Albuquerque Beer Week

Beer at Tables Samples
Photo © Aileen O'Catherine

The 2016 Albuquerque Beer Week kicks off for ten days, celebrating the brewed beverage from May 26 through June 5.

The sixth annual Albuquerque Beer Week will be he largest to date, with more than 70 events happening at different locations around the city. 

The week celebrates beer with special dinners that pair food and beer at some of the city's breweries.

There's more. Enjoy special beer tappings and beer releases at some of the city's finest tap rooms.

The week of celebrating beer culminates as the Albuquerque Blues and Brews Festival takes place at the Sandia Casino. Pick up a pint and enjoy.

The schedule below features daily events, but is not comprehensive. Be sure to check the daily calendar to see what's going on.

Beer Week Schedule

Thursday, May 26

  • Marble Brewery special tapping at Spinn's Burgers & Beer
  • Founders Brewing sampling at Total Wine in Uptown
  • German Beer & Brats Night at Rio Bravo Brewing
  • La Cumbre Cheese pairing at Jubilation Wine & Spirits
  • Special sausage and cheese tasting at O'Niell's on Juan Tabo
  • Brews and Blues with Roger Lewis All Stars at Albuquerque Brewing

Friday, May 27

  • Beer and food pairings at Santa Fe Brewing Co ABQ tap room
  • Marble Brewery Firkin Friday at both locations
  • 505 Collaboration Rye/Kellerbier NM Brewers fundraiser
  • Founders Brewing Company at Cottonwood
  • Beer brat cookout at Albuquerque Brewing Co.
  • Marble Brewery special tapping at the Local Brewhouse
  • Left Hand Brewery Tapping at Two Fools Tavern
  • Smokin' BBQ night at Rio Bravo Brewing Co.
  • New Belgium special tapping at Gecko's in Nob Hill
  • Tractor Brewing Co. Co-op members barrel aged beer release
  • The Hopper: Hop-on, Hop-off beer cruise with ABQ Trolley

Saturday May 28

  • The Harwood Art Center's annual fundraiser at Marble Brewery downtown
  • Duke City Pedlar: Beer Bike Social
  • Boulder Beer Co. special beer tapping at Two Fools Tavern
  • Beer and Boards at Sandia Chile Grill
  • La Cumbre Brewing Beer Dinner at M'tucci's Italian Market Deli

Sunday May 29

  • Pints & Planks at Rio Bravo Brewing Co
  • ABQ Bike & Brew Tour
  • ABQ Beer Week bike and brew tour by Routes Bicycles and Tours
  • ABQ Blues & Brews Craft Beer Festival begins at Sandia Resort and Casino

Monday May 30

  • Marble Brewery Memorial Day Festival at downtown location
  • Cornhole Tournament with Upslope Brewing at Rock & Brews
  • Folds of Honor fundraiser at Red Door Brewing Co.
  • Armed Forces Recognition Day at Rio Bravo Brewing Co.
  • Rio Bravo Brewing Co. special tapping at Two Fools Tavern 

Tuesday May 31

  • Japanese Beer Tasting at Jubilation WIne & Spirits
  • Bistronomy B2B and Yelp present Burgers and Brews
  • Beer and food pairing at Sandia Chile Grill
  • New Belgium Brewing Co. special tasting at Two Fools Tavern
  • Lagunitas Brewing Co. special tapping of GravensTime Apple-esque beer at Nob Hill Bar and Grill in Nob Hill

Wednesday June 1

  • Santa Fe Gold Tapping at Gecko's in Nob Hill
  • Filling Philly's Marble Brewery Special Tapping
  • Mother Road Brewing Co. Sampling at Total Wine at Cottonwood
  • Canteen Brewhouse special tapping at Two Fools Tavern

Thursday June 2

  • Ballast Point Brewing Tap Takeover at the Barley Room
  • Red Door Brewing Co. 2nd annual food truck battle
  • La Cumbre Brewing special tapping at Two Fools Tavern
  • Marble Brewery special tapping at Gecko's Bar & Tapas
  • Battle of the Beer Geeks Year 3 at Tractor Brewing in Wells Park
  • 3rd annual Sierra Nevada sausage and cheese tasting O'Niell's in Nob Hill
  • Beer dinner at Torino's @ Home featuring Marble Brewery beer

Friday June 3

  • Firkin Friday at Marble Brewery, both locations
  • New Mexico Brewers Guild Beer Premiere
  • Beer themed art fight at Tractor Brewing in Wells Park
  • Marble Brewery Special Release at Uptown Bar

Saturday June 4

  • Marble Brewery special release at 5 Stars Burgers Central
  • Car Show & Live Music at Rio Bravo Brewing Co.
  • Beer Baked Goods Cake Walk & Circus Day at Albuquerque Brewing Co.
  • Watermelon Ranch fundraiser at Marble Brewery west side
  • Planned Parenthood Beer & Bands fundraiser at Tractor Brewing Wells Park

Sunday June 5

  • 8th Annual New Mexico Brewers Guild Golf Tournament
  • ABQ Bike & Brew Tour
  • Joe S. Sausage Super Sunday Sausage Fest sampler and beer bliss extravaganza at Marble Brewery downtown
  • Pizza Cooked by the Brewer at Albuquerque Brewing Co.


Find out more about the ABQ Beer Week events at Albuquerque Beer Week.

Find out more about the ABQ Blues & Brews craft beer festival.

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