We spotted the poster for Run with Joy at Canteen a while back, and made sure to note that when we reached the week of this charity event, we would lead Week Ahead with it. Well, that week is now, as the run is this Saturday at 8 a.m. The race is named for the late Lawrence Joy, a friend of the brewery, and it will raise funds for Mike and Marti Thrall as he continues his fight against cancer. The course will start and finish at Canteen, with a half marathon, 5K, and 1K. There will be live music at the aid stations, and a beer and a burrito will await the runners at the end of their races. If you’re interested, here is the link to sign up. The 1K is $20 for adults and $15 for children, it’s $40 for the 5K, and $80 for the half marathon.
Boese Brothers tapped Imperial Porter. Canteen recently brought back Cherry Wheat and added the new Heady Fog Hazy IPA. Ex Novo tapped Hell and Back (Helles Lager) and Land of Mañana (Oaxacan Paloma Sour). Flix is adding Super Barlio Bros Italian Pilsner in honor of a certain movie coming out this week. Gravity Bound tapped From All Angles, a West Coast IPA. High and Dry added Dislagersick (Light Lager), Dye It Blonde (Blonde Stout), Hop Ice (IPA), Koin Werfer (Kolsch), and Hop Pocket (IPA). Harmon Lane has introduced the SMEAD, a mead-seltzer hybrid. Marble brought back Eastside Special Bitter, while also adding Strata-C’s IPA. Rio Bravo added Spring Bock to replace Winter Bock. Starr Brothers tapped Hazette IPA. Tractor added Apricot Wheat on Friday.
This year’s Pink Boots Society collaboration beer, Put the Pilsner on a Pedestal, will be available in cans and on draft at multiple breweries (we do not have confirmation of cans at all locations, so call ahead) — 505 Spirits, Bosque, Boxing Bear, Canteen, Ex Novo, Gravity Bound, La Cumbre, Marble, Red Door, Rio Bravo, Santa Fe, Sidetrack, Steel Bender, Thirsty Eye, Tractor.
Up in Santa Fe, Hidden Mountain tapped Reverse Saazmosis Czech Pilsner. Down south, Truth or Consequences Brewing will bring back Mothership IPA on Thursday.
Ex Novo brings its popular Farm League West Coast IPA down from Oregon in cans and on draft this Friday. La Cumbre will resurrect two past favorites this Friday in Sun Fade Hazy IPA in cans and on draft, plus Father Nelson IPA returns in bottles and on draft.
Today (Wednesday) — Poetry & Beer is back at Tractor Wells Park at 7 p.m.
Thursday — Tumbleroot is hosting a metal show at its Agua Fria taproom, with Gorod headlining as part of The Orb Release Tour at 6:30 p.m.
Friday — ABQ Artwalk is back from 5 to 9 p.m. downtown, so check out the social media pages for Boese Brothers, Red Door, and Sidetrack to see what they have planned.
If downtown is a little too crowded for your tastes, a smaller arts event will be at Boxing Bear West Downtown from 6 to 10 p.m.
First Fridays Comedy Contest is back at Tractor Wells Park at 8 p.m.
Saturday — Boxing Bear Firestone will host a Brewery Tour and Hop Sensory Tasting from noon to 2 p.m. It’s $25 per person and you can purchase tickets in advance.
Sidetrack is bringing back its Cask Fest for another run from noon to 4 p.m., and we will have a full preview later this week. In the meantime, get those tickets.
Once you’re done running, or touring, or enjoying some casks, head over to Tractor Wells Park at 8 p.m. for the latest event by the Desert Darlings, Hops & Dreams: Alice in Wonderland Edition.
Sunday — Music on the Mountain returns to Rumor Brewing at 4 p.m. with Eryn Bent performing.
Quick News Bits:
High and Dry will be closed this Sunday for Easter. If other breweries choose to close, we will start a list here.
We recently learned that Desert Valley Brewing has closed its westside taproom. Desert Valley had ceased brewing a while back, selling its brewhouse to The Craftroom, which has since launched Late Shift Lager House. Desert Valley still had a following on the westside with its cocktails and innovative food dishes, but alas, it is no more.
High Desert Brewing in Las Cruces is closed indefinitely after a fire destroyed the kitchen last month. They have set up a GoFundMe to help out their employees while they are closed. We will monitor their social media for updates on a (hopeful) reopening date.
Bathtub Row is in the midst of a major renovation in the back, with the concrete floor being replaced so they can install their new 7-barrel brewhouse and other equipment. Their lineup will soon be mostly guest taps, so be patient, and soon the beer will flow again, better than ever!
Albuquerque metro area breweries
Boese Brothers Brewery — Featured seasonal: Burly Brown (6.9% ABV), one of the original recipes is back on draft, it’s hop-forward brown ale.
Bombs Away Beer Company — Featured seasonal: Anniversary IPA (6% ABV, 90 IBU), a red IPA that features the 2022 Yakima Chief Hops Veterans Blend. This year is comprised of HBC 586, Ekuanot, Idaho 7, Chinook, and Triumph hops. Well balanced hop flavor and aroma, tropical, citrus, and woody notes. YCH donates a portion of hop sales to the HunterSeven Foundation, and Bombs Away donates $1 from every beer sold to the EOD Warrior Foundation.
Bosque Brewing Company — Featured seasonal: Olde Bosky Porter (7.1% ABV, 30 IBU), one of the original Bosque beers is back on draft.
Bow & Arrow Brewing — Featured seasonal: Coffee Club: The Thunder (5.2% ABV), a flavorful coffee-infused Irish export stout, available in cans and on draft.
Boxing Bear Brewing Company — Featured seasonal: Scotch Rocket (8.1% ABV), a delicious wee heavy to keep you warm this Third Winter, available on draft and in cans.
Brew Lab 101 Beer & Cider Company — Featured seasonal: BBA Singularity Stout (10% ABV, 45 IBU), a beast of a barrel-aged stout, now available in 16-ounce cans, 22-ounce bottles, and on draft.
Canteen Brewhouse — Featured seasonal: A Work of Heart (7% ABV, 25 IBU), a new chocolate milk stout available in cans and on draft.
Casa Vieja Brewery — Featured seasonal: Tripel Threat, a hefty Belgian-style brew.
Cazuela’s Seafood & Mexican Grill
Differential Brewing — Featured seasonal: Pear Weiss (4.2% ABV, 20 IBU), a fruited hefeweizen.
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 has now been joined by the one of the other core beers, a coconut coffee stout. A pilsner and an American pale ale are on deck.
Enchanted Circle Brewing Taproom
Ex Novo Brewing — Featured seasonal: Sons of Scotland (7% ABV), a past medal winner is back in cans and on draft.
Flix Brewhouse — Featured seasonal: Paul Rudd is a National Treasure, a thiolized lager is now on tap.
Gravity Bound Brewing — Featured seasonal: Dawnest Before the Dark (9.3% ABV), a hefty imperial stout conditioned on Slow Burn Coffee and Amburana wood.
Harmon Lane Brewing at Southwest Grape and Grain — Featured seasonal: Barleywine is still available in bottles and on draft at the brewery.
High and Dry Brewing — Featured seasonal: Lamb with Fangs (5.4% ABV, 30 IBU), a hoppy wheat with an awesome name.
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.
JUNO Brewery — Featured seasonal: Vienna Lager, a smooth amber lager with a touch of sweetness.
Kaktus Brewing — Featured seasonal: Winter Bock, a wonderful seasonal dark lager.
La Cumbre Brewing — Featured seasonal: Miles from Cologne (4.8% ABV, 26 IBU) is back for another run as one of the best examples of a proper kolsch in town.
La Reforma Brewery — Featured seasonal: Bomba de Malta (8.3% ABV), another big old malt bomb of a Scotch ale.
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: Old Celtic Maverick (5.8% ABV), a collaboration English-style mild ale on nitro, brewed with Quarter Celtic.
Nexus Brewery — Featured seasonal: Frio Cold IPA (6.8% ABV, 58 IBU), is the latest addition to the seasonal lineup, made with 4.5 pounds per barrel of Strata hops, plus Citra and El Dorado.
Palmer Brewery and Cider House — Featured seasonal: Cockness Monster (13% ABV), a monstrous Scotch ale aged in whiskey barrels.
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: Irish Handcuffs (12% ABV), the annual imperial stout release, is back for a limited time.
Red Door Brewing — Featured seasonal: Wagoner’s Porter (7.2% ABV, 36 IBU), a tasty American-style porter that recently joined the draft lineup.
ReSource Brewing — Featured seasonal: Higher Frequency (9% ABV), a Norwegian ale brewed with hibiscus.
Rio Bravo Brewing — Featured seasonal: Black Sparrow (13% ABV, 60 IBU), a rum-barrel-aged imperial stout.
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: Accelerator (7% ABV, 20 IBU), we cannot get enough of this roasty, toasty doppelbock.
Sobremesa — Featured seasonal: Dos Años, a barrel-aged Baltic porter brewed for the brewpub’s recent second anniversary. The supply is very low, so get it ASAP.
Starr Brothers Brewing — Featured seasonal: War Face (9.6% ABV, 100 IBU), a behemoth DIPA.
Steel Bender Brewyard — Featured seasonal: Freddy’s Got Twenty (11.3% ABV, 80 IBU), an imperial stout aged in maple barrels that has quickly become one of our favorites, it’s down to just cans now, so get it fast.
Sunday Service Motor Company — Featured seasonal: No Brainer, a very tasty coffee stout, is the first beer made at the new brewery to reach the taps.
Thirsty Eye Brewing — Featured seasonal: Biscochito Liquido, a winter brown ale brewed with cinnamon and anise, it hits all the right spots for the season.
Tractor Brewing Company — Featured seasonal: El Dorado Gold (5.8% ABV, 50 IBU), a slightly hop-forward ale featuring El Dorado and Wai’iti hops, it offers up an alternative to the big beers of winter.
Turquoise Trail Brewing — The brewery is closed at its original location, and is aiming to reopen out in Moriarty. We will have more on this move when they’re closer to opening.
Turtle Mountain Brewing Company — Featured seasonal: Cosmic Campground (6.25% ABV, 66 IBU), a decadent black IPA brewed in honor of the International Dark Sky Sanctuary of North America, which is located in the Gila Wilderness of southwest New Mexico.
Unhinged Brewing — Welcome to the listings to this new brewery at 98th Street and Central! Go check out the opening lineup, which includes Non-Linear IPA, Jest-a-Lager, Foolin’ Around Brown, ScRew lOose StOuT, and Off the Rails (Red IPA). There may be some small-batch specialty beers available, too.
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, but due to its size of operation, the styles tend to change frequently.
Santa Fe breweries
Beer Creek Brewing — Featured seasonal: Longboat Cowboy, a traditional Sahti ale brewed with Kveik yeast, rye, and juniper boughs and berries.
Chile Line Brewing — Featured seasonal: A Huevo (5% ABV, 20 IBU) is a Yerba Matte-inspired beer.
Hidden Mountain Brewing — Featured seasonal: Naranja Sanguina (5.4% ABV, 15 IBU), an American wheat ale packed with blood orange puree.
Rowley Farmhouse Ales — Featured seasonal: Sepia Effect (5.3% ABV, 30 IBU), a tasty Vienna lager.
Santa Fe Brewing Company — Featured seasonal: Adobe Igloo is back in cans and on draft for the winter months.
Second Street Brewery — Featured seasonal: Mylodon Sloth Hazy DIPA (9.4% ABV, 42 IBU), a prehistoric beast of a beer, this one is available for a limited time on draft and in cans.
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: See the news above about BRBC. It’s all guest taps for a while.
Little Toad Creek Brewing and Distilling
Red River Brewing and Distilling — Featured seasonal: Steam Coffee Porter (6.5% ABV, 30 IBU), from the brewery: “Smooth and malty with a solid creamy head. Roasted grains are well balanced with base malts and just enough hops to offset any residual sweetness. Add in some coffee from Steam and it’s winter in a glass.”
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: Mastodon (12.6% ABV), a Belgian-style quad with flavors of banana, dried fruit, and caramel, then aged in whiskey barrels to add hints of toasted oak and rich honey, available in bottles and on draft.
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