Greetings, New Mexico craft beer lovers. Stoutmeister here with The Week Ahead in Beer. This column covers all the breweries in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties, with Santa Fe’s four breweries and one down in Socorro and the other in Los Alamos also joining the party.
First things first, a huge thank you to everyone who showed up on Friday night for Hails and Ales. The first metal night at Tractor Wells Park was a hit, drawing a big crowd, and nobody got too rowdy out there. The result? It was such a hit that it will become a monthly event! Yes, there will be more metal shows at one of our local breweries. Hopefully the other breweries have taken notice that metal fans will show up in large numbers, and they will keep things safe and not go smashing pint glasses or anything like that. Start booking metal bands! They need the venues, and breweries can always use more thirsty patrons.
As for this week, since we went a whole week without a brewery celebrating an anniversary, along comes Boese Brothers celebrating their first. It all kicks off Saturday at 1 p.m. with live music, a special beer (101 Anniversary Double IPA), and something called the Beer Game Pentathlon. What the heck is that? Form a team of friends, head over to Boese Brothers anytime this week to register, and then get ready to compete in Wallhooky, Foosball, Cornhole, Shuffleboard, and Galaga. Meanwhile, over at the Green Jeans Farmery, Santa Fe Brewing is bringing out their Oktoberfest in August, because everyone is seemingly bringing out their marzens a month early. Hey, that’s just fine, since it is always a delicious beer. Get $3 pints all day at the taproom, plus there will be live music from 3 to 9 p.m. (see their entry below for the bands).
On the new beer front this week, there are a few other new options to check out. Bosque has their final S.M.A.S.H. entry, this one made with Simcoe, plus Old Man Jameson is back for another run. Bow & Arrow has a fresh batch of Wayward Arrow Hefeweizen. Dunkel Jefe returns to the lineup at La Cumbre. Marble is feeling a bit tart with The Duchess, plus Red Light Lager makes its return. Nexus keeps up with the Star Trek theme with Blood Orange Worf-a-Weizen, debuting today at the Silver taproom. Red Door rolls out Nieuwe Bruin.
Up in Santa Fe, it is all quiet this week. Well, save for Oktoberfest, which will of course be available at both SFBC locations up there in addition to the ABQ taproom. UPDATE: Second Street has Fulcrum IPA back on tap, plus Centennial Pale Ale.
Continue reading for all the news that is fit to blog for the week of August 8.
To break down each “capsule,” I listed the brewery (with Web page linked), its phone number and hours of operation. Under “Beers” are the new or seasonal beers on tap for this week.
Albuquerque metro area breweries
Albuquerque Brewing Co. — (505) 797-1842
(Mon–Fri 3-10 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun noon-8 p.m.)
Beers: Tilted Windmill IPA, High Plains Drafter Blonde, Duke’s Pale Ale, Imperial Red, Session IPA, Bayou Smash Saison, American Golden Stout, Vienna Amber. The Tilted Windmill is now the permanent IPA on tap at ABC. The Vienna Amber is the newest addition.
Live Music: TBA
Other Events: Every Monday will now be game night at ABC, with everything from Pokemon to Cards Against Humanity. Also, all Blonde pints are just $2.50.
There will be a karaoke contest today (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. Check their Facebook page for more details.
ABC will host a cornhole tournament on Saturday at 4 p.m.
Happy Hour/Discounts: Monday–Saturday, 3 to 6 p.m.; Sunday, all day
Alien Brew Pub — (505) 884-1116
(Mon–Thurs 11 a.m.–midnight, Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–2 a.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–midnight)
Beers: Call the number above for details on any small-batch beers currently available. They change frequently. The rest of the lineup is from the Sierra Blanca/Rio Grande family of beers.
Back Alley Draft House — (505) 766-8590
(Sun–Weds 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thurs–Sat 4 p.m. to midnight)
Beers: Contact the brewery for an updated list.
Happy Hour/Discounts: Sundays are Service Nights at Back Alley, with $2 off all beers for service industry workers. Bring your server’s ID and you will be rewarded. All beers are $1 off on Tuesdays.
(B2B: Mon–Tues 4-9 p.m., Weds noon-9 p.m., Thurs–Sat noon-9:30 p.m., Sun noon-9 p.m.; Lobo: open every day 4 p.m. to close)
Beers: Contact the brewery for an updated list.
The Blue Grasshopper — (505) 896-8579
(Noon to 11 p.m. most days, call for more info)
Beers: June Bock, Kreem Ale. Well, look at that. Two house beers on tap, both brewed especially for summer.
Live Music: Bands perform from 6 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday through Saturday. Click the link for the schedule.
Boese Brothers Brewery — (505) 382-7060
(Hours: Mon–Thurs 3 p.m.–midnight, Fri 3 p.m.–2 a.m., Sat noon–2 a.m., Sun noon–10 p.m.)
Beers: Patriot Porter, La Onza White Ale, Dr. Strangehop XPA, Duke City Lager, Cherry Bomb, Sour Strangehop. The newest beers are the Cherry Bomb, a cherry wheat, and Sour Strangehop, a variation on the XPA. The 101 Anniversary Double IPA debuts Saturday for their anniversary party, as the name might imply.
Happy Hour/Discounts: Boese will have a happy hour from 3 to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, with $3 pints. You can also get $3 pints all day Tuesday and $6 growler fills all day Wednesday.
News: They are still working on building their website. You can follow them on their Facebook page.
Bosque Brewing Company — (505) 750-7596 (main brewery), (505) 508-5967 (Nob Hill Public House), (575) 571-4626 (Las Cruces Taproom)
(Main brewery on San Mateo: Mon–Thurs 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.-midnight, Sun noon-8 p.m.; Nob Hill: Mon–Weds 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Thurs 11 a.m.-midnight, Fri–Sat 11 a.m.-1 a.m., Sun noon-11 p.m.; Las Cruces: Sun–Thurs noon-11 p.m., Fri–Sat noon-midnight)
Beers: Imperial Popcorn Pilsner, Hot Bosque, Belgian Golden Strong, River Lager, Simcoe S.M.A.S.H., Old Man Jameson. The River Lager (6.5% ABV, 90 IBU) is a variation of the Riverwalker IPA made in a lager style. Old Man Jameson is a delicious, malty Scottish export ale.
Happy Hour/Discounts: Bosque has a happy hour running from 3-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and all day on Sunday. Look for special menu items and get $1 off your favorite pints.
Bow & Arrow Brewing — (505) 247-9800
(Mon-Weds 3–10 p.m., Thurs 3–11 p.m., Fri-Sat noon–midnight, Sun noon–9 p.m.)
Beers: Flint & Grit (British Mild), Sun Dagger (Saison), Crossed Arrows (Scotch Ale), Hoka Hey (IPA), Jemez Field Notes Lager, Desert Standard Hop Session, Wildorado Unfiltered Wild Rice Pale Ale, Rustic Oak Robust Porter, Belgian Pale Ale, Wayward Arrow Hefeweizen. The most recent additions are the Wildorado, Rustic Oak, Belgian Pale, and the Desert Standard Hop Session. The hefeweizen is back after a short absence.
Happy Hour/Discounts: Bow & Arrow has happy hour every Monday through Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. Get $1 off pints.
Boxing Bear Brewing Company — (505) 897-2327
(Sun-Thurs 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-11 p.m.)
Beers: Centennial S.M.A.S.H., Kerfuffle British IPA, Bare Knuckle IPA (nitro only), Featherweight Session IPA, Bearcat Altbier, Bearfuzz Peach Sour, Vantablack Russian Imperial Stout, Baltic Bear Porter (bombers only). Bear Knuckle was the winning entry at the IPA Challenge, so get some before it disappears again. The Bearfuzz was the second anniversary beer and it can be found for sale in bombers as well as on tap.
Happy Hour/Discounts: Every day at lunchtime (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.), for just $10 you can get a pint and a panini of your choice.
Events: Geeks Who Drink is held every Wednesday from 8 to 10 p.m. at Boxing Bear.
Broken Trail Brewery & Distillery (formerly Distillery 365) — (505) 221-6281
(Mon-Thu 3-9 p.m., Fri 3-10 p.m., Sat noon-10 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-8 p.m.)
Beers: Otero ESB, Lone Pine Pilsner, Sancho Saison. New names, same (good) beers.
Live Music (main location): Sunday—D’Santi Nava CD release party, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Live Music (Green Jeans taproom): TBA
Other Events: 10 Drink Minimum host a Cards Against Humanity night at the main location every Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Broken Trail has a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar at the main location. You can purchase three bloodies for just $20.
Canteen Brewhouse — (505) 881-2737
(Sun–Thurs noon–10 p.m., Fri–Sat noon–midnight)
Beers: Fete Lager, Mongrel DIPA, Solana Summer Ale, Sol Quest Saison, Peach Vanilla Wheat, Canteen Cabana, Tail Waggin’ (on nitro). The Canteen Cabana is an interpretation of a Mexican-style lager. For those wondering, yes, Mongrel was the runner-up entry at the IPA Challenge.
Live Music: Thursday—The Tumbleweeds, 6 to 9 p.m.; Sunday—Todd Tijerina, 4 to 7 p.m.
Cazuela’s Seafood & Mexican Grill — (505) 994-9364
(Open daily 8 a.m.-10 p.m.)
Beers: Papacabra (Double IPA), Acapulco Gold (Mexican Lager), Chupacabra IPA, Piedra del Fuego Stoned Cream Ale, Beer for My Horses (Oatmeal Stout). These are the regular house beers. Call the number above for an updated seasonal list.
Chama River Brewing Company — (505) 342-1800
(Sun–Thurs 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–midnight)
Beers: Hopmonic-Convergence, Dubble-Monic, Heavy Cream. The Heavy Cream (6.3% ABV, 23 IBU) is an export rendition of a traditional American cream ale. The Hopmonic (7.7% ABV, 100+ IBU) is a fancy-sounding IPA, with the Dubble-Monic (7.1% ABV, 90 IBU) is a mix of the IPA and the Dubbel Tap, creating a Belgian-style hoppy beer.
News: Chama now has a rotating nitro tap. Call to see what is available this week.
The Firkin Brewhouse — (505) 881-0702
(Mon closed, Tues-Thurs 3-9 p.m., Fri-Sat noon–11 p.m., Sun noon–9 p.m.)
We went to Firkin recently and found out they are still open. Contact the brewery for an updated beer list. Note the new hours above.
Kaktus Brewing — (505) 379-5072
(Bernalillo hours Mon-Thu 2-9 p.m., Fri-Sat 11:30-10 p.m., Sun 11:30-9 p.m.)
Beers: Stout, Helles Lager, Honk Ale, Maibock, Brumoso Hefe, Guy IPA, Red Card, Scotch Ale, DjinnJar Kombucha, Albuquerque Rapid Transit Ale. The Albuquerque Rapid Transit Ale is a pickle juice porter, with proceeds going to the fight against the project that would tear up Central. Drink it if you dare, like our own Reid did, and he lived to tell the tale.
Events: The Desert Darlings belly dancers perform from 7 to 9 p.m. on almost every Thursday at the Nob Hill taproom and then Sunday in Bernalillo from 6 to 8 p.m. If you’ve never seen the Desert Darlings in person, you’re missing out.
Every Sunday in Bernalillo, Kaktus is hosting a brunch special from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with breakfast pizzas and drink specials.
Happy Hour/Discounts: Kaktus has several new weekday specials in Bernalillo, including $3 pints on Monday, $9 growlers on Tuesday, $6 bison nachos on Wednesday, and $8 Frito pie and beer on Thursday.
La Cumbre Brewing — (505) 872-0225
(Open every day at noon)
Beers: Arrogant Bastard, No, You’re a Dort, ‘Merica, Dunkel Jefe, State Fair Cream Ale. The ‘Merica is an American-style pale ale that debuted last summer and has returned with a fresh batch. The SFCA is back for another run on tap and in cans. Look for it at Jubilation and other fine venues.
Live Music: Saturday—Moonhat, 6 to 9 p.m.
Other Events: Yoga is back at the taproom every Sunday at 10:45 a.m.
Lizard Tail Brewing — (505) 717-1301
(Mon–Weds noon-9 p.m., Thurs–Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-7 p.m.)
Beers: New Zealand IPA, Apricot Wheat, Scottish 80, Hefeweizen, Long Nosed Tripel. There are three recent additions in the Scottish, Hefe, and Tripel. The latter is an old favorite, but beware the ABV (9.2%), for it will sneak up on you.
Happy Hour/Discounts: Lizard Tail’s happy hour runs seven days a week from 3 to 6 p.m. You get $1 off food, flights, and pints.
Events: Lizard Tail will host Geeks Who Drink every Tuesday at 8 p.m. Every Thursday will now feature karaoke from 8 to 11 p.m.
Marble Brewery — (505) 243-2739
(Mon–Sat noon–midnight, Sun noon–10:30 p.m.)
Beers: Both locations — Galaxy Pale Ale, Nitro Amarillo, The Duchess; Downtown only — Red Light Lager; Westside only — none. The Duchess (8% ABV) is a variation of a Flemish red. The Red Light Lager (4.7% ABV) is a refreshing summer session offering.
Live Music (downtown): Thursday—Noseeums, 7 to 10 p.m.; Friday—Mondo Vibrations, 8 to 11 p.m.; Saturday—Pherkad, 8 to 11 p.m.
Live Music (West Side): Friday—David Berkley, 8 to 11 p.m.; Saturday—Todd Tijerina, 8 to 11 p.m.
Other Events: Brewery tours occur at the Downtown Pub every Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Nexus Brewery — (505) 242-4100
(Mon–Thurs 11 a.m.–9:30 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.–8:30 p.m.)
Beers: E.S.A. (Extra Special Amber), Beam Me Up Scottish, Imperial Pilsner, Salted Caramel Stout, Wrath of Kolsch, Blood Orange Worf-a-Weizen. Drop in on Nexus Silver today (Wednesday) for the debut of Worf-a-Weizen. Someone get a growler to Michael Dorn.
News: If you have not gone, we got an early look at Nexus’ impressive west-side taproom, Nexus Silver.
Happy Hour/Discounts: Monday–Friday, 3 to 5 p.m., get $5 off appetizers at the brewery.
Pi Brewing — (505) 890-9463
(Sun–Thurs 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–10 p.m.)
Beers: Discordia IPA, U Down w/ BVP?, Pineapple Express, Amber’s Amber, Zinister Dichotomy, Cardinal Sin Red, Purple Haze Lavender Honey, Burque Lite Cream Ale. The Zinister (6.3% ABV) is a potent red sour.
Ponderosa Brewing Co. — (505) 639-5941
(Sun 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Mon–Sat 11 a.m.–11 p.m.)
Beers: Enkel Biter Belgian Wheat, Azacca Pale Ale, Preacher’s Daughter, Alt the Hoople, Manzano Milk Stout, Cascadian Pilsner. The Preacher’s Daughter is for sale on tap and in bombers, both at the brewery and at Jubilation.
Events: Saturday—Crafts and Drafts, with Hub City Sound System, 4 to 9 p.m.
Quarter Celtic Brewpub — (505) 503-1387
(Sun–Thurs 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.)
Beers: Pedro O’Flanagan’s Mexican Lager, Dusk’s Early Light, You Reek of Pale Ale, Vienna Lager, #GFF. The name You Reek is a joke, of sorts, but the flavor is not. It’s a single-hop pale made with Eureka. GFF stands for Grapefruit Forver, so you can guess what they added to this IPA.
News: Congrats to QCB for winning a silver medal at the North American Beer Awards. Not bad for a place that has only been open for three months!
Red Door Brewing — (505) 633-6675 (brewery), (505) 990-3029 (downtown taproom)
(Brewery hours: Mon–Thurs 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Fri 11 a.m. to midnight, Sat 7 a.m. to midnight, Sun 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Downtown taproom hours: Mon–Thurs 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m. to midnight, Sun 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
Beers: Vanilla Cream Ale, Downtown Pale Ale, Blackberry Hefeweizen, Nieuwe Bruin. The Downtown Pale Ale (5.6% ABV, 37 IBU) was brewed in honor of the new downtown taproom, but fear not, it is available at both locations. The new Nieuwe (6.7% ABV, 20 IBU) is a variation on an Oud Bruin, a tart and sour dark beer.
Live Music (main location)—Today (Wednesday): The Harmanz, 7 to 9 p.m.
Other Events: Saturday morning will mark another round of Beer and Breakfast at the main brewery. From 7 to 10 a.m. you can gather with friends for some food truck-supplied goodies with a pint of beer.
Rio Bravo Brewing Company — (505) 900-3909
(Mon–Thu noon–10 p.m., Fri–Sat noon–11 p.m., Sun noon–9 p.m.)
Beers: Rio Bravo Amber, Weizen, Randy’s Shandy, Dirty Rotten Bastard IPA, Snakebite IPA, Black Angus Stout, Randy’s Red Ale, Duke City Pilsner, Old Town Porter (regular and barrel aged), Barley Wine (regular and barrel aged), Winterfest Marzen, Level 3 IPA. The popular Karl’s Sommer Bier is back on tap as well.
Live Music: Today (Wednesday)—The Blunns, 5 p.m.; Saturday—Chuck Hawley Group, 6:30 p.m.
Other Events: Tuesday—Two Dollar Tuesdays, noon
Sandia Chile Grill — (505) 798-1970
(Mon–Sat 8 a.m.–8 p.m., Sun 8 a.m.–6 p.m.)
Beers: Call the brewery for an updated list.
Sidetrack Brewing — (505) 288-6468
(Mon–Thurs 3–11 p.m., Fri 3 p.m.–midnight, Sat noon–midnight, Sun noon–10 p.m.)
Beers: Pub Ale, Railhead Red, Switchgear IPA, Zoso SMASH, Dark Engine Stout, Shoofly Wheat. The Zoso is the most recent addition.
Cask: IPA and Zoso will be in the firkins all week.
Starr Brothers Brewing — (505) 492-2752
(Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day)
Beers: Starrstruck IPA, Double Live Jonzo, Red Zepplin, Planet of the Ape-rricots. The taps are turning over pretty frequently at Starr Brothers, but that’s because people are drinking them up at a rapid pace. So if you see a favorite listed above, head over now, before this batch runs out.
Tractor Brewing Company — (505) 433-5654 (Nob Hill Tap Room), (505) 243-6752 (Wells Park)
(Nob Hill is open Sunday-Wednesday noon to midnight, Thursday noon to 2 a.m., Friday-Saturday noon to 2 a.m.; Wells Park is open Monday-Thursday 3 p.m. to close, Friday-Sunday 1 p.m. to midnight. Last call 30 minutes before close. No package after midnight. Brewery tours Saturday at 1 p.m.)
Beers: Berry Cider, Maibock, Grapefruit Wheat, Verano New Mexico Lager, Summer En Blanc Belgian Witbier, Berliner Weisse, Barrel-Aged Scotcholate, Barrel-Aged Barley Wine, Kolsch, Et Tu Brute Cider (Wells Park only), Nitro Coffee Stout (Wells Park only), Ebony & Ivory Pale Stout (Wells Park only). Tractor’s take on a Kolsch is a bit different, but still tasty. They dry hopped it with Mosaic, giving it a different aroma.
Live Music (Wells Park): Thursday—pLoud Music Series: Rob Nance & the Lost Souls, 8 p.m.; Saturday—Tractor Summer Tour Series: Emily Gimble, 7 p.m.; In the Mix: Homegirls Records, 9 p.m.
Live Music (Nob Hill): Today (Wednesday)—Solos on the Hill: Concepto Tambor, 8:30 p.m.; Saturday—Setting the Tone: Cali Shaw, 5 p.m.
Other Events: The Drag Queen Villains Review is at Wells Park on Friday at 8 p.m.
Every Monday at Wells Park you can now find Mondays on the Mic starting at 6 p.m.
Kamikaze Karaoke is back at Wells Park on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Also, every first Monday of the month at both Tractor locations is Beer for a Better Burque night. For every pint you buy $1 can go to one of four charities that have partnered with Tractor. You can also opt to purchase a special growler with the logo of your favorite charity.
You can grab your own musical instrument and head to Nob Hill for the ultimate jam session. Tractor Tune Up, hosted by the Virginia Creepers, is now an official event happening every Monday starting at 7:30 p.m. Then at 8 p.m., ABQ Pens & Pints is a new weekly event!
Happy Hour/Discounts: Tractor now has a late happy hour from 9 p.m. to midnight on Mondays with $2 classic beers and $3 seasonals.
Turtle Mountain Brewing Company — (505) 994-9497
(Kitchen hours: Mon–Tues 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Wed–Thurs 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sun 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Reminder: TMBC closes early when business dictates. Please call.)
Beers: McSmack, Kiwi Killer Southern Hemisphere IPA, Blueberry Yum Yum; One, If By Land; Two, If By Sea. So the Land and Sea are two unique beers. The former is a refreshing pale ale from a recipe by current brewer Mick Hahn. The latter is a burly, yet sweet, DIPA from former brewer Tim Woodward. Buy two beers, salute two brewers. The McSmack is a Scottish ale, in case you could not guess by the name.
Santa Fe breweries
Blue Corn Brewery — (505) 438-1800
(Daily 11 a.m.–10 p.m.)
Beers: Coffee Imperial Stout, Ginger Plum Saison, Blueberry Gose, Rakau Pale Ale. The Coffee Imperial Stout was made with coffee from a local company. The most recent addition is the Ginger Plum Saison.
Duel Brewing Company — (505) 474-5301
(Brewery hours: Mon–Sat open at 11 a.m., Sun open at 1 p.m.; ABQ taproom hours: Mon–Thurs 2 p.m. to midnight; Fri–Sun noon to midnight)
Beers: Bad Amber, Fiction (IPA), Fantin (Double Pale Ale), Titian (Golden Strong), Grunewald (Imperial Porter), Dark Ryder (Dark Strong), Cezanne Origine (Spring Saison), Hair of the Wolf (Experimental), Harmonia (Barrel-Aged Sour IPA). With the release of the Cezanne Origine, Duel has brought out all of their 2015 saisons out of the cellar and is now offering a flight of five at both locations.
Happy Hour/Discounts: Happy-hour Monday through Friday 4-6 p.m. (discounts for all draft beer), Growler Saturdays ($3 off growler fills).
Live Music (ABQ): Thursday—Silver String Band hosts a music jam, 7 p.m.
Santa Fe Brewing Company — (505) 424-3333
(Main taproom: Mon–Sat 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Sun 2-8 p.m.; ABQ taproom: Mon–Thurs 11 a.m.–11 p.m.; Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–midnight; Sun 11 a.m.–10 p.m.)
Beers: Oktoberfest, Autonomous Collective DIPA, Sunset Limited. The Sunset Limited, a collaboration with a Louisiana brewery, debuted recently. Oktoberfest returns with a release party at the ABQ taproom on Friday. There will be $3 pints all day, plus live music (see below).
Happy Hour/Discounts: $1 off growler refills in the tasting room on Mondays. $2 pint Tuesdays at the Eldorado Taphouse. On Wednesday, there is a $2 pint special in the tasting room. On Thursday, there will be $1 off growler refills at the Eldorado Taphouse.
Events (ABQ taproom): Friday—Oktoberfest Release Party, all day
Live Music (ABQ taproom): Friday—Nocturnal Company, 3 to 5:30 p.m.; Raven Rutherford & Her Sweet Potato Pie Band, 6 to 9 p.m.
Second Street Brewery — (505) 989-3278 (Railyard), (505) 982-3030 (original location)
(Mon–Thurs 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Sunday noon-9 p.m.)
UPDATED >>> Beers: Kolsch, IPA, Cream Stout, The Quark and Berries, Southern Hemisphere Red, Boneshaker Bitter, Tres Equis Lager, Fulcrum IPA, Centennial Pale Ale. This batch of Fulcrum was brewed up specifically for National IPA Day last week, so you know it has a hoppy kick to it.
Live Music (Original location): Thursday—Patio Series: The Santa Fe Revue; Friday—The Shiners Club; Saturday—Swing Soleil
Live Music (Railyard): Friday—Ryan Little and The Stringmasters; Saturday—Broomdust Caravan; Sunday—Patio Series: Michael Combs and Eagle Star
Other Events: Every Tuesday night, the Railyard location will have Open Mic Night hosted by Ben Wright. Every Thursday night, Geeks Who Drink will be at the Railyard at 8 p.m.
News: Second Street is moving ever closer to opening their third location, which will feature a taproom and a full production facility.
Other breweries you need to visit
Bathtub Row Brewing — (505) 500-8381
(Mon–Weds 2–10 p.m., Thurs 2–11 p.m., Fri–Sat noon–11 p.m., Sun noon–10 p.m.)
Beers: Hoppenheimer IPA, 3-Hop IPA, Barley Wine, Honey DIPA, The Belgian Biscuit, Julie’s GFB, Brexit Summer Bitter. Another big tap turnover recently went down in Los Alamos, with the most excellently named Brexit Summer Bitter topping the list. It was joined by the 3-Hop, Honey DIPA, Belgian Biscuit, and Julie’s GFB.
Events: Thursday—Open mic, 6 p.m.
Twisted Chile Brewing — (575) 835-2949
(Mon–Thurs 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Sun noon-8 p.m.)
Beers: Zia Pilsner, 790 IPA, Hose Co. 1 Red Lager, Venom IPA, KC’s Irish Stout, McFadden’s Scotch, Quebradas Summer Amber, El Camino ReAle Summer Pale, Love Potion Peach, Schwarzbar Black Lager. The most recent additions are old favorite Schwarzbar and the new Love Potion, a peach wheat.
Live Music: Friday—Steve Senn, 7 to 10 p.m.
Other events: Today (Wednesday)—Open mic, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
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