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Spirits of the season: New Mexico breweries, distilleries and wineries offer gifts to go

Santa Fe Spirits’ bottled cocktails. (Courtesy of Santa Fe Spirits)

Cross off the local craft beer, wine and spirit lovers from your gift list with plenty of holiday offerings from New Mexico breweries, distilleries and wineries.

Santa Fe Spirits is helping your gift receivers be their own personal bartender with its bottled cocktails. The Mesquite Manhattan is created with single malt, vermouth and bitters. NM Negroni features Wheeler’s gin, vermouth and bitters. Estrella is made with gin, vodka and Lillet Blanc. Nut Job is a blend of single malt and sweet vermouth. The distillery has cocktail cubes for people who prefer to prepare their own cocktails. The Hot Toddy cocktail cube contains a bottle of Apple Brandy, teas, glasses and mixers. The Colkegan Coffee cube has a bottle of Colkegan, Ikonic coffee, glasses and mixers. The distillery is offering a discount of 20% off all spirits until the end of the year. Learn more at

Steel Bender Brewyard’s The Season’s Sours gift set. (Courtesy of Mario Caldwell)

Steel Bender Brewyard has it all ready to go and wrapped up in a bow for easy shopping. It is offering three craft beer gift sets with two logo cervoise glasses included. The Season’s Sours contains a bottle of Albaricoque Viejo that is a mixed-culture sour aged with local apricots, and a bottle of Wild & Krieky Barrel, which is a mixed-culture red ale aged with local cherries. Festive Funk includes a bottle of Cinderella Story, which is a dry-hopped Brett saison, and a bottle of The Judy, a rustic ale aged with peaches, lemon verbena, lemon grass, rose hips and Brett. Pints for Presents has a bottle of Saison de Luxe that is a dry-hopped Brett saison collaboration with Ex Novo Brewing, and a bottle of Ned’s Sour Pail, which is a Flanders-style sour aged with Brett. For more information, visit

D.H. Lescombes’ Cabernet Sauvignon Heritage basket. (Courtesy of D.H. Lescombes)

Gift baskets are the way to go for friends and family who appreciate local wine. D.H. Lescombes winery has single bottle baskets, a double bottle basket, and a deluxe basket. The gift baskets include one to four bottles of wine, crackers, summer sausage, Taos honey, chocolate truffles, a foil cutter and a wine key.

More of the winery’s vast selection can be found at

Craft beer connoisseurs and novices will be delighted with a special gift from Bosque Brewing Co. Its Royally Stuffed, scheduled for release on Dec. 18, is an imperial pastry stout that has big chocolate flavors and the creaminess of a chocolate sandwich cookie.

Later in December, the brewery will release its Shutdown Series, featuring Strawberry Diner, a strawberry milkshake IPA and The Tallest Trees, a shimmery, green apple Kool-Aid kettle sour with edible glitter. The series is scheduled for release on Dec. 27. Visit for information.

Spruce Tip Ale is back just in time for the holidays at Casa Vieja Brewery in Corrales. The beer made out of Colorado evergreens features Ashburne Pale Malt and an added touch of Caramel Malt.

Get your growlers, howlers and cans of either Spruce Tip or the brewery’s other beers by making an appointment between 4 and 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

The brewery can be reached by calling 363-5176. For more information, visit

Get your favorite local beer drinker ready for winter with Brew Lab 101 Beer & Cider Co. with a gift basket, logo attire, glassware and a fancy growler.

Other merchandise includes logo pint glasses and goblets, logo beaker glasses, masks, blankets and stainless-steel growlers.

Learn more about its offerings at

Fall-inspired and holiday cocktail kits from this Tractor Brewing Co./Troubled Minds Distilling has everything you need to create the perfect concoction.

The Pumpkin Spice Cocktail Kit at, adds a special twist to the classic Old Fashioned.

The kit contains Troubled Minds Bourbon, a rubber cube tray to make six giant Old Fashioned cubes, handcrafted pumpkin spiced tea simple syrup infused with cinnamon sticks, and angostura and Peychaud’s bitters, as well as limited-edition Troubled Minds rocks glasses.

The Cosmo Holiday Cocktail Kit at, consists of two limited-edition Troubled Minds shaker pint glasses, gourmet Rokz Cranberry Cocktail Sugar Rimmer, a bottle of its house Cosmo cocktail mix, and a bottle of Troubled Minds vodka. The distillery is also offering gift boxes at

Warm up with a hot cider kit with piƱon rum or spice things up with two different bloody mary kits from Palmer Brewery & Cider House.

The kits come with either red chile vodka or green chile vodka, glasses and instructions. Learn more at or call 508-0508.

Give the gift that continues to give with a Sheehan Winery membership for a friend or loved one on your list.

Choose either three-, six- or 12-month memberships. Members can pick up their bottles quarterly or receive shipments to their doors.

Shipping is free for Albuquerque members. Wine members receive 20% off Wine Club wines, including library and limited releases.

They also receive a 25% discount on all by-the-case buys. Memberships can be purchased at For a list of wines and more, visit

Fill up on your Santa Fe Brewing favorites during the holiday season and help out other local vendors at the same time.

The brewery is offering $5 growler fills at Tin Can Alley and Green Jeans in Albuquerque or at its Beer Hall in Santa Fe when a patron purchases food from the brewery’s partners or its kitchen at its Beer Hall.

The brewery’s offerings can be found at

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