Oktoberfest-a-palooza: Rounding up all the events statewide this weekend

With the actual Oktoberfest back up and running in Germany, it only made sense for just about everyone else to start doing their own versions of the annual beer-filled event all around the world. In New Mexico, this weekend alone will see five different Oktoberfests in five separate towns, so we figured it behooved us…

Beer Notes: Fall catch-up with all 7 of the Santa Fe area breweries

As summer draws to a close, and the air finally begins to cool, we in the Crew get a special tingly feeling in our black-shirted bellies; a special grin curls upward beneath our beards, and not just because it’s soon to be hoodie season. And, it’s not just because (most of) our freezers are packed…

New Sidetrack head brewer paid his dues at Chama River and Steel Bender

After seven years in the trenches, so to speak, Cordell Rincon is finally getting his own command. Rincon has taken the reins at Sidetrack Brewing, succeeding David Kimbell. I caught up with Rincon this week before the brewery opened for the day. “Oh, it’s great (here),” he said. “I always told myself that if I…