The mostly complete timeline of the history of brewing in New Mexico

With our next few stories in the Look Back/Look Ahead Series delayed for various reasons, we put out a request to our readers on Facebook for some story ideas. One that caught our eye, or specifically mine, was to type up a single, comprehensive timeline of the history of brewing in New Mexico. Over the…

Nexus Brewery remains resilient in face of 2020 challenges

Nexus Brewery, like many of its contemporaries, had to figure out to how to adapt to the many challenges and restrictions of a pandemic world in 2020. The popular brewpub was able to survive with a little bit of innovation and a lot of patience. I caught up with owner Ken Carson over the phone…

The Week Ahead in Beer: The can-slaught returns with a vengeance

Greetings, New Mexico craft beer lovers. Stoutmeister here with The Week Ahead in Beer. This column covers all the breweries in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties, with Santa Fe’s eight breweries, one in Los Alamos, one in Moriarty, one in Red River, one in Silver City, and one in Truth or Consequences also joining the party….

Bathtub Row Brewing hopes for a better 2021

Our latest entry for the Look Back/Look Ahead Series takes us back to Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op (BRB), tucked away near the Jemez Mountains in Los Alamos. 2020 was a difficult year for the little brewery, as it was for nearly everyone else in the industry. The business survived intact, thanks to government funding at…

The Crew reviews our collaboration stout with Casa Vieja

We collaborated on another one. Another stout, that is. The Brew Crew was contacted a while ago by brewer Michael Sharpe at Casa Vieja. He wanted to know if we would be interested in creating a proper stout for the winter months. Obviously, the answer was yes, and away we went. Franz Solo crafted the…