Hike to End Hunger starts and ends at Boxing Bear this Saturday

This weekend, you can spend the morning enjoying New Mexico’s beautiful fall weather with a hike along the Bosque trail. Then, head over to Boxing Bear for food and a fresh pint of local beer, all while raising money for a great cause. The Rio Grande Food Project is hosting its sixth annual Hike to…

The Wellhead restarts brewing in Artesia after pandemic shutdown

On a recent work trip to Artesia, my coworkers and I stopped in at The Wellhead Restaurant and Brewpub. It had been a couple years since any of us had been there, and we were curious to see how things were going for this small, southeastern New Mexico town’s only brewery. Walking in, everything looked…

Turquoise Trail Brewing comes back strong after a rocky year

Turquoise Trail Brewing had been open a mere seven months before the now infamous shutdown of 2020, and owner Sean Lawson entered a time which he described as a “big ol’ shitshow.” In the brewery’s short history, Sean leased the building space on Central and Elizabeth back in August 2018, and was carrying it month…

Kaktus Brewing announces plans to reopen this week

One year ago, when COVID-19 first threatened to become a full blown pandemic in the U.S., breweries throughout New Mexico took various approaches as to how they would handle the newly mandated restrictions. After much reflection, choices were made on the next steps that would be best for the business, and for the community. For…

Ponderosa Brewing has high spirits for the new year

While the pandemic shuttered many businesses across the state, one of Albuquerque’s most up-and-coming neighborhoods, The Sawmill District, has experienced rapid growth even in the past year. At the heart of it is Ponderosa Brewing, which just completed its sixth year in business this September, and remains a steadfast presence in the local brewery scene….

Santa Fe Brewing donates back to hourly staff and looks to brighter days ahead

Since the quarantine began, local breweries have handled the change in multiple ways. Among the announcements of closures and re-openings, new hours, sanitary procedures, specials and discounted prices, and an increase in package and to-go offerings, something else began to stand out. A genuine concern for the newly disrupted livelihood of the breweries’ front-liners —…

Breweries offering promotions throughout the state during the pandemic

In these uncertain times, one thing is certain:  we are still thirsty. For social interaction, for a sense of community, and of course, for beer. Even in their darkest hour, many of the local breweries are responding by offering various promotions to help us, the consumers, get the libations we require while on a limited…