ABQ Beer Week: Breweries keep things quite cozy on a quaint Day Seven

Now that’s more like it with multiple events on Day Seven.

After Tuesday featured just one event, things snap back to normal with multiple events today (Wednesday). A Los Ranchos brewery comes to the Sawmill District, Marble rolls out a new beer in cans and on draft, and Tractor and Brew Lab 101 have some of their regular events in the evening.

Featured Event

Every day we will pick what we consider the biggest, most interesting, most unique event. This does not mean you should go to only this event and ignore the rest. All of them deserve your attention, but realistically, you can probably only attend a few. So we will make our daily pick, and you can either jump on it, or declare the Crew is foolish (we kinda are) and pick your own.

What: Steel Bender Tap Takeover. Where: Two Cranes Bistro, 901 Rio Grande Blvd. NW. When: 4-8 p.m. Cost: No cover charge.

Details: A slew of Steel Bender beers will be on tap at Two Cranes, so order some delicious food, sample the beers, pick your favorite, and also enjoy some SBB giveaways from “the one-and-only” Bill Heimann.

Why you should go: If you love Steel Bender but have never been to Two Cranes, this is your chance. If you love Two Cranes but never get out to Steel Bender, this is your chance.

All the other great events

What: Guava Wheat Ale Can and Draft Release. Where: Marble (all locations). When: 11 a.m. Cost: No cover charge. Details: It’s pretty much as described, the release of this small-batch beer at all three Marble taprooms. Why you should go: Your fridge was depleted by the holiday weekend. Time to restock it.

What: Poetry & Beer. Where: Tractor Wells Park. When: 7-9:30 p.m. Cost: No cover charge. Details: Come one, come all to the monthly event at Tractor. It’s an open mic and poetry slam that just happens to be free to attend, judge, or even sign up yourself, starting at 7. Why you should go: If you’ve never been to this fan-favorite event, this is a good time to check it out.

What: Trivia Night. Where: Brew Lab 101. When: 7-11 p.m. Cost: No cover charge. Details: The weekly event is free to play, with the categories and themes randomized. You can have a team of up to six people, and yes, there are prizes. Why you should go: They have a wee bit of fun out there in Rio Rancho, so this is a good time to check it out.

Got any questions, comments, complaints? Send them to nmdarksidebrewcrew@gmail.com, or leave them here on our site, on Facebook, on Twitter (@nmdarksidebc), or on Instagram.

Enjoy yourselves out there, but please, do it responsibly.

Keep supporting local!

— Stoutmeister

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