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.
A 10-year anniversary is a big deal for any business. When Marble turned 10, it threw a giant street party. We did not expect anything of that size or scope from La Cumbre, but it still felt like something big was brewing. Oh, but then along came the pandemic, and now a decade of excellent beers will be celebrated in a somewhat subdued fashion, just like everything else this year. La Cumbre officially turns 10 on Thursday, and will mark the big day with the release of its 10 Month Barrel-Aged Baltic Porter. Jeff Erway and company took a Baltic, aged it for those 10 months in bourbon-maple barrels, and will have it ready for us all in four-pack cans. There will be some other archived beers being brought out over the course of the week/weekend, there’s a new Vienna Lager on draft already, and Terminally Chill Hazy IPA will also return with a fresh batch in cans this Friday. Even though only a handful of people at a time can celebrate on either La Cumbre taproom patio, we will all be raising our glasses, there or at home, this weekend in honor of one of our favorite breweries. Here’s to the next 10 years, and a proper post-pandemic celebration!
On the new beer front this week, there some other fresh options to check out. Bow & Arrow gets holiday hoppy on Tuesday with cans of Sleigh All Day, Then IPA, and (UPDATE) before that Buffalo Plaid Baltic Porter cans arrive Friday. Boxing Bear tapped Quick Jabs Hazy IPA, and Standing 8 Stout has also returned. Brew Lab 101 will warm you up with Hot Cider Toddy. Casa Vieja brings back a crowd favorite with Ghost Stout on draft. Ex Novo will have a small-batch schwarzbier, Heart of Rubbo, available in cans this Friday, and (UPDATE) before that comes the slightly-delayed cans of Ruminator Doppelbock on Thursday. High and Dry rolls out a new fruited sour, Rip Van Wink-ale. Lava Rock is back open with more Gila Gose and Lava Juice Hazy IPA on tap. Marble rolled out Cascade Citra IPA on draft. Nexus tapped more of its delicious Russian imperial stout, Lush & Aphotic. Red Door will have Major Tom to Ground Control Hazy IPA in cans and on draft this Friday, while also releasing Pining for Maple Breakfast Brown in cans for the first time (it will be on draft, too). Steel Bender will tap a big (10.3% ABV) brew this Thursday with ‘Tis the Saison.
Up in Santa Fe, Beer Creek has plenty more beers in cans, including a fresh batch of San Marcos Stout. Second Street has released Breaking Plaid, a scrumptious Scotch ale, in cans for the first time. Over in Los Alamos, Bathtub Row added a Citra SMASH on draft, plus bottles of 1864 XXXX Christmas Ale.
Continue reading for all the news that is fit to blog for the week of December 7.
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
(Mon-Sat 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.–8 p.m.)
Draft/Cans/Growler Fills: Dark Mild Ale, Oat Flats IPA, Red Mountain IPA, Seco Stout.
Alien Brew Pub — (505) 884-1116
(Open daily 11 a.m.–8 p.m.)
News: Alien Brew Pub is open for takeout. Call the number for the beer and food menus.
News: Black Snout has permanently closed.
Boese Brothers Brewery — (505) 382-7060 (brewery); (505) 821-0752 (brewpub); (505) 500-8325 (Los Alamos taproom)
(Brewery: Weds-Sat 5-8 p.m.; Heights Brewpub: Weds-Sat 5-8 p.m.; Los Alamos: Tues-Fri 4-8 p.m.; Sat 2-8 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, Java Porter.
Special Offers: Bring in your own growlers and get two filled for $20. You can also get a sandwich to-go and a growler fill for $20.
Bombs Away Beer Company — (505) 554-3204
(Open daily 2-7 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: BABC IPA, Willie Pete Wit, Proximity Pilsner, Actuator IPA, All Clear! (Apple Beer), Stockpile Stout, Hazy Chain DIPA V. 11, High Speed Low Drag Lager, Short Fuze Blonde Ale, Mk. 2 Pale Ale, S.A.F. Lemon Blackberry Shandy, TropiKolsch, Wet Hop Harvest Ale, BLU-82 Brut IPA, Just an Amber, Tallboy ESB, 3rd Anniversary Red IPA, Danger Dort.
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: Weds-Sun noon-8 p.m.; North: Weds-Sun noon–8 p.m.; Las Cruces Public House: temporarily closed; Las Cruces Telshor: Weds-Sun 3-8 p.m.; Restoration Pizza: Weds-Sun noon-8 p.m.; Santa Fe Market Station: Fri-Sat 3-7 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.–3 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. The new mixed 12-pack is available at taprooms and stores, featuring IPA, EOP, Scotia, and Open Space.
Draft/Growler Fills: All year-round cans plus Driftwood Oatmeal Stout, Hazy Elephants, Ricing in the Yeast, Parlour Games Brown Ale, Alligator Hazy DIPA.
Bow & Arrow Brewing — (505) 247-9800
(Sun-Thurs noon-6 p.m.; Fri-Sat noon-8 p.m.)
UPDATED>>>Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: (house) Denim Tux Lager, Visionland Amber Ale, Savage Times Sour IPA, Strawberry Amigo Sour; (seasonal) Super Bueno Blonde Ale, Cosmic Arrow Brett Saison, Desert Water with key lime puree, Desert Water with apple cinnamon, Scenic West Hazy IPA, Rancho Del Sol, Tropical Fortune Hazy IPA, Cactus Flats DDH Hazy IPA, Buffalo Plaid Baltic Porter, Pastry Slayer Imperial Stout. Buffalo Plaid Baltic Porter arrives Friday and Sleigh All Day Then IPA arrives Tuesday.
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, Curio with Foraged Neomexicanus Hops, Desert Revival Blackberry Sour, Curio with Sumac Berries.
Cans: Denim Tux Lager, Strawberry Amigo, Scenic West Hazy IPA, Cactus Flats DDH Hazy IPA with Mosaic, Pastry Slayer Imperial Stout, Sunbloom American Saison, Standin’ on a Corner in Winslow, Arizona (Hazy IPA), Chocolate Para Mesa Imperial Stout, Cactus Flats DDH Hazy IPA with Citra.
Boxing Bear Brewing Company — (505) 897-2327 (brewery), (505) 242-2327 (West Downtown), (505) 639-4983 (Tramway)
(Brewery: open daily noon-6 p.m.; West Downtown: Weds-Fri 4-6 p.m., Sat-Sun noon-6 p.m.; Tramway: open daily noon-6 p.m.)
Cans: Ambear Ale, Uppercut IPA, Black and Blue Tart, Chocolate Milk Stout, Vantablack Russian Imperial Stout, Drink the Rich Imperial Stout, Headlock Hazy IPA, Albu-Murky Haz IPA, Scotch Rocket.
Draft/Crowler Fills: All canned offerings, plus Apple Bear Hard Cider, Standing 8 Stout, Mofo Fomo Hazy IPA, Just Jonesin’ Peach Cobbler Ale, Oso Otono Oatmeal Brown Ale, Red Knuckle Irish Red, Quick Jabs Hazy IPA.
Brew Lab 101 Beer & Cider Company — (505) 962-1587
(Open daily 3-8 p.m.)
Cans/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 3.0, Blonde Bombshell, H20 Seltzer – Raspberry, Sienna Red, Strawberry Peak Cider, Blue Nebula Blueberry Cider, Beyond the Pale Ale, Merry Cranberry Cider, Hot Cider Toddy.
B2B Garden Brewery — (505) 407-2046
(Open daily 4-8 p.m.)
Growler Fills: Oso IPA, Oso Double IPA, The Duke English Pale Ale, Old Yelper Red Rye, La Cueva Mexican Lager.
Canteen Brewhouse — (505) 881-2737 (brewery), (505) 200-2344 (taproom)
(Brewery and Taproom: Mon-Thurs 3-7 p.m., Fri-Sun noon-7 p.m.)
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/cardamom), Helles Awaits, Hustle and Glow DIPA, Simcoe Pale Ale, Grundy Thunder Robust Porter, Leche Suave Milk Stout. 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, Helles Awaits, Social Capital Blackberry. All six-packs are $8.99.
News: Sources have informed us that Cantero put its brewing equipment up for sale, thus confirming that the brewpub will not reopen in 2021.
Casa Vieja Brewery — (505) 363-5176
(Thurs-Sun 3-7 p.m.)
Draft/Growler Fills: Zombie Apocalypse Lager, At Whit’s End Belgian Wit, Landslide Pale Ale, Gold Medal Hefe, The World is Nuts Coconut Stout, Spruce Tip Ale, Ghost Stout.
Cazuela’s Seafood & Mexican Grill — (505) 994-9364
(Mon closed, Tues 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Weds-Thurs closed, Fri 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Sat-Sun 9 a.m.–3 p.m.)
Draft/Growler Fills: Papacabra (Double IPA), Acapulco Gold (Mexican Lager), Chupacabra IPA, Piedra del Fuego Stoned Cream Ale, Beer for My Horses (Oatmeal Stout). These are the regular house beers. Call the number above for an updated seasonal list.
Desert Valley Brewing — (505) 899-8494
(Tues-Thurs 2-8 p.m., Fri-Sun 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 available for growler fills, and their own line of bottled cocktails, plus hand sanitizer. The kitchen is temporarily closed.
News: Multiple sources have confirmed to us that Dialogue is permanently closed.
Differential Brewing — (phone number TBA)
(Mon-Sat 5-6 p.m.)
Draft/Growler Fills: Blue Corn Cream Ale, Wheat Ale, Light Lager, Dry Stout, Amber Ale, Light Red (temporarily out), Extra Pale Ale, Pale Ale, Key Lime Cream Ale (temporarily out), Year from Helles, Nut Brown, Piñon Stout.
Enchanted Circle Brewing Taproom — (505) 433-2642
(Weds 4-6 p.m., Fri 4-6 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
(Mon-Fri 1-7 p.m., Sat-Sun noon-6 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: (house) The Most Interesting Lager in the World, Mass Ascension IPA, Perle Haggard Pilsner, Aperture Hazy Pale Ale, Scarlet Starlet Cherry Sour; (seasonal) It’s Fizzness Time Seltzer, Unstuck in Time (Hazy IPA), Choc Full Imperial Stout, Fat Guy in a Little Coat Barrel-Aged Barleywine, I’m Nectaron Burgundy?, Mountains and Mountains, Verbose Verbiage IPA, Where the Mild Things Are, Coorales Light, Kill the Sun ’19 (Horchata).
UPDATED>>>Cans: The Most Interesting Lager in the World, Cactus Wins the Lottery, Aperture Hazy Pale Ale, Mass Ascension IPA, Perle Haggard Pilsner, Scarlet Starlet, Fat Guy in a Little Coat BA Barleywine, Mountains and Mountains, Verbose Verbiage IPA, Pastel Polo (Key Lime Sour). Ruminator Doppelbock will arrive Thursday while Heart of Rubbo Schwarzbier, a small-batch run, will arrive Friday.
Bottles: Mise en Place (table saison with brett), Blue Ox (Blueberry Sour).
Flix Brewhouse — (505) 445-8500
News: Flix is closed until further notice.
Gravity Bound Brewing — (505) 308-3081
(Tues-Fri 4-8 p.m., Sat 2-8 p.m., Sun 4-8 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Where Lightning Strikes (Pilsner), Pegbox (Pale Ale), Sorry, Pumpkin (Sour), Permanent Ink (Imperial Stout), Blue Layer (Blueberry Coffee Cake Sour), Laminar Flow (Hazy DIPA), Uniform Motion (Hazy IPA), Shade Valley Sour IPA.
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.)
Draft/Growler Fills: IPA (temporarily out), American Pale Ale (temporarily out), Blonde Ale, Wheat Ale, Hazy IPA (temporarily out), Peach Wheat, Amber, Stout, Hard Seltzer, Vienna Sazzage (SMASH Lager), Pumpkin Ale, Moscow Mule Ginger Ale, Barleywine.
Cans: Peach Wheat, Pumpkin Ale, Blonde Ale, Moscow Mule Ginger Ale, Barleywine, Stout. 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
(Open daily 2-8 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Freedom Cage IPA, Wit the F, Constable Reggie, The Long Varg (Wheat), Cats from Japan (Pale Ale), Bad Interview (Lager), Black Hole’s Sun (Stout), Strategic Bankruptcy (Hazy Pale Ale), Special Shapes #4 (IPA), Rip Van Wink-Ale (Sour). The taps rotate frequently, so call ahead to make sure the lineup is still current.
Special Offers: Get $3 off an order of three crowlers by using the promo code 3CROWLERS when you purchase through the Hopps for Patrons app that you can download for your phone.
Hops Brewery — (Phone number N/A)
(Tues-Fri 4-8 p.m., Sat-Sun 2-8 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.
Special Offers: Get $3 off a three-pack of crowlers.
Kaktus Brewing — (505) 818-7285
News: Kaktus is closed until further notice.
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–8 p.m.)
Cans: (house) Elevated IPA, BEER, Slice of Hefen, Malpais Stout, Ryeot IPA, Project Dank Winter Edition; (seasonal) Luminosity Hazy IPA, Gilded Age Porter. 10 Month Barrel-Aged Baltic Porter arrives Thursday, and Terminally Chill Hazy IPA returns Friday.
Draft/Growler Fills: (house) Elevated IPA, BEER, Slice of Hefen, Malpais Stout, Ryeot IPA, Pyramid Rock Amber; (seasonal) Gilded Age, Luminosity, La Negra Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, March Hare IPA, Vienna Lager.
La Reforma Brewery — (505) 717-1361
(Open daily 11:30 a.m.–6:30 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
(Weds-Thurs 4-9 p.m., Fri-Sun 11 a.m.–9 p.m.)
News: Lava Rock has reopened after a temporary closure.
Draft/Growler Fills: 32 Bravo DIPA, Petroglyph Wit, Valles Lager, Andesite (American Light) Lager, Boca Negra Stout, Bar Uno Bully Bitter, NM Tru IPA, Brown Trout Lager, Caldera Amber, Stonehaven Scottish Ale, Pinché Cerveza, Gila Gose, Lava Juice Hazy IPA.
Lizard Tail Brewing — (505) 717-1301
(Mon 3-7 p.m., Fri 3-7 p.m.)
Draft/Growler Fills: Contact the brewery for an updated beer list.
Marble Brewery — (505) 243-2739 (downtown), (505) 508-4638 (Westside), (505) 323-4030 (Heights)
(All locations: daily 11 a.m.–9 p.m.)
Cans: IPA, Red Ale, Double White, Pilsner, Wildflower Wheat, Cerveza, Passionate Gose, Cholo Stout, Desert Fog Hazy IPA, Rita!, Winter Warmer, Reserve Ale, Mountain Fog Hazy DIPA, Double IPA.
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!, Double IPA, Eastbound and Brown, Reserve Ale, Oceanfront Property IPA, Autumn Roast Lager (Downtown and Westside only), Winter Warmer (Downtown and Westside only), Cascade Citra IPA (Downtown and Westside only), Dessert Fog (Heights and Westside only), Saison Blanc (Heights and Westside only), Bock Again (Heights and Westside only), Red Light Lager (Heights and Westside only), Aurum Lager (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, Equinox Pumpkin Spice Ale, Fest Bier, Starship Zapata Dark Lager, Lush & Aphotic Russian Imperial Stout.
Cans: Imperial Cream, Scotch Ale, Honey Chamomile Wheat.
Palmer Brewery and Cider House — (505) 508-0508
(Weds 4-8 p.m., Fri 4-8 p.m.)
Crowler/Growler Fills: Switch Stance Stout, 2 Robs Make a Rita (Gose), Special B IPA, Pool Session Pale Ale, Lowcard Lager, Conspiracy Colsch, Ala Grr (Mexican Lager).
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) Oktoberfestbier, Peach Wheat, Juicy Lucy Lager, Baltic Porter, Amarillo Pale Ale.
Cans: Blood Orange Double Wit.
Quarter Celtic Brewpub — (505) 503-1387 (brewpub), (505) 717-2536 (Juan Tabo taproom)
(Both locations open Tues-Sun 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) Raspberry Chocolate “Milg” Stout (Taproom only), Pick Your Favorites IPA (Taproom only), Vienna Fest Bier, Tropical Wolf Hazy IPA, QC Go Brach! Irish Lager, Irish Coffee Stout, St. Mikalus Dark Czech Lager (Brewpub only), 2016 Irish Handcuffs Imperial Stout, 2017 Irish Handcuffs Imperial Stout, Off the Cuff Baltic Porter.
Red Door Brewing — (505) 633-6675 (brewery), (505) 990-3029 (downtown taproom), (575) 268-3511 (Clovis taproom)
(Brewery: Mon–Sat 3-7 p.m.; Downtown Taproom: temporarily closed; Clovis Taproom: Mon–Sat 5-9 p.m.)
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, Ground Control to Major Tom Hazy IPA, Left Paw Lager (Clovis only).
Cans: Vanilla Cream Ale, Irish Red Ale, West Coast IPA, Tropical Synonyms DIPA, Full of Helles, Left Paw Lager, Ground Control to Major Tom Hazy IPA, New England IPA, Tropical Punch Paleta. Pining for Maple Breakfast Brown will arrive Friday, as will Major Tom to Ground Control, a follow-up to the previous hazy.
ReSource Brewing — (505) 312-8107
(Mon-Fri 4-7 p.m., Sat noon-6 p.m., Sun noon-5 p.m.)
32- and 64-ounce Growler Fills: Que, Swiss? Lager, Clown Car Kolsch, Moral Compass IPA, Equality Stout (on nitro), Bert Lips Schwarzbier. Welcome to the listings, ReSource! This new brewery is located at 3107 Eubank Blvd. NE, Ste. 12, just north of Candelaria. There is no charge for the growler glass at ReSource, and there is also a program where you can return your growlers so they can be cleaned and reused by the brewery.
News: The new small-batch Chameleon IPA is available for online ordering only. Go to the ReSource online site to preorder.
Rio Bravo Brewing Company — (505) 900-3909
(Open daily noon-7 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: ESB Amber, NM Piñon Coffee Porter, Beer Against Humanity IPA, Freak Juice Hazy IPA, Send it Pilsner, Lobo Louie Session IPA, Squirrel Nuts, Wee Light (Scottish Ale), Summer Honey, Sandia Guerra (Watermelon Blonde Ale), Cherry Limeade Gose, Fugazi Hazy IPA, Simple Dry Hopped Sour, Oktoberfest, Dunk-a-Chito, Imperial IPA, Dice Roll Hazy IPA.
Cans: Send It Pilsner, Freak Juice Hazy IPA, NM Piñon Coffee Porter, Squirrel Nuts, Beer Against Humanity IPA, Lobo Louie Session IPA, Oktoberfest, Chocoholic Double Chocolate Stout, Dice Roll Hazy IPA.
Sidetrack Brewing — (505) 832-7183
(Mon-Fri 3-7 p.m., Sat–Sun 1-6 p.m.)
Crowler/Growler Fills: Basecamp IPA, Strange Times Hazy Pale Ale, Pristine Pils, Malt n’ Apples, Hoppy Malt n’ Apples, In the Thick of It Stout, Brown Chicka Brown Ale.
Sobremesa — (505) 317-5557
(Open daily 11 a.m.–8 p.m.)
Crowler/Growler Fills: Hilltop Helles Lager, East Meets West IPA, Fruit Beer (Blackberry Tart), Amber, Siesta Stout, Pino Trail Pale Ale, Woundie FestBier. 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
(Tues-Sat noon-7 p.m., Sun noon-6 p.m.)
Crowler/Growler Fills: Starrstruck IPA, Starrphire Pilsner, Red Zepplin, Lampshade Porter, L.A. Woman Blonde, Somos Cerveza, Karen’s Tears DIPA, Thunderr Ale (IPA), Therewolf (Oktoberfest), There Gose Them Boyzz, Trolls in the Mist Hazy IPA, Starry Spice Holiday Spice.
Steel Bender Brewyard — (505) 433-3537
(Open daily 3-7 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler 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; (seasonal) Blackberry Dynamite, Los Ranchos Cider with hibiscus, Couch Potato IPA, Brickie American Stout, Green Ghost Pils, Mango Dynamite, The Village Idiot. ‘Tis the Saison arrives on 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, Wild & Krieky, CE-2 Cider Expedition.
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), Kettle Run – The Cantina Edition, Unfiltered SB Cider, Brickie American Stout, Mango Dynamite, Hop Fink Hazy DIPA.
Thirsty Eye Brewing — (505) 639-5831
(Tues-Sat 3-7 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Citrus Buzz (Orange Blossom Honey Wheat), El Drac IPA, Rented Tux (Vanilla Porter), El Ojo Rojo (Red Ale), Bruiser the American Pitbull Stout, Oktoberfest, Odin’s Eye, Good Gourd (Pumpkin/Cranberry ale), Biscochito Liquido, Hazy Shade of Winter.
The 377 Brewery — (505) 916-0331
(Open daily 11 a.m.–8 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
(Mon-Thurs 4-8 p.m., Fri-Sat noon-8 p.m., Sun noon-4 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) contact the brewery for a seasonal list.
Tractor Brewing Company — (505) 433-5654 (Nob Hill), (505) 243-6752 (Wells Park), (505) 361-1834 (Westside), (505) 243-6752 (Los Lunas)
(Nob Hill and Westside open Tues 1-7 p.m., Thurs-Sat 1-7 p.m.; Wells Park and Los Lunas are temporarily closed)
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, Double Plow Oatmeal Stout, Muddy Dubbel Belgian Ale, Coffee Porter, Turkey Drool, Boot Girl IPA, Lawnmower Lemon Wheat, Raspberry Hard Seltzer, Kingzilla Hazy IPA, Apricot Wheat, Monolith 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, Farmer’s Tan Red Ale, Pilsner #15. Beer four-packs are $9.95, cider four-packs are $12.
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
(Mon-Thurs 3-7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.–8:30 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.–7:30 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: (House) Wooden Teeth, Red Rye Redux, Parasol White IPA, Hopshell IPA, Metal Snake Irish Dry Stout; (Seasonal) Agri-Cola (British Mild), RauchTurtlefest, Little Boot Session IPA, Robust Arsenal Porter, Get Bock Inside, Spiced Rusticana Brown Ale. Look for Rainbow in the Dunkel soon.
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.
UPDATED>>>Cans: Bootlegger Blonde, Turquoise Trail Cream Ale, Picture Rock Porter, Ip-Ay!, Tres Amigos Pale Ale, Rowe Mesa Red, Pecos Brown, San Marcos Stout.
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.
Growler/Crowler Fills: (house) Road Runner IPA, Oatmeal Stout; (seasonal) Juicy Pale Ale, Berliner Weisse, Blue Corn Mexican Lager, Parapraxis IPA, Whiteout Stout, Oktoberfest.
Chili Line Brewing — (505) 500-7903
(Open daily 11:30 a.m.–7:30 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), Hoppy Papi (Hazy IPL).
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 Fri-Sat noon-6 p.m.)
News: HoneyMoon is still only accepting online orders only for its bottled hard kombucha.
Rowley Farmhouse Ales — (505) 428-0719
(Open daily 11:30 a.m.–7 p.m.)
Cans: Germophile (Berliner Weisse), Terrapin Transit, Germophile – Watermelon, IPA, Spa Day (Cucumber Gose), Fields of Rye.
Bottles: Terrapin Transit (Chardonnay Barrel Aged), Mixed Dubbels Curling, Greyscale – Merlot Barrel, Tea for Two, The Armenian (Fruited Sour), Reverie De Peche, [Woman Singing Aria in Latin].
Draft/Growler Fills: Agent Scully (IPA) – Season 4, Episode 2; Germophile, The Fourth Estate (Belgian Quad), Brother Nelson, Fields of Rye, Wheat Couture, Prostator Doppelbock, Meier (Lemon Gose), Spa Day, Waingro (Saison), The Armenian (Fruited Sour).
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, Adobe Igloo. Call any location for a list of current draft seasonals besides Adobe Igloo.
Cans: All of the above are available in six-pack cans, including Adobe Igloo, with Chicken Killer in four-pack cans.
Special Offers: Get a $5 growler fill with any food purchase at the brewery, Green Jeans, or Tin Can Alley.
Second Street Brewery — (505) 989-3278 (Railyard), (505) 982-3030 (original location), (505) 954-1068 (Rufina)
(Rufina: Weds-Thurs 3-8 p.m., Fri-Sun noon-8 p.m.; Original: temporarily closed; Railyard: temporarily closed)
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, Kolsch, Sloppy Sloth Sabro, Jack Plane Porter, Brown Ale, Breaking Plaid.
Draft/Growler Fills: Kolsch, 2920 IPA, Agua Fria Pilsner, Winsor Trail Pale Ale, Salvation Stout, Cobra Imperial Stout, Rod’s Steam Bitter, Black Shadow Porter, Rod’s Best Bitter, Isolator Doppelbock, Brew Wallace IPA, Hefeweizen, CerveSandia, Diablo Canyon Pale Ale, Brown Ale, Vienna Country Lager, Golden Ale, Bernsteinfarbenes Weizen, Trebuchet Imperial IPA, Gose Town.
Tumbleroot Brewery and Distillery — (505) 303-3808
(Agua Fria Taproom: Tues-Fri 4-7 p.m.)
Cans: Sunrise Lager, Sunset Hazy IPA.
Bottles: Sour Red Ale, Cherry Sour, Blackberry Brown Sour, Dry Hopped Imperial Red, Russian Imperial Stout, Brown Sour, Black Currant Brown Sour, Honey DIPA, Dry Hopped Tripel, Double Brown, Whiskey Barrel-Aged Ale.
Special Offers: With every order, get a free pocket-sized bottle of hand sanitizer.
Other breweries you need to visit
Bathtub Row Brewing — (505) 500-8381
(Mon-Thurs 2-6 p.m., Fri noon-6 p.m., Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m.)
Draft/Growler Fills: Hoppenheimer IPA, Stouty McStoutface, CojonHaze IPA, Mexi Lager, Rendija Red, Cali Common, Citra SMASH, Ladron Peak Elixir (bottles only), Holiday Bock (bottles only), 1864 XXXX Christmas Ale.
Little Toad Creek Brewing and Distilling — (575) 956-6144 (Silver City), (575) 556-9934 (Las Cruces)
(Silver City: open daily noon-8 p.m.; Las Cruces: open daily 4-9 p.m.)
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, Pendejo Porter.
Red River Brewing — (575) 754-4422
(Open daily 11 a.m.–8 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, Midnight Meadows Oatmeal Stout, Bad Medicine Honey DIPA, Boysenberry Fruity Sour Ale, Cabin Fever Pilsner, Sunshine Rye IPA, Trucker Brau Marzen, “Have you seen my phone?” Dunkel.
Sierra Blanca Brewing — (505) 832-2337
(Mon-Sat 11 a.m.–6 p.m.)
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 and Whiskey Barrel Stout will return in about a week or so for the former, and around Christmas for the latter.
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, American Lager.
Special Offers: Cases of American Lager are $19.99.
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 (TorC only), Cosmic Blonde, Irish Red, Buckhorn IPA, I Got Soul Saison (TorC only), Namakazaka Pale Ale, Cerveza Gold, Dark Skies Oatmeal Stout, Pineapple Splash, Summer Wheat (TorC only), Shade Blossom (TorC only), Monticello Green Chile Amber, High Impact IPA, Honey Winter Ale, 2019 Whiskey Barrel-Aged Honey Winter Ale, 2020 Truth Serum Barleywine, 2020 Barrel-Aged Truth Serum Barleywine.
Bottles (all at brewery only): 2018 Truth Serum, 2018 Whiskey Barrel-Aged Truth Serum, 2019 Fireside Tripel, 2019 Truth Serum, Whiskey Barrel-Aged Dripping Springs Tropical Stout, 2018 Whiskey Barrel-Aged Honey Winter Ale, 2019 Fireside Tripel, 2018 Truth Serum Barleywine, 2018 Barrel-Aged Truth Serum Barleywine, 2019 Truth Serum Barleywine, 2019 Barrel-Aged Truth Serum Barleywine, 2020 Truth Serum Barleywine, 2020 Barrel-Aged Truth Serum Barleywine.
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On December 5th, Bosque Taproom Nob Hill (Andy) told me that they will only exchange “house” growlers and they do not do growler fills. Please add this information to your Week Ahead in Beer summary if confirmed. Thanks.