The Week Ahead in Beer: There’s a Pokemon in your pint

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 five breweries and one down in Socorro and the other in Los Alamos also joining the party. We love you all, you know that, right? I mean,…

Hopfest 2016: The first fest of the season keeps it fresh

Newcomers and summery, fresh-tasting, hoppy beers helped to keep interest alive for the ninth annual Albuquerque Hopfest. Each year the crowds get larger, and each year I wonder how in the world Marne Gaston puts on such a large production. But, she does, flawlessly, and I am in complete awe of her. I would be…

Eighteen NM breweries will pour their finest at Hopfest

Ah, late August, when the hints of cooler weather arrive, the kids go back to school, football (both American and international) revs up, and Hopfest takes over Isleta Casino. Hey, at nine years old, we can pretty much declare Hopfest an annual tradition. The largest beer festival in New Mexico returns this Saturday from 2…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Get your festival tickets early thanks to Marble

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 one down in Socorro and the other in Los Alamos also joining the party. Remember when we presented our guide to all of the…

Ale Republic brings craft beer to the East Mountains

There has been a taproom, there have been a few bars with local craft taps, but the communities of the East Mountains have never had their own brewery. Until now, that is, as the Ale Republic Brewery opened its doors this weekend in Cedar Crest. With a little time before another Isotopes homestand began, I…

Marble opens NE Heights taproom in anything but a soft fashion

Well, gosh, that was fun. Marble opened their long-awaited Northeast Heights taproom on Wednesday night to a humongous crowd. There were a lot of familiar industry faces in the crowd, plus myself and Adam, but also what figured to be a strong mix of old and new customers. Things went off seemingly without a hitch,…