It’s hot, the sun is beating down on you, and you feel parched. It’s time for a beer. Not a heavy IPA or a stout; what you need is a nice and refreshing sour. Fresh off the line at Rio Bravo is their new Desert Island Daiquiri, a piña colada-inspired beer containing a dash of vanilla. It’s going to be this summer’s official beer.

With a smooth beginning and a tart finish, so far my impressions of this drink have exceeded my expectations. At first, I was concerned it would be a bit too sweet for my taste. But the beauty of this magnificent beer is it pairs so well with the heat of the weather. Not only that, but if you’re a weekend day drinker, it’s perfect for the occasion. 

To go along with the season, Rio Bravo’s kitchen features some spicy dishes like their homemade posole ($4). The two items go hand-in-hand, as the sweetness combined with the spicy generates a sensation in your taste buds.

Alongside these two is Rio’s massive patio. With seating for numerous patrons, you will definitely be able to grab a seat—unless of course, everyone is lining up to grab that new cider. Plus the stage allows for bands and shows, offering up a wide variety of local entertainment possibilities.

A must-go-to this summer, Rio Bravo has the works when it comes to beers and food. Put it on your list, and bring family and friends. You won’t regret it.

Rio Bravo Brewing 

1912 Second St. NW

Neighborhood: Downtown

Category: Brewery

Phone: 505-900-3909

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Cade Guererro

Cade is young journalist who has worked at publication in Austin, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. He focuses on the cultural topics of Albuquerque.

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