Brewery Patio Bracket Round One: The South will rise again

All right, as we detailed earlier this week, it is time for the opening round of our first brewery patio bracket challenge. This is all purely for fun, a way to celebrate our breweries and their efforts to maximize their patios during the current year. Originally, we were going to start with the breweries in…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Boxing Bear drops a double can release

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 bracket battle for the best brewery patio of 2020 begins now

The global pandemic aside, this is truly patio season at all of our state’s craft breweries and offsite taprooms. The weather is (mostly) not too scorching hot, there occasional monsoon provides some cooling rain, and overall is a rather lovely time for a pint outdoors. Of course, regardless of weather, that is all the breweries…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Fill yourself with Rage and Science at Thirsty Eye

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….

Hops Brewery still alive and kicking at its Los Ranchos taproom

A while back, we had heard Hops Brewery was closed in Nob Hill, but there was clear evidence that the taproom at 7222 Fourth Street NW was still up and running. Seeking a little clarity on the overall status of the two-location setup, I went out to check out both spots Sunday afternoon and also…