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.
As many of you have probably noticed by now, events are returning to breweries, from live music to charity fundraisers and more. It has been a bit of a chore tracking down everything that is going on, and often becomes frustrating when we realize that some events were missed. In some cases, we overlook them (because it has been a long time since we had to look, period), and in some cases, the breweries forget to post anything until the absolute last minute, after this weekly feature is published. All that we can ask for from everyone is a little patience right now as we all get back into the groove. But, rather than just sound like a bit of a downer to start the week, we wanted to highlight a few cool events going down over the next few days. First up, every Wednesday is now Desert Records Day at High and Dry, with the brewery featuring a different musical group represented by the Albuquerque-based label. Desert Records includes local acts such as Red Mesa, as well as bands from outside of New Mexico, including today’s featured artist, The Misery Men. Tractor Wells Park is featuring Tractor of Terror this Thurday at 7 p.m., with the horror classic “Pet Semetary” on screen. Due to the July 4 holiday, the monthly Albuquerque Artwalk was pushed back to this Friday, and Red Door Downtown will be participating, featuring art by Mr. Melty and music from DJ Ren starting at 5 p.m. That same night, Thirsty Eye will be featuring its first music in ages with The Dawn Hotel from 7 to 9, plus an art show from Rocky Norton. Tractor is also getting in on the art show fun as Art on the Rio presents Michael E. Martinez on Friday at 5. Up in Santa Fe, Rowley Farmhouse Ales is hosting another Pulls for Pups on Sunday as Upslope Brewing will hold a tap takeover, with proceeds benefiting Española Valley Animal Humane, starting at 11:30 a.m., with pups on hand for adoptions from 1 to 4 p.m. Finally, Tumbleroot Agua Fria brings back Metal Mondays (music to our ears) with a full lineup of bands starting at 8 p.m. (for more, see their capsule below).
Oh, and we did want everyone to take note that Crew member Brandon is now playing bass for Itami, a local hardcore band, and will be one of the opening acts for the Carnifex show this Thursday night at Launchpad. Alas, if you did not purchase a ticket yet, you are out of luck, because the show is sold out. Keep an eye out for future Itami shows, and raise a pint to our brother.
As of our Wednesday publication of this column, we know of only two new canned beers coming out this week. Steel Bender goes big with Double Raspberry Dynamite this Thursday. Bow & Arrow will be releasing the fourth version of Hola Hazy IPA this Friday.
On the new draft beer front this week, there some additional fresh options to check out for pints or crowler/growler fills. Ale Republic shakes up its lineup with the return of Best Coast IPA, Cedro Stout, and Red Mountain. Bosque recently tapped a new hazy IPA, Hook, Line & Sinker. Canteen brought back Blood Orange Wheat as the temperature starts to rise again. Casa Vieja sneaks up on everyone with Unmasked Lager. Gravity Bound revives When Lightning Strikes (Pilsner) and Background Talent (Hazy Pale Ale), plus a new, as-yet-unnamed hazy DIPA will arrive Thursday. Harmon Lane keeps it cool with Norwegian Pilsner. High and Dry decided to Shake it 3X with its new lager. Marble has Safeword IPA back on draft. Nexus is celebrating its 10th anniversary this weekend (more in a separate story, we promise) with Warp Bubble IPA and Beam Me Up (Higher) Scotty on tap. Red Door brings back Lemonade Stand at its downtown and Clovis taprooms. Starr Brothers added From the Hip (American Pale Ale) and Starr Hazer (IPA). Turtle Mountain pays homage to an American classic with its new American pale ale, 505 Sierra Nueva.
Up in Santa Fe, Tumbleroot merges the best of American and Belgium with its Transatlantic IPA. Over in Los Alamos, Bathtub Row goes light with American Wheat and then goes dark with Campfire S’mores Stout. To the east in Moriarty, Sierra Blanca has its popular Dos Hefe on draft.
Continue reading for all the news that is fit to blog for the week of July 5.
To break down each “capsule,” I listed the brewery (with Web page linked), its phone number and hours of operation. Instead of “Beers” being an all-encompassing list of seasonal/specialty offerings, we are now splitting everything into “Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills” for beers poured from the taps, and “Cans/Bottles” for pre-packaged beers. All beers listed are subject to change.
Albuquerque metro area breweries
Ale Republic — (505) 281-2828
(Sun-Thurs 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.–9 p.m.)
Draft/Cans/Growler Fills: Cedro Stout, Best Coast IPA, The Blonde, Red Mountain. Look for Bug Juice and Parasol on tap soon as Ale Republic gets its new 7-barrel brewhouse fired up (more on that in a separate story soon, we promise).
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.)
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, Blonde Session IPA.
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, Citronic Red, Southbound Train, Summer in the Garden, Hook, Line & Sinker (Hazy IPA).
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 (temporarily out), Savage Times Sour IPA (temporarily out), Strawberry Amigo Sour; (seasonal) Cosmic Arrow Brett Saison, Desert Water, Scenic West Hazy IPA, Neon West IPA, Peanut Provisions Salted Peanut Butter Imperial Stout, Cosmic Ruins Czech Dark Lager, Macho Triple Hazy IPA, Besos Mexican Lager, Retro Tones Imperial Fruited Sour IPA.
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, Macho Triple Hazy IPA, Neon West 2.0 IPA, Sunbloom Saison, Cactus Flats Hazy IPA with Belma. Look for Hola Hazy IPA #4 this Friday.
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, Strata Bearious Hazy IPA, Albu-Murky Hazy IPA.
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.)
Draft/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, Peaches and Cream, Strawberries and Cream.
Live Music: Saturday—Russell Ash, 7 p.m.
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, Helles Awaits, Bock Rock N’ Beets, Social Capital Key Lime Pie, Summer Ale, Smashcade IPA, Happy! Happy! Strong Pale Ale, Hazy Vision DIPA, Blood Orange Wheat.
Cans: Exodus IPA, Dougie-Style Amber, Laid Back Lager, High Plains Pils, Cabana Lager, Social Capital Key Lime Pie.
Live Music: Thursday—Dusty Low, 6 p.m.; Sunday—Felix y Los Gatos, 4 p.m.
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, Unmasked Lager.
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-Thurs 4 p.m.-midnight, Fri-Sat 2-midnight, Sun 4-10 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, Pineapple Wheat.
Enchanted Circle Brewing Taproom — (505) 433-2642
(Mon-Thurs 4-9 p.m., Fri 4-10 p.m., Sat noon-10 p.m., Sun noon-9 p.m.)
Draft/Growler Fills: Palisades Pilsner, Hells Bells Helles Lager, Backseat Blonde, Lemon Shandy, Panty Tosser Peach Wheat, Raspberry Nubbin, Purple Haze Sour, Angel Fire Amber, English Mild Ale, Red River Red, Shred-It Red, Nice Day IPA, Glory Hole IPA, Sluice Box Grapefruit IPA, Juicy Pale Ale #1, Fly Dawg IPA, Bodacious Brown, 70 Chilling Scottish, Mrs. Teats Milk Stout, Blacklake Bourbon Vanilla Porter, Whiskey Barrel Belgian Quad.
Ex Novo Brewing — (505) 508-0547
(Open daily noon-9 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: (house) The Most Interesting Lager in the World, Mass Ascension IPA, Perle Haggard Pilsner, Aperture Hazy Pale Ale; (seasonal) Krispy’s Kolsch, Where the Mild Things Are, Oat of Touch Stout, Cactus Wins the Lottery, 1995 Called (Amber), Pause for Applause (Berliner Weiss with pineapple and ginger), Stay Goalden, Total Request Lager, Costume Party Hazy IPA, Buzz the Tower White Stout.
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, Pastel Polo, No Time for Fantasies (West Coast IPA), Cactus Wins the Lottery, Stay Goalden, Wild, Wild Vest (West Coast IPA), Pause for Applause (Pineapple/Ginger Sour).
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.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Nature Journal (Raspberry/Lemon/Ginger Kombucha), Half Past (Dark Lager), Proof of Life (Vienna Lager), Garden Spot (Cucumber and Basil Gose with Kernza malt), Retro Tones Imperial Fruited Sour IPA, Where Lightning Strikes (Hoppy Pilsner), Background Talent (Hazy Pale Ale). Look for an as-yet-unnamed hazy DIPA to make its debut on Thursday, hopefully with an actual name attached.
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, Norwegian Pilsner.
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), Hurry Sundown (Wheat), Pilsner Hardly Know Her, Yellow Talon Seltzer (with black cherry), Snollygoster (Fruit Beer), True Horizon (Red Ale), Special Shapes #3 (IPA), You Again Baby (Lager), Switch Positions (NEIPA), Pulled From a Hat (IPA), Shake it 3X (Lager).
Live Music: Saturday—WalkerKass, Ugly Robot, Pete Taylor & Kid Plastic, Kimmi Bitter, 7:30 p.m.
Weekly Events: Wednesday—Desert Records Day featuring The Misery Men, all day
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.
JUNO — (505) 219-3938
(Sun-Weds 2-10 p.m., Thurs-Sat 2-midnight)
News: This new brewery is now open in the old Dialogue space at 1501 First Street NW.
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Sour Raspberry, 505 Lager, D-Lite Lager, Amber, RTJ Session IPA, Local Stout, New Hope IPA.
Live Music: Sunday—Renegade Soundsystem, 4 p.m.
Weekly Events: Thursday—Latin Night, 8 p.m.
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 Summer Edition; (seasonal) Acclimated APA, Sun Fade Hazy IPA, Zuzax Ale, Strawberry Gose, Break Junkie Hazy DIPA.
Draft/Growler Fills: (house) Elevated IPA, BEER, Slice of Hefen, Malpais Stout, Ryeot IPA, Pyramid Rock Amber, Project Dank Summer Edition; (seasonal) Acclimated APA, An Extra Slice of Hefen, Zuzax Ale, Strawberry Gose, Green Cap (Belgian Single), What’s the Alternative (Altbier), Break Junkie Hazy IPA.
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.
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 (Heights), (505) 200-9810 (Industrial)
(Heights: Mon-Sat noon-10 p.m., Sun noon-9 p.m.; Industrial: Sun-Thurs 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.–midnight)
Draft/Growler Fills: Whiptail Honey Whit, Lagarto Loco Mexican Lager, Horned Honey Pale, Musical Highway Pale Ale, Reptilian IPA, Legless Double IPA, Alligator Abbey, Chameleon Amber, Basilisk Brown, Black Bearded Oatmeal Stout; (seasonal) Bavarian Pilsner, Hefeweizen, Red Lager, Irish Red, J.P.’s Sweater IPA, (Very) Tart Cherry Cider, Apricot Mango Cider, Cherry Mead, Ginger Mead.
News: Lizard Tail Industrial is now open in the old Cantero Brewing space.
Weekly Events (Industrial): Monday and Wednesday—Karaoke, 6 p.m.; Tuesday—Open Mic, 7 p.m.
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, Day Ghost (Rice Lager).
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) Smoked Helles, Nitro Stout, IPA-X, Pilsner Burquell, Dupy’s Dunkel, Safeword IPA, Idaho 7 DIPA (Heights and Westside only).
Live Music: (Downtown) Friday—Merican Slang, 8-11 p.m.; Saturday—Dusty Low, 8-11 p.m.; (Heights) Saturday—Stray Dawgs, 7-10 p.m.
Events: (Westside) Tuesday—Pints & Pottery, 6-8 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) Bird of Prey IPA, Strawberry Milkshake IPA, Chocolate Porter, Beam Me Up (Higher) Scotty, Warp Bubble IPA.
Cans: Imperial Cream, Scotch Ale, Bird of Prey IPA.
Events: (Brewery) Saturday and Sunday—10th Anniversary Party, all day
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), (505) 207-8990 (ABQAx taproom), (575) 268-3511 (Clovis taproom)
(Downtown Taproom: Mon, Weds-Thurs 2-11 p.m., Fri-Sat 2 p.m.–1 a.m., Sun noon-10 p.m.; ABQAx Taproom: Weds-Thurs 5-10 p.m., Fri 3-10 p.m., Sat noon-10 p.m., Sun noon-7 p.m.; Clovis Taproom: Tues–Sat 11 a.m.–2 p.m., 5-8 p.m.; Levine’s Gardens: days/hours TBA)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Irish Red Ale, Unhinged Cider, New England IPA, Blonde Ale (all but Clovis), Golden Girls (Downtown and Clovis only), West Coast IPA (Downtown and Clovis only), Mic Czech Pilsner (all but ABQAx), Unhinged Sour Cherry Cider (Clovis and Levine’s only), Revolving Door Cider (various flavors, Downtown only), Lemonade Stand (Downtown and Clovis only).
Cans: Major Tom to Ground Control Hazy IPA, Mail Order Russian Imperial Stout, Vanilla Cream Ale (Downtown only), Irish Red Ale (Downtown and Clovis only), West Coast IPA (Downtown and Clovis only), Unhinged Cider (Downtown and Clovis only), Unhinged Sour Cherry Cider (Downtown and Clovis only), New England IPA (Downtown and Clovis only), Ground Control to Major Tom Hazy IPA (Clovis and Levine’s only). Cans are not available at the ABQAx Taproom.
News: Levine’s Gardens, a new outdoor space on Main Street in Clovis, is now open.
Events: (Downtown) Friday—Mr. Melty Art Reception with DJ Ren, 5 p.m.
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
(Sun-Weds 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Thurs-Sat 11 a.m.-11 p.m.)
Cans: Freak Juice Hazy IPA, Squirrel Nuts, Beer Against Humanity IPA, Lobo Louie Session IPA, Send it Pilsner, 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, Kolsch.
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.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Basecamp IPA, MX Lager, A Tribe Called Kolsch, Crystal Method Lager, All American IPA, Pub Ale, Northstar Pils.
Cask: Today (Wednesday)—Pub Ale on oak chips; Friday—Duke of Earl (Pub Ale and Earl Grey tea)
Sobremesa — (505) 317-5557
(Open daily 11 a.m.–10 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Hilltop Helles Lager, East Meets West IPA, Atrisco Amber, Chronically Juicy #2 IPA, North Valley Brown Ale, Cherry Tart, Atomic Sisters (German Pilsner).
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, Brown Chicken Brown Cow, Roisin Dubh Stout, Starrphire Pilsner, In-a-Gose-Da-Vida, Somos Cerveza, From the Hip (American Pale Ale), Starr Hazer (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, Big E DIPA, Swing Lube XPA, Peach Dynamite, Paint the Town (India Brown Ale), Esmerelda Italian Pilsner.
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, The Village Wit (Can Conditioned), Kettle Run – The Cantina Edition, Lloyd’s Summer Vacation, Big E DIPA, Peach Dynamite. Look for Double Raspberry Dynamite in cans and on draft 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), Ember Moon (Czech Pilsner).
Live Music: Friday—The Dawn Hotel, 7-9 p.m.
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, 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, 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, Cucumber Gose, Summer Session.
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.
Live Music (Los Lunas): Friday—Jacob Chavez, 7 p.m.
Events: (Wells Park) Wednesday—Game Night, all day; Thursday—Tractor of Terror: Pet Semetary, 7 p.m.; Friday—Art on the Rio presents Michael E. Martinez, 5 p.m.
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, Public House Pale, 505 Sierra Nueva – Homage APA.
News: All pints and crowler fills are $1 off for Splittin’ Aces, Amber Waves, and Oh, Mai!
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, Victory Lap (Vienna Lager). 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.
Rowley Farmhouse Ales — (505) 428-0719
(Open daily 11:30 a.m.–7 p.m.)
Cans: IPA, Germophile – Cherry/Vanilla, Gumption (DIPA), The Other One Hazy IPA, Easy Lover (Honey Beer), Raz Tamna (Baltic Porter), Mellifera Honey IPA.
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 7; Germophile, Fields of Rye, Prostator Doppelbock, Petite Blanche – Foeder Base, Tengo Que (Hazy IPA), Arbordale (Belgian IPA), Raz Tamna (Baltic Porter).
Events: Sunday—Pulls for Pups with Upslope Brewing Tap Takeover, benefiting Española Valley Animal Humane, 11:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
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)
(All locations: Mon-Fri 4-10 p.m., Sat noon-10 p.m., Sun noon-8 p.m.)
Cans: 2920 IPA, Agua Fria Pilsner, Boneshaker Amber, 2019 Skookum Barleywine, Dragon’s Blood Sour, Kolsch, Jack Plane Porter, The Lion Imperial Stout, The Cobra Imperial Stout, Imperial IPA, Winsor Trail Pale Ale, Sloppy Sloth Strata Hazy IPA, Beyond the Pitch (Session IPA).
Draft/Growler Fills: IPA, Kolsch, 2920 IPA, Sloppy Sloth Sabro Hazy IPA, La Capilla Chinook Pale Ale, Double X ESB (Rufina only), Winsor Trail Pale Ale, Cream Stout, Boneshaker Bitter (Rufina only), Agua Fria Pilsner (Rufina only), Baltic Porter (Rufina only), Second Street Abbey, Beyond the Pitch (Rufina only), Dragon’s Blood Sour (Railyard 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, Transatlantic IPA.
News: Cases of 12 bottles of Honey DIPA are now just $45.
Live Music: Monday—Metal Monday with The Blackout Pictures, TKTWA, Article 15, and The Illegal Aliens, 8 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, DIPAcabra, CojonHaze, Kiwi Lager, Old School Pale Ale, “Sister of Sabro” SMASH Lager, American Wheat, Campfire S’mores Stout.
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.
Live Music (Silver City): Saturday—Famous Raymos & the Right to Arm Bears, 2 p.m., Illusion Band, 7 p.m.
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, Angry Bear Blonde, Desperado Mexican Lager, Sunshine Rye IPA, Cabin Fever Pilsner.
Live Music: Friday and Saturday—Designated Mind, 7 p.m.
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, Peanut Butter Porter, Toasted Coconut Porter, Dos Hefe.
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, Dos Hefe.
Live Music: Friday—Ryan Painter & The Resistors, 6 p.m.
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, Hourglass Imperial Red, Blood Moon Tart Cherry Lager, Black Range American Stout, Solar Storm IPA, Munich Dunkel, Street Taco Lager, Red Maven.
Bottles: 2018 Truth Serum (Las Cruces only), 2018 Whiskey Barrel-Aged Truth Serum (Las Cruces only), 2019 Truth Serum Barleywine.
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