Written By Barney Gumbel
Dialogue Brewing is the newest addition to Albuquerque’s impressive arsenal of breweries, but it aims for something new. It offers beers not as frequently created in New Mexico. Only two weeks into the game, Dialogue is offering an impressive and unique selection: a Berliner Weisse, Dark Belgian Strong, Lychee-Mandarin Wheat, Citrus IPA, and a German Lager.
Located at First and Kinley, Dialogue makes a fine addition to the downtown brewery district. The atmosphere is cool and calm with plenty of space; putting forward a minimalist vibe. It is the kind of place you don’t mind spending a couple of hours in. They have a sculpture garden with massive tree-like structures equipped with speakers to create 4D sound.
I walked in there last week. The taproom was illuminated with golden New Mexico sunlight thanks to a large west-facing door. I ordered the Berliner Weisse, a rarely-offered beer in the New Mexico brewery scene.
It is gorgeous. A vibrant pale yellow illuminated by the sun it was brewed under. The first sip rushes your palette with a welcoming tartness; but it does not obliterate your tongue or linger with acidity. It is followed with a balanced breadiness. Much like the environment of Dialogue, the Weisse is both bold and refreshing. With an ABV of 4% and a remarkably lively taste, it is a beer that is easy to sip on all day.
Thinking about stopping by? Introduce yourself this Saturday for their block party supporting the 9th Annual Hops + Harvest Festival. Enjoy live music and their new Saison and Sour Brown Ale.