We decided not to go to Mountain West Brewfest in Bernalillo this year. Instead we went to Dialogue Brewing in Albuquerque. We tasted their beer at Brewfest last year. I hadn’t heard of Dialogue but with so many new breweries popping up in Albuquerque and Santa Fe that isn’t surprising. I liked their sour beer and their unique logo.
I checked out Dialogue ‘s website. I was really impressed with the sculpture garden. The website gave some idea but wow! What cool art!
We ordered a flight to taste 5 of Dialogue’s delicious beers. The Garni Apricot was incredibly subtle. There was just a little apricot finish as you swallowed. Next was the Sour Raspberry. This beer was sour and smooth. It was nice and tangy. Then we had the Belgian Citrus IPA which was everything a good IPA should be with some nice hops but not overpowering the citrus flavor of the beer. The next beer was a collaboration between Dialogue Brewing and High and Dry Brewing of Albuquerque. I would have never thought to put strawberry, raspberry, and vanilla together in a sour beer. It was fantastic! Very refreshing for a warm day! Very impressive. The ingredients were blended together and did not overwhelm each other. It was a delightful sour! There is a limited amount of this beer, so no growler fills or even a crowler. We had a pint to enjoy this beer. We also had a sample of the Munich Dunkel which was also good. It was a nice caramel and a beautiful dark beer.
All the beers are smooth and well balanced. There are different types of beers that are all very good and tasty. I really enjoyed the sour beer the best.
We ate before we came because the food trucks arrive later in the day. Dialogue doesn’t have any food except the food provided by food trucks.