Beer Notes: Farmington gets a 2nd brewery at long last

Time to clear out the old notebook again, with news on all the forthcoming breweries taking center stage. Lauter Haus says hello The soft opening period for Lauter Haus Brewing in Farmington kicks off today (Monday) at 11 a.m. The second brewery in the northwest town is located at 1806 E. 20th Street, near the…

Beer Notes: Resurrections, closures, brewers-on-the-move and more

The news items are piling up around here, so let us start the week with what is going on around the New Mexico craft brewing scene. We’re not dead yet After we published our story about Eske’s Brew Pub and Eatery meeting an untimely demise after 27 years, we were eventually contacted by Mark Hoffman,…

Beer Notes: Taproom boom, more awards and one big party

Now that I am back at work (yay, money), the beer news is starting to pile up, so let us get to a few pertinent items. First, though, in a moment of self-promotion, I will be giving a free talk about the history of brewing in Albuquerque this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Special…

Beer Notes: The brewery taproom boom is not slowing down

It is a relatively quiet week out there, spring winds aside, so it felt like a good time to dust off the old beer notebook. New brewery updates We keep waiting for the number of forthcoming breweries to dwindle down, but that has not happened yet. There are currently five breweries with active small brewer…

Beer Notes: Partial federal shutdown does have an impact on breweries

Most of us are aware of, yet personally unaffected by, the current partial shutdown of the federal government. Leaving the politics aside, it has nonetheless made things difficult on both federal employees and those businesses and people who rely on certain federal agencies. It did not occur to any of us in the Crew how…

Beer Notes: Yet another taproom is on tap for NE Heights

As a public service, anytime we publish a story about one new brewery or off-site taproom opening, questions appear about any additional ones coming down the pipeline. As a public service, here are some tasty beer notes with info on what is on tap for Albuquerque and beyond. Boese Brothers head for the foothills We…

Beer Notes: Multiple new brewery openings on deck

Live from Portland, er, well, almost alive from Portland, here are some little beer tidbits that have been popping up on our radar over the last few weeks. August brewery openings Bonito Valley Brewing in Lincoln is now open, becoming the latest addition to the long list of small-town breweries in the state. Located at…

Beer Notes: Bear down on some overdue renovations

Even with the temperatures at 100 degrees, the beer news stops for no heat wave. Here is just a little of what’s happening around the state this month. New look, same good beer We noticed, via social media, that Boxing Bear was doing some renovations on its pub, though specific details were a bit scarce….

Beer Notes: 30 breweries to vie for NM IPA Challenge trophy this July

There was just enough news piling up to require a short notebook this week. The NM Brewers Guild released the list of 30 participating breweries in this summer’s NM IPA Challenge. We also have news on some of the new breweries coming to our state, plus a couple notes on American Craft Beer Week. Thirty…