So far, the following breweries are set to compete for this prestigious award:
- Bosque Brewing Co.
- Canteen Brewhouse
- Kaktus Brewing Co.
- Rio Bravo Brewing Co.
- Santa Fe Brewing Co.
- Second Street Brewery
BOSQUE BREWING CO.
At Bosque Brewing Company, we craft beers that can be enjoyed, debated and discussed at length by everyone from Master Cicerones to burgeoning craft drinkers. We look to create an inclusive community space that brings individuals together through the power of great beer and great conversation. We take pride in pushing the boundaries and norms of craft beer while remaining true to our values and sense of community. We partner with local businesses, growers, and charities to deepen our commitment to New Mexico and stay true to the area that has supported our growth for over five years. We look forward to continuing to create revolutionary products while curating spaces where people feel that they are an integral part of our story.
Canteen Brewhouse is proud to be Albuquerque’s longest-standing brewery, serving our first beer back in 1994 (as Il Vicino Brewing Company). For the last 25 years, we’ve won over 150 local, national and international awards, but we’re most interested in our loyal following of folks who share the same passion for great beer. Join us at the Canteen Brewhouse or Canteen Taproom for a pint, or take home a six-pack, crowler or growler. We want you to believe in beer, too!
KAKTUS BREWING CO.
Kaktus Brewing Co. was established in 2013 focused on providing the highest quality craft beer while providing an intriguing sustainable environment to complement it. Our Brew master Mark Matheson graduated UC Davis as a master brewer and has been commercially brewing for over 36 years. We pride ourselves on being the first qualified attraction brewery in the state featured to tourists visiting New Mexico. High quality craft beers and pizzas are always featured at our brewery in Bernalillo, New Mexico.
RIO BRAVO BREWING CO.
Rio Bravo Brewing Co. is not just a brewery; it’s a destination. The historical Firestone Company abandoned building constructed in 1949 was restored as a Tap Room with a 153-seat bar, large Biergarten, game room, front patio, barrel room for meetings and events, and a large brewing area with glass windows to allow the public to grab a beer and watch our brewers in action. The industrial look was kept as part of the overall theme with heavy-duty beams, original concrete floor and high exposed ceilings, creating a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere. Six big-screen televisions for watching while enjoying one of our carefully crafted beers, including a wide range of styles for every pallet along with local award-winning guest taps on our 32 tap handles. Handmade root beer and cream soda along with New Mexico wines available, too.
SANTA FE BREWING CO.
Santa Fe Brewing Co. is New Mexico’s Original Craft Brewery. It also happens to be the most forward-thinking, environmentally friendly and technologically advanced. We brew eight flagships, five seasonals and two barrel-aged sours. Our beers are all brewed with 100% natural well water, which means no water is wasted during the reverse osmosis process. We have an 18 kw solar panel system installed on the roof of our main location, helping us offset our carbon footprint, and we practice and encourage ecological sustainability through our building methods and continuous recycling efforts.
SECOND STREET BREWERY
Second Street Brewery has been brewing in beautiful Santa Fe since 1996 when we opened our original location on Second St, where we still operate our very busy 10BBl brewhouse. It was a modest beginning with some obstacles, but enthusiasm prevailed and thanks to the support of our loyal customers, it was a success! Our original location is also a busy restaurant and local watering hole. In 2010, we opened our second location next to the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market in the Railyard District. Our Railyard taproom has a full menu, patio and a rotating selection of beers on draft. The Rufina Taproom, established in 2017, is our third location in Santa Fe and it marks a major expansion for our company. Located in a unique and rapidly evolving area formerly considered Santa Fe’s “Heavy industrial” zone where you can still have your car repaired and recycle your scrap metal, it is also a thriving art district with theatres, music venues and art installations.
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