The Week Ahead in Beer: La Cumbre finds turning nine to be oh so fine

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 seven 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….

Desert Valley taproom in Northeast Heights is now closed

After receiving a tip in the morning, the Crew has confirmed that the Desert Valley Brewing taproom located at Wyoming and Comanche has now closed. The popular Westside location is still open and is doing just fine, we have been assured. Per a direct message from Desert Valley on Facebook, the Heights taproom was subleased…

Flix gets studious for 2019 and we all reap the delicious rewards

Greetings fellow beer lovers, Franz Solo here with the second entry to my portion of our annual Look Back/Look Ahead Series. I live just minutes away from Flix Brewhouse and have enjoyed quite a few lovely film-and-beer days and nights there since their opening. It was my pleasure to talk to head brewer Will Moorman…

The Blackest of all Fridays returns at Rowley Farmhouse Ales

Once again, the Blackest of all Fridays returns to Santa Fe, THIS Friday, in fact. And no, I speak not of the unholiest of all financial sacrifices to consumerism. I speak of “Black-est Friday,” the annual celebration of independent craft barrel-aged Stouts at Rowley Farmhouse Ales. Each year, special and rare kegs of the richest…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Always bet on Vanta Black this Friday

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 seven 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….

“This old house” in Corrales plays to its strengths

Casa Vieja, located at 4541 Corrales Road, decidedly does not want to be like the other breweries you know. This beautiful, historic building has had several lives. But, most recently, the Socha family purchased the site in 2016 and opened it as an event center, followed by the addition of a brewery. To read some…

Examining the mysterious mysteries of some forthcoming breweries

Greetings, all, Stoutmeister here with a random bit of randomness on a rainy, rather metal Friday afternoon. I have recently gotten some inquiries on some of the breweries now listed as having active small brewer licenses with the State of New Mexico, but are not yet open to the public. Here is everything we know…