Real life fixer-upper realtors Molly Pattillo and Dylan Olsen wanted to be a part of the craft beer scene in Alamogordo so the couple recently opened a taproom for a popular Las Cruces-based micro-brewery in the heart of the city.

The two celebrated the soft opening for the new taproom at N. New York Avenue on Sept. As the realtor and beer enthusiasts work Picacho Brewing Company complete the inside of the taproom, Pattillo said the official grand opening will be sometime in November. Pattillo said she met Mendoza because she had the listing at N. New York Avenue and was looking into what the city needed to grow. She began reaching out to taprooms and Mendoza expressed interest in opening a taproom in Alamogordo.

Pattillo said there could be another taproom in Las Cruces later. The taproom also serves the heavier I Heart Porter, a robust beer with chocolate malty overtones, as well as a peanut butter porter.

Beer enthusiasts can also find a Scottish barley ale, a German-style Hefeweizen with banana and clove flavor, a black, malty lager, a few IPAs and other New Mexican beers. The couple has visited breweries all over New Mexico, which sparked their passion for Picacho Brewing Company beers. Today, the brewing operation Picacho Brewing Company a restaurant, after Las Cruces owners Xavier and Cynthia Mendoza partnered with a local chef to create a healthy menu.

Pattillo and Olsen are also looking into food options for the taproom in Alamogordo but the location currently allows customers to bring their own food. Pattillo said some some customers bring snacks or order from the nearby eatery Alamogordo Pizza and Burgers, also on N.

New York Avenue. Pattillo was born and raised in Alamogordo but left for a few years to attend Texas Tech University.

After graduating, she Picacho Brewing Company to Dallas to Spider Man Production Company in the alcohol industry before returning to Alamogordo to work with her family in real estate. Pattillo and Olsen met while doing real estate.

Pattillo said the taproom will begin featuring live music on the weekends and football season hours on Monday, Thursday and Sunday. The Scraps Dog Company Reno Nv will also begin featuring trivia nights earlier in the week. The taproom is open Thursday through Saturday from 4 to Picacho Brewing Company p. Cristina Carreon can be reached at ccarreon alamogordonews.

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