Ex Novo takes Whole Foods on a ride to Hoptown

Every now and again, we get a heads up that a new beer is coming, only to then get a second notice that it will be held back a bit. Oftentimes, that just makes us more excited for the brew in question. In the case of Ex Novo, they teased us with Lords of Hoptown,…

Marble goes to Heller (and) Bock with new canned seasonal

The annual seasonal releases at Marble Brewery have become staples in the craft beer community for many years now, from Reserve Ale and Imperial Stout at the end of the year to other big hits like White Out and Pumpkin Noir. This year, however, a number of new additions to the seasonal menu have taken…

A quick guide to brewery hours on the Fourth of July

Just in case you are in a state where all days blur together, you might have missed that Saturday is the Fourth of July. We kinda forgot to ask for any changes in hours among the breweries for The Week Ahead in Beer, so out went a new request for info Thursday morning. So far,…

Gravity Bound Brewing was oh-so-close to opening when the pandemic hit

After Boxing Bear Brewing surprisingly opened its new taproom on Tramway, even in the midst of the current stay-at-home orders for the entire state, a popular topic in beer-related discussions was the state of the other breweries/taprooms-in-planning. All of us in the Crew knew that Gravity Bound (formerly Context) Brewing was the closest to opening…

All the breweries staying open or closing for Easter Sunday

As a public service, we wanted to save you all some time today (Sunday) if you are in need of beer and/or food from a brewery. To that end, here are the breweries in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe metro areas that have announced they are closing for Easter: Bosque Brewing (all locations, including Restoration…

Breweries are exempt from latest state order that closes liquor stores

A moment of sheer panic among craft beer drinkers and brewery staff members occurred late Monday afternoon when new orders from the office of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham included the closing of all liquor stores to in-person sales. After a few anxious minutes of waiting, we were informed by Alcohol Beverage Control, via the New…