Rio Bravo Brewing boldly marches forward under current restrictions

After more than 20 entries in our annual Look Back/Look Ahead Series, there seem to be three things that have kept breweries going during the pandemic. First, it really helps to can your beer. Second, a kitchen can be awfully beneficial. Third, the bigger the patio, the better. Rio Bravo Brewing checked off all three…

Turtle Mountain Brewing looks to expand in 2021 and beyond

Well the year is finally upon us in which we will see a Turtle Mountain Brewing taproom come to fruition! I was lucky enough to be able to talk to head brewer David Pacheco about all things beer and owner Nico Ortiz about the forthcoming taproom and future plans to boot for our annual Look…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Bow & Arrow earns some well-deserved recognition

Greetings, New Mexico craft beer lovers. Stoutmeister here with The Week Ahead in Beer. This column covers all the breweries in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties, with Santa Fe’s eight breweries, one in Los Alamos, one in Moriarty, one in Red River, one in Silver City, and one in Truth or Consequences also joining the party….

The Crew reviews a new hop that tops one tasty IPA

Apparently, we are beer influencers now. Yeah, we are pretty surprised, too, but that was the reasoning behind the good folks at Yakima Chief Hops offering to send us a four-pack of Early Winters IPA, a collaboration of theirs with Old Schoolhouse Brewery of Winthrop, Washington. The reason for this IPA being special is that…

The Week Ahead in Beer: A variety of brew styles is the spice of life

Greetings, New Mexico craft beer lovers. Stoutmeister here with The Week Ahead in Beer. This column covers all the breweries in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties, with Santa Fe’s eight breweries, one in Los Alamos, one in Moriarty, one in Red River, one in Silver City, and one in Truth or Consequences also joining the party….

Tumbleroot keeps their spirits high through 2020 and into 2021

Co-founder and brewmaster Jason Kirkman takes a break from bottling to answer a quick phone call from a beer writer. He sits for a minute in the empty brewing facility, once filled with the sounds of laughter, the odd clang of a hoseclamp here and there, and new beers bubbling happily away into buckets. He’s…

That time we discovered the Truth (Serum) is out there and really darn tasty

A short while ago, the incredibly generous people at Truth or Consequences Brewing offered to send us a three-year vertical of Truth Serum Barleywine. There would be three 22-ounce bottles of the regular versions produced for 2018, 2019 and 2020, plus three each of their barrel-aged versions. This was not something we would ever say…