Red Door revs up for the return of Mail Order Russian Imperial Stout

It is still big beer season, and Red Door Brewing is jumping on board with a second go-around of its Mail Order Russian Imperial Stout on draft and in bottles this Saturday. Head brewer Matt Meier and operations manager Ali Cattin invited me to stop by Monday and try an advance pour of this beautiful…

Rio Bravo Brewing aims to continue its upward trend

Most of the time, all of us in the Brew Crew have to initiate contact with the individual breweries for our Look Back/Look Ahead Series. That was not the case with Rio Bravo Brewing, however, as director of brewing operations Austin Giorgetta invited me over to chat about all things RBB last week. The big…

La Reforma Brewery finds stability in the old Bosque taproom space

John Gozigian has had his fair share of experience opening breweries and restaurants. That still does not mean he finds it particularly easy, even when it came to opening his current endeavor, La Reforma Brewery, at 8900 San Mateo Blvd. NE. “There’s an evolutionary trait in women where they forget the pain of childbirth,” John…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Everything is back to normal at last

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….

Sidetrack Brewing keeps chugging along with new brewer in the fold

Back before all the holiday madness, I was able to sit down with the owners and brewer of Sidetrack Brewing, ostensibly to time their Look Back/Look Ahead Series article with their upcoming January anniversary party. As I recalled, Sidetrack opened right after New Year’s in 2016, so it was safe to assume the fourth anniversary…