Dress up and drink up at the New Mexico Brewers Guild Beer Premier Costume Party.
The event on Oct. 26 will showcase unique craft beers from more than 20 New Mexico breweries.
“The cool thing about this is it’s all beers that have never been brewed before,” said Leah Black, executive director of the New Mexico Brewers Guild. “Every brewery is submitting one beer so this year it will be 21 beers that have never been released by these breweries before all at the same time.”
Guests will be allowed to sample the beers during the three hour event. They also will receive a commemorative pint glass to take home. Attendees are encouraged to dress up in their best Halloween costume and flaunt it on the red carpet leading into the event.
Participating breweries go out of their way to brew something special for the premier each year.
“I think everyone is pretty inspired,” Black said. “It’s like a special beer. It’s not just a run of the mill plain lager.”
Submissions include Bosque Brewing Co.’s West Hop Ekuanot, a hazy IPA; Boxing Bear Brewing Co.’s Munich Lager, a Munich/Vienna style lager collaboration with Marble Brewery; Bow & Arrow Brewing Co.’s Desert Revival Peach that is brewed with local peaches from Los Ranchos de Albuquerque and Canteen Brewhouse’s Hustle and Glow, a hazy double India Pale Ale brewed with Citra and Centennial hops for a “juicy, grapefruit and citrusy aroma and flavor that balances a malt foundation.”
The list continues with Ex Novo Brewing Co.’s Antwerp Disco Party, a Belgian-style Tripel; La Reforma Taqueria Brewery Distillery’s La Reforma Red, a hoppy red ale; Marble Brewery’s Doppelator 2.0, which is a Doppelbock; Palmer Brewery and Cider House’s Caballo American lager; Ponderosa Brewing Co.’s S’more Stout, a chocolate forward oatmeal stout brewed with Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and toasted marshmallow.
Rio Bravo Brewing Co. will offer a saison brewed with fresh pressed carrot, apple and prickly pear juice. Santa Fe Brewing Co. will have its Dark & Jefe, which is a Dunkelweizen. Sidetrack Brewing Co. will have its Trackside IPA on cask. The IPA is brewed with citrus zest.
Rounding out the list are Spunkles Uncle, a vanilla porter from Starr Brothers Brewing Co.; Steel Bender Brewyard’s Explored Hypotheticals aka Tracksuit Stout, which is an Imperial stout; Taos Mesa Brewing Co’s Spruce Wayne, a “winter warmer” brewed with coriander, bitter orange peel and 12 pounds of fresh spruce tips and Thirsty Eye Brewing Co.’s Biscochito Liquido, which is a winter seasonal style beer.
Toltec Brewing will be bringing a Berlinerweiss and Tractor Brewing Co. will have a sweet potato pecan pie brown ale.
Land of Enchantment Lager will also make its premier at the event. It is an India Pale lager that is a collaboration beer created by over 20 New Mexico Brewers Guild brewery members.