Best Beer Selection in Albuquerque
Now that Draft Station has closed, Albuquerque beer lovers should flock to Amore Neapolitan Pizzeria and Vino (1700 Central Ave SW Suite A, Albuquerque, NM 87104) which has:
- More beers
- More medal winning beers
- Better variety of beers and more breweries featured
- We rotate taps more often
- We have food, and it’s good. (Voted one of the Best in Albuquerque.)
- Better service
- 12 wines (and they’re good)
- We have a nitro tap and Draft Station didn’t.
Currently on tap:
A modern interpretation of a Belgian classic, this wheat and oat based beer is crisp, tart, and refreshing. Traditionally, white beers have been finished with dried coriander seeds and orange peels. In contrast, Boese Brothers utilizes fresh ginger, lemongrass, and El Dorado hops to deliver a subtle, dry, and refreshing beer with fruit and spice notes. The traditional Belgian yeast strain, in combination with relatively warm fermentation temperatures, delivers a bouquet of supporting fruity aromas and flavors, with a slightly tart finish.
Color: Hazy Off-White
The eXtra Pale Ale pairs a clean malt bill with big-time American hop flavors and aromas. We start adding hops the second wort hits the kettle and don’t let up until this beer is in the keg. A simple but delicious combination of classic and new era hops creates bright, tropical, and citrusy flavors. If you’re not yet a Pale Ale fan, stop worrying and learn to love the hops.
Color: Cloudy Orange
Patriot Porter is based on the traditional American Porters of the 1700’s, the distinctive color and flavor are developed by combining slowly kilned pale, amber, and brown malt. Mashing these grains renders delicious bready and burnt brownie notes, and a dash of Molasses contributes to the rich full flavor.
Color: Dark Chestnut Brown
Duke City Lager is an assertively hopped brew, based on an American original called the California Common Lager or Steam-Style Beer. Cool fermentation temperature and prolonged aging deliver a clean and refreshing beer, with a strong hop presence. This beer is loaded up with two American classics, Cascade and Willamette, resulting in a thirst quenching lager that delivers a combination of woody, fruity, and flowery hop flavors and aromas. Color: Amber
Crosscut KölschPonderosa’s German-trained Brewmaster brought his recipe along with a proprietary yeast strain from the VLB in Berlin. German Pilsner and Wheat malts, German Magnum and Hallertauer hops make it taste just like it came straight out of Cologne. 4.9% ABV, 25 IBU
As its name suggests, this Pilsner does not like to be categorized. True, it is brewed with traditional ingredients, but it is the way that these ingredients interact, that cause this particular pilsner to stand alone. The assertively hopped Freestyle pils exudes the flavor and the aroma of the classic Saaz hop (a tribute to “the original” pilsner), while maintaining enough body to balance but not overpower this hop’s pleasant, spicy tone. An unhurried lagering process makes this beer a light, clean, and quenching beer. Color: Golden ABV 5.5% 55 IBU
(Best small brewery of the year 2016–in the country!!!)
Paw Swipe Pale Ale | 4.9% ABV, 45 IBUs
This American style pale ale is bright and bitter with nice pine and citrus notes. Punchy hop character with a clean finish make this beer a real crowd pleaser.
Uppercut IPA | 7.2% ABV, 100+ IBUs
Big citrus aromas dominate this hop forward beer while providing a nice bitter punch. Brewed and dry hopped with an assortment of American hop varieties, this beer holds up to the standards of hop lovers everywhere.
AppleBear Hard Cider | 6.0% ABV, 0 IBUs
This slightly sweet cider is bursting with flavors and aromas of fresh fruit and finishes clean and crisp like a bite of fresh apple. 100% Gluten free with no sulfites added.
Chocolate Milk Stout | 5.2% ABV, 20 IBUs
Sweet, Silky and Delicious. This Stout brings out the child in any adult. Hints of roasted malt and chocolate pair with a delectably smooth finish. Contains Lactose. 2016 World Beer Cup Gold | 2016 GABF Gold | 2016 NABA Gold | 2015 GABF Silver | 2015 NABA Bronze
Blood Orange Pale | 5.7% ABV, 40 IBUs
Citrus, floral hints of lemon with a clean and prominent blood orange flavor. Finishes dry.
Also Red Door Blackberry Hefeweizen
DRIFTWOOD OATMEAL STOUT
5.9% ABV | 20 IBU
Nearly black with ruby highlights, Driftwood’s coffee, chocolate, and roasty tones enhance the rich, malt character. This well-balanced, full-bodied ale is, most importantly, a pleasure to drink!
6.5 % ABV | 90 IBU
Few things are as uniquely New Mexico as our world-class IPAs. Bosque IPA starts with a light copper base of pale, caramel, and wheat malts, which provide a medium-bodied backbone for our flagship IPA. But that’s just setting the stage for the hops, where it’s all about big tropics and citrus. El Dorado, Mosaic, and Simcoe are the stars in this multi-hop blend.