The Week Ahead in Beer: Ex Novo, Rio Bravo, Steel Bender and Tractor add new cans

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.

Three more breweries have extended their hours and/or days of operation, which is another positive sign of public support and demand for beer. Brew Lab 101 will now be open from 3 to 7 p.m. on weekdays, and from 2 to 7 on Saturdays and Sundays, plus the brewery now has all of its beers available in 16-ounce aluminum cans. Lava Rock will be open Tuesday through Saturday now from 1 to 8 p.m. Thirsty Eye, which just reopened last weekend, is already extending its days of operation to Tuesday through Saturday, from 3 to 7 p.m. Along with all the other recent reopenings, there are actually only 19 breweries and offsite taprooms in the state that are not open at the moment. Not bad when this all started and it looked like most places would just shut it down rather than go with the takeout-only model.

One change that has come down from state officials is that breweries are not allowed to bring beer to the curbside. Brewpubs can still bring food to your car, but for any alcohol purchases, you will have to go inside or at least onto a brewery patio.

On the new beer front this week, there are a few new options to check out. Bombs Away dropped four new seasonals with K98 Kolsch, The R.E.D. Ale, Land Mine Lager, and Operation Single Hop now available for crowler fills. Boxing Bear has Oso Especial Mexican Lager ready for crowler fills and (UPDATE) Chin Hook Mountain IPA in cans. Canteen tapped more North 14 Pale Ale for crowler/growler fills. Casa Vieja is feeling spooky with Ghost Stout available for crowler/growler fills. (UPDATE) Dialogue added a new Pilsner. Ex Novo has canned a fresh batch of Krispy’s Kolsch, plus more Some Things Last a Long Time IPA will be in cans later this week. Ponderosa will have more cans of Blood Orange Double Wit available soon. Quarter Celtic has Dark Pedro available for crowler/growler fills at the main brewery. Rio Bravo put more Quarantine King in cans. Sidetrack tapped Curbside Pale Ale and (UPDATE) Teleporter for crowler/growler fills. Steel Bender has cans of The Village Wit available, plus two old favorites are back for crowler/growler fills with Cinderella Story and Chewie-BOCK-Ahhh! Toltec tapped the aptly seasonal Toltec Especial for crowler/growler fills. Tractor is putting Pilsner #15 in cans for the first time. Turtle Mountain has added The Maiden English IPA and Get the Bock Inside for crowler/growler fills.

Up in Santa Fe, Second Street has more Rod’s Steam Bitter available for growler fills. Over in Los Alamos, Bathtub Row has more Little Bird Blonde available in bottles and for crowler fills. Down south, Truth or Consequences Brewing has bottles of its 2019 Fireside Tripel ready for sale.

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.

Continue reading for all the news that is fit to blog for the week of May 4.

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: Wheat Wine, Lone Wolf, Red Mountain IPA, Diablo de Oro, Tooty Fruity (Strawberry/Raspberry Cream Ale), Diablo Americano, Cream Ale, Brune, Bug Juice, Mango All Day IPA, Fade to Black (Stout). Cans of beer are coming soon.

Alien Brew Pub — (505) 884-1116

News: Alien Brew Pub is closed until further notice.

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, Actuator IPA, All Clear! (Apple Beer), Stockpile Stout, Frag Out Imperial Stout, A.X.O. Altbier, Howitzer Hefeweizen, S.A.F. POG Juice, Hazy Chain DIPA V. 10, K98 Kolsch, The R.E.D. Ale, Land Mine Lager, Operation Single Hop.

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: daily noon–8 p.m.; North: daily noon–8 p.m.; Las Cruces Public House: daily noon–8 p.m.; Las Cruces Telshor: daily noon-8 p.m.; Restoration Pizza: daily noon–8 p.m.)

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.

Growler/Crowler Fills: Driftwood Oatmeal Stout, Resto Hazy Pale, Little Tipper, Simcoe Pils, 808s & Shortcake (North and Restoration only).

Bow & Arrow Brewing — (505) 247-9800

(Open daily 1-6 p.m.)

News: To order your beers in advance, go online here. You can also donate money for hand sanitizer to be delivered to the Navajo Nation.

Crowler/Growler Fills: (house) Denim Tux Lager, True Aim Scotch Ale, Visionland Amber Ale, Savage Times Sour IPA, Strawberry Amigo Sour, Hoka Hazy IPA; (seasonal) Neon Pie Pastry Sour, Double Tough Double Hazy IPA, Brunch Special Imperial Stout, Trail Songs Oatmeal Stout, Mesas and Cervezas Mexican-style Dark Lager, Sunwest Kolsch.

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

Boxing Bear Brewing Company — (505) 897-2327 (brewery), (505) 242-2327 (West Downtown), (505) 639-4983 (Tramway)

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

UPDATED>>>Cans: Ambear Ale, Uppercut IPA, Headlock Hazy IPA, Black and Blue Tart, Chocolate Milk Stout, New Mexi-kolsch, Totally Cereal Hazy IPA, Body Czech Pilsner, Citra Lager, Chin Hook Mountain IPA.

Crowler Fills: All canned offerings, plus Apple Bear Hard Cider, Iron Lung Smoked Porter, The Red Glove, Mandarina Bavarian Lager, Basic Batch American Blonde, DDH Simcoe Albu-Murky Hazy IPA, Red Knuckle Irish Red, Standing 8 Stout, Oso Otoño Brown Ale, American Pale Ale, Oso Especial Mexican Lager. Boxing Bear is not selling new glass or metal growlers. Crowlers only for beers not in pre-packaged cans.

News: The new Boxing Bear taproom at Candelaria and Tramway is now open.

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

(Mon-Fri 3-7 p.m., Sat-Sun 2-7 p.m.)

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, Blonde Bombshell. Brew Lab 101 has PET growlers, a 32-ounce plastic version that is recyclable.

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

News: Broken Trail is closed 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, Social Capital (with passionfruit and lime), Otis the Puppy (Oatmeal Stout), Helles Awaits, Colibri (Schwarzbier), 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, Cabana Lager. 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 selling gift cards through its website (see link above). You can also call ahead to set up an appointment to get a growler filled or to purchase a bottle of wine. There will not be walk-up sales, except on Saturdays from 3 to 6 p.m.

Growler Fills: Blue Maize Cream Ale, Hoppy Birthday IPA, Gold Medal Hefe, Dark Skies Stout, Not Afraid of the Dark Lager, Duke’s Red Ale, Loma Lager, Casa La Vista Doppelbock, Ghost Stout.

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.

Desert Valley Brewing — (505) 899-8494

(Open daily noon-8 p.m.)

Growler Fills: Call the number above for an updated beer list. Desert Valley also has bottled spirits and (in limited quantities) hand sanitizer.

Dialogue Brewing — (505) 633-6917

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

UPDATED>>>Growler/Crowler Fills: Raspberry Sour, 505 Lager, Cali Common, Dark Lager, Pagina Tres Blood Orange Gose, What’s Golden Lager, Sir Dialectic IPA, Pilsner.

Differential Brewing — (phone number TBA)

News: Differential is closed until further notice. AmyO did reach out this week and this is what she had to say after hearing back from co-owner Tony Hanson, “So, Tony said economically it did not make much sense for them to be open at first following the shutdown. However, in the next couple of weeks, they do plan on starting to open for growler fills by appointment only. If they are unable to obtain growlers, they will sanitize ones customers bring in. Then, depending on what the governor says in the coming weeks, they may start doing patio pickup hours if stay-at-home orders begin to relax somewhat.”

Ex Novo Brewing — (505) 508-0547

(Open daily noon-6 p.m.)

Growler/Crowler Fills: (house) The Most Interesting Lager in the World, Mass Ascension IPA, Cactus Wins the Lottery, Perle Haggard Pilsner, Aperture Hazy Pale Ale; (seasonal) Brown is the New Black, Puff Puff Passion, Black is the New Brown (Porter), Costume Party Hazy IPA, Fruits and Cats and Fruits and Cats Fruited IPA, Foam on the Range Hoppy Blonde Ale, Spirits of the Dead Hazy IPA, Some Things Last a Long Time IPA, Where the Mild Things Are, Sons of Scotland.

Cans: The Most Interesting Lager in the World, Cactus Wins the Lottery, Some Things Last a Long Time IPA, Aperture Hazy Pale Ale, Mass Ascension IPA, Perle Haggard Pilsner, Spirits of the Dead Hazy IPA, Bock Holliday Maibock, Elbow Bump Hazy IPA, Krispy’s Kolsch.

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 4-7 p.m.)

Growler/Crowler Fills: Special Shapes (IPA), Ghost of a Moon (Pale Ale), other taps rotate frequently. Yes, High and Dry now has a crowler machine.

Special Offers: 10% off growler glasses and all fills.

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.

Special Offers: 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, Community Hazy DIPA.

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, Acclimated APA, Dunkel Jefe.

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, Vato! (IPA), El Chooky, Bomba Scotch Ale, Wai-iti SMASH Pilsner. Growler fills are $9, with a new growler for $3.50, or you can exchange an old one for no cost.

Lava Rock Brewing — (505) 836-1022

(Tues-Sat 1-8 p.m.)

Growler Fills: Volcan IPA, 32 Bravo DIPA, Petroglyph Wit, Seismic Stout, Cutthroat Red Ale, Valles Lager, Birra M’tucci (Italian Lager), Pinche Pilz, Brown Trout Lager, Vulkanland Lager, Gila Gose, Lava Juice Hazy IPA, Sandia Haze IPA (with raspberry/hibiscus), Fall Out Pale Ale (with orange/vanilla), Uno’s Bully Bitter.

Lizard Tail Brewing — (505) 717-1301

(Mon 3-8 p.m., Weds 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, Cerveza Oscura, Rita.

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; (seasonal) Eastside Special Bitter, Citra DIPA, Rita, High PA, Rye Saison, Amber Ale (Downtown and Heights), Irish Red (Downtown only), Samba Fog (Heights and Westside only), Sympathy for the Pork Chop (Heights and Westside only), Rye IPA (Westside only), Cerveza Oscura (Westside only).

Special Offers: Check Marble’s social media pages daily for constantly changing discounts and deals. Today (Wednesday) the special is $25 growler fills (with glass) of Reserve Ale at the Westside Taproom 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, Czech-Mex Golden Lager, New Mexico Snow IPA, Irish Red.

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

News: Palmer Brewery is closed most days, but will announce certain pop-up sales events on Facebook. Please check the page to find the next day for to-go sales.

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

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

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’Flannigan’s Mexican Lager, Kill or be Kilt; (seasonal) O’Flannigan Especial, Fiona La Blond, Fighting Monk Belgian IPA, Laces Out 2: When Nature Hops (Hazy IPA), Ror’s Tap 10 Series: Imperial Red, Dark Pedro.

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

(Brewery: Weds–Fri 3-7 p.m., Sat noon-6 p.m., Sun–Tues closed; Downtown Taproom: closed; Clovis Taproom: Mon–Fri 3-9 p.m., Sat noon-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, Lemonade Stand, Mic Czech (Candelaria only). Red Door will accept old growlers as trade-ins for new ones. Growler fills of the Mic Czech are only $11.

Cans: Vanilla Cream Ale, Irish Red 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. The next flavor is TBA. Get it while it lasts.

Rio Bravo Brewing Company — (505) 900-3909

(Open daily noon-7 p.m.)

Growler Fills: ESB Amber, NM Piñon Coffee Porter, Beer Against Humanity IPA, El Lobo Rojo, Velvet Udders, Freak Juice Hazy IPA, Send it Pilsner, Dunkelweizen, Berliner Weisse, Lobo Louie Session IPA, Basic Witch, Squirrel Nuts, The Big Hopowski, All Shook Up Stout, Summer Honey.

Cans: El Lobo Rojo, Freak Juice Hazy IPA, NM Piñon Coffee Porter, Squirrel Nuts, Beer Against Humanity IPA, Lobo Louie Session IPA.

News: Call the number above from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. to pre-order food, which is available for curbside pickup, or beer, which must be picked up inside. Rio Bravo now has a crowler machine.

Sidetrack Brewing — (505) 832-7183

(Tues–Fri 4-7 p.m., Sat–Sun 2-6 p.m.)

UPDATED>>>Growler/Crowler Fills: Pub Ale, Antidote IPA, Lauterside of Life IPL, Stoutmonger, Campfire Lager, El Dorado Pale Ale, Zia SMASH, Cloudy with a Chance of Apocalypse Hazy IPA, Golden Ale, Pilsner for the People, Icelandic IPA, Coastline IPA, Curbside Pale Ale, Teleporter.

News: Call ahead or send an email to sidetrackstaff@gmail.com with your order. Sidetrack is accepting used growlers for sanitizing, or as donations.

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, Stranger Danger (Peach/Hibiscus Gose), Starrdust Hazy IPA, Somos Cerveza, The Green Manalishi.

Steel Bender Brewyard — (505) 433-3537

(Open daily noon-7 p.m., online orders end at 6:30 p.m.)

Growler/Crowler Fills: (house) Skull Bucket IPA, Red Iron Red, Lloyd’s 3 O’Clock Kolsch, Compa Los Ranchos Lager, Raspberry Dynamite, Mañana Hazy IPA, Steel Bender Cider, The Village Wit; (seasonals) Brickie American Stout, Double Raspberry Dynamite, Impromptu! Heritage Cider, Who’s Crabby? Crab Apple Cider, Hummingbird Pils, Tangerine Dynamite, Chewie-BOCK-Ahhh!, Cinderella Story, Misfitter Altbier.

Bottles: Ned’s Sour Pail, The Judy, Make Mine Perfect, Cinderella Story, Saison de Luxe, Los Ranchos Cider, Who’s Crabby? Crab Apple 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, Hummingbird Pils, Tangerine Dynamite, Brickie American Stout, Barrel-Aged Brickie American Stout, Sparkfitter Amber, Die Dunkel Seite, Cutbow Coffee Porter, Double Raspberry Dynamite, The Village Wit.

News/Special Offers: The SBB kitchen has reopened with a partial menu. Click on the website link above for online beer and food ordering, which is preferred. Use one of the following codes for a discount — 50%OFF3rd: When you order two 32-oz. CROWLERS from the tap list, get a third CROWLER at 50 percent off; 50%OFF4th: when you order three six- and/or four-packs, get a fourth for 50 percent off.

Thirsty Eye Brewing — (505) 639-4801

(Thurs-Sat 3-7 p.m.)

Growler Fills: Citrus Buzz (Orange Blossom Honey Wheat), El Drac IPA, Rented Tux (Vanilla Porter), Odin’s Eye (Sahti Inspired Ale), El Ojo Rojo (Red Ale), Father O’Malley’s Holy Water (Irish Dry Stout). There are also guest taps available from Nexus (IPA), Rowley Farmhouse Ales (Germophile), and Second Street (Boneshaker Amber, Agua Fria Pilsner, Idaho 7 Pale Ale).

News: A crowler machine is on its way. Until it arrives, you can either buy a new growler or bring in your own to be filled, but please be patient while the staff sanitizes it.

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

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

Growler/Crowler Fills: (house) Cactus Warrior (Agave Wheat), 5 Paths Pale Ale, Lupulin Guardian IPA, Shaman Stout, Sacred ALTar, Mystic Rye; (seasonals) Pom-Pina Gose, All Shook Up Stout, ApocalypTHICC Russian Imperial Stout, Marvin the Marzen, Toltec Especial.

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)

(All locations Tues 2-6 p.m., Thurs-Sat 2-6 p.m.)

News: All Tractor locations are now open for to-go orders of beer and cider. Go to the website for instructions.

Growler Fills: (house) Acreage IPA (temp. out), 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, Dry Cider, Double Plow Oatmeal Stout, Dappy Haze IPA, Chocolate Milk Stout, Muddy Dubbel Belgian Ale, Forbidden Staircase DIPA, Coffee Porter. All beer growlers are $15.50, ciders are $18.25.

Cans: Acreage IPA, New Mexican Lager, Haymaker Honey Wheat, Mustachio Milk Stout, Delicious Red Apple Cider, Berry Cider, Blood Orange Cider, Dry Cider, Rosé Cider, Brut IPA, Farmer’s Tan Red Ale, Pilsner #15. Beer four-packs are $9.95, cider four-packs are $12.

Special Offers: All IPA and pale ales for growler fills are 50 percent off on Thursdays. You can also trade in an old growler for an additional $5 off.

Turquoise Trail Brewing — (505) 717-1184

(Open daily 4-7 p.m.)

Growler Fills: Run off with a Blonde, Fade to Stout, Audrey’s Red (Red Chile Pale Ale). A West Coast-style IPA and an English brown ale are on deck

Turtle Mountain Brewing Company — (505) 994-9497

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

Crowler Fills: (house) Wooden Teeth American Lager, Red Rye Redux, Parasol White IPA, Hopshell IPA, Strategos Stout, Metal Snake Irish Dry Stout; (seasonal) Labour of Love (Raspberry Stout), R&D Best Bitter, Cran Cran Yum Yum, Ascendancy Dortmunder, The Maiden English IPA, Get the Bock Inside.

Special Offers: 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, Mucho Gluto Wheat, Black Wedding Black IPA.

Blue Corn Brewery — (505) 438-1800

(Weds-Sun noon-8 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, Honey Ginger Kolsch, Gatekeeper IPA.

Chili Line Brewing — (505) 500-7903

(Mon-Sat noon-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 (dark red chile lager), Fuego (juniper and honey ale), Brumoso Hazy IPA, TDH Mosaic Pilsner, Dingle Berry Golden Ale (with blackberry, blueberry, and raspberry), Salty Dog Imperial Stout, The Corona Killer Imperial Sour Saison.

Cans: Chili Line is now offering all of its beers in 12-ounce six-pack cans or 16-ounce four-pack cans.

HoneyMoon Brewery — (505) 303-3139

(Open for pickup Tues-Sat noon-6 p.m.)

News: HoneyMoon is now accepting online orders only for its bottled hard kombucha.

Rowley Farmhouse Ales — (505) 428-0719

(Open daily 11:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.)

Cans: Germophile (Berliner Weisse), Raspberry Germophile, Fields of Rye, Thrace Hazy IPA, IPA, Meier (Meyer Lemon Gose). RFA has gone to cans only for the foreseeable future, with the occasional special bottle release.

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)

(Rufina: Tues 3-6 p.m., Fri 3-6 p.m.)

News: Second Street is opening the Rufina location twice a week for can and growler sales. Please access the website link above and place your orders online in advance of the two sales days.

Cans: 2920 IPA, Boneshaker Amber, Agua Fria Pilsner, Skookum Barleywine, Jack Plane Porter, Dragon’s Blood Sour, 2019 Skookum Barleywine.

Growler Fills: Kolsch, Brew Wallace IPA, The Isolator Doppelbock, Windsor Trail Pale Ale, Pink Boots Pale Ale, MBV Dry Stout, XX ESB, Black Shadow Porter, Rod’s Steam Bitter, Strata Imperial IPA.

Tumbleroot Brewery and Distillery — (505) 303-3808

News: Tumbleroot is reopening its Bisbee Court location on Fridays only from 3 to 6 p.m. for pickup of online orders. Go here to order beer, spirits, and hand sanitizer in advance.

Growler/Crowler Fills: Honey DIPA, Grateful Red, Helles in Wonderland, Dry Irish Stout, Oatmeal Stout, East Root Lager, Tongue Tattoo Pale Ale, Clouded Judgment Hazy IPA, Hello Dunkel My Old Friend.

Bottles: Honey DIPA, Sour Red Ale, Barrel-Aged Wheatwine, Blackcurrant Sour.

Other breweries you need to visit

Bathtub Row Brewing — (505) 500-8381

(Tues-Fri 3-7 p.m., Sat noon-5 p.m.)

News: Bathtub Row has reopened with beer available in 22-ounce glass bottles and, thanks to an early arrival, 32-ounce aluminum crowler cans.

Bottles: Hoppenheimer IPA, Little Bird Blonde, Cali Common, CojonHaze IPA, Munich SMASH, Rendija Red, Irish Red, Stouty McStoutface, Chocolate Rhapsody.

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.-8 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.

Special Offers: Red River has a B.O.G.O. sale on both 32-ounce crowlers and 64-ounce 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.

News: Sierra Blanca now asks patrons to call ahead with their orders, at which point payment will be taken via credit or debit card. Patrons can then drive over for curbside pickup.

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, Parasol Golden Ale, Raspberry Shandy, Tropical Blonde, Apple Blossom Ale. TorC is accepting used growlers for swapping.

Bottles (all at brewery only): 2018 Truth Serum, 2018 Whiskey Barrel-Aged Truth Serum, 2019 Fireside Tripel.

News: You can buy TorC gift cards here. The brewery is also partnering with Sierra Grande restaurant in TorC for packaged meals to go. Click on the brewery website for more info.

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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.

Cheers!

— Stoutmeister

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