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    Good job! Bikes -n- Beer

    Not only is ABQ a #1 place to ride a bike, but it's breweries have made it a #1 "off the beaten path" city to enjoy great locally brewed beer:

    Bike:
    Top 10 Great Places to Ride a Bike | Livability

    Beer*:
    Top 10 Beer Cities | Livability



    *Kelly's really doesn't belong on the list, and La Cumbre should be the #1 mention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBNate View Post
    Kelly's really doesn't belong on the list, and La Cumbre should be the #1 mention.
    Agreed.

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    Kelly's is possibly the worst beer + food place I have ever been, and it's expensive! They would be long gone if they didn't have a patio. Patios (for some reason) make any establishment golden in ABQ.

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    New brewery opening soon(ish). Looks like they are having a SuperBowl party even though they are not officially open yet:

    Boar's Nest Brewery - Albuquerque, New Mexico

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    good find Nate!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ss85 View Post
    Kelly's is possibly the worst beer + food place I have ever been, and it's expensive! They would be long gone if they didn't have a patio. Patios (for some reason) make any establishment golden in ABQ.
    Totally. Kelly's BLOWS.

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    I was glad to see my side of the world represented with Turtle Mtn. Thier Hoptimus Prime IPA has a kick. But I have to say that La Cumbre should of been on there also if only for the Elevated. Another good IPA is Tractor beer from Los Lunas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBNate View Post
    New brewery opening soon(ish). Looks like they are having a SuperBowl party even though they are not officially open yet:

    Boar's Nest Brewery - Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Looks like they may never open based on that donation page. They need to hit $40k for their "investor" to kick in and are barely over $10k? Sounds weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abqtj View Post
    Looks like they may never open based on that donation page. They need to hit $40k for their "investor" to kick in and are barely over $10k? Sounds weird.
    At least they are 25% of the way.

    I had their beers at the ABQ Hopfest back in Oct, and they are pretty darn good. They will be a welcome addition to the Burque (when/if they ever open).

    Another brewery that was supposed to open this comming fall is Goathead Brewery, but there hasn't been any updates on their website for months. The owner/brewer makes some great stuff (Hop Sodomy IPA, and Maple Shade Stout).
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    Tractor have gotten much better over the last 18 months. Heck, they are even mentioned in this news piece in the ALES section:

    Come on, get hoppy - Army News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Army Times

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    Tractor Brewing Co
    Los Lunas, NM

    You can visit their taproom in Nob Hill, or the brewery down in LL for the goods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBNate View Post
    Get Plowed:
    Had a friend send me a growler of the stuff from Ribs in LL. Needless to say it only lasted about an hour and I could feel it pretty good afterwards.
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    Here's a google map I made showing the locations of breweries in the ABQ area. I need to add a 'coming soon' for the Broken Bottle Brewery. Their location will be 9421 Coors Blvd. NW


    ABQ Beer Map - Google Maps
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    Whoa... La Cumbre to start canning their Elevated IPA:
    La Cumbre Elevated IPA, GABF gold medal winner, coming to cans | Beernews.org



    La Cumbre's Jefe's Heffe is oh so good, and now a regular tap.

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    Saw this on ABQ Beer Geek's website, get some for St Patty's Day!

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    I hate buying beer but this is on my shopping list for tomorrow.

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    Saw this on ABQ Beer Geek's website, get some for St Patty's Day!
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    Picked some up last night. The shiny red can was too pretty to pass up.
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    Stopped in at Tractor's Tap Room in Nob Hill, they had a really good milk stout - Milk Mustachio Stout (6% abv).

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    A World Beer Cup medal is one of the most prestigious forms of recognition brewers can receive, and this year two ABQ breweries brought medals back to the 'Burquè:

    La Cumbre:
    Silver - Malpais Stout (2011 Silver GAFB winner)
    Silver - Barley's Wine
    Bronze - Elevated IPA (2011 Gold GABF winner)

    Nexus:
    Silver - Imperial Cream Ale

    Drop by, enjoy a pint and congratulate the brewers!
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    Jeff (La Cumbre) posted an interesting write up about winning three medals at this year's World Beer Cup:

    La Cumbre Brewing Co.

    I can say without any hesitation, Albuquerque brewers can give any city in the country a run for it's money. What we lack in quantity, we have in both variety and quality. Hops? I tasted nothing that was any better than any of the IPAs and DIPAs that this town is kicking out... (lots more)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBNate View Post
    Jeff (La Cumbre) posted an interesting write up about winning three medals at this year's World Beer Cup:

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    That man is certainly qualified to speak with authority on IPA's.

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    Landahl (Independence, MO) is on the list. That's in my neck of the woods...I love desert riding so I prefer west!
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    Coming to a store near you by Labor Day:

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