Mariposa, the award-winning master planned community in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, is known for its pools, fitness center, miles of trails and breathtaking land. Stunning as its views are, Mariposa is not isolated, with local entertainment, activities and restaurants just a short drive away. Close to our heart are the nearby top-notch brewing companies. All less than 45 minutes from the community, here are five of our favorites.
Located 40 minutes from Mariposa is the Red Door Brewing Company. The brewery’s logo is a red door, long being recognized as a cultural sign of welcome and safety. Red Door provides a wide variety of styles of beer, wine and cider. Additionally, they provide gluten-removed options. You will immediately feel at home upon entry due to the warm and friendly staff and welcoming environment.
Bosque Brewing Company, located 15 minutes outside of Mariposa, prides itself on its incredible beer. Beer has brought people together for years, and Bosque is the place to go for world class beer. Bosque aims to enhance the experience with their products and knowledge, and they do everything while remaining true to their core values. Partnering with local businesses, growers and charities has helped Bosque to grow and deepen their commitment to the beautiful state of New Mexico.
La Cumbre, which translates to “peak,” is a top tier brewing company located half an hour from Mariposa. Since opening in 2010, La Cumbre strives to produce beers that are at the top, or peak, of the industry. To add to their brilliance, La Cumbre welcomes food trucks on site frequently. Pair incredible beer with delicious local food and get elevated with the best that La Cumbre has to offer.
Turtle Mountain Brewing Company
Nico Ortiz dedicated his life to the pursuit of the best beer after his student exchange in Germany as a teenager. After extensive “market research,” Turtle Mountain Brewing Company was born. The mission of Turtle Mountain Brewing Company is to provide the public in and around Rio Rancho with delicious, affordable food and beverage, as well as a friendly environment. Turtle Mountain Brewing Company, located 20 minutes from Mariposa, was awarded a gold medal at The Great American Beer Festival in 2018. Come by and experience the dream of a young Nico Ortiz at Turtle Mountain Brewing Company.
Above all else, Boxing Bear Brewing Company values quality. Not only quality time with friends, but quality beer. Located half an hour from Mariposa, Boxing Bear was started by three friends driven by their love of beer and all the things that go along with it. Boxing Bear Brewing Company brews with only the best ingredients and techniques and strives to increase the popularity of hand-crafted beer. Not only does Boxing Bear produce top-tier beer, but it also produces and serves delectable locally made wines. Stop by and experience the dream of three lifelong beer-loving friends.
Bring the whole gang for a night out at one of the incredible breweries that the area has to offer. Cheers!
Looking for a new home or custom homesite near Albuquerque? Nestled among the foothills of Rio Ranch, Mariposa is a master-planned community 30 minutes north of Albuquerque. Mariposa is designed for living naturally and offers a fully equipped fitness center, resort-style indoor and outdoor pools, parks, sports courts, miles of trails, abundant open space and endless views at the Mariposa Preserve and surrounding mountains. Learn more at
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