To patio or not to patio, that is the question for New Mexico breweries

The latest changes to the public health order were officially announced Monday, as New Mexico moves to a county-by-county system for easing restrictions as COVID-19 numbers ebb and flow. The Red-Yellow-Green system was generally welcomed by the brewery owners who responded to us via email Monday night, though not all are preparing to take advantage…

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…