Enjoy a pint or two at the Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest

Just as in years past, the annual Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest will have breweries in attendance at the two-day event at the Lujan Expo Center on the State Fairgrounds. The two sessions run this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The participating breweries this year are Bosque, Boxing Bear, Broken Trail,…

Skiesta returns to finally put an end to winter (we hope)

Spring is right around the corner (honest!), and with it comes the return of beer festival season. One of the early annual fests is Skiesta, which is held at the Pajarito Mountain ski area above Los Alamos. This year’s edition will be happening this Saturday. In preparing for this article, I re-read last year’s post,…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Just don’t go full McGregor this weekend

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 seven breweries, one in Los Alamos, one in Moriarty, and one in Red River also joining the party. St. Patrick’s Day is this Sunday, so as one…

Steel Bender Brewyard takes tactical approach to the market in 2019

With regards to Steel Bender Brewyard and their amazing staff, sorry for the late write-up! Moving on with said group in mind, we move into our next entry in the annual Look Back/Look Ahead Series. I was surprised, and extremely lucky, to get four major influences within the Steel Bender world to sit and talk…

Toltec Brewing picks up steam with an all-female command staff

Toltec Brewing is taking female empowerment to a new level for a local brewery in New Mexico. The promotion of Emma Gibson to executive chef this past week puts women in charge of almost every key position, as she joins head brewer Kaylynn McKnight, general manager Keri Fleming, and owner Diana Navarrette. “I think we…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Raise a toast to the women of craft brewing

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 seven breweries, one in Los Alamos, one in Moriarty, and one in Red River also joining the party. This Friday is International Women’s Day, which makes for…

The next generation of Nexus ready to open its doors and engage

The long wait is finally over today (Tuesday) as Nexus Blue Smokehouse holds its grand opening at 1511 Broadway Blvd. SE. Located on the west side of the street, just three buildings south of Avenida Cesar Chavez (the first two are a gas station and an Albuquerque Police substation), Nexus Blue will be open from…