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Letter from the

Publisher My fellow craft beer lovers, we are excited to bring to you yet another issue of BCM. We are especially excited to have this issue dedicated to the women in brewing and how they help shape and mold what the industry is today. In this issue you are going to read about an all women brewers association called “Pink Boots Society”(on the cover). A society created by and whose members are only women brewers. We have our very own local chapter and it is headed by none other than Monica Mondragon of Santa Fe Brewing. She is very dedicated to the craft and you can always count on a good local beer representation by this awesome group. We also have a handful of other women who we feel have been making an impact through their hard work and leadership in the craft beer industry. So with that said you will be reading on some wonderful women from 377, Pecan Grill & Brewery, Santa Fe Brewing and Riff Raff Brewing. Each has a story to tell and you do not want to miss what they have to say. Of course we have some words of wisdom from our own Mr. Hops who enlightens us on some historical beer quotes and tips on how to select a beer at a local brewery. Trails and Ales is back at it again providing you with some insightful options to some summer beers you definitely want to try from Durango to Las Cruces. Finally, as you are reading this you may find yourself smack dab in the middle of beer week. A great week of events put on by Feel Good Festivals, we have the full schedule inside so make sure you plan accordingly to have fun! I hope the summer months treat you all well. Get out and enjoy some cold local craftys and support your local brewers and businesses. As always, enjoy responsibly! Salud! Paul Mares, Publisher Brewers Crew Magazine

Additional women in brewing we would like to recognize. If we missed you, we apologize. Jubilation Wine and Spirits - Tasha Zonski CFO Bosque Brewing: Jessica Griego, general manager Canteen - Amanda Lindell, General Manager Red Door - Chaya Barham, Operations Manager La Cumbre - Jenn B., taproom manager; Samantha Ward, marketing guru Marble - Barbie Gonzalez, director of taproom operations Lisa Cordova, graphic designer/merchandising manager Leah Black, PR/off-site events & social media director Rio Bravo - Denise Baker, co-owner Sidetrack - Kim Slagle, co-owner and Anne O’Neill Sierra Blanca - Sue Weber, co-owner Tractor Brewing - Skye Devore, co-owner Steel Bender Brewyard - Shelby Chant, co-owner Blue Heron Brewery - Kristin Hennelly, owner Bow & Arrow - Shyla Sheppard, Missy Begay, Asako Stone, owners Nexus - Kaylynn McKnight, head brewer Little Toad Creek - Teresa Dahl-Bredine, co-owner Drafty Kilt - Sheryl Campbell, co-owner

Meet the crew Tony Medrano President / Owner Paul Mares Publisher Dave Gordon Advertising & Marketing Trail Runner / Blogger Marlo Gutierrez Production Director Design Contributor Chloe Rae Podkonjak Social Media Manager Michael Lucero Brewery Relations Hollie Nelson Graphic Design Sarai Cajiao Design Contribution Anthony Tapia Distribution Kristian Macaron Contributing Writer Jim Jantz Contributing Writer Marita Weil Contributing Writer/Photographer Mike Griego, Jr. Contributing Photographer









Brewers Crew Magazine 3 Letter from the Publisher 5 Mr. Hops 7 NM Ale Trail | Summer Brews 14 Pink Boots Society

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Something about the dawn of Summer that stokes the flames of reminiscence in Mr. Hops. It may be the increasingly warmer weather, sweet smell of Spanish Broom, invigorating cool breeze of some far-off storm, or perhaps the calm created by the adjournment of school. And, no my dear Beerthrens, Mr. Hops is not of school age, but both Teeny-Bop Hops and Baby Hops are school age, and, despite our efforts to avoid the obligation, Lil’ Mama Hops and I are indentured to provide private car service to the little ingrates… ahem…angels (please excuse my necessary digression). As part of Mr. Hops’ nostalgic jaunt, I often hear echoes of famous folks conferring wisdom upon my ears and mind. Over many a beer

I have celebrated our Nation’s long-past leaders and the insight they have provided. Quite possibly my favorite quote, and tattoo, was spoke by President Abraham Lincoln, “I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer” (emphasis added). Another beer down and Mr. Hops’ mind goes back, recalling other quotes of yore, beyond our borders, to Kaiser Wilhelm’s utterance, “Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world.” Of course, the Kaiser’s 1800’s vparadigm differs greatly from the modern world. Mr. Hops, in his poetic and insightful way, sees it more as, “Women who love beer


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will conquer the world” (although stated otherwise hereto, this is now my favorite quote and tattoo – damn you brilliance!!). Women have long been stewards of brewing. From legendary Chinese brewing of grog and honey mead, to Sumerian brew, which was guarded by the female deity, Ninkasi, to Egyptian brewing, known to be the province of women, and blessed by the goddess Hathor, women, throughout history have been central to the development and proliferation of brewing our sweet and cherished libation. Perhaps the ancients smile upon us today as we honor some of the best women brew masters (better put – some of the best brew masters, who happen to be women) around. It’s with beaming pride that Mr. Hops highlights the female contribution to beer making, and it’s with a grateful heart that he says -- Cheers!! Yes, of course, I’d love another pint. Question: Dear Mr. Hops, Admittedly, I’ve been somewhat of a wall-flower when it comes to micro-brews. I would like to take the plunge, but I’m sorta

apprehensive – there are soooo many choices out there. Where do I start!!! Sincerely, Your Dedicated Beerthren – Lucky Day Dear One Amigo: Fear not, for I bring you good tidings of great joy. You see, the beautiful part of your conundrum is that it isn’t a conundrum at all. Mr. Hops advises thee to shatter your apprehension by strutting in to one of Albuquerque’s (or whatever city you may be in at the time) wonderful tap-rooms, look the brew master in the eyes and, without wavering, ask her what she recommends (or him if the brew master’s a dude). They won’t steer your wrong – I promise. Mr. Hops, when in doubt, usually reaches for an amber, but you may want to put a toe in with a pilsner or lager. However, and I can’t stress this enough, if you find yourself outside with a beautiful woman, and she asks you to take a walk so you can kiss her on the veranda, you must always tell her ---- The lips will be fine. Cheers mis Queridos!!! --Mr. Hops

3225 Central Ave NE Albuquerque, NM 87106

ABQ Beer Week 2017 Schedule of Events Visit for times, reservations and pricing

THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Beer & Cheese at Marble Heights Ponderosa Brewing Co. Tapas and Beer Pairing Beer, Coffee & Chocolate Pairings at Rio Bravo Brewing Co. Pork and Brew Big Sipper IPA Can Launch w/ The Silver String Band at Tractor Wells Park Upslope Special Release Tapping and Beer Week Kickoff at M’tucci’s Moderno Upslope Beer Week Tap Takeover at M’tucci’s Italian A Cigar, Food and Beer Evening on the Patio at Jinja West with Alaskan Special Tapping of Perseverance and Jake & Harley’s Cigar Gallery Alaskan Brewing Co. Sampling at Total Wine Cottonwood Alaskan Brewing Co. Tap Takeover at Bubba’s 33 Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Pairing Flight at O’Niell’s Nob Hill: Featuring Sierra Nevada Brews paired with Girl Scout Cookies Mother Road Brewing Co. Sampling Total Wine Uptown Mother Road Brewing Co. Sampling Total Wine Cottonwood La Cumbre Beer and Cheese Pairing/Tasting at Jubilation Wine and Spirits La Cumbre Beer Dinner at Torinos’ @ Home Boxing Bear Brewing Co. Special Tapping at Gecko’s Nob Hill Bow & Arrow Brewing Special Release of Sour Dryhopped Farmhouse Ale

FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017

• Ponderosa Brewing Co. Tapas and Beer Pairing • Sour Hour with Rowley Farms & Hops and Dreams Beer Week Edition at Tractor Wells Park • Upslope Presents: Loteria at Monroe’s with prizes! • ABQ Trolley Co: The Hopper: Hop-on, Hop-off Brew Cruise • Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout and Cooper Project Tapping at Nob Hil Bar & Grill • Mother Road Brewing Co. Sampling & Special Keg Tapping at Jubilation • New Belgium Brewing Rare Beer Alert at Geckos Nob Hill & Academy • Red Door Brewing Co. Blackberry Hefeweizen Release • La Cumbre Tasting at Whole Foods Carlisle • La Cumbre Tap Takeover at Sister Bar

SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2017

• Candemonium Charcuterie at M’tucci’s Italian with Upslope • Beer Olympics at O’Niell’s Juan Tabo • Ponderosa Brewing Co. Tapas and Beer Pairing • Mother Road & Tractor Brewing Collaboration Beer Release with Le Chat Lunatique • Family Style Dinner Featuring Upslope Brewing Company at Eclectic Urban Pizzeria and Tap House • Pig Roast and Marble Brewery Special Release Keg Tapping at Freight House Kitchen + Tap • Santa Fe Brewing ABQ Beer Week Bash at SFBC ABQ Tap Room and Green Jeans Farmery • Hash House Harriers Brewery R*N (run/walk) • Founders Brewing Co. Sampling at Jubilation • Odell Brewing Co. Special Tapping at Gecko’s Nob Hill & Academy • ABQ Brewers Collaboration Beer to Benefit NM Brewers Guild

SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2017


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• Ponderosa Brewing Co. Tapas and Beer Pairing • Rio Bravo Brewing Co. Pints, Planks & Pups • Founders Brewing Co. Barrel Aged Beer & Cigar Pairing at Imbibe Cigar Bar • Goose Island Sisters Brunch at Nob Hill Bar & Grill • Mother Road Brewing Co. Sampling and Special Keg Tapping at Whole • Foods Academy • Quarter Celtic Brew Pub & Dialogue Brewing Collaboration Release of Common Irish Conversation • Deschutes Tap Takeover at Gecko’s Nob Hill

MONDAY, MAY 29, 2017

• Beer Geeks Trivia hosted by Dark Side Brew Crew at Tractor Nob Hill • Memorial Day Music Fest at Marble Downtown • Ponderosa Brewing Co. Tapas and Beer Pairing • Better Call Saul Watch Party at Tractor Wells Park • Firestone Walker Sampling at Total Wine Uptown • Firestone Walker Sampling at Total Wine Cottonwood

TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017

• Drafty Kilt Beer Pairings & Food Trucks • Beer Geek Trivia Night at Marble Westside • Cheese and Beer Pairing with Cheesy Street at Tractor Wells Park • Canteen Brewhouse Special Release of Social Capital • Upslope Canarchy at Taco Tuesday at Sister Bar • Saison Tasting at Jubilation Wine & Spirits • Firestone Walker Beer Dinner at Nob Hill Bar & Grill • Four Peaks Beer & Bites at Farino Alto • Founders Brewing Co. Sampling at Total Wine Cottonwood


• Firestone Walker Sampling at Jubilation • Marble Brewery Brett IPA Tap & Bottle Release ALL LOCATIONS • Drafty Kilt Beer Pairings & Food Trucks • Ponderosa Brewing Co. Tapas and Beer Pairing • Quarter Celtic Mini Cask Fest • Tractor Brewing Co. Beer Vs. Wine Food Pairing with Gruet • Marble Brewery Special Release Keg Tapping at Rock & Brews • Woodchuck Cider Sampling at Total Wine Uptown • Early 90’s Night at The Grain Station with Upslope • Odell Brewing Co. Sampling, Specialities & Giveaways at Total Wine Uptown • Abita Brewing Co. Special Tapping at Gecko’s Nob Hill

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• Cascade Tapping Sang Royal and Elderberry at Nob Hill Bar & Grill • Battle of the Beer Geeks at Tractor Wells Park • Ponderosa Brewing Co. Tapas and Beer Pairing • Craft Beer & Food Pairing at Canteen Brewhouse Taproom • Marble Brewery Special Release Keg Tapping at Sandia Saloon • Upslope Brewing Company Beer Dinner at Freight House Kitchen + Tap • Odell Brewing Co. Tap Takeover at Grain Station with 90, IPA, & Nail Knot Lager • Odell Brewing Co. Event at Whole Foods Carlisle Samplings & Giveaways • Tapping of La Cumbre Special ABQ Beer Week Brew at Geckos Nob Hill

FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017 • • • • • • • • •

Tower of Sour at JC’s NYPD Pizza Oskar Blues Secret Stash at Nob Hill Bar & Grill Ponderosa Brewing Co. Tapas and Beer Pairing Night Out Cards Pub Crawl Beer Week Edition at Tractor Nob Hill Art Fight Beer Week Edition at Tractor Wells Park Upslope Rochambeau Tournament and Pint Night at Rock & Brews Special tapping and giveaways at Gecko’s Nob Hill featuring Sierra Nevada Brewery Special tapping and giveaways at Gecko’s Academy featuring Sierra Nevada Brewery La Cumbre Tasting at Whole Foods Academy

SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2017 • • • • • • • •

3rd Annual Food Truck Battle at Red Door Brewing Yappy Hour with Watermelon Mountain Ranch at Cazuela’s Upslope Beer Dinner at M’tucci’s Deli Ladies Loving Beer Luncheon at Marble Westside Ponderosa Brewing Co. Tapas and Beer Pairing Quarter Celtic Brewpub “Mangose” Release Cider Day Night Fever at Tractor Nob Hill Jodie Herrera Art Opening, Glass and Beer Release with Blank Tapes at Tractor Wells Park • Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Pairing Flight at O’Niell’s Juan Tabo: Featuring Sierra Nevada Brews paired with Girl Scout Cookies • Great Divide Brewing Co. Special First Tapping in NM Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti at Nob Hill Bar & Grill

SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2017

• 9th Annual Brewers Guild Golf Tournament at Santa Ana Golf Course • Goose Island Sisters Brunch at Nob Hill Bar & Grill • End of Beer Week Brunch at M’tucci’s Italian with Upslope • Joe S. Sausage Super Sunday Sampler at Marble Downtown • Ponderosa Brewing Co. Tapas and Beer Pairing • Rio Bravo Brewing Co. New Mexico True Fest


• Imbibe Cigar Bar Special Event • Rio Bravo Brewing Co. Beer Class with the “RBBC Brew Team” • Dialogue Brewing Co. Planned Parenthood Fundraiser • La Cumbre Tap Takeover at Flix Brewhouse

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SUMMER BREWS make us feel fine


A slight variation on the Seals and Crofts song ‘Summer Breeze.’ A late blast of winter in April into early May has slowed mountain snowmelt, keeping future beer in cold storage. The rivers in southern Colorado on both sides of the divide are running fast and furious and will be well into July! Beers will soon be made from this precious wonderful water! And then... hot fun in the summertime! What’s your pleasure? What are your destinations and trail plans? Beer and music festivals? Solitude on a stream or trail by day, a brewery by night, telling tales of the fish that got away, or the mother bear and cubs that crossed your path? Mountain biking a gnarly trail with minimal bleeding? Rafting gnarly stretches of the upper Rio, Chama, San Juan or Animas? Or a simple road trip on the brew trail? When was the last time you did something for the first time? All of the breweries within a few hours drive, by train, or maybe a bike ride or a walk have lots going on this summer. Check out as many as possible and take professional notes and pics! Become part of my Brewers Crew Ale Trail R & D team on the website. Why? Cuz I can’t do all the trails or taste all the beers!

NEW MEXICO • Santa Fe Brewing - The Research and Development Department is busy as usual. They will be doing many small batch releases available at the brewery and for the tap room in ABQ. Several of note will be a ‘hoppy hefeweizen’ a yet to be named beer with extra hops and extra kick with a higher ABV than regular ‘heffies.’ There will also be an experimental Pale Ale. The one that caught my ear will be a new IPA coming out in cans in 7


July - The Seven K IPA. It will not be a quiet release, as Alana, the GM informed me this IPA will have a big publicity campaign prior to its coming out party. Hopheads get ready! The artwork is supposed to be kinda cool too, a good thing on a NM summer day! • Duel Brewing - According to Sean, they are busy preparing all sorts of fun at both locations in Santa Fe and ABQ. Look for the rooftop deck in downtown to be open sometime in June. Be prepared to be part of the comparison team - a flight of five Saisons from last year to this year. For instance, compare the spring saison to the summer version - same beer but the summer version has been ‘hiding’ in red wine casks for several months adding to the already complex flavors of the nature of this style. And be prepared for the Cezanne Magnifique - also aged in red wine casks, light in body but with a 9.5% kick! • Broken Trail Brewing - Paul gave me his preview of their summer special - Sancho de la Sierra Saison - he indicated it had bold flavor and a big nose (like WC Fields? - Ahhh yes, got to be that way... hmmmm. Look up his humor - well worth it.) • 550 Brewing - They are right on the Beer Trail for those heading up 550 into Colorado Beer Country. Stop by in Aztec for two of their new summer brews - a European Blonde and a Milk Chocolate Stout using chocolate from the Animas Chocolate Company from upstream in Durango.

COLORADO • Riff Raff Brewing - There are backroads to Pagosa that take you across the Jicarilla Apache reservation and land you in this beer, fun, and hot springs town. Kyle at Riff Raff is brewing

up batches of an Apricot Blonde for those who like their summer beers on the fruity side. He will do the same with an Amber but has yet to decide on choice of fruit. He is also toying with a refreshingly citrus IPA. Don’t make make Pagosa a drive by. With the San Juan River, the mountains, the hot springs and all the activities and three breweries - stay a night or two. Pagosa is busy in the summer. Plan ahead! • Three Barrel Brewing - Over Wolf Creek Pass in Del Norte, Will and crew are brewing up an unfiltered summer wheat beer Zigeunerweisen (say it properly in German for a free one - taste anyway!). Chill Session Beer - an amber for post physical activity recovery after sand boarding at the Dunes or riding mountain bikes in nearby Penitente Canyon. Local honey bees will be proud of their yet to be named honey Kolsch. • Square Peg Brewerks - will be opening their doors by June in downtown Alamosa CO and feature farm to tap ingredients. Derek, one of the owners is planting barley and hops that will go from the local farmland right into their beers. Mark, his brewing partner has let me sample some of their barley juice before it has fully become beer. Yep, it’s gonna work just fine. • Crestone Brewing, Dave, the head brewer there, has a regular lineup of beers but this year is working on incorporating local ingredients to make special ‘grogs’ with yarrow, sage, juniper, choke cherries, honey, and several other local plants. Yarrow he indicated will be a substitute for hops and impart a citrusy bitterness to his creations like nothing else. Working with Colorado Malting Company, supplier to many NM breweries, they will also be using cottonwood smoked barley malts. Cheers! • Deeper into Colorado is Elevation Brewing. They brew a lot of beer! Elevation is making their beers available in cans and hope to enter the NM market soon. Expect 12 packs to contain 4 of their top beers. In the meantime? A road trip to taste their beers in Poncha Springs CO is highly recommended. These are a few recommendations for summer 2017. A growing list from breweries will be on the website. Hoppy hunting! --Dave Gordon

THE TRAILHEAD MOUNTAIN BIKING TIPS FROM THE BIKESMITH In this issue, Rick Noland, CoOwner of The BikeSmith, and PMBI Certified Mountain Bike Instructor shares some great resources that are available to help you select and plan your next mountain biking route, so you can enjoy the world class biking in Albuquerque. There are many amazing places to ride in and around Albuquerque. If you’re new to the area, new to mountain biking, or an experienced rider looking for new places to ride, your best resource for finding great places to ride is your local bike shop. When Rick and Rose Noland and The BikeSmith staff are not in the store helping customers, they’re out exploring new trails, so they always know the best places to ride. At The BikeSmith we’re passionate about helping customers experience amazing rides. Based on the type of riding you want to do and your skill level, we’ll help you select the trail or route that’s right for you. We’ll also provide you with a map and help you plan your ride. If you’re thinking about trying mountain biking for the first time or riding a different style of bike, we also rent bikes. An important part of Rick’s role at The BikeSmith is testing and evaluating the latest innovations for gear, clothing, riding techniques, electronics and bike component technology to help enhance the rider’s experience. One of the recent product innovations that he is excited about is mountain bike specific navigations apps because they help mountain bikers better plan and execute their rides. Two apps he recommends are MTB Project and Trailforks. Both apps provide an extensive database of worldwide mountain bike trails, allow you to download maps and use offline, see your GPS location on the map, look up local trail information and conditions, check in and post your rides, see how other people have rated rides and much more. He also recommends the Strava Beacon app, a real-time activity tracker that allows family or friends to know where you are at all times.

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happy hours & crafty specials DOWNTOWN ABQ Rio Bravo Brewing Co. 1912 2nd St. NW Albuquerque, NM 87102 Hours of operation: M - Th: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm F - Sat: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm Sun: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm Boese Brothers Brewery 601 Gold Ave SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 Happy Hour: M - F: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Tuesdays all day! Hours of Operation: M - Th: 3:00 pm - 12:00 am Friday: 3:00 pm - 2:00 am Saturday: 12:00 pm - 2:00 am Sunday: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm Tractor Brewing Co. - Wells Park 1800 4th Street Albuquerque, NM 87102 Hours of operation: M - Th: 3:00 pm - Close F - Sun: 1:00 pm - Close Bow & Arrow 608 McKnight Ave NW Albuquerque, NM 87102 Hours of Operation M - Th: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm F - Sat: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm Sunday: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm Duel Brewing - ABQ 606 Central Ave SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 Hours of Operation: Sunday: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm M - Th: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm F - Sat:12:00 pm - 12:00 am Happy Hour: M - F: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Golden Crown Panaderia 1103 Mountain Rd NW Albuquerque, NM 87102 Hours of Operation Tues - Sat: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Ponderosa Brewing Co. 1761 Bellamah Ave. NW Albuquerque, NM 87104 Hours of Operation: Sun - Wed: 11:00am - 10:00pm Thurs - Sat: 11:00am - 11:00pm Happy Hour Daily: 3pm - 6pm and 9pm - close



Marble Brewery (Downtown) 111 Marble Ave NW Albuquerque, NM 87102 Hours of Operation: M - Sat: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am Sunday: 12:00 pm - 10:30pm Abbey Brewing Co. 205 Silver Ave SW Albuquerque, NM, 87102 505-266-0876 Hours of Operation: Mon - Thurs: 11:00am - 11:00pm Fri - Sat: 11:00am - 12:00am Sunday: 12:00am - 8:00pm Happy Hour: Mon - Th: 4:00pm - 6:00pm $1.00 off pints Dialogue Brewing 1501 1st St NW Albuquerque NM, 87102 505-585-1501 Hours of Operation: Daily 12:00pm - 12:00am Red Door Brewing Company 400 Gold Ave SW #105 Albuquerque, NM, 87102 505-990-3029 Hours of Operation: Mon - Th: 11:00am - 11:00pm Fri-Sat: 11:00am - 12:00am Sun: 11:00am - 10:00pm Side Track Brewing Company 413 2nd St. SW Albuquerque, NM, 87102 505-288-6468 Hours of Operation: Mon - Thur: 3:00pm - 11:00pm Fri: 3:00pm - 12:00am Sat: 12:00pm - 12:00am Sun 12:00pm - 10:00pm

Kaktus Brewing Company 2929 Monte Vista Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87106 Happy Hour: Monday: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm (College I.D night 25% off food) Hours of Operation: Tues - Thurs: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm Fri and Sat: 11:30 am - 11:00 pm Sunday: 1:30 am - 10:00 pm Tractor Brewing Co. (Nob Hill) 118 Tulane SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 Hours of operation: M - Wed: 3:00pm - 12:00am Thursday: 3:00 - 2:00 am Fri - Sat: 1:00pm - 12:00am Sunday: 1:00pm - 12:00am Bistronomy B2B 3118 Central Ave SE Albuquerque, NM, 87106 Hours of Operation: Mon - Tues: 3:00pm - 9:00pm Wed - Th: 12:00pm - 9:00pm Fri - Sat: 12:00pm - 9:30pm Sun: 12:00pm - 9:00pm Happy Hour: Giving Back Sundays Kellys Brew Pub 3222 Central Ave SE Albuquerque, NM, 87106 262-2739 Hours of Operation: Sun - Th: 8:00am - 10:30pm Fri - Sat: 8:00am - 12:00am Matanza Beer Kitchen A, 3225 Central Ave NE Albuquerque, NM 87106 Hours of Operation: Tues - Th: 11:30am - 10:00pm Fri - Sat:11:30am - 11:00pm Sun: 11:30pm - 9pm



Cheba Hut 115 Harvard Dr SE Albuquerque, NM 87106

Left Turn Distilling/Palmer Brewing 2924 Girard Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87107

Hours of operation: M - Sun: 11AM-12AM Bosque Brewing Co. 106 Girard Blvd SE, Ste. B Albuquerque, NM 87106 Hours of operation: M - Wed: 11:00am - 11:00pm Thurs: 11:00am - 12:00am F - Sat: 11:00 am - 1:00 am Sunday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm

Hours of Operation: Tues - Sat: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm 377 Brewery 2027 Yale SE Albuquerque NM, 87103 Hours of Operation: Sun - Th: 12:00pm - 11:00pm Fri Sat: 12:00pm - 12:00am Happy Hour: Military Discount: $1.00 off beer Mondays $1.00 off beer

La Cumbre Brewing Co. 3313 Girard Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87107 Hours of Operation: Daily: 12:00pm - Close Marble Brewery 9904 Montgomery Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87111 Hours of Operation: Mon–Sat 12:00pm - 12:00am Sun 12:00pm -10:30pm Santa Fe Brewing Co. 3600 Cutler Ave NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 Happy Hour: Monday All Day Tues - Th: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Hours of Operation: Mon - Th: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm Fri - Sat: 11:00 am - 12:00 am Sun: 11:00am - 10:00 pm Canteen Brewhouse 2381 Aztec NE Albuquerque, NM 87107 Hours of Operation: Sun - Th: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm Fri - Sat: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am Music Sundays: 4pm - 7pm Music Thursdays: 6pm - 9pm Sandia Hard Cider 2809 Broadbent Parkway NW Suite D, 87107 Hours of operation: Mon - Th: 11:00am - 10:00pm Fri - Sat: 11:00am - 11:00pm Sun: 11:00am - 10:00pm Broken Trail Spirits and Brew 2921 Stanford Dr. NE Albuquerque, NM, 87107 Hours of Operation: Mon: 3:00pm - 9:00pm Tues - Th: 3:00pm - 10:00pm Sun: 11:00am 6:00pm Happy Hour: Bloody Mary Brunch 11:00am - 2:00am Red Door Brewing Company 1001 Candelaria Rd NE Albuquerque, NM, 87107 505-633-6673 Hours of Operation: Mon-Th: 11:00am - 11:00pm Fri-Sat: 11:00am - 12:00am Sat: 7:00am - 12:00pm Sun: 11:00am - 10:00pm Chama River Brewing Company 4939 Pan American Fwy NE Albuquerque, NM, 87109 505-342-1800 Hours of Operation:

- BREWERIES NEAR THE EXPRESS Sun - Th: 11:00am - 10:00pm Fri - Sat: 11:00am - 11:00pm Drafty Kilt Brewing Co. 4814 Hardware Dr NE Albuquerque, NM, 87109 Hours of Operation: Daily 11:00am - close Nexus Brewery 4730 Pan American Fwy East Albuquerque, NM, 87109 Hours of Operation: Mon - Th: 11:00am - 9:30pm Fri-Sat: 11:00am - 10:00pm Sun: 11:00am - 8:30pm Starr Brothers Brewing 5700 San Antonio Dr NE Albuquerque, NM, 87109 Hours of Operation: Mon - Wed: 11:00am - 10:00pm Thurs-Sat: 11:00am - 11:00pm Sun: 11:00am - 10:00pm Alien Brew Pub 6601 Uptown Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM, 87110 Hours of Operation: Mon - Th: 11:00am - 12:00am Fri - Sat: 11:00am - 2:00am Sun: 10:00am - 12:00pm Broken Trail Spirits and Brew 3600 Cutler Ave NE Albuquerque, NM, 87110 Hours of Operation: Mon - Th: 12:00pm - 11:00pm Fri - Sat: 12:00pm - 12:00am Sun: 12:00pm - 10:00pm Quarter Celtic Brewpub 1100 San Mateo Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM, 87110 Hours of Operation: Sun - Th: 11:00am - 10:00pm Fr-Sat: 11:00am - 11:00pm Lizard Tail Brewing 9800 Montgomery Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM, 87111 Hours of Operation: Mon - Wed: 12:00pm - 10:00pm Tues - Sat: 12:00pm - 12:00am Sun: 12:00pm - 9:00pm Steel Bender 8305 2nd St NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 Hours of Operation: Sun - Thurs: 11:00am - 10:00pm Fri - Sat: 11:00am - 11:00pm Sun: 12:00pm - 9:00pm

PORTALES, NM Roosevelt Brewing Co. 201 S Main Ave. Portales, NM 88130 Hours of Operation: T - Th: 11:30am - 9:00pm Sunday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm


E. MTN AREA Sierra Blanca Brewing Co. 1016 Industrial Loop Moriarty, NM, 87035 Hours of Operation: Mon, Tues, Th: 10:00am - 6:00pm Wed, Fri: 10:00am - 9:00pm Sat: 11:00am - 9:00pm The Ale Republic 28 Arroyo Seco Road Cedar Crest, NM 87008 Hours of Operation: Mon - Th: 2:00pm - 10:00pm Fri - Sun: 12:00pm - 10:00pm

Boxing Bear Brewing Company 10200 Corrales Rd NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 Hours of Operation: Sun - Th: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm Fri - Sat: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm Blue Grasshopper 4500 Arrowhead Ridge Dr SE Rio Rancho, NM, 87124 Hours of Operation: Sun - Wed: 11:00am - 10:00pm Th - Sat: 11:00am - 11:00pm Happy Hour: Mon - Th: 11:00am - 5:00pm Local Brewhouse 300 Unser Blvd SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 Hours of Operation: Sun - Th: 11:00am - 11:00pm Fr - Sat: 11:00am - 2:00am


LOS LUNAS, NM Camino Real Winery/Taproom 133 Vallejos Ln, Los Lunas, NM 87031


Hours of Operation: Mon-Sun: 12:00pm-10:00pm


Happy Hour: Mon - Th: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Route 66 Junkyard Brewery 1634 E. Highway 66 Grants, NM


Hours of Operation: Daily 11:00am - 11:00pm

WEST ABQ / RIO RANCHO Turtle Mountain Brewing Co. 905 36th Place SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 Hours of operation: Sun - Tues: 11:00am - 8:30pm Wed - Thurs: 11:00am - 9:00pm Fri - Sat: 11:00am - 9:30pm Marble Brewery 5740 Night Whisper Rd NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 Hours of Operation: Mon-Th 12:00pm - 11:00pm Fri-Sat: 12:00pm - 12:00am Sun: 12:00pm - 10:00pm Cazuela’s Mexican Grill and Brewery 4051 Sara Rd SE Rio Rancho, NM, 87124 Hours of Operation: Mon - Th: 9:00am - 8:30pm Fri - Sat: 7:00am - 9:00pm Sun: 8:00am - 9:00pm

Hub City Brewing Co. 202 De Soto Ave Belen, NM 87002 Hours of Operation: Daily: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

SILVER CITY, NM Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery 200 N Bullard St Silver City, NM, 88061 575-956-6144 Hours of Operation: Daily 11:00am - 11:00pm


The Pecan Bar and Grill 500 S Telshor Blvd Las Cruces, NM 88011

High Desert Brewing Co. 1201 W. Hadley Ave. Las Cruces, NM 88005 Hours of operation: Sundays: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm Mon - Sat: 11:00 am - 12:00 am Happy Hour: Sun & Mon: 5:00pm - 7:00pm Spotted Dog Brewery 2920 Avenida de Mesilla Las Cruces, NM 88005 Hours of operation: Wednesday: 11:30 am - 10:30 pm Thursday: 11:30 am - 10:30 pm Friday: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm Saturday: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm Sunday: 12:30 am - 8:30 pm Picacho Peak Brewing Co. 3900 W. Picacho Ave. Las Cruces, NM 88033 Hours of operation: Mon - Fri: 4:00 pm - 10:30pm Sat - Sun: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am Happy Hour: Mon - Fri: 4:00pm - 6:00pm Roosevelt Brewing Co. 201 S Main Ave., Portales, NM 88130 Happy Hours: $2 Tuesdays

BERNALILLO, NM Kaktus Brewing Co. 471 S Hill Rd., Bernalillo, NM 87004 Hours of Operation: Mon -Th: 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm Fri and Sat: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm Sunday: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm Algodones Distillery 15 Calle Alfredo Algodones, NM, 87001 505-301-9992 Tour Hours: Saturday 2:00pm 4:00pm (By appointment only)


Socorro Springs Brewing Company 1012 N California St Socorro, NM, 87801 Hours of Operation: Daily: 11:00am - 10:00pm


Happy Hours: Mon- Fri: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Reverse Happy Hour: Mon - Wed: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm Th - Sat: 9:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Chili Line Brewing Co. 204 Guadalupe St. Santa Fe, NM 87501

Hours of Operation: Mon - Th: 3:00 pm - close Fri - Sat: 11:00 am - close Sunday: 10:00 am - close

Happy Hour: BOGO Pizza w/purchase of 2 pints, 4pm - 6pm

Open 7 days a week 4:00pm - 10:00pm

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Santa Fe Brewing Co. 35 Fire Place Santa Fe, NM 87508 Hours of operation: Mon - Fri: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm Saturday: 11:00 am - 9:00pm Sunday: 2:00pm - 8:00 pm Happy Hour: $3 pints Wednesday: ALL DAY M - Fri: 4pm - 6pm Second Street Brewery 1814 2nd St, Santa Fe, NM 87505 Happy Hours: Every Day Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm Hours of Operation: Mon - Th: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm Fri - Sat: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm Sunday: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm Blue Corn Cafe 133 W Water St, Santa Fe, NM 87501 Hours of Operation: Open Daily 11:00 am - 10:00 pm Duel Brewing 1228 Parkway Dr. Santa Fe, NM 87507 Happy Hour: Mon - Fri: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm: $2 off all Drafts Hours of Operation: Sunday: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm Mon - Wed: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm Thur - Sat: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm Rowley Farmhouse Ales 1405 Maclovia St. Santa Fe, NM, 87505 505-428-0719 Hours of Operation: Daily 11:30am - 10:00pm

NE / NW AREAS OF NM Eskes Brew Pub 106 Georges Ln Taos, NM, 87571

Hours of Operation: Sun: 11:00am - 9:00pm Mon: 4:00pm - 9:00pm Tues: Closed Wed-Th: 4:00pm - 9:00pm Fri-Sat: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Blue Heron Brewing Company 100 Los Alamos Hwy Espanola, NM, 87532 Hours of Operation: Sun - Mon: 12:00pm - 6:00pm Tues: Closed Wed - Th: 10:00am - 7:00pm Fri - Sat: 10:00am - 8:00pm Happy Hour: Daily: 5:00pm - 6:00pm Sat: 5:00pm - 7:00pm Blue Heron Brewing Company 2214 NM Highway - 68 Embudo, NM, 87531 Hours of Operation: Tues - Sat: 1:00pm - 9:00pm Sun: 1:00 - 8:00pm Mon: Closed Bath Tub Row Brewing Co-op 163 Central Park Square Los Alamos, NM, 87545 Hours of Operation: Mon - Thurs: 2:00pm - 10:00pm Fri - Sat: 12:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm Three Rivers Eatery & Brewhouse 113 E Main St, Farmington, NM 87401 Hours of operation: 11:00 am - 11:30pm Daily Happy Hour $1 off beers 2pm-5pm Daily and Sundays all day 550 Brewing 119 E. Chuska St. Suite B Aztec, NM Hours of Operation: M - Th: 3:00pm - 9:00pm Fri: 12:00pm - 11:00pm Sat: 11:00am - 11:00pm Sunday: Closed Taos Mesa Brewing 20 ABC Mesa Rd El Prado, NM 87529 Happy Hour: Mon - Fri: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Hours of Operation: Open 7 days a week 12 pm - 10 pm Comanche Creek Brewing 225 Comanche Creek Rd. Eagle Nest, New Mexico Hours of Operation: Wed-Sat: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Enchanted Circle Brewing 20 Sage Lane Angel Fire, New Mexico 87710 Hours of Operation: Daily: 4:00pm - 9:00pm



SOUTHERN COLORADO Animas Brewing Co. 1560 E. Second Ave. Durango, Co 81301

Eddyline Brewery (Taproom) 102 Linderman Ave. Buena Vista, CO 81211

Hours of Operation: Daily: 11:00am - Close

Hours of Operation: Daily: 11:00am - 10:00pm

Carver Brewing Co. 1022 Main Ave Durango, CO 81301 Hours of Operation: Daily: 6:30am - 10:00pm Ska Brewing 225 Girard St. Durango, CO 81303 Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri: 9:00am - 8:00pm Sat: 11:00am - 7:00pm Sun: 12:00pm - 6:00pm Steamworks Brewing Co. 801 E. Second Ave. Durango, CO 81301 Pagosa Brewing Co. & Grill 118 N. Pagosa Blvd. Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 Hours of Operation: Daily: 11:00am - 10:00pm Bottom Shelf Brewery 118 E. Mill St. Bayfield, CO 81122 Hours of Operation: Daily: 11:00am - 9:00pm Riff Raff Brewing Co. 274 Pagosa St. Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 Hours of Operation: Daily: 11:00am - 10:00pm Three Barrel Brewing Co. 475 Grand Ave. Del Norte, CO 81132 Hours of Operation: Mon - Sat: 10:00am - 9:00pm Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm Crestone Brewing Co. 187 W.Silver Ave Crestone, CO 81131 Hours of Operation: Mon: 5:00pm - Close T- Sun: 12:00pm - Close Elevation Beer Co. 115 Pahlone Parkway Poncha Springs, CO 81242 Hours of Operation: Daily: 12:00pm - 8:00pm

Happy Hours: Mon - Fri: 3:00pm - 6:00pm $3.50 Pints / $1.00 off appetizers

EL PASO, TEXAS Ode Brewing Co. 3233 N. Mesa #301 El Paso, TX 79902 Hours of Operation: Sun - Wed: 11:00am - 11:00pm Thurs - Sat: 11:00am - 12:00am Happy Hour: Mon - Fri: 4:00pm - 6:00pm 1/2 off appetizers and $3 pints Brewunch on Sundays: 11:00am - 3:00pm

ARIZONA Historic Brewing Company Flagstaff Taproom 4366 E. Huntington Dr. Flagstaff, AZ 86804 Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri:3:00pm-9:00pm Sat- Sun: 12:00pm-7:00pm Barrel & Bottle House Flagstaff 110 S. San Francisco St. Flagstaff, AZ 86001 Hours of Operation: MonTh: 11:00am-11:00pm Fri-Sat: 11:00am-12:00am Sun: 11:00am-10:00pm Barrel & Bottle House Williams 141 W. Railroad Ave. Williams, AZ 86046 Hours of Operation: Sun-Th: 11:00am-11:00pm Fri-Sat: 11:00am-12:00am Mother Road Brewing 7 S. Mikes Pike Flagstaff, AZ 86001 Hours of Operation: Mon: 5:00pm-9:00pm Tue-Thu: 2:00pm-9:00pm Fri: 2:00pm-10:00pm Sat: 12:00pm-10:00pm Sun: 12:00pm-9:00pm

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here is historic evidence showing that women were the first brewers. Women were brewing in ancient Sumer in Mesopotamia as early as 3500 BCE. The Sumerians even honored a beer goddess, Ninkasi, the “lady who fills the mouth.” In the hunter/gatherer work division, the women were responsible for gathering supplies to craft food and drink for their communities. In America, the Pilgrim women brewed small batches of beer and cider in their kitchens. Homebrewing was the most common form of beer-making in the early United States. It wasn’t until taverns and businesses developed that large-quantity brewing was necessary. In the United States, the onset of prohibition stalled the extensive craft brewing industry, but it continued in most other parts of the world. Now, in the United States, women in brewing are making a comeback. After modern commercialization of the brewing industry, with beer being marketed as a drink “for men” in the post-prohibition 1950s, women have had to reclaim their place in the brewing world. Pink Boots was established in 2007 by Terri Fahrendorf and is now the contemporary global

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non-profit resource for women who work in the industry which is still primarily run by men. The

self-described character statement of Pink Boots Society says: “We are the female movers and shakers in the beer industry. We get the beer brewed and fermented with the highest possible quality. We also own breweries, package the beer, design beers, serve beers, write about beer, and cover just about any aspect of beer, and we are all women. Most importantly, we teach each other what we know through our own seminar programs, and we help each other advance our beer careers by raising money for educational scholarships.” Education and enablement are their focus as they reach out to women in all aspects of the global beer industry.

beers. I feel all of these topics have been brought to light due to the combined voices of the women in the industry, and in particular the Pink Boots Society.” Change is always a consequence of voice, and this is a huge victory for women in the beer industry. Monica is the Laboratory and Quality Control manager at Santa Fe Brewing Company. She has loved being part of the Santa Fe Brewing team. “I am extremely grateful to them for giving me an opportunity to show how much I can learn and grow to become an integral part of the day-to-day workings on the production side of brewing,” she says. Her work at Santa Fe Brewing connects to her role in Pink Boots. “I feel like PBS is fulfilling its mission statement of providing mentorship, networking and access to educational opportunities that will help advance the careers of women in the beer industry,” Monica said. Part of the continuing education is the “Big Boots Brew” fundraiser. According to Monica, “Every year a day is selected around International Women’s Day for [Pink Boots] chapters all over the world to brew a collaboration beer with other ladies in local chapters to raise funds for our monthly educational scholarships. A basic recipe is sent out to all chapters and each chapter is allowed to modify the recipe as they see fit.” The 2017 beer is the “Melissa” which is a Belgian Honey Ale. The New Mexico breweries that participated in the collaboration also have had the Melissa on tap. These Pink Boots brewers include Sidetrack, Santa Fe Brewing Co, Tractor Brewing Co, and Bosque Brewing Co and students from the CNM beverage/brewing certification program. Membership is open to women who are “students in beer industry educational programs, women with breweries in planning, and women actively employed, or retired from, the beer industry,” Monica said.

It doesn’t stop there. According to Monica Mondragon, president of the New Mexico chapter of Pink Boots, since the establishment of Pink Boots, “More has been reported on lately in the industry regarding how to market to women (and if it should be done at all), and the treatment of women bar staff, as well as the controversial guidelines put out by the Brewer’s Association regarding their review of “offensive” names for

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e are accessible. You don’t have to be super knowledgeable about beer or already know about IBUs and hop varieties to enjoy one of our beers. You can just walk in. We can find a beer for everybody,” general manager Alana Jones says of Santa Fe Brewing Co., the oldest brewery in New Mexico. She would know this certainty more than anyone else. Alana started working at Santa Fe Brewing thirteen years ago as a bartender when it was just a small neighborhood brewery in Santa Fe, NM. There were five people working there and Alana was still in college. She has been part of the process every step of the way. When Santa Fe Brewing opened its new location in 2006, Alana was there to help. Even now, Santa Fe Brewing rapidly continues to grow. They distribute their beer in ten states and are the bestselling craft brewery in New Mexico. As the general manager, Alana oversees many operations that include Santa Fe Brewing’s priority, becoming a part of its community. “We’re building an experience for people,” Alana says. “We have not only a tasting room but a music venue. We put grass in there. It’s a place we encourage people to bring their families, come out and seeing awesome live music. We will have a new tasting room. We are building a barrel-aging cave for sours and any barrel-aged beer. We will also have water treatment plant that we’ve been building which will water a whole landscaped beer garden, using reclaimed water.” Sustainability is a high priority for Santa Fe Brewing. With the new water treatment plant and beer garden they hope to create a space that the community can enjoy because of recycled water. The Brewery has something to offer for everyone including rotating taps for its signature seasonal IPA’s and experimental brews for the bolder beer connoisseurs. Santa Fe Brewing’s most popular offering is the Happy Camper IPA—also the #1 selling IPA in New Mexico-but they have so much more. Alana’s two favorite beers at Santa Fe Brewing are Santa Fe Pale Ale and the Pilsner. Alana has seen the craft beer scene in New Mexico 17 || 17

develop in the last several years as craft breweries have spread across the state. “It is so exciting to see the level of knowledge and participation that the consumer has. They are participating in this experience. More and more breweries come up and they raise the bar higher and that’s a great thing and it has made everyone better. It has educated more and more people. We all take turns raising each other up. It’s a beautiful awesome thing that I’m really proud of.”


inning brewmaster of Albuquerque’s 377 Brewery, Lyna Waggoner has thirteen taps in her home just to keep her palate sharp. The craft of brewing is constantly in her mind, and for this she has been recognized. This year at the 2017 Denver International Beer Competition Lyna and 377 Brewery were awarded a double-gold medal for the 255 Schwartzbier, a German-style dark lager with a full-bodied flavor but very drinkable at only 4.3% ABV. According to Lyna, the Schwartzbier is a “German beer for the workers, that they could drink during the day and still get back to work. It is very malty up front, very low IBUS, drinkable, malty, and awesome.” Lyna’s swift recognition in the New Mexico brewing world has been spurred by her perseverance and enthusiasm about beer.


Before moving to Albuquerque in 2013, Lyna lived in Portland, Oregon, where she was a stonemason. She spent much of her time learning the many different Portland neighborhoods and the micro- and macro-breweries that were overtaking the city. “The craft brew scene hit heavy there, and I was just drinking Dos Equis. I got into craft brewing not making beer, just drinking the beer. There was a macro-brewery on every corner. All I ever drank was IPAs.” Visiting these tiny but craft conscious establishments inspired a life-changing goal in Lyna. She loved craft beer so much that she decided she would learn to brew. She says, “When I moved [to Albuquerque] I didn’t know what was here. I didn’t know anything, so I made a pact that when I moved here I was going to start making beer. I started right away.” When Lyna arrived in Albuquerque, she got to know Dukes of Ale president Kevin Fleming. Together, Fleming and Waggoner won a silver medal at the New Mexico State Fair in 2013 for their German Pilsner. It was a fast track from there, and in 2016, Lyna became the brew master at the 377 Brewery. Brewing also connects to Lyna’s educational background in biology and chemistry. “I love the science because I have a degree in biology and chemistry. I was going to be a veterinarian. When I decided not to do that, I got into the artistry side. I started being a stone mason and creating all kinds of designs, water features, walls and patios, and I do murals. It’s the creative side with the science side, and it all comes together with brewing. And I love beer. God, I love beer.”


377 Brewery opened in 2016. Their best-selling offerings include the 377 IPA, a New Mexico Lager, and the award-winning Schwartzbier. The uniqueness of 377 Brewery is the range of beer they offer. They offer are fourteen beers on tap including an English bitter, imperial cream ale, a whiskey stout, a Kolsch, and soon a double IPA, a red, with two more of Lyna’s brewing projects on their way this summer. “I absolutely love it,” Lyna says about her recent double-gold medal. “It shows me that I can keep going. I didn’t hit a wall my first time out. I’ve got lots to do.” Lyna has many plans but she credits a lot of her success on the support of the community and friends that she has found in Albuquerque. “In the beginning, I think everybody was skeptical, I don’t know what it was, but now I have so many bros—Ty and John at Rio Bravo, Sky and Dave Tractor Brewing, Josh and Elliot at Dialogue, Robert Palmer at Palmer Brewery and Ciderhouse— I could just go on and on about the people that are willing to embrace me.”

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Imagine being Jason, one of the owners of Riff Raff Brewing, giving his homebrewing equipment to one of his bartenders, and unknowingly, creating a ‘mad scientist brewer!’ I caught up with Maddy, the first Saturday in May with HOPS (Homebrewers of Pagosa Springs), where the small group was gathered on the front lawn of Motel SOCO, which for a few hours, became an outdoor brew house and tasting room. Approaching the topless kegs turned brew kettles, I was down wind of the boil, and the steam from the wort imparted a wonderful aroma in the air. Ahhh, beer! The group was making two new beers and had samples of their recent home brews. “Maddy, how long have you been brewing?” “I got a home brew kit from Jason in November 2013. Been crafting uniquely flavored beers since then.” She has so perfected her concoctions that Riff Raff gave her the ‘Outlaw tap’ at the brewery. Her kegs go quickly. Beers on her tap have included a Wasabi Citra (really!), Imperial Cranberry Kolsch, a Toasted Pecan Brown, and one of the biggest beers I’ve tasted in awhile - her Imperial Blueberry Single Hopped Oatmeal Pale Ale. On Saturday we tasted her Blonde Stout, surprisingly good because looking at the color, a deep gold, and having it taste like a dark powerful stout, throws off what the beer brain is expecting. I asked her about what regulars and visitors like at Riff Raff. “People love our regular flagship beers. And we always have several seasonals including my Outlaw Tap. One really popular seasonal right now is the Spirited Lass Strong Scotch Ale.” (I was able to enjoy a sample size and she is right. Amazing flavor in this beer as oak spirals from Scotch barrels were used during fermenting). And of course there is our menu including local yak and lamb. We use our beers in many of our sauces and recipes.”



Beats wasting good beer! Maddy has yet to enter her beers in homebrewing or other competitions. She may get around to it but for now she is happy being the marketing director, bartender, and brewer while working for Pagosa Outside Adventures in the summer when the rivers nearby are running.



shley Springer, Director of Operations at the Pecan Grill & Brewery in Las Cruces, NM gives much of the business’s success to its in-house beer production and distribution. Starting out as a fine dining restaurant by the Springer family in 2010, the Pecan Grill & Brewery has gained recognition for its small batch seasonal beers and state-wide distribution. From day one, the family-owned and operated restaurant has had its foot in the brewing game, but it wasn’t until the hiring of Head Brewer David Allan, paired with Ashley’s marketing 19


background, that the restaurant’s main focus changed from fine dining to beer brewing. Thanks to Ashley’s business savvy personality, the Grill’s beer can be found all over the state and recognized nationally. In three short years, the Grill has taken home 7 gold medals and at least 15 awards for their brews. However, it’s not just about winning; for Ashley it’s what the beer has done for the restaurant. “We’re a large restaurant in a small town, and that can offer challenges”, says Ashley. David’s beers have turned the Grill’s clients into regulars, and he is considered part of the Springer family. Ashley wants to make sure there is a beer for everyone. She has listed beer suggestions next to menu items; she organizes beer tastings, food pairing at the Grill, and participates in beer festivals. You may have caught sight of the Grill’s tent at the Blazin’ Brewfest this May. The Grill also has some new brews to look out for, a Scottish 70 Schilling, a “Red As Ale” red ale, and a brown ale made for the nitro tap -- along with the house favorites. Her plans for the Brewery are to continue putting out beers that people love and making them more accessible. If you are interested in carrying the Pecan Grill & Brewery’s beer, contact Ashley and she can make it possible.

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t has been a busy spring for the Dukes of Ale Homebrew Club! The Dukes of Ale just finished with their annual Enchanted Brewing Competition. This is a BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program) certified event for homebrewers only. The judging was held on April 21, 22, and 23 with the awards ceremony held on April 29th at Broken Trail Distillery and Brewery who graciously hosted the entire event. There were 250 entries from not only New Mexico but Colorado, Arizona and even Florida and Minnesota! Long time Dukes of Ale member Tammy Pluym won the beer best of show with her Weissbier. Kevin Fleming picked up the Best of Show award for his cider and newcomer Jess Stafford won best of Show for his mead. The Dukes also showed well in the National Homebrew Competition with several placing in the regional rounds to qualify for the final round to be held in Minneapolis this June. Those that qualified are Kevin Fleming, Tim Lambert, Kirk Bigger, Mike Archibeck, Krista Jantz, Tom Hart and Ben Miller. The Dukes also partnered with Victor’s Homebrew shop on May 6th to celebrate Big Brew Day. This is an event organized by the American Homebrewers Association to celebrate National Homebrew Day. Homebrewers from all over the United

States and world participate in the event. Last year there were 12,780 participants in 12 countries and 48 states that brewed 17,804 gallons of beer!

Tammy Pluym, Winner of “Best of Show” for her Weissbier.

Events like these support the mission statement of the Dukes of Ale which emphasizes the educational aspect of homebrewing. Most Dukes of Ale meetings have an educational aspect to them whether it be reviewing and tasting specific beer styles or learning about specific brewing techniques. There club also plans activities like bicycle pub crawls, picnics and camping trips. If you are interested in learning about homebrewing you are welcome to join any Dukes of Ale meeting. The only requirement is that you be 21 years or older. Check out for information on upcoming meetings and events. Cheers!

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We interviewed Owner and Operator of Street Food Sensations, Lorenzo Garcia, to get some insight on what makes his food truck one of the best in the Southwest! How did Street Food Sensations start? Having been in the Catering Industry for 6 years, I decided I wanted to get my own food truck to help with my passion and cook gourmet items. I knew that if I could own a truck it would balance out for the summer. Who are the founders/owners/chefs/staff? I am the owner and head of operations; I have plenty of close family and friends who contribute to the running and success of food truck. What are some popular favorites? Items that are always popular are, BBQ Chipotle Pulled Pork Nachos made with a Chile con queso/ beer cheese, New Mexico Green Chile Burger Sliders, and fresh hand-cut fries with parmesan-cilantro truffle oil and roasted serrano ketchup. What sets your food apart from the other trucks? What I think makes me different at this point is that I learned from one of the best food trucks out here, I was blessed to work and intern with The CNM program Street Food Institute. Even though I already had a previous knowledge of cooking, I had lot to learn from a food truck standpoint like the concept of fresh and local product, which food items work, timing, preparations, as well as food quality. Which brewery do you enjoy most? I tend to work with all breweries and have much love for all of them. If I had to choose one, it would be La Cumbre Brewery. They opened their doors to us when we first got started and the partnership just grew from there. Do you have a favorite craft beer? Style? Name? There are two beers that I enjoyed this past year. One is that made my mind blow was a beer called “Blackberry Hefe” from Red Door Brewery. This was one of their seasonal summer beers that was great to drink and even better to cook with. My other favorite is “A Slice of Hefen” from La Cumbre Brewery. Do you think the booming craft beer industry in ABQ has helped your sales? We work very well together. Our food and their beer pair up well. I love the idea of working with beer in our cuisine. Our sales and name is what it is because of the industry of craft local breweries. There are a lot of tourists who come to New Mexico and want to get great southwestern food as well as craft beer. We made it possible to get both in one location.




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