Marble Brewery properly pivots on its ongoing charitable efforts

Gone are the days when Marble, or any other local craft brewery, could simply throw a big party on the patio and raise funds for worthy charitable causes. That does not mean, however, that giving back to the community has gone away with the pandemic. It just means that marketing and events coordinator Geraldine Lucero…

Hops Brewery still alive and kicking at its Los Ranchos taproom

A while back, we had heard Hops Brewery was closed in Nob Hill, but there was clear evidence that the taproom at 7222 Fourth Street NW was still up and running. Seeking a little clarity on the overall status of the two-location setup, I went out to check out both spots Sunday afternoon and also…

Several Albuquerque metro breweries benefit from expanded patios

In early June, Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) worked with city and state officials to create and pass an initiative allowing businesses to expand their existing patios or create makeshift patios if they didn’t already have one. With the Governor’s most recent public health orders once again prohibiting indoor dining, the breweries that have taken advantage…

Santa Fe breweries react to indoor dining restriction

About a week ago, the governor renewed restrictions on indoor dining for all restaurants and breweries, and quite a few brewery and restaurant operators were quick to weigh in with their opinions. Across various social media platforms, a great deal of those in and around the brewing industry vented their frustrations, some in comments and…

Bathtub Row Brewing weathers the pandemic as best it can in Los Alamos

The Brew Crew has been reporting on how the coronavirus pandemic and related regulations have been affecting the breweries around the state. No one expected to have to suddenly close their doors for several months. Even today, in the middle of July, it’s not clear when we’ll return to anything approaching normalcy. To see how…

Brewery owners begin to respond to latest setback

The word came down Thursday afternoon that breweries would once again have to close off indoor seating beginning this Monday. We sent out a mass email asking for responses, and the initial responses were full of rage. “If we don’t band together against this tyrannical idiot we are all OVER!!!” one owner wrote. Others just…

Governor puts a halt to indoor crowds at breweries

It was not quite doomsday for New Mexico craft breweries, but it will still be another financial hit in a year full of them after Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham amended the public health orders Thursday afternoon. Breweries and restaurants will no longer be allowed to have indoor dining/drinking beginning this Monday. Patios may remain open…