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.
The issue of how to release a specialty/seasonal beer these days can be a bit vexing at certain breweries. While smaller places have no choice but to put it on tap for patio pints and growler/crowler fills, breweries with canning lines are left with the question of which is the better format. Red Door is currently debating this issue, with the new Tropical Synonyms DIPA ready for release as early as this Saturday. Or, the brewery could can it and release it in that format next week. Different breweries have had varied approaches since the partial reopening in June. Before that, many opted to can almost every new release, and in some cases, even can year-round beers for the first time (think Steel Bender and its mass canning of its draft beer stock back in April). It certainly begs the question of whether the majority of craft beer drinkers are opting to take their brews to go in a more portable format, or are willing to enjoy a patio pint even with COVID-19 numbers trending in the wrong direction. Whichever format Red Door ultimately settles upon, we are looking forward to Tropical Synonyms, which was brewed with Sabro, Mosaic, and El Dorado hops, and then triple dry hopped. That should clear our sinuses, right?
On the new beer front this week, there some other fresh options to check out. Boxing Bear is releasing its anniversary beer, Hindsight 2020 Hazy IPA, in cans this Saturday (we will have much more on this in a separate upcoming story). High and Dry brings Background Chatter, a session IPA, to the forefront. Kilt Check has a limited amount of Cucumber Lager available on draft. La Cumbre will release Full Nelson DIPA in cans and on tap at both locations this Friday. Starr Brothers stands tall with Fla-Mango. Steel Bender will release Kettle Run – The Cantina Edition in cans on Thursday. Tractor puckers up with Lemon Wheat on Friday.
(WEEKEND UPDATES) Five more beers have popped up in the ABQ metro area since we originally published this story. La Reforma tapped Guayabera Guava Gose. Marble stuck with that theme with its Prickly Pear Tangerine Gose. Quarter Celtic brought back Dark Pedro and added the Chocolate “Milg” Stout to its lineup. Sidetrack kicked back with some MX Lager.
Up in Santa Fe, Rowley Farmhouse Ales has canned Tea for Two for the first time. Second Street has a new can release as well with Sloppy Sloth Strata Hazy IPA. Over in Los Alamos, Bathtub Row put CojonHaze back on tap.
Continue reading for all the news that is fit to blog for the week of July 20.
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 “Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills” for beers poured from the taps, and “Cans/Bottles” 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: Fade to Black (Stout), Hillbilly Willy (Belgian Strong), River Rat IPA, French Connection Pale Ale, Granny’s Tart.
Alien Brew Pub — (505) 884-1116
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)
Draft/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)
(Brewery: open daily 4-10 p.m.; Heights Brewpub: Mon-Fri 4-8 p.m., Sat-Sun noon-8 p.m.; Los Alamos: Mon-Weds 4-9 p.m., Thurs 4-10 p.m., Fri-Sat noon-10 p.m., Sun 3-8 p.m.)
Draft/Growler Fills: Dr. Strangehop IPA, Duke City Lager, TruBlu Pilsner, Cascade Grenade IPL, Mexican Lager, Oatmeal Stout, Double Berry Sour, Bell Ringer Hazy IPA, Dry Cider, Hibiscus Cider, Ginger Turmeric Cider.
News: The Heights Brewpub is only open for takeout due to a lack of a patio.
Bombs Away Beer Company — (505) 554-3204
(Open daily 1-8 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler 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. 11, K98 Kolsch, The R.E.D. Ale, Land Mine Lager, Operation Single Hop, Initiator Light Lager, High Speed Low Drag Lager, Short Fuze Blonde Ale.
News: The food menu is back for the patio or takeout.
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 4-10 p.m.; North: daily noon–10 p.m.; Las Cruces Public House: closed until further notice; Las Cruces Telshor: daily 4-10 p.m.; Restoration Pizza: Sun-Thurs 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.–10 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, Pickle Down Economics.
Draft/Growler Fills: Driftwood Oatmeal Stout, Samba Hazy IPA, Hazy Melon Farmer (IPA), Pickle Down Economics, Last Straw Hefeweizen.
Bow & Arrow Brewing — (505) 247-9800
(Mon-Weds 3-9 p.m., Thurs noon-9 p.m., Fri-Sat noon-10 p.m., Sun noon-8 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: (house) Denim Tux Lager, 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, Super Bueno Blonde Ale, Electric Desert Hazy IPA.
Bottles: Cosmic Arrow Brett Saison, Dark Mesa, Bolos & Bling Brett IPA, Desert Revival Cherry, Strange Country Dark Sour, Fast as You Red Sour.
Cans: Both the Denim Tux and Strawberry Amigo have sold out at the brewery.
News: To order your beers to-go in advance, go online here. You can also donate money for hand sanitizer to be delivered to the Navajo Nation.
Boxing Bear Brewing Company — (505) 897-2327 (brewery), (505) 242-2327 (West Downtown), (505) 639-4983 (Tramway)
(Brewery: open daily 2-10 p.m.; West Downtown: Mon-Thurs 2-10 p.m., Fri-Sun noon-10 p.m.; Tramway: open daily noon-10 p.m.)
Cans: Ambear Ale, Uppercut IPA, Black and Blue Tart, Chocolate Milk Stout, Body Czech Pilsner, Headlock Hazy IPA. Hindsight 2020 Hazy IPA arrives Saturday.
Draft/Crowler Fills: All canned offerings, plus Apple Bear Hard Cider, Ameri-Kolsch, New Mexi-kolsch, Hairy Mit Hefe, Paw Swipe Pale Ale.
Brew Lab 101 Beer & Cider Company — (505) 962-1587
(Mon-Thurs 3-10 p.m., Fri-Sat 2-10 p.m., Sun 2-8 p.m.)
Draft/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, Citracide Dry-Hopped Cider, H20 Seltzer – Raspberry. 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
(Days and hours TBA)
Draft/Growler Fills: 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, Arroyo Blanco Wheat.
Canteen Brewhouse — (505) 881-2737 (brewery), (505) 200-2344 (taproom)
(Brewery and Taproom: daily 3-8 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Flashback IPA, High Plains Pils, La Luz Wheat, Dougie-Style Amber, Pecos Trail Brown, Dark & Lusty Stout, Laid Back Lager, Social Capital (with passionfruit and lime), Colibri (Schwarzbier), North 14 Pale Ale, Raspberry Wheat, Tuttle IPA, Grapefruit Exodus. 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
(Thurs-Sat 3-9 p.m., Sun 3-7 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Hoppy Birthday IPA, Gold Medal Hefe, Casa La Vista Doppelbock, Irish Sunrise Stout, Coyote Brown, Zombie Apocalypse Lager, Just-In-Time Pale Ale, Not Afraid of the Dark Lager.
Cazuela’s Seafood & Mexican Grill — (505) 994-9364
(Mon closed, Tues 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Weds closed, Thurs 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Fri 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.–7 p.m., 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
(Mon-Fri 4-10 p.m., Sat-Sun 2-10 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Raspberry Sour, 505 Lager, Sir Dialectic IPA, Ctzn Hero Pilsner, Western Sky IPA, Amber Ale, Dee-Lite Lager, Te Amo Cherry Gose, Black Cherry Cider.
Differential Brewing — (phone number TBA)
(Weds-Sun 5-10 p.m.)
Draft/Growler Fills: Blue Corn Cream Ale, Wheat Ale, Blackberry Cream Ale, Light Lager, Dark Lager, Dry Stout, Amber Ale, Light Red, Xtra Pale Ale, Pale Ale.
Enchanted Circle Brewing Taproom — (505) 433-2642
(Mon-Thurs 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.–9 p.m.)
Draft/Growler Fills: Palisades Pilsner, Hells Bells Helles Lager, Backseat Blonde, Lemon Shandy, Panty Tosser Peach Wheat, Raspberry Nubbin, Purple Haze Sour, Angel Fire Amber, English Mild Ale, Red River Red, Shred-It Red, Nice Day IPA, Glory Hole IPA, Sluice Box Grapefruit IPA, Juicy Pale Ale #1, Fly Dawg IPA, Bodacious Brown, 70 Chilling Scottish, Mrs. Teats Milk Stout, Blacklake Bourbon Vanilla Porter, Whiskey Barrel Belgian Quad.
Ex Novo Brewing — (505) 508-0547
(Open daily noon-9 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/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) Foam on the Range Hoppy Blonde Ale, Where the Mild Things Are, Paddy O’Friendly Dark Irish Red (nitro), Krispy’s Kolsch, Saul Fruitman, For Whom the Helles Tolls, Reverse Whirlpool (Hazy IPA), Cadillac Dreams Hazy IPA, C.R.E.A.M. (Coffee Rules Everything Around Me), Stiff Upper Lip ESB.
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, Saul Fruitman, Reverse Whirlpool (Hazy IPA), Foam on the Range.
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.
Gravity Bound Brewing — (505) 308-3081
(Mon-Fri 3-10 p.m., Sat-Sun noon-10 p.m.)
Draft/Growler Fills: Problem Space (IPA), Background Talent (Hazy Pale Ale), Wichita Blue (Berliner Weisse with blueberry and kiwi), Terraform (Dark Lager), Proof of Life (Vienna Lager), Where Lightning Strikes (Pilsner), Gila Shuffle (NEIPA). Welcome to the listings, Gravity Bound! You can find this new brewery at 816 Third Street NW.
High and Dry Brewing — (505) 433-5591
(Sun-Thurs 2-8 p.m., Fri-Sat 2-10 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Kinda (Yellow), True Horizon (Red Ale), Black Hole’s Son (Stout), Shari Lewis (Fruited Sour), Assumed Pseudonym (Light Lager), Freeway View (IPA), Just Choose (Pale Ale), Black is Beautiful (Imperial Stout). The taps rotate frequently, so call ahead to make sure the lineup is still current.
Hops Brewery — (Phone number N/A)
News: The Los Ranchos taproom at 7222 Fourth Street NW is now open daily at 3 p.m. We have heard, but not confirmed, that the location on Central has closed.
Kaktus Brewing — (505) 818-7285
(Mon-Thurs 2-9 p.m., Fri 2-10 p.m., Sat 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m., Sun 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Amber, Longhair London Porter, Helles Lager, Puddle Stomper IPA, Blonde Ale, Oatmeal Stout, Amarillo IPA, Big Ben ESB, Cider, DjinnJar Kombucha.
Kilt Check Brewing (formerly Drafty Kilt) — (505) 881-0234
(Mon-Fri 3-7 p.m., Sat-Sun 1-7 p.m.)
Draft/Growler Fills: Groundskeeper Willie Cream Ale, Wee Beastie Scottish Ale, Campbell Toe IPA, Royal Redhead Imperial Red, Obliviscaris Stout, Lockdown Lager, Cucumber Lager.
La Cumbre Brewing — (505) 872-0225 (brewery); (505) 916-0787 (Westside taproom)
(Both locations open daily noon–10 p.m.)
Cans: (house) Elevated IPA, BEER, Slice of Hefen, Malpais Stout, Ryeot IPA, Project Dank (Summer Edition); (seasonal) Acclimated APA, Zuzax Ale (Kolsch), Sun Fade Hazy IPA, Black is Beautiful. Full Nelson DIPA arrives Friday.
Draft/Growler Fills: (house) Elevated IPA, BEER, Slice of Hefen, Malpais Stout, Ryeot IPA, Project Dank (Spring Edition), Pyramid Rock Amber; (seasonal) Acclimated APA, Zuzax Ale, Sun Fade Hazy IPA, Belgian Abbey Single, Belgian Tripel, Doppelbock.
La Reforma Brewery — (505) 717-1361
(Open daily 11 a.m.–9 p.m.)
UPDATED>>>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, Guayabera Guava Gose. 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
(Mon-Thurs 4-10 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Sunday noon–10 p.m.)
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. This is an old list, so please call to make sure what beers are on tap.
Lizard Tail Brewing — (505) 717-1301
(Mon-Thurs 3-9 p.m., Fri-Sat noon-10 p.m., Sun noon-8 p.m.)
Draft/Growler Fills: Contact the brewery for an updated beer list.
News: Rock Canyon Taproom has also reopened to dine-in customers. 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.–10 p.m.)
Cans: IPA, Red Ale, Double White, Pilsner, Wildflower Wheat, Cerveza, Passionate Gose, Cholo Stout, Desert Fog Hazy IPA, Cerveza Oscura, Rita, Heller Bock.
UPDATED>>>Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: (house, at all locations) IPA, Red Ale, Double White, Pilsner, Wildflower Wheat, Cerveza, Passionate Gose, Cholo Stout, Desert Fog Hazy IPA, Double White Triple Berry; (seasonal) Rita!, Porter, Heller Bock, Vienna Lager, Summer Ale, Simcoe DIPA, Prickly Pear Tangerine Gose, Cerveza Oscura (Heights only), Nitro Pub Ale (Heights and Westside only), Brown Exxxtra (Heights and Westside only), Jenny from the Bock (Heights and Westside only), Tank Girl (Heights and Westside only), Maibock (Westside only).
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: Weds-Fri 4-8 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Sun noon-8 p.m.)
News: The brewery has reopened after a COVID-19 scare. The patio is ready for occupancy, and takeout is an option again.
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, N’Ultra 95 Lager.
Palmer Brewery and Cider House — (505) 508-0508
(Takeout only: Tues and Thurs 5-8 p.m., Patio open: Fri and Sat 4-10 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Export Stout, 2 Robs Make a Rita (Gose), Special B IPA, Pool Session Pale Ale, Lowcard Lager, Conspiracy Colsch.
UPDATED>>>News: Palmer and Left Turn Distilling now have a patio that is open from 4 to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The takeout-only days remain, as far as we know.
Ponderosa Brewing Co. — (505) 639-5941 (brewery), (505) 361-1669 (El Vado Taproom)
(Brewery: daily 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m.; El Vado Taproom: Mon-Weds noon-7 p.m., Thurs-Sun noon-9 p.m.)
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, Italian Pilsner, Tart Cherry Wheat.
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.)
UPDATED>>>Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: (house) Crimson Lass, Mor-Buck IPA, MacLomas Stout, Pedro O’Flannigan’s Mexican Lager, Kill or be Kilt (temporarily out); (seasonal) Ror’s Tap 10 Series: Imperial Red, “Milg” Stout (taproom only), Mangose, Prince of Dortness (Dortmunder), Mandarin Kolsch, Clark Hazy IPA, Raspberry Kolsch, Chocolate “Milg” Stout, Dark Pedro.
Red Door Brewing — (505) 633-6675 (brewery), (505) 990-3029 (downtown taproom), (575) 268-3511 (Clovis taproom)
(Brewery: Weds–Fri 3-9 p.m., Sat-Sun noon-9 p.m.; Downtown Taproom: Weds–Fri 3-10 p.m., Sat noon-10 p.m., Sun noon-9 p.m.; Clovis Taproom: Mon–Sat noon–10 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/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) Mic Czech, Resilience Pale Ale, Czar of Aberdeen (Downtown only), Lemonade Stand, Vitamin Bee IPA, Mas Mexican Lager, Grandslam (Breakfast Sour). Tropical Synonyms DIPA may be available on draft at all locations Saturday, or it could be held back for canning next week. See the intro above for more details.
Cans: Vanilla Cream Ale, Irish Red Ale.
News: The Clovis location now has a patio and it is open to the public!
Rio Bravo Brewing Company — (505) 900-3909
(Sun–Thurs 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–10 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: ESB Amber, NM Piñon Coffee Porter, Beer Against Humanity IPA, El Lobo Rojo, Freak Juice Hazy IPA, Send it Pilsner, Berliner Weisse, Lobo Louie Session IPA, Squirrel Nuts, The Big Hopowski, All Shook Up Stout, Putin Meets Pablo (Rum Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout), Bastard Child (Weisse Bock), Wee Light (Scottish Ale), Summer Honey, Grab ’em by the Putin (Russian Imperial Stout).
Cans: El Lobo Rojo, Freak Juice Hazy IPA, NM Piñon Coffee Porter, Squirrel Nuts, Beer Against Humanity IPA, Lobo Louie Session IPA.
Sidetrack Brewing — (505) 832-7183
(Mon-Fri 3-10 p.m., Sat–Sun noon-10 p.m.)
UPDATED>>>Draft/Growler/Crowler Fills: Pub Ale, Curbside Pale Ale, Teleporter, A Tribe Called Kolsch, River Left Pilsner, Slightly Toasted Lager, Helles We Know, Better Days IPA, MX Lager.
Starr Brothers Brewing — (505) 492-2752
(Open daily noon-8 p.m.)
Draft/Growler/Crowler Fills: (house) Starrstruck IPA, L.A. Woman Blonde, Red Zepplin, Lampshade Porter, Starrphire Pilsner; (seasonal) Somos Cerveza, Starrlite Kolsch, Lost City of Gold Hazy IPA, Riff Raff Oatmeal Brown, Fla-Mango.
Steel Bender Brewyard — (505) 433-3537
(Open daily 11:30 a.m.–8 p.m.)
Draft/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, New Peculiar, Sugar & Spice Los Ranchos Cider, Lloyd’s Summer Vacation, Peach Dynamite, Big E IPA, Helles Empty.
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, Tangerine Dynamite, Barrel-Aged Brickie American Stout, Die Dunkel Seite, Double Raspberry Dynamite, The Village Wit, All Together IPA, Lloyd’s Summer Vacation, Peach Dynamite. Kettle Run – The Cantina Edition arrives Thursday.
Thirsty Eye Brewing — (505) 639-5831
(Weds-Sat 3-8 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Citrus Buzz (Orange Blossom Honey Wheat), El Drac IPA, Rented Tux (Vanilla Porter), El Ojo Rojo (Red Ale), Father O’Malley’s Holy Water (Irish Dry Stout), All Together Hazy IPA, La Llagerona (Mexican Lager).
The 377 Brewery — (505) 916-0331
(Mon-Fri 8 a.m.–7 p.m., Sat noon-6 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/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 for an updated roster of beers.
Bottles: There are usually a number of specialty sour beers available. Call for details.
Toltec Brewing — (505) 890-1455
(Open daily noon-10 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) All Shook Up Stout, Fresa Loco Warrior, Wear Your Hefen Mask.
Tractor Brewing Company — (505) 433-5654 (Nob Hill), (505) 243-6752 (Wells Park), (505) 361-1834 (Westside), (505) 243-6752 (Los Lunas)
(All locations Tues-Weds 4-8 p.m., Thurs-Sat 4-9 p.m.)
Draft/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, Chocolate Milk Stout, Muddy Dubbel Belgian Ale, Coffee Porter, Turkey Drool, Godzilla Hazy IPA, Boot Girl IPA. All beer growlers are $15.50, ciders are $18.25. Lemon Wheat arrives Friday.
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.
News: Tractor has permanently closed its Four Hills taproom.
Turquoise Trail Brewing — (505) 717-1184
(Tues-Thurs 4-8 p.m., Fri-Sat 3-10 p.m., Sun 4-8 p.m.)
Draft/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/Growler 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.
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, Rowe Mesa Red Ale, Bootlegger Blonde, Lizard Queen Imperial Blonde, Mucho Gluto Wit, Black Wedding Black IPA, Turquoise Trail Cream Ale (also cans). This batch of Bootlegger and the Turquoise Trail 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
(Open daily 11 a.m.–10 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 still only accepting online orders only for its bottled hard kombucha. It has not reopened to customers yet.
Rowley Farmhouse Ales — (505) 428-0719
(Open daily 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m.)
Cans: Germophile (Berliner Weisse), Raspberry Germophile, Fields of Rye, Meier (Meyer Lemon Gose), The Other One Hazy IPA, Germophile – Mango/Pink Guava, Tea for Two.
Bottles: Southern Gentleman – Melon, Terrapin Transit, Tea for Two.
Draft/Growler Fills: Agent Scully (IPA) – Season 3, Episode 6, Saison du Sarlacc – Baby Yoda Edition, Hail Stan (Farmhouse Ale), Dreams of Cats, Terrapin Transit, The Fourth Estate (Belgian Quad).
Santa Fe Brewing Company — (505) 424-3333 (brewery), (505) 881-0887 (Green Jeans Taproom), (505) 466-6938 (El Dorado Taproom), (505) 780-8648 (Brakeroom)
(All locations open daily 3-7 p.m.)
Draft/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. Call for a list of current seasonals.
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.; Original: daily noon-9 p.m.; Railyard: closed until further notice)
Cans: 2920 IPA, Agua Fria Pilsner, Boneshaker Amber, 2019 Skookum Barleywine (regular and barrel-aged), Sloppy Sloth Zappa Hazy IPA, Dragon’s Blood Sour, Sloppy Sloth Strata Hazy IPA.
Draft/Growler Fills: Kolsch, 2920 IPA, Agua Fria Pilsner, Winsor Trail Pale Ale, Imperial IPA, Salvation Stout, Saison, A.F. Anejo (Tequila-Barrel-Aged Pilsner), Cobra Imperial Stout, Double X ESB, Rod’s Steam Bitter, Black Shadow Porter, Rod’s Best Bitter, Isolator Doppelbock, Brew Wallace IPA, Hefeweizen.
News: The Original location closed its kitchen, but still offers beers on the patio or for takeout. The kitchen remains open at Rufina.
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.
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 IPA.
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
(Mon-Thurs 2-10 p.m., Fri-Sun noon-10 p.m.)
Draft/Growler Fills/Bottles: Hoppenheimer IPA, Little Bird Blonde, Munich SMASH, Irish Red, Mexi Lager, Grapefruit Session Ale, Dan’s Black Lager, CojonHaze IPA.
Little Toad Creek Brewing and Distilling — (575) 956-6144 (Silver City), (575) 556-9934 (Las Cruces)
(Silver City: open daily noon-10 p.m.; Las Cruces: open daily 3-8 p.m.)
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/Crowler/Growler 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, New Zealand IPA.
Sierra Blanca Brewing — (505) 832-2337
(Mon–Thurs 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun closed)
Draft/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.)
Draft/Growler/Crowler Fills: Airstream Ultra, Cosmic Blonde, Irish Red, Buckhorn IPA, I Got Soul Saison, Parasol Golden Ale, Raspberry Shandy, StarJuice IPA, Summer Wheat, Dark Skies Oatmeal Stout, Namakazaka Pale Ale, Cerveza Gold, Dripping Springs Tropical Stout. TorC is accepting used growlers for swapping.
Bottles (all at brewery only): 2018 Truth Serum, 2018 Whiskey Barrel-Aged Truth Serum, 2019 Fireside Tripel.
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