The Week Ahead in Beer: New canned releases surge in grand January finale

There are quiet a few canned releases to close out this month, which is just fine since our beer fridges haven’t been overflowing at all lately. (Insert sarcastic and/or maniacal laughter here.) The hop-forward beers are surprisingly the dominant style being released in package this week, but in New Mexico, it’s always hoppy season. There…

Tractor Brewing plows through a blur of a year with higher hopes for 2022

The global pandemic has left no business unscathed, but for breweries with a big focus on hosting events, it was particularly rough over the past year-plus. Perhaps no brewery in New Mexico endured the ups and downs quite as much as Tractor Brewing. I sat down with marketing director Jeremy Kinter and co-owner/brewmaster David Hargis…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Sometimes it is all in the name of the brew

We gotta admit, some breweries are really, really good at coming up with clever beer names. It’s gotten to the point where we think, but have not confirmed, that there is a game of one-upmanship among all the places around Albuquerque. If that is truly the case, then Steel Bender just raised the bar with…