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 2019, when pandemics were only in movies, there was a lovely emerging synergy between local breweries and The Curse, the main supporters group for New Mexico United. Well, as some might have noticed, the relationship between The Curse and Starr Brothers ended last summer (let us not rehash the why), leaving many folks wondering where fans would gather to watch road games this season. Sure, The Curse was still partnered with Brew Lab 101 in Rio Rancho, Hollow Spirits in Wells Park, Second Street Rufina in Santa Fe, and just added Bathtub Row in Los Alamos, but what about the most populous part of Albuquerque? That question has been answered as The Curse will be holding a season kickoff party inside the Santa Fe Brewing taproom at Tin Can Alley this Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. This will become the official watch party site for fans in the Northeast Heights, starting with the season opener on the road May 1 versus Rio Grande Valley. For this Saturday, there will be merchandise, Curse membership signups, and of course plenty of beer from SFBC and food from the other Tin Can Alley vendors. We love that our breweries continue to be seen as the best possible partners for our state’s soccer team.
As for can releases this week, things seem a bit hoppy, with one big stout and a flavored cider thrown in for good measure. Bow & Arrow drops two this week, with Peanut Provisions, a salted peanut butter imperial stout, on Thursday, and Cactus Flats Hazy IPA with Sabro hops on Friday. Boxing Bear is getting Totally Cereal again with the return of its hazy IPA on Saturday. Canteen is raising money for charity with the six-pack release of Trail Angel Pale Ale this Thursday, which just happens to be Earth Day. Ex Novo has a limited supply of its Oregon flagship beer, Eliot IPA, now in stock in Corrales. Tractor brings back Rosé Cider in cans this Thursday.
On the new draft beer front this week, there some fresh options to check out for pints or crowler/growler fills. Casa Vieja doubles up with Blue X2 Blue Corn Ale. Differential resurrects A Year from Helles. Gravity Bound just tapped Easily Enticed, a Thai ice tea-inspired sour. High and Dry has more Pilsner Hardly Know Her and added Yellow Talon seltzer with kumquat. La Cumbre tapped some Spring Cream Ale. Marble added a new stout, Moose. Nexus brought back Bird of Prey IPA. Palmer just tapped a new Hazy IPA. Ponderosa should have Maibock available by this weekend. Rio Bravo is dreaming of vacation with Tropical Sunshine Hazy IPA. Sidetrack tries again with Further West IPA Version 2. Starr Brothers brings back Trolls in the Mist Hazy IPA. Thirsty Eye rolls out A Nice Little Brown Ale. Tractor will get you in the mood for some Mortal Kombat with Scorpion Hazy IPA coming out this Thursday. Turtle Mountain collaborated with Proximity Malts to create Cosmic Campground Black IPA, while also keeping things delectably dark with Stoutly Manner American Stout.
Up in Santa Fe, Second Street recently tapped its collaboration with the CNM brewing students and La Capilla Hop Farm, made with the first pelletized New Mexico-grown hops, and appropriately called it La Capilla Chinook Pale Ale. Tumbleroot thought up the appropriate beer for customers returning to the Agua Fria taproom, Patio Pale Ale. Over in Los Alamos, Bathtub Row has more Anniversary Lager on draft. Down south, Truth or Consequences Brewing is feeling quite springy with Mango Bloom, a fruited wheat.
(WEEKEND UPDATES) There are a few new draft-only options around town. Bombs Away goes big with H-Bomb Hefe. La Cumbre brings back An Extra Slice of Hefen. Marble is getting a jump on the season with Summer Ale. Sidetrack rolls out the tasty Bounce to the ESBeat and MX Dark Lager. Sobremesa kneels before Queen’s Dream Strawberry Gose. Up in Santa Fe, Rowley Farmhouse Ales tapped Arbordale Belgian IPA.
Continue reading for all the news that is fit to blog for the week of April 19.
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: Seco Stout, Bug Juice Sour, Best Coast IPA (temporarily out), Parasol Light Ale, Diablo del Oro, The Blonde.
Alien Brew Pub — (505) 884-1116
(Open daily 11 a.m.–8 p.m.)
News: Alien Brew Pub is open for takeout and indoor dining. 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-Sun 4-9 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, Irish Red, Imperial Porter, Cherry Sour.
Bombs Away Beer Company — (505) 554-3204
(Open daily 11 a.m.–7 p.m.)
UPDATED>>>Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: BABC IPA, Willie Pete Wit, Proximity Pilsner, Actuator IPA, All Clear! (Apple Beer), High Speed Low Drag Lager, S.A.F. Lemon Blackberry Shandy, Tallboy ESB, Danger Dort, Frag Out Imperial Stout, Low Order Porter, American Lager, Operation Single Hop IPA, Night Ops (Black) DIPA, Independence Amber, The RED Ale. This Friday, S.A.F. Pomegranate will replace the Lemon Blackberry Shandy, H-Bomb Hefe.
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: Sun-Thurs 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.–10 p.m.; North: Sun-Thurs 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.–10 p.m; Las Cruces Public House: Mon-Fri 3-9 p.m., Sat-Sun noon-9 p.m.; Las Cruces Telshor: Mon-Fri 3-9 p.m., Sat-Sun noon-9 p.m.; Restoration Pizza: open daily noon-8 p.m.; Santa Fe Market Station: Mon-Fri 3-8 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.–6 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, Cide Bae Spiced Cider.
Draft/Growler Fills: All year-round cans plus Jaja Horchata, Wolf Pack of One, Short Legged Stork (Hazy IPA), Low-key Highbrau (Helles).
Bow & Arrow Brewing — (505) 247-9800
(Mon-Weds 3-8 p.m., Thurs-Sat 1-10 p.m., Sun 1-8 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: (house) Denim Tux Lager, Visionland Amber Ale, Savage Times Sour IPA, Strawberry Amigo Sour; (seasonal) Cosmic Arrow Brett Saison, Desert Water with key lime puree, Desert Water with apple cinnamon, Scenic West Hazy IPA, Buffalo Plaid Baltic Porter, Hola Hazy IPA, Bummin’ Around the Badlands Bohemian Pilsner, Across the Deserts Bare I’ve Breathed the Mountain Air Hazy IPA, Sunbloom American Saison, Coffee Club: The Burn, Cactus Flats with Azacca.
Bottles: Cosmic Arrow Brett Saison, Fast as You Red Sour, Desert Revival Blackberry Sour, Anatomy of an Arrow, Ranch Debris Raspberry Sour, Strange Country Dark Sour.
Cans: Denim Tux Lager, Strawberry Amigo, Scenic West Hazy IPA, Darkest Year Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, Bummin’ Around the Badlands Bohemian Pilsner, Coffee Club: The Burn, Desert Water, Savage Times Sour IPA, Goes Well With Queso Double Hazy IPA, Cactus Flats with Azacca. Sunbloom American Saison East X Southwest, Hola Hazy IPA, The Light of Western Stars Hazy IPA, Neon West IPA. Peanut Provisions Salted Peanut Butter Imperial Stout drops Thursday, and Cactus Flats Hazy IPA with Sabro arrives Friday.
Boxing Bear Brewing Company — (505) 897-2327 (brewery), (505) 242-2327 (West Downtown), (505) 639-4983 (Tramway)
(Brewery: open daily noon-10 p.m.; West Downtown: Sun-Weds noon-8 p.m., Thurs-Sat noon-10 p.m.; Tramway: open daily noon-10 p.m.)
Cans: Ambear Ale, Uppercut IPA, Black and Blue Tart, Chocolate Milk Stout, Headlock Hazy IPA, Body Czech Pilsner, Iron Lung Smoked Porter, Catch and Release West Coast Pale Ale, The Red Glove Double Red Ale, Super Cereal Hazy DIPA, Slow Burn Coffee Oso Otoño, Standing 8 Stout, Blood Orange Pale Ale, Red Knuckle Irish Red, Peanut Butter Chocolate Milk Stout, New Mexi-kolsch, Spacewalk IPA, Bear-Queño IPA. Totally Cereal Hazy IPA arrives Saturday.
Draft/Crowler Fills: All canned offerings, plus Apple Bear Hard Cider, Murkito Hazy Pale Ale, Just Jonesin’ Peach Cobbler Ale (West Downtown only), Mofo Fomo Hazy IPA (Tramway only), Quick Jabs Hazy IPA (Tramway only), Slow Burn Coffee Oso Otoño on nitro (West Downtown and Tramway only), Hallertau Blanc Lager, Red Knuckle on nitro, Cash Me Outside Apricot Wheat, Huell Melon Lager, Guava Gose, Oktobearfest (Marzen), Hairy Mit Hefeweizen.
Brew Lab 101 Beer & Cider Company — (505) 962-1587
(Mon-Thurs 2-9 p.m., Fri-Sat 1-9 p.m., Sun 1-8 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 Pissah NEIPA, Walter Wit, Blonde Bombshell, H20 Seltzer – (Various Flavors), Strawberry Peak Cider, Blue Nebula Blueberry Cider, Beyond the Pale Ale, X-IPA 4.0, Ludicrous Speed Scotch Ale, Just Peachy Cider, RR40 Anniversary Irish Red, The Singularity Imperial Stout.
B2B Garden Brewery — (505) 407-2046
(Open daily 11 a.m.–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 2-8 p.m., Fri-Sat noon-9 p.m., Sun noon-8 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, Canteen Apple Cider, Helles Awaits, Raspberry Wheat, Irish Red, Radiohead IPA, Trail Angel Pale Ale.
Cans: Exodus IPA, Dougie-Style Amber, High Plains Pils, Laid Back Lager, Flashback IPA. Trail Angel Pale Ale six-packs arrive Thursday.
Casa Vieja Brewery — (505) 363-5176
(Thurs-Sun 3-8 p.m.)
Draft/Growler Fills: Zombie Apocalypse Lager, Ghost Stout, Mon Cherry Cherry Wheat, Gold Medal Hefe, At Whit’s End Belgian Wit, The World is Nuts Coconut Stout, Blue X2 Blue Corn Ale.
Cazuela’s Seafood & Mexican Grill — (505) 994-9364
(Mon closed, Tues 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Weds-Thurs closed, Fri 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.–5:30 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.
Differential Brewing — (phone number TBA)
(Weds-Sat 2-7 p.m.)
Draft/Growler Fills: Blue Corn Cream Ale, Extra Pale Ale, Pale Ale, Piñon Stout, Irish Red Ale, Rice Lager, A Year from Helles.
Enchanted Circle Brewing Taproom — (505) 433-2642
(Sun-Thurs noon-9 p.m., Fri noon-10 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, Perle Haggard Pilsner, Aperture Hazy Pale Ale, Scarlet Starlet Cherry Sour, Puff Puff Passion; (seasonal) ‘Cot Red Handed (Apricot Wheat), Death to Dullahan (nitro), Bock Holliday (Maibock), V for Vienna Lager, Krispy’s Kolsch, Threat Level: Turquoise IPA, Easy Come Easy Go Bohemian Pilsner, Make it So(ur), Where the Mild Things Are, Bury Me in Smoke Hazy IPA.
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, Kill the Sun ’20 (Raspberry), Kill the Sun ’20 (Mexican Hot Chocolate), Kill the Sun ’20 (Coffee Maple), Puff Puff Passion, Stevo Shot First (Imperial Red), Sowing Season Chai Porter, ‘Cot Red Handed (Apricot Wheat), Krispy’s Kolsch, Bury Me in Smoke Hazy IPA, Intergalactic Pale Reality, Eliot IPA.
Bottles: Blue Ox (Blueberry Sour), Mise en Place, De-Vine Malbec Sour, Platypus Dream Pinot Sour.
Flix Brewhouse — (505) 445-8500
News: Flix is closed until further notice.
Gravity Bound Brewing — (505) 308-3081
(Weds-Fri 3-10 p.m., Sat noon-10 p.m., Sun noon-9 p.m.)
News: Take note of the new hours above, as Gravity Bound is temporarily closing on Mondays and Tuesdays until additional brewing equipment arrives. Basically, you’re drinking them out of beer too fast for brewer Cameron Frigon to keep up.
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Where Lightning Strikes (Pilsner), Proof of Life (Vienna Lager), Young in the Eyes (Hop-forward Lager), East of Law (Hazy DIPA), Fractured Forearm (Hazy DIPA), Easily Enticed (Thai Iced Tea Sour).
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: American Pale Ale, Blonde Ale, Wheat Ale, Hazy IPA, Peach Wheat, Amber, Stout, Hard Seltzer, Vienna Saazage (SMASH Lager), Pumpkin Ale, Barleywine, Moscow Mule Ginger Ale, O’Danny Boys Red.
Cans: Pumpkin Ale, APA, Blonde, Moscow Mule Ginger Ale, Peach Wheat, Hard Seltzer Mixed Pack, O’Danny Boys Red, Hazy IPA. 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: The Long Varg (Wheat), Special Shapes #4 (IPA), Ghost of a Moon (Pale Ale), Rye Orbison, Black Hole’s Son (Stout), Fradulent Zodiac (Pale Ale), Cry in the Sun (Fruited Ale), Me Again Baby (Lager), True Affection (IPA), Europe Who? (Dark Lager), Hurry Sundown (Wheat), Disharmonius Red IPA, Pilsner Hardly Know Her, Yellow Talon Seltzer (with Kumquat).
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 Los Ranchos.
Special Offers: Get $3 off a three-pack of crowlers.
Kaktus Brewing — (505) 818-7285
(Mon-Thurs 2-9 p.m., Fri 2-10 p.m., Sat-Sun 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Helles Lager, London Porter, James Blonde, Puddle Stomper IPA, Amber, Stout, ESB.
Bottle-Conditioned Beers: Bigger Ben ESB, Imperial Stout, Barleywine.
News: Kaktus will have live music on the patio every Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. Contact the brewery for more info.
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 Spring Edition; (seasonal) Hoplaunch IPA, Acclimated APA, Electro City Hazy DIPA, Sun Fade Hazy IPA.
UPDATED>>>Draft/Growler Fills: (house) Elevated IPA, BEER, Slice of Hefen, Malpais Stout, Ryeot IPA, Pyramid Rock Amber; (seasonal) Hoplaunch IPA, Acclimated APA, Father Nelson Triple IPA, Dortmunder, Promise IPA, Hell Froze Over Brown Ale, Spring Cream Ale, An Extra Slice of Hefen.
La Reforma Brewery — (505) 717-1361
(Open daily 11:30 a.m.–8 p.m.)
Draft/Growler Fills: La Ref Lager, Maximillian (Dunkel), Turbia (Hazy IPA), Hi-Wit, Mexican Chocolate Stout, Bomba Scotch Ale (also available on nitro), La Guayabera Guava Gose, La Neta (DIPA), Blackberry Beret, Cardamom Coffee Brown Ale (also available on nitro). 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.)
Draft/Growler Fills: 32 Bravo DIPA, Petroglyph Wit, Valles Lager, Andesite (American Light) Lager, Boca Negra Stout, NM Tru IPA, Brown Trout Lager, Caldera Amber, Stonehaven Scottish Ale, Pinché Cerveza, Gila Gose, Lava Juice Hazy IPA, Barrel-Aged Seismic Stout.
Lizard Tail Brewing — (505) 717-1301
(Mon-Sat noon-10 p.m., Sun noon-9 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.–10 p.m.)
Cans: IPA, Red Ale, Double White, Pilsner, Wildflower Wheat, Cerveza, Passionate Gose, Cholo Stout, Desert Fog Hazy IPA, Rita!, Safeword IPA, Kush Water Hazy DIPA.
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) Barrel Garcia, Dolla Dolla Cream Ale, Peach Wheat, Tarantino’s Best Bitter, Moose (Stout), Kush Water Hazy DIPA, Summer Ale, Eastbound & Brown (Heights and Westside only), Ol’ Maverick Barleywine (Heights and Westside only), G’s Juice (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, Starship Zapata Dark Lager, Burque Sunrise Light Lager, Trampled by Tangerines American Wheat, Bird of Prey IPA.
Cans: Imperial Cream, Scotch Ale, Honey Chamomile Wheat.
Palmer Brewery and Cider House — (505) 508-0508
(Tues-Weds 3-9 p.m., Thurs-Fri 3-9:30 p.m. Sat noon-9:30 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.–5 p.m.)
Crowler/Growler Fills: Milk Stout, 2 Robs Make a Rita (Gose), Special B IPA, Pool Session Pale Ale, Lowcard Lager, Conspiracy Colsch, Ala Grr (Mexican Lager), Lil Bro IPA, Double Hazy IPA.
Ponderosa Brewing Co. — (505) 639-5941 (brewery), (505) 361-1669 (El Vado Taproom)
(Brewery: daily 11:30 a.m.–8 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) Amarillo Pale Ale, Pilsner, Raspberry Wheat, Black IPL. Maibock will replace Amarillo Pale Ale by this weekend.
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) St. Mikalous Dark Czech Lager (Brewpub only), Off the Cuff Baltic Porter, Pandemic Pajamas American Stout, Gan Ainm Bohemian Pilsner, Clark Hazy IPA, Prince of Dortness, Märzen.
Red Door Brewing — (505) 633-6675 (brewery), (505) 990-3029 (downtown taproom), (575) 268-3511 (Clovis taproom)
(Brewery: Weds-Fri 2-8 p.m., Sat-Sun noon-6 p.m.; Downtown Taproom: Sun-Tues 2-8 p.m., Fri-Sat 2-9 p.m.; Clovis Taproom: Tues–Sat 11 a.m.–2 p.m., 5-8 p.m.)
News: This Saturday will mark the final day of operation for the original taproom and brewery. There will be a low-key “going away” party. We will be interviewing the command staff on Thursday and will have a Friday article on what’s next for Red Door, which is keeping its downtown and Clovis taprooms open, with a new brewing location.
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, 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.
Cans: Vanilla Cream Ale, Irish Red Ale, West Coast IPA, 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, House of the Hoppy Vol. 1 (DIPA), Mail Order Russian Imperial Stout with vanilla beans, almond, coconut and cocoa nibs, Bleeding Heart Show (Paleta Series), Peanut Butter Imperial Stout, Left Handed Scissors Hazy IPA.
Bottles: Mail Order Russian Imperial Stout.
ReSource Brewing — (505) 312-8107
(Tues-Thurs 3-7 p.m., Fri 3-8 p.m., Sat noon-8 p.m., Sun noon-6 p.m.)
Draft/32- and 64-ounce Growler Fills: Que, Swiss? Lager, Clown Car Kolsch, Moral Compass IPA, Equality Stout (on nitro, not available for growlers), Bert Lips Schwarzbier, Meerkat Got Moves (Small-Batch Cold IPA). 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.
Bottles: Troll’s Tongue Norwegian Farmhouse Ale (limited availability).
News: Go to the ReSource online site to preorder your growlers.
Rio Bravo Brewing Company— (505) 900-3909
(Open daily 11 a.m.–10 p.m.)
Cans: Freak Juice Hazy IPA, Squirrel Nuts, Beer Against Humanity IPA, Lobo Louie Session IPA, Send it Pilsner, Quarantine King.
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills only: All the canned varieties, plus NM Piñon Coffee Porter, ESB Amber, Cherry Limeade Gose, Chocoholic Double Chocolate Stout, Pale Ale, Vienna Lager, Hefeweizen, Tropical Sunshine Hazy IPA.
Sidetrack Brewing— (505) 832-7183
(Mon-Fri 3-9 p.m., Sat-Sun 1-9 p.m.)
UPDATED>>>Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Basecamp IPA, MX Lager, Pub Ale, A Tribe Called Kolsch, NZ Pils, Further West Cold IPA Version 2, Bounce to the ESBeat, MX Dark Lager.
Sobremesa — (505) 317-5557
(Open daily 11 a.m.–8 p.m.)
UPDATED>>>Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Hilltop Helles Lager, East Meets West IPA, Atrisco Amber, Siesta Stout, La Mesa Negra, Lullaby Dry Stout (Nitro), Small Ball Lager, Dubs Up West Coast DIPA, Queen’s Dream Strawberry Gose. 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-10 p.m., Sun noon-8 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Starrstruck IPA, Red Zepplin, Lampshade Porter, L.A. Woman Blonde, Starry Spice Holiday Spice, Zombies in the Manger (Biscochito Stout), Don’t Fear the RIPA, Brown Chicken Brown Cow, Poubelle Blanche (Belgian White), Somos Cerveza, Trolls in the Mist Hazy IPA.
Steel Bender Brewyard — (505) 433-3537
(Open daily noon-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, Blue Bullet Stout (Nitro), Steel Bender Cider; (seasonal) Brickie American Stout, Good Gose!, Hummingbird Pils, The Judy, Tangerine Dynamite, Shine On Saison, Hop Fink Haze DIPA with Pacific Sunrise hops.
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 (bottle conditioned).
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, Hummingbird Pils, Tangerine Dynamite, Hop Fink Haze DIPA with Pacific Sunrise hops.
Thirsty Eye Brewing — (505) 639-5831
(Tues-Thurs 3-7 p.m., Fri-Sat 3-8 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Citrus Buzz (Orange Blossom Honey Wheat), El Drac IPA, Rented Tux (Vanilla Porter), El Ojo Rojo (Red Ale), Odin’s Eye, Kissed by a Porter, Father O’Malley’s Holy Water (Irish Dry Stout on nitro), Up and Coming Blonde (fruited with kumquats), A Nice Little Brown Ale.
The 377 Brewery — (505) 916-0331
(Open daily 11 a.m.–8 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: 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-Sat noon-9 p.m., Sun noon-7 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) Prickly Pom, Slim Hazy.
Tractor Brewing Company — (505) 433-5654 (Nob Hill), (505) 243-6752 (Wells Park), (505) 361-1834 (Westside), (505) 243-6752 (Los Lunas)
(Nob Hill: Open daily noon-10 p.m.; Wells Park: Tues-Thurs 2-9 p.m., Fri-Sat 2-10 p.m., Sun 2-9 p.m.; Westside: Tues-Thurs 2-8 p.m., Fri-Sat 2-9 p.m., Sun 1-7 p.m.; Los Lunas: Weds-Sat 2-9 p.m.)
Draft/Growler Fills: (house) Acreage IPA, New Mexican Lager, Haymaker Honey Wheat, Pilsner #15, Mustachio Milk Stout, Sod Buster Pale Ale, Delicious Red Apple Cider, Berry Cider; (seasonal) Blood Orange Cider, 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, Scotcholate. Scorpion Hazy IPA and Rosé Cider arrive Thursday.
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. Rosé Cider returns this Thursday
Turquoise Trail Brewing — (505) 717-1184
(Weds-Sat 3:30-7:30 p.m.)
News: Yes, Turquoise Trail has reopened!
Draft/Growler Fills: Run off with a Blonde, Audrey’s Red, 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) Spiced Rusticana Brown Ale, Double Mint Peach Sour DIPA, Splittin’ Aces 22nd Anniversary Double IPL, Widespread Haze IPA, Cosmic Campground Black IPA, Stoutly Manner American Stout.
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, Black Wedding Black IPA, Turquoise Trail Cream Ale, Pecos Brown, Ducks in a Row Dark Lager (Schwarzbier), Lone Butte Lager, Dragon King Imperial Stout, Red Racer Imperial Red. 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, Black Wedding Black IPA, Dragon King Imperial Stout, Red Racer Imperial Red, Prince Jack Imperial Porter.
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.
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.
Hidden Mountain Brewing (formerly Blue Corn Brewery) — (505) 438-1800
(Weds-Sun 11:30 a.m.–8 p.m.)
News: The remodeling of Blue Corn went beyond new carpets and furniture, as the long-time brewpub has been renamed, with a new focus on barbecue for its food menu.
Draft/Growler/Crowler Fills: Mexican Lager, Berliner Weisse, Juicy Pale Ale, Mango Lime Saison, Key Lime Occupy Sour, Belgian Wit, Road Runner IPA, The Good Life Dubbel, Prieta Mexican Lager, Hidden Mountain Stout, Nevertheless Nebulous IPA.
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, Full Blooded Florida, Maple Mornings Stout, Germophile – Cherry/Vanilla, Gumption (DIPA), El Pastor (Lager).
Bottles: Terrapin Transit (Chardonnay Barrel Aged), The Armenian (Fruited Sour), Reverie De Peche, [Woman Singing Aria in Latin], Greyscale – Merlot Barrel, Tea for Two.
UPDATED>>>Draft: Agent Scully (IPA) – Season 4, Episode 2; Germophile, 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, Gumption (DIPA), Full Blooded Florida, Petite Blanche – Foeder Base, El Pastor (Lager), Arbordale Belgian IPA.
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, Santa Fhazy IPA. 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: Mon-Fri 4-10 p.m., Sat noon-10 p.m., 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, Mylodon Hazy DIPA, Sloppy Sloth Sabro Hazy IPA, The Lion Imperial Stout, The Cobra Imperial Stout.
Draft/Growler Fills: IPA, Kolsch, Cream Stout, 2920 IPA, Black Shadow Porter, Rod’s Best Bitter, Brown Ale, Golden Ale, Bernsteinfarbenes Weizen, Trebuchet Imperial IPA, Gose Town, St. George IPA, British Mild, Double X ESB, Sloppy Sloth Citra Hazy IPA, Sloppy Sloth Sabro Hazy IPA, La Capilla Chinook Pale Ale.
Tumbleroot Brewery and Distillery — (505) 303-3808
(Agua Fria Taproom: Thurs-Sat 4-11 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.
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Patio Pale Ale.
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, Irish Stout, Little Bird Blonde, Magdalena Beer, CojonHaze IPA, Brown Ale, Primo Pilsner, Anniversary Lager.
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, 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, Plum Fruity Sour Ale, Campfire Cream Ale, Blackout Ale, Angry Bear Blonde, Prospector Porter.
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, Peanut Butter Porter, Toasted Coconut Porter.
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, Dos Hefe.
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, Cosmic Blonde, Irish Red, Buckhorn IPA, Shade Blossom, 2019 Fireside Tripel, 2020 Truth Serum Barleywine, Palomas Porter, Alivio Lager, Hourglass Imperial Red, Mothership IPA, Mango Bloom.
Bottles (all at brewery only): 2018 Truth Serum, 2018 Whiskey Barrel-Aged Truth Serum, 2019 Fireside Tripel, 2019 Truth Serum, 2019 Truth Serum Barleywine, 2019 Barrel-Aged Truth Serum Barleywine, 2020 Truth Serum Barleywine, 2020 Barrel-Aged Truth Serum Barleywine.
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