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.
Back in July 2019, we stopped at Bow & Arrow to take a gander at their new foeder. In the before times when you could sit inside the brewery, you might have noticed the massive, wooden structure on the other side of the glass separating the brewery from the taproom. Well, after having been put to use, the first foeder beer is now ready for release this Saturday. Curio, a farmhouse ale made with regionally sourced hops and barley, will be released in 375ml bottles. It was fermented for 14 months in the foeder with a mix of wild and house yeast, including some yeast from a peach tree and a lavender field. The result, per the release on Facebook, “is big notes of apricot skin, peach and pineapple, with fruity funk, balanced acidity and bitterness, finishing with prickly carbonation.” At 7-percent ABV, this one should not wipe you out after a bottle or two. We know our friends up at Rowley Farmhouse Ales have been making use of their foeders for some time, but it is nice to see one of the Albuquerque breweries joining in the fun. This very unique beer should be a welcome addition to any lineup. Raise a bottle to head brewer Ted O’Hanlan and his team, because this beer is truly a (14-month-long) labor of love.
On the new beer front this week, there some other fresh options to check out. Bosque has tapped its Oktoberfest at all locations in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and Santa Fe. Boxing Bear added cans of Oso Otoño and Big Mofo Hazy DIPA last weekend. Dialogue has more Ctzn Hero Pilsner on draft. Ex Novo put Krispy’s Kolsch back on draft in advance of Saturday’s double-can release of Unstuck in Time (hazy IPA) and Pastel Polo (key lime sour with lactose). High and Dry has started to expand its tap list, with old favorites like Humble Affair Coffee Stout and Freedom Cage IPA joining the lineup, along with The Tuesdays Pale Ale. La Reforma keeps its revolving series of IPAs going with West Coast, Primo! joining the tap list. Marble goes old-school with some Nugget IPA on draft. Nexus did indeed tap its Fest Bier on Tuesday. Sidetrack added Tenacious IPA and Dark Daze Stout, with the latter also on cask. Steel Bender is not lounging about with Couch Potato IPA on tap this Thursday.
Up in Santa Fe, it’s all quiet this week, but down south, Truth or Consequences Brewing is tapping its Monticello Green Chile Amber on Thursday.
(WEEKEND UPDATES) As per usual, a bevy of additional beers rolled out on tap after we published this article on Wednesday. Ale Republic is getting ready for cooler temps in the East Mountains with Sweater Weather Belgian Strong. Bombs Away keeps it simple with Just an Amber. Canteen brought back Hustle and Glow DIPA, plus a new version of Social Capital Kettle Sour is available, this time made with peach, plum, and cardamom. Harmon Lane has Amber back on draft and in four-pack cans. Marble has Cashmarillo, a wheat ale made with Cashmere and Amarillo hops, on tap at all three locations. Sidetrack added vanilla beans and coffee from Zendo next door to its Dark Daze Stout to create Javanilla. Sobremesa has tapped its first seasonal, Pino Trail Pale Ale.
Continue reading for all the news that is fit to blog for the week of October 5.
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, Bug Juice, Sweater Weather Belgian Strong.
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, True Blue Pilsner, Oatmeal Stout, Bell Ringer Hazy IPA, Ginger & Turmeric Cider, Oktoberfest, Watermelon Cider, Steam Lager, Ala Lager, Pumpkin Spice Ale, Blackberry Cider.
News: The Heights Brewpub now has a patio in addition to limited indoor seating.
Bombs Away Beer Company — (505) 554-3204
(Open daily noon-8 p.m.)
UPDATED>>>Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: BABC IPA, Willie Pete Wit, Proximity Pilsner, Actuator IPA, All Clear! (Apple Beer), Stockpile Stout, Hazy Chain DIPA V. 11, Initiator Light Lager, High Speed Low Drag Lager, Short Fuze Blonde Ale, Mk. 2 Pale Ale, S.A.F. Lemon Blackberry Shandy, TropiKolsch, Oktoberfest, Wet Hop Harvest Ale, BLU-82 Brut IPA, Just an Amber.
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.; Santa Fe Railyard: daily 4-10 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, Spacelion IPA. The new mixed 12-pack is available at taprooms and stores, featuring IPA, EOP, Scotia, and Open Space. A new mixed six-pack of Scale Tipper IPA, Resto Hazy Pale Ale, and Pickle Down Economics is available for a limited time.
Draft/Growler Fills: All year-round cans plus Driftwood Oatmeal Stout, Day Lite Lager, Small Town Runway IPA, Oktoberfest, The Year from Helles (all taprooms except Nob Hill), Last Straw Hefeweizen (Las Cruces Public House and Santa Fe only), Scale Tipper IPA (Las Cruces Public House and Santa Fe only), Resto Hazy Pale Ale (Las Cruces Public House only), Spacelion IPA (Las Cruces Public House only).
News: Bosque’s taproom at the Santa Fe Railyard is now open! Luke wrote a preview on the new spot.
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, Southwest Scenario Hazy IPA, Oh Peachy! Peach Cobbler Pastry Sour, Oktoberfest, Tropical Fortune Hazy IPA.
Bottles: Cosmic Arrow Brett Saison, Dark Mesa, Bolos & Bling Brett IPA, Fast as You Red Sour, With Love from New Mexico (Golden Sour). Curio Farmhouse Ale bottles will be for sale on Saturday.
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: Mon-Weds 2-10 p.m., Fri-Sun noon-10 p.m.; West Downtown: Mon-Thurs 4-10 p.m., Fri-Sat noon-11 p.m., Sun noon-10 p.m.; Tramway: Mon-Weds noon-10 p.m., Thurs-Sun noon-11 p.m.)
Cans: Ambear Ale, Uppercut IPA, Black and Blue Tart, Chocolate Milk Stout, Body Czech Pilsner, New Mexi-kolsch, OktoBEARfest, Oso Otoño Oatmeal Brown Ale, Big Mofo Hazy DIPA.
Draft/Crowler Fills: All canned offerings, plus Headlock Hazy IPA, Apple Bear Hard Cider, Ameri-Kolsch, Hairy Mit Hefe, Paw Swipe Pale Ale, Mofo Fomo Hazy IPA.
Brew Lab 101 Beer & Cider Company — (505) 962-1587
(Mon-Thurs 3-10 p.m., Fri-Sat 1-11 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, H20 Seltzer – Tangerine, Sienna Red, Strawberry Peak Cider. Labtoberfest arrives on Friday.
Broken Trail Brewery & Distillery — (505) 221-6281
(Uptown Tasting Room: Weds-Thurs 3-10 p.m., Fri-Sat 1 p.m.-midnight)
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, Dogtoberfest.
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! The new brewpub and its spacious patio is located at 8338 Comanche Rd. NE, just west of Wyoming.
Canteen Brewhouse — (505) 881-2737 (brewery), (505) 200-2344 (taproom)
(Brewery and Taproom: Mon-Thurs 3-8 p.m., Fri-Sat noon-9 p.m., Sun noon-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, Exodus IPA, Laid Back Lager, Social Capital (with plum, peach, and cardamom), Tuttle IPA, Pomraznillaberry, Helles Awaits, Crystal SMASH, Oktoberfest, Sichler Chile Lager, Hustle and Glow DIPA. 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, High Plains Pils, Flashback IPA, Irish Red, Oktoberfest. 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: Gold Medal Hefe, Zombie Apocalypse Lager, Pandemic Punch Hazy IPA, Ghost Stout, Mon Cherry Cherry Wheat, The Duke’s Red Ale, Loma Lager, Summer Vanilla Stout, Hard Seltzer, Double Oktoberfest.
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, Halo Amber Ale, Dee-Lite Lager, Te Amo Cherry Gose, The Restless Stranger Session IPA, Ctzn Hero Pilsner.
Differential Brewing — (phone number TBA)
(Tues-Sun 5-10 p.m.)
Draft/Growler Fills: Blue Corn Cream Ale, Wheat Ale, Light Lager, Dark Lager, Dry Stout, Amber Ale, Light Red, Extra Pale Ale, Pale Ale, Key Lime Cream 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) Paddy O’Friendly Dark Irish Red (nitro), Sons of Scotland, It’s Fizzness Time Seltzer, Intramural Polo League (IPL), Boom! Roasted (Coffee Milk Stout), Exnövofest, Foam on the Range, Scarlet Starlet Cherry Sour, Krispy’s Kolsch.
Cans: The Most Interesting Lager in the World, Cactus Wins the Lottery, Aperture Hazy Pale Ale, Mass Ascension IPA, Perle Haggard Pilsner, Exnövofest, Scarlet Starlet. Unstuck in Time (hazy IPA) and Pastel Polo (key lime sour with lactose) will arrive Saturday.
Bottles: Mise en Place (table saison with brett), Sex is Latin for Six (wild ale), Blue Ox (Blueberry Sour).
Flix Brewhouse — (505) 445-8500
News: Flix is closed until further notice.
Gravity Bound Brewing — (505) 308-3081
(Mon-Thurs 3-10 p.m., Fri-Sat noon-11 p.m., Sun noon-10 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Terraform (Dark Lager), Proof of Life (Vienna Lager), Where Lightning Strikes (Pilsner), Garden Spot (Cucumber Basil Gose), Sun Salvage (NEIPA), Pegbox (Pale Ale), Sorry, Pumpkin (Sour). Welcome to the listings, Gravity Bound! You can find this new brewery at 816 Third Street NW.
Harmon Lane Brewing at Southwest Grape and Grain — (505) 332-2739
(Mon-Weds 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Thurs-Sat 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.–5 p.m.)
UPDATED>>>Draft/Growler Fills: IPA, American Pale Ale, Blonde Ale, Wheat Ale, Hazy IPA, Peach Wheat, Amber, Stout, Hard Seltzer, Pineapple Blonde, Vienna Sazzage (SMASH Lager), Oktober Festivus. We have long been remiss in adding everyone’s favorite homebrew store’s in-house brewery!
Cans: Stout, Blonde, Wheat, Hazy IPA, Amber. The supply of four-pack cans is limited, so call ahead to make sure they are still available.
High and Dry Brewing — (505) 433-5591
(Sun-Thurs 2-8 p.m., Fri-Sat 2-10 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Long Haul Amber Ale, Rosa Goes-A (Gose), Constable Reggie, Kinda (Yellow), Summer Shapes Session IPA, Humble Affair Coffee Stout, The Tuesdays Pale Ale, Freedom Cage 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. Crowlers are now available at the taproom.
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: Puddle Stomper IPA, Oatmeal Stout, Amber Ale, Helles Lager, London Porter, Bigger Ben ESB, Festbier, 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.
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 (Autumn Edition); (seasonal) Acclimated APA, Oktoberfest, Luminosity Hazy IPA, Obscura Wet-Hop Hazy IPA.
Draft/Growler Fills: (house) Elevated IPA, BEER, Slice of Hefen, Malpais Stout, Ryeot IPA, Project Dank (Autumn Edition), Pyramid Rock Amber; (seasonal) Acclimated APA, Oktoberfest, Luminosity, Obscura, Mocha Pale Ale.
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, Primo! (IPA), Bomba Scotch Ale, 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: 32 Bravo DIPA, Petroglyph Wit, Valles Lager, Pinche Pilz, Andesite (Italian) Lager, My Rock Maibock, Boca Negra Stout, Uno’s Bully Bitter, NM Tru IPA, Brown Trout Lager, Gila Gose, Lava Juice Hazy IPA, Caldera Amber.
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, Marblefest, Pumpkin Noir.
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!, Pumpkin Noir, Pumpkin Ale, Nugget IPA, Cashmarillo Wheat Ale, Starlight Wheat Ale (Downtown only), Simcoe Pilsner (Downtown and Westside only), Gohan Lager (Heights only), Pale Ale (Heights only), Summer Ale (Heights only), Maibock (Heights only), Red Light Lager (Heights and Westside only), Nitro Pub Ale (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) N’Ultra 95 Lager, Black is Beautiful, Orale Mexican Lager, Equinox Pumpkin Spice Ale, Fest Bier.
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) Tart Cherry Wheat, Golden Grahams Amber, The Contender IPA, Oktoberfestbier.
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) Prince of Dortness (Brewpub only), Raspberry Chocolate “Milg” Stout, Dark Pedro, Pick Your Favorites IPA, Vienna Fest Bier, Tropical Wolf Hazy IPA.
Red Door Brewing — (505) 633-6675 (brewery), (505) 990-3029 (downtown taproom), (575) 268-3511 (Clovis taproom)
(Brewery: Mon–Thurs 3-9 p.m., Fri 3-10 p.m., Sat noon-10 p.m., Sun noon-6 p.m.; Downtown Taproom: Weds–Thurs 3-11 p.m., Fri 3-midnight, Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-11 p.m.; Clovis Taproom: Mon–Weds 3-10 p.m., Thurs–Fri 3-11 p.m., Sat noon-11 p.m.; ABQ Ax Taproom: Weds–Thurs 5-10 p.m., Fri 3-10 p.m., Sat noon-10 p.m., Sun noon-7 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) Vitamin Bee IPA, Mas Mexican Lager, Full of Helles, Prost Malone, Left Paw Lager.
Cans: Vanilla Cream Ale, Irish Red Ale, West Coast IPA, Tropical Synonyms DIPA, Full of Helles, Prost Malone, Left Paw Lager.
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, Bastard Child (Weisse Bock), Wee Light (Scottish Ale), Summer Honey, Putin Walks Down Bourbon Street (Double Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout), Sandia Guerra (Watermelon Blonde Ale), Cherry Limeade Gose, Fugazi Hazy IPA, Simple Dry Hopped Sour, Cotton Candy Sour.
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.)
Draft/Growler/Crowler Fills: Pub Ale, Slightly Toasted Lager, Wit Zombie, June Bug Brown, Downtown Lager, A Tribe Called Kolsch, Blurred Lines Hazy IPA, El Dorado Pub Ale, Tenacious IPA, Dark Daze Stout, Javanilla Stout.
Cask: Dark Daze Stout.
Sobremesa — (505) 317-5557
(Days and hours of operation are TBA)
UPDATED>>>Draft/Growler Fills: Hilltop Helles Lager, East Meets West IPA, Fruit Beer (Peach), Amber, Siesta Stout, Pino Trail Pale Ale. Welcome to the listings, Sobremesa! This new brewpub at 3421 Coors Blvd. NW, just south of St. Joseph’s on the west side of the road, is now open for business.
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, Riff Raff Oatmeal Brown, Karen’s Tears DIPA, Bikini Bottom (Pineapple Coconut Wheat), Therewolf (Oktoberfest).
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) One for 5 IPA, Blackberry Dynamite, Skull Fuzz IPA, AleWitch Pumpkin Ale, Wet-Hopped Dry Cider, Los Ranchos Cider with hibiscus. Couch Potato IPA arrives Thursday.
Bottles: Impromptu! Heritage Cider, Who’s Crabby? Crab Apple Cider, Ned’s Sour Pail, The Judy, Make Mine Perfect, Cinderella Story, Saison de Luxe, Los Ranchos Cider, 2019 Vintage Los Ranchos Cider.
Cans: Skull Bucket IPA, Red Iron Red, Lloyd’s 3 O’Clock Kolsch, Compa Los Ranchos Lager, Raspberry Dynamite, Mañana Hazy IPA, Steel Bender Cider, The Village Wit (Can Conditioned), Peach Dynamite, Kettle Run – The Cantina Edition, Unfiltered SB Cider, Blackberry Dynamite.
Thirsty Eye Brewing — (505) 639-5831
(Tues-Thurs 3-9 p.m., Fri 3-10 p.m., Sat noon-10 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Citrus Buzz (Orange Blossom Honey Wheat), El Drac IPA, Rented Tux (Vanilla Porter), El Ojo Rojo (Red Ale), Rage and Science IPL, Bruiser the American Pitbull Stout, Oktoberfest, Odin’s Eye, Rio Madre Hazy DIPA. Good Gourd, a pumpkin and cranberry ale, arrives on Friday.
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) Kolschenstein, Double IPA, Helles Lager. A Cascade Wet Hop Ale will be tapped on Friday.
Tractor Brewing Company — (505) 433-5654 (Nob Hill), (505) 243-6752 (Wells Park), (505) 361-1834 (Westside), (505) 243-6752 (Los Lunas)
(Wells Park: Tues-Thurs 4-9 p.m., Fri 4-10 p.m., Sat 4-9 p.m., Sun 4-6 p.m.; Nob Hill: Tues-Weds noon-8 p.m., Thurs-Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-6 p.m.; Westside: Tues-Weds 4-8 p.m., Thurs-Sat 4-9 p.m., Sun 1-6 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, Raspberry Hard Seltzer, Traktoberfest, Kingzilla Hazy IPA. 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, Audrey’s Red (Red Chile Pale Ale), Coal Town Stout, Turn Me Loose Amber, Cedar Mountain IPA, The Tears Have Dried (Hazy IPA).
Turtle Mountain Brewing Company — (505) 994-9497
(Open daily 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: (House) Wooden Teeth, Red Rye Redux, Parasol White IPA, Hopshell IPA, Strategos Stout; (Seasonal) Sturm Lager (Helles Bock), Ornate Turtle (West Coast IPA), Preamble Pils (International Pilsner), Agri-Cola (British Mild), Okturtlefest. A RauchTurtlefest is on deck.
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, Pecos Brown, Right Foot Milk Stout, Märzen Law. These batches of Bootlegger, Turquoise Trail, and Märzen Law are all made with ingredients (barley, hops, yeast) that are all grown 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, as the brewpub is currently going through renovations. There are fresh BC beers, listed below, for sale at Susan’s Fine Wine and Spirits, Fire and Hops, Rooftop Pizza, New Mexico Hard Cider, and La Casa Seña.
Draft/Growler/Crowler Fills: (house) Road Runner IPA, Oatmeal Stout; (seasonal) Juicy Pale Ale, Berliner Weisse, Blue Corn Mexican Lager, Parapraxis 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, Smoked Marzen, Tepache Sour (pineapple/apricot).
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), Tea for Two, Brother Nelson (Saison), Terrapin Transit, Sanctuario – Stone Fruit Blend 2017.
Bottles: Terrapin Transit (Chardonnay Barrel Aged), Grandissant – Gin Barrel, Oud Alchemy – Jefferson’s Bourbon Barrel, Germophile – Petit Verdot, Coté-d’Or – Cerise Redux 2019, Mixed Dubbels Curling.
Draft/Growler Fills: Agent Scully (IPA) – Season 3, Episode 10, Germophile, Hail Stan (Farmhouse Ale), Dreams of Cats, The Fourth Estate (Belgian Quad), Brother Nelson, Grandissant – Gin Barrel, Grandissant – 4X Cerise, Fields of Rye, Wheat Couture, Germophile – Mango/Pink Guava, Black is Beautiful, Tea for Two, Brother Nelson, The Other One Hazy IPA, Prostator Doppelbock.
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, Oktoberfest. Call any location for a list of current seasonals besides Oktoberfest.
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, Oktoberforest.
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, Bavarian Hefeweizen, Diablo Canyon Pale Ale, Chin-Gose.
Tumbleroot Brewery and Distillery — (505) 303-3808
(Agua Fria Taproom: Thurs-Sat 5-10 p.m.)
News: The Agua Fria taproom has reopened at last. Tumbleroot has kept its Bisbee Court location open 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: Dry Irish Stout, East Root Lager, Hello Dunkel My Old Friend, Cashmere Pale Ale, Old School IPA, Dortmunder Lager, Funk Farm, Dry Hopped Tripel, Imperial Red, Honey DIPA.
Bottles: Sour Red Ale, Barrel-Aged Wheatwine, Cherry Sour, 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, Stouty McStoutface, White Calf, Little Bird Blonde, Stouty McCoffeeface, Festbier, Brando’s Bitter.
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 Rye Pale Ale. Grumpy Old Troll is 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, Strawberry Fruity Sour Ale, Cabin Fever Pilsner, Wildfire Hazy 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, Namakazaka Pale Ale, Cerveza Gold, Dark Skies Oatmeal Stout, Hourglass Imperial Red, Pineapple Splash, Summer Wheat (TorC only), Shade Blossom (TorC only). Monticello Green Chile Amber arrives Thursday at both taprooms.
Bottles (all at brewery only): 2018 Truth Serum, 2018 Whiskey Barrel-Aged Truth Serum, 2019 Fireside Tripel, 2019 Truth Serum, Tequila Barrel-Aged I Got Soul Saison, Whiskey Barrel-Aged Dripping Springs Tropical Stout.
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Darkside, I wanted to give you guys a heads up that Closed Loop is working with Earthly Labs, LANL, Bosque Brewing, SIerra Blanca Brewing, and Bathtub Row brewing on a NMSBA grant to research Co2 quality in beer. We will be announcing next week via press release that New Mexicans will have an opportunity to participate in the study. Each brewery will be carbonating half a batch with recovered Co2 and the other half with their commercial Co2. They will package the beer so that nobody but the brewery knows which beer is which. Each brewery has a different strategy for marking the beers but there will be a survey available on Survey monkey that we will use to gather data. If you are interested in making a post on this event I will have our media consultant get you the press release as soon as it’s ready.
*David Kindel LEED AP* *Founder & CEO * *Closed Loop Sustainability* 505.688.8331
On Wed, Oct 7, 2020 at 1:10 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” >
Yes, please send us a release. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for the heads up!