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

Current selections change frequently. Please call for current list.

Beers on tap may 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.

New Mexican Lime Lager

Ponderosa’s take on a classic Mexican lager, this beer starts as a Vienna style lager, but then diverges sharply with the use of Southern Cross hops from New Zealand, which provide a natural lime flavor, that we then boost with a small addition of lime peel, for that classic refreshing cold beer with a fresh squeeze taste built right in, no extra steps required! 5.5% ABV, 18 IBU

Old Town 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.

Blood Orange Witbier

Take a traditional Belgian style witbier, brewed with unmalted wheat for taste and body, spiced with a gentle addition of coriander, and give it a Ponderosa twist – Blood Orange and lemon peel replace the traditional Valencia sweet and bitter orange peel to give this beer a bright and juicy character, further enhanced by the character of our house Kolsch/wheat beeer yeast. 7.0% ABV, 12 IBU


A traditional farmhouse ale style known for it’s crisp, dry finish and spicy, fruity yeast character. A cracker like base of pilsner malt supports the intriguing flavor of Australian ella and German hallertau blanc hops that lend a tropical fruit and subtle white wine aroma and flavor. A highly carbonated prickly mouthfeel rounds out this complex and drinkable beer. 6.2% ABV, 32 IBU

Italian Pilsner

A German take on the classic pilsner with an improvement not allowed under the Reinheinstgebot Purity Law, a huge dry hop of Hersbrucker and German relax hops? Take the classic noble flavor and aroma over the top with this favorite style of brewer Antonio Fernandez. 4.9%, 35 IBU


Brewed according to the German Purity Law of 1516, our traditional festbier pours an inviting golden-orange. The use of German malts, hops and yeast is used to brew this seasonal treat: Vienna Pilsner and Munich malts provide the malt backbone while hercules and hersbrucker hops provide the crisp hop flavor and subtle spicy aroma. 5.8% ABV, 20 IBU