Steel Bender shows its support to Los Ranchos in limited but flavorful way

The Lavender Festival was an annual event, until interrupted by Covid in 2020, that celebrated the many unique businesses and people in the village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque. It is quietly making its return this week, and Steel Bender Brewyard is again participating in the best way it can — by highlighting local eateries…

The time to feast is upon us as Nexus celebrates 10 glorious years

You know a brewery’s anniversary is a big deal when they send out a full press release. That was the case this week as Nexus Brewery announced that its (slightly delayed) 10th anniversary celebration has arrived, with food, fun, and new beers on tap. The party will be held this Saturday and Sunday at the…

New Mexico Brewers Guild unveils 2021 events calendar

Thanks to an out-of-nowhere stomach bug, yours truly has been on the injured list over the last 24-hours-plus. While that has kept me from venturing out to talk to any brewery folks, it does not mean that the beer news has stopped. The New Mexico Brewers Guild included the events calendar for 2021 in its…

The great reopening: Most breweries ready for full occupancy

Unless you have been in a complete boycott of all things news and social media, by now you are aware that today, on this first of July, the state of New Mexico is lifting all pandemic restrictions and allowing businesses to fully reopen. That, of course, includes our 80-plus craft breweries throughout the state, so…

Marble and Meow Wolf team up for unique new collaboration beer

The days of collaboration beers just being between two (or more) breweries have been over for a while now. As if to hammer that point home, one of the biggest breweries in the state is teaming up with one of the most unique art collectives on the planet this week. Marble Brewery and Meow Wolf…

A match made in New Mexico

If you know any of the Brew Crew personally, you’ll know that we are massive football/soccer fans. With tailgates and stadium brews, beer is clearly a big part of the soccer world, but seldom does that relationship go the other direction. Thankfully, New Mexico breweries are beginning to partner with our source of local pride,…