Blue Grasshopper begins the difficult process of scaling back

A surprising post on Facebook changed our plans on Saturday, when we read that Blue Grasshopper Brewery was holding a “grand closing” of its location at Second Street and Summer in Wells Park. Taking a chance, I drove down and found co-owner Peter Apers was still around and willing to chat about everything that is…

Kaktus Brewery maxes out its space for the benefit of its customers

If there was ever a brewery that fit the definition of cozy, Kaktus Brewery would be at the forefront of all the candidates from New Mexico. That will not be changing anytime soon for this hometown pub for all the residents of Bernalillo, as we found out in our latest Look Back/Look Ahead Series interview….

The Week Ahead in Beer: Celebrating Mardi Gras in New Mexico

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, one in Red River, one in Silver City, and one in Truth or Consequences also joining the party….

Flix Brewhouse sneaks past Rio Bravo to claim 2020 Stout Invitational

Flix Brewhouse’s very good February continued on Saturday afternoon. The brewery/cinema followed up three medals at the Best of Craft Beer Awards by taking first place in the fifth annual New Mexico Brewers Guild Stout Invitational, once again held at Bathtub Row Brewing. Mama’s Kitchen, a milk chocolate stout with cinnamon, cocoa, coffee, coconut, and…

Tumbleroot Brewery and Distillery grows organically into 2020

Tumbleroot has recently become a regular haunt of mine. On Mondays, it’s a chill joint, quiet enough, easy on the atmospheric pressure, and there’s dumplings. But, not dumplings like the ones we’re used to ordering on the side of an entrée. No, these are Chef Brent Jung’s dumplings, which started as a fun sometimes pop-up…