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BREW TOUR Our Tour consist of Four locations within 5 minutes of our Hotel.








We will provide the transportation to and from each location with each stop lasting an hour between Shuttle services from 12pm to 10pm at night two free drinks we offer guests between 5-8pm daily for each night Free hot breakfast in the morning Our rooms are over-sized and we have a great out-door pool and hot tub. Groups that book 5-10 rooms will get a special room rate Safe transportation to and from all breweries Please call the hotel at (505) 345-0010 for more details and plan your visit today!

(505) 433-4192 4940 Corrales Rd #400 Corrales, NM 87048

Wednesday - Date Night 1/2 price ANY bottled wine

Thursday - Prime Rib Night Beginning at 4:30 P.M.


• Drafty Kilt • Tractor Brewing • Bosque Brewing • Upslope • Four Peaks Brewing• HOURS OF OPERATION TUESDAY - SATURDAY from 9AM to 9PM


Vol. 3 Issue 1 |


Letter from the

Publisher Hello everyone and welcome to our patio and Summer beer issue. I hope you have all enjoyed your Summer thus far and are taking advantage and cooling-off with cold craftys. If you need to wrap up the Summer with a bang, we have some last-minute Summer fun ideas for you. In this issue, we have the winner of our first annual patio. A big Congratulations to Dialogue Brewing! They certainly do have an exceptional patio (which is gracing our patio) with some wonderful metal sculptures and refreshing shade in the afternoon. Dialogue Brewing has been well known for its sour beers, but check out its other styles too - they are delicious! As far as the poll goes, we had more votes than we thought and it was honestly a close race until the end. Because of that, we decided to include the runners-up as well. Thank you to everyone who voted we look forward to doing it again next year. Be sure to read the fantastic article about craft beer and camping, as we all know these two things go hand in hand. We also review how the outdoor lifestyle pairs swimmingly with any cold crafty and look at some sweet camping locations to check out. Also, take a look at some of the suggestions as to which beer packaging may be most ideal for the camping, With so much traveling going on this Summer we found ourselves with a beer map from the Southwest to the Pacific North West, which includes key stops along the way and a list of beer we found. Of course, Trails and Ales is back at it again! There is an awesome brewery Treasure Hunt inside where you can find some superb beer spots up North. They all look like fun, so choose wisely. Finally, as this issue is out, we will find ourselves knee deep in Mountain West Brew Fest, Hop Fest and Octoberfest Beers! YAY!! Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date on where and what is happening; beer releases, free tickets and such! (HINT: If you look on this page you will find a discount for Hop Fest tickets). Make sure you always support your local Breweries and please enjoy responsibly. Salud!

Meet the crew Tony Medrano President / Owner Paul Mares Publisher Marlo Gutierrez Production Director Design Contributor Hollie Nelson Graphic Designer Sarai Cajiao Design Contribution Dave Gordon Advertising & Marketing Trail Runner / Blogger Michael Lucero Social Media / Brewery Relations Anthony Tapia Distribution

Paul Mares, Publisher Brewers Crew Magazine


Kristian Macaron Contributing Writer Jim Jantz Contributing Writer Mattie Hensley Contributing Writer Marita Weil Contributing Writer/Photographer Mike Griego, Jr. Contributing Photographer










Brewers Crew Magazine 901 Rio Grande Blvd Suite D-126 505.883.5400

3 Letter from the Publisher 5 Mr. Hops

We’re always interested in new talent! Give us a call if you’re interested in working with the crew.

7 NM Ale Trail | Treasure Hunt 14 Summer Road Trips

We’re always looking for: • Contribution Writers • Photographers • Advertising Sales / Reps

17-18 Patio Poll Winner 20 Camping and Beer 24 Dukes Of Ale | Home Brewing Association

* Our Happy Hour listing is based on research gathered by the BCM team. If you do not see your brewery or taproom listed and would like to be included, please submit your information via email or phone.

27 Food Truck Spotlight | Disk - O - Dawg

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Wow! This year is flying by my Beerthren and if we don’t force ourselves to enjoy life, we’ll find ourselves anxious, on edge and unsatisfied. As I’m sure you’ve figured, Mr. Hops calms his own soul with some smooth tunes and cold brew. In the Summer heat, when the humidity gets cranked up, I beat the oppressive temperature with a cool mindset, flowing linen accoutrements and ever so small beads of chilling sweat upon my brow. Some have said that Mr. Hops is radiant in the Summer temps, but I must humbly reply – only sometimes. But hey, not everyone is perfect. Mr. Hops has definitely made some ale-related errors in my day – drinking that iffy beer from that back corner of the fridge

that was never good to begin with and extraordinarily brutal at its funky spoiled phase (thank you AlkaSeltzer for your effervescent healing intervention). Or that undyingly bitter room-temperature homebrew that kills your taste buds for eighty-two and a half minutes. Good luck enjoying pigs in a blanket after that fiasco. Lucky for us, the current atmosphere of fine beermaking has allowed us to be as adventurous as we’d like with low-risk of encountering a bad brew. Time after time, Mr. Hops will simply wander the corridors of Downtown Albuquerque, popping in

Dialogue Brewing Dialogue Brewing, through its hybrid community garden concept, endeavors to promote community interaction, catalyze creativity, serve world class beer, and provide its clients an oasis in the urban desert of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dialogue Brewing and Community B Sculpture Garden is not only a taproom. It is not only an art gallery. It is not only a community meeting place. It is not only a high-tech creation hub. It is the sum of all these things. It is, simply, an to a dialogue. 5 invitation |

and out of tap rooms to absorb delicious ales, pilsners, ambers, and…you get the picture. When the Summer sun begins to set and that warm Albuquerque breeze flows all around you, you can rest assured that times are good and all those worries you have can take a back seat to taking care of Numero 1. You see my Beerthren, Mr. Hops will never stop rockin’ and, although I have plenty on my plate, I’m always careful to maintain a closely measured regimen of sun, fun and frothy indulgence. Mr. Hops, with the help of Teeny Bop Hops and Baby Hops, has recently revamped his backyard patio relaxation arena in order to maximize his sun basking, steak Q-ing, tunes blasting and beer internalizing time. Like Lil’ Mama Hops said, “Ain’t no party like a Mr. Hops party, cuz a Mr. Hops

party don’t stop…” (until she says STOP!), Mr. Hops gets down with stylistic wonders like Kolsch, Hefeweizen and Gose. I like the delicate fruit aroma and crisp body of a Kolsch, the smooth whiff of clove and banana in a Hefeweizen, and a Gose’s unique saltiness smoothed out with citrus sourness. Pack a cooler full of these beers and time that goes by so fast, just may pull up a chair and have a coldie with you. Mis Queridos, my hopes and wishes are that you are well, content and enjoying the wonders of life. Until next time, se divierten and get busy discovering the wonderful libations our State has to offer. Cheers!! --Mr. Hops.

Dialogue Brewing Hours Monday - Wednesday 4pm to midnight Thursday - Sunday noon to midnight

Food + Beer Kitsune Food Truck Thursday - Saturday 4pm - late // Sunday Brunch

New York Express Food Truck Tuesday-Wednesday, 4pm - late


(505) 585-1501

1501 1st St NW Albuquerque, New Mexico

Stay at SOCO!




ummer road trips! 2 hours, 2 weeks. Road trips expand to fill the time we have to squeeze in fun, excitement, learning, adventure, and BEER. Because we like craft beer, we seek out new breweries, explore strange new beers, and drink beer where we have not consumed before. Variation on the Star Trek prime directive but why should beer treasure travel be any less exciting? But first, we must earn those exceptional crafties we crave! Without further adieu, here are suggested ‘Treasure Hunts’ of varying duration of Mother Nature’s finest, history, art, and beyond. And craft beer all along the way... (The main hub is ABQ). No space to list long descriptions. Look up these real places and discover your own treasures. Treasure Hunt #1. Day trip to overnight. I-40 to NM 14. The Turquoise Trail. Sandia Crest Road Tinkertown. Sulphur Canyn Trail to ABQ overlook. Shady trail through pines and oaks and altitude. Cool air! Explore Madrid - Craft beer can be found at Mine Shaft Tavern. Stop in Cerillos. Then, Santa Fe Tap room on site at Brewery where 14 meets I-25. Discover MEOW WOLF in Santa Fe. Need a high alpine adventure? Head to trails up toward Santa Fe Ski Basin. In town - Museums, art galleries - then, Blue Corn, Second Street, Duel, Chile Line Brewing, Rowley’s. Need lodging? Try the Sage Inn. Four iron (as in golf shot) from Second Street at the Railyard. Treasure Hunt #2. Overnight or longer. Enchanted Circle Tour. 7


Blue Heron Brewing in Embudo. Rio Grande rafting. Remnants of Chile Line Railroad. Highway 64 to Angel Fire. Mountain bike the ski area. Enchanted Circle brewing - good food and beer. Comanche Creek brewing remote and fun! Fish on the Cimarron River. Red River - a town for Texas refuges and soon to have Red River Brewing. Return to Taos - Taos Mesa Brewing (environmentally friendly brewing) - 2 locations. Music, beer and food. Eske’s is worth the stop for food and beer. Trail? Divisadero. Sights and education? Gorge Bridge - 660 feet above Rio Grande! Taos Pueblo. Earthships. Take backroads through Carson to 285. Ojo Caliente Hot Springs. Trail? Posi - 700 year old pot shards everywhere! Soak in healthy water. Drink healthy craft beer in their restaurant. Treasure Hunt # 3. 550 Tour. 2-4 nights. Kaktus Brewing in Bernalillo. Chaco Canyon. 550 Brewing. Three Rivers Brewing. Wow wee on food and beer! Durango - hmmm - so many choices! Do not skip the Brew House or Animas. Gluten reduced beers and wonderful food at Carver Brothers. Do the brewery tour at SKA and get a free beer directly off the canning line! Trails? Horse Gulch for mountain biking, hiking, running. Great views of Animas River valley and Durango. Work up a thirst. Head west on 160 to Mancos. Mancos Brewing. Beer fest there is August 19th. A new brewery and a true treasure. Treasure Hunt #4. Outer limits. 2-5 days. 285 north. Square Peg Brewerks in Alamosa. Tap room - bring

in your own food. Games and unique beers! Crestone Brewing. Excellent beers. Gluten reduced and healthy food! Pair with North Crestone Trail. Head north to Joyful Journey Hot springs or Valley View Hot springs. (Birthday suits okay at VV). BYOB if camping. Ties to NM? 200,000 bats from Carlsbad Cavern colony take up residence in old mine for summer months to eat millions of insects that want to consume our barley! Go bats! Do the evening outflight guided tour to experience just one of Mother Nature’s wonders. (Orient Land Trust - Return via US 160 west to Del Norte CO for a beer and a pizza at Three Barrel Brewing, stay at a restored hotel a block away - The Windsor, and rent mountain bikes at Kristy Sports for a wild ride in Penitente Canyon or, ride directly from town to the Pronghorn Trail system south of town. Thirst will come quickly. Head over Wolf Creek Pass to Pagosa Springs - Riff Raff Brewing. Food, beer and a ghost! Kyle is brewing extremely good bevvies as he perfects his crafts! Soak at the Hot Springs and stay at Motel SOCO (beer on draft there). Tube and raft the San Juan River before it gets turned into beer. Wolfe Brewing and Pagosa Springs Brewing up the hill to the west completes the Pagosa circuit. Bottom Shelf Brewing is another nice stop in Bayfield on way to Durango. Off the beaten path but not undiscovered for good reason! This is a small sample platter of treasures available on the Craft Beer circuit. Find more trips on the website. Cheers and good treasure hunting!

THE TRAILHEAD MOUNTAIN BIKING TIPS FROM THE BIKESMITH Welcome to The Trailhead! Whether you’re new to mountain biking, an experienced rider or just thinking about starting, our goal is to provide you with tips to help you enhance your mountain biking experience. Each issue contains helpful suggestions on topics like care & maintenance of your bike, improving your riding skills, great places to ride, and getting connected to the local mountain biking community. In addition, we’ll provide a link to a FREE GUIDE with more in-depth information on the featured topic.


IS YOUR MOUNTAIN BIKE SUSPENSION LETTING YOU DOWN? In this issue our Head Mechanic Jesse Burris provides his top tips for maintaining your mountain bike suspension. Jesse is an accomplished BMX & Downhill mountain bike racer with 10 years experience servicing a wide range of mountain bike suspension systems.


• As a starting point, set the air pressure in your suspension system to achieve 25% Sag. To fine tune, try increasing or decreasing Sag in small increments. • Wipe off dust seals and stanchions with a clean rag after every ride. • Inspect upper stanchions for scratches after every ride. • Monitor for cracks and misalignment of dust seals. Check for oil leakage. • Have your suspension serviced at a minimum once per year, and once a season if you ride a lot.

To learn more about setting up your mountain bike suspension for a better ride, download our Free Guide by copying this link: in your browser, or stop in and talk with Jesse.


The BikeSmith is an award winning local bike shop owned by a family that rides and cares deeply about people, Albuquerque, and amazing biking experiences. We offer caring & expert service, distinctive rentals and quality products from our convenient shop near the entrance of the Bosque River Trail. Our co-owners Rick & Rose Noland are PMBI Certified Mountain Biking Instructors

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happy hours & crafty specials DOWNTOWN ABQ

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 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 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 Dialogue Brewing 1501 1st St NW Albuquerque NM, 87102 505-585-1501

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 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 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 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

Hours of Operation: Daily 12:00pm - 12:00am

Tractor Brewing Co. - Wells Park 1800 4th Street Albuquerque, NM 87102

Duel Brewing - ABQ 606 Central Ave SW Albuquerque, NM 87102

Hours of operation: M - Th: 3:00 pm - Close F - Sun: 1:00 pm - Close

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 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 9


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 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

Cheba Hut 115 Harvard Dr SE Albuquerque, NM 87106

Broken Trail Spirits and Brew 2921 Stanford Dr. NE Albuquerque, NM, 87107

Hours of operation: M - Sun: 11AM-12AM

Hours of Operation: Mon: 3:00pm - 9:00pm Tues - Th: 3:00pm - 10:00pm Sun: 11:00am 6:00pm

Hops Brewery 3507 Central Ave NE Albuquerque, New Mexico Hours of Operation: Sun-Thu: 12pm-10pm Fri - Sat: 12pm-12am 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 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 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


Happy Hour: Bloody Mary Brunch 11:00am - 2:00am 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 Chama River Brewing Company 4939 Pan American Fwy NE Albuquerque, NM, 87109 Hours of Operation: 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 La Cumbre Brewing Co. 3313 Girard Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87107 Hours of Operation: Daily: 12:00pm - Close Left Turn Distilling/Palmer Brewing 2924 Girard Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87107 Hours of Operation: Tues - Sat: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm Lizard Tail Brewing 9800 Montgomery Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM, 87111

377 Brewery 2027 Yale SE Albuquerque NM, 87103

Hours of Operation: Mon - Wed: 12:00pm - 10:00pm Tues - Sat: 12:00pm - 12:00am Sun: 12:00pm - 9:00pm

Hours of Operation: Sun - Th: 12:00pm - 11:00pm Fri Sat: 12:00pm - 12:00am

Marble Brewery 9904 Montgomery Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87111

Happy Hour: Military Discount: $1.00 off beer Mondays $1.00 off beer 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

Hours of Operation: Mon–Sat 12:00pm - 12:00am Sun 12:00pm -10:30pm 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


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 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 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 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 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 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

WEST ABQ / RIO RANCHO 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

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 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 Las Ristras de Corrales 4940 Corrales Rd #400 Corrales, NM 87048


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

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

Picacho Peak Brewing Co. 3900 W. Picacho Ave. Las Cruces, NM 88033

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

Hours of operation: Mon - Fri: 4:00 pm - 10:30pm Sat - Sun: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am


Hours of Operation: Tues - Sat: 9AM–9PM Sunday 9AM–2PM Monday Closed Local Brewhouse 300 Unser Blvd SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124

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

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 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

E. MTN AREA 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 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

Happy Hours: Mon- Fri: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Reverse Happy Hour: Hours of Operation: Mon - Th: 3:00 pm - close Fri - Sat: 11:00 am - close Sunday: 10:00 am - close

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

Hours of Operation: Sun - Th: 11:00am - 11:00pm Fr - Sat: 11:00am - 2:00am

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

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

BELEN, NM 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

LAS CRUCES, NM 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

Roosevelt Brewing Co. 201 S Main Ave., Portales, NM 88130 Happy Hours: $2 Tuesdays 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


Algodones Distillery 15 Calle Alfredo Algodones, NM, 87001 505-301-9992 Tour Hours: Saturday 2:00pm 4:00pm (By appointment only) 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


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

SANTA FE, NM Blue Corn Cafe 133 W Water St, Santa Fe, NM 87501 Hours of Operation: Open Daily 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Chili Line Brewing Co. 204 Guadalupe St. Santa Fe, NM 87501 Open 7 days a week 4:00pm - 10:00pm

SOUTHERN COLORADO Bath Tub Row Brewing Co-op 163 Central Park Square Los Alamos, NM, 87545

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

Hours of Operation: Mon - Thurs: 2:00pm - 10:00pm Fri - Sat: 12:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm

Duel Brewing 1228 Parkway Dr. Santa Fe, NM 87507

Blue Heron Brewing Company 100 Los Alamos Hwy Espanola, NM, 87532

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 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

NE / NW AREAS OF NM 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

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 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 Th - Sun: 11am-2am Mon - Wed: 11-11

Bottom Shelf Brewery 118 E. Mill St. Bayfield, CO 81122

Three Barrel Brewing Co. 475 Grand Ave. Del Norte, CO 81132

Hours of Operation: Daily: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Hours of Operation: Mon - Sat: 10:00am - 9:00pm Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Carver Brewing Co. 1022 Main Ave Durango, CO 81301 Hours of Operation: Daily: 6:30am - 10:00pm Crestone Brewing Co. 187 W.Silver Ave Crestone, CO 81131 Hours of Operation: Mon: 5:00pm - Close T- Sun: 12:00pm - Close Eddyline Brewery (Taproom) 102 Linderman Ave. Buena Vista, CO 81211 Hours of Operation: Daily: 11:00am - 10:00pm Happy Hours: Mon - Fri: 3:00pm - 6:00pm $3.50 Pints / $1.00 off appetizers Elevation Beer Co. 115 Pahlone Parkway Poncha Springs, CO 81242 Hours of Operation: Daily: 12:00pm - 8:00pm

Eskes Brew Pub 106 Georges Ln Taos, NM, 87571

Pagosa Brewing Co. & Grill 118 N. Pagosa Blvd. Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

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

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

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 Three Rivers Eatery & Brewhouse 113 E Main St, Farmington, NM 87401

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

Steamworks Brewing Co. 801 E. Second Ave. Durango, CO 81301

Riff Raff Brewing Co. 274 Pagosa St. Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 Hours of Operation: Daily: 11:00am - 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 Square Peg Brewerks 625 Main St, Alamosa, CO 81101 Hours of Operation Daily: 2pm - 10pm Closed Sunday

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 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 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 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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Golden Crown Panaderia Family-owned bakery, pizzaria and coffee shop.

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By Marita Weil

eer cheese fries. Is there anything more enticing than beer + cheese + fries to motivate a Burqueño to travel outside of New Mexico? Ok, yes. But when my boyfriend suggested we take a road trip to Breckenridge, CO for beer cheese fries at Breckenridge Brewery, we ended up taking a two-week long road trip up through Colorado, Montana, Washington, Oregon and down the coast of California before heading through Arizona and back home to New Mexico. I knew we would be stopping at a few breweries along the way, and though I’m not going to write about every awesome beer and brewer I met on my journey, there are a few worth mentioning. Not just because of the beer, but because of the experience and connection that made sleeping in a tent for more than half the time worth the journey. Breckenridge, CO - yes, vanilla porter. I had it straight from the source, and it was good. I also had the beer cheese fries that sparked this journey and they were also good. Breckenridge is a beautiful little town and visiting in the spring was just as fun as visiting during ski season. My second beer was the Trademark 2.0, a classic American pale ale and my road buddy had the Kensho kolsch. For my next visit, just for shits and giggles, I will need to try the Sexy Motor Oil. A nod to an imperial oatmeal stout and the first beer brewed at Breckenridge 27 years ago. It measures in at 11.3% ABV and I’m sure that will keep this girl warm and toasty. Cheney, WA - Just outside of Spokane Washington is the town of Cheney and home to the university of Washington. We found ourselves here after visiting family, and had a chance to beat the heat and head into New Boundary Brewery. New Boundary Brewery is run by head brewer and owner, Shane Noblin. The brewery opened in 2015, the town’s first brewery scene 1910. Noblin started brewing and distilling at the age of 18 and later, he found himself in Alaska brewing beer simply because there wasn’t any beer worth drinking. Some specialty beers Noblin has on tap at the time of the trip include a blue corn and lime cha-cha, hard lemonade and a honey wheat. Future brews include a peanut butter brown ale and cherry cider. Mount Rainier Beer - Is now owned by Pabst Brewing in Canada, however if you get the chance to look up the backstory of this beer, it is the classic American story of brewing before and after prohibition. I mention Mount Rainier because I drank a lot of it in Washington and while visiting Oregon. It’s a good, inexpensive and a solid go-to while hanging out by the campfire. Portland, OR - There are so many great things I can say about Portland. I love the restaurants and the food and all the local beers and wine available at every grocery store and corner bodega. We chose to stop in at Stormbreaker Brewery on Mississippi Ave. for a few pints while shopping and visiting more family. The offer a great variety of well brewed beers ranging from a seasonal triple double IPA to a classic spin on a refreshing kolsch. They offer a verity of food from burger and subs to charcuterie boards. The patio over looks Mississippi Ave and is great for people watching.

Making our way back to New Mexico, we stopped for pizza and beer in Sonoma, CA and camped in Lake Havasu, AZ. By the time we reached Albuquerque, we were all tired and ready for a shower and something to eat that wasn’t grilled over an open flame. The road trip was a success, and I returned with some good stories and some good beer. Cheers!



Shrimp Ceviche with your favorite craft beer

Looking for a fresh and easy summer meal? Try this shrimp ceviche using your favorite craft beer. This recipe works with anything from a Pilsner to an IPA. We used Santa Fe Brewing Companys Freestyle Pilsner. 1 lb Raw Shrimp Peeled and deveined 3 Limes 2 Lemons 1/2 Cup Cilantro chopped 1/2 Can of your favorite beer 1/2 Can V8 Juice 2 Large Avocados 2 Large tomatos 2 Jalapenos 1/2 Red Onion 1 tsp Salt

In a large bowl, Squeeze juice of limes and lemons and remove seeds. Chop raw shrimp and add to juices. Stir often soaking shrimp. Set aside for 20 minutes or until shrimp is fully pink. Add remaining ingredients and stir. Let sit for an hour before eating for flavors to mix and for the shrimp to fully cook. Eat with crackers or chips......Enjoy!

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craft beer drinker craves a perfect patio. On a summer evening, not much is better. Everyone who knows the feeling of a cool wind and a calming sun will agree. The ambiance of a patio may seem seasonal, but it works it’s magic all year long. Even in the cooling Autumn patio-lovers will wait to move inside. Once a craft beer enthusiast knows a summer patio, they will wait for summer to return like nothing else. The outside patio of Dialogue Brewery is a dreamscape of steel forest and the magnificent shadows of Albuquerque sunsets. The metallic trees bend the shade and their electric veins can project music and lights for any performance. The largest tree, “Mother,” weighs 9,300 pounds and stands 45 feet from the ground. The others, “Troll-Toll”, “Fat Max”, “Skinny Pete”, “Payroll,” and “Blaze” are the names of the other towers soaring, blossoming spirals, spikes, gears and lights. Dialogue won the Brewer’s Crew patio contest with over 1,100 votes. According to co-founder Eliot Salgado, that’s over one-third of their Facebook followers. Dialogue Brewery has been open for less than a year, but they’ve earned their following. What this means is: The word on Dialogue is quickly spreading, and it might be because of their mission. Dialogue Brewery was created as a space for conversation and creation. “We wanted to create a place people can talk or talk to other people,” Eliot said. “We created art—what we think is art and our space is so unique and different; it’s a reflection of us and what we’re trying to achieve and how we’re trying to change things in Albuquerque or move the needle forward. That’s where Dialogue came from.” Conversation is the focus of Dialogue and they hope that conversation can be gained through art. They hope to be an epicenter of Albuquerque art scene, where visitors can find acts including aerialists, theater, and dance, in addition to the vibrant city music scene. “We wanted to build the place for artists to come and enjoy art whether the art is our beer, whether it’s our trees, orwhether it’s the roof that’s in here that was created in the Twenties,” Eliot said. It’s hard to find a part of Dialogue that is not some kind of art. They hope to be an epicenter of Albuquerque art scene, where visitors can find acts including aerialists, theater,



By Kristian Macaron

and dance, in addition to the vibrant city music scene. “We wanted to build the place for artists to come and enjoy art whether the art is our beer, whether it’s our trees, orwhether it’s the roof that’s in here that was created in the Twenties,” Eliot said. It’s hard to find a part of Dialogue that is not some kind of art. Ian Graham, former head brewer of Greenport Harbor Brewery in Long Island, is the head brewer of Dialogue. Ian has been brewing for over seven years. In their first year, Dialogue Brewery won a bronze medal for their kettle-sour Berliner Wiesse and a silver medal for their Biere De Mars Attacks from the North American Brewers Association. They won’t stop here. Like the rest of their business model, Dialogue wants their beer to be different. They want their beer to be art. They are currently focusing on sours, usually have about five on tap, but they have no limits to their palates. According to Eliot, “We are continuing to push ourselves in flavor styles, in new approaches to how we’re brewing the beer to make the quality consistent.”

Dialogue has an assortment of beer styles to offer. They want to have something for everyone. The most popular beer at Dialogue is the Sour Raspberry. Eliot says, “It is tart and refreshing. I like to describe it as a green raspberry hanging on the vine. You’re picking it just when it’s about to ripen but not really, and it’s all being cut by the tart, clean citrus.” Their other best-seller is the Belgian Citrus IPA, an a-typical IPA brewed with yeast and citrus, but still plenty of hops for the IPA lover. Eliot does a bit of everything. “I’m ‘the guy’,” he jokes, but he has been at Dialogue since the very beginning, and he can see how far the vision of the Dialogue founders has reached. His vision for the patio is a busy place “with people enjoying all that we have to offer. A couple weeks ago we had belly dancers and aerialists and fire breathers. It’s this interactive experience that’s more than you’re used to. We’re trying to create something that’s ‘more than’.” If being ‘more than’ is Dialogue’s mission, they are more than ready for the marque.

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Labor Day Weekend September 2-3 • Bernalillo, NM U

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The Best Summer Beer Pairing By Mattie Hensley


rime camping season starts when people start to realize that they are too clean and civilized. Their hair doesn’t smell like smoke. They are missing out on the sweat combined with sunscreen feeling. The camping gear has been nestled in the garage for too long. Instead of watching Netflix, they could be staying in their RV, or camper, or tent. They could be day hiking or backpacking. They could be enjoying a high mountain peak, boating a lake or fly fishing on a river. They are missing out on the wild adventure that they could be having on spectacular public land in New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona. On these adventures people pack many things, but one of the truly supreme parts of camping season is the outdoor beer! Beer is best paired with the smell of mountain air, collecting firewood, and your closest friends or family. For my husband and friends and I, beer tastes great at the end of a

long hike, as an appetizer before camp dinner, or around the camp fire in the evening after the 9 pm sunset. It is a central part of our camping season and there has never more choices in which beer to take or how to bring it with you. Choosing a beer is an important part of preparing for the next outdoor adventure. It is a personal choice that is tailored to your tastes and your outdoor activity. We went car camping in the beautiful Jemez Wilderness last weekend and picked up hot weather favorites from New Mexico like Bosque Lager, Marble’s Dang Pale Ale and Santa Fe Happy Camper IPA. We brought a couple session beers with low ABV that would keep us on our feet all day like Ska Brewing’s Rudie Session IPA from Colorado. As home brewers, we have found that it is important to try out your latest brew in the wilderness. Our BSD (Brew School Dropout) SMASH tasted way better outside!

There are many choices about how to bring beer with you, including cans. Many craft breweries now sell their brews in cans. Some breweries like Canteen in New Mexico or Riff Raff Brewing in Colorado even fill 32 oz empty cans with draft beer at the brewery and seal them up. On camping trips, we have found that cans are nice because they are light weight, and fit well in a cooler. In a campsite, or especially near a stream or on a lake, cans are better than bottles. There is less risk to breaking and there is no glass to lose in the lake or campsite. Empty cans take up very little space when they are crushed flat. We play a silly little game to see how flat we can crush a can on a scale of 1, a whiff, to 10, a perfectly flattened can. Canned beer is environmentally conscious if you recycle. Always remember to recycle. Another way to store a beer is in a growler. Growlers come in ½ gallon and 1 gallon sizes and are great for storing a beer that isn’t commercially available in a can or bottle. When we are camping with growlers, we get them filled at a local brewery or from our home kegerator. We use a vacuum jacketed stainless steel growler instead of traditional glass. The vacuum jacket will keep the beer cold for longer. There is less risk of breaking a growler and losing the beer with a stainless

growler than there is with glass. Many stainless growlers have superior seals to glass growlers and will keep the beer carbonated longer. There are some especially interesting growlers available that have CO2 cartridges, regulators and tap handles that makes draft beer portable and keep longer. A new brewery seems to open every day. Most likely there is a local brewery on the road to where you are camping. On the way to our campsite, we stopped at Kaktus Brewery in Bernalillo, NM to try some of their beer. It was a good opportunity to stretch our legs and support a local brewery. We really liked their beer and ended up filling one of our empty growlers to take to the campsite! Whether you are camping in an RV or tent; parking at the campsite or backpacking to it, beer is an important part of your adventure. Shop around for beer that you like that comes in a can. Always remember to recycle. Consider buying a growler that can keep beer that isn’t commercially available. Try out new breweries as a part of your trip. Now get out there and enjoy the beautiful wilderness areas that New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona have to offer!

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uring the heat of the summer it is often refreshing to relax with a night light ale or lager. The Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) has beers such as these broken down into several categories. There are a wide array of styles such as American Lager (yellow fizzy beer that you can buy in 30 packs), German Pils, Czech Pils, Kolsch and Cream Ale that all have one thing in common. They all require temperature control during the fermentation process. Temperature control in the homebrew world can be as elaborate as a mini glycol systems like the pros use or as simple as an evaporation system using a t shirt over a carboy in a bucket of water. Seeing as homebrewing is a hobby, most homebrewers have simple cooling systems (if any) preventing them from truly controlling fermentation temperature in the hotter months. Fermenting the lighter styles listed above at higher than recommended temperatures would result in off flavors and subpar beer. But there is a beer that thrives on high temperature fermentation: Saison. Per the BJCP Guidelines , Saisons were originally brewed in the French-speaking part of Belgium for consumption during the farming season. The beer was low in alcohol so as to not debilitate the farm workers. Stronger versions appeared after WWII. They are commonly a pale, refreshing, moderatelybitter with a dry finish. The alchol strength is usually between 5.0% to 7.0% ABV.

Typical ingredients include continental base malts but can also include other grains such as wheat and oats as well as adjuncts such as sugar or honey. Hops are also usually continental varieties such as Kent Goldings, Styrian Goldings, Saaz and Hallertauer. The yeast is the key to this beer. There are several varieties of Saison yeast carried by all of the yeast laboratories. They are all meant to ferment at high temperatures and different strains give out a variety of esters such as pepper, clove, citrus and even bubblegum . The high temperature fermentation makes this a favorite style with many homebrewers. If you are new to brewing Saisons, you can find many recipes online from websites such as the American Homebrewers Association (homebrewersassociation. org) or Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine ( There are quite a few nice examples of Saison from regional and nationl breweries available but support our local breweries and try a fresh Saison on tap next time you are out. I think you will find it refreshing. If you would like to learn more about Saisons I recommend the book Farmhouse Ales by Phil Markowski and also checking out the BJCP guidelines for the style at If you want to learn how to brew your own Saison, go to the Dukes of Ale website ( to get information on meeting times and places. Cheers!

Above: A delicious, refreshing Home-Brewed Saison

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rewer’s Crew enjoyed a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Dialogue Brewing Co. (winner of our first annual patio contest) with Lance Martin, Co Owner of Disk-ODawg, our newest sponsor and featured food truck. We dug deep to find out as much as we could about this business, and asked some questions that will appeal to those who thoroughly enjoy the current food truck craze. You may find yourself curious about this one -- a unique, cultural twist on a timeless food. Keep an eye in the fall for events at Dialogue and Drafty Kilt with Disk-O-Dawg. Big things are coming!!

• Who are the masterminds behind the Disk-O-Dawg? The way we started off was the idea of my father Terrence Martin (Co Owner). The thought came overnight and we ended up running with it. We are solely a family and New Mexico oriented business which has been operating for over 6 months now. • “Disk-O-Dawg” is quite an intriguing name. Tell me about the inspiration. A Disk-O is a staple in NM and Mexican traditions for over 100 years. The beauty is in the disk itself. It holds flavor forever because it seasons itself. We can have fresh nachos, hot dogs, or even street tacos, that would bring memories as if you are walking int your own grandmothers house from 40 yrs ago. Memories galore! We have seen how food trucks/street food are represented in the city of ABQ, and we believe there was something missing -- A touch of home cooking. Whether we have hot dogs, hamburgers, street food, tacos, or even nachos, we can incorporate a NM twist to it. • What are your specialties? So we normally do a sausage pairing which can include polish sausage, hot dogs, bratwurst, hot links, etc. which infuse flavors of the beers served at the current location. We like to adapt to any venue and please any crowd we come across.

• What are your specialties? So we normally do a sausage pairing which can include polish sausage, hot dogs, bratwurst, hot links, etc. which infuse flavors of the beers served at the current location. We like to adapt to any venue and please any crowd we come across. • What dishes motivated you to start Disk-O-Dawg? Well when I visit a food truck, I should expect hot and fresh ingredients, made to order; preparation and everything. That’s what we do. Nothing is pre-packaged at all. We guarantee that what you order, you’ll see all done right before your eyes -- so it’s 100% fresh everytime. Everyone has a niche. We just decided to make everything fresh and keep it local. This is a state that is very good to small businesses.


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