Tractor finds its next head brewer just up the road at Turtle Mountain

It has been a few years since a head brewer has moved from one Albuquerque area brewery to another. That relatively static era is over as Tractor Brewing looked locally to fill its vacant head brewer position, finding the right man for the job at Turtle Mountain Brewing. Mick Hahn is jumping from one brewery…

Turquoise Trail Brewing hopes to become a gem along East Central

The blank spots on the map continue to fill up with breweries and taprooms. Turquoise Trail Brewing is the latest addition to the East Central corridor, landing at 11016 Central SE, a short drive east of Bombs Away and west of the Tractor Four Hills Taproom. The new brewery has quietly opened, as its own…

Bosque Brewing ready to add 3 more taprooms in 3 different cities

Bosque Brewing does not sit still. Oh, sure, there appear to be stretches of inactivity when it comes to adding more locations to its portfolio, but do not be fooled. Somewhere out there, Bosque has its eye on another taproom, and over the course of this summer, we have all become aware of three forthcoming…

Red Door ready to move its downtown taproom to Central

A few quiet months have passed for Red Door Brewing since the last announcement regarding a taproom. In this case, though, it is not a new taproom on deck, but a taproom on the move. Confused? Well, we sat down with owner Matt Biggs and brewer Matt Meier to figure out just what is going…

Icebox Brewing brings a new vibe to an old Las Cruces building

Icebox Brewing might just be the most modern, and yet the most historic brewery in Las Cruces. While the brewery has only been open since January, the building it occupies has been around for more than 50 years. General manager and co-founder Brian Weidauer said that the former home of Sierra Ice and Water at…

Las Cruces craft brewing scene keeps it local even as it rapidly expands

Las Cruces is the second largest city in New Mexico, but for years, its craft beer scene was far behind Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and even some smaller towns. There was High Desert Brewing, which had followed in the footsteps of O’Ryan’s Tavern (closed in 2000), and the Pecan Grill was contract brewing with Sierra Blanca,…

Senator Heinrich takes time to discuss the big issues with NM Brewers Guild

Senator Martin Heinrich was in Albuquerque last week, and representatives of the New Mexico Brewers Guild were able to set up a meeting with him to talk all things craft beer in regards to the federal government. Tractor Brewing co-owner/president Skye Devore spearheaded the event, which was held inside the brewery at Wells Park. The…