ABQ Beer Week: Day Eight battles for supremacy

If you are reading this, it means we survived the Insomnium show in Denver last night. As you read this, we will be flying back down Interstate 25, because there is beer business to take care of in ABQ. After all, we’ve got Battle of the Beer Geeks to attend, but it’s not the only…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Better late than never, right?

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 Los Alamos, one in Moriarty, one in Red River, and one in Las Cruces also joining the party. First up, a programing note….

ABQ Beer Week: Day Seven goes to the casks

Sometimes life leaves you with difficult decisions to make. In our case for this Beer Week, it was whether or not to stay in town or make an overnight run to Denver to see one of our favorite metal bands. The chance to see Insomnium won out today. For the rest of you who probably…

NM IPA Challenge expands field and names host breweries

The New Mexico Brewers Guild sent out an update Tuesday about this year’s edition of the IPA Challenge. After initially capping the July 14 preliminary round at 30 participating breweries, the field has now been expanded to 46, with four of those breweries receiving byes to the next three rounds as they are hosts this…

ABQ Beer Week: Day Six is all about bites and brews

It’s back to a full slate of events today, with food pairings being the biggest theme. There’s beer and tacos, beer and grilled cheese, beer and whiskey and food, and so on. Basically, fill your belly, fill your soul, and have some fun. Featured Event Every day we will pick what we consider the biggest,…

ABQ Beer Week: Day Four is all about the brunch experience

Just in case anyone missed it Friday, we already previewed today’s biggest event, ABQ Blues & Brews. Therefore, it’s not actually listed here, as these are just the smaller events happening around town (mostly before the festival). We just didn’t want to confuse anyone or make ourselves seem strangely forgetful. Anyway, as one might expect,…

ABQ Beer Week: Get your Blues & Brews beer lists here

The biggest event of ABQ Beer Week always falls during the first weekend. As always, we did our best to round up who is pouring what beers for the ABQ Blues & Brews this Sunday at Sandia Casino. If you do not have a ticket yet, get one now, because it can sell out long…