Balloon Fiesta celebrations land at multiple local breweries and taprooms

As any Albuquerque resident knows, the first week of October belongs to the Balloon Fiesta. The morning skyline is dotted with those familiar (and some not-so-familiar) floating shapes, balloon-themed merchandise dominates the shelves of every corner store and coffee shop in town, and the tourists, well, they are everywhere. Whether you choose to take part…

Boxing Bear and Gallo Negro Tattoo team up for another tantalizing collab

Over here at DSBC, we love collaborations. Not only between breweries, but also when breweries and local artists combine to create fun and unique beers that highlight the best of both worlds. The newest beer/art collab is the second in the Artist Series from Boxing Bear Brewing. They have once again teamed up with Joshua…

Harmon Lane continues to cater to its customers in a variety of ways

At the beginning of 2021, Danny Harmon, brewer/co-owner of Harmon Lane Brewing, reported that due to being “a very small brewery, in a unique location” it had been “a hard, slow grind to build some momentum.” We are happy to report that Harmon Lane has not only gained momentum and a solid base of regular…

Gravity Bound Brewing deepens their roots in the Albuquerque community

Even though they are still a few months shy of their second anniversary, Gravity Bound Brewing has already made a noticeable impact on the New Mexico beer scene, as well as the community around us. We checked in with co-owner/head brewer Cameron Frigon over email to see what they’ve been up to, and have planned…

A match made in New Mexico

If you know any of the Brew Crew personally, you’ll know that we are massive football/soccer fans. With tailgates and stadium brews, beer is clearly a big part of the soccer world, but seldom does that relationship go the other direction. Thankfully, New Mexico breweries are beginning to partner with our source of local pride,…

Steel Bender brewer decisively cements her place on the staff

As the late Ruth Bader Ginsberg wisely said, “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made.” And that, of course, includes breweries, where countless decisions are made every single day. Thousands of years ago brewing was a female-dominated craft, but the widespread industrialization of brewing over the past few centuries caused it to…

Harmon Lane Brewing is determined to keep climbing

As we’ve explored in a number of our Look Back/Look Ahead Series articles this year, 2020 was not the most ideal year to open a brewery, but our legendary local beer community pulled together to make sure our new beer creators weathered the storm and lived to see brighter days.  One of those resilient breweries…

Ex Novo Brewing is crowdfunding the beer garden of our dreams

The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, the wind is blowing and the people are sneezing. It’s springtime in New Mexico, folks, and we’re finally able to venture out to our favorite breweries and enjoy pints on the patio like the good old days. One local brewery is planning a massive expansion to their…