This past Saturday was the third anniversary party for Kilt Check Brewing Company on 4814 Hardware Drive in Albuquerque, near San Mateo and McLeod. I wanted to specify the address because owner Mike Campbell said he still gets local people who come in and say they didn’t know the brewery was there.
If you are one of those folks who haven’t been over to Kilt Check, it’s not just a brewery — it’s also a beer memorabilia (especially beer can) museum of sorts. You see, Mike, who is an avid collector, has been in this business a long time. He and Daniel Jaramillo from La Cumbre both brewed at the original Rio Bravo Restaurant and Brewery on Central back in 1996.
As an aside, a funny story Mike told me is that he used to sell hot tubs over on Central and Eubank. At the end of his shift, he would walk to the gas station across the street and grab cans of mostly malt liquor, and come back and sit in the nicest demo hot tubs overlook
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