The Week Ahead in Beer: Fill yourself with Rage and Science at Thirsty Eye

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.

Never in our lives did we think a comment on one of our Facebook posts would ever inspire the name of a beer, but this is 2020, and anything can happen. Rewind a few weeks ago and there was some, shall we say “spirited” debate among folks about one of the public health orders. A friend of ours from the local beer scene, who also happens to be a registered nurse, told us after a frustrating sequence of back-and-forth comments with another reader, “I am just full of rage and science!” When I responded that someone should put that on a T-shirt, not only did someone go ahead and do just that, but Thirsty Eye head brewer John Kofonow purchased one of those shirts, and took it a step further by naming his new India Pale Lager, Rage and Science. Going a step further, John and the Thirsty Eye team have also decided to offer discounts on all pints, growler/crowler fills, and merchandise to local healthcare workers. Now that is something we can all raise a pint to this weekend, preferably, of course, of Rage and Science IPL.

On the new beer front this week, there some other fresh options to check out. Bosque drops a few summery additions with Day Lite Lager, Summer in Georgia, and The Year from Helles. Bow & Arrow will have Rancho Del Sol, a new Mexican lager, on tap this Thursday, and a special collaboration with Farmington’s Lauter Haus Brewing will arrive Friday. There will only be a limited amount of Nuevo Amor Mexicano Imperial Stout, a 14.4-percent ABV monster made with chocolate, vanilla, and Mexican chiles that was originally intended to celebrate the opening of the Rambler Taproom in Farmington, which is on hold due to the pandemic. Boxing Bear gets back into the specialty can game this Saturday with four-packs of Falcon Mountain IPA. Canteen is tapping more of its delicious Helles Awaits on Friday. Ex Novo gets a little silly with current events with the new Malt, Hops, Yeast, Camera, TV, a Kveik IPA that will be tapped this week, plus a new mystery canned offering is coming soon as well. Gravity Bound sticks the landing with the new Garden Spot, a cucumber basil gose. High and Dry has fresh batches of Hurry Sundown Wheat and Summer Shapes IPA. Ponderosa will bring back Golden Grahams Amber this weekend. Quarter Celtic has Kill or be Kilt back on tap. Steel Bender is starting autumn early with OktoberFiesta on tap and in cans this Thursday (we will have more on this in a separate story).

Up in Santa Fe, Rowley Farmhouse Ales rolls out Brother Nelson, a saison dry-hopped with Nelson Sauvin, on tap and in four-pack cans. Further north, Red River Brewing contracts a case of Cabin Fever Pilsner.

(WEEKEND UPDATES) As per usual, more beers arrived at the end of the week to make our lives better. Ale Republic tapped a new Belgian ale, Lil Peaches. Canteen created a tongue twister with Pomraznillaberry on draft. Ex Novo will be releasing four-pack cans of Bedrock Push Pop, a creamsicle-inspired hazy IPA, on Monday. Marble released a limited amount of Mountain Fog Hazy DIPA in cans (call to make sure it’s still available before you visit any taproom). Sidetrack has more Buzz Bomb, while also adding the new Wit Zombie. Rowley Farmhouse Ales may still have some four-pack cans of its version of Black is Beautiful. Also, sad news from Santa Fe as Second Street Rufina has been closed temporarily after two employees tested positive for COVID-19. When it reopens after a thorough cleaning and all remaining staff test negative, we will let you all know. The original location remains open for patio beers and beer to-go only.

Continue reading for all the news that is fit to blog for the week of August 3.

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.)

UPDATED>>>Draft/Growler Fills: Fade to Black (Stout), Hillbilly Willy (Belgian Strong), River Rat IPA, French Connection Pale Ale, Granny’s Tart, Lil Peaches.

Alien Brew Pub — (505) 884-1116

News: Alien Brew Pub has reopened. Call the number above for hours of operation and to learn what beers are on tap!

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: Weds-Sun 4-10 p.m.; 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. The new mixed 12-pack arrives on Friday at taprooms and stores, featuring IPA, EOP, Scotia, and Open Space.

Draft/Growler Fills: Driftwood Oatmeal Stout, Samba Hazy IPA, Last Straw Hefeweizen, Day Lite Lager, Summer in Georgia, The Year from Helles.

News: A new growler special runs through August. It’s just $10 for a fill and the glass for any specialty beer on tap at all locations. Also, the Las Cruces Public House has reopened, but for beer only, no food.

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; (seasonal) Trail Songs Oatmeal Stout, Mesa Boogie Hazy Fruited Sour IPA, Super Bueno Blonde Ale, Electric Desert Hazy IPA, Cosmic Arrow Brett Saison, Desert Revival Cherry Sour, Desert Water with key lime puree, Britannica British Brett Pale Ale, Scenic West Hazy IPA. Rancho Del Sol, a Mexican lager, debuts Thursday, followed by Nuevo Amor Mexicano Imperial Stout, a collaboration with Farmington’s Lauter Haus Brewing, on Friday.

Bottles: Cosmic Arrow Brett Saison, Dark Mesa, Bolos & Bling Brett IPA, Fast as You Red Sour.

Cans: Denim Tux Lager, Strawberry Amigo, Scenic West Hazy IPA.

News: To order your beers to-go in advance, go online here.

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. Falcon Mountain IPA arrives in four-packs on 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.

B2B Garden Brewery — (505) 407-2046

(Open daily 4-8 p.m.)

Draft/Growler Fills: Oso IPA, Oso Double IPA, The Duke English Pale Ale, Old Yelper Red Rye, Grande Oatmeal Stout, La Cueva Mexican Lager. Welcome to the listings, B2B! We will have a full story soon on this new brewery from the folks behind Nob Hill’s B2B Bistronomy. It is located at 8338 Comanche Rd. NE, just west of Wyoming.

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

(Brewery and Taproom: daily 3-8 p.m.)

UPDATED>>>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 pomegranate and cardamom), Raspberry Wheat, Tuttle IPA, Grapefruit Exodus, Citranova, Sun Stoked IPL, Pomraznillaberry. Helles Awaits returns this Friday. 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, High Plains Pils. 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.)

News: Desert Valley has ceased all brewing operations for the duration of the pandemic. They still have guest taps of beer and cider, and their own line of spirits.

Dialogue Brewing — (505) 219-3938

(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), 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, Motueka Pale Ale, Arnold Schwarzenlager; Malt, Hops, Yeast, Camera, TV (Kveik IPA).

UPDATED>>>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, Foam on the Range. Bedrock Push Pop, a creamsicle-inspired hazy IPA, arrives Monday.

Bottles: Mise en Place (table saison with brett), Sex is Latin for Six (wild ale).

Flix Brewhouse — (505) 445-8500

News: Flix is closed until further notice.

Gravity Bound Brewing — (505) 308-3081

(Mon-Fri 5-10 p.m., Sat-Sun 3-10 p.m.)

Draft/Growler Fills: Background Talent (Hazy Pale Ale), Terraform (Dark Lager), Proof of Life (Vienna Lager), Where Lightning Strikes (Pilsner), Gila Shuffle (NEIPA), Garden Spot (Cucumber Basil Gose). 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: Assumed Pseudonym (Light Lager), Freeway View (IPA), Just Tchuss (Pale Ale), Black is Beautiful (Imperial Stout), Not Down (Brown Ale), Constable Reggie (Red Ale), Hurry Sundown (Wheat), Summer Shapes (IPA), Long Haul Seize the Day (Session IPA). The taps rotate frequently, so call ahead to make sure the lineup is still current.

Hops Brewery — (Phone number N/A)

(Tues-Thurs 3-10 p.m., Fri 3-11 p.m., Sat noon-11 p.m., Sun noon-9 p.m.)

News: The Los Ranchos taproom at 7222 Fourth Street NW is still open, but the taproom in Nob Hill is closed due to a lack of patio space.

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  — (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.

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, Full Nelson DIPA, Mango Mosaic Hazy IPA.

La Reforma Brewery — (505) 717-1361

(Open daily 11 a.m.–9 p.m.)

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, La 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.)

UPDATED>>>Cans: IPA, Red Ale, Double White, Pilsner, Wildflower Wheat, Cerveza, Passionate Gose, Cholo Stout, Desert Fog Hazy IPA, Cerveza Oscura, Rita, Heller Bock. A limited amount of Mountain Fog Hazy DIPA cans may still be in stock.

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!, Heller Bock, Vienna Lager, Summer Ale, Simcoe DIPA, Prickly Pear Tangerine Gose, Porter, 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.)

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, Coffee & Cream Golden Stout.

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.

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. The Italian Pilsner will be replaced by Golden Grahams Amber this weekend.

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/Crowler/Growler Fills: (house) Crimson Lass, Mor-Buck IPA, MacLomas Stout, Pedro O’Flannigan’s Mexican Lager, Kill or be Kilt; (seasonal) Ror’s Tap 10 Series: Imperial Red, Mangose, Prince of Dortness (Dortmunder), 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 (Downtown only), Czar of Aberdeen (Downtown only), Lemonade Stand, Vitamin Bee IPA, Mas Mexican Lager, Grandslam (Breakfast Sour).

Cans: Vanilla Cream Ale, Irish Red Ale. Tropical Synonyms DIPA is expected to be canned and released some time in the near future.

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, River Left Pilsner, Slightly Toasted Lager, Helles We Know, Better Days IPA, MX Lager, Hopulence Hazy IPA, Britannica British Brett Pale Ale, Wit Zombie, Buzz Bomb.

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 (temporarily out), 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, Dr. Rudi’s 100% Natural Good Time IPL Solution. OktoberFiesta arrives Thursday on tap and in 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, Tangerine Dynamite, Barrel-Aged Brickie American Stout, Die Dunkel Seite, Double Raspberry Dynamite, The Village Wit,  Peach Dynamite, Kettle Run – The Cantina Edition.

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), All Together Hazy IPA, La Llagerona (Mexican Lager), Rage and Science IPL.

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) 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, Dry Cider, Double Plow Oatmeal Stout, Chocolate Milk Stout, Muddy Dubbel Belgian Ale, Coffee Porter, Turkey Drool, Godzilla Hazy IPA, Boot Girl IPA, Lawnmower Lemon Wheat. 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.

News: Tractor has permanently closed its Four Hills taproom, and temporarily closed the Los Lunas 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.)

UPDATED>>>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, Brother Nelson (Saison), Black is Beautiful.

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), Brother Nelson.

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, CerveSandia.

UPDATED>>>News: Rufina has been forced to shut down temporarily after two staff members tested positive. The Original location closed its kitchen, but still offers beers on the patio or for takeout.

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, Mexi Lager, Dan’s Black Lager, CojonHaze IPA, Rendija Red, Doppelbock.

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.

Cans: Lucky Toad Lager. Hop-A-Long and Grumpy Old Troll are coming soon.

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, Kia Ora New Zealand IPA, Cabin Fever Pilsner.

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, Raspberry Shandy, StarJuice IPA, Namakazaka Pale Ale, Cerveza Gold, Dripping Springs Tropical Stout, Pineapple Splash, Summer Wheat (TorC only), Dark Skies Oatmeal Stout (TorC only), Parasol Golden Ale (TorC only), Hourglass Imperial Red (TorC only), Shade Blossom (TorC only).

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

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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

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Tom Plummer says:

    You should edit your opening paragraph so you include the one brewery in Roosevelt County 🙂

    On Wed, Aug 5, 2020, 2:47 PM DARK SIDE BREW CREW wrote:

    > cjax33 posted: “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” >

    1. cjax33 says:

      We don’t have any listing for Roosevelt Brewing in Portales. The Red Door taproom doesn’t really count.

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