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(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




Meet the crew Tony Medrano President / Owner Marlo Gutierrez Production Director Design Contributor Hollie Nelson Graphic Designer Sarai Cajiao Graphic Designer

A VERY special Thank You to the breweries involved in helping with the Brew House in Albuquerque, NM

Dave Gordon Advertising & Marketing Trail Runner / Blogger Michael Lucero Social Media / Brewery Relations Ernie Byers Brewery Relations


Anthony Tapia Distribution

Contributors Kristian Macaron Jeff Jantz Mattie Hensley John “Carnie” Bevz Marita Weil Mr. Hops









Brewers Crew Magazine

9 NM Ale Trail | Winter Beers and Hoppy Cheers 19 GABF Picture Recap 22 Spent Grain 23 Pre-Paired For The New Year 29 Gluteny on the Bounty | Gluten-Free Brewing

225 Gold Ave. SW 505.883.5400

We’re always interested in new talent! Give us a call if you’re interested in working with the crew. We’re always looking for: • Contribution Writers • Photographers • Advertising Sales / Reps

* 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.



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Winter Beers and HOPPY Cheers! By Dave Gordon


ne great scene from the movie, “The Great Escape” is when James Garner, Steve McQueen and Jud Taylor have been stealing potatoes from the WW II German prison camp mess hall in order to make vodka for other prisoners. Tasting their creation, each in turn, after a sip, is to gaze at the others and exclaim, “WOW!” Youtube - ‘Great Escape and Wow.’ Having read the original book, prisoners had time to ingeniously plan how to build tunnels, make fake German uniforms, design tools, create fake travel documents, etc. We humans are an amazingly creative species. Brewers are a similar lot. Their creative minds go wild wondering what they can make to tantalize our taste buds for the Christmas season and beyond! I call this the “Collective Brewers’ Brain Theory.” Beers have no border, but, beers have seasons! Winter is darkness, cold, with sometimes crazy strong storms! So, why not go crazy, dark and strong using barrels from wineries or distilleries, herbal and spicy ingredients, unique malt combinations and let the brewers have at it? Time must then be scheduled for barrel aging from weeks to months for strong super brews. Origins of winter styles go back to the old countries that had lots of cold and dark. Think England, France, Germany, Belgium. They used ingredients that were seasonal but all those countries had one thing in common. Styles were heavy in body, quite malty and had higher alcohol contents to make people feel warmer. Short winter days in Europe, over 2 hours less in London than ABQ, it is no wonder people wanted seasonal beers that fit their darker moods! In the Southwest US, we brew beer at high altitudes versus high latitudes. From Las Cruces at 3,900 to Red River Brewing at 8,700, (opening mid winter), does altitude affect our desires for winter beers? Ask yourself! What is brewing up north? A road trip may be the only cure for SABD (Sab duh). Seasonal Affective Beer Disorder. Here are some “Wow” opportunities. Enchanted Circle in Angel Fire is worthy of a road trip if only to drink the Belgian Quad, among others that will be released this winter. Taos Mesa and Eske’s will surely have some winter warmers in their brew kettles. Farther north into Colorado is Square Peg in Alamosa. On now is there Cocoa Loco brewed with Abuelita Chocolate, Vanilla, Cinnamon, lactose for mouthfeel, dark malts and Serrano chiles. 9


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Taste the flavors on the front and the warmth of the serranos on the back. They will also be doing a limited release in bottles called the Krampus. Waverly Tulip, their Gold Medal Winner from GABF, will make a winter appearance. They will have other seasonal stouts, one Imperial that will surely be a tonsil melter at a high ABV. Crestone Brewing is getting into everything from a beer called Twilight Naga (11.5%) to their SW style Imperial Stout made with Mole, Cacao, Vanilla and something spicy, also in the high alcohol body warmers! Backing off the ABV by half will be an English Porter. They are also playing with GRUIT, a an old style way to brew without hops but include other roots and herbs as flavoring bittering agents. Riff Raff Brewing in Pagosa - Kyle is amping up winter selections with Spruce Juice made with locally harvested spruce tips with earthy hops for a bold and spicy flavor - 7% ABV. Also, a Black Cherry Porter, a double hopped IPA, a Russian Imperial Stout, and a Scottish Ale will surely put you on the road to Pagosa this winter! Bottom Shelf Brewing in Bayfield CO - Releasing different versions of their Imperial Stout every Friday the base of which is 10% ABV called “Mystics and Misfits” - Flavors to be added: coconut, coffee, mole, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, German chocolate cake, and bourbon oak. There will also be a Belgian Dark strong, Twilight Naga at 11%. Or, for barleywine lovers, “Old Mose” at 10.5%. These are a few samplings of winter styles. Be a beer traveler, hit the road, play in the winter woods of northern New Mexico and Colorado, and warm yourself up with a cold beer afterward.


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Winter Warmer by John “Carnie” Bevz


hen you think of the Holidays what is the first beer style that comes to mind? If you’re like most people you would say, “Winter Warmer.” If that isn’t the first style that comes to mind you’re probably thinking to yourself, what the heck is a Winter Warmer? Winter Warmer is a term used to describe holiday beers that, essentially, fit into two categories. These categories being Strong English Ale and Wassail. It is thought that the term Winter Warmer came about because the brews typically contain high alcohol by volume. A typical Winter Warmer will have anywhere from 6%-8% alcohol, but could be upwards of 10%. The higher ABV leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy inside. Aside from this commonality, winter warmers cover a dynamic range of flavors and can vary greatly from brewery to brewery so trying just one is not an effective way to get familiar with Winter Warmers. A more traditional approach to the Winter Warmer would be the strong English Ale. This style could further be broken down into four subcategories. Strong British Ale, Wee Heavy, Barley Wine, and Old Ale. These Ales are brewed in a more classic fashion and stick to traditional techniques to make hardy malt forward beers that would provide sustenance in the farming off season. These styles rely heavily on yeast to produce flavors. A few flavors you might expect to taste are prune, plum, raisin, date, vanilla, clove, licorice, and many more. Wassail fits in the category of Winter Holiday beer. The term wassail can be traced back to Nordic and English roots from the 8th century and translates to “Be in good health” or “Be fortunate”. The word and the drink were used for toasts in the presence of royalty or times of celebration. It is thought that early forms of the drink were made for the rich and primarily consisted of wine that had spices in it. As the years progressed a more affordable version of the wassails started to appear that contained barley and hops. Wassail’s are highly spiced beers that have developed over hundreds of years and continue to evolve. They boast large plentiful additions of many spices such as: coriander, clove, allspice, black pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, chipotle, orange peel, ginger, chai, anise, maple syrup, molasses, and candy sugar. Hops should be present in the Ale, but not used for aggressive bittering.

Although Winter Warmers started in Europe it has not prevented the style from being popular in the States. Wassails and English Ales can be found at most craft breweries and liquor stores during the holiday months. Due to the dynamic nature of the spices in the beer it can be a challenge to pair with a meal or dish, but it can be done. This winter try something a little different and enjoy a Winter Warmer with friends and family. WASSAIL!!!

Cheers, John “Carnie” Bevz

Picacho Peak Brewing Company – Brewing Operations Manager

Dedicated to my rugby mentor and friend James “Jim” Fulkerson Picacho Peak Brewing Company – Owner/ Head Brewer

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hen we think of the words “Brew House,” it probably brings up aromas and flavors of fresh or roasted grains, floral hops, malty wort and crisp, cold beer straight from the tap. It’s the craft beer lover’s comfort: there’s no place like home. February 2018 brings a new kind of “Brew House” to Albuquerque, and we all can join the effort. Breweries in Albuquerque are teaming up with Habitat for Humanity’s greater Albuquerque affiliate to sponsor the international organization’s next house. Breweries participating include: Boxing Bear, Dialogue, 377, Steel Bender, Quarter Celtic, Boese Brothers, Canteen, Rio Bravo, and Bosque. “The Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity builds homes for low income families in Albuquerque, and we make it affordable so low income families can purchase their homes,” according to Beth Goldman, director of resource development. “[The families] who help build their homes are considered low income by HUD, making between 30-60% of the average income of a family of their size.” Each home costs a total of $110,000 and requires a down payment of $500 with no Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) and a mortgage with 0% interest. The houses built by Habitat for Humanity are built entirely by volunteers and the homeowner family, but it’s not just about building houses, Beth explained. “It’s making home ownership possible for people who could never otherwise afford a mortgage,” she said. “We also teach about financial literacy and all the skills of home ownership so they are successful, they don’t default on their loans, and they stay in their houses.” The international organization of Habitat for Humanity has been around since 1976, and the Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity affiliate has been building houses since 1987. Since its inception, the affiliate and its volunteers have built 185 homes for families in our community. This is Albuquerque’s first Brew House, though other Brew Houses have been sponsored by communities in Colorado and Texas. “We have awesome breweries in Albuquerque,” Beth said. “We 13


would like to do [a brew house] every year if their support is there; at least every other year. We are always building. There is always a need, so our build schedule is going on into 2019.” The beer community can get involved with this project in many different ways. A few opportunities are offered Giving Tuesday, November 28, 2017, an international day of philanthropy. “It’s the Tuesday after Black Friday, and is a response to all the commercialism of Thanksgiving,” Beth explained. “It’s giving back. On Giving Tuesday, we are doing events in different breweries at the same time.” On Giving Tuesday, a special collaborative beer will be available in participating breweries (listed below) and part of the beer proceeds will be gifted to the Brew House. Bosque Brewery is brewing its own special brew for the Brew House to be released on Giving Tuesday as well. Additionally, five local breweries are participating in a Brew House Beer Passport, which costs $10 and gives the passport holder $1 off beers at participating breweries. In the next several months, as the building process begins, the beer community (brewers, staff, and beer drinkers) will be involved in the Brew House in other ways, including providing meals for


by Kristian Macaron volunteers, sending building crews to help with construction, and working at the Habitat re-store, which sells donated goods back to the community and puts the proceeds directly toward the costs of building Habitat homes. The best part is that anyone can do this. “One of the things people like about Habitat is that they volunteer and build the houses or come and help and work in our re-store. That is one of the things the breweries are doing too,” Beth said. Habitat for Humanity continues to grow. Beth said that community involvement is allowing the organization to consider other ways they can aid their homeowner community. “We have the re-store, everybody can donate to that. We have free classes every month about home ownership or healthy living. We may get into help critical home repair or aging-in-place that will help people stay in their homes. We are looking to expand our programs.” There are so many opportunities ahead, and many, many more houses. The Brew House sets an incredible example of how many local breweries can work together with a non-profit partner toward community service while also creating ways that their tap room customers can be aware and involved. On November 28, be sure to check out some of these events, and support their efforts in giving back.

For more information about the Brew House and how you can volunteer, please visit and homes-under-construction/the-brewhouse/

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hoppy 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 15


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


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 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

B2B Taproom 2201 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri: 11:30am-9pm Sat - Sun: 12pm-9pm Happy Hour: Mon - Fri: 3pm-6pm $3 Craft Beers, cocktails & local wine 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 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 Cantero Brewing 3351 Columbia Dr NE Albuquerque, NM 87107 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 Hours of Operation: Mon - Wed: 12:00pm - 10:00pm Tues - Sat: 12:00pm - 12:00am Sun: 12:00pm - 9:00pm Marble Brewery 9904 Montgomery Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87111 Hours of Operation: Mon–Sat 12:00pm - 12:00am Sun 12:00pm -10:30pm

hoppy hours & crafty specials 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


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

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 Desert Valley Brewing 3700 Ellison Road NW Albuquerque, New Mexico


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

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

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

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

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 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


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

Mon - Wed: 12pm - 10pm Thurs - Fr: 12pm - 12am Sat: 11am -12am Sun: 11am - 10pm

Hours of Operation: Tues - Sat: 9AM–9PM Sunday 9AM–2PM Monday Closed

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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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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Every year, The Great American Beer Festival invites industry professionals from around the world to sit together in small groups and, without knowing the brand name, taste beers in each specified style category. The ultimate goal of the Great American Beer Festival Judge Panel is to identify the three beers that best represent each beer-style category as described and adopted by the Great American Beer Festival. Needless to say, we had the time of our lives!


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BREWERI ES G I VIN G BA CK by Kristian Macaron


he first step in brewing a batch of beer is to boil grains—wheat, maize, rice, sorghum, millet and barley—to create a sugar-rich, nonalcoholic wort. The grain-infused wort gives beer its body and affects the sweet or cedary, roasted caramel flavors. Lighter beers will have fewer specialty grains, but still need some for the flavor build.


nce the grain is removed, the beer can be infused with hops and other ingredients to make different styles of beers. Producing one six-pack of beer generates approximately one pound of spent grain. Each batch of beer brewed results in spent grain totaling between 300 and 500 pounds, which varies based on beer style and recipe. What happens to that spent grain? Albuquerque breweries have long-donated their spent grain to local farms and ranches who use the by-product to feed their livestock or for compost. “We donate 100% of what we use, but it can vary anywhere between 300 to 1,000 pounds,” said Dan Cavin, head brewer of Kelly’s Brew Pub in Albuquerque. Right now, there are seven 55-gallon drums waiting to be picked up.” City brewers, like Dan, have continual donations set up with farmers and ranchers across the state. The farmers and ranchers see benefits to using the beer brewing by-products beyond saving feed expenses that they can then allocate to other business needs.

“In the summer, since [the grain’s] wet, it actually hydrates the livestock,” Dan said. He noted additional benefits of spent grain in the winter. “We had a chicken farmer who would pick it up and, since it was still warm, the chickens would actually lay more eggs in the winter because they would eat the warm grain.” Spent grain also may be healthier for animals than regular grain. The barley that brewers use is higher quality and more expensive than the grains that are sold as feed in stores. “We [once] had a family that would pick up our grain and actually tested it. The results that came back showed that it had more protein in it than the feed they got in the store,” Dan said. These grain donations by Albuquerque breweries consciously reduce by-product waste in a way that supports the community, environmental sustainability, and the agricultural economy. It also makes for happy, healthy animals. This is a service that extends beyond beer and flavor and sales, and it makes our world a better place. Vol. 4 Issue 1 |



he holidays kindle special thought to dishes and drafts. Head Brewer Bob Haggerty, Sales Manager Adam Auden, and Chef Harrison Smitwolt of Steel Bender Brewyard highlight how well-chosen combinations bring new flavors to the table. Located in The Village of Los Ranchos in Albuquerque, it’s not hard to see why Steel Bender Brewyard has been embraced by the community. I met Certified Cicerones Bob Haggerty and Adam Auden, alongside Chef Harrison to better understand the logic of beer pairing. Through three pairings, they illustrated how beer can complement and contrast light and hearty dishes, unearthing or heightening flavor profiles in new and old dishes with a surprising twist.

Pairing #1

Seitan Wings & Red Iron Red Why: This vegetarian dish which contains barley (Seitan is a high protein meat alternative) is floured, fried, and served with a garlic-parmesan sauce. The Red Iron Red, a fullbodied American IPA stands up to the strong flavors of the wings. The lesson? One approach is to match intensity first, then, explained Bob, it’s a question of complementing or contrasting the flavors you’ve chosen.



Pairing #2

Winter Salad & The Village Wit Why: Local kale rubbed with a charred onion vinaigrette and tossed with roasted, local, seasonal vegetables complemented Steel Bender’s hazy wit bier. It was counterintuitive how well the bitter kale and sweet onion complimented the wit’s coriander. The pairing brought out notes in each that weren’t detectable alone. In this case, the pairing benefitted from additional complexity—the char of the onion cleansed the palate, another consideration when pairing.

Holiday Favorite: Biscochitos Can you pair beer and dessert? Steel Bender pairs dessert with the release of its four holiday export stouts released in December. You can too with this traditional holiday cookie. While there are many variations on this classic southwest cookie, one common piece of advice is to select a pairing that enhances the flavors.

Pairing #3

Steel Bender Burger & Lloyds 3 O’clock Kolsch

Why: “It is a classic burger and beer combination,” explained Harrison. Why does it work so well? The carbonation and light Kolsch character cut the richness of the burger. With good reason—the Steelbender could, indeed, bend steel: it comes loaded with a slice of cheddar cheese, a fried green chile strip, bacon, an egg, and placed on a buttered, toasted bun. Paired with the Kolsch, diners get to appreciate each element and bite thanks to the refresh. Vol. 4 Issue 1 |


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Jalapeno & Cilantro Moscow Mule



1 12 oz ginger beer

Fill two (20 ounce) copper mugs with ice. In a small pitcher, muddle the chopped cilantro with the 1 juiced lime and 6 jalapeño slices.

1 juiced lime 6 slices of jalapeño seeded (approximately 1 jalapeño) 1 tablespoon of chopped cilantro 8 oz of vodka (1 cup)

Pour the vodka and ginger beer in, mixing well. Pour the drink mixture equally into the copper mugs. Garnish with a fresh sprig of cilantro and remaining jalapeño slices.

The History Behind the Mule According to William Grimes, author of Straight Up or On the Rocks: The Story of the American Cocktail -- The mule was born in Manhattan but “stalled” on the West Coast for the duration. The birthplace of “Little Moscow” was in New York’s Chatham Hotel. That was back in 1941 when the first carload of Jack Morgan’s Cock ‘n’ Bull ginger beer was railing over the plains to give New Yorkers a happy surprise… The Violette Family helped. Three friends were in the Chatham bar, one John A. Morgan, known as Jack, president of Cock ‘n’ Bull Products and owner of the Hollywood Cock ‘n’ Bull Restaurant; one was John G. Martin, president of G.F. Heublein Brothers Inc. of Hartford, Conn., and the third was Rudolph Kunett, president of the Pierre Smirnoff, Heublein’s vodka division. As Jack Morgan tells it, “We three were quaffing a slug, nibbling an hors d’oeuvre and shoving toward inventive genius”. Martin and Kunett had their minds on their vodka and wondered what would happen if a two-ounce shot joined with Morgan’s ginger beer and the squeeze of a lemon. Ice was ordered, lemons procured, mugs ushered in and the concoction put together. Cups were raised, the men counted five and down went the first taste. It was good. It lifted the spirit to adventure. Four or five days later the mixture was christened the Moscow mule.

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the SCIENCE & art of gluten-free brewing


or a wild and true seafaring adventure, starting in 1789 and lasting for several years, read the accounts of the HMS Bounty, an English ship, whose mission was to secure breadfruit plants from Tahiti, take them to plantations in the West Indies, and grow them as cheap food for slaves. It became an illfated journey gone awry by the harsh realities of the British navy in the crazy colonialism years after the American Revolution. Mutiny on the Bounty! Captain Bligh and his loyalists on the ship were sent adrift in a life boat forced to take their chances in the South Pacific but that was not the end of the amazing story. The breadfruit plants collected from the islands were tossed into the ocean. The breadfruit were not to blame, as they contained no gluten, only that they tasted a bit like bread when baked. The best movie version of Mutiny on the Bounty is from 1935 with Charles Laughton and Clark Gable (Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind). Laughton, a superb English actor, (the Hunchback of Notre Dame) is brilliant as the harsh Captain Bligh. Fast forward 130 years to Prohibition in the U.S (1920 -1933). Booze and beer outlawed! Bootlegging and homebrewing running wild! Rumrunners (The Kennedys), crime syndicates (Al Capone), speakeasys, protests! Mutiny, yet once again! The common working people wanted their beer back. Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Amendment 21 repealing Prohibition in 1933 and remarked, “I think this would be a good time for a beer.” Large breweries were operational once more, consolidating, and cranking out their concoctions of adjunct infested liquids to make a profit, gradually changing American palates to accept light refreshing beers but lacking the ‘gourmet’ flavors of what some people, like us crafties, considered real beer, versus corporate ‘bladder busting beverages.’ Mutiny once more! In the 1980s homebrewing became popular. People wanted to make better tasting beer at home. Small breweries began operating and developed into what is now a phenomenal brewpub culture, starting more often than not by former homebrewers. Some brewers adhered to the purity laws of four 29


by Dave Gordon

ingredients - barley, water, yeast and hops. But soon, creativity began going off and poetic license was taken. Great beers were being made, though many mistakes followed. Happens in all science experiments! But, what about people with celiac disease and gluten intolerance who really like beer! If they love beer, why should they get stuck drinking wine or ciders when what they really want is a BEER! Another mutiny! The upside? Brewers and Mother Nature have an answer for that now also.

TECHNICAL INFO. Walk into a brewpub and look at the

beer list. GF = gluten free. The beer is most likely made from sorghum, rice and millet, or a combo. Ask for a sample. GR = gluten reduced. The beer has been made with a product called Clarex. I talked to Dave at Crestone Brewing who is a dang good brewer and he said that he adds Clarex when he adds his yeast. The Clarex, during the fermentation process, will break down the gluten in the barley, oats wheat or rye (the 4 grains used in beer containing gluten). The gluten protein is a long chain molecule and the Clarex splits it into strands so the gluten molecule ‘body parts’ are still in the beer but they are no longer officially gluten - down to 20 parts per million or less, which, and the jury is still out, puts the gluten in the beer at a level that is safe for not only gluten intolerant people, but celiacs. However, gluten experts will say that even at these levels, some people may have reactions to the remnant parts of the gluten molecules.

ECONOMIC INFO. Dave also says that Making Gluten

Reduced beers is easy, cheap, and does not affect the flavor or the mouthfeel of beer. Gluten reduced is the going trend and not without merit. I attended a Food as Medicine Conference and one gluten researcher’s studies show that gluten does affect our intestinal tract, perhaps having an effect on overall health, but to what degree is also to be determined -- and to different degrees. Do your own research. Try a GF or a GR beer. Cheers!



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