The Week Ahead in Beer: Embrace the quiet while it lasts

Greetings, New Mexico craft beer lovers. Stoutmeister here with The Week Ahead in Beer. This column covers all the breweries in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties, with Santa Fe’s four breweries and a pair of newcomers, one down in Socorro and the other in Los Alamos, also joining the party. The calendar flips to April this…

Finding a comfort zone at local breweries and taprooms

For those who don’t follow us on social media, we asked for some reader ideas for stories on Thursday, what with the current news lull around our craft brewing scene. One of the best ideas came from our good friend Karim, whose regular hangout is the recently expanded/renovated Marble Westside Taproom. While the rest of…

The Week Ahead in Beer: An anniversary for everyone to celebrate

Greetings, New Mexico craft beer lovers. Stoutmeister here with The Week Ahead in Beer. This column covers all the breweries in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties, with Santa Fe’s four breweries and a pair of newcomers, one down in Socorro and the other in Los Alamos, also joining the party. It’s that time of year, when…

Beer Notes: Yet another taproom coming to downtown

Consider this the short version of Beer Notes, since yours truly is battling a cold. The worst thing about a cold is clearly the inability to drink beer. Stupid medicinal conflicts are the main reason, but also of course there is the inability to properly taste what one is drinking. Hopefully I will be able…

Get your Skiesta and SW Chocolate and Coffee Fest beer lists here

We are a long way from regular festival season, but there are two events this weekend featuring some of our local breweries. Up at Pajarito Mountain above Los Alamos is Skiesta, which Reid previewed earlier this week. Over at the State Fairgrounds is the Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest, a two-day event this Saturday and…

Nexus and Chama collaborate for St. Patrick’s Day

There is always something special when two of our local breweries collaborate on the creation of a new beer. For Chama River and Nexus, it happens to be even a little more special than usual today. The two breweries on opposite sides of Interstate 25 have created The Lighter Fare and The Darker Fare, an…

Bosque basks in the glory of another National IPA Challenge title

Yeah, yeah, we are a couple days late with getting the reaction from Bosque Brewing about winning their second straight National IPA Challenge, a feat never accomplished before by any brewery. Well, thanks to my dad forgetting something important when traveling, I could not sit down with the staff Monday. Then on Tuesday, after doing…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Everyone is Irish for one day

Greetings, New Mexico craft beer lovers. Stoutmeister here with The Week Ahead in Beer. This column covers all the breweries in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties, with Santa Fe’s four breweries and a pair of newcomers, one down in Socorro and the other in Los Alamos, also joining the party. St. Patrick’s Day is falling on…

Bathtub Row Brewing has a busy week ahead culminating in Skiesta

As usual, things are busy with Bathtub Row Brewing in Los Alamos. The big one is Skiesta, which will be held this Saturday.  If you’re into skiing and beer (and I bet a healthy percentage of you reading this are), this is an event not to be missed.  It’s getting awfully warm out there, so who…

Ponderosa plows ahead even after changing brewers again

Ponderosa Brewing has endured a fair amount of change since opening in September 2014. They are already on their third head brewer, yet have managed to build up a strong following in the Sawmill District and from beer lovers all around town. To tackle how 2015 went, and what 2016 holds for Ponderosa, it took…