ABQ BEER WEEK 2017 Top Picks

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ABQ BEER WEEK 2017

This year’s Albuquerque Beer Week will run from Thursday May 25th through Sunday June 4th, 2017.

Every year ABQ Beer Week gets bigger and bigger with more and more amazing events added each day. This year was no exception as ABQ Beer Week 2017 looks to be one of the best years to date! To help guide you through the week the staff at ABQBeer.com have assembled our picks for the Top 3 Events each day.

To keep things a little bit shorter and easier to digest we have broken up the week into three parts that can be easily accessed through the links below.

Part 1 – Opening Weekend (Thursday May 25th – Sunday May 28th, 2017)
Part 2 – Early-Mid Week (Monday May 29th – Wednesday May 31st, 2017)
Part 3 –  Final Weekend (Thursday June 1st – Sunday June 4th, 2017)

For a full list of ABQ Beer Week events please visit: http://www.abqbeerweek.com/new-events/

Opening Weekend – Part 1: May 25th – 28th

May 25th, 2017 – Thursday

Rio Bravo Brewing Co Beer, Coffee & Chocolate Pairings with New Mexico Pinon Coffee

Beer, chocolate and coffee! What more needs to be said?

  • Thursday, May 25, 2017
  • 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Location: Rio Bravo Brewing Co 1912 2nd Street Northwest Albuquerque, NM, 871

A Cigar, Food and Beer Evening on the Patio at Jinja West with Alaskan Brewing Co.

Special Tapping of Perseverance,  Alaskan Pilot Series Raspberry Wheat Ale, & Summer Kolsch with  Perdomo Craft Series Cigars from Jake & Harley’s Cigar Gallery.

  • Thursday, May 25, 2017
  • 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Location: Jinja Bar & Bistro 5400 Sevilla Avenue Northwest Albuquerque, NM, 87120

Big Sipper IPA Can Launch w/ The Silver String Band

Tractor Brewing Company’s limited release of their Session IPA, the BIG SIPPER in 16oz cans! Albuquerque group Silver String Band will be playing a show not for the faint of heart!

  • Thursday, May 25, 2017
  • 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Location: Tractor Brewing Co 1800 4th Street Northwest Albuquerque, NM, 87102


For a full list of ABQ Beer Week events please visit: http://www.abqbeerweek.com/new-events/

May 26th, 2017 – Friday

Goose Island Bourbon County Stout and Cooper Project

A special tapping of barrel aged beer from Goose Island Beer Co, including Bourbon County Stout and Cooper Project (a barrel aged Scotch Ale).

  • Friday, May 26, 2017
  • 5:00pm – 11:00pm

Location: Nob Hill Bar & Grill 3128 Central Avenue Southeast Albuquerque, NM, 87106

Sour Hour with Rowley Farmhouse Ales

Come quench that sour palette with a taste from Rowley Farmhouse Ales.

  • Friday, May 26, 2017
  • 5:00pm – 11:59pm

Location: Tractor Brewing Co Wells Park 1800 4th Street Northwest Albuquerque, NM, 87102

Red Door Brewing Co Blackberry Hefeweizen Release

Red Door Brewing Co is releasing their Blackberry Hefeweizen at both their locations!

  • Friday, May 26, 2017
  • 11:00am – 11:59pm

Location: 400 Gold Ave, SW, Suite 105, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Location: 1001 Candelaria Rd. NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107


For a full list of ABQ Beer Week events please visit: http://www.abqbeerweek.com/new-events/

May 27th, 2017 – Saturday

Bash at SFBC Tap Room and Green Jeans Farmery

Live music, hourly limited release beer tappings and raffles, on-site pet adoption, beer and food pairings with Bocadillo’s (Owner and Chef Marie Yniguez recently took top price on Food Network’s “Chopped”.) and the entire Green Jeans premises will be licensed, so you can walk around with your beer outside, enjoy the music and shop with other GJ tenants.

  • Saturday, May 27, 2017
  • 11:00am – 11:00pm

Location: Santa Fe Brewing Co ABQ Tap Room 3600 Cutler Avenue Northeast Albuquerque, NM, 87110

Beer Olympics at O’Niell’s Juan Tabo

O’Niell’s Pub will be partnering with National and Colorado breweries (Boulder, New Belgium, Oskar Blues, and Left Hand) for the Beer Olympics. We are looking to have 20 teams of 4 each to participate in four events. The cost is $5.00/per person or $20.00/team. The money raised will go to Viva Animal Rescue, but the winner of the Beerlympics will get a WWE style belt with the O’niell’s logo.

  • Saturday, May 27, 2017
  • 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Location: O’Niell’s Juan Tabo 3301 Juan Tabo Boulevard Northeast Albuquerque, NM, 87111

ABQ Brewers Collaboration Beer Release

ABQ Brewers collaboration beer is an annual favorite during ABQ Beer Week. Several of ABQs breweries collaborated on a Golden Strong Ale this year. On draft at the participating breweries and their corresponding tap rooms throughout beer week until the kegs run dry!

  • Saturday, May 27, 2017
  • 12:00pm+

Location: Steel Bender Brewyard, Ponderosa Brewing Co, Broken Trail Spirits & Brew, Tractor Brewing Co, Red Door Brewing Co, Quarter Celtic Brewpub, Marble Brewery, Bosque Brewing Co, La Cumbre Brewing Co, Boxing Bear Brewing Co, & Starr Bros Brewing.


For a full list of ABQ Beer Week events please visit: http://www.abqbeerweek.com/new-events/

May 28th, 2017 – Sunday

ABQ Blues & Brews Craft Beer Fest

The 7th Annual ABQ Blues & Brews is the offical kickoff celebration for ABQ Beer Week. Listen to great blues music and enjoy some of the greatest brews available with unlimited sampling and a souvenir tasting glass. More than 70 great breweries, unlimited sampling, 4 great blues bands.

  • Sunday, May 28, 2017
  • 1:30pm – 6:00pm

Location: Sandia Resort & Casino 30 Rainbow Road Albuquerque, NM, 87113

Quarter Celtic & Dialogue Collaboration Release of Common Irish Conversation

We are looking forward to this collaboration release!

  • Sunday, May 28, 2017
  • 12:00pm – 10:00pm

Location: Quarter Celtic Brewpub 1100 San Mateo Boulevard Northeast Albuquerque, NM, 87110

Rio Bravo Brewing Co Pints, Planks & Pups

A mobile yoga studio offers a 1 hour class at RBBC that tends to all levels of yoga from beginner to intermediate. Class is $5 cash and stay after for drink specials! Animal Humane is bringing dogs for adoption and $1 for all beers sold between 11am – 6:00 pm will be donated by RBBC.

  • Sunday, May 28, 2017
  • 11:00am – 1:00pm

Location: Rio Bravo Brewing Co 1912 2nd Street Northwest Albuquerque, NM, 87102


Early-Mid Week- Part 2: May 29th – 31st

Final Weekend – Part 3: June 1st – 4th


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