Someone page Senator Bernie Sanders, because Canteen Brewhouse is hosting The Great Soup Off this Saturday at 1 p.m. This is another wonderful charity event to benefit beertender Mike Thrall and his family as he recovers from throat cancer. The general gist of this event is that for $25 you get a pint of beer, 12 soup samples, and a donation to Mike and his family. You also get to vote for your favorite soup on what is expected to be a bitterly cold day. So warm up, enjoy a pint, and do it all for a great cause!
Canteen tapped Ripple IPA at the brewery only so far. Downshift has two new releases that will debut in Ruidoso first, and then Old Town, in the form of Easy Does It (Czech Dark Lager) and Snowdance IPA, which debut on Thursday and Saturday, respectively. Harmon Lane tapped Dark Helmet (Schwarzbier) and Aged Stout, with the latter on draft only, no crowlers. High and Dry brought back Lord of the Bling Pale Ale. Kaktus has some fresh Amber Ale. Tractor will bring back Turkey Drool this Friday, one of our all-time favorite seasonals. (UPDATE) Bow & Arrow will tap Big S’mores Energy Imperial Stout on Friday. Gravity Bound added Crumblin’ Blues, a blueberry crumble sour. La Cumbre tapped a new Munchener Dunkel. Marble and Second Street will release their new collab, Consigliere Italian Pilsner, this Friday. Marble also tapped a Pale Ale. Ponderosa added Winter Flurries Hazy IPA.
Up in Santa Fe, Beer Creek thinks Friday is a nice day for a Black Wedding IPA. Down south, Truth or Consequences Brewing goes big with the return of Mastodon, a barrel-aged Belgian dark strong, this Thursday (and it will be available in bottles, too). (UPDATE) Hidden Mountain will tap Sophisticator Doppelbock on Friday.
Boxing Bear brought back Scotch Rocket in cans and on draft. Ex Novo resurrected Penguin Tuxedo Stout in cans and on draft, while also adding the new Between the Spreadsheets Hoppy Lager, also in cans and on draft. Ex Novo is also bringing back Nevermore, the barrel-aged black barleywine, in cans and on draft this Friday. Steel Bender is going a different route with the return of Mango Dynamite in cans and on draft this Thursday. Second Street will release Rod’s Best Bitter in cans for the first time this Thursday, plus Sloppy Sloth El Dorado Hazy IPA cans are now available. (UPDATES) Boxing Bear also released Bear Cave IPA in cans and on draft. La Cumbre releases Hop Tumbler Hazy IPA in cans and on draft on Friday.
Today (Wednesday) and Thursday — Bosque is hosting two of its Trivia for a Cause nights at two different taprooms. First up, it’s Harry Potter trivia at the Northeast Heights taproom tonight at 5. Then, Gilmore Girls trivia takes over the Nob Hill taproom Thursday at 5 p.m. Both events are already sold out, so apologies if you did not sign up in time.
Thursday — Rio Bravo will be hosting Friendsgiving, a four-course meal with special beer pairings. The cost is $60 per person, or $100 for couples. Make reservations at 505-900-3909.
Saturday — Tractor Wells Park will bring back its popular Powerpoint Karaoke at 6 p.m.
Sunday — The Six Pack Running Series is back at Canteen at 11 a.m.
Tuesday — Adult Coloring Night, benefiting Agora, returns to High and Dry from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For just $5, you get a coloring sheet and colored pencils, with the proceeds going to the crisis center.
Quick News Bits:
Rowley Farmhouse Ales has become a cashless business after a string of robberies. Please check their social media for more details.
The New Mexico Brewers Guild is looking for a new executive director. Tess Vidalis is resigning at the end of the year, ending her term two years early. If you are interested in applying, visit the Guild website.
Albuquerque metro area breweries
Bombs Away Beer Company — Featured seasonal: Hazy Chain DIPA v.15 (6.45% ABV, 100+ IBU), featuring a combo of Warrior, Mosaic, and Sabro hops.
Bosque Brewing Company — Featured seasonal: Little Tipper IPA (6.2% ABV, 45 IBU), a sessionable version of the popular Scale Tipper.
Bow & Arrow Brewing — Featured seasonal: Dark Harvest Dunkelweizen (6.9% ABV, 14 IBU), available on draft for a limited time, this German-style wheat beer has a new recipe since the last time it was brewed as a collab.
Boxing Bear Brewing Company — Featured seasonal: Bear Knuckle IPA (7.7% ABV, 80 IBU), the four-time winner of the NM IPA Challenge is back on tap and in cans.
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: Pond Hopper (6.3% ABV, 24 IBU), an English ale made in collaboration with Malteurop Malting.
Casa Vieja Brewery — Featured seasonal: Sharpe Dressed Man Chocolate Vanilla Stout is like two desserts in one.
Cazuela’s Seafood & Mexican Grill
Differential Brewing — Featured seasonal: Red Corn Rye Lager (4.8% ABV, 16 IBU) is a summer lager with a nice rye bite to it.
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.
Echoes Brewery — Featured seasonal: Echoes IPA, their first beer is a hoppy, but not too hoppy, introduction to the new brewery on Gold in the old Burt’s Tiki Lounge space. Look for a full preview later this week!
Enchanted Circle Brewing Taproom
Ex Novo Brewing — Featured seasonal: Pastry Supernova (11% ABV), a monstrously delicious barrel-aged pastry stout, available in cans and on tap for a limited time.
Flix Brewhouse — Featured seasonal: FlixBrühaus, their version of an Oktoberfest.
Gravity Bound Brewing — Featured seasonal: Your Place or Stein?, a very traditional Oktoberfest, drier and less sweet than most of its local counterparts.
Harmon Lane Brewing at Southwest Grape and Grain — Featured seasonal: Pumpkin Porter (6.9% ABV, 21 IBU), a darker take on a traditional pumpkin ale.
High and Dry Brewing — Featured seasonal: How Do You Spell Kolsch?, a sweet, delicious treat of a beer whose supply has nearly run out.
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: Helles Lager, which is pretty much the closest beer they have to being a year-round offering, because the regulars in Bernalillo demand it all the time.
La Cumbre Brewing — Featured seasonal: Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Excellence (7% ABV, 70 IBU), a collaboration IPA between LC and Colorado’s Cannonball Creek and Comrade. Cans are out, so the last of it is on tap only.
La Reforma Brewery — Featured seasonal: Copper Canyon Pale Ale (6.9% ABV), which benefits two children’s orphanages in the Copper Canyon region of Northern Mexico. It is also available at La Cumbre, Santa Fe, Steel Bender, and Tractor.
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: Long Nosed Tripel (9.2% ABV, 30 IBU), the biggest beer on the menu.
Marble Brewery — Featured seasonal: Westside Coast IPA (7% ABV), brewed for the 10th anniversary of the Westside Taproom, with a lovely hop bill of Citra, Galaxy, Mosaic, and Sabro. 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 had another strong finish at the 2022 NMIPAC, coming in fourth.
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: Becca’s Blend, a spunky little red rye IPA.
Red Door Brewing — Featured seasonal: Hibiscus White IPA is still available on draft for a limited time.
ReSource Brewing — Featured seasonal: Summer of Equality Stout, a lower ABV version of their popular house stout.
Rio Bravo Brewing — Featured seasonal: Vienna Waits (5.5% ABV, 20 IBU), a delightful amber lager.
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: Railyard Reaper Oatmeal Stout (5.2% ABV, 28 IBU), when the brewer tells you it’s his homage to Sleeping Dog Stout of the late Chama River, you instantly order a pint.
Sobremesa — Featured seasonal: Dos Años, a barrel-aged Baltic porter brewed for the brewpub’s recent second anniversary.
Starr Brothers Brewing — Featured seasonal: Herban Cowboy Hazy IPA, a collaboration with Boxing Bear that is just a wee bit dank.
Steel Bender Brewyard — Featured seasonal: Hey Man, Nice Shorts (6.5% ABV, 48 IBU), a delightful pale ale brewed in honor of staff member Bill Heimann.
Thirsty Eye Brewing — Featured seasonal: Good Gourd, a pumpkin and cranberry brown ale that just seems perfect for holiday parties, plus you can get it on nitro in the taproom.
Tractor Brewing Company — Featured seasonal: Javi Pre-Prohibition Lager (4.9% ABV, 23 IBU), a special beer brewed in the memory of Javier “Javi” Garcia, a friend of the brewery who tragically lost his life in a bicycle accident.
Turquoise Trail Brewing — The brewery is closed at its original location, but is looking for a new home elsewhere in Albuquerque, as we covered here.
Turtle Mountain Brewing Company — Featured seasonal: The Zeus Effect (4.3% ABV, 50 IBU), a session wet-hop IPA, will have $1 donated to Special Olympics from every pint sold.
Vision City Brewstillery — Featured seasonal: Double Vision (7.1% ABV), a strong Belgian wheat, is one of several beers on tap at this new brewery/distillery, which we already previewed.
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: Adobe Igloo is back in cans and on draft for the winter months.
Second Street Brewery — Featured seasonal: Boondock Skye (4.8% ABV, 35 IBU) is a crushable session IPA that everyone needs to drink up to make room for new seasonals.
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: Owl Peak Blue Corn Lager (5.4% ABV, 14 IBU), a collaboration lager with Owl Peak Farm in La Madera.
Little Toad Creek Brewing and Distilling
Red River Brewing and Distilling — Featured seasonal: Cacao Fuego, a chocolate-and-green-chile stout, will keep you warm even as the mountain nights grow colder.
Sierra Blanca Brewing — Featured seasonal: Peanut Butter Porter, because let’s face it, there aren’t many NM breweries using peanut butter in their beers, but it’s still a very popular adjunct.
Truth or Consequences Brewing — Featured seasonal: Margarita Sour, a tart golden ale that is enhanced with subtle flavors of lime, tequila, and orange liqueur.
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