New Mexico brewery opening new location in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico has tapped into the brewing business in a big way, and now a well-known name is expanding in Albuquerque with a new location.

In the old post office at 9904 Montgomery NE, a special delivery is coming.

Barbie Gonzalez, director of taproom operations for Marble Brewery, said, “This side of town really doesn’t have the Marble experience, and we’re hoping to really bring that up to the Heights.”

“This location is going to have a pilot brewery attached to it, with a focus on barrel-aged beers which is something that Albuquerque hasn’t really seen before,” she said.

“We have three towers. They are ten-product towers, so we’ll be able to pour out of 30 taps,” said Nate Jackson, who is the packaging manager at the original downtown Marble Brewery.

“We’re planning on having eight rotating specials up here,” he said.

New Mexico has embraced craft beers. The state promotes “The New Mexico Ale Trail” highlighting the growing number of breweries.

Doug Passalaqua, the assistant manager at the new Heights brewery, said, “The Heights is kind of an untapped area in terms of microbrews. We have Lizard Tail, which we’re excited to be so close to, and we have a couple other bars around here, but we’re exciting to kind of cater to another side of the city.”

Gonzalez added, “The craft beer community, in general, has helped to really establish a safe, fun culture that really cultivates community.”

The new location will also have food trucks making stops and a beer garden.

The soft opening is Wednesday at 5 p.m. and the official grand opening is Friday at noon.

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