Black Snout Brewhouse is geared toward sports lovers who enjoy craft beer but also has local cider and wine selections. Black Snout hosts UFC fight viewing parties and sponsors a few mixed-martial arts fighters who train in Albuquerque. It also plans to sponsor professional motocross and supercross riders and is working with Bobby J’s Yamaha and Moriarty Motocross to make that happen. Head brewer Josh Olivas recently brewed a black India pale ale named Moto X IPA.
“Essentially, anybody who wants to watch any types of games – they want to watch rugby or if there’s a kicking-can league, we’re going to show it. Of course, we’re going to show NFL. We’ve had huge MMA nights. We have a lot of the Jackson’s MMA fighters come in here because we sponsor a lot of those guys too. That’s kind of what we’re doing around here. We wanted to design a brewery that was nothing like it in the city of Albuquerque.”
There are tentative plans to increase the brewery’s eight taps to 16 by the start of football season, according to James, who, with his wife, Natasha, owns the brewery, on Menaul NE just east of Juan Tabo.
“Right now, we have eight beers, and we want to get up to eight of our own beers and then probably here in about two months we’re going to expand to another eight taps, so as our inventory grows, my deadline date is for football season, so once football starts we expect to be pretty busy Thursday through Monday, so we want to have a big variety of lagers, ciders, porters, stouts and even IPAs, so we’ll extend to 16 here very shortly.”
Black Snout has two of its own beers on tap, as well as guest taps featuring local breweries and ciders from New Mexico cideries.