New-look Nob Hill Bar & Grill aims to become a craft beer haven again

It was only a few years ago that Nob Hill Bar & Grill was regularly packed with beer geeks, there to enjoy a special tapping, tap takeover, or a giant introductory event for an out-of-state brewery new to town. Quietly, though, those nights seemed to fade away, until most events moved elsewhere. Well, if the…

Fire & Hops ushers Bell’s brews into Santa Fe

The arrival of Bell’s Brewery in New Mexico led to plenty of special tappings and tap takeovers. One of those took place in Santa Fe, at an establishment that is becoming a go-to place for craft beer lovers. “Bell’s reputation precedes it,” said Josh Johns, co-owner and cicerone of Fire & Hops Gastropub. “I’m always…

Matanza hopes to “kill it” in Nob Hill

A matanza translates to a killing or slaughter and comes from the Spanish action verb matar, meaning “to kill.” As a native New Mexican, I have attended a few matanzas (pig roasts) in my day, but none of these fiestas ever included 100 local craft brews on tap. In fact, the available beer was usually…

Beer-hopping between 3 watering holes on Montgomery

As a part of the new DSBC series on beer bars, I volunteered to drop in to Sinners n Saints on the southeast corner of Montgomery and Eubank in the Northeast Heights. Unbeknownst to my editor (sorry, Stoutmeister!), I thought it might be kind of fun to do a crawl of sorts with the bars…