Currently, Milton’s is the only brewery in our small town of Carlsbad, NM. It is new and not yet well known by the locals, but the brewery’s team has already won many awards for their beer. The venue opened July of 2016 and provided a much-needed boost to the live entertainment within the community. I am happy to hear talk of them expanding their business in the near future.
On Friday night, my wife and I visited Milton’s to listen to an artist we have enjoyed for a while: CW. He is a one-man band that sings, plays the guitar, drums, and harmonica. CW plays primarily old-style blues with a few covers from the likes of Led Zeppelin and Georgia Satellites. This talented musician and songwriter entertained a full housefor over three hours straight.
As for the beer, my wife really likes ‘The Leroy’ Brown Ale which is rich in flavor but never bitter,and the ‘Mullet’, a smooth, slightly sweet and smoky coffee milk stout. Both of these are Milton’s own brews which can usually be found on tap. They also carry local wine and cider in addition to some other New Mexican beers. After about only one beer she was up dancing with her friends and encouraged many unsuspecting bystanders to join in. While Milton’s does not have an official dance floor, my wife enthusiastically cleared the way. In terms of food, the C-N-G BBQ Trailer came by with their mesquite smoked BBQ. What a menu! My wife is partial to the Chicken Bombs. They have everything she loves to eat all wrapped up in a single, smoky package. Start with a stuffed jalapeno, wrap a chicken breast around it and then two pieces of bacon, smoke until perfectly charred, add a rich C-N-G BBQ sauce, and there you have it. I’m always happy to see a small business thriving.
Milton’s Brewing has live bands most weekends. If you are ever in Carlsbad New Mexico, stop by for some music and a beer.