Beer Polls: Pick the best of everything in 2016 — Part Three

Pardon the one-day delay in our final set of beer polls, Wednesday was filled with the type of non-fun that I will not bore you with here. (Though, at least at night, our team came in fifth out of 20 competitors at Geeks Who Drink.) Anyway, for the third time we call upon you, our…

The Week Ahead in Beer: That any of us survived 2016 is a miracle

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. David Bowie. Prince. Alan Rickman. Gene Wilder. Muhammad Ali. John…

Beer Polls: Pick the best of everything in 2016 — Part Two

Time for round two of our year-end polls to pick the best of the best in the Albuquerque metro area as far as craft beer goes. Once again, we are calling upon you, dear readers, the best beer geeks in the area, to pick your favorites and let us know why. Monday saw four polls…

Beer Polls: Pick the best of everything in 2016 — Part One

A short while ago Albuquerque The Magazine revealed a series of beer-related categories were included in its annual Best of the City awards. The results were both surprising and not-at-all surprising, a mix of awards being given out to the kind of places that readers of the fancy, ad-stuffed, glossy, upper-middle-class magazine would visit, plus…

NM Brewers Guild elects new board of directors

Lost amid all the recent hustle and bustle was an email from the New Mexico Brewers Guild that announced the results of the election for a new board of directors. Thankfully, someone in the Crew (Luke) was paying attention, and suggested we do a quick write-up. Each of the four new board members was gracious…

Back to the front: A tale of Chama River

Editor’s note: Franz Solo did a slew of interviews in recent weeks for our Look Back/Look Ahead Series. Then it was just a matter of finding the time to transcribe and type them up. With the briefest of openings in his schedule, he was able to complete Chama River’s entry. Look for his stories on…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Merry Beersmas to all and to all a good night

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. Christmas on a weekend? Gotta admit, it has been a…

Canteen refills for another big year after an eventful 2016

Canteen Brewhouse has come a long way since its humble beginnings in the back room of the Il Vicino in Nob Hill in 1994. This year marked some big changes for the oldest brewery in Albuquerque, ranging from the opening of its first taproom to canning its beers and earning another major medal to add…

Dogfish Head swims into town earlier than expected

One of the worst-kept secrets of recent beer memory has been that Dogfish Head was coming back to New Mexico. The Delaware brewery was here long ago, but the news that it was returning was circulating throughout the local scene. The only question left was when it would arrive. Ta-da! That day is today. Dogfish…