The Week Ahead in Beer: Time to pick the best brews of 2014

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…

Tractor drives forward into 2015 after an eventful 2014

Greetings everyone, Stoutmeister here with the fifth post in the Look Back/Look Ahead Series for 2014-15. Our La Cumbre story, Kaktus story, Bosque story, and our Ponderosa story have already appeared. As the year draws to a close, rather than just write up a single summary review of the last 12 months in beer, I…

19th annual Taos Brew Master’s Festival hits the slopes

This past Saturday, I made the trip up to Taos Ski Valley for their 19th annual Brew Master’s Festival, and I gotta tell you it was one smooth, powder-filled ride down beer mountain, and one of my favorite brewfests in recent memory. From the moment the doors opened and the lines got moving, brewfesters were…

Ponderosa overcomes bumpy start to ride high into 2015

Greetings everyone, Stoutmeister here with the fourth post in the Look Back/Look Ahead Series for 2014-15. Our La Cumbre story, Kaktus story, and our Bosque story have already appeared. As the year draws to a close, rather than just write up a single summary review of the last 12 months in beer, I decided to…

Reach new heights as a brewer in Los Alamos

Greetings, beer-lovers! The Los Alamos Beer Co-op has reached a milestone. They have begun the process of hiring a head brewer. We know there are professionals out there as well as many talented homebrewers, so if you’d like to get involved with a brand new effort, here’s a great opportunity. The LABC is just getting off…

Time to trek to Taos for annual Brew Master’s Festival

Ah, yes, it’s that time of year when I have to cover a football game and not go to the Taos Brew Master’s Festival. Of course, the rest of you don’t have to write about the New Mexico Bowl to pay for future beers, so you might as well hit the road Saturday afternoon and…

Blue Corn took their holiday party to the next level

In true Holiday party fashion, Blue Corn Brewery’s Thursday’s at the Brewer’s Table last week was filled with many moments to remember, outfits to forget, and plenty of embarrassing hookups. I’m kidding about that third one, unless I missed something. But the first two were certainly true. The big difference between this party and maybe…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Come to the dark side, we have beer

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…

Bosque has no plans to slow down in 2015 even after a wild 2014

Greetings everyone, Stoutmeister here with the third post in the Look Back/Look Ahead Series for 2014-15. Our La Cumbre story ran last week and our Kaktus story debuted Monday. As the year draws to a close, rather than just write up a single summary review of the last 12 months in beer, I decided to…