Rain, glorious rain, oh how we have missed you. While it’s not always ideal for our summer patio days, the monsoons have cooled us down after a rough stretch of unrelenting heat, and frankly, we always prefer our beer-drinking temperatures to be a little less than surface-of-the-sun hot. As things cool down outside, it’s a bit more mellow of a week, with just a couple canned releases announced (so far) and a fairly wide variety of new brews on tap. Hey, we could all use a week to just chill out and kick back.
Bombs Away tapped Night Vision Goggles, a dry stout. Bosque added Hatfield Lager, a hoppy little fella brewed with wine yeast. High and Dry tapped more Hurry Sundown (Wheat Ale), How Do You Spell Kolsch?, and Sovereign Immunity (Hazy IPA). La Cumbre added Cognoscenti, an Italian kellerbier. Marble recently added Cool Dad (Cold IPA). Ponderosa rolled out Raspberry Wheat Ale. Sidetrack has more MX Dark Lager on tap. Starr Brothers tapped Starrlite (Kolsch). Thirsty Eye will tap Hazy Dayz (Hazy Pale Ale) on Friday. Turtle Mountain tapped Kranbeere (Cranberry German Pilsner) and Proper English (Pub Ale). (UPDATES) Canteen added Fuerza IPA. Hops Brewery tapped Saison Summer. Lizard Tail is adding a Strawberry IPA on Saturday. Marble added Simcoe Pale Ale. Quarter Celtic tapped Fiona the 2nd (Belgian Blonde).
Up in Santa Fe, Hidden Mountain tapped Honey Ginger Kolsch.
Boxing Bear released Just Jonesin’ Part Deux, a mango lime tart, over the weekend in cans and on draft. La Cumbre will roll out Trail Hazard Hazy DIPA in cans and on draft this Friday.
Thursday — Sidetrack is hosting a fundraiser for Equality NM with DJ Halcyon’s Cumbia Night from 7 to 11 p.m.
Friday — Gin & Jazz returns to Tractor Wells Park from 5 to 10 p.m., featuring the Al Demarco Trio and The Bobcats.
Beer Creek is celebrating its fourth anniversary all weekend with the return of live music to the patio. Hot Box will perform Friday, followed by Joe West and Friends on Saturday, and Johnny Lloyd on Sunday.
Saturday — Rumor is hosting Tsunami Couture for Pride Month, featuring drag queen bingo, standup comedy, and DJ Sick Son from 3 to 7 p.m. (UPDATE) This event has been postponed due to expected bad weather in the East Mountains.
Sunday — The Marble Country Fest takes over the downtown stage from 2 to 7 p.m., featuring The High Desert Playboys, The WesternHers, Dirty Brown Jug Band, and Kyle Martin Band.
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: Sun-Mon Closed, Tues-Wed 4-11 p.m., Thurs-Sat 4 p.m.-midnight; Heights Brewpub: Mon Closed, Tues 3-9 p.m., Weds-Fri 3-10 p.m., Sat noon-10 p.m., Sun noon-9 p.m.; Los Alamos: Mon Closed, Tues-Weds 4-8 p.m., Thurs 4-10 p.m., Fri-Sat noon-10 p.m., Sun noon-6 p.m.)
Draft/Growler Fills: (house) Ala Lager (Mexican Style Lager), Tru Blu Pilsner, Duke City Steam-Style Lager, Bell Ringer Hazy IPA, Dr. Strangehop IPA; (seasonal) Blueberry Sour (Brewpub only), Mango Sour (Brewery/Desert Dogs only), Cherry Poptart Cider (Downtown only), Apricot Cider (Brewpub/Desert Dogs only), Ginger Cider (all but Downtown), Black IPA (Desert Dogs only), Irish Red (all but Brewery), Tart Cherry Cider, Zeus Juice White IPA, Kolsch, Porter.
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: Proximity Pilsner, Willie Pete Wit, High Speed Low Drag Lager, Bombs Away IPA, Actuator IPA, All Clear! Apple Beer, Ten Seconds to Helles, M1A2 Common, Just an Amber, SMASH IPA, H-Bomb Hefeweizen, Duke’s Scottish Ale, S.A.F. Hibiscus, BLU-82 Brut IPA, Night Vision Goggles (Dry 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: daily 11 a.m.–11 p.m.; Restoration Pizza: open daily noon-8 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, Brewers Bruises (Blueberry Lavender Gose), Honky Tonk Cantina (Fruited Kettle Sour), Michelada, Plata Salt and Lime Lager.
Draft/Growler Fills: All year-round cans, plus Brewers Bruises (Blueberry Lavender Gose/Telshor only), Emus and Aardvarks (Dry-hopped Blonde Ale/Telshor only), Märzen (Telshor only), Pop Ya Collar (Single-Hop Hazy Pale/Telshor only), Night Begins to Shine (Dark Lager/Nob Hill and Telshor only), Garden Grave (Black IPA), The Driving Rain (Hazy IPA/North only), Old Man Jameson (Scottish Ale/North, Nob Hill, and LC Public House only), Plata (Nob Hill only), Michelada (North and LC Public House only), Corduroy Confidence (Pale Ale/LC Public House only), Hatfield Lager (LC Public House only).
News: The Santa Fe Market Station taproom is closed while it is converted into a Restoration Pizza. We still await word on when the new Heights Taproom will open, but it is very, very close.
Bow & Arrow Brewing — (505) 247-9800
(Brewery: Mon-Weds 3-9 p.m., Thurs-Sat noon-11 p.m., Sun noon-9 p.m.; Farmington Rambler Taproom: Weds 3-8 p.m., Thurs 3-9 p.m., Fri-Sat 1-10 p.m., Sun 1-9 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: (house) Denim Tux Lager, Scenic West Hazy IPA, Savage Times Sour IPA,Bisti Hard Seltzer; (seasonal) Foederland Farmhouse Ale, Bloomfield (Biere de Mars), Grapefruit & Jalapeño Amigo, Vida West (Dark Mexican Lager), Country & Western Hazy IPA, Sunshine When It’s Gray (Grisette).
Bottles: Foederland Farmhouse Ale, Drop it Like it’s Hot Toddy, Foederland with Canutillo tea. Returning this week are With Love From New Mexico (Golden Sour aged on Seyval Blanc Grapes) and Desert Revival (Apricot Sour).
Cans: Denim Tux Lager, Bisti Hard Seltzer, Savage Times Sour IPA, Future Desert, Magic Desert Shop #1 and #2 (Imperial Stouts), Country & Western Hazy IPA, Sunshine When It’s Gray (Grisette), Galactic Road Trip (WC IPA), Sunface White IPA, Tropic Rodeo (Juicy Hazy IPA).
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) New Mexi-kolsch, P.U.B. (Pineapple Upside-down Beer), Polly’s Run Blonde Ale, Sucker Punch DIPA, Chin Hook Mountain IPA, Glass Jaw IPA, Just Jonesin’ Part Deux (Mango Lime Tart).
Draft/Crowler Fills: All year-round canned offerings, plus Apple Bear Hard Cider, New Mexi-Kolsch, Oso Otoño Brown Ale, Red Knuckle Irish Red, Featherweight Session IPA, Heavy Bag Hazy IPA, P.U.B. (Pineapple Upside-down Beer), Polly’s Run Blonde Ale, Sucker Punch DIPA, Low Blow Hefeweizen, Chin Hook Mountain IPA, Glass Jaw IPA, Just Jonesin’ Part Deux (Mango Lime Tart).
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 11 a.m.-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 Hazy NEIPA, Walter Wit, Blonde Bombshell, Ludicrous Speed Scotch Ale, Peachy Keen Cider, Sexi NuMexi Mexican Lager, Sienna Red IPA, Honey Brown Ale, Lockdown Porter, X-IPA, BOOM Shaka-Lager (Dunkel), NA Rootbeer, Emerald Isle Irish Red, Hop Heroine Pale Ale, To the Max Pilsner, Sunburst Orange Pomegranate Cider, Lauter to Prevail (Helles Lager), Hybrid Theory Kolsch. Defused, a non-alcoholic version of Blonde Bombshell, is now on tap and available in cans.
B2B Garden Brewery — (505) 407-2046
(Mon-Weds 4-8 p.m., Thurs noon-8 p.m., Fri-Sat noon-9 p.m., Sun noon-8 p.m.)
Growler Fills: Oso IPA, Oso Double IPA, The Duke English Pale Ale, Old Yelper Red Rye, La Cueva Mexican Lager, Grande Oatmeal Stout.
Canteen Brewhouse — (505) 881-2737 (brewery), (505) 200-2344 (taproom)
(Brewery and Taproom: Sun-Wed 12-9 p.m., Thurs-Sat 12-10 p.m.)
UPDATED>>>Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: (house) Flashback IPA, Dougie-Style Amber, Pecos Trail Brown, Dark & Lusty Stout, Exodus IPA, La Luz Wheat, Laid Back Lager; (seasonals) Peach Cider, Lenetsky Pale Ale, Crimson Pale, Export Pale Lager (Taproom only), Trail Angel Pale Ale (Taproom only), Pub Steam, Plum Wheat, Low & Slow Pale Ale, Citranova (Tangerine Oat Lager), Hazy Vision DIPA, Irish Red. Fuerza IPA was just tapped Thursday.
Cans: Exodus IPA, Dougie-Style Amber, Laid Back Lager, Low & Slow Pale Ale, Citranova.
Casa Vieja Brewery — (505) 363-5176
(Thurs-Sun 3-8 p.m.)
Draft/Growler Fills: Gold Medal Hefe, Ghost Stout, Every Day is Sundae Vanilla Stout, The Duke’s Red Ale, Wizard of Izz Lager, Casa Baja Dark Lager, Will Power IPA, Honey-Do-List Blonde Ale, Baby Blues (Blueberry Blue Corn 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 2-10 p.m.)
Draft/Growler Fills: Blue Corn Cream Ale, Extra Pale Ale, Pale Ale, Stout, Rice Lager (temporarily out), Irish Red Ale, Bock, Stout, Porter, Grisette, G&T Beer.
Downshift Brewing at Outpost 1706 — (phone number TBA)
(Tues-Thurs noon-8 p.m., Fri-Sat noon-10 p.m., Sun noon-8 p.m.)
Draft/Growler Fills: Stay Cordial (Chocolate Cherry Milk Stout), Spring Fling Peach Wheat, Gratitude Session IPA, Barleypop American Lager, Bread & Water Pilsner, Stop & Smell the Berries IPA. Snowday Hazy IPA is on tap in Ruidoso and should return to Old Town soon.
Enchanted Circle Brewing Taproom — (505) 433-2642
(Tues-Thurs 4-9 p.m., Fri-Sat noon-9 p.m., Sun-Mon Closed.)
Draft/Growler Fills: Contact the taproom for an updated beer list.
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; (seasonal) Stay Goalden, Puff Puff Passion, Heart of Rubbo (Schwarzbier), Krispy’s Kolsch, Koala’s Secret (Oceanic Pale Ale), Coorales Light, Farm Bier (Kellerbier), Summadat (Fruited Wheat Ale), Oh Behave (International Blonde), Cactus Wins the Lottery (Prickly Pear Sour), MASH WC IPA.
Cans: The Most Interesting Lager in the World, Mass Ascension IPA, Perle Haggard Pilsner, Stay Goalden, Nevermore (Black Barleywine), Kill the Sun ’21 — Classic, French Toast, Almond Joy, Gingerbread; Threat Level Turquoise, Puff Puff Passion, Hello My Name is Indigo Montoya; This Bock is Your Bock, This Bock is Maibock; There is No I in Steam, Krispy’s Kolsch, Farm Bier (Kellerbier), Fun Fax (Hazy IPA), MASH WC IPA. The collaboration with Gravity Bound, Desert Dessert, is now available for a limited time.
Bottles: De-Vine Malbec Sour, Platypus Dream Pinot Sour, Unexpect the Expected.
Flix Brewhouse — (505) 445-8500
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Luna Rosa Wit, 10 Day Scottish Ale, Nebulas Hazy IPA, Lucha Libre Mexican Lager; (Seasonal) Saison de Walt (Brett Saison), Hoppy That! (WC IPA), Vampire Juice Blood Orange Hazy IPA, Scarlet Wit, Hey Gose Ya Big Stud, Killer Bee (Honey Wheat), Buzz Lightbier (German Pilsner).
Gravity Bound Brewing — (505) 308-3081
(Weds-Thurs 3-9 p.m., Fri 3-10 p.m., Sat noon-10 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-9 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Subtitles On (German Dunkel), Proof of Life (Vienna Lager), Obscurity in Bloom (Hazy IPA), Nothing but Neon (Blackberry Lemonade Gose), Knee High (WC IPA), Double Shuffle (Hazy DIPA), Middle Spoon (Breakfast Bowl Sour).
Cans: Proof of Life (Vienna Lager), Obscurity in Bloom (Hazy IPA), Double Shuffle (Hazy DIPA), Middle Spoon (Breakfast Bowl Sour).
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 11 a.m.–5 p.m.)
Draft/Growler Fills: Tom’s Blonde Ale, Mountain Valley Haze, Princess Peach Wheat, Grizzly Amber, Tin Cup Stout, Merica’s Double American Pale Ale (DAPA), Hard Seltzer, State 47 Lager Summer Smash, El Jefe-Weizen, Honey-Do IPA, Red Chile Imperial Farmhouse, Strawberry Rhubarb Tart, Apricot Tart.
Cans: State 47 Lager Summer Smash, Merica’s Double APA (DAPA), Princess Peach Wheat, El Jefe-Weizen, Tom’s Blonde, Tin Cup Stout.
High and Dry Brewing — (505) 433-5591
(Mon 4-8 p.m., Tues-Thurs 4-9 p.m., Fri noon-9 p.m., Sat noon-8 p.m., Sun 2-8 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Special Shapes #3 (IPA with Idaho 7), Ghost of a Moon (Pale Ale), Lord of the Bling (Pale Ale), Rudderless (Light Lager), Santa Fe’s Broken Leg (IPA), Daydream Disaster (Red Ale), Black Hole’s Son (Stout), Cats from Japan (IPA), Call Me Mr. Flinstone (Fruit Beer), Hurry Sundown (Wheat Ale), How Do You Spell Kolsch?, Sovereign Immunity (Hazy IPA). Cathedral Forest Rye IPA, a collaboration with the band Red Mesa, is still available.
Hops Brewery — (505) 369-1378
(Tues-Fri 3-11 p.m., Sat 12-10 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m.)
UPDATED>>>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, Mountain Flower Hibiscus Cream Ale. Saison Summer was just tapped.
JUNO — (505) 219-3938
(Sun-Weds 2-10 p.m., Thurs-Sat 2-midnight)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Sour Raspberry, 505 Lager, D-Lite Ale, Amber Ale, New Hope IPA, XX Export Lager, Mickey Mum’s (Italian Pilsner), Sour Bebe (blackberry sour), Vienna Lager, Pilsner. Special Reserve Triple X Lager is now on tap, with all proceeds going to Ukrainian relief efforts.
Kaktus Brewing — (505) 818-7285
(Mon-closed, Tues-Thurs 2-9 p.m., Fri-Sat 2-10 p.m., Sun 2-9 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Longhair London Porter, Puddle Stomper IPA, Hard Cider, Formula 1 Pale Ale, Blond Ale, Amber, ESB (Big Ben), Maibock.
Bottle-Conditioned Beers: Bigger Ben ESB, Imperial Stout, Barleywine.
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, Obliviscaris Stout, McRojo or No (Red Ale).
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, Acclimated APA; (seasonal) Project Dank Summer Edition, Sun Fade Hazy IPA, Zuzax (Kolsch), Strawberry Gose, Imaginary Friends (Hazy DIPA). Proceeds from Juntos IPA are going to fire relief. Trail Hazard Hazy DIPA arrives Friday.
Draft/Growler Fills: (house) Elevated IPA, BEER, Slice of Hefen, Malpais Stout, Ryeot IPA, Acclimated APA, Pyramid Rock Amber, Project Dank Winter Edition; (seasonal) Sun Fade Hazy IPA, Flora & Fauna Hazy DIPA, Zuzax (Kolsch), Strawberry Gose, Imaginary Friends (Hazy DIPA), The Living is Easy (American Wheat), Juntos IPA, Cognoscenti (Italian Kellerbier).
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 (Hibiscus Wit), (seasonal) Bomba (de malta) Scotch Ale, Mexican Choco Stout, Passion Punch (Tropical Fruited Wheat Ale), Astronave (Hazy Pale Ale), X-12 IPA
Late Shift Lager House at The Craftroom — (505) 717-1985
(Mon-Sat 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.–8 p.m.)
Draft/Growler Fills: La Vida Lager, Hop Hero IPL, Brewster’s Bock, Clockwork Orange Witbier, You’ll Never Walk Alone Red Ale, Bitter Blue (English Bitter), Sex Panther (Czech Dark Lager), Klopp Kolsch.
Lava Rock Brewing — (505) 836-1022
(Mon closed, Tues-Thurs 3-10 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.–9 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) Caldera Amber, Pinché Cerveza; (seasonal) Strawberry Gose, Abo Red Ale, Imperial Stout, Stonehaven Scottish.
Lizard Tail Brewing — (505) 717-1301 (Heights), (505) 200-9810 (Industrial), (505) 503-7675 (Nob Hill)
(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, Nob Hill: Mon-Wed 2-10 p.m., Thurs-Sat 12 p.m.-12 a.m., Sun 12-8 p.m.)
UPDATED>>>Draft/Growler Fills: Whiptail Honey Whit, Lagarto Loco Mexican Lager, Horned Honey Pale, Reptilian IPA, Legless Double IPA, Alligator Abbey, Chameleon Amber, Basilisk Brown, Black Bearded Oatmeal Stout; (seasonal) Dank Azz DIPA, Schwarzbier, Ginger Mead, Apricot Grand Cru, Berry Cider, Dubbel, English Pale Ale, Plateau Pale Ale, Porter, Double Chocolate Stout, Biscochito Brown, Cherry Mead, Long Nosed (Tripel), Strong Scotch Ale. Strawberry IPA will be available Saturday.
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, Desert Fog Hazy IPA, Rita!, Safeword IPA, Dupy’s Dunkel, Pink Lemonade Lager, Guava Wheat Ale.
UPDATED>>>Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: (house, at all locations) IPA, Red Ale, Double White, Pilsner, Wildflower Wheat, Cerveza, Passionate Gose, Desert Fog Hazy IPA, Double White Triple Berry, Rita!; (seasonal) Porter, Pilsner Burquell, Nitro Pub Ale, LaterAide, Pink Lemonade Lager, Burque Tea Party IPA, Face for Radio (Kolsch), Cool Dad (Cold IPA), Dupy’s Dunkel (Downtown only), Liquid Munchies (Heights and Westside only), Vienna Lager (Heights and Westside only), Doppelator (Westside only), Guava Wheat (Westside only). Simcoe Pale Ale joined the tap list.
Nexus Brewery — (505) 242-4100 (brewery), (505) 445-1545 (Blue Smokehouse)
(Brewery: Sun noon-8:30 p.m., Mon closed, Tues-Thurs 11 a.m.-8:30 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, Chocolate Porter; (seasonal) New Mexico Snow Storm IPA, Oralé Mexican Lager, Lush Imperial Stout (Blue only), Class M Marzen, Bajoran Belgian Single (Blue only), Trampled by Tangerines Wheat.
Cans: Imperial Cream, Scotch Ale, Honey Chamomile Wheat, Oralé Mexican Lager.
News: The expansion of Nexus Blue is now complete, including the new bar with 16 taps.
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.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Milk Stout, 2 Robs Make a Rita (Gose), Special B IPA, Pool Session Pale Ale, Lowcard Lager, Conspiracy Cölsch, Ala Grr (Mexican Lager), Big Bro IPA, Double Hazy IPA, Little Red Riding Hop, Export Stout. 2 Robs Make a Rita, the collaboration with Starr Brothers, is back on tap.
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) Italian Pilsner, Maibock, Juicy Pale Ale, Raspberry Wheat Ale.
Cans: Blood Orange Double Wit, Italian Pilsner.
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.)
UPDATED>>>Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: (house) Crimson Lass, Mor-Buck IPA, MacLomas Stout, Pedro O’Flannigan’s Mexican Lager, Kill or be Kilt; (seasonal) Clean Pair of Schwarz (Schwarzbier), American Brown Ale, Pale Ale, Prince of Dortness (Dortmunder), Shire Fire New Zealand Pilsner. Fiona the 2nd, a Belgian blonde, was just tapped.
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: Mon-Thurs 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-12 a.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Levine’s Gardens: days/hours TBA)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Vanilla Cream Ale, Irish Red Ale, West Coast IPA, Mic Czech Pilsner, Pining for Maple Breakfast Brown, Unhinged Sour Cherry Cider, Blonde Ale (Downtown and Clovis only), Unhinged Cider (Downtown and Clovis only), Mail Order Russian Imperial Stout (Downtown and Clovis only), Otter Exotic Pale Ale (Downtown and Clovis only), Elevenses IPA (Downtown and Clovis only), Hop Heroine (Pink Boots New Mexico benefit Pale Ale), Tropical Synonyms Hazy IPA.
Cans: Vanilla Cream Ale, Irish Red Ale, West Coast IPA, Unhinged Cider, Unhinged Sour Cherry Cider, New England IPA, Pining for Maple Breakfast Brown, Mic Czech Pilsner, Tropical Synonyms Hazy IPA. Cans are not available at the ABQAx Taproom or Levine’s Gardens.
Bottles: Mail Order Russian Imperial Stout (Downtown and Clovis only).
News: Levine’s Gardens, located on Main Street in Clovis, has reopened for the season.
ReSource Brewing — (505) 312-8107
(Mon-Thurs 2-9 p.m., Fri 2-10 p.m., Sat noon-10 p.m., Sun noon-8 p.m.)
Draft/32- and 64-ounce Growler Fills: Que, Swiss? Lager, Clown Car Kolsch, Moral Compass IPA, Equality Stout, Bert Lips Schwarzbier, High on Pino Amber Ale, Smart is Sexy DIPA (ReSource Rotation), T-Minus “Whenever Feels Right” Mexican Lager. ReSource has four new Rarity beers that make up a Pride Flight, with four beers representing the four colors of the flag — Pink: Blood Orange Sour, Yellow: Pomegranate Sour, Green: Apricot Hefeweizen, Blue: Blueberry Helles. All are now available in full pint pours.
Bottles: ReSource now has 12-ounce bottles of their core beers available individually, or as a mixed four-pack. They will also take back your empty bottles and four-packs for re-use.
Rio Bravo Brewing Company— (505) 900-3909
(Sun-Weds 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Thurs-Sat 11 a.m.-11 p.m.)
Cans: Rio Bravo IPA, NM Piñon Coffee Porter, Summer Honey, Send It Pilsner, Stayin’ Alive (Blood Orange IPA).
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: All the canned varieties, plus Freak Juice Hazy IPA, Squirrel Nuts, ESB Amber, Peach Tea Ale, Green Tea Ale, 95 Schillings (Scotch Ale), Putin Royale (Russian imperial stout aged in cognac barrels), Barleywine, Blackberry Cuvée, Hop Heroine (Pink Boots New Mexico benefit Pale Ale), Tattooed 95 IPA, Dice Roll Hazy IPA.
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: Bug Juice (Berliner Weisse), Bella Vista (Czech-style Pilsner), Dean’s Pale Ale, Desert Monk (Belgian Dubbel), Sandcoaster (IPL), Red Mountain, Cedro Stout.
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: MX Lager, A Tribe Called Kolsch, Seca Stout, Basecamp IPA, Schwarzbier, Lemondrop Lager, Summer Ale, MX Dark Lager.
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, Poquito (Italian) Pils, I&D Lager, Chronically Juicy #5, Imperial Porter, Take a Lap (fruited wheat wine made in collaboration with High and Dry), Marionberry Sour, Strikeout Kolsch, Mesa Especial (Mexican Lager), Chronically Chronic (Hazy IPA), Peach Wheat.
News: Happy hour starts at 2 p.m. and $1 of cocktails and beer go to the Ukrainian Children’s Fund.
Starr Brothers Brewing— (505) 492-2752
(Tues-Sat noon-10 p.m., Sun noon-8 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: L.A. Woman (Blonde), Starr Struck (IPA), Red Zeppelin (Red), Lampshade Porter, Foggy Monocle Stout, Red on the Head (Scottish Ale), Hazy Baby, Cherry Bombed, Somos Cerveza, Starrlite (Kolsch). 2 Robs Make a Rita, the collaboration with Palmer Brewery, is back on tap.
Steel Bender Brewyard — (505) 433-3537
(Open daily 11 a.m. -8 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: (house) Skull Bucket IPA, Red Iron Red, Lloyd’s 3 O’Clock Kolsch, Compa Blue Corn Lager, Raspberry Dynamite, Mañana Hazy IPA, Esmerelda Italian Pilsner, Steel Bender Cider; (seasonal) Tangerine Dynamite, Salty Dog Grapefruit Gose, Hefe Lifting Hefeweizen, The Skinny (IPA), Nigel (Scottish Ale), Cherry Dynamite, Who’s Brett? IPA. Spring of Deception Maibock, a collaboration with the Crew, is still available on draft, but the kegs are dwindling in number.
Bottles: Ned’s Sour Pail, The Judy, Cinderella Story, Saison de Luxe, Los Ranchos Cider, 2019 Vintage Los Ranchos Cider, Wild & Krieky, CE-2 Cider Expedition, The Village Idiot (bottle conditioned).
Cans: Skull Bucket IPA, Lloyd’s 3 O’Clock Kolsch, Compa Blue Corn Lager, Raspberry Dynamite, Mañana Hazy IPA, Esmerelda Italian Pilsner, Brickie American Stout, Tangerine Dynamite, Hefe Lifting Hefeweizen, Cherry Dynamite.
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, Lean Layer (Amber Lager), La Llagerona (Mexican Lager). Hazy Dayz, a hazy pale ale, will debut Friday.
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.
News: Toltec Brewing closed for good last week, but we can report that someone else will be taking over the brewpub in the near future. Stay tuned!
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, Scorpion Hazy IPA, Extra Special Bitter, Bloody Helles, Turkey Drool, Dune Double IPA, Cranberry Ginger Cider, Oatmeal Stout, Luna De Los Muertos Russian Imperial Stout, Barnstorm Ale, Sub-Zero Hazy IPA, Hop Heroine (Pink Boots New Mexico benefit Pale Ale), Blueberry Berliner, Pilsner Roja, Watermelon Cider, Pecan Ale, Royalty Hazy IPA.
Cans: Acreage IPA, New Mexican Lager, Haymaker Honey Wheat, Mustachio Milk Stout, Delicious Red Apple Cider, Blood Orange Cider.
Turquoise Trail Brewing — (505) 717-1184
(Weds-Sat 3:30-7:30 p.m.)
Draft/Growler Fills: Run off with a Blonde, Audrey’s Red, Turn Me Loose Amber, Cedar Mountain IPA, The Tears Have Dried (Hazy IPA), Thunder Chief (Stout), Our Time (Wheat Ale).
Turtle Mountain Brewing Company — (505) 994-9497 (Original), (505) 404-0414 (North)
(Brewery: Tues-Thurs 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun 10:30 a.m.–8 p.m.; North Taproom: Weds-Sat 11-9 p.m., Sun 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for brunch, dinner 2 p.m.-9 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: (House) Wooden Teeth, Red Rye Redux, Hopshell IPA, Arsenal Porter, Widespread Haze IPA; (Seasonal) Get Bock Inside!, Deutsches Pils, Amalgamation Barleywine, Prickle Me Pink (Prickly Pear Sour), Nuts and Bolts (English Brown), Pineal Eye (Rye IPA), Koi No Yokan (Japanese Rice Lager), Sierra Nueva Pale, Kranbeere (Cranberry German Pilsner), Proper English (Pub Ale). Arsenal Porter is now a year-round beer, and $1 from every pint sold will go to Saint Javelin, a nonprofit working to help the people of Ukraine.
News: TMBC is still donating $1 from every pint sold of Widespread Haze IPA to help victims of the fires in Northern New Mexico.
Santa Fe breweries
Beer Creek Brewing — (505) 471-9271
(Tues-Sun 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m.)
Draft/Growler Fills: Lone Butte Lager, Turquoise Trail Cream Ale, Bootlegger Blonde, Tres Amigos Pale Ale, IP-Ayy, Get to Da Hoppa IPA, Rowe Mesa Red Ale, Picture Rock Porter, San Marcos Stout, Lizard Queen Imperial Blonde, Red Racer Imperial Red, Prince Jack Imperial Porter, Dragon King Imperial Stout, End of the Line Brown IPA. All batches of Get to Da Hoppa, Lone Butte Lager, Bootlegger Blonde, and Turquoise Trail are made with ingredients (barley, hops, yeast) that are all grown here in New Mexico.
Cans: Lone Butte Lager, Bootlegger Blonde, Turquoise Trail Cream Ale, Ip-Ayy, Get to Da Hoppa IPA, Tres Amigos Pale Ale, Rowe Mesa Red, Picture Rock Porter, 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, Barrel-Aged Dragon King, Barrel-Aged Prince Jack.
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: Mentirosa (dark amber ale), Pinche Guey IPA, Que Picante (red chile rauchbier), Como Pica (green chile rauchbier), Llorona (Kviek Lager), Lager 420 (Smoked Marzen), Chingazo (Pineapple Chipotle Sour).
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
(Open daily 11 a.m.–9 p.m.)
Draft/Growler/Crowler Fills: Berliner Weisse, Mexican Lager, Cerveza Fresca w/ Hibiscus and Lime, Feathers’ Brown, Prieta Especial Mexican Lager, Road Runner IPA, Oatmeal Stout, Mind Fuzz IPA, Antipodean Pale Ale, Honey Ginger Kolsch.
Rowley Farmhouse Ales — (505) 428-0719
(Open daily 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m.)
Cans: Germophile, Fields of Rye, IPA, Petite Blanche – Foeder Base, 8.5 x 11 West Coast DIPA, Mountain of Light – Plum.
Bottles: Reverie De Peche, Tea for Two, Biere de Mars, Supernatant (Fruited Sour), Teosinte (Farmhouse Ale), Fields of Rye (Foeder Aged on Cherries and Currants), Fields of Cypress.
Draft: Agent Scully (IPA) – Season 5, Episode 7; Germophile, Fields of Rye, Petit Blanche – Foeder Base, Petit Blanche – Nelson Sauvin, Mountain of Light (Gose-Style Wheat Ale), Fields of Rye (Foeder Aged on Cherries and Currants), Fields of Cypress, 8.5 x 11 West Coast DIPA, Mountain of Light – Plum, How Old is Old? (Flanders Oud Bruin). A new Munich-style Helles Lager has joined the tap list.
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, Colden Boi (Cold IPA), Te Gusta Bailar? (DIPA).
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) 954-1068 (Rufina)
(Both locations: Mon-Fri 4-10 p.m., Sat noon-10 p.m., Sun noon-8 p.m.)
Cans (at Rufina only): 2920 IPA, 2019 Barrel-Aged Skookum Barleywine, Boneshaker Amber, Barleywine Mixed Pack, Dragon’s Blood (Kettle Sour), Agua Fria Pilsner, Outlier Special Bitter, Sloppy Sloth Southern Passion Hazy IPA, Skimboard Sour. The Lion and The Cobra imperial stout mixed four-pack is still available.
Draft/Growler Fills: 2920 IPA (Rufina only), Agua Fria Pilsner, Boneshaker Amber, Cream Stout, Dragon’s Blood Sour (Rufina only), House IPA, Kölsch (Railyard only), Outlier Special Bitter (Rufina only), Rod’s Best Bitter, Skimboard Sour, Vienna Country Lager, XX ESB.
Tumbleroot Brewery and Distillery — (505) 303-3808
(Agua Fria Taproom: Weds-Sat 4-11 p.m.; Bisbee Court Tasting Room: Weds-Thurs 4-7 p.m., Fri 4-9 p.m.)
Cans: Sunrise Lager, Sunset Hazy IPA, Blue Corn Lager, Double Sunset Hazy IPA, Honey DIPA.
Bottles: Dry Hopped Tripel, Double Brown, Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, Sour Series (Red Ale, Cherry, Blood Orange Cranberry, Brown Ale, Blackberry, Blueberry), Funk Farm (Farmhouse Ale).
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Sunrise Lager, Patio Pale Ale, Sunset IPA, Double Sunset (all the way!) DIPA, Honey Double IPA, Gunpowder Ale (Barrel-Aged Strong Pale Ale), Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, Helles in Wonderland, White Rabbit Wit, Grateful Red (Imperial Red), Happy Pils. Take note, no crowlers at the Bisbee Taproom.
Other breweries you need to visit
Bathtub Row Brewing — (505) 500-8381
(Mon-Wed 2-10 p.m., Thurs 2-11 p.m., Fri-Sat noon-11 p.m., Sun noon-10 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler Fills: Hoppenheimer IPA, Dark Matter Coffee Mild, Jemez Hazy IPA, Munich Dunkel Lager, Caldera Kolsch, Prickly Pear Sour, Irish Red Ale, New Mexi Lager, Irish Goodbye 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.)
Draft/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 IPA, Pendejo Porter.
Red River Brewing and Distilling — (575) 754-4422
(Open Sun-Thurs 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Fri-Sun 11 a.m.-10 p.m.)
Draft/Crowler/Growler Fills: Lazy Bear Blonde, Greenie Peak Wheat, Sunshine Rye IPA, Catskinner IPA, Copper Chair Amber, Prospector Porter, Cabin Fever Pilsner, Bad Medicine Honey DIPA, Midnight Meadows Oatmeal Stout, Contagion Fruity Sour Ale (Raspberry Lemonade), Angry Bear Blonde, Desperado Mexican Lager, Wreckreational Hazy IPA.
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.
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.
Truth or Consequences Brewing — (575) 297-0289 (brewery), (575) 222-4986 (Las Cruces taproom)
(TorC: Mon-Thurs 2-10 p.m., Fri-Sun noon-10 p.m.; LC: Mon-Thurs 2-10 p.m., Fri-Sat noon-10 p.m., Sun noon-8 p.m.)
Draft/Growler/Crowler Fills: Cosmic Blonde, Irish Red, Buckhorn IPA, Street Taco Lager, Red Maven, Airstream Ultra (TorC only), 2021 Truth Serum Barleywine (TorC only), 2021 Fireside Tripel (TorC only), Masquerade Dark Cherry Saison (TorC only), Bravo Pils (TorC only), Prickly Pear Wheat (TorC only), Cherry Lime Sour, Fiesta Gold (Mexican Lager), Dark Skies Oatmeal Stout, Orangica IPA, Omega Haze IPA, Blood Moon Cherry Lager, Supernova Double Hazy IPA.
Bottles: 2021 Truth Serum.
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Hey there Stoutmeister I’ve been traveling out of state sampling beers in New England since June 14 and have missed your emails since June 22nd along with the welcome rain back home. Just wanted to be sure that I wasn’t accidentally dropped as I appreciate all your hard work to keep us informed of all things beer in New Mexico. Look forward to hearing from you soon. Bruce🍺🍺
We are on hiatus for a while. Work and life got to be too much for all of us, so we decided now was a good time to take a break.