Context Brewing comes into focus on north side of downtown

Albuquerque is a big small town, as most locals already know. Forget six degrees of Kevin Bacon, it is more like three degrees of Burqueños — if you know one random person, chances are that he or she will know the other person you are trying to contact for something work-related, or in our case,…

Tractor Brewing all set to open its expansive Los Lunas taproom

Take Interstate 25 south and get off at the Main Street exit (203) in Los Lunas. Take a right and head west, away from the old part of town and toward the bustling newer area. There is an ubiquitous Wal Mart and some other small chain stores and restaurants. Keep going past those, through the…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Marble closes the downtown music season in style

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 seven 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….

Ex Novo brewer Chichura takes long and winding road back to New Mexico

Long before he ever brewed a beer in New Mexico, a young Dave Chichura visited Albuquerque on a two-month brewery tour of America in 1995. He visited the Rio Bravo Restaurant Brewery downtown and Assets Grille in the Northeast Heights. Those two breweries passed into history in 1998 and 2005, respectively, while the young beer…

The Week Ahead in Beer: A spooky but flavorful weekend is on deck

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 seven 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….

Beer Notes: Farmington gets a 2nd brewery at long last

Time to clear out the old notebook again, with news on all the forthcoming breweries taking center stage. Lauter Haus says hello The soft opening period for Lauter Haus Brewing in Farmington kicks off today (Monday) at 11 a.m. The second brewery in the northwest town is located at 1806 E. 20th Street, near the…

Beer Creek Brewing got itself a brewhouse at last and boy that baby purrs

Beer Creek Brewing Company, the Santa Fe area’s newest brewery and pizza destination, just got their brand-new brewhouse, and they’ve already put it to work. You’ve probably heard of Beer Creek by now, and in the last year you might have taken that short drive down beautiful Highway 14, stopping halfway between Santa Fe and…