Sample New Mexico Beer and Wines at the Spirits Tent

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Abbey Brewing Company is the producer of Monks Ales — including Monks' Ale, Monks' Dubbel, Monks' Dubbel Reserve Monks' Tripel, Monks Tripel Reserve, and Monks' Wit. In 2013 several specialty draft products were produced including Monks' Kolsch and Monks' American Pale Ale, Monks' Dubbel Reserve and Monks' Tripel Reserve are brewed with native hops (subspecies neomexicanus) grown at the Monastery of Christ in the Desert in Abiquiu. Both reserve ales are available on a seasonal basis, in limited quantities, subject to the availability of hops.

Abbey Brewing Company is the producer of Monks Ales — including Monks' Ale, Monks' Dubbel, Monks' Dubbel Reserve Monks' Tripel, Monks Tripel Reserve, and Monks' Wit. In 2013 several specialty draft products were produced including Monks' Kolsch and Monks' American Pale Ale, Monks' Dubbel Reserve and Monks' Tripel Reserve are brewed with native hops (subspecies neomexicanus) grown at the Monastery of Christ in the Desert in Abiquiu. Both reserve ales are available on a seasonal basis, in limited quantities, subject to the availability of hops.

Abbey Brewing Company products are brewed on the grounds of the Monastery of Christ in the Desert in Abiquiu, and also under special agreement in Moriarty. At both breweries, Abbey Brewing Company directly controls all aspects of the brewing process including the formulations and brewing process details.

The Benedictine Monastery of Christ in the Desert was founded in 1964.

Founded in 2009, family-owned Amaro Winery is located near historic downtown Las Cruces. Winemaker Benjamin Maier, originally from Germany, produces and bottles all of the wines on site and all of the grapes are grown in southern New Mexico. Amaro Winery currently offers several different varietals of red and white, including both sweet and dry wines. Amaro Winery prides itself on producing premium New Mexico wine from grapes grown in our southern New Mexico area. The winery has received a gold medal for its Refosco, and several silver and bronze medals at the 2009, 2010, and 2011 state fair wine competitions in Albuquerque. It has also received a gold medal and Best in Show for its 2010 Gewurztraminer.

Anasazi Fields winery hand-crafts dry table wines from fruits and berries other than grapes. Unlike most fruit wines, its wines are not sweet dessert wines. Their delicious dryness makes them the perfect accompaniment to any meal. Wines such as plum wine, apricot wine, peach wine and blackberry wine are crafted from local and other New Mexico fruits and berries. The winery also produces several dry grape-based wines and an off-dry cranberry wine for the holiday season. All of the wines, except the cranberry, are aged on oak for two or more years before bottling.

The winery sits on the western edge of the old village of Placitas between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Orchards and vineyards surrounding the winery are watered by a spring-fed irrigation system that dates back over a thousand years to a time when the Anasazi people farmed in the valley. Nearby are petroglyphs which have been reproduced on its wine labels.

Tularosa Winery recently garnered its first medals in international wine competitions and ratings in the "Wine Spectator" as well as numerous state and regional awards. It specializes in premium red wines, but has a strong following for many of its easy-to-drink whites and blushes.

The winery opened in December of 1989 in the Tularosa basin near Alamogordo with an initial production of 100 cases. Shortly thereafter the winery began winning medals in New Mexico and other Southwestern wine competitions and it soon became clear that the Tularosa Basin could grow some excellent quality wine grapes. In 1995, Chris Wickham joined Tularosa Vineyards as the active winemaker.

Ever since, Tularosa Vineyards production has grown steadily with a current capacity of 3,500 cases. Today the winery is producing high-quality, international-award-winning wines.