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.
It’s the dead of winter, even though it doesn’t really feel like it out there. Oh, it’s chilly, but there’s no snow, and we’ve got articles popping up telling us how the current drought may lead to the Dust Bowl 2.0, which is just another case of bad history repeating itself. Anyway, here we are in winter, in the midst of stout season, and there’s a slew of hop-forward beer cans rolling off the line for this week. Because, of course, this is New Mexico, and the hopheads must be satiated, come (no) rain or shine. Bow & Arrow will get an old song stuck in your head when you snag four-packs of Through the Desert on a Horse with No Name Hazy IPA on Friday. Boxing Bear follows that on Saturday with another run of Super Cereal Hazy DIPA. Canteen says why wait for the cans, come get a crowler (or a pint) of Hop Baller IPA. Ex Novo already released its own new hazy DIPA, Punk Rawk Show, in four-packs and (UPDATE) now just released Verbose Verbiage IPA in cans again. La Cumbre takes off on Friday with Hoplaunch IPA in four-packs. Oh, and if you do need some cans that are more malt-forward, lighten up with the return of Boxing Bear’s Body Czech Pilsner and the arrival of Ex Novo’s She Sells Seashelles, the latter of which is already available.
On the new beer front this week, there some other fresh options to check out on draft. Canteen recently brought back Vamos Jugo and Irish Red. Casa Vieja has a new dry Irish stout called O’Brien Stout. (UPDATE) Gravity Bound keeps the hazy DIPA train going with Fractal Sequence, while Good for Fodder is a new Czech dark lager. High and Dry added a lager, Abacus Finch, while also bringing back Rye Orbison, this time with pistachio nuts added. (UPDATE) La Reforma goes big with La Verdad DIPA on draft. (UPDATE) Marble gets spicy with its new chipotle-pepper-infused rauchbier, Fuego. Red Door has a limited supply of Mic Czech Pilsner on tap at the brewery only. (UPDATE) Rio Bravo has more cans of its pale ale, Quarantine King. (UPDATE) Sidetrack drops two new lagers, Intergalactic IPL and El Camino (Vienna) Lager. Starr Brothers brings back its biscochito stout, Zombies in the Manger.
Up in Santa Fe, Rowley Farmhouse Ales rolled out cans of Germophile – Cherry/Vanilla. Second Street tapped more of its popular St. George IPA.
Continue reading for all the news that is fit to blog for the week of January 4.
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.
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 Tallest Trees, Strawberry Diner. 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 (Nob Hill and Telshor only).
Bow & Arrow Brewing — (505) 247-9800
(Sun-Thurs noon-6 p.m.; Fri-Sat noon-8 p.m.)
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, Tropical Fortune Hazy IPA, Cactus Flats DDH Mosaic Hazy IPA, Sunbloom American Saison, Standin’ on a Corner in Winslow, Arizona (Hazy IPA), Buffalo Plaid Baltic Porter, Pastry Slayer Imperial Stout.
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, Buffalo Plaid Baltic Porter, Darkest Cheer Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, Cactus Flats with El Dorado. A new hazy IPA, Through the Desert on a Horse with No Name, arrives Friday.
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, Headlock Hazy IPA, Scotch Rocket, Iron Lung Smoked Porter, Bear Shark West Coast IPA, Catch and Release West Coast Pale Ale, ChinHook Mountain IPA, The Red Glove Double Red Ale. Body Czech Pilsner and Super Cereal Hazy DIPA return Saturday.
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, Vantablack Russian Imperial Stout, Drink the Rich Imperial Stout, Murkito Hazy Pale Ale.
Brew Lab 101 Beer & Cider Company — (505) 962-1587
(Mon-Thurs 1:30-8:30 p.m., Fri-Sun 1-8:30 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, Blonde Bombshell, H20 Seltzer – Raspberry, Sienna Red, Strawberry Peak Cider, Blue Nebula Blueberry Cider, Beyond the Pale Ale, Merry Cranberry Cider, Hot Cider Toddy, X-IPA 3.1.
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 2-7 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 ‘n Lusty Stout, Exodus IPA, Laid Back Lager, Social Capital (with plum/peach/cardamom), Hustle and Glow DIPA, Grundy Thunder Robust Porter, Leche Suave Milk Stout, Panama Joe Coffee Stout, Vamos Jugo, Irish Red, Hop Baller IPA. 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, Dark ‘n Lusty, Leche Suave, Grundy Thunder, Panama Joe Coffee Stout. All six-packs are $8.99.
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, O’Brien 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.
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) Fat Guy in a Little Coat Barrel-Aged Barleywine, I’m Nectaron Burgundy?, Verbose Verbiage IPA, Where the Mild Things Are, Coorales Light, Kill the Sun ’19 (Horchata), Kill the Sun ’20, Kill the Sun ’20 (Raspberry), Kill the Sun ’20 (Mexican Hot Chocolate).
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, Ruminator Doppelbock, Heart of Rubbo Schwarzbier, Sons of Scotland, Kill the Sun ’20, Kill the Sun ’20 (Raspberry), Kill the Sun ’20 (Mexican Hot Chocolate), Kill the Sun ’20 (Coffee Maple), She Sells Seashelles, Punk Rawk Show, Verbose Verbiage IPA.
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 3-7 p.m., Sat-Sun noon-7 p.m.)
UPDATED>>>Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Where Lightning Strikes (Pilsner), Pegbox (Pale Ale), Permanent Ink (Imperial Stout), Blue Layer (Blueberry Coffee Cake Sour), Uniform Motion (Hazy IPA), Alpen Smoke (Porter), Shade Valley Sour IPA, Proof of Life (Vienna Lager), Finite Mathematics (Hazy DIPA), Tempered Light (Hazy DIPA), Fractal Sequence (Hazy DIPA), Good for Fodder (Czech Dark Lager).
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, Blonde Ale, Wheat Ale, Hazy IPA, Peach Wheat, Amber, Stout, Hard Seltzer, Vienna Sazzage (SMASH Lager), Pumpkin Ale, Barleywine.
Cans: Wheat Ale, Vienna Sazzage, Barleywine, Stout, Pumpkin Ale, Amber, Hazy IPA, APA. 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, The Long Varg (Wheat), Strategic Bankruptcy (Hazy Pale Ale), Special Shapes #4 (IPA), Rip Van Wink-Ale (Sour), Ghost of a Moon (Pale Ale), Skeletons vs. Unicorns (Wee Heavy), Adios Bart! (Schwarzbier), Abacus Finch (Lager), Rye Orbison with Pistachio. 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) Gilded Age Porter, Terminally Chill Hazy IPA. Hoplaunch IPA takes flight on Friday.
Draft/Growler Fills: (house) Elevated IPA, BEER, Slice of Hefen, Malpais Stout, Ryeot IPA, Pyramid Rock Amber; (seasonal) Gilded Age, Vienna Lager, Terminally Chill, Munich Dunkel.
La Reforma Brewery — (505) 717-1361
(Open daily 11:30 a.m.–8 p.m.)
UPDATED>>>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, La Verdad (DIPA). 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, Imperial Stout, G’s Juice.
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, Rita!; (seasonal) Diamant Lager, Ol’ Maverick Barleywine, Abbey Gold, Fuego, Winter Warmer (Downtown only), Eastbound and Brown (Downtown only), Imperial Stout (Downtown and Westside only), Cascade Citra IPA (Heights only), G’s Juice (Heights and Westside only), Dessert Fog (Heights and Westside only), Saison Blanc (Heights and Westside only), Bock Again (Heights and 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) Equinox Pumpkin Spice Ale, Fest Bier, Starship Zapata Dark Lager, Lush & Aphotic Russian Imperial Stout, Bird of Prey IPA.
Cans: Imperial Cream, Scotch Ale, Honey Chamomile Wheat.
Bottles: Lush & Aphotic aged on White Oak, Lush & Aphotic aged on Cacao Nibs.
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 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) Vienna Fest Bier, Tropical Wolf Hazy IPA, QC Go Brach! Irish Lager, Irish Coffee Stout, St. Mikalus Dark Czech Lager (Brewpub only), Off the Cuff Baltic Porter, Pandemic Pajamas American Stout.
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) New England IPA, Vitamin Bee IPA (Clovis only), Ground Control to Major Tom Hazy IPA, Pining for Maple Breakfast Brown, Major Tom to Ground Control Hazy IPA, Tropical Punch Paleta (Candelaria only), Mic Czech Pilsner (Candelaria 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, Major Tom to Ground Control Hazy IPA.
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, Meaty McForearms Scottish Wee Heavy (bottles only). 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: Go to the ReSource online site to preorder your growlers.
Rio Bravo Brewing Company — (505) 900-3909
(Open daily noon-7 p.m.)
UPDATED>>>Cans: Freak Juice Hazy IPA, NM Piñon Coffee Porter, Squirrel Nuts, Beer Against Humanity IPA, Lobo Louie Session IPA, Oktoberfest, Dice Roll Hazy IPA, Quarantine King.
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills only: All the canned varieties, plus ESB Amber, Send it Pilsner, Wee Light (Scottish Ale), Summer Honey, Sandia Guerra (Watermelon Blonde Ale), Cherry Limeade Gose, Fugazi Hazy IPA, Simple Dry Hopped Sour, Dunk-a-Chito, Imperial IPA, Chocoholic Double Chocolate Stout, Grab ’em by the Putin (Russian Imperial Stout).
Sidetrack Brewing — (505) 832-7183
(Mon-Fri 3-7 p.m., Sat–Sun 1-6 p.m.)
UPDATED>>>Crowler/Growler Fills: Basecamp IPA, Strange Times Hazy Pale Ale, Pristine Pils, Malt n’ Apples, Brown Chicka Brown Ale, Schwarzbier, Intergalactic IPL, El Camino (Vienna) Lager.
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, Chronically Juicy (Hazy IPA). 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, Thunderr Ale (IPA), Therewolf (Oktoberfest), There Gose Them Boyzz, Trolls in the Mist Hazy IPA, Starry Spice Holiday Spice, Zombies in the Manger (Biscochito Stout).
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.
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, The Village Idiot.
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 Haze DIPA with Galaxy.
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, Odin’s Eye, Good Gourd (Pumpkin/Cranberry ale), 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, Wells Park, and Westside open Tues 1-7 p.m., Thurs-Sat 1-7 p.m.; Los Lunas is 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, Luna De Los Muertos Imperial Stout. 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
(Weds-Sat 3:30-7:30 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
(Sun-Thurs 11 a.m.–7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.–8:30 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, Robust Arsenal Porter, Get Bock Inside, Spiced Rusticana Brown Ale, Rainbow in the Dunkel.
Special Offers: All beers, save for Hopshell and Wooden Teeth, are now $1 off regular pint prices and off happy hour prices, until the tanks run dry.
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. These batches of Bootlegger and Turquoise Trail are made with ingredients (barley, hops, yeast) that are all grown here in New Mexico.
Cans: Bootlegger Blonde, Turquoise Trail Cream Ale, Picture Rock Porter, Ip-Ay!, Tres Amigos Pale Ale, Rowe Mesa Red, Pecos Brown, San Marcos Stout, Lizard Queen Imperial Blonde.
News: You can now find cans of Beer Creek’s finest at Black Mesa Winery, The Liquid Company, Kelly Liquor Barn, Rodeo Plaza Liquors, and LA (Los Alamos) Liquors.
Special Offers: Get growler fills of Mucho Gluto and Right Foot for $8 for a 64-ounce, or $4 for a 32-ounce.
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, IPA, Fields of Rye, Full Blooded Florida, Maple Mornings Stout, Janet’s Brown Ale, Dark Hedges (Imperial Stout), Germophile – Cherry/Vanilla.
Bottles: Terrapin Transit (Chardonnay Barrel Aged), 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, Prostator Doppelbock, Meier (Lemon Gose), Spa Day (Cucumber Gose), Waingro (Saison), The Armenian (Fruited Sour), Maple Mornings Stout, Janet’s Brown Ale, Dark Hedges (Imperial Stout), Germophile – Cherry/Vanilla.
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 and Black IPA, 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), Dragon’s Blood Sour, Oktoberforest, Kolsch, Jack Plane Porter, Brown Ale, Breaking Plaid, Low Winter Sun, Sloppy Sloth Citra Hazy IPA.
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, St. George IPA.
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, CojonHaze IPA, Mexi Lager, Rendija Red, Cali Common, Citra SMASH, Patriot Porter, Little Bird Blonde, Ladron Peak Elixir (also bottles), Holiday Bock (also bottles), 1864 XXXX Christmas Ale (also bottles).
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.)
News: RRBC was forced to temporarily close on Monday after two staff members tested positive for COVID-19. Check the brewery’s Facebook page for further updates.
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, Blackout Ale.
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, 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, American Lager, Whiskey Barrel Stout.
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, Namakazaka Pale Ale, Cerveza Gold, 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, Wicked Wee Heavy.
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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Sad to see in the Week Ahead in Beer that the cold spell has not yet killed off the Haze Craze and we still don’t have Stouts and Porters for the season 😦
Fun fact! I’m pretty sure I spotted a Little Toad Creek shirt on the Frog Jumping Episode of “We Are the Champions” (Netflix).