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From Nico’s Desk – 11/20

To the Turtle Mountain Community:

Due to the current restriction of on-premise dining we will be modifying our hours beginning Monday, November 23rd through Thursday, December 31st. Our new kitchen hours will be:
Monday – Thursday: 3 pm to 7:30 pm.
Friday – Saturday: 11 am to 8:30 pm.
Sunday: 11 am to 7:30 pm.

It breaks my heart to once again have to furlough many of the hard-working employees I have here at Turtle Mountain, but with a prohibition on dine-in service comes a significant reduction in revenues, and unpleasant cutbacks are the result. This is especially painful because of the time of year we are entering.

I am hopeful that all of us can and will do our part this holiday season to stop the spread of COVID so we can once again enjoy dining in our favorite restaurants and sipping pints in our favorite taprooms beginning in 2021.

I want to thank each and every one of you for the support you have shown myself and all of the employees of Turtle Mountain over the last 21.75 years, but especially since March 19th of this year. All of us in the restaurant and brewing industry could never have predicted how what was shaping up to be one of the best years ever could have taken such a horrible turn. But with the generous support from all of you, we have persevered through 2020 and have high hopes again for 2021.

All of us here at Turtle Mountain wish you a very safe and very small Thanksgiving (we will be open for beer sales from 11am-3pm this Turkey Day). We look forward to the future and to once again welcoming you into Rio Rancho’s Neighborhood Brewpub as we celebrate our 22nd Anniversary on March 22nd, 2021!

Nico Ortiz, Proprietor.


St.Pat’s 2024

St.Pat’s 2024

is nearly here!


  • Shine’s Famous, house-brined, Corned Beef & Cabbage
  • Metal Snake Irish Stout Beefy Irish Stew


  • Snakedriver Nitro Stout
  • Metal Snake Irish Dry Stout
  • The Troubles IPA

We put Public House into Rio Rancho Pubs
All we can truly say is, “Sláinte!”

25th Anniversary!

25th Anniversary!

It’s Turtle Mountain Brewing Company’s 25th Anniversary!
Can you believe it? Twenty-five trips around the Sun! In celebration, join us for an exorbitantly extravagant churrascaria-style feast, featuring a panoply of dishes from our kitchen crew. Cheers to 25 Years of Beers!