The Week Ahead in Beer: Closing out the month of April in proper brewery style

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Usually after a busy weekend, a quiet one follows, but that is certainly not the case as we finish off April with a plethora of fun events and new beer releases. We will have separate previews on Canteen’s Day Drinking for a Cause and Auction Night with Red Mesa at High and Dry, both of which take place Saturday. Other notable events will take place at Bosque Nob Hill, Brew Lab 101, Marble downtown, and Thirsty Eye. Throw in a New Mexico United game, and this is quite a conclusion to this weird, windy little month.

New Draft:

Boese Brothers brings back its annual spring seasonal, Zeus Juice White IPA. Bosque tapped two new offerings in Kiwi Herman, a pale ale made with hops (but no kiwi) from New Zealand and Australia, and Sunday Soccer, a festbier to prep you for the final European league matches of the season. Ex Novo brought back Threat Level Turquoise IPA and She Sells Seahelles. Harmon Lane has a fresh batch of El Jefe Weizen. La Cumbre tapped Audible Red Ale. Marble is feeling the season with Spring Ale. Turtle Mountain is bringing back some classic recipes, starting with Mr. Hoover’s Steam, for a Throwback Series that will build up to next March’s 25th anniversary extravaganza. (UPDATES) Bombs Away added Hazy Chain DIPA v.17, with Huell Melon, Callista, and Mosaic hops. High and Dry tapped a new batch of Disharmonius Red IPA. Marble added a classic Porter to its lineup. Quarter Celtic tapped a new West Coast IPA, Goobs Conundrum. ReSource is Betting Against Our Future Selves with its new German pilsner.

Up in Santa Fe, Hidden Mountain will debut its collaboration with Beer Creek, Snow White and the Seven Brewers Scotch Ale, on Friday. Second Street has fresh batches of Agua Fria Pilsner, Boneshaker Amber, and Sloppy Sloth Talus Hazy IPA on tap.

New Package:

Bow & Arrow rolled out Native Land 2.0 Mexican Lager in cans and on draft. La Cumbre will bring back All In Hazy DIPA in cans and on draft this Friday, and will also debut Azulito Blue Corn Mexican Lager in cans and on draft. Second Street brought back its spring sour, Dragon’s Blood, in cans and on draft, and has also canned Kohatu IPA. (UPDATE) Canteen is bringing back Cabana Lager in cans and on draft.

Notable Events:

Today (Wednesday) — Bosque Nob Hill is hosting Emo Night from 7 to 10 p.m. For a $5 entry fee, you get to enjoy some themed cocktails, music, a costume contest, photo booth, coloring sheets, trivia, and prizes.

Thursday — The Native Guitar Tours, held in conjunction with the Gathering of Nations, will hold the first of its two music nights at breweries. Under the Native Stars will take over the patio stage at Marble downtown at 7 p.m.

Friday — The second night of Native Guitar Tours will be at Tractor Wells Park with Rising Stars at 6 p.m.

A two-night tribute to the songs of Bob Dylan, featuring a slew of local musicians, kicks off at Thirsty Eye at 8 p.m. It will continue Saturday night at the same time.

Saturday — Day Drinking for a Cause, benefiting the family of Mike and Marti Thrall, will be going on all day at Canteen, from noon to close.

The Fiesta Spring Market, a perfect chance to get the jump on Mother’s Day shopping, will take place at Brew Lab 101 at 2 p.m.

Auction Night with Red Mesa will kick off at High and Dry at 6 p.m.

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: Enthrall IPA (7.4% ABV, 65 IBU), with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Thrall family, is back 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: O’Danny Boy Irish Red (6.5% ABV) is still available on draft.

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: Tropic IPA, perfect for the blooming spring with notes of passion fruit, guava, and grapefruit complimenting the hop-forward ale.

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: Bock ‘n a Half (7.3% ABV), a delicious dark lager to give you a break from the lighter spring fare.

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: Raspberry Sombrero Wheat, a refreshing fruited wheat ale.

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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