El Vado Taproom will give you a taste of Albuquerque with our rotating selection of local brews.

Beers on tap include:

Ghost Train I.P.A.

Boasting a complex profile, this IPA carries an aroma of orange blossoms and passion fruit, with a citrus and honey palate. The Ghost Train is loaded with plenty of Cascade, Columbus, Amarillo and El Dorado hops for your IPA drinking pleasure. 6.9% ABV, 88 IBU.

Rip Saw Red

Pacific Northwest hops are right at home in this Northwest-Style Red Ale: Woody, spicy, piney and citrusy. They also enjoy playing against the lush backdrop of a blend of pale, carapils, caramel and chocolate malts. 6.0% ABV, 60 IBU.

Crosscut Kölsch

Ponderosa’s German-trained Brewmaster brought his recipe along with a proprietary yeast strain from the VLB in Berlin. German Pilsner and Wheat malts, German Magnum and Hallertauer hops make it taste just like it came straight out of Cologne. 4.9% ABV, 25 IBU.

American Wheat

Pale and golden in appearance, this delightful, full bodied, wheat beer will tease the palate leaving you yearning for more. A delicate bready nose leads you into a balanced, yet tart front, and finishes with notes of honeysuckle and biscuit. 5.2% ABV, 16 IBU.

Bellamah Brown

Inspired from a traditional North England style brown ale, the Bellamah is bright and mahogany in color, with a luscious body. Caramelized sugar and toffee will fill your nose, and the addition of roasted malts gives the brown a rich dynamic flavor, finishing with a subtle, but balanced dark chocolate bitterness. 5.0% ABV, 30 IBU.


One of the world’s classic beer styles, the German Hefeweizen is a beer brimming with flavor. Clove, banana, vanilla, and bubblegum are a few of the yeast-derived flavors you will experience, to go with the soft and bready character of the high wheat malt bill. A soft mouthfeel with a whipped cream dense head of frothy foam complete the package. No tricks or additives here, just skill in the brewhouse and fermenters. 4.6% ABV, 15 IBU.

Brewer’s Beard Bock

‘Bock’ is German for goat, and our brewer’s beard looks like a goat’s! This traditional style German Lager is a bit stronger than the crisp beers we are used to, with a malt-forward character and low bitterness, it is considered a ‘premium’ type beer. Produced by traditional methods using imported malt and hops. Step up to this bigger German brew. 6.6%ABV, 30 IBU.