The Week Ahead in Beer: Celebrating Earth Day the brewery way

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Earth Day is this Saturday, and some of our breweries will be celebrating with some varied events. Bow & Arrow will have a celebration on the patio from noon to 5 p.m., with Rowan & Wren Flowers will be selling fresh flowers, dried bouquets, and wreaths, and can help you grow your own bouquet transplants. Susan Reed will be on hand at 1:30 and 2:30 to demonstrate doing seed starters, and showing where to access free seeds. Hands on Clay, Sweet Mercy Farms, and Momo + Co bakery will also be in attendance.

Canteen, at both locations, will have a deal where you get a plant and a pint for just $12. Loose Leaf Farms will provide the seedlings for you to take home. Proceeds will benefit Seed2Need in Corrales.

Rumor Brewing will take advantage of its mountain setting for an Earth Day celebration, with Le Chat Lunatique providing the tunes from 4 to 7 p.m.

New Draft:

Canteen tapped Boysenberry Lime Wheat. Downshift will soon add Scooby Snacks, a West Coast IPA, and Smokey the Beer, a lightly smoked pilsner. High and Dry tapped Nuprin, a hazy IPA, and Bloodthirsty Dandy, a hoppy wheat ale. La Cumbre added Dunkel Jefe and Cherry Lime Gose. Late Shift wants you to get to The Choppa, a new Vienna lager. Sidetrack added Everything Isn’t Everything, a helles lager, and brought back Pub Ale. (UPDATES) Bombs Away brought back its Dunkelweizen. Ex Novo tapped a special collaboration with Cheba Hut called Weed be Good Together IPA, made with cannabis terpenes, but no THC.

Up in Santa Fe, Beer Creek is releasing a new Scotch ale on Friday, made in collaboration with Hidden Mountain and Madrid Brewing Co. Hidden Mountain also tapped Raspberry Sombrero Wheat. Down south, Truth or Consequences Brewing will tap Hefeweizen and La Peche, a barrel-aged peach/cherry saison, on Thursday.

New Package:

Boxing Bear brought back I Dip, You Dip, We DIPA in cans and on draft. Ex Novo has Puff Puff Passion back in cans and on draft. Marble will release its anniversary beer, Drink Me Hazy IPA, in cans and on draft this Thursday. Rowley Farmhouse Ales rolls out Germophile (Berliner Weisse) with Pomegranate in cans and on draft. (UPDATES) Bow & Arrow will release Wild Horses Couldn’t Drag Me Away (hazy IPA) in cans and on draft this Friday. Boxing Bear brings back Glassjaw DIPA in cans and on draft this Friday. Canteen has more Enthrall IPA in cans and on draft, benefiting the family of staff member Mike Thrall. Ex Novo resurrects another past favorite in Really Tied the Room Together Hazy IPA in cans and on draft this Friday.

Notable Events:

We already previewed all the Marble 15th anniversary events this week, so follow this link for the details on everything, including Saturday’s epic party downtown.

Thursday — Bosque Nob Hill will host Trivia for a Cause: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, so grab the wild card in your friend group and head on over at 6 p.m.

Touring blues musician Rick Berthod will perform at Kaktus from 6 to 9 p.m.

Friday — Gin & Jazz: Speakeasy Edition will take over Tractor Wells Park at 5 p.m.

Saturday — The Brewers & Distillers Cup returns to Balloon Fiesta Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We will have a full preview of this soccer-and-beer event later this week.

Boxing Bear Firestone will host a Beer Flaw Seminar to help homebrewers and craft beer geeks identify off-flavors in their beers. It will run from 1 to 3 p.m., and tickets are available online.

Monday — Metal Monday is back at Tumbleroot’s Agua Fria Taproom with Idylline headlining. The show kicks off at 7:30 p.m., with Alter Apex and Iwatchyousleep opening.

Quick News Bits:

Bear Fest is returning to Boxing Bear Firestone on May 27, and now through May 13 you can get an early bird price of $20 for your ticket. Follow this link and save a little money so you can kick off your Memorial Day weekend in proper fashion!

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: The R.E.D. Ale (5.5% ABV, 20 IBU), an Irish-style red served on nitro.

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: Beyond the Pale (6% ABV, 48 IBU), it’s a pale ale dedicated to metal lovers, so, um, all of us.

B2B Garden Brewery 

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: Plum Saison (6.3% ABV, 24 IBU), the recent anniversary beer won’t be on tap much longer.

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: Brunch Village (6.6% ABV, 10 IBU), a chocolate-forward dark sour ale.

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, though that season has passed and we all need to help drink up this batch.

Kilt Check Brewing 

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.

Lava Rock Brewing 

Lizard Tail Brewing — Featured seasonal: Biscochito Brown (6.4% ABV, 25 IBU), a proper New Mexican dessert beer, it’s a cookie in a glass.

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: The Udder Stout (5.1% ABV, 15 IBU), a proper cream stout.

Sobremesa — Featured seasonal: Dominator, a German-style doppelbock.

Starr Brothers Brewing — Featured seasonal: War Face (9.6% ABV, 100 IBU), a behemoth DIPA.

Steel Bender Brewyard — Featured seasonal: Double Lemon Dynamite (6.1% ABV, 5 IBU), which is still available in cans and on draft, and they will even do a sugar rim on the glass.

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.

The 377 Brewery

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: Season of Night (4.8% ABV, 20 IBU), a dark saison that our own Luke Macias helped brew.

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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That’s all for this week! If you have any questions or comments, leave them below or contact us on our Facebook page.

Keep supporting local!

— Stoutmeister

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