The Week Ahead in Beer: Ex Novo goes all in on All Together IPA

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 2 Boxing Bear beers with brewer Justin Hamilton

Well, hopefully this story doesn’t create nearly the comment storm of bickering beer lovers like Thursday’s article. Instead, it is all about the love … of two recent canned specialty beers at Boxing Bear. Four of us — myself, Franz Solo, Brandon, and Erin — were joined by Boxing Bear head brewer/co-owner Justin Hamilton (from…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Triple can release livens up the ABQ metro area

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….

Beer Notes: Broken Trail and Kaktus plan on returning this Friday

The number of breweries that have temporarily closed during this pandemic, eschewing the takeout-only model, is continuing to dwindle in the Albuquerque metro area. We have news on some planned reopenings, expanded hours, and more that just cried out for a Beer Notes. Broken Trail ready to return to action After shutting down its offsite…

New Mexico Brewers Guild goes virtual for Saturday beer festival

This era of stay-at-home has forced just about everyone and anyone to get creative when bringing people together. That includes state brewers guilds and other beer festival organizers, who cannot hold those festivals in the usual manner. A few state guilds have been experimenting with doing things online, and the New Mexico Brewers Guild will…

Santa Fe Brewing donates back to hourly staff and looks to brighter days ahead

Since the quarantine began, local breweries have handled the change in multiple ways. Among the announcements of closures and re-openings, new hours, sanitary procedures, specials and discounted prices, and an increase in package and to-go offerings, something else began to stand out. A genuine concern for the newly disrupted livelihood of the breweries’ front-liners —…