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.
Usually we lead off this weekly roundup with an event at a big brewery, or a big brewery canned beer release, or something of that sort. The key is big, but sometimes, bigger isn’t better, and the smaller breweries can still have some fun worth highlighting. This week, five of our smaller breweries in the Albuquerque metro area are doing just that. The dynamic duo of Palmer Brewery and ReSource Brewing are joining forces with the good folks from Proximity Malt to create Little Red Riding Hop, a double-dry-hopped red ale made with the new Proximity Red Malt and El Dorado, Centennial, and Cascade hops. Its Friday draft-only release at both breweries will also coincide with the upcoming reopening of the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary in Ramah on September 16. Speaking of breweries teaming up, we already noted that Toltec and Turtle Mountain have teamed up to create a fresh-hop beer called Tortuga de Tolteca, which will debut later this week. And, not to be left out, Sidetrack has a big Thursday planned with a triple-beer release, including Bandcamp Wet Hopped IPA, and two versions of its Oktoberfest, with the second aged on oak.
There are a few notable can releases this week. Boxing Bear goes big with I Dip You Dip We DIPA on Saturday. La Cumbre gets spacey with Cosmic Drifter Hazy DIPA on Friday. The trio of Second Street, Sierra Blanca, and Steel Bender teamed up again for the charitable One for 5 Hazy Pale Ale, starting today (Wednesday) at all three breweries and at Albertsons Market locations throughout the state. Up in Santa Fe, Rowley Farmhouse Ales will be celebrating its fifth anniversary this Sunday (look for a separate story soon) with the release of Luminoso Italian Pilsner. Second Street will also have its Oktoberfest available this Friday.
On the new draft beer front this week, there some fresh options to check out for pints or crowler/growler fills. Bosque recently added Kill the Robots, a pale ale, and brought back The Last Straw, a hefeweizen. Canteen tapped more North 14 Pale Ale. High and Dry added Low Output (IPA), Sovereign Immunity (NEIPA), and Special Shapes #3 (IPA). Sobremesa rolled out Jam on It, a fruited Berliner Weisse. Starr Brothers decided to Rock On! with its new international pale lager.
Up in Santa Fe, things are quiet on the new draft beer front (for now). Over in Los Alamos, Bathtub Row tapped Talus SMASH Lager.
(WEEKEND UPDATES) Before we get to the new beers that popped up on draft, there are two news items of note. Kaktus Brewing will be closed until September 14 due to COVID issues. Turtle Mountain will be closed for Labor Day itself, though it has nothing to do with the pandemic, just a day off for the staff (so get some crowlers Sunday). As for those new beers, Bow & Arrow fired up their new small-batch system and put a Kolsch on tap for a (very) limited time. Gravity Bound added a new hazy IPA, Lost in Thought, and brought back a crowd favorite in Proof of Life, a Vienna lager. La Cumbre tapped Drenched Wet Hop IPA. Marble brought back a seasonal favorite in Pumpkin Ale.
Continue reading for all the news that is fit to blog for the week of August 30.
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.
Live Music: Friday—DJ Clout, 5-9 p.m.
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), 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 Underwater Hazy DIPA, Salt Money Gose, The Last Straw (Hefeweizen), Resto (Hazy Pale), Kill the Robots (Pale Ale, North and Nob Hill only), The Wanderer (Helles, Nob Hill/Santa Fe/Telshor only), Scale Tipper IPA (Telshor only).
Bow & Arrow Brewing — (505) 247-9800
(Mon-Weds 3-8 p.m., Thurs-Sat 1-10 p.m., Sun 1-8 p.m.)
UPDATED>>>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, Rad Vista Hoppy Pilsner, Lullabies, Legends and Lies Hazy IPA, Sunset Fuzz Hazy IPA, Kolsch.
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, Foederland Farmhouse Ale.
Cans: Denim Tux Lager, Strawberry Amigo, Scenic West Hazy IPA, Desert Water, Goes Well With Queso DIPA, Lullabies, Legends and Lies Hazy IPA, Sunset Fuzz Hazy IPA.
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. I Dip You Dip We DIPA arrives on Saturday.
Draft/Crowler Fills: All year-round canned offerings, plus Apple Bear Hard Cider, Hairy Mit Hefe, Bear Mountain IPA, Featherweight Session IPA, Juice Boxer Hazy Pale Ale, Lucille V.2 Pale Ale, Illusion IPA, Oso Otoño Oatmeal Brown Ale, Lucky 7 IPA, 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.
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, Social Capital Key Lime Pie, Hazy Vision IPA, Sun Soaked Hazy Pale Ale, Pop’s Pilsner, Mango Cider, North 14 Pale Ale.
Cans: Exodus IPA, Dougie-Style Amber, Laid Back Lager, High Plains Pils, Social Capital Key Lime Pie, Pop’s Pilsner, Hazy Vision IPA, Flashback IPA, Peach and Vanilla Wheat.
Live Music: Thursday—Baracutanga, 6 p.m.; Sunday—Nosotros, 4 p.m.
Other Events: Today (Wednesday)—Brain Gang Trivia, 6 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.)
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), The Outlaw Juicy Wales (IPA).
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.)
UPDATED>>>Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Where Lightning Strikes (Hoppy Pilsner), Turn of Phrase (Coffee/Coconut Lager), Calls for Rain (Hazy DIPA), Lost in Thought (Hazy IPA), Proof of Life (Vienna Lager), 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: Blonde Ale, Mountain Valley Haze, Princess Peach Wheat, Grizzly Amber, Tin Cup Stout, Hard Seltzer, Moscow Mule Ginger Ale, Norwegian Pilsner, Vienna Saazage, Pineapple Tart, Strawberry Rhubarb Tart, Apricot Tart.
Cans: Moscow Mule Ginger Ale, Hazy IPA, Grizzly Amber, Tom’s Blonde, Norwegian Pilsner, Vienna Saazage.
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: Hurry Sundown (Wheat), Yellow Talon Seltzer (with blackberry), Special Shapes #3 (IPA), Daydream Disaster (Hoppy Red), Planet-Arium (Porter), Disharmonious (Red IPA), SMaSHmere (IPL), The Karl Abides (Light Lager), Low Output (IPA), Sovereign Immunity (NEIPA).
Weekly Events: Today (Wednesday)—Desert Records Day with Red Beard Wall, 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—Otro K-Libre, 9 p.m.; Sunday—Sunday Afternoon Singer-Songwriters, 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.)
UPDATED>>>News: Due to a COVID exposure, Kaktus will be closed until September 14.
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Helles Lager, London Porter, Puddle Stomper IPA, Amber, Stout, Flubber IPA, Double IPA, Oktoberfest.
Bottle-Conditioned Beers: Bigger Ben ESB, Imperial Stout, Barleywine.
Live Music: Thursday—Hillary Smith, 6-8 p.m.; Friday—The Andrew Paul Quartet, 6-8 p.m.; Saturday—Panhandlers, 6-8 p.m.
Weekly Events: Today (Wednesday)—Jazz Jam, 6-8:30 p.m.; Sunday—Kaktus Kats Blues Jam, 2-5 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, Lager Softly, Oktoberfest, Luminosity Hazy IPA. Cosmic Drifter Hazy DIPA arrives this Friday.
UPDATED>>>Draft/Growler Fills: (house) Elevated IPA, BEER, Slice of Hefen, Malpais Stout, Ryeot IPA, Pyramid Rock Amber, Project Dank Summer Edition; (seasonal) Acclimated APA, Long Live WCIPA, Leichtweizen, Oktoberfest, Mosaic SMASH IPA, Green Cap Belgian Single, Drenched Wet Hop 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), 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.
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.
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) Day Ghost, Wee Heavy, Eastside Special Bitter, Pumpkin Noir, Vigne Rustique, Turkish Coffee Stout, American Pale Ale, Pumpkin Ale, 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) Thursday—Odd Dog, 7-10 p.m.; Friday—Squash Blossom Boys, 8-11 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. Little Red Riding Hop, a collaboration with ReSource and Proximity Malt, will be available this Friday.
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). Little Red Riding Hop, a collaboration with Palmer and Proxmity Malt, will be tapped this Friday.
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: Friday—Kari Simmons & The Groove Line, 7 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.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Basecamp IPA, Pub Ale, A Tribe Called Kolsch, MX Dark Lager, Railhead Red, MX Lager, Further West Cold IPA, Down with the Citrus, Alter Ego Altbier. This Thursday marks the release of Bandcamp Wet-Hopped IPA and Oktoberfest, with a bonus keg of Oktoberfest aged on oak.
Events: Friday—Marisa Leger Art Opening, 6-9 p.m.
Live Music: Friday—Adobe Disco with DJ Gabe, 5-9 p.m.
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, Brewberry Wheat, I&D Lager, No Stops Until Amarillo (Imperial IPA), Jam on It (Fruited Berliner Weisse).
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), Rock On! (International Pale Lager).
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. A small amount of One for 5 Hazy Pale Ale is now available on draft.
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), Double Raspberry Dynamite, Oktoberfiesta, One for 5 Hazy Pale Ale.
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), El Ojo Rojo (Red Ale), Odin’s Eye, A Nice Little Brown Ale, Bruiser The American Pitbull Stout (also on nitro), Rakau’t With Your Hops Out IPA, Last Sip of Summer (Apricot Wheat).
Live Music: Friday—Sloan Armitage, 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.
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. Tortuga de Tolteca, a fresh-hop collaboration with Turtle Mountain, will be on tap later this week.
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—Javier Ortega, 7 p.m.; (Nob Hill) Saturday—Adam Hooks, 6 p.m.; (Westside) Saturday—DJ Flo Fader, 6 p.m.; (Los Lunas) Friday—Nathaniel Krantz, 7 p.m.; Saturday—Lucky Mays, 7 p.m.
Other Events: (Wells Park) Today (Wednesday)—Poetry & Beer, 7 p.m.; Thursday—Tractor of Terror: Drag Me to Hell, 8 p.m.; Friday—First Fridays Comedy Contest, 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), Delta Ex (ESB). Tortuga de Tolteca, a fresh-hop collaboration with Toltec, will be on tap later this week.
UPDATED>>>News: Turtle Mountain will be closed on Monday so the staff can spend the holiday with their friends and families.
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, 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, Raz Tamna (Baltic Porter), Mellifera Honey IPA, Fields of Rye, Germophile, Petit Blanche – Foeder Base, Petit Blanche – Nelson Sauvin. Luminoso Italian Pilsner cans will arrive Sunday.
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.
Events: Sunday—Fifth Anniversary Party, all day
Live Music: Sunday—Two Left Shoes, We Make Fire, noon-6 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)
(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, 2019 Barrel-Aged Skookum Barleywine, Kolsch, The Lion Imperial Stout, The Cobra Imperial Stout, Winsor Trail Pale Ale, Beyond the Pitch (Session IPA), Sloppy Sloth El Dorado Hazy IPA, Southern Hemisphere 2920 IPA, Zapparado Pale Ale (Rufina only), One for 5 Hazy Pale Ale. Cans are not available at the Railyard Taproom. Oktoberfest arrives in cans and on draft this Friday at all locations.
Draft/Growler Fills: IPA, Kolsch, 2920 IPA, Rod’s Best Bitter, Skimboard Sour, 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), 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 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.
Live Music: Sunday—The Senators, 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, Witrock, Kiwi Lager, Canyon Rim Rye, Pajarito Red, White Crow Green Hop, Talus SMASH Lager.
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: (Silver City) Friday—The Senators with Paul DeHaven, 7 p.m.; Sunday—Blues Dawg, 2 p.m.
Other Events: (Sillver City) Today (Wednesday)—Trivia Night, 7 p.m.; Thursday—Karaoke on the Patio, 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.
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.
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