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What Your Albuquerque Beer Choice Says About Your Inner Burqueño

By trisha505 11/20/2014

Albuquerque News

Albuquerque’s growing craft brewing community has brought forth a multitude of delicious brews for us to choose from. But with so many options, how will you select the right one for you? Below you will find the consumer profiles for six Albuquerque craft beers in order to help you answer that very question. 

Cheers! 

Red Door — Gateway Blonde Ale

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Like Red Door Brewing, you’re fairly new to the craft beer scene. Your career has reached the point where you can feel okay about spending a little more for a locally brewed beer and your beer pong days are (mostly) behind you. However, you still don’t think twice about drinking a Bud Light from time to time and don’t care if anyone knows it. 

What you drank before the Gateway Blonde Ale: Bud Light 

The most important quality in a beer: Subtlety 

Your favorite type of beer a year from now: Red Ale   

La Cumbre — A Slice of Hefen

You have a lot friends, more specifically, a lot of friends who love hops. These friends spend a lot of time at La Cumbre and subsequently so do you. However, hoppy beers make your face shrivel up and, despite much heckling from your friends, you just don’t like IPAs. They need to get over it. 

What you drank before A Slice of Hefen: Blue Moon 

The most important quality in a beer: Strong wheat presence 

Your favorite type of beer a year from now: Dunkelweizen 

Marble — Double White

You understand the importance of awards. As a child, you only read Caldecott award winning books. As a teen, you chose your favorite bands wisely (aka only MTV Video Music Award winners). These days you won’t set foot in a restaurant that has less than 3 stars on Yelp, so why would you lower your standards when it comes to beer? Winner of a gold medal at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival, the Double White is your beer. 

What you drank before the Double White: New Belgian Trippel 

The most important quality in a beer: Belgian yeast  

Your favorite type of beer a year from now: Belgian IPA  

La Cumbre — Project Dank

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You’re firmly in the pro-marijuana legalization camp. You account for 20% of Adoughbe Pizza’s food truck sales at La Cumbre every Friday night because the munchies have a way of sneaking up on you. You’ve spent countless hours interpreting the meaning of the Project Dank label and you’re pretty sure it’s a reference to The Secret of NIMH. Nobody else gets it, but you know it’s true. 

What you drank before Project Dank: Stone IPA 

The most important quality in a beer: Smell 

Your favorite type of beer a year from now: A collaboration beer that can only be purchased in Colorado  

Chama River — Sleeping Dog Stout

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You take some pleasure in being one of the few at a bar with a dark beer in their hand. Never mind that your dark beer of choice is highly drinkable, you keep that to yourself. You keep a lot to yourself. You’re still reeling from that time you accidently ordered a milk stout and spit it out. You’ve never mentioned that to anyone. 

What you drank before the Sleeping Dog Stout: Newcastle Brown Ale 

The most important quality in a beer: Dark color 

Your favorite type of beer a year from now: Coffee Stout 

Bosque — Scotia Scotch Ale

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You go big and never back down from anything. ‘Challenge accepted’ is the motto that you live by. You friends are mystified by your inability to appear intoxicated no matter how many beers you drink. You feel bad for them when they get hammered after two pilsners, sigh, and then order another Scotia Scotch Ale. 

What you drank before the Scotia Scotch Ale: Stone Arrogant Bastard 

The most important quality in a beer: High ABV 

Your favorite type of beer a year from now: Craft Malt Liquor