Palmer Brewery increases production to keep forward momentum going

After leaving the last few Palmer Brewery and Cider House entries to other Crew writers, it was my turn to head over for our Look Back/Look Ahead Series and catch up with one of the good guys in the industry. Owner/brewer Rob Palmer greeted me with a handshake and a pour of his Barrel-Aged Cockness…

High and Dry soars toward its fun and funky 5th anniversary party

A fifth anniversary is a big one in the craft brewing world, and now its High and Dry Brewing’s turn to celebrate the milestone. Wait, High and Dry is five years old? It seems like just yesterday that the neighborhood pub opened its doors on Adams, just south of Lomas. Well, five it is, and…

At Flix Brewhouse it’s all about the naming conventions and having fun

After a bit of a hiatus due to Covid-related shutdowns and so forth. Flix triumphantly reopened their Albuquerque location in 2022. They also won gold at the Great American Beer Festival for Lucha Libre, their Mexican-style lager. I (Franz Solo) was fortunate to get to hang out with brewers Will Moorman and Brandon Venaglia to…

Late Shift Lager House all set to move into its new home in 2023

First up, nobody panic, especially all those Liverpool fans out there (you can just panic over the direction of your season) — The Craftroom is not going anywhere. The production facility in the back of The Craftroom, where Sandia Hard Cider and Late Shift Lager House are located, is moving down the road a ways…

Boese Brew Co. providing throwback beers and exciting events in 2023

As we continue our Look Back/Look Ahead Series, we checked in with Boese Brew Co. to see how their past year has gone and what interesting plans they have in store for us in 2023. Boese Brew Co. has expanded their operations (quite impressively) in the past few years, and they’ve done a fabulous job…

Gravity Bound enjoys its first normal year and now aims for ambitious 2023

Gravity Bound Brewing discovered something new in 2022 — normalcy. The brewery that opened in the middle of the pandemic lockdown finally found out what a regular year of business looks like, as brothers and co-owners Chris (general manager) and Cameron Frigon (head brewer) told me last week when we sat down for their Look…

Ex Novo aims to help further downtown revitalization with huge new taproom

Unless you have boycotted social media entirely, and we would understand why, it was probably impossible to miss the big announcement Thursday that Ex Novo Brewing will be opening a new taproom downtown. This new spot will take over the former Firestone garage on the northwest corner of the intersection of Central and Seventh Street,…