Pursuing The Perfect Pint
By: Rob McCorkle, new Las Crucen and self-proclaimed beer-aficionado
Craft beer lovers in the state’s second largest city can now indulge their passion for sipping fresh, flavorful New Mexico ales at five locations stretching from the East Mesa to the Mesilla Valley. While the Albuquerque area reigns supreme in quantity with over 30 of the state’s more than 50 craft breweries, Las Cruces’ brewpub and taproom brews match up well in quality.
Topping the bucket list for my adopted hometown was visiting the local brewpubs in the City of the Crosses. I knew it was going to be a pleasurable adventure, having sampled tasty New Mexico brews in Artesia (The Wellhead), Silver City (Little Toad Creek), and Taos (Eske’s) during summer vacations. Please follow along as I journey through the amazing Las Cruces craft beer scene.