Stone at the Steer — We’re not worthy!

Editor’s note: Franz Solo has been battling a hell of a virus recently, so this belated story from ABQ Beer Week has been on the back burner for a while. But we figured it’s still a good story about delicious beer and food, so we’re running it as a timeless feature. Because beer is timeless….

ABQ Beer Week: We reach the end on Day Ten

Another ABQ Beer Week is about to wrap up Saturday. After 80 or so events, I think we’re all ready for our long summer’s nap. Don’t fret, the Crew will be back with more coverage of our ever-expanding local beer scene as Boxing Bear Brewing, Pi Brewing, Red Door Brewing, and many others get closer…

ABQ Beer Week: Almost at the end of the line on Day Nine

So many events down, so many beers consumed. C’mon, troopers, let’s gear up. The end to this glorious time is nearly in sight. We shall not go out with a whimper, but a cosmic bang worthy of the elder gods. To that end, Friday is Day Nine of Ten, and it shall be a valiant…

ABQ Beer Week: Day Eight looks sweet with a dozen events

It was fun to get back to ABQ Beer Week on Wednesday and meet some new beer lovers at the Left Hand tasting at O’Niell’s Nob Hill. With all that done, it’s time to move on to a busy Day Eight on Thursday. Yours truly will be at Tractor Nob Hill, plus maybe some other…

Storm’s a brewin’ at Blues and Brews ’14

Owing to the fact that I (Franz Solo) had a birthday on Monday, my review of 2014’s ABQ Blues and Brews was a tad delayed (This is Brew Crew-speak for “I was really, really hungover” — Stoutmeister), so without further ado: On a rainy Sunday (perfect beer weather, in my opinion), Mrs. Solo and I…

ABQ Beer Week: Find a slice of heaven on Day Seven

It’s another big day for ABQ Beer Week as there are nine total events going on Wednesday, including two beer dinners and a beer breakfast before that. Featured event What: Stone Beer Dinner. Where: The Stumbling Steer. When: 6 to 9 p.m. Cost: $65. Details: How does a five-course meal with lots of delicious Stone…

ABQ Beer Week: Battle on, New Mexico, battle on for Day Six

Tuesday should be a fun day as ABQ Beer Week kicks back into full gear. It features two major food-oriented events, plus some additional festivities. Plus, this here Stoutmeister returns from Chicago (albeit later at night). Featured event What: NM vs. CA Rare Beer Night. Where: The Stumbling Steer. When: 4 p.m. to close. Cost:…

ABQ Beer Week Review: Golfing it up for the Guild

Another day, another review from one of our correspondents for ABQ Beer Week. Makes life a little easier when you’re far away. (And yes, Chicago is awesome.) — Stoutmeister The 2014 NM Brewers Guild Golf Tournament was an excellent event held at the Santa Ana Golf Course on Saturday morning. The golf course staff was…

ABQ Beer Week: Taking it easy on Day Five

ABQ Beer Week keeps rolling along, but it’s a little slower on Day Five, a.k.a. Memorial Day. This is a holiday for families to honor the military servicemen and women who have protected our country. It’s also a day to try to kick that Blues & Brews hangover from Sunday. Featured event What: La Cumbre…

ABQ Beer Week Review: Reaching new heights in the Northeast

Stoutmeister here with another correspondent piece, this time from our good friend Adam Auden. He checked out two events that the rest of us missed out on for various reasons. ABQ Beer Week, Northeast Edition Friday of my first ABQ Beer Week saw a couple of events in my neck of the woods. Convenient and…