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Marble Brewery to unveil anniversary beer, host week-long events

Eight days for eight years is how Marble Brewery will celebrate its eighth anniversary.

Festivities kick off Sunday, April 17, with Rocksteady Fest. The music festival will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. at Marble Brewery located at 111 Marble NW.

On Monday, April 18, the Downtown location will host a Brew Club appreciation party in back of its brewpub. There will be a private tour led by Marble Brewery’s president, co-owner and brewmaster Ted Rice.

Marble Brewery’s Ted Rice will host a beer and food paring event as part of Marble’s eighth anniversary. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

Marble Brewery’s Ted Rice will host a beer and food paring event as part of Marble’s eighth anniversary. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

Members also will get a sneak peak of the anniversary beer. You must have a membership card to get in the event. Membership cards are $30 and can be purchased at both Marble locations. Membership includes special events and discounts on beer and merchandise, according to Marble’s marketing and events coordinator Elyse Cushman.

Marble’s West Side taproom, located at 5740 Night Whisper Road NW, will host Beer 201 from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 19. Chef Stephen Ormsby from Marcello’s Chophouse created the food pairing menu for this event, according to Cushman. Tickets can be purchased for $35 each at either Marble location and include six classic Marble beers each with a food pairing, Cushman said.

“We used to do these classes called Beer 101 where it was just kind of a guide of the process of making beer and that kind of stuff,” Cushman explained. “This class is basically a step higher, so what it’s going to be is a palate exploration. Ted (Rice) is going to talk about how to pair our classic beers with food items.”

The anniversary beer will be released to the general public at both Marble locations on Wednesday, April 20.

“Right now, we’re kinda trying to keep it a bit of a surprise, but what I can tell you is that it will be aged in tequila barrels,” Cushman said. “We’ve been playing with that kind of thing, so it’s really creative. It’s a really creative beer. I’m really excited about it.”

On Thursday, April 21, Marble will have its anniversary party featuring the band Reviva from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Downtown location. Marble also will be releasing its popular Double White in cans at both of its locations. Marble will release its Apricot Sour on April 22.

“It’s a sour beer that has been infused with fruit,” Cushman said. “It’s really, really tangy, really nice, not necessarily a salty sour, but I wouldn’t say it’s a sweet sour either. It’s a kettle sour, too.”

The Food Truck Frenzy will happen all day on April 23, at the Downtown location. Adoughbe Pizza, My Sweet Basil, TFK Smokehouse, The Supper Truck and Street Food Blvd. will offer small pairings. Tickets are $20.

The West Side taproom will host Indie night, and feature performers Lillie Lemon and Lila Rose from 6 to 9 p.m. The anniversary events will wrap up with a Bluegrass Extravaganza from 2 to 8 p.m. April 24. For more information, call Marble Brewery at 243-2739 or Marble’s West Side taproom at 508-4368 or visit marblebrewery.com.

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