Crowlers! No, not growlers, crowlers!

Travel and Leisure named Albuquerque #17 in 'America's 20 Best Cities for Beer Lovers' and we know why. We've been honored to join this supportive and fast-growing brewing community and are looking forward to the day ABQ tops that list! 

At Dialogue, we want to be able to share our homemade brews with not just customers that walk through our doors but to anyone and everyone who wants to try our unique brews! Growlers are most common way of bringing your beloved craft brews home. Growlers are reusable and provide enough volume for beer not just for yourself but to share with others.

Fighting the valiant fight against stale beers!

However, there are downsides to growlers. Growlers are oftentimes opaque, despite its brown color, allowing sunlight to penetrate the bottle. UV rays from sunlight deteriorates chemical bonds that give beer its taste. These broken bonds then form other bonds with molecules in the brew, producing an off-taste.

Have you ever tasted a stale beer? This taste is most likely due to the oxygen in the container. Molecules of various compounds in the beer interact with oxygen, forming a chemical reaction that is responsible for this taste.

Crowlers to the rescue - Beer for everyone!

Crowlers are the solution to both problems! Crowlers are 32-ounce aluminum cans that are sealed with machines that produce a tight-seam. The aluminum provides a barrier to the sun and oxygen. This type of packaging allows for the maintenance of fresh beer over a longer period of time with an added bonus of being spill-proof!

Dialogue Brewing offers both growlers and crowlers now! Visit Dialogue today and taste the difference today!

Are you a growler user? Would you try crowlers?

Are you a growler user? Would you try crowlers?

WEEKEND SPIN: Sunnytime in Duke City

'As Spring begins to overtake Winter in ABQ, people are spilling outside - happier, friendlier, and smiling behind sunglasses. So, in the spirit of Spring, we've put together our Top 5 recommendations for chilling out in the sun this weekend. Cheers to the f*ing weekend, Duke City!

Group on the long road to grow city's creative sector

'[Joe] Cardillo told Business First that creative entrepreneurs and businesses are collaborating more now than ever before. He gave an example of how vastly different businesses on 2nd Street between Lead and Coal Avenues, including Zendo Coffee, Sidetrack Brewing, Sanitary Tortilla Factory and Gertrude Zachary Antiques are working together on a daily basis.'

Dialogue Brewing strives forward in 2017

'It can be very easy to miss Dialogue, a uniquely designed and presented brewery, as it sits nestled between older warehouses and industrial complexes on the corner of 1st Street and Kinley Ave. Once you have found the entrance, however, your senses are in for quite the artistic treat, as local works cover the walls in contrast to the modern and classic steel work that make up the revitalized warehouse/now-brewery and bar space.'

SCARLET BEH GOSE

SCARLET BEH GOSE

Dark red color, hazy, high carbonation, light dry body. Refreshing sour notes that finish with a light salinity due to the pink Himalayan salt.

Malt: Pilsen, wheat, red x
Hops: Hallertau Mittelfrueh
Yeast: American Ale
Pairs best with: queso fresco, spaetzle, German sausage

ABV - 4.2%
IBU - 10

Beer Town: Belgian Beer

Ty Bannerman stops resisting Belgian ales and begins a series to explore Belgian brews that are made locally in Albuquerque!

AMERICAN DARK SOUR

AMERICAN DARK SOUR

Light brown color, medium carbonation, light body experimental dark ale.

Malt - 2 row, c-60, chocolate, carafa 3
Hops: Centennial
Yeast: American ale
Pairs best with: Grilled meats, gouda cheese

ABV - 6.2%
IBU - 12

DENNIS HOPPER

DENNIS HOPPER

Hoppy wheat, hazy golden color, medium carbonation.  Chewy malt character followed by flavors of lemongrass and fruit piths contributed by the hops.
ABV - 5.5%
IBU - 55

Malt: Pilsner, wheat, oats
Hops: centennial, Columbus, simcoe
Yeast: American ale

WHEN IN DOUBT

WHEN IN DOUBT

Black opaque color, low carbonation, light mouth coating body,  light roasted malt nose, low malt sweetness with slight notes of cocoa and coffee. Dry roasted bitter malt finish.

Malt: 2 row, chocolate, dark crystal, black prinz
Hops: Centennial
Yeast: American ale
Pairs best with: Grilled lamb, sharp cheddar, coffee cake

ABV - 4.1%
IBU - 32

Dark Helmet

Dark Helmet

Dark German lager, soft, bodied medium carbonation. Medium Noble hops to balance the light bitter chocolate malt flavors with a non cloying finish.

Malt: Pilsen, dark munich, melanoidin, chocolate, carafa 3
Hops: GR magnum, hallertau mittelfrueh
Yeast: German lager
Pairs best with: Strudels, münster cheese

ABV - 5.3%
IBU - 28

PANZA

Copper color, Medium bodied lager with a crisp finish, lighter than its European counterparts, but not adjunct laden like the American or Mexican versions of this style. Toasted malt flavor, with hallertau mittelfruh to balance little to no hop aroma, with the nose dominated by vienna malt. A light refreshing beer that your panza will thank you for.

Malt: Pilsen, Vienna , Carafa 3
Hops: GR magnum, hallertau mittelfrueh
Yeast: German lager
Pairs best with: German sausage, mild cheeses