Welcome to the reformatted, more compact version of Week Ahead. It is a work in progress, so input is always welcome on what you all think. After all, this is for all of you as much as it is for all of us.
Down below, New Draft, New Package, and Notable Events are the same as before, though we are going to include in those what beers the new ones are replacing. The big changes are in the capsules afterwards, in that there really won’t be capsules. We have changed up the links to the breweries’ websites to take you straight to the current beer listings. However, if a brewery does not update its lists on its site, you will still be taken to the main page (this is also the case for breweries that have multiple taprooms where the separate beer lineups are listed, like for Marble and Second Street). That should cover you as far as contact info and days/hours of operation. If you would rather we put back in things like days/hours of operation, we can do that next week.
With the brewery listings, we will include a featured seasonal where applicable, highlighting an interesting/unique beer either on draft or in package. In future weeks, we will ask the breweries that contribute updates via email to pick their own featured brew.
Bosque tapped Lemon Pepper Saison at the Nob Hill taproom, with other locations soon to follow. Gravity Bound added Quick Take, a single-hop (Citra) hazy IPA, Corner Stand, a strawberry basil lemon gose, and tapped Spaghetti Best Western, an American/Italian Pilsner made in collaboration with Late Shift Lager House. High and Dry tapped Wrinkle Resistant, an American light lager. La Cumbre has a fresh batch of Green Cap (Belgian Single). Marble tapped Cool Guy Pale Ale. Steel Bender will roll out Pineapple Express Pale Ale, its collaboration with Cheba Hut, this Thursday after it was slightly delayed. Turtle Mountain tapped 411: Missing in the Mild, and Belma IPA.
Up in Santa Fe, Hidden Mountain added Wheatarindo (Tamarind Wheat), plus America’s Next Hop Model, the brewery’s entry into the 2022 NM IPA Challenge, debuts on Friday. Tumbleroot tapped Mimsy Wit. Further north, Red River Brewing added 8750 Kolsch, just in case you did not know the brewery’s elevation. Down south, Truth or Consequences Brewing will tap Jornada Lager on Thursday.
Ex Novo rolled out Grinning from Beer to Beer, a new pineapple hazy IPA, in cans and on draft. Harmon Lane has a fresh batch of Mountain Valley Haze in cans. Steel Bender gets into the season a little early with Oktoberfiesta back in cans and on draft starting today (Wednesday).
It is another really, really quiet week for special events, so if we missed any, please let us know ASAP.
Today (Wednesday) — Bosque is hosting Trivia for a Cause: Stranger Things at the Nob Hill Public House. Entry fee is $25, with all fees donated to the charity chosen by the winner. There will be a second round at the Telshor Public House on Thursday.
Steel Bender has brought back Sweet Bites & Beer, a special pairing of four delectable desserts with four beers. It’s $19 for all four pairings, and these will be available today and Thursday. The pairings: M’tucci’s Fruit Entremet with Esmerelda Italian Pilsner, Celina’s Biscochito Sandwich with Oktoberfiesta, Willieray’s White Chocolate Raspberry Cheescake with Raspberry Dynamite Kettle Sour, and Eldora Chocolate’s Lemon Lavender Chocolate with Wild & Krieky. A portion of the proceeds go to Lavender in the Village’s educational and agricultural programs.
Albuquerque metro area breweries
Bombs Away Beer Company — Featured seasonal: Hazy Chain DIPA V.14 (7% ABV, 100+ IBU), made with Ariana, Kohatu, and Talus hops.
Bosque Brewing Company — Featured seasonal: Oh Hey, Pinyon Jay! (5.5% ABV, 20 IBU), a prickly pear juniper wheat ale, made in collaboration with The Drinking Horn Meadery and Audubon Central Flyway to raise awareness of the Pinyon Jay and its habitat in New Mexico. Available on draft and in cans.
Bow & Arrow Brewing — Featured seasonal: Desert Modern (6.7% ABV), an IPA made with New Zealand hops, available in cans and on draft.
Boxing Bear Brewing Company — Featured seasonal: I Dip, You Dip, We DIPA (8.8% ABV, 100 IBU), another massive hop bomb from the brewery that specializes in such things, this one was made with (deep breath) Centennial, Chinook, Columbus, Citra, Falconers Flight 7C’s, Ekuanot, and Mosaic hops. Available on draft and in cans (taprooms only).
Brew Lab 101 Beer & Cider Company — Featured seasonal: Kiwi-Mango GoGo (5.7% ABV, 8 IBU), a fruited gose, as you might have guessed.
Canteen Brewhouse — Featured seasonal: Citranova (6% ABV, 26 IBU), a tangerine oatmeal lager, this summer staple is still available on draft and in cans.
Casa Vieja Brewery — Featured seasonal: Sharpe Dressed Man Chocolate Vanilla Stout is like two desserts in one.
Differential Brewing — Featured seasonal: Strawberry Blonde Ale (5.4% ABV, 19 IBU), it’s basically summer in a glass.
Downshift Brewing at Outpost 1706 — Featured seasonal: Gratitude Session IPA (4.2% ABV, 40 IBU), brewed to support local charities, right now $1 from every pint sold goes to the Shelter Fund of the Community Foundation of Lincoln County.
Ex Novo Brewing — Featured seasonal: Thiccbit (12% ABV), a pastry stout made in collaboration with Great Notion Brewing of Portland, Oregon, brewed with roasted peanuts, cocoa nibs, marshmallow, and vanilla. Available on draft (10-ounce pours only) and in cans.
Gravity Bound Brewing — Featured seasonal: Garden Spot, the cucumber basil gose that all of you just cannot seem to get enough of is back on draft.
Harmon Lane Brewing at Southwest Grape and Grain — Featured seasonal: State 47 Lager, a rotating seasonal, is currently a Summer SMASH.
High and Dry Brewing — Featured seasonal: Forest Cathedral Rye IPA (6.5% ABV, 70 IBU), a collaboration with local metal band Red Mesa, this unique brew features rye malt, juniper berries, and a hop blend of Idaho 7, Cascade, and Summit.
Hops Brewery — Featured seasonal: Killer Bee Pale Ale (6.3% ABV, 23 IBU), this beer is made with actual honey from killer bee hives in Southern New Mexico.
Kaktus Brewing — Featured seasonal: Formula 1 Pale Ale, because we just like the name.
La Cumbre Brewing — Featured seasonal: Lake Day Hazy DIPA (8.7% ABV), now available on draft and in cans. You can also pick up Trail Hazard Hazy DIPA (9.3% ABV) and let them battle it out for ownership of your palate.
La Reforma Brewery — Featured seasonal: Astronave (6.1% ABV), a hazy pale ale brewed with Galaxy and Citra hops.
Late Shift Lager House at The Craftroom — Featured seasonal: Hop Villain (6.8% ABV, 102 IBU), a beastly IPA that is a change of sorts from the lager-dominated lineup.
Lizard Tail Brewing — Featured seasonal: Musical Highway Pale Ale (5.5% ABV, 30 IBU), is another one that just wins with its name alone.
Marble Brewery — Featured seasonal: Brett Tripel (10% ABV), aged in red and white wine barrels, this is one big beast of a beer on draft only. Click on the different taprooms in the menu for the updated beer lists for each location.
Nexus Brewery — Featured seasonal: New Mexico Snow Storm IPA (7.2% ABV, 36 IBU), the runner-up at the 2021 New Mexico IPA Challenge requires your attention with the NMIPAC about to kick off again starting August 6.
Palmer Brewery and Cider House — Featured seasonal: 2 Robs Make a Rita, an annual collaboration with Starr Brothers Brewing.
Ponderosa Brewing Co. — Featured seasonal: Italian Pilsner, the winner of back-to-back gold medals at the 2021 Great American Beer Festival and the 2022 World Beer Cup, is available on draft and in cans.
Quarter Celtic Brewpub— Featured seasonal: Shire Fire New Zealand Pilsner, no Hobbit feet are required to enjoy this delicious lager made with hops from, well, you can guess.
Red Door Brewing — Featured seasonal: Mic Czech Pilsner (4.5% ABV, 30 IBU), at this point is almost a year-round beer, but we will still count it here, and you can take it home in cans in addition to enjoying it on draft downtown or in Clovis.
ReSource Brewing — Featured seasonal: Severe Memory Leak Tropical Sour is a rotation of small-batch sours from the ReSource Rarity series. This batch was made with almond and coconut and is truly, truly pucker-worthy.
Rio Bravo Brewing — Featured seasonal: Vienna Waits (5.5% ABV, 20 IBU) is now available in cans in addition to being on draft.
Rumor Brewing (formerly Ale Republic) — Featured seasonal: Love (4.4% ABV, 12 IBU), a smoothie sour with sweet and tart cherries.
Sidetrack Brewing — Featured seasonal: Hop Dip IPA (6.5% ABV, 100+ IBU) is billed as “a completely new take on an IPA,” so that just makes us more and more curious.
Starr Brothers Brewing — Featured seasonal: Foggy Monocle (6.4% ABV, 18 IBU), this oatmeal stout is a past two-time winner of the Brew Crew’s Stout Challenge that we hold every year around Super Bowl Sunday.
Steel Bender Brewyard — Featured seasonal: One for 5 IPA (7.3% ABV, 76 IBU), the annual collaboration between Steel Bender, Second Street, and Sierra Blanca is back on draft and in cans at all three breweries. Brewed with the experimental hop HBC 586, plus Mosaic, Sabro, and Citra, this West Coast IPA will see $1 per pint and 100 percent of all four-pack sales go to the Storehouse, a local food bank.
Thirsty Eye Brewing — Featured seasonal: Hazy Dayz Pale Ale was the most recent addition to the taps.
Tractor Brewing Company — Featured seasonal: The Dune DIPA just makes us wish they would hurry up and release part two of the latest movie adaptation of Dune.
Turtle Mountain Brewing Company — Featured seasonal: Koi No Yokan (4.55% ABV, 27 IBU), a Japanese rice lager brewed with Sorachi Ace hops.
Santa Fe breweries
Beer Creek Brewing — Featured seasonal: Get to Da Hoppa is an IPA brewed entirely with New Mexico-grown hops and barley. Available in cans and on draft. If you buy the cans and go home, you must immediately watch Predator.
Chile Line Brewing — Featured seasonal: A Huevo (5% ABV, 20 IBU) is a Yerba Matte-inspired beer.
Hidden Mountain Brewing (formerly Blue Corn Brewery) — Featured seasonal: Pepino Lager, made with cucumber and lime, is a perfect pairing with the food menu.
Rowley Farmhouse Ales — Featured seasonal: Chantal (8.5% ABV, 30 IBU), this French-style saison was brewed in honor of a friend of the brewery who passed away after a battle with cancer. Available in cans and on draft.
Santa Fe Brewing Company — Featured seasonal: Oktoberfest is back in cans and on draft, and we have no problem with this arriving in July. If Samuel Adams can do it, so can SFBC.
Second Street Brewery — Featured seasonal: Native Land IPA (6.7% ABV), a collaboration with Bow & Arrow, this Citra-forward ale will have all of its proceeds go to Flowering Tree Permaculture at the Santa Clara Pueblo.
Tumbleroot Brewery and Distillery — Featured seasonal: White Rabbit Wit, the first in a series of new witbiers.
Other breweries you need to visit
Bathtub Row Brewing — Featured seasonal: Mountain Lion Wheat Lager, which we only picked because there was a mountain lion prowling around Brandon’s neighborhood one recent night, but amazingly he was not mauled or eaten by it.
Red River Brewing and Distilling — Featured seasonal: Angry Bear Blonde, a double-strength blonde ale, goes great after hiking in the mountains.
Truth or Consequences Brewing — Featured seasonal: Blood Moon Cherry Lager, which surprisingly does not have any blood orange in it, but it still packs plenty of cherry flavor over a classic lager base.
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