EL VADO TAPROOM

THIRSTY FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT?

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

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

Italian Pale Pilsner

Note quite an IPA or an IPL, this is something new brewed with a malt lighter in color and flavor than pilsner, and cold fermented and conditioned to let the hop profile of Amarillo, Nelson Sauvin and Vic’s secret shine through.  Our entry for the 2021 NM IPA challenge.  6.6% ABV, 45 IBU

Peach Wheat Ale

A classic American style wheat ale is given a flavor overhaul with a huge infusion of peach in the fermenter for a fruity, slightly tart, refreshing and easy drinking beer just in time for the summer heat. 5.7% ABV, 50 IBU

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