New Mexico Happy Hours offer local food and drinks at New Mexico State Fair Series of New Mexico Happy Hour Events Kicks off Thursday, September 7.

For Immediate Release: August 31, 2017
Contact: Shelby Herrera
575-646-3007 office

(Albuquerque, NM) – Fairgoers will find a large selection of local beer, wine and other products at the New Mexico State Fair, for the third year, on select days during the Red, White and Brews Happy Hours.

Award winning, New Mexico beer and wine will be available for purchase during these happy hour events at the fair. Fairgoers can enjoy live entertainment while they have some of the best beverages New Mexico has to offer.  Appropriately paired Beef samples will be provided by the New Mexico Beef Council during the September 14th, 15th and 16th Happy Hours.    

Anyone can attend any Happy Hour from 3 to 8 p.m., Sept. 7-10 and Sept. 14-16. The Red, White and Brews Happy Hours will be hosted in the courtyard of the Agriculture Building, located west of the Manuel Lujan Commercial Building.

Opening day of the State Fair and NMDA’s first Happy Hour will include a popular local craft beer and wine tastings featuring Marble Brewery and Sheehan Family Winery from Albuquerque. Marble Brewery was chosen as this year’s brewery partner to produce the 2017 State Fair Pale Ale, made with local wildflower honey from B’s Honey Farm.

The Happy Hours will also feature the Double Gold medal winners from the annual State Fair Wine Competition. The wineries will be pouring their Double Gold medal wines along with other medal winning vintages. Wines range from Cabernet and Bordeaux Blends to sweeter white wines, ports and sherry, all produced from New Mexico grapes.  For those under the age of 21, New Mexico-made, non-alcoholic beverages will also be available for purchase in the country store.

The New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) and the New Mexico State Fair have partnered with the New Mexico Brewers Guild and New Mexico Wine to host the Happy Hours.

NMDA will also have their Country Store open for the 26th year inside the Agriculture Building. The store is a one-stop shop where you can find several hundred New Mexico-made salsas, sauces, honeys, jams, jellies and more. The store will be open every day of the fair from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information about NMDA and its support of the New Mexico farming, ranching, and food and beverage making, please visit www.nmda.nmsu.edu and NMDA’s NEW MEXICO - Taste the Tradition® page.
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