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From the Owner

When I told my wife that I was going to quit my banking job and open a brewery, she simply said, “Great”! I felt like I was in the middle of my favorite Star Trek: The Next Generation movie. The one where Captain Kirk and Picard get pulled into the “NEXUS,” a heavenly place where everything is perfect. This was my chance to open an establishment that rivaled Captain Kirk’s nirvana. “Oh, my goodness,” I thought, “I have to do this”!

Our first step was to create great-tasting beer. Not as simple as it sounds, a lot of time and effort goes into our brews before we release them. As a guide, we took a page from Old Milwaukee’s history book and focused on making a beer so great that it would make Albuquerque famous.

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Our second step was to set a unique menu to compliment my family's New Mexican experience with Soul. So we created New Mexican Soul food. Each dish has been dissected to make our customer say Wow! From our Fried Chicken to our Gumbo, every dish is excellent even if I say so myself. 

In March 2019 we began the year with a new version of Nexus and opened Nexus Blue Smokehouse. A passion of mine,  I always wanted to try to do BBQ and Smoked meats from the very beginning but was afraid. As a novice to the restaurant business, I knew one would have to have a deeper understanding of the business to do BBQ and Smoked meats. But we found a historic building, the Old Elks Club on South Broadway, and remodeled it to our standards. Here you will find our soon to be famous New Mexican BBQ with smoked meats. Our goal to be the best BBQ and Smoked meats in New Mexico. 

Nexus Brewery is definitely about the beer (10 taps and counting), the incredible southern food, smoked meats and bbq, and of course the companionship of our Nexus Neighbors, but it is also about the nexus of all these things – what we like to call the Experience!

For myself, it doesn’t get much more perfect than that.

At your service,
Ken Carson,
Owner, Nexus Brewery & Restaurant