B2B Garden Brewery Struck By Thieves

In the wake of last week’s brazen theft and vandalism at Quarter Celtic, I was contacted by Alicia Stelzer, the manager of B2B Garden Brewery about a disturbingly similar incident, which occurred on the same night as the Quarter Celtic break-in. Per what Alicia shared with me, the thieves threw a large rock through their…

Red Door Celebrates 7 Years

Hey, we made it to Friday, and it looks to be a fun weekend out there on the beer front to boot! Franz Solo here, with Red Door’s 7th anniversary celebration commencing on Saturday at 2 p.m., I talked to operations manager Ali Cattin about what they have planned for the occasion. Solo: So you’ve…

The Week Ahead In Beer: Autumn Arrives As Oktoberfest Rolls On

Hails dear readers, Franz Solo here to give you the latest in all things beer for this week, the first of Autumn. How it is Autumn already is beyond my comprehension. Time lost to a myriad of light lagers and hoppy ales perhaps? Difficult to say. In any event, here we are in the midst…

Quarter Celtic Vandalized

Sometimes you just get bad news in the morning. Overnight, a group of individuals broke into Quarter Celtic Brew Pub on San Mateo and trashed the place. We in the Crew reached out to general manager Allison York for additional details regarding this terrible act. Allison wrote, “So what happened is they threw a small…

Sobremesa Celebrates Their First Year.

Franz Solo here, I sat down with Sobremesa’s Director of Brewing/part owner David Facey this past Tuesday afternoon to talk about their anniversary celebrations this Friday thru Sunday. While we talked all things anniversary and caught up (It had been a long time since we had seen one another, too long. – Solo) I also…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Oktoberfest is upon us, raise your steins!

Greetings all! Franz Solo here, filling in on the Week Ahead in Beer to keep us all up to date on the beers flowing and beer events happening in our fair neck of the woods. Mid-September is one of my favorite times of year. It signals the traditional start of Oktoberfest (sadly the Oktoberfest was…

Sometimes we all need a sabbatical

After 18 months of pandemic, and almost 10 years of leading this site, I need a break. So I am going to take one, at long last. The beer scene will still move along without me, as it should, and the rest of the Crew have vowed to step up and provide some content while…

Four New Mexico breweries bring home four medals from GABF awards ceremony

A quartet of New Mexico breweries, including two first-time winners, captured medals at the 2021 Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony on Friday evening. Ex Novo Corrales and Ponderosa each won their first medals, and in both cases, those medals were gold. Ex Novo, whose sister brewery in Portland won gold last year for Perle…