In New Mexico you can drink distinctive local beer almost anywhere you visit. About three dozen independent operations - microbreweries, brewpubs, brew houses, and taprooms - have sprung up from Artesia in the state’s southeast corner to Farmington in the northwest, with the biggest concentration in and around Albuquerque.
Albuquerque Metro Area:
Boxing Bear Brewing Company
10200 Corrales Rd. Albuquerque NM 87114
ABQ Brew Pub
Ten microbrews ranging from amber to pilsner to a one of a kind chile beer. If you are hungry ABQ Brew Pub has an award winning green chile cheeseburger.
Address: 6601 Uptown Blvd., Albuquerque NM 87110
Bosque Brewing Co.
The brewpub has a rotating set of craft beers on tap, and a food menu that ranges from soup to nuts, and from pretzels to sandwiches.
Address: 8900 San Mateo Blvd. Suite I, Albuquerque NM 87113
Broken Bottle Brewery
Focuses on producing small craft batches with unique ingredients, netting brews like Steamy Lawyer and Mulligan Stout. Appetizers and limited entrée menu.
Address: 9421 Coors Blvd NW. Suite K, Albuquerque NM 87114
Chama River Brewing Company
Microbar (beer only, in Sunshine Bldg) 106 2nd St SW, Albuquerque NM Ales and lagers including Rio Chama Amber Ale, Class IV Golden Lager, Sleeping Dog Stout, rotating seasonal and specialty brews; several Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup winners. Extensive lunch and dinner food menu.
Address: 4939 Pan American Freeway, Albuquerque NM
Il Vicino Brewing Company
At the IVB Canteen choose from a selection of craft beers, appetizers and sandwiches.
Address: 2381 Aztec NE, Albuquerque NM
Kelly’s Brew Pub
Albuquerque’s premier hotspot for food, entertainment, and, of course beer. With over 20 in-house brews to choose from, Kelly’s is sure to have a selection for you. Experience the history and atmosphere that makes Kelly’s one of New Mexico’s greatest stops on legendary Route 66.
Address: 3233 Central Ave. SE, Albuquerque NM 87106
La Cumbre Brewing Co.
The definition of a microbrewery, La Cumbre has 5 house beers on tap to go along with a few specials.
Address: 3313 Girard NE, Albuquerque NM 87107
Lagers and ales including One-Eleven Blonde, Double White Ale, and Duke City Sour Ale. Onsite tasting room and patio. Food menu of appetizers and sandwiches. Taprooms also in Santa Fe and on Albuquerque’s west side.
Address: 111 Marble Avenue NW, Albuquerque NM
A variety of beers on tap and a menu of southern and soul foods.
Address: 4730 Pan American Fwy East NE, Suite D, Albuquerque NM
Sandia Chile Grill
The restaurant opened in 2003, and they added craft beer brewing in 2012. The food menu is classic New Mexican dishes.
Address: 7120 Wyoming NE 7D, Albuquerque, NM
Tractor Brewing Company
Beer only, but you are welcome to bring in food. Package sales including bottles, growlers and kegs. Five regular varieties
Address: 118 Tulane SE, Albuquerque NM
Turtle Mountain Brewing Company
Two beers always on tap plus a rotating selection from 10 others. Cabo Lager, Red Rye, Cask Steam Ale, TMBC IPA, Maduro Stout, and rotating
Address: 3755 Southern, Rio Rancho NM