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.
This week is kind of a hodgepodge of different little things, rather than one jumbo thing with which to lead this here roundup. First up, while checking on the current beer lineup on Marble’s website, something caught my eye. There, at each taproom this weekend, a band is on the live events schedule. It has been a long time since we saw bands return just for the sake of playing music, as opposed to being specifically tied to a fundraiser or beer release. Check the listings below to see who is where and when, and don’t forget to start checking out other live music venues around Albuquerque. We can already tell you that we are quite excited to go see Red Mesa, The Horned God, and Blue Heron this Friday night at Launchpad. We also know that Tumbleroot is hosting an outdoor concert on Sunday evening, so keep an eye on your venues, too, Santa Fe! For every other brewery around town, if you again want us to start listing your live events, please update your websites or the events tab on your Facebook page.
But, what about festivals, you ask? Well, the first outdoor festival since 2019 is going down this Saturday in Bernalillo. Kaktus is bringing back the Farm House Ale Event, and we will have a lot more details this Thursday.
As for new can releases this week, there are only a couple announced so far. Rio Bravo has decided to Taste the Rainbow, a tangerine creamsicle ale. Steel Bender brings back a summer favorite in Peach Dynamite on Thursday. (UPDATE) Bow & Arrow will release Neon West II, its West Coast IPA, on Friday.
On the new draft beer front this week, there some additional fresh options to check out for pints or crowler/growler fills. Bow & Arrow taps Besos Mexican Lager on Friday. Gravity Bound has a new batch of its Vienna lager, Proof of Life, now on tap. Harmon Lane rolls out Blood Orange IPA and The Sun’s Hot IPA. Kaktus tapped a tasty new Maibock. La Cumbre added Bicameral Hazy Pale Ale. (UPDATE) Marble released some refreshing Guava Wheat. Sidetrack threw some Basecamp IPA into a cask and dry hopped it with Citra for a special release today (Wednesday) and also (UPDATE) tapped Crystal Method Lager. Sobremesa should have a Northern English Brown Ale on tap soon, exact name TBD. Turtle Mountain added Allegedly Blonde.
Up in Santa Fe, (UPDATE) Second Street will be releasing its popular Winsor Trail Pale Ale in six-pack cans on Friday. Over in Los Alamos, Bathtub Row wants to win another “best beer name” award with DIPAcabra.
(WEEKEND UPDATES) Bombs Away brings back K98 Kolsch on draft. Boxing Bear puckers up with Lemon Gose. Gravity Bound rolled out Anna Fest (Kellerbier) and Half Past (Dark Lager). Sidetrack took some Simcoe hops and dry hopped their way into creating Simkolsch. Toltec shines with LimeLight Lager.
Continue reading for all the news that is fit to blog for the week of June 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
(Sun-Thurs 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.–9 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: Mon 3-10 p.m., Tues-Thurs 3 p.m.–midnight, Fri 3 p.m.–2 a.m., Sat 1 p.m.–2 a.m., Sun 4-10 p.m.; Heights Brewpub: Mon-Thurs 3-10 p.m., Fri-Sat noon-11 p.m., Sun noon-10 p.m.; Los Alamos: Tues-Weds 4-8 p.m., Thurs 3-10 p.m., Fri-Sat noon-10 p.m., Sun noon-6 p.m.)
Draft/Growler Fills: Dr. Strangehop IPA, True Blue Pilsner, Bell Ringer Hazy IPA, Duke City Steam Lager, Ala Lager, Blackberry Cider, Irish Red, Hibiscus Cider, Apricot Sour, Zeus Juice White IPA.
Bombs Away Beer Company — (505) 554-3204
(Sun-Weds 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Thurs-Sat 11 a.m.–9 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, Tallboy ESB, Frag Out Imperial Stout, Low Order Porter, Operation Single Hop IPA, Night Ops (Black) DIPA, Independence Amber, The RED Ale, S.A.F. Pomegranate, H-Bomb Hefe, Initiator Light Lager, K98 Kolsch.
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, Bosque Burro, Hot Commodity.
Draft/Growler Fills: All year-round cans, plus Bosque Burro, In Search of Grapeness (all but Nob Hill), Low-key Highbrau (Las Cruces Telshor only), The Tallest Duck Pale Ale.
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, Hola Hazy IPA V.3, Bummin’ Around the Badlands Bohemian Pilsner, Cactus Flats with Sabro, Neon West IPA, Peanut Provisions Salted Peanut Butter Imperial Stout, Cosmic Ruins Czech Dark Lager. Besos Mexican Lager arrives on Friday.
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, Peanut Provisions Salted Peanut Butter Imperial Stout, Cosmic Ruins Czech Dark Lager, Hola Hazy IPA V.3, Macho Triple Hazy IPA, A Thousand Miles from Nowhere Hazy IPA. Neon West II IPA arrives Friday.
Live Music: Saturday—Antonio Marquez & The Last Detail, Cochino Raindog, The Roswells, time TBA
Boxing Bear Brewing Company — (505) 897-2327 (brewery), (505) 242-2327 (West Downtown), (505) 639-4983 (Tramway), (505) 503-6341 (Firestone)
(Brewery: Mon-Weds 3-10 p.m., Thurs-Sat noon-10 p.m., Sun noon-8 p.m.; Firestone: Mon-Thurs 3-10 p.m., Fri-Sat noon-10 p.m., Sun noon-8 p.m.; West Downtown: Mon-Weds 3-10 p.m., Thurs-Sat noon-11 p.m., Sun noon-8 p.m.; Tramway: Mon-Thurs noon-10 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.–10 p.m.)
Cans: (Year-round) Ambear Ale, Uppercut IPA, Black and Blue Tart, Chocolate Milk Stout, Headlock Hazy IPA, Body Czech Pilsner; (Seasonal) SMASH for Stache Motueka IPA, New Mexi-kolsch, Sucker Punch DIPA.
UPDATED>>>Draft/Crowler Fills: All year-round canned offerings, plus Apple Bear Hard Cider, Red Knuckle (West Downtown/Tramway only), New Mexi-kolsch, Totally Cereal Hazy IPA (all but Firestone), SMASH for Stache Motueka IPA, Cash Me Outside Apricot Wheat, Huell Melon Lager (all but Tramway), Guava Gose, OktoBEARfest, Hairy Mit Hefeweizen, Peanut Butter Chocolate Milk Stout (West Downtown only), Red Knuckle Irish Red (West Downtown and Tramway only), HeadButt Hazy IPA, Lucille Pale Ale, P.U.B. (Pineapple Upside-down Beer), Lemon Gose.
Brew Lab 101 Beer & Cider Company — (505) 962-1587
(Mon-Thurs 2-10 p.m., Fri 2-11 p.m., Sat noon-11 p.m., Sun noon-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 5.0, Ludicrous Speed Scotch Ale, Just Peachy Cider, RR40 Anniversary Irish Red, The Singularity Imperial Stout, Watermelon Cider, Heisenweizen, Sexi Numexi Mexican Lager.
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 2-9 p.m., Fri-Sat noon-10 p.m., Sun noon-9 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Flashback IPA, La Luz Wheat, Dougie-Style Amber, Pecos Trail Brown, Dark ‘n Lusty Stout, Exodus IPA, Laid Back Lager, Canteen Mango Cider, Helles Awaits, Apricot Wheat, Bock Rock N’ Beets, Social Capital Key Lime Pie, Summer Ale, Smashcade IPA, Happy! Happy! Strong Pale Ale.
Cans: Exodus IPA, Dougie-Style Amber, Laid Back Lager, High Plains Pils, Helles Awaits, Cabana Lager, Citranova, Social Capital Key Lime Pie.
Casa Vieja Brewery — (505) 363-5176
(Thurs-Sun 3-8 p.m.)
Draft/Growler Fills: Zombie Apocalypse Lager, Ghost Stout, Mon Cherry Cherry Wheat, At Whit’s End Belgian Wit, The World is Nuts Coconut Stout, Sand in My Shorts Tropical IPA, Just in Time Pale 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 2-10 p.m.)
Draft/Growler Fills: Blue Corn Cream Ale, Extra Pale Ale, Pale Ale, Piñon Stout, Rice Lager (temporarily out), Irish Red, A Year from Helles, Bock, Guava Wheat.
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; (seasonal) Krispy’s Kolsch, Where the Mild Things Are, No Time for Fantasies (West Coast IPA), Oat of Touch Stout, Cosette’s Revenge (Farmhouse Ale), Cactus Wins the Lottery, 1995 Called (Amber), Pause for Applause (Berliner Weiss with pineapple and ginger), Motueka Pale Ale, Stay Goalden.
Cans: The Most Interesting Lager in the World, Aperture Hazy Pale Ale, Mass Ascension IPA, Perle Haggard Pilsner, 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, Krispy’s Kolsch, Bury Me in Smoke Hazy IPA, Intergalactic Pale Reality, Pastel Polo, No Time for Fantasies (West Coast IPA), Cactus Wins the Lottery, Stay Goalden.
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.)
UPDATED>>>Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Love is Metaphysical Gravity (Palo Santo Wood and Mint Kombucha), Hey, Nice Bike! (NEIPA), Rounded Edges (Imperial Oat Cream IPA), Mango Layer (Coffee Sour), Anna Fest (Kellerbier), Half Past (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: American Pale Ale, Blonde Ale, Hazy IPA, Peach Wheat, Amber, Stout, Hard Seltzer, Moscow Mule Ginger Ale, Wind Blows IPA, El Jefe-Weizen, The Sun’s Hot IPA, Blood Orange IPA.
Cans: Moscow Mule Ginger Ale, Peach Wheat, Hazy IPA, Amber, Stout, Blonde, Wind Blows IPA, El Jefe-Weizen.
High and Dry Brewing — (505) 433-5591
(Open daily 2-8 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Ghost of a Moon (Pale Ale), Black Hole’s Son (Stout), Europe Who? (Dark Lager), Hurry Sundown (Wheat), Pilsner Hardly Know Her, Yellow Talon Seltzer (with lemongrass/green tea), Snollygoster (Fruit Beer), True Horizon (Red Ale), American Satire (IPA), Noskohatu (NEIPA), Special Shapes #3 (IPA).
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 open, but the taproom in Nob Hill has closed.
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Honey Wheat, Tipsy Cow (Milk Stout), Chica (Pale Ale), Dad Joke (Kentucky Common), Irish Tan (Bitter), Hop Hill IPA, Scooby Snacks (Nut Brown with Vanilla), New Kid (Cream Ale), Poppy’s Porter, Cerveza, Sweet Honey Porter, Warm Scottish Nights.
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, Maibock.
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 Sun-Thurs noon-11 p.m., Fri-Sat noon-midnight)
Cans: (house) Elevated IPA, BEER, Slice of Hefen, Malpais Stout, Ryeot IPA, Project Dank Spring Edition; (seasonal) Acclimated APA, Sun Fade Hazy IPA, Zuzax Ale, Strawberry Gose.
Draft/Growler Fills: (house) Elevated IPA, BEER, Slice of Hefen, Malpais Stout, Ryeot IPA, Pyramid Rock Amber; (seasonal) Acclimated APA, An Extra Slice of Hefen, Zuzax Ale, Strawberry Gose, Bitter Sons ESB (Westside only), Blanche de Burque (brewery only), Despacio Pilsner, Bicameral Hazy Pale Ale.
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, Bomba Scotch Ale (also available on nitro), Blackberry Beret, Cardamom Coffee Brown Ale (also available on nitro), Viva Panchito (WC IPA), Wai-iti SMASH IPL. Growler fills are $9, with a new growler for $3.50, or you can exchange an old one for no cost.
Lava Rock Brewing — (505) 836-1022
(Mon-Thurs 2-9 p.m., Fri-Sun 11 a.m.–10 p.m.)
Draft/Growler Fills: 32 Bravo DIPA, Petroglyph Wit, Valles Lager, Andesite (American Light) Lager, Boca Negra Stout, NM Tru IPA, Caldera Amber, Stonehaven Scottish Ale, Pinché Cerveza, Gila Gose, Barrel-Aged Seismic Stout, Barrel-Aged Wit, Abo Red Ale, Lava Lamp Sour.
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: Mon-Weds 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Thurs-Sat 11 a.m.–midnight, Sun 11 a.m.–10:30 p.m.)
Cans: IPA, Red Ale, Double White, Pilsner, Wildflower Wheat, Cerveza, Passionate Gose, Cholo Stout, Desert Fog Hazy IPA, Rita!, Safeword IPA, Pink Lemonade Lager, Piña Loca Gose.
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) Bock Rock N’ Beets, Smoked Helles, Dupy’s Dunkel, Idaho 7 DIPA, Guava Wheat, Dolla Dolla Cream Ale (Downtown only), Pink Lemonade Lager (Downtown only), Front Nine Kolsch (Downtown and Westside only), Ol’ Maverick Barleywine (Heights only), Pina Loca Gose (Heights and Westside only), Barrel Garcia (Westside only), City of Gold IPL (Westside only), Tarantino’s Best Bitter (Westside only), Amber Lager (Westside only).
Live Music: (Downtown) Friday—Cali Shaw Band, 8-11 p.m.; (Heights) Saturday—Back Eddy, 7-10 p.m.; (Westside) Saturday—Dirty Brown Jug Band, 7-10 p.m.
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, Honey Chamomile Wheat; (seasonal) Trampled by Tangerines American Wheat, Bird of Prey IPA, Strawberry Milkshake IPA, Chocolate Porter.
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) Black IPL, Maibock, Hop Mosa, Amber Lager.
Cans: Blood Orange Double Wit.
Quarter Celtic Brewpub— (505) 503-1387 (brewpub), (505) 717-2536 (Juan Tabo taproom)
(Both locations open Sun-Thurs noon-8 p.m., Fri-Sat noon-9 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) Off the Cuff Baltic Porter, Grapefruit Hazy Pale Ale, Mangose, Dark Pedro, Shire Fire New Zealand Pils.
Red Door Brewing — (505) 990-3029 (downtown taproom), (575) 268-3511 (Clovis taproom)
(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.)
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, Pining for Maple Breakfast Brown, Mic Czech Pilsner, Houses of the Hoppy Vol. 1.
Cans: Vanilla Cream Ale, Irish Red Ale, West Coast IPA, Ground Control to Major Tom Hazy IPA, New England IPA, Major Tom to Ground Control Hazy IPA, 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-Fri 2-9 p.m., Sat noon-9 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, Fugitive Dust Hazy IPA, Helles of a Year, High on Pino (Amber). 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. Also, the kitchen is now open at ReSource, serving up sandwiches, quesadillas, and other tasty snacks!
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, Plethora of Pinatas (New Mexican Lager), NM Piñon Coffee Porter, Summer Honey, Taste the Rainbow.
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills only: All the canned varieties except Quarantine King and Plethora, plus ESB Amber, Pale Ale, Hefeweizen, Tropical Sunshine Hazy IPA, Double D IPA, Putin on the Ritz (Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout on nitro), Desert Island Daiquiri.
Sidetrack Brewing— (505) 832-7183
(Mon-Thurs 3-11 p.m., Fri 3 p.m.-midnight, Sat 1 p.m.-midnight, Sun 1-10 p.m.)
UPDATED>>>Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Basecamp IPA, MX Lager, A Tribe Called Kolsch, Bounce to the ESBeat, Miami Weiss, Kellerbier, Sultan of SMASH, Crystal Method Lager, Simkolsch.
Cask: Basecamp IPA dry hopped with Citra.
Sobremesa — (505) 317-5557
(Open daily 11 a.m.–8 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Hilltop Helles Lager, East Meets West IPA, Atrisco Amber, Dubs Up West Coast DIPA, Queen’s Dream Strawberry Gose, Tangy Thang (Tangerine Hefeweizen), Chronically Juicy #2 IPA. Look for a Northern English Brown Ale soon.
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, Brown Chicken Brown Cow, Poubelle Blanche (Belgian White), Starrphire Pilsner, In-a-Gose-Da-Vida, Somos Cerveza, Clouded Judgment (Hazy IPA).
Steel Bender Brewyard — (505) 433-3537
(Open daily 11:30 a.m.–8 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) Good Gose!, The Judy, Lloyd’s Summer Vacation, Big E DIPA, Swing Lube XPA.
Bottles: Impromptu! Heritage 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), Amelia Belgian Quad.
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, Lloyd’s Summer Vacation, Big E DIPA. Peach Dynamite returns on tap and in cans this Thursday.
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), A Nice Little Brown Ale, Lucha Lagre (Mexican Dark Lager).
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.)
UPDATED>>>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, LimeLight Lager.
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, Rosé Cider, Zappa IPA, Cucumber Gose.
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.
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, Turn Me Loose Amber, Cedar Mountain IPA, The Tears Have Dried (Hazy IPA), Thunder Chief (Stout).
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, Hopshell IPA, Metal Snake Irish Dry Stout, Widespread Haze IPA; (Seasonal) Splittin’ Aces 22nd Anniversary Double IPL, Cosmic Campground Black IPA, Stoutly Manner American Stout, Amber Waves of Graham, Oh, Mai! (Maibock), The RIPA (Raspberry IPA), Allegedly Blonde.
Santa Fe breweries
Beer Creek Brewing — (505) 471-9271
(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, Get to the Hoppa IPA. These batches of Bootlegger, Turquoise Trail, Lone Butte, and Get to the Hoppa (due out this Friday) 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.
Chile 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: Chile 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
(Sun-Mon, Thurs 11:30 a.m.–8 p.m., Fri-Sat 11:30 a.m.–9 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, Belgian Wit, Road Runner IPA, The Good Life Dubbel, Prieta Mexican Lager, Hidden Mountain Stout, Neomatic Pale Ale, Hoppy Bunches of Oats, Feathers’ Brown Ale, Gatekeeper 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), IPA, Germophile – Cherry/Vanilla, Gumption (DIPA), El Pastor (Lager), The Other One Hazy IPA, Easy Lover (Honey Beer).
Bottles: Reverie De Peche, [Woman Singing Aria in Latin], Tea for Two, Biere de Mars, Southern Gentleman – Melon.
Draft: Agent Scully (IPA) – Season 4, Episode 2; Germophile, Fields of Rye, Prostator Doppelbock, Waingro (Saison), Full Blooded Florida, Petite Blanche – Foeder Base, El Pastor (Lager), Tengo Que (Hazy IPA), 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, Santa Fhazy IPA. Call any location for a list of current draft seasonals.
Cans: All of the above are available in six-pack cans, with Chicken Killer in four-pack cans.
Second Street Brewery — (505) 989-3278 (Railyard), (505) 982-3030 (original location), (505) 954-1068 (Rufina)
(Rufina/Railyard: Mon-Fri 4-10 p.m., Sat noon-10 p.m., Sun noon-8 p.m.; Original: temporarily closed)
UPDATED>>>Cans: 2920 IPA, Agua Fria Pilsner, Boneshaker Amber, 2019 Skookum Barleywine, Dragon’s Blood Sour, Kolsch, Jack Plane Porter, Sloppy Sloth Strata Hazy IPA, The Lion Imperial Stout, The Cobra Imperial Stout, Imperial IPA. Winsor Trail Pale Ale will make its way into cans for a Friday release.
Draft/Growler Fills: IPA, Kolsch, 2920 IPA, Sloppy Sloth Citra Hazy IPA, La Capilla Chinook Pale Ale, Spring Wind Cranberry Sour (Rufina only), Double X ESB (Railyard only), Amber, Rod’s Best Bitter, Bernsteinfarbenes Weizen (Rufina only), Boneshaker Bitter (Rufina only), Agua Fria Pilsner (Rufina only), Baltic Porter (Rufina only), Imperial IPA (Rufina only), Second Street Abbey (Rufina only), Cream Stout (Rufina only), ChinGose, Sloppy Sloth Sabro Hazy IPA (Rufina only).
News: The Original location will reopen on June 16 for beer service only.
Tumbleroot Brewery and Distillery — (505) 303-3808
(Agua Fria Taproom: Thurs-Sat 4-11 p.m.)
Cans and Draft: Sunrise Lager, Sunset Hazy IPA.
Bottles: Sour Red Ale, Cherry Sour, Blackberry Brown Sour, Russian Imperial Stout, Brown Sour, Black Currant Brown Sour, Dry Hopped Tripel, Double Brown, Blood Orange Cranberry Red Sour, Gin Barrel-Aged Double Brown.
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Patio Pale Ale, Vienna Lager, Dortmunder Lager, Honey DIPA, Double Brown.
News: Cases of 12 bottles of Honey DIPA are now just $45.
Live Music: Sunday—Ron Crowder Band with Free Range Buddhas and The Long Gone, 6 p.m.
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, Little Bird Blonde, Tripel Threat, Old School Pale Ale, Cali Common, Farmhouse Ale, DIPAcabra.
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, Huckleberry Fruity Sour Ale, Campfire Cream Ale, Blackout Ale, Angry Bear Blonde, Prospector Porter. Desperado Mexican Lager returns this weekend.
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, 2019 Fireside Tripel, 2020 Truth Serum Barleywine, Alivio Lager, Hourglass Imperial Red, Mango Bloom, Blood Moon Tart Cherry Lager.
Bottles (all at brewery only): 2018 Truth Serum, 2018 Whiskey Barrel-Aged Truth Serum, 2019 Fireside Tripel, 2019 Truth Serum Barleywine, 2020 Truth Serum Barleywine.
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