The Thanksgiving guide to brewery hours of operation and more

As we promised Tuesday, here is our massive compilation of all the changes to hours of operation for breweries this Thanksgiving week. Most are closed on Thursday, of course, but a few are staying open. Most have normal hours today (Wednesday), but a few may close early. Friday hours are trending toward normalcy, but we…

Enchantment Festival closes out big event season in New Mexico

The Enchantment Beer, Wine, and Spirits Festival is billed as the biggest event of its kind in New Mexico history. It certainly has one of the largest local craft lineups we have seen in a long time, but we will have to see how a mid-November event plays out with the beer/wine/spirits crowd. It all…

Balloon Fiesta celebrations land at multiple local breweries and taprooms

As any Albuquerque resident knows, the first week of October belongs to the Balloon Fiesta. The morning skyline is dotted with those familiar (and some not-so-familiar) floating shapes, balloon-themed merchandise dominates the shelves of every corner store and coffee shop in town, and the tourists, well, they are everywhere. Whether you choose to take part…

Oktoberfest-a-palooza: Rounding up all the events statewide this weekend

With the actual Oktoberfest back up and running in Germany, it only made sense for just about everyone else to start doing their own versions of the annual beer-filled event all around the world. In New Mexico, this weekend alone will see five different Oktoberfests in five separate towns, so we figured it behooved us…

Launch party for Hoppy Grandma scholarship will maintain her legacy

One of the more heartwarming stories to come out of local social media in years was the Hoppy Grandma account on Instagram. It was run by Carmen McClelland, who featured the adventures of her grandmother, Carmen Duran, as the two hopped around the breweries of the Albuquerque metro area. Sadly, Duran died in November, but…

Boxing Bear and Gallo Negro Tattoo team up for another tantalizing collab

Over here at DSBC, we love collaborations. Not only between breweries, but also when breweries and local artists combine to create fun and unique beers that highlight the best of both worlds. The newest beer/art collab is the second in the Artist Series from Boxing Bear Brewing. They have once again teamed up with Joshua…