La Reforma Taqueria Brewery and Distillery is bringing a little bit of Mexico to Albuquerque’s Northeast Heights.
The space is a three-in-one experience offering customers traditional handheld foods, craft beers and cocktails inspired by Mexico City. The menu includes tacos, tortas, burritos, and quesadillas that can be filled with your choice of carnitas (braised pork shoulder), carne asada (marinated flank steak), al pastor (rotisserie-broiled marinated pork), or pollo asado (grilled and marinated chicken). Taco options also include pescado (tempura-battered white fish) and aguacate (tempura-battered avocado). Depending on what you order, cilantro, onion, guacamole, salsa, and crema are some of the fresh toppings that complement the menu items, as well as housemade corn tortillas for the tacos.
La Reforma will be brewing beers that perfectly pair with its food menu. La Ref Lager uses crisp Tettnanger hops to balance the corn sweetness from the flaked maize to create a lager with a nice bitterness and aromatics. For guests looking for a slight jolt to the taste buds, the Michelada is the Reforma lager with a savory spicy michelada mix with a salt-chile rim. The Turbia Hazy IPA will satisfy any hop-head craving. Another beauty of a beer is the Hi-Wit, a Belgian wit made with the fruity and tart hibiscus flower.
Maximilian, a Munich-style dunkel, might seem out of place, but it’s right where it should be, according to co-owner John Gozigian.