ABQ Beer Week 2016: Get your kicks on Day Six

Now that the holiday has come and gone, things are starting to rev up again. From a competition, of a sort, between two breweries, to lots of new food-and-beer pairings, more samplings/tastings, a beer dinner, and an educational class on off flavors, the afternoon and evening are packed with lots of fun. Good luck picking…

ABQ Beer Week 2016: For sakes alive we have reached Day Five

Well, Sunday was a long, hot, exhausting day. Whether you were at Blues & Brews or BearFest, there was plenty to keep you busy and satiated beer wise. Now, before you trek over to a friend or relative’s house (or host yourselves) for a Memorial Day party, take note that Beer Week is not shutting…

ABQ Beer Week 2016: Kick back for a lazy Day Four

The concept of a lazy Sunday is a pretty old one, and it won’t quite fit today if you have tickets to either Blues & Brews at Sandia Casino or BearFest at Boxing Bear. For those that don’t have tickets, there are a few other options today, though all in all this is just about…

ABQ Beer Week Recaps: Marvelous Marble and beastly Ballast Point

Editor’s note: Julie came down to Albuquerque to attend a pair of Beer Week events on Thursday. We will be running recaps from the Crew throughout the coming week, highlighting some of the best beers for you to go out and track down on your own. Enjoy! — Stoutmeister Marble Tasting, Abricot: Whole Foods Market,…

ABQ Beer Week 2016: So much beer for thee on Day Three

Forget keeping up with the Joneses, it’s all about keeping up with the beerses, um, yeah, this weekend. Saturday is another jam-packed day, with two major events for charities, a slew of beer tastings, and two big beer dinners. Beyond what’s listed below, don’t forget, today is also Nexus’ fifth anniversary. They will have an…

Blues & Brews set for another blast of beer sensory overload

The biggest of the big is back at Sandia Casino this weekend as Blues & Brews returns for its sixth annual beer-a-palooza. This Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. (2 to 6 for VIP ticket holders), attendees will be able to choose beers from 70 different breweries, a mix of local, national, and international. As…

ABQ Beer Week 2016: A 505 collaboration for you on Day Two

How did you do in Thursday’s opening events? Did you pace yourselves properly? Or was it all too much? We hope it was a good, efficient day and night, with plenty of fun involved without going overboard. After all, it’s important to be well-rested and ready to go again, since Friday’s docket features 19 (!)…

BearFest roars back to life this weekend at Boxing Bear

If last year proved anything, it is that Albuquerque has reached the point where it can support two beer festivals at the same time. There was much rejoicing about this, as the two events — BearFest at Boxing Bear and Blues & Brews at Sandia Casino — ended up attracting different crowds, thus not truly…

ABQ Beer Week 2016: Rounding up all the fun on Day One

It’s go time, people! ABQ Beer Week 2016 swings into action today (Thursday) with 14 events, from downtown to Nob Hill to the Northeast Heights, and all points in between. There will be special tappings, beer and food pairings, live music, and a whole lot more. To help you out today and every day throughout…