Greetings, beer lovers! Things are afoot at Bathtub Row Brewing in Los Alamos. First and foremost, the ‘Tub is hosting a Stout Invitational event on February 20. Sure, it’s starting to feel a bit spring-ish out there, but it is still technically winter, and it’s a fine time to be enjoying some black beers.
Here’s your chance to try 12 stouts from breweries around New Mexico, talk to the brewers who made them, and get a souvenir pint glass to boot! It’s being organized in three separate sessions, at noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. The cost is $25. If the IPA Challenge isn’t your thing, well, maybe this is your thing. Stop by BRB to buy tickets, or visit nmbeer.org to buy tickets online.
Look for more details as we get closer to the event itself, though we do have the full list of participating breweries in addition to the hosts: Blue Corn, Bosque, Boxing Bear, Canteen, Chama River (which just won the Brew Crew’s Stout Challenge), La Cumbre, Red Door, Rio Bravo, Santa Fe, Second Street, Taos Mesa, Tractor, and Turtle Mountain.
And, in other news, you can now purchase food right at BRB. You could always bring in your own food, or go next door to Rigoberto’s or several other nearby places, but now you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your bar stool. The Tub has teamed up with the local food co-op to offer a handful of delicious dishes, including soups and quesadillas. They’re eager for feedback and suggestions, so get in there and try it and let them know what you think. Hey, one co-op helping another, that’s always a good thing.