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.
There is a lot going on this week, both in terms of new beer releases (see below) and events. While we’re headed to see Megadeth and Lamb of God tonight, fans of less thrashy music can visit High and Dry to enjoy the latest from local label Desert Records, as the brewery will be playing songs from Cortege all day. Thursday will be highlighted by the official grand opening of Bridges on Tramway, which of course includes the Boxing Bear taproom, the first business to open there last summer. There will be live music, food specials, and more. Friday night will mark the return of the Desert Darlings to Tractor Wells Park, as Hops and Dreams is back after a year-plus absence. Saturday will feature friend-of-the-Crew Travis Rourk and his bandmates in Dust City Opera taking the stage along with Silver String Band at Marble downtown. Sunday afternoon will see the return of Art Fight, albeit now at Marble downtown instead of at Tractor Wells Park. There are even more events with each brewery capsule below, so get on out there and have a little fun as summer winds down!
There are a few can and bottle releases this week as well. Bow & Arrow drops a double with cans of Sunset Fuzz Hazy IPA and bottles of Foederland Farmhouse Ale on Friday. Boxing Bear brings back old favorite Glass Jaw IPA on Saturday. For anyone that might have missed the news on Monday, Ex Novo has a limited supply of Freshly Hopped Mass Ascension IPA in cans (they still have a good amount, per founder Joel Gregory). La Cumbre resurrects a crowd favorite in Luminosity Hazy IPA on Friday. Sierra Blanca put its Oktoberfest in bottles this year.
On the new draft beer front this week, there some fresh options to check out for pints or crowler/growler fills. Bosque swims along with Underwater Hazy DIPA. Ex Novo recently tapped Malaguena Dark Mexican Lager, and an as-yet-unnamed juicy IPA will be tapped soon as well. Gravity Bound keeps the hazy DIPAs rolling along with Calls for Rain. High and Dry added SMaSHmere IPL and The Karl Abides, a light lager. Kaktus has Flubber IPA and Double IPA on draft. La Cumbre tapped Mosaic SMASH IPA and Green Cap Belgian Single, plus Captain Cold, a unique fresh-hop IPA, will be tapped Thursday. Marble added Vigne Rustique, a lager aged in wine barrels, and Turkish Coffee Stout. Nexus gets into the season with Fest Bier. Starr Brothers rolled out a new hazy IPA, Galamozacca. Thirsty Eye tapped Last Sip of Summer, an apricot wheat. Turtle Mountain will soon add Delta Ex, an ESB.
Up in Santa Fe, Hidden Mountain believes that Hoppiness is You. Rowley Farmhouse Ales added Petit Blanche – Nelson Sauvin on tap and in cans. Over in Los Alamos, Bathtub Row has Canyon Rim Rye and Pajarito Red back on tap, plus the new fresh-hop beer, White Crow Green Hop, is now available.
(WEEKEND UPDATES) Quite a few more beers popped up since this feature was published on Wednesday. Bombs Away brought back MK 2 Pale Ale and Stockpile Stout. Boxing Bear is speaking our language with Metal Head Stout on draft. Canteen went ahead and canned Peach and Vanilla Wheat for the first time. Ex Novo released its Oktoberfest, German Overalls, on draft and in cans. Kaktus tapped its Oktoberfest as well. Sidetrack released Alter Ego Altbier. If there are any others we missed, please drop us a line on social media.
Continue reading for all the news that is fit to blog for the week of August 23.
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
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), Low Order Porter, Operation Single Hop IPA, S.A.F. Mango, Initiator Light Lager, K98 Kolsch, Blonde Session IPA, Just an Amber, Hazy Chain IPA V.12, Ten Seconds to Helles, MK 2 Pale Ale, Stockpile Stout.
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, Mr. Melon Gose to Work, Scale Tipper IPA.
Draft/Growler Fills: All year-round cans, plus Citronic Red, Southbound Train, Summer in the Garden, Underwater Hazy DIPA, Hook, Line & Sinker Hazy IPA (all but North), Salt Money Gose, Mr. Melon Gose to Work (North/LC Public House only).
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, Savage Times Sour IPA, Strawberry Amigo Sour; (seasonal) Cosmic Arrow Brett Saison, Desert Water, Scenic West Hazy IPA, Neon West IPA, Besos Mexican Lager, Retro Tones Imperial Fruited Sour IPA, Hola Hazy IPA V.4, Sunbloom American Saison, Guest of Honor Brett Pale Ale.
Bottles: Cosmic Arrow Brett Saison, Fast as You Red Sour, Anatomy of an Arrow, Ranch Debris Raspberry Sour, Strange Country Dark Sour, Desert Revival Apricot. Look for Foederland Farmhouse Ale on Friday.
Cans: Denim Tux Lager, Strawberry Amigo, Scenic West Hazy IPA, Desert Water, Darkest Year Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, Hola Hazy IPA V.4, Rad Vista Hoppy Pilsner Goes Well With Queso DIPA, Lullabies, Legends and Lies Hazy IPA. Sunset Fuzz Hazy IPA arrives on Friday.
Live Music: Saturday—The Secret 7, 6 p.m.
News: The Rambler Taproom in Farmington is now open for business.
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, Chin Hook Mountain IPA, Lucky 7 IPA. Glass Jaw IPA returns on Saturday.
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, P.O.G. Slammer (Fruited Summer Ale), Metal Head Stout.
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 Pissa NEIPA, Walter Wit, Blonde Bombshell, Beyond the Pale Ale, X-IPA 6.0, Ludicrous Speed Scotch Ale, Peachy Keen Cider, Watermelon Cider, Sexi Numexi Mexican Lager, Citracide Dry Hopped Cider.
Live Music: Saturday—Joshua T. Merello, 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, Social Capital Key Lime Pie, Summer Ale, Hazy Vision IPA, Grapefruit Exodus, Sun Soaked Hazy Pale Ale, Pop’s Pilsner, Mango Cider.
UPDATED>>>Cans: Exodus IPA, Dougie-Style Amber, Laid Back Lager, High Plains Pils, Cabana Lager, Social Capital Key Lime Pie, Pop’s Pilsner, Hazy Vision IPA, Peach and Vanilla Wheat.
Live Music: Thursday—RJ Perez, 6 p.m.; Sunday—Stray Dawgs, 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, Casa Baja Dark 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, Stout (temporarily out), Rice Lager, Irish Red Ale, Bock, Plum White Pepper Saison.
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.)
UPDATED>>>Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: (house) The Most Interesting Lager in the World, Mass Ascension IPA, Perle Haggard Pilsner, Aperture Hazy Pale Ale; (seasonal) Cactus Wins the Lottery, Stay Goalden, Sons of Scotland, The Shape of Sound (Gose), Follow the Pilot Car (Porter), She Sells Seashelles, Cashmere in the Rye, Sun Sinks in the Wes (Fruited Sour Slushie), Malaguena (Mexican Dark Lager), German Overalls (Oktoberfest). Look for an as-yet-unnamed juicy IPA later this week.
UPDATED>>>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), Cactus Wins the Lottery, Stay Goalden, Wild, Wild Vest (West Coast IPA), Pause for Applause (Pineapple/Ginger Sour), Threat Level Turquoise (West Coast IPA), Eliot IPA, Freshly Hopped Mass Ascension, German Overalls (Oktoberfest).
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: Where Lightning Strikes (Hoppy Pilsner), Turn of Phrase (Coffee/Coconut Lager), Calls for Rain (Hazy DIPA), Love is Metaphysical Gravity (Kombucha).
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
(Mon 4-9 p.m., Tues 2-8 p.m., Weds 2-10 p.m., Thurs 2-8 p.m., Fri-Sat noon-10 p.m., Sun noon-9 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Ghost of a Moon (Pale Ale), Hurry Sundown (Wheat), Yellow Talon Seltzer (with lime), Special Shapes #5 (IPA), Profound Ignorance (Hazy IPA), Daydream Disaster (Hoppy Red), Planet-Arium (Porter), Disharmonious (Red IPA), SMaSHmere (IPL), The Karl Abides (Light Lager).
Weekly Events: Today (Wednesday)—Desert Records Day with Cortege, 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, Export Expert (Lager).
Live Music: Friday—International DJ Jam with DJ Darly, Marvin, and Eli Mix, 9 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.)
UPDATED>>>Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Helles Lager, London Porter, James Blonde, Puddle Stomper IPA, Amber, Stout, Flubber IPA, Double IPA, Oktoberfest.
Bottle-Conditioned Beers: Bigger Ben ESB, Imperial Stout, Barleywine.
Live Music: Today (Wednesday)—Jazz Jam, 6 p.m.; Thursday—Got Soul, 6 p.m.; Friday—Chris Cordova and Band, 6 p.m.; Sunday—June Clivas and Ditty Bots, noon, Kaktus Kats Blues Jam, 3 p.m.
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, Lager Softly, Oktoberfest. Luminosity Hazy IPA returns this Friday.
Draft/Growler Fills: (house) Elevated IPA, BEER, Slice of Hefen, Malpais Stout, Ryeot IPA, Pyramid Rock Amber, Project Dank Summer Edition; (seasonal) Acclimated APA, Zuzax Ale, Long Live WCIPA, Leichtweizen, Full Nelson DIPA, Oktoberfest, Mosaic SMASH IPA, Green Cap Belgian Single. Captain Cold, a unique fresh-hop IPA, will be tapped Thursday.
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), Cardamom Coffee Brown Ale (also available on nitro), Viva Panchito (WC IPA), Wai-iti SMASH IPL, Passion Punch (Tropical Fruited Wheat Ale).
Lava Rock Brewing — (505) 836-1022
(Mon-Thurs 2-9 p.m., Fri-Sun 11 a.m.–10 p.m.)
Draft/Growler Fills: (house) 32 Bravo DIPA, Petroglyph Wit, Valles Lager, Andesite (American Light) Lager, Boca Negra Stout, NM Tru IPA, Lava Juice (Hazy IPA); (seasonal) Caldera Amber, Pinché Cerveza, Gila Gose, Barrel-Aged Wit, Abo Red Ale, Lava Lamp Sour, La Luz Hefe.
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. Lizard Tail’s Nob Hill taproom is now open at 3417 Central Ave. NE Suite C.
Weekly Events (Industrial): Monday and Wednesday—Karaoke, 6 p.m.; Tuesday—Open Mic, 7 p.m.; Thursday—Paint Night, 5:30 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), Thunder from Dortmunder, Heller Bock, Cahoots Series DIPA.
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) Day Ghost, Wee Heavy, Eastside Special Bitter, Pumpkin Noir, Vigne Rustique, Turkish Coffee Stout, Tripel (Heights and Westside only), Heller Bock (Heights and Westside only), Nugget Pale Ale (Heights and Westside only), Thunder from Dortmunder (Heights only), Ol’ Fuzzy Britches (Westside only).
Live Music: (Downtown) Friday—The Porter Draw, 8-11 p.m.; Saturday—Dust City Opera and Silver String Band, 8-11 p.m.; (Westside) Saturday—Hooks and the Huckleberries, 7-10 p.m.
Other Events: (Downtown) Sunday—Art Fight, 2-6 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) Chocolate Porter, Warp Bubble IPA, Orale Mexican Lager, Trampled by Tangerines American Wheat, Fest Bier.
Cans: Imperial Cream, Scotch Ale, Bird of Prey IPA, Honey Chamomile Wheat.
Palmer Brewery and Cider House — (505) 508-0508
(Brewery: 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.; The Taproom at Old Town: Weds-Sat 4 p.m.–close, Sun 11 a.m.–6 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), Big 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, Hop Mosa, Cherry Blonde Ale, Dry-Hopped Saison.
Cans: Blood Orange Double Wit. Look for Peach Wheat cans and on draft soon.
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) Hazy Pale Ale, Burque Biergarten (Oaked Kellerbier), Cara Cara Witbier, Shire Fire New Zeland Pilsner, Prince of Dortness (Dortmunder).
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, Delite American Lager, 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: 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. Mic Czech Pilsner cans will be rolling out this week.
News: Levine’s Gardens, a new outdoor space on Main Street in Clovis, is now open.
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), Accelerate on Yellow (Green Chile Lager).
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, NM Piñon Coffee Porter, Summer Honey, Taste the Rainbow, Dank Dream IPA.
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills only: All the canned varieties, plus ESB Amber, Pale Ale, Tropical Sunshine Hazy IPA, Double D IPA, Putin on the Ritz (Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout on nitro), Desert Island Daiquiri, Kolsch, Dank Dream IPA, Strawberry Hefeweizen, Peach Tea Ale, Oktoberfest.
Live Music: Saturday—Ray Anthony & PowerSlyde, 6 p.m.
Rumor Brewing (formerly 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, Blonde, Red Mountain, Bug Juice Sour, Dean’s Pale Ale, Desert Monk Belgian Dubbel, Best Coast IPA.
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, Pub Ale, MX Dark Lager, Railhead Red, MX Lager, Further West Cold IPA, Down with the Citrus, Alter Ego Altbier.
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, North Valley Brown Ale, Atomic Sisters (German Pilsner), Brewberry Wheat, I&D Lager, No Stops Until Amarillo (Imperial IPA).
Live Music: Monday—Dat Y.A.K., 6 p.m.
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, Starrphire Pilsner, Somos Cerveza, From the Hip (American Pale Ale), Galamozacca (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, Paint the Town (India Brown Ale), Double Raspberry Dynamite, A Hazy Shade of Pale, Oktoberfiesta, Schnitz N Giggles Dortmunder Lager.
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), Lloyd’s Summer Vacation, Double Raspberry Dynamite, Oktoberfiesta.
Thirsty Eye Brewing — (505) 639-5831
(Tues-Thurs 3-9 p.m., Fri-Sat 1-10 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Citrus Buzz (Orange Blossom Honey Wheat), El Drac IPA, Rented Tux (Vanilla Porter, also on nitro), El Ojo Rojo (Red Ale), Odin’s Eye, A Nice Little Brown Ale, Bruiser The American Pitbull Stout, Rakau’t With Your Hops Out IPA, Last Sip of Summer (Apricot Wheat).
Live Music: Friday—Bailarias, 7 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.
Live Music: Thursday—Music with Mike, 6 p.m.
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, Lawnmower Lemon Wheat, Raspberry Hard Seltzer, Apricot Wheat, Luna De Los Muertos Imperial Stout, Scotcholate, Scorpion Hazy IPA, Rosé Cider, Cucumber Gose, Summer Session, Extra Special Bitter, Watermelon Cider.
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: (Wells Park) Saturday—John Matthew, 7 p.m.; (Nob Hill) Saturday—Adam Hooks, 6 p.m.; (Westside) Saturday—Russell Ash, 7 p.m.; (Los Lunas) Friday—Melissa Rios, 7 p.m.; Saturday—PosiTrax, 6 p.m.
Other Events: (Wells Park) Thursday—Tractor Film Club: The Big Lebowski, 8 p.m.; Friday—Hops and Dreams with the Desert Darlings, 8 p.m.; (Nob Hill) Saturday—Mary Beth Art Opening, 5 p.m.
Weekly Events: (Wells Park) Sunday—Geeks Who Drink, 7 p.m.; Tuesday—Taco Tuesday Karaoke, 7 p.m.; (Nob Hill) Today (Wednesday)—Tractor Trivia League, 7 p.m.; (Westside) Today (Wednesday)—Geeks Who Drink, 7 p.m.; Tuesday—Karaoke, 6 p.m.; (Los Lunas) Thursday—THORS-day Karaoke, 7 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) Cosmic Campground Black IPA, Public House Pale, 505 Sierra Nueva – Homage APA, Forward Standard (California Steam), Hoperation Hanging Garden IPL, Herr Fest (Festbier). Look for Delta Ex, an ESB, later this week.
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, Dragon King Imperial Stout, Red Racer Imperial Red, Victory Lap (Vienna Lager). These batches of Bootlegger, Turquoise Trail, and Victory Lap 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, Lizard Queen Imperial Blonde, Dragon King Imperial Stout, Red Racer Imperial Red, Prince Jack Imperial Porter.
Bottles: Barrel-Aged Lizard Queen, Barrel-Aged Red Racer.
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.)
Draft/Growler/Crowler Fills: Mexican Lager, Road Runner IPA, Prieta Mexican Lager, Hidden Mountain Stout, Feathers’ Brown Ale, Gatekeeper IPA, Tangerine Wheat Ale, Summer Rye IPA, Amberillo, Hoppiness is You.
Rowley Farmhouse Ales — (505) 428-0719
(Open daily 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m.)
Cans: IPA, Easy Lover (Honey Beer), Raz Tamna (Baltic Porter), Mellifera Honey IPA, Fields of Rye, Germophile, Petit Blanche – Nelson Sauvin.
Bottles: Reverie De Peche, Tea for Two, Biere de Mars.
Draft: Agent Scully (IPA) – Season 4, Episode 8; Germophile, Fields of Rye, Prostator Doppelbock, Petit Blanche – Foeder Base, Germophile – Coffee, Petit Blanche – Nelson Sauvin.
Santa Fe Brewing Company — (505) 424-3333 (brewery), (505) 881-0887 (Green Jeans Taproom), (505) 466-6938 (El Dorado Taproom), (505) 780-8648 (Brakeroom)
(Headquarters: Sun 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Mon-Thurs noon-10 p.m., Fri noon-11 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.–11 p.m.; Brakeroom: Sun 3-9 p.m., Mon-Thurs 3-10 p.m., Fri-Sat noon-10 p.m.; El Dorado: Sun-Weds 3-10 p.m., Thurs-Sat 3-11 p.m.; Green Jeans/Tin Can Alley: Sun-Thurs 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.–midnight)
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, Oktoberfest. Call any location for a list of current draft seasonals.
Cans: All of the above are available in six-pack cans, including Oktoberfest, 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 (Original only), Boneshaker Amber, 2019 Skookum Barleywine, Dragon’s Blood Sour, Kolsch, The Lion Imperial Stout, The Cobra Imperial Stout, Imperial IPA (Rufina only), Winsor Trail Pale Ale, Beyond the Pitch (Session IPA), Sloppy Sloth El Dorado Hazy IPA, Southern Hemisphere 2920 IPA. Cans are not available at the Railyard Taproom.
Draft/Growler Fills: IPA, Kolsch, 2920 IPA, Rod’s Best Bitter, Agua Fria Pilsner (Rufina and Railyard only), Atalaya Altbier (Rufina and Railyard only), Brown Ale (Rufina and Railyard only), Rod’s Steam Bitter (Rufina and Railyard only), Cream Stout (Rufina and Original only), Winsor Trail Pale Ale (Rufina and Original only), Zapparado Pale Ale (Rufina and Original only), Skimboard Sour (Rufina and Railyard only), Redemption ESB (Rufina only), Second Street Abbey (Rufina only), Sloppy Sloth Hazy IPA (Rufina and Original only), Southern Hemisphere 2920 IPA (Rufina and Original only), Chin-Gose (Railyard and Original 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, Imperial Red.
News: Cases of 12 bottles of Honey DIPA are now just $45.
Events: Thursday—Santa Fe County Ale & Spirits Trail video release, 7 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, Witrock, DIPAcabra, Kiwi Lager, Canyon Rim Rye, Pajarito Red, White Crow Green Hop.
Bottles: Tripel Threat.
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: Saturday—Little Tulips with Velvet Visions and PSIRENS, 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 (nitro), Bad Medicine Honey DIPA, Cabin Fever Pilsner, Pomegranate Sour, Bearly Strawberry Belgian Blonde, Desperado Mexican Lager.
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, Dos Hefe, Oktoberfest.
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, Oktoberfest.
Live Music: Friday—Deja Vu Again, 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, Lemondrop Sour.
Bottles: 2018 Truth Serum (Las Cruces only), 2018 Whiskey Barrel-Aged Truth Serum (Las Cruces only), 2019 Truth Serum Barleywine.
Live Music: Today (Wednesday)—MG Bailey, 6:30 p.m.
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