The 377 Brewery aims to serve up some patriotic pints

Editor’s note: Once again, one of our new Bullpen writers makes his debut with the Look Back/Look Ahead Series entry for one of the newest breweries here in town. Please share some feedback to let Tom know how he did. Thanks! — S If you’re looking to grab a “patriotic pint,” look no further than…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Boom goes the fundraiser 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, one in Socorro, one in Los Alamos, and one in Moriarty also joining the party. Remember when all those giant, cartoon bombs went up around…

Pi Brewing turns sour (beers) into sweet success in 2016

Editor’s note: We sent Andrew to Pi Brewing for its Look Back/Look Ahead Series entry a while back. Pardon the delay. Let him know how he did in his first Brew Crew Bullpen story in the comments. — S Tuesday, November 8 was a day that will likely go down in history as the Election…

Tractor surges ahead after another fun and productive year

Welcome back to our annual Look Back/Look Ahead Series, where we recap the year that was and preview the year to come for all of our local breweries. To follow the series, simply click the category link above. Back before the holiday madness set in, I ventured over to Tractor Brewing to talk to co-owner…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Food comas and growler fills await us all

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, one in Socorro, one in Los Alamos, and one in Moriarty also joining the party. It’s Thanksgiving week, and I will do my best not…

The Crew’s brewery merchandise guide for 2016

As we did the last two years, the Crew has put together a brewery merchandise guide for all of you just in time for your holiday shopping. Hey, it might be nice to just buy people beer, but sometimes they need more in life, like cool shirts, hoodies, growlers, and other specialty items carrying the…

Drafty Kilt officially opens its doors

Just in case anyone out there missed it, Drafty Kilt Brewing became the 28th brewery in Albuquerque (33rd in the metro area) over the weekend when it officially opened for business. I finally managed to stop by and say hello to brewer/owner Mike Campbell on Sunday evening. For those who missed our advance preview story,…

A Starr arose in the east in 2016 and will rise higher in 2017

Editor’s note: This is the second entry in our annual Look Back/Look Ahead Series. Click the category tag above to find all the stories. The beginning of 2016 was a whirlwind for the local beer scene, as five breweries opened within a span of less than three months. One of these was Starr Brothers, and…

Craft beer and movies make for perfect pairing at Flix Brewhouse

Just like everyone else, the Crew has been patiently waiting for the opening of Flix Brewhouse on the west side of town. A movie theater with its own brewery? What’s not to love about that? While they talked about being open hopefully by the time Rogue One: A Star Wars Story debuts in December, it…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Chill out and just enjoy the brews

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, one in Socorro, one in Los Alamos, and one in Moriarty also joining the party. This weekend is gonna be a weird one. There are…