Tractor Brewing all set to open its expansive Los Lunas taproom

Take Interstate 25 south and get off at the Main Street exit (203) in Los Lunas. Take a right and head west, away from the old part of town and toward the bustling newer area. There is an ubiquitous Wal Mart and some other small chain stores and restaurants. Keep going past those, through the…

Boese Brothers’ Los Alamos taproom quietly opens its doors

Los Alamos is a pretty small town, so most people here are probably already aware that Boese Brothers’ latest taproom opened two weeks ago. I was out of town and missed the grand opening, and I finally made it over last Wednesday. It’s about what you’d expect: a cool vibe, a few big screen TVs,…

New Red Door downtown taproom brightens up familiar old space

Red Door Brewing hosted a VIP night for friends and industry friends and even a beer writer on Wednesday night. For many of us, it was our first visit to the space since it was Blackbird Buvette, which was two businesses ago at 509 Central NW. Compared to Blackbird, it is almost night and day….

Bow & Arrow takes aim at Farmington with its 1st offsite taproom

The recent rumors of an Albuquerque brewery heading to the Four Corners proved to be true earlier this week, as Bow & Arrow Brewing officially announced it will be opening its first offsite taproom in Farmington. The Rambler Taproom is aiming for a winter opening, said Bow & Arrow CEO Shyla Sheppard, and is the…

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…

Boese Brothers takes on small town Los Alamos

If you’ve followed my posts religiously (and I assume you all have), you may have noticed a pattern to my posts. Bathtub Row had a good year, the ski hill is having a festival, Bathtub Row hired a new brewer, etc. I think the ‘Tub and ski hill are wonderful places, but living in small-town…

Quarter Celtic Brewpub taps a new location with the same quality

Folks from the neighborhoods along Juan Tabo have been asking us for some time when the long-awaited Quarter Celtic taproom was going to open. While we still do not have an official opening date, we did get to enjoy an invite-only sneak preview Monday night. The new spot is located at 1930 Juan Tabo Blvd….

Blue Grasshopper quietly opens new taproom in Wells Park

Over the weekend, the Crew was made aware that Blue Grasshopper had opened its third location down in the Wells Park neighborhood. This will eventually be home to their brewing operation, replacing the small space at the original taproom in Rio Rancho. Located at Summer and Second Street (specifically 1401 Second NW), we took a…

There will soon be more Hops in the Village

Savvy searchers may know that Hops Brewery in Nob Hill is actually incorporated as Los Ranchos Brewing, LLC. There is a good reason for that, as Hops Brewery is finally opening a long-awaited taproom in the Village of Los Ranchos. This is a plan that has been about five years in the making. I tracked…