Sunday, August 23, 2015

Four Winds of Change

The Four Winds Travel Center on 12th St between Menaul and I-40 can be an...interesting place to visit. Part gas station, part convenience store, part liquor store; just a parking lot away from a Walgreens. All these forces combine to attract the types of people you might find in the "Most Wanted Property Crimes Offenders" section in the Friday Albuquerque Journal. But Four Winds is a clean place, the alcohol section has a surprisingly good beer selection, and there is now the added bonus of getting a growler fill to go along with your chimichanga. Upon my visit, I found the eight taps comprised solely of local offerings: Tractor, Santa Fe, Marble, and La Cumbre. Math time: $2.99 for a 32 oz. glass plus $4.99 for a fill. 64 oz. glass costs $3.99 plus $8.99 for the fill. They will also fill growlers from other breweries. Thanks to the helpful employee for the info, and also for the security guard for even letting me through the door with my "up and coming neighborhood dweller" look. It's nice to be able to get a growler fill of a GABF gold medal-winning beer at a gas station. See for yourself- they'll fill growlers up until midnight.

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