Let’s take a moment to recognize the Barrel Aged Program that Second Street Brewery offers. This program takes their delicious brews and ages them in various liquor barrels. For instance, they have made an imperial stout aged in single malt barrels; barleywine in scotch barrels; and, gose in tequila barrels. Perfect for the beer drinker who likes liquor, and the liquor drinker who likes beer.
Drop in at Marble Brewery in downtown Albuquerque for craft brews and various local food truck appearances. Every Saturday they give free brewery tours at 2PM, which you can follow with a tasting. Give the Double White a try for a strong beer inspired by Belgian-style beer, and work your way to the monstrous Oatmeal Stout.
As one of New Mexico’s first breweries, Blue Corn Brewery has been operating for over 20 years! They take pride in their home so you’ll find New Mexico-inspired food options in the café as well as the 40K Honey Wheat Ale which incorporates New Mexico wildflower honey.
There’s a lot to love about Santa Fe Brewing Company, but one of our favorite aspects is their commitment to sustainability. For instance, all of the water used in the beer is well water, with up to 80% of it going back to irrigation. The brewery itself is built completely out of recycled shipping containers.
The pride of Moriarty may just be the ½ acre beer garden hosted by Sierra Blanca Brewing Company which is open Monday through Saturday. Try the Nutbrown which is an English Ale that has won both gold and silver medals at the Great American Beer Festival.
Milton’s Brewing is but a pup in the brewing scene, as it’s just been around since the summer of 2016. Nonetheless, they’ve made a name for themselves in the thirsty town of Carlsbad with the locals and tourists alike. Stop by for a flight of four 4oz. pours to prepare for the descent into the caverns!
La Cumbre is consistently considered one of the best breweries in New Mexico. Its popularity is thanks to their main, year-round, line of signature beers. Try A Slice of Hefen for a light yet flavorful summer bevvy, or try their specials such as the Noche de Paz which is a winter spiced ale, limited series.
As the name suggests, Bathtub Row Brewing is a member-owned and operated cooperative. They put it best when they say “As a cooperative, our business practices reflect the values and needs of our member-owners and emphasize building our community and promoting its social and economic well-being.” Drop by for some community fellowship and a pint or two of the good stuff.
Kaktus Brewing is defined as a nano-brewery which means it works on an extremely small scale; only a two-barrel brewing system! This means your glass is filled with only delicately monitored and perfected beers. You never know what to expect out of today’s brews until you come in for yourself, so prepare for an adventure for your palate.
Spotted Dog Brewery brings on some heavy hitters in the brew offerings with a Belgian wit, a cream ale, and a number of high ABV sippers for you. The brewery has been around for only a few years but has made a name for itself within the entire state, particularly its home in the Mesilla Valley.