Beer Notes: Updates on all the new places still in progress

With the recent openings (re-openings?) of two closed-turned-new-breweries — Lizard Tail Industrial (neé Cantero) and Juno (ex-Dialogue) — we figured it might be a good time to catch up on what is still in the forthcoming brewery/taproom pipeline. Also, our planned story for today fell through, so here we are, going to Plan B. Got an…

Beer Notes: The first full-fledged brewery opens in Clovis

In terms of craft beer, options were fairly limited out in Clovis for a long time, to put it mildly. A town of 38,000 people had no breweries or taprooms to call their own. Things began to change a couple years ago, when Albuquerque’s Red Door Brewing opened a taproom in Clovis. Roosevelt Brewing, from…

Beer Notes: Ex Novo makes a big change to its year-round lineup

While working on some longer features, a bunch of beer notes materialized on the proverbial desk that are in need of publication. Here we go … Ex Novo replaces one of its staples Every week, I receive a copy of the New Mexico Brewers Guild’s newsletter via email. Down at the bottom are brewery classifieds,…

Beer Notes: One taproom closes after another opens for first time

Well, that sure was an interesting few days over on social media. The reactions to our last couple of stories about the latest change to the governor’s health orders — no more indoor seating at breweries or restaurants starting today (Monday) — brought out a lot of fire and passion and plenty of debates among…

Beer Notes: The we-wish-we-had-better-news-to-share weekend edition

It is rare that we publish stories on Sundays, but these are strange times, and unfortunately the bad news has been piling up since Friday. We wanted to make sure everyone was aware of the following news items, so here we go. Taos Mesa Brewing needs our support At about 2:30 a.m. Thursday, the owners…

Beer Notes: Broken Trail and Kaktus plan on returning this Friday

The number of breweries that have temporarily closed during this pandemic, eschewing the takeout-only model, is continuing to dwindle in the Albuquerque metro area. We have news on some planned reopenings, expanded hours, and more that just cried out for a Beer Notes. Broken Trail ready to return to action After shutting down its offsite…