The Los Lunas-born, Albuquerque-based brewery has opened its third location, in Four Hills Village on the southwest corner of Central and Tramway. The 2,900-square-foot taproom has an outdoor patio and partial kitchen.
Breweries in the area are scarce, with only Canteen Brewhouse on Aztec and Tramway as competition. Jeremy Kinter, Tractor Brewing’s events and marketing director said, “The market is relatively untapped, and Four Hills doesn’t have a neighborhood brewery. Its one of the few locales in Albuquerque that doesn’t have it.”
Local beer isn’t the only market deficiency Tractor sees in the area, leading the brewery to offer food as well — the only one of its outlets to do so. It won’t have a full menu but will serve a variety of sandwiches and appetizers.
“The lack of good food options (in Four Hills) is what motivated us to add a food menu,” Kinter said.
The new taproom will offer 26 different beers on 28 taps.
Brewmaster and co-owner David Hargis designed the taproom’s interior, which keeps the industrial look that is popular with breweries throughout the city.
Tractor had a soft opening on Aug. 10 and will have a grand opening on Saturday. “Business has been good,” Kinter said. “People are really interested in coming in and checking out the new space. People up here are really excited to have a brewery.”
Tractor is in the midst of a large, multi-faceted expansion, which includes selling packaged beer in El Paso and opening additional taprooms.
Tractor’s other locations are in Nob Hill and near Downtown. A fourth location, in a 2,100-square-foot building on Unser and McMahon NW, will be completed in January and ready to open next spring.
The original Los Lunas location has closed.