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…

Oktoberfiesta returns to Santa Fe Brewing HQ at long last

Before last year, when fall arrived in Santa Fe, it meant the scent of roasting chile in the air, golden leaves everywhere, and the promise of one big festival at New Mexico’s oldest and largest brewery, an Oktoberfest truly without compare. Well, 2020 was a very hard year for all, even meme Humpty Dumpty didn’t…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Local music takes center stage at Lava Rock

It is only fitting that I, Stoutmeister, decided to write this edition of our weekly roundup of beers on tap and special events … and Comcast knocks out the internet for my entire neighborhood. Good thing the wi-fi at Canteen is working! What, did you expect me to go to Starbucks? Anyway, on with the…

The beer festival makes a triumphant return in a proper autumn setting

We went to a beer festival this past weekend, and it was amazing. Oh, sure, we could have written that statement dozens (hundreds?) of times in the past, but since the pandemic arrived, we haven’t had the opportunity. The last sampling festival any of us could recall was WinterBrew in January 2020, while the last…

2021 Balloon Fiesta tourist guide to local craft breweries

After taking 2020 off, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is back in town starting this Saturday and running through the following weekend. This is the biggest annual tourism draw in Albuquerque, and we are all quite glad to see it back, hopefully with a nice boost for our local economy. With all of those tourists…

Ullr Fest: The show goes on!

The festival season has been a bit spotty the last couple years, of course, so you will hopefully be thrilled to hear that Ullr Fest in Los Alamos will be happening this Saturday, October 2. The annual event at the ski hill is meant to be a tribute to the Norse God of Snow, Ullr,…

B2B Garden Brewery Struck By Thieves

In the wake of last week’s brazen theft and vandalism at Quarter Celtic, I was contacted by Alicia Stelzer, the manager of B2B Garden Brewery about a disturbingly similar incident, which occurred on the same night as the Quarter Celtic break-in. Per what Alicia shared with me, the thieves threw a large rock through their…

Red Door Celebrates 7 Years

Hey, we made it to Friday, and it looks to be a fun weekend out there on the beer front to boot! Franz Solo here, with Red Door’s 7th anniversary celebration commencing on Saturday at 2 p.m., I talked to operations manager Ali Cattin about what they have planned for the occasion. Solo: So you’ve…

The Week Ahead In Beer: Autumn Arrives As Oktoberfest Rolls On

Hails dear readers, Franz Solo here to give you the latest in all things beer for this week, the first of Autumn. How it is Autumn already is beyond my comprehension. Time lost to a myriad of light lagers and hoppy ales perhaps? Difficult to say. In any event, here we are in the midst…