New Mexico is the oldest winegrowing region in the US and has a burgeoning microbrewery and beer scene. Here’s our pick of the best. Three Rivers Brewery, Farmington The walls of this restaurant-cumbrewery are plastered with road signs, cartoons, newspaper clippings and jokes. The beer is brewed out back, and is delicious – try the Papa Bear’s Golden Honey Ale for starters (from $5.50; threeriversbrewery.com). Pecos Flavors Winery, Roswell For an upmarket wine bar and tasting venue, try the Pecos Flavors Winery, which serves a wide selection of New Mexico wines and beers. It’s home to the famous Alien Ale, as well as green chilli wine and raspberry champagne (from $6; tastings Mon-Sat; pecosflavorswinery.com/). Taos Mesa Brewing, Taos A music venue that’s a favourite with locals, the Taos Mesa Brewing bar has a brewery in the back. Here they create the killer Black Widow Porter ale and the Cologne-style lager Kachina Kolsch (from $5.50; taosmesabrewing.com).