NM Brew Fest vs. ABQ Corks & Brews: A tale of the tape

Isn’t it great when two beer festivals are on the same day? Yeah, when you get to try to weigh the pros and cons of going to one instead of the other. That is so much fun! Well, as your local beer-writing collective, we felt it is our duty to try to help everyone make…

Meet the new Bathtub Row brewer and enjoy a preview of Ullrfest

Greetings, gang. Bathtub Row Brewing in Los Alamos has had a new head brewer for a while now. We’ve been meaning to track him down and pick his brain, and the planets finally aligned Wednesday. We spoke with Nic Boyden about where he’s from, what he likes, and what his plans are. We also discussed…

A craft beer taproom at UNM would benefit more than just students

Those darn Millennials. Normally, that is how to start a story about young people these days. This is not one of those days. Instead, it is time to restore hope in the youth of America. That renewal of hope comes from college students like Gus Pedrotty and Sara Collins, who are spearheading an effort to…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Bang your head again at Tractor

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 six breweries and one down in Socorro and one in Los Alamos also joining the party. This weekend is stupidly packed with events. Of all those events,…

Monks’ Corner set to join the crowded downtown craft beer scene

We know, there have been a lot of grand openings and special events at new places all around town in the last few months. We are confident you can all handle at least one more. Right? Start doing those growler curls, and prep your palates, for Monks’ Corner is coming to downtown on Wednesday, Oct….

Gaining a fresh perspective at year one of a new beer fest

Beer festival “season” is in full swing, and it is easy to get overwhelmed and suffer from fest overload. And yet, Albuquerque welcomed another festival to the late summer/fall lineup back on Saturday. The new Alibi on Tap at the Albuquerque Rail Yards featured some new breweries in attendance, so I really didn’t want to…

Beer Notes: A closing, a festival, awards, and more

As we stated on Facebook, this is a newsy Friday. Here is everything that would otherwise have slipped through the cracks. A brewery comes to an end The short-lived Chili Line Brewing announced on Friday that they are closing up shop inside Pizzeria De Lino. This was posted on the Facebook page of the six-month-old…

Bosque cans are coming sooner than expected

Bosque Brewing’s Bernalillo packaging facility is still a ways from opening, yet Bosque six-pack cans will be on shelves by mid-October. Wait, what? To clear up any confusion about what is going on, the command staff at Bosque invited me over for beers and a big old information download on Thursday afternoon. Bosque is teaming…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Help our mountain rescue teams at 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 six breweries and one down in Socorro and one in Los Alamos also joining the party. One of the best charity events that Marble puts on every…

Dialogue aims to join discussion of top breweries in ABQ

The pictures have been hard to miss on social media. Metal sculptures soaring into the Albuquerque sky, all coming from the page belonging to a forthcoming brewery. It has been a rather different way to promote a new entry into the local scene, but in a way, it has worked, getting the attention of the…