SPECIAL VIP TASTING SESSION FROM NOON-1PM
Local iQ Magazine presents the fourth annual installment of the state's biggest microbrew festival — the NEW MEXICO BREW FEST. Held on the beautiful grounds of the Villa Hispana complex at NM Expo, NMBF features an ever-expanding lineup of New Mexico breweries pouring tastes and pints to thirsty hop heads. New Mexico Breweries on site will be Abbey Brewing Co. • Blue Corn • Bosque Brewing • Broken Bottle • Chama River • Duel • Il Vicino • Back Alley Draft House • High Desert • La Cumbre • Las Cazuelas • Little Toad Creek • Marble • Mimbres • Nexus • Rio Grande • Sandia Chile Grill • Santa Fe Brewing • Santa Fe Spirits • Second Street • Sierra Blanca • Taos Mesa • Tractor • Turtle Mountain
Eight out of state breweries will also be on hand in the WHOLE FOODS MARKET BEER VILLAGE, including New Belgium, Deschutes, Stone, Oskar Blues, Left Hand Brewing, Odell & Sierra Nevada
Also included in this five hour Oktoberfest-themed event is a roster of inventive local food trucks, including Supper, Rustic and The Last Call and hours of live music all set in a very family-friendly, picnic-like atmosphere.
Bands confirmed to play this year are Santa Fe's Todd and the Fox, Mondo Vibrations, 11-piece German oompah band Die Polka-schlingel and Arizona's premier Irish rock band Keltic Cowboys. For a preview of the music this year, view the videos posted below.
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PJ's Motorcycles VIP Belgian Beer Experience
VIP ticket holders are allowed into the entire festival ONE HOUR EARLY to taste without the hassle of standing in line.
At 1pm, the VIP tent will open and ticket holders will receive a special Delirium Tremens Belgian Beer goblet to taste an extraordinary lineup of the best that Belgian brewers have to offer, including
Delirium Tremens • St. Louis Premium Framboise • Geuze Fond Tradition • Monk’s Cafe • Wittekerke
The VIP private chefs from Adieux Cafe will be crafting food pairings with each Belgian Beer on the hour through 5pm
VIP ticket holders will also receive an official NMBF 4 t-shirt and a beer lover's goodie bag!