More canning woes add to a long list of new troubles for breweries nationwide

Just before Thanksgiving, craft breweries around the country received some very unwelcome news. Ball Canning, the largest producer of aluminum cans in the country, announced changes in how pre-printed cans could be ordered. Instead of being shipped one semi-truckload at a time, Ball would now require breweries to purchase five truckloads, or roughly 1 million…

Downtown breweries appreciate all that Artwalk brings to their taprooms

The weather is sure cooperating with the organizers of the monthly ABQ Artwalk in downtown this Friday. The festivities kick off at 5 p.m. and run through most of the night at multiple places on Central and adjacent streets. From today’s events to all those in past months, Artwalk has provided a major boost for…

Ex Novo Brewing beer garden nearly ready for everyone to enjoy

While most of us were elsewhere Sunday afternoon/evening, Erin was the lone Crew member able to attend an invite-only sneak preview of the Ex Novo beer garden in Corrales. Anyone who had contributed to the fundraising campaign had been invited by founder Joel Gregory to come be the first people to be served in the…

Trio of breweries team up once again to raise funds for Pink Warrior House

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and just as in years past, Canteen Brewhouse, High and Dry Brewing, and Steel Bender Brewyard are joining forces to help out. The Pink Warrior House Foundation is the designated non-profit, and all three breweries will be contributing a portion of the proceeds on specific beers. Needing a little…