The Week Ahead in Beer: Thanks for all the wonderful pints

Greetings, New Mexico craft beer lovers. Stoutmeister here with the reunified edition of The Week Ahead in Beer. This column covers all the breweries in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties, with Santa Fe’s four breweries and one newcomer down in Socorro also joining the party. We tried hard to keep the state edition going, but without…

The Crew’s holiday beer merch guide — Santa Fe edition

Editor’s note: By popular request, the Crew is compiling all the info you will need on all the non-beer gifts you can purchase for others (or yourself) from our local breweries this holiday season. Luke, our Santa Fe-based writer, handled the breweries up there. We had hoped to get more of these stories ready before…

Brew Day 2: Swimming with stouts at Chama River

As advertised Friday, the Crew got another opportunity to make a beer at a local brewery this weekend. On the heels of our trip to Canteen to create Dark Side Baltic Porter, this time around we went to Chama River to join Zach and David and create Obey the Darkside, a foreign export stout for…

Beer Notes: Yup, we’re brewing again

Greetings, everyone. May this dark and dreary Friday nonetheless be filled with the promise of a good weekend filled with quality beer. All of us in the Brew Crew are looking forward to it, even though we have to get up awfully early (by our mostly nocturnal standards) on Saturday. Why would we be getting…

Czech-ing out a beer spa in Prague

I love beer so much that I could swim in it. I have, on occasion, washed my hair with beer; it makes for a good clarifying shampoo to remove product build up. So I was completely surprised and totally intrigued when I found out (after booking) that my hotel in Prague last month was attached…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Reserve yourself a spot at Marble

Greetings, New Mexico craft beer lovers. Stoutmeister here with the reunified edition of The Week Ahead in Beer. This column covers all the breweries in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties, with Santa Fe’s four breweries and one newcomer down in Socorro also joining the party. We tried hard to keep the state edition going, but without…

USA!! USA!! Or how to appreciate American beer vs. European beer

Editor’s note: AmyO got back from Europe recently and shared some pictures and tales of her travels. She wrote this on Sunday (see below), but it was delayed until today due to work schedules and the like. We’ll have more from her trip this Thursday (hopefully). — Stoutmeister I just spent a couple of wonderful…

Blue Corn’s Russian Imperial Stout makes an impressive debut

The lighting is low, all is quiet, all is calm. Dozens of empty tables stare back at us, as if in anticipation of something big. The dining area of Blue Corn Brewery is empty for a Thursday night … for the moment, but that’s soon about to change. We’re the first to arrive, and all…