A sad farewell to the 2nd oldest brewery in New Mexico

A few months ago, we learned that something was up with Eske’s Brew Pub and Eatery in Taos. Its small brewer license was no longer listed with the State of New Mexico, and Google listed it as temporarily closed. There was no mention of the goings on in the local newspaper, and others in the…

Marble turns 10: Rolling through a decade of history

The Albuquerque craft brewing scene of early 2008 was barely a scene at all. A series of closures in the years prior had left just three operational breweries within the city limits — Chama River, Il Vicino, Kellys — plus two in nearby suburbs, Tractor in Los Lunas and Turtle Mountain in Rio Rancho. There…

High and Dry hosts live podcast on beer history

Shameless self promotion is not usually my thing, but I felt compelled to share this event. Tonight (Friday) at 7 p.m., High and Dry Brewing will host a live recording of the City on the Edge podcast featuring yours truly. We will be delving into the history of Albuquerque’s brewing scene, which of course I…

A little beer history for the weekend

As I prepare to ramble tomorrow (Saturday) about beer to an audience at the library where I work, progress is being made on the Albuquerque beer history book I am writing for The History Press, a division of Arcadia Publishing. One thing I obtained this week from fellow author Jon Stott was a chronology of…