Hopfest in review: Chilling out in The Maple’s Shade

Stoutmeister here, fully recovered from the madness that was Hopfest 2012 down at Hard Rock on Saturday afternoon. First off, a huge thanks to everyone there, from the fans to the employees and volunteers. You all made it a wonderful show. A big thanks to Marne Gaston, who supplied us with Extra Hoppy tickets. For…

Hopfest: Breaking down the breweries on hand

Stoutmeister here, hoping you’re all having a wonderful Friday afternoon. Hey, cool temperatures never hurt anyone, right? (also, the Isotopes are on the road, so I welcome the rain) We are less than 24 hours from ABQ Hopfest opening its doors to the Crew and many other beer lovers at the Hard Rock Hotel &…