Marvelous Marblefest features a slew of new brews of a German variety

Long ago, Marble Brewery used to hold Septemberfest in its back parking lot downtown, featuring other breweries from around the state offering up their autumn beers. As the brewery grew and expanded, eventually swallowing that parking lot, Septemberfest disappeared into the memory of festivals gone by. Then along came Marblefest, a full-on German-themed beer event…

Cantero Brewing goes all out with 1st anniversary block party

The past chronicles of Cantero Brewing have noted that going from concept to opening was not an easy process, so please excuse the folks there if they want to throw one jumbo-sized party to celebrate a year in business. “Honestly, all the things we went through this year, it was definitely a challenge,” co-owner Kane…

New-look Nob Hill Bar & Grill aims to become a craft beer haven again

It was only a few years ago that Nob Hill Bar & Grill was regularly packed with beer geeks, there to enjoy a special tapping, tap takeover, or a giant introductory event for an out-of-state brewery new to town. Quietly, though, those nights seemed to fade away, until most events moved elsewhere. Well, if the…

An ode to the season of the wet hop beers in New Mexico

The other day a series of videos were posted by the folks at Bathtub Row Brewing in Los Alamos that showed the harvesting of the fresh, wet hops for their Ancones Wet Hop IPA. That was followed by Wednesday’s surprise arrival of Fresh Hop Eliot IPA at Ex Novo Brewing in Corrales (it was made…

An Albuquerque brewer lends a hand to faraway Callahan West Brewery

There have long been stories of brewers helping out one another in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. It is rare, however, to see much interaction between the brewers in cities and those in the smaller rural towns around the state. Rio Bravo head brewer Ty Levis recently shared a story with us about the day he…

Rowley Farmhouse Ales celebrates year three with a big bash

In the small town of Santa Fe, having a dedicated brewery crowd is not a given. It’s something that is earned. Take it from the long-standing beer-stitutions like Second Street Brewery, Santa Fe Brewing, and Blue Corn. They’ve been at this biz a long time, and they’ll tell you, they had to fight to stay…

The CANvention descends upon Albuquerque this weekend

The Brewery Collectibles Club of America is coming to the Albuquerque Convention Center this weekend for its 49th annual CANvention. The general public is welcome to join the registered members in Exhibition Hall 3 this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It only costs $10 to take a look at this massive collection of…