Flashback IPA, High Plains Pils, La Luz Wheat, Dougie-Style Amber, Pecos Trail Brown, Dark & Lusty Stout, Irish Red, Colibri (Schwarzbier), Social Capital (with passionfruit and lime), Otis the Puppy (Oatmeal Stout), Hoppy Wit, Hustle & Glow Hazy DIPA, North 14 Pale Ale. Crowlers start at $7. New glass growlers start at $12 with fill. Kegs start at $62.50.

Cans: Exodus IPA, Laid Back Lager, Dougie-Style Amber (later this week). All six-packs are $8.99.

Cantero Brewing — (505) 312-8247

News: Cantero is closed until further notice.

Casa Vieja Brewery — (505) 363-5176

News: Casa Vieja is closed until further notice.

Cazuela’s Seafood & Mexican Grill — (505) 994-9364

(Mon closed, Tues 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Weds–Thurs closed, Fri 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat–Sun 9 a.m.–3 p.m.)

Growler Fills: 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) 633-6917

UPDATED>>>(Weds 4:30-6:30 p.m., Sat-Sun 3-6 p.m., closed other days)

Growler/Crowler Fills: Raspberry Sour, 505 Lager, Cali Common, Dark Lager, Pagina Tres Blood Orange Gose, What’s Golden Lager, American Stout.

Differential Brewing — (phone number TBA)

News: Differential is closed until at least April 1.

Ex Novo Brewing — (505) 508-0547

(Open daily noon-6 p.m.)

Growler Fills: (house) The Most Interesting Lager in the World, Mass Ascension IPA, Cactus Wins the Lottery, Perle Haggard Pilsner, Aperture Hazy Pale Ale; (seasonal) Rowers Keep on Rowing, Brown is the New Black, Puff Puff Passion, Black is the New Brown (Porter), Rodeo Belt Dunkel, Migratory Patterns Czech Pilsner, Costume Party Hazy IPA, Fruits and Cats and Fruits and Cats Fruited IPA, Foam on the Range Hoppy Blonde Ale.

UPDATED>>>Cans: The Most Interesting Lager in the World, Cactus Wins the Lottery, Some Things Last a Long Time IPA, Foam on the Range Hoppy Blonde Ale. Cans of Aperture Hazy Pale Ale and Mass Ascension IPA return Friday.

Bottles: Revere’s Ride (oak-aged sour saison on marionberries), Quinque (oak-aged sour on Malbec grapes), Mise en Place (table saison with brett), The Key and the Kite (oak-aged saison on Reisling grapes).

Flix Brewhouse — (505) 445-8500

News: Flix is closed until further notice.

High and Dry Brewing — (505) 433-5591

(Open daily 2-8 p.m.)

Growler Fills: Special Shapes (IPA), Ghost of a Moon (Pale Ale), other taps rotate frequently.

Hops Brewery — (505) 369-1378 (Central)

News: We do not know if Hops on Central or its taproom in Los Ranchos are open.

Kaktus Brewing — (505) 379-5072

News: Kaktus is closed until further notice.

Kilt Check Brewing (formerly Drafty Kilt) — (505) 881-0234

(Mon-Fri 3-7 p.m., Sat-Sun 1-7 p.m.)

Growler Fills: Groundskeeper Willie Cream Ale, Wee Beastie Scottish Ale, Campbell Toe IPA, McRojo or No?, Outlamber Amber Ale, Royal Redhead Imperial Red, Obliviscaris Stout. Get four growler fills for $40.

La Cumbre Brewing — (505) 872-0225 (brewery); (505) 916-0787 (Westside taproom)

(Both locations open daily noon-8 p.m.)

Cans: (house) Elevated IPA, BEER, Slice of Hefen, Malpais Stout, Ryeot IPA, Project Dank (Spring Edition); (seasonal) Terminally Chill IPA, Altimeter IPA, Cafe Con Leche. Acclimated APA returns on Friday in cans and on tap for growler fills.

Bottles: Siren Song (Barrel-Aged Imperial Red).

Growler Fills: (house) Elevated IPA, BEER, Slice of Hefen, Malpais Stout, Ryeot IPA, Project Dank (Spring Edition), Pyramid Rock Amber; (seasonal) Terminally Chill IPA, Altimeter IPA, Miles from Cologne.

La Reforma Brewery — (505) 717-1361

(Mon-Sat 11:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Sun closed)

Growler Fills: La Ref Lager, Maximillian (Dunkel), Turbia (Hazy IPA), Hi-Wit, Mexican Chocolate Stout, West Coast, Papi Chulo!, El Chooky, Bomba Scotch Ale.

Lava Rock Brewing — (505) 836-1022

(Open daily noon-7 p.m.)

Growler Fills: 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, Cutthroat Red Ale, Vulkanland.

News: Lava Rock will not be selling food to go.

Lizard Tail Brewing — (505) 717-1301

(Mon 3-8 p.m., Fri 3-8 p.m., closed other days)

Growler Fills: Contact the brewery for an updated beer list.

Marble Brewery — (505) 243-2739 (downtown), (505) 508-4638 (Westside), (505) 323-4030 (Heights)

(All locations: daily 11 a.m.–8 p.m.)

Cans: IPA, Red Ale, Double White, Pilsner, Cerveza, Passionate Gose, Cholo Stout, Desert Fog Hazy IPA, White Out.

Growler/Crowler Fills: (house, at all locations) IPA, Red Ale, Double White, Pilsner, Cerveza, Passionate Gose, Cholo Stout, Desert Fog Hazy IPA, Double White Triple Berry, White Out; (seasonal) Rye Saison, Amber Ale, Cerveza Celebracion, Samba Fog, White Out, Eastside Special Bitter, Irish Red, Rye IPA (Heights only), Brett Pale Ale (Heights only), NM SMASH (Heights and Westside only), Sympathy for the Pork Chop (Heights and Westside only), Oude Dubbel (Heights and Westside only), Doppelator (Heights and Westside only).

Nexus Brewery — (505) 242-4100 (brewery), (505) 445-1545 (Blue Smokehouse)

(Brewery: Tues-Sun noon-7 p.m., Mon closed; Blue Smokehouse: closed)

Growler Fills: (house) Cream Ale, Imperial Cream, Scotch Ale, Red Ale 2.0, IPA, Chocolate Porter, Honey Chamomile Wheat; (seasonal) Lush & Aphotic Russian Imperial Stout, Oralé Mexican Lager, New Mexico Snow IPA, Irish Red.

Palmer Brewery and Cider House — (505) 508-0508

News: Palmer Brewery is closed until further notice.

Ponderosa Brewing Co. — (505) 639-5941 (brewery), (505) 361-1669 (El Vado Taproom)

(Brewery: daily noon-8 p.m.; El Vado Taproom: daily noon-8 p.m.)

Growler Fills: (house) Ghost Train IPA, Rip Saw Red, Crosscut Kolsch, New Mexico Lime Lager, Bellamah Brown, Blood Orange Witbier; (seasonal) Altbier, Grapefruit Pale Ale, Wine Barrel Bock, Ooey Gooey Stout.

Cans: Ooey Gooey Stout, Blood Orange Double Wit.

Quarter Celtic Brewpub — (505) 503-1387 (brewpub), (505) 717-2536 (Juan Tabo taproom)

(Both locations open daily 1-7 p.m.)

Growler/Crowler Fills: (house) Crimson Lass, Mor-Buck IPA, MacLomas Stout, Pedro O’Flanagan’s Mexican Lager; (seasonal) Kill or be Kilt, O’Flanagan Especial, Fiona La Blond, Fighting Monk Belgian IPA, Laces Out 2: When Nature Hops (Hazy IPA), Ror’s Tap 10 Series: Imperial Red.

Red Door Brewing — (505) 633-6675 (brewery), (505) 990-3029 (downtown taproom), (575) 268-3511 (Clovis taproom), (575) 347-1455 (Roswell taproom)

(Brewery: Mon–Fri 4-9 p.m., Sat noon-6 p.m., Sun closed; Downtown Taproom: closed; Clovis Taproom: Mon–Sat 11 a.m.–1 p.m., 4-9 p.m., Sun closed; Roswell Taproom: closed)

Growler Fills: (house) Blonde Ale, White Ale, Vanilla Cream Ale, Irish Red Ale, West Coast IPA, New England IPA, Nitro Milk Stout, Unhinged Cider; (seasonal) Jason’s Bloody Gose, Glazed and Confused, Resilience Pale Ale, Czar of Aberdeen, Don’t Fruit the Messenger (Clovis only). Red Door will accept old growlers as trade-ins for new ones.

Cans: Vanilla Cream Ale.

News: The ongoing Paleta Series, a rotation of heavily fruited Berliner Weisse, has been going with different recipes every week, and it will continue going. Cherry Ginger Lime is the flavor due out this Friday.

Rio Bravo Brewing Company — (505) 900-3909

(Open daily noon–8 p.m.)

Growler Fills: 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, Squirrel Nuts, Dice Roll Hazy DIPA, The Big Hopowski, All Shook Up Stout.

Cans: NM Piñon Coffee Porter, El Lobo Rojo, Freak Juice Hazy IPA, Beer Against Humanity (IPA), Send it Pilsner, Lobo Louie Session IPA, Basic Witch, Splash & Dash Pale Ale, Squirrel Nuts.

News: You can get food delivered ($20 minimum order).

Sidetrack Brewing — (505) 832-7183

(Mon–Fri 4-7 p.m., Sat–Sun noon-6 p.m.)

Growler/Crowler Fills: Pub Ale, Antidote IPA, Lauterside of Life IPL, A Tribe Called Kolsch, Stoutmonger, Keller Pils, Buzz Bomb, Campfire Lager, El Dorado Pale Ale, Zia SMASH, Cloudy with a Chance of Apocalypse Hazy IPA.

Starr Brothers Brewing — (505) 492-2752

(Open daily noon-8 p.m.)

Growler/Crowler Fills: (house) Starrstruck IPA, L.A. Woman Blonde, Red Zepplin, Lampshade Porter, Starrphire Pilsner; (seasonal) Black Friday Dark American Lager, Foggy Monocle Stout, Stupid Cupid (Raspberry/Cherry Wheat), Moon Sugar Hazy IPA, Don’t Fear the RIPA, Stranger Danger (Peach/Hibiscus Gose).

Steel Bender Brewyard — (505) 433-3537

(Open daily noon-7 p.m.)

Growler/Crowler Fills: (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) Brickie American Stout, Sugar and Spice Los Ranchos Cider, Chewie-BOCK-Ahhh, Die Dunkel Seite, Cutbow Coffee Porter, Amarillo SMASH, Double Raspberry Dynamite, Impromptu! Heritage Cider, Who’s Crabby? Crab Apple Cider, Hummingbird Pils, Tangerine Dynamite.

Bottles: Ned’s Sour Pail, The Judy, Make Mine Perfect, Cinderella Story, Saison de Luxe, Los Ranchos Cider.

Cans: Skull Bucket IPA, Red Iron Red, Lloyd’s 3 O’Clock Kolsch, Compa Los Ranchos Lager, Raspberry Dynamite, Mañana Hazy IPA, Steel Bender Cider, Brickie American Stout, Hummingbird Pils, Tangerine Dynamite.

Thirsty Eye Brewing — (505) 639-4801

News: Thirsty Eye is closed until at least April 10.

The 377 Brewery — (505) 916-0331

(Mon–Fri 8 a.m.–7 p.m., Sat noon-6 p.m., Sun closed)

Growler Fills: 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.

Bottles: There are a number of specialty sour beers available. Call for details.

Toltec Brewing — (505) 890-1455

(Thurs–Sat 1-8 p.m., Sun noon-4 p.m., Mon–Weds closed)

Growler/Crowler Fills: (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.

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)

UPDATED>>>(Wells Park only Sat-Sun 2-6 p.m., Tues 2-6 p.m., Thurs 2-6 p.m.)

News: Tractor has closed all locations until further notice. UPDATE>>>Wells Park is reopening for special to-go orders. Please go to the Facebook page for ordering instructions. You cannot do any walk-up orders.

UPDATED>>>Growler Fills: (house) Acreage IPA, New Mexican Lager, Haymaker Honey Wheat, Pilsner #15, Mustachio Milk Stout, Sod Buster Pale Ale, Delicious Red Apple Cider, Berry Cider; (seasonal) Blood Orange Cider, Cherry Bombade Cider, Double Plow Oatmeal Stout, Dappy Haze IPA, Chocolate Milk Stout, Muddy Dubbel Belgian Ale, Forbidden Staircase DIPA, Rosé Cider.

UPDATED>>>Cans: Call to see what is available.

Turquoise Trail Brewing — (505) 717-1184

(Open daily 4-7 p.m.)

Growler Fills: Run off with a Blonde, Fade to Stout, Turn Me Loose (American Amber), Audrey’s Red (Red Chile Pale Ale). After initially closing, Turquoise Trail will reopen for growler fills on Friday.

Turtle Mountain Brewing Company — (505) 994-9497

(Open daily 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.)

UPDATED>>>Crowler Fills: (house) Wooden Teeth American Lager, Red Rye Redux, Parasol White IPA, Hopshell IPA, Strategos Stout, Metal Snake Irish Dry Stout; (seasonal) Mr. Hoover’s Steam, Wee Heavy Scottish Strong Ale, The Maelstrom IPA, Labour of Love (Raspberry Stout), R&D Best Bitter, Cran Cran Yum Yum, Infinitesimus Imperial Stout, 21st Anniversary Dortmunder. Crowlers are $8 apiece or three for $20.

Santa Fe breweries

Beer Creek Brewing — (505) 471-9271

(Mon 5-9 p.m., Tues-Sun 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m.)

Growler Fills: Tres Amigos Pale Ale, IP-Ay!, Picture Rock Porter, San Marcos Stout, Rowe Mesa Red Ale, Bootlegger Blonde, Lizard Queen Imperial Blonde, Much Gluto Wheat, Black Wedding Black IPA.

Blue Corn Brewery — (505) 438-1800

(Open daily 11 a.m.–7 p.m.)

Growler/Crowler Fills: (house) Road Runner IPA, Gold Medal Oatmeal Stout, End of the Trail Brown Ale, 40K Honey Wheat Ale, Atomic Blonde Lager; (seasonal) Key Lime Occupy, Brown Paper Bag Malt Liquor, B-Side Dub Stout, Katabatic Kolsch.

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

Chili Line Brewing — (505) 500-7903

(Open daily 1-8 p.m.)

Growler Fills: Que Pasa (dry-hopped ale), Mentirosa (red sour lager), Putzao Pilsner, Pinche Guay IPA, La Bamba (dark smoked lager), Que Picante (dark red chile lager), Como Pica, Fuego (juniper and honey ale), Sky Walker Haze (strawberry milkshake IPA), TDH Hallertau Blanc Pilsner, Darth’s Doppelbock, Blueberry Blackberry Raspberry Golden Ale, Dat New New Stout.

HoneyMoon Brewery — (505) 303-3139

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

Rowley Farmhouse Ales — (505) 428-0719

(Open daily 11:30 a.m.–7 p.m.)

Growler/Crowler Fills: 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, Dreams of Cats (Belgian Strong Golden Ale).

Cans (coming Friday): IPA, Germophile, Raspberry Germophile, Fields of Rye.

Santa Fe Brewing Company — (505) 424-3333 (brewery), (505) 881-0887 (ABQ Taproom), (505) 466-6938 (El Dorado Taproom), (505) 780-8648 (Brakeroom)

(All locations open daily 3-7 p.m.)

Growler Fills: 7K IPA, Happy Camper IPA, Pale Ale, Java Stout, Nut Brown Ale, Pepe Loco, Social Hour, Freestyle Pilsner, Chicken Killer Barleywine, Sunsetter Farmhouse Ale.

Cans: All of the above are available in six-pack cans, with Chicken Killer in four-pack cans.

Second Street Brewery — (505) 989-3278 (Railyard), (505) 982-3030 (original location), (505) 954-1068 (Rufina)

News: Second Street has closed all of its locations until further notice. You can still find six-pack cans of Second Street beers at select retailers.

Tumbleroot Brewery and Distillery — (505) 303-3808

(Bisbee Tasting Room: closed; Agua Fria Taproom: pandemic hours unknown, previous hours were Sun-Weds noon-10 p.m., Thurs-Sat noon-midnight)

Growler Fills: 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).

Bottles: Barrel-Aged Wheat Wine, Pomegranate Sour, SMASH Barleywine Series, Blueberry Sour, Sour Brown Ale, Blackcurrant Sour, Sour Red Ale, Mark of Midnight Imperial Stout.

Other breweries you need to visit

Bathtub Row Brewing — (505) 500-8381

(Mon–Fri 3-7 p.m., Sat–Sun noon–4 p.m.)

Crowler Fills: Hoppenheimer IPA, Mexi Lager, Munich SMASH, Rendija Red, Chocolate Rhapsody, Stouty McStoutface, Cali Common, Irish Red, CojonHaze IPA. Take note that BRB is not filling growlers, new or used.

Little Toad Creek Brewing and Distilling — (575) 956-6144 (Silver City), (575) 556-9934 (Las Cruces)

(Silver City: open daily noon-7 p.m.; Las Cruces: closed)

Growler Fills: 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.

Red River Brewing — (575) 754-4422

(Open daily 11 a.m.-9 p.m.)

Growler/Crowler Fills: 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 Blueberry Sour. RRBC will refill used growlers.

Sierra Blanca Brewing — (505) 832-2337

(Mon–Fri 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat noon-6 p.m., Sun closed)

Growler Fills: Bone Chiller Brown, Sun Chaser Pale Ale, Cherry Wheat, Green Chile Cerveza, Alien IPA, Alien Amber Ale, Alien Vanilla Stout, Alien Wheat, Alien Imperial Stout, Desert Pilsner, Outlaw Lager, Rio Grande IPA, Pecan Beer, American Lager, Toasted Coconut Porter, Whiskey Barrel Stout.

Bottles: Bone Chiller Brown, Sun Chaser Pale Ale, Cherry Wheat, Green Chile Cerveza, Alien IPA, Alien Amber Ale, Desert Pilsner, Outlaw Lager, Rio Grande IPA, Pecan Beer, Whiskey Barrel Stout.

Truth or Consequences Brewing — (575) 297-0289 (brewery), (575) 222-4986 (Las Cruces taproom)

(Both locations open daily 3-8 p.m.)

Growler/Crowler Fills: Airstream Ultra, Cosmic Blonde, Irish Red, Buckhorn IPA, Buena Vista Lager (Las Cruces only), Dripping Springs Tropical Stout, Foch Street Wheat, I Got Soul Saison, 2018 Whiskey Barrel-Aged Honey Winter Ale, Truth Serum Barleywine. TorC is accepting used growlers for swapping. Crowlers will be back in stock at the brewery today (Wednesday) and at the taproom on Thursday.

Bottles (all at brewery only): Whiskey Barrel-Aged Truth Serum, 2018 Truth Serum, 2018 Whiskey Barrel-Aged Truth Serum.

News: You can buy TorC gift cards here.

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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. Arron Layns says:

    Dear Dark Side Brew Crew! I wonder if you’ve heard anything about why the breweries seem to have stopped producing (or maybe releasing) new beers? It seems like they would have had things in the works prior to the effects of social distancing, but the new beer releases seemed to have stopped as soon as the State-wide orders were in place. I understand why they wouldn’t necessarily be releasing new beers over the next couple weeks because perhaps they slowed or stopped brewing. But as a consumer, the new beers are one of the main reasons that keep me visiting breweries every week or two. That being said, I know I keep trying to support our local breweries by continuing my purchasing.

    1. cjax33 says:

      If you look at the current edition of Week Ahead, which was just published a few minutes ago, you’ll see there are 16 new beers and ciders becoming available this week. Some will be in cans or bottles, others will be available for crowler/growler fills. That current edition has every beer currently available at the breweries that remained open (or at least, those that informed us of what they have ready to go).

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