At Flix Brewhouse it’s all about the naming conventions and having fun

After a bit of a hiatus due to Covid-related shutdowns and so forth. Flix triumphantly reopened their Albuquerque location in 2022. They also won gold at the Great American Beer Festival for Lucha Libre, their Mexican-style lager. I (Franz Solo) was fortunate to get to hang out with brewers Will Moorman and Brandon Venaglia to…

Turtle Mountain prepares for big move to increase its brewing production

Greetings all, Franz Solo here with another episode of the annual Look Back/Look Ahead Series, Turtle Mountain edition. It’s been an interesting time with some changes afoot at Turtle. Some pieces are going to be moving, and hopefully some old favorite events will make their triumphant return. Let’s get into it shall we, as we…

GABF 2022: Quarter Celtic keeps their even-year streak going with new medal

Hails once again, Franz Solo here, to bring you Quarter Celtic’s reaction to winning bronze at the Great American Beer Festival for their beloved house beer, Kill or be Kilt. With GABF medals in 2018, 2020, and 2022, Quarter Celtic are now 3-for-3 in even-year entries. Stoutmeister and I sat down with owners/brothers Brady and…

GABF 2022: Flix Brewhouse earns its first medal for a year-round lager

Greetings all, Franz Solo here, back from hiatus to write again on a somewhat limited basis. I was up in Pagosa Springs for the GABF medal ceremony enjoying the gorgeous aspen, the clear crisp air, and most importantly, the hot springs! But, that’s not what today’s write-up concerns. Will Moorman of Flix Brewing is one…

The Week Ahead In Beer: Pink Flowers and Pink Boots!

Spring hath sprung! Pink and white flowers abound in trees everywhere, the skies are at war between wind, rain, snow, and sun. Catch some awesome hops for a marvelous cause this Thursday, and then indulge in all things coffee and chocolate and beyond, this weekend at Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest. Hop Heroine Pale Ale,…

The Week Ahead In Beer: Irish I had a little bit more stout!

The Ides of Smarch (it may be a made up month from The Simpsons, but we denizens of Burque all know the fickle and ever changing nature of this particular month) are upon us! Stouts, Irish Red Ales, meats, potatoes, cabbage, green beer, and stout cakes mean that spring has nearly sprung! This one hits…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Beware the Ides of Smarch

Smarch! Yeah, it’s that false spring in New Mexico that begins around Mardi Gras and goes right up until late April or some important holiday around then. We will have some prime patio days coming right up, starting this week, so take full advantage and get out to enjoy some fresh brews and fresh air…

The Week Ahead In Beer: Stout Month Rolls On

Another Super Bowl and Stout Challenge have come and gone. Now we make the long march to St Patrick’s Day, and await all of the delicious Irish red ales and stouts which come with the holiday (there are a few on tap now, so we can get a head start!). As for the present, there…