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.
Technically, summer doesn’t officially start until June 20, but it has sure felt like summer with the recent heat (Tuesday’s momentary dip being the exception). While this summer may not look like any we’ve had in recent history, we can still enjoy the beers of summer locally. Steel Bender is kicking things off with Lloyd’s Summer Vacation, a new summertime ale brewed with Lemondrop hops. It arrives on tap for crowler/growler fills and in 12-ounce six-pack cans this Thursday. Steel Bender is also increasing its food menu, and with ads up that it is hiring front-of-house and kitchen staff in preparation for joining all the breweries that have been able to reopen to 50-percent capacity. These are all good signs that another of our favorite places will have dine-in and patio service sooner than later. We are holding out hope that rumors of all breweries being able to reopen will come later this week or early next week. In the meantime, keep supporting all of your favorite places, in person or by taking beer and/or food to go. We can all get through this together.
On the new beer front this week, there aren’t many new options to check out, which usually means a big surge is coming next week. For now, La Cumbre tapped Odd Ball Experimental IPA for growler fills, while Nexus put the delectable Lush & Aphotic Russian Imperial Stout back on tap. (UPDATE) Ex Novo swears this time that Saul Fruitman, a hazy IPA infused with mango and pineapple, will debut in cans and on tap for crowler/growler fills this Thursday.
Up in Santa Fe, Beer Creek rolls out the All New Mexican Amber, their second beer made entirely with ingredients entirely from our state. (UPDATE) Second Street tapped A.F. Anejo, a tequila-barrel-aged pilsner. Tumbleroot has Cashmere Pale Ale and Old School IPA available for crowler fills, plus a slew of new bottles including Blackberry Sour, Dry Hopped Imperial Red, Agave Barrel-Aged SMASH Barleywine, and three imperial stouts — Agave BA Molé Stout, Whisky BA Vanilla Stout, and Russian Imperial Stout. Further north, Red River Brewing has tapped Raspberry Fruity Sour Ale.
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 June 8.
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 11 a.m.–8 p.m.)
Draft/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). Four-pack cans of certain beers have started rolling out. Check Ale Republic’s social media pages for updates.
News: Ale Republic is now open for dine-in customers.
Alien Brew Pub — (505) 884-1116
UPDATED>>>News: Alien Brew Pub has reopened. Call the number above for hours of operation and what beers are on tap!
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.)
News: North, Telshor, and Restoration Pizza are now open for dine-in customers. Nob Hill and the LC Public House are still takeout only.
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.
Draft/Growler/Crowler Fills: Driftwood Oatmeal Stout, Resto Hazy Pale, Little Tipper, Simcoe Pils, Zestoration (Lemon Gose), 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) Double Tough Double Hazy IPA, Trail Songs Oatmeal Stout, Mesas and Cervezas Mexican-style Dark Lager, Sunwest Kolsch, Quarantine Sunset Hazy IPA, Mesa Boogie Hazy Fruited Sour IPA.
Bottles: Cosmic Arrow Brett Saison, Dark Mesa, Bolos & Bling Brett IPA, Desert Revival Cherry, Strange Country Dark Sour, Fast as You Red Sour.
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-8 p.m.)
News: The new Boxing Bear taproom at Candelaria and Tramway is now open. Not only is it open for takeout, it is now open for dine-in customers as the kitchen is up and running. The other locations remain to-go only.
Cans: Ambear Ale, Uppercut IPA, Black and Blue Tart, Chocolate Milk Stout, Body Czech Pilsner, Headlock Hazy IPA, Bear Fest Stay at Home Lager.
Crowler Fills: All canned offerings, plus Apple Bear Hard Cider, Basic Batch American Blonde, Standing 8 Stout, Oso Otoño Brown Ale, American Pale Ale, Oso Especial Mexican Lager, New Mexi-kolsch. Boxing Bear is not selling new glass or metal growlers, crowlers only.
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 2.0, Sunburst Orange-Pomegranate Cider, Blonde Bombshell, Whispering Java Porter. Brew Lab 101 has PET growlers, a 32-ounce plastic version that is recyclable, as well as pre-packaged cans of all of its beers and ciders.
Broken Trail Brewery & Distillery — (505) 221-6281
(Weds-Sat 3-8 p.m.)
News: The Uptown Taproom has reopened to dine-in customers.
Beers: Trailworks IPA, Burque Special Bitter, Lone Pine Pilsner, Double Black Ale, Adobe Springs Apricot Sour, El Funko Imperial Stout, Waggin’ Tail Old Ale, Stanford’s Last Beer Hazy IPA, Prickly Pear Cider.
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: Hoppy Birthday IPA, Gold Medal Hefe, Duke’s Red Ale, Loma Lager, Casa La Vista Doppelbock, Irish Sunrise Stout, 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.)
Draft/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.)
Draft/Growler Fills: (house) Imperial Brown Ale, 244 Red Ale, Honey IPA, Dirty Blonde, Cerveza, Toasted Amber Ale, Dark Side Stout, Double Wheat, Samurai Lager. Call the number above for a seasonal list. Desert Valley also has limited quantities of hand sanitizer.
Dialogue Brewing — (505) 633-6917
(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, Sir Dialectic IPA, Ctzn Hero Pilsner. A session IPA is coming soon.
Differential Brewing — (phone number TBA)
News: Differential is closed until further notice.
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) Puff Puff Passion, Black is the New Brown (Porter), 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, Paddy O’Friendly Dark Irish Red, Coorales Light Lager.
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, Krispy’s Kolsch, All Together IPA. Saul Fruitman, a hazy IPA with pineapple and mango, should arrive (UPDATE) Thursday. No, really, they mean it this time.
Bottles: Revere’s Ride (oak-aged sour saison on marionberries), Mise en Place (table saison with brett).
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: Ghost of a Moon (Pale Ale), Hurry Sundown (Wheat Ale), Helen: A Handbasket (Helles), Bruised Knees IPA, Rye Orbison, Humble Affair (Coffee Stout), Artificial Responsibility (NEIPA). The taps rotate frequently, so call ahead to make sure the lineup is still current.
News: Yes, High and Dry now has a crowler machine.
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) 818-7285
(Open daily 3-8 p.m.)
Draft/Growler/Crowler Fills: Whiskey Ginger Ale, Amber, Left Coast Red, Longhair London Porter, Paleontology (Pale Ale), Helles, Peanut Butter Stout, Cider, DjinnJar Kombucha.
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, Royal Redhead Imperial Red, Obliviscaris Stout, Lockdown Lager.
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) Altimeter IPA, Acclimated APA, Zuzax Ale (Kolsch), Sun Fade Hazy IPA.
Growler Fills: (house) Elevated IPA, BEER, Slice of Hefen, Malpais Stout, Ryeot IPA, Project Dank (Spring Edition), Pyramid Rock Amber; (seasonal) Altimeter IPA, Acclimated APA, Zuzax Ale, Extra Slice of Hefen, Sun Fade Hazy IPA, Odd Ball Experimental IPA.
La Reforma Brewery — (505) 717-1361
(Mon-Sat 11:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Sun closed)
Draft/Growler Fills: La Ref Lager, Maximillian (Dunkel), Turbia (Hazy IPA), Hi-Wit, Mexican Chocolate Stout, West Coast, Vato! (IPA), 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.
News: La Reforma is open for dine-in customers, and will soon add a temporary patio out front. Also, a crowler machine is on order and should arrive soon.
Lava Rock Brewing — (505) 836-1022
(Mon-Thurs 4-10 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Sunday noon–10 p.m.)
News: Lava Rock has reopened. The list of beers dates back to when they closed a few weeks ago, so please call to see what is still on draft.
Draft/Growler Fills: Volcan IPA, 32 Bravo DIPA, Petroglyph Wit, Seismic Stout, Cutthroat Red Ale, Valles Lager, Pinche Pilz, Brown Trout Lager, Vulkanland Lager, Gila Gose, Lava Juice Hazy IPA, Sandia Haze, Fall Out Pale Ale, 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.
News: Rock Canyon Taproom will reopen to dine-in customers Thursday. The new hours will be 3 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, noon to 9 on Saturdays and Sundays.
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.
UPDATED>>>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) Rita, Maibock, Porter, Pink Lemonade Lager, White Out (Heights only), Eastside Special Bitter (Heights only), IPA-X (Heights and Westside only), Saison (Heights and Westside only), Rye Saison (Heights and Westside only), High PA (Heights and Westside only), Rye IPA (Westside only).
Special Offers: Check Marble’s social media pages daily for constantly changing discounts and deals. Today (Wednesday) the special is TBA.
Nexus Brewery — (505) 242-4100 (brewery), (505) 445-1545 (Blue Smokehouse)
(Brewery: Sun noon-8 p.m., Mon-Thurs 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Blue Smokehouse: closed until Thursday)
News: Nexus is open for dine-in customers. The Blue Smokehouse is scheduled to open Thursday.
Draft/Growler Fills: (house) Cream Ale, Imperial Cream, Scotch Ale, Red Ale 2.0, IPA, Chocolate Porter, Honey Chamomile Wheat; (seasonal) Czech-Mex Golden Lager, Irish Red, Lush & Aphotic Russian Imperial Stout.
Palmer Brewery and Cider House — (505) 508-0508
(Tues 4-7 p.m., Fri 5-8 p.m.)
News: Palmer and Left Turn Distilling have settled on the days above for their open hours.
Growler/Crowler Fills: Export Stout, 2 Robs Make a Rita (Gose), Special B IPA, Pool Session Pale Ale, Lowcard Lager, Conspiracy Colsch.
Ponderosa Brewing Co. — (505) 639-5941 (brewery), (505) 361-1669 (El Vado Taproom)
(Brewery: daily noon-8 p.m.; El Vado Taproom: closed)
Draft/Growler Fills: (house) Ghost Train IPA, Rip Saw Red, Crosscut Kolsch, New Mexico Lime Lager, Bellamah Brown, Blood Orange Witbier; (seasonal) Wine Bock, Session IPA, Euro Hazy IPA, Italian Pilsner.
Cans: Blood Orange Double Wit, Hop-Mosa Hazy IPA.
Quarter Celtic Brewpub — (505) 503-1387 (brewpub), (505) 717-2536 (Juan Tabo taproom)
(Both locations open daily noon–8 p.m.)
Draft/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, Fighting Monk Belgian IPA, Laces Out 2: When Nature Hops (Hazy IPA), Ror’s Tap 10 Series: Imperial Red, “Milg” Stout, Mangose.
Red Door Brewing — (505) 633-6675 (brewery), (505) 990-3029 (downtown taproom), (575) 268-3511 (Clovis taproom)
(Brewery: Weds–Fri 3-7 p.m., Sat noon-6 p.m., Sun–Tues closed; Downtown Taproom: Weds–Sat 3-7 p.m.; Clovis Taproom: Mon–Fri 3-9 p.m., Sat noon-9 p.m., Sun closed)
Growler/Crowler Fills: (house) Blonde Ale, White Ale, Vanilla Cream Ale, Irish Red Ale, West Coast IPA, New England IPA, Nitro Milk Stout, Unhinged Cider; (seasonal) Mic Czech, Resilience Pale Ale, Czar of Aberdeen, Lemonade Stand, Jason’s Bloody Gose (Clovis and Downtown only). Red Door will accept old growlers as trade-ins for new ones.
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
(Sun–Thurs 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–10 p.m.)
Draft/Growler/Crowler 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, Quarantine King.
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.)
Growler/Crowler Fills: Pub Ale, Campfire Lager, Golden Ale, Icelandic IPA, Coastline IPA, Curbside Pale Ale, Teleporter, Mañana Mexican Lager, A Tribe Called Kolsch, Unclear Hazy IPA, Buzz Bomb, Mosaic Montage Hazy Pale Ale.
Starr Brothers Brewing — (505) 492-2752
(Open daily noon-10 p.m.)
Draft/Growler/Crowler Fills: (house) Starrstruck IPA, L.A. Woman Blonde, Red Zepplin, Lampshade Porter, Starrphire Pilsner; (seasonal) Stranger Danger (Peach/Hibiscus Gose), Somos Cerveza, The Green Manalishi, Starrlite Kolsch, Ludwig Von Hazethoven, 2 Robs Make a Rita.
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) Impromptu! Heritage Cider, Who’s Crabby? Crab Apple Cider, Amarillo SMASH, Cinderella Story, New Peculiar, Funky Pucker, Sugar & Spice Los Ranchos Cider, Cactus Apple Los Ranchos Cider. Lloyd’s Summer Vacation, an ale with Lemondrop hops, arrives Thursday on tap and in 12-ounce six-pack cans.
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, All Together IPA.
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. New this week is the code 3BOTTLES, where if you buy any three bottled beers, get a fourth bottle for 50-percent off. You can mix and match any of the styles.
Thirsty Eye Brewing — (505) 639-4801
(Thurs-Sat 3-7 p.m.)
Growler/Crowler 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, call to see what is available.
News: A crowler machine has arrived. Thirsty Eye will also sanitize your growlers before refilling.
The 377 Brewery — (505) 916-0331
(Mon–Fri 8 a.m.–7 p.m., Sat noon-6 p.m., Sun closed)
Draft/Growler Fills: Red Horse NM Lager, El CuCuy DIPA, Peach Wheat, Kolsch, Schwarzbier, Belgian Quad, Flanders Red, Ginger Beer, Wee Heavy, Milk Stout, Brut IPA, Mantango Pilsner, Hefeweisen, German Pilsner, La Puntita DIPA, Tart Cherry Sour. This list was last updated online May 3, so please call
Bottles: There are usually a number of specialty sour beers available. Call for details.
Toltec Brewing — (505) 890-1455
(Mon–Thurs 4-9 p.m., Fri–Sat noon-9 p.m., Sun noon-8 p.m.)
Draft/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, Goddess Warrior.
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: Four Hills and Los Lunas are open for dine-in customers. All other Tractor locations are open for to-go orders of beer and cider. Go to the website for instructions.
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, Dry Cider, Double Plow Oatmeal Stout, Dappy Haze IPA, Chocolate Milk Stout, Muddy Dubbel Belgian Ale, Forbidden Staircase DIPA, Coffee Porter, Turkey Drool, Altbier. 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.)
Draft/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), Cran Cran Yum Yum, Ascendancy Dortmunder, The Maiden English IPA, Get Bock Inside, The Mini Session IPA, The Sir Stanley Matthews British Gold.
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.)
Draft/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, All New Mexican Amber. This batch of Bootlegger and the Amber are both made with ingredients (barley, hops, yeast) that are all from here in New Mexico.
Blue Corn Brewery — (505) 438-1800
(Weds-Sun noon-8 p.m.)
News: Blue Corn is eligible to reopen to dine-in customers, but has not set a date for that to happen.
Growler/Crowler Fills: (house) Road Runner IPA, Gold Medal Oatmeal Stout (temporarily out), 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, Whiteout Stout.
Chili Line Brewing — (505) 500-7903
(Mon-Sat noon-8 p.m.)
Draft/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), The Other One Hazy IPA, Germophile – Mango/Pink Guava.
Draft: Agent Scully (IPA) – Season 3, Episode 6, Saison du Sarlacc – Baby Yoda Edition, Hail Stan (Farmhouse Ale).
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: daily noon-8 p.m.)
News: Second Street Rufina has reopened for dine-in customers. The other locations will reopen at a later date.
Cans: 2920 IPA, Agua Fria Pilsner, Boneshaker Amber, 2019 Skookum Barleywine (regular and barrel-aged), Sloppy Sloth Zappa Hazy IPA.
UPDATED>>>Draft/Growler Fills: Kolsch, Brew Wallace IPA, Winsor Trail Pale Ale, Strata Imperial IPA, Salvation Stout, Saison, Cream Stout, A.F. Anejo (Tequila-Barrel-Aged Pilsner).
Tumbleroot Brewery and Distillery — (505) 303-3808
News: Tumbleroot has reopened 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: Helles in Wonderland, Dry Irish Stout, Oatmeal Stout, East Root Lager, Clouded Judgment Hazy IPA, Hello Dunkel My Old Friend, Cashmere Pale Ale, Old School IAP.
Bottles: Honey DIPA, Sour Red Ale, Barrel-Aged Wheatwine, Blackberry Sour, Dry Hopped Imperial Red, Agave Barrel-Aged SMASH Barleywine, Agave Barrel-Aged Molé Stout, Whisky Barrel-Aged Vanilla Stout, Russian Imperial Stout.
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, Munich SMASH, Irish Red, Stouty McStoutface, Chocolate Rhapsody, Mexi Lager, Grapefruit Session Ale, Anniversary Lager.
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: open daily 3-8 p.m.)
News: The main location in Silver City is open to dine-in customers, while the Las Cruces taproom only has takeout available.
Draft/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, Wilderness Wheat.
Red River Brewing — (575) 754-4422
(Sun–Thurs 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–10 p.m.)
Draft/Growler/Crowler Fills: Lazy Bear Blonde, Greenie Peak Wheat, Ed Iver Pale Ale, Cat Skinner IPA, Copper Chair Amber, Back Forty Farmhouse Ale, Campfire Cream Ale, Midnight Meadows Oatmeal Stout, Bad Medicine Honey DIPA, Prospector Porter, Raspberry Fruity Sour Ale, Desperado Mexican Lager. 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.
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 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, StarJuice IPA. 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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