ReSource Brewing finds its way amid the new normal as neighborhood pub

For many new business owners, opening a brewery during a pandemic may have been an impossibility. For Shawn Wright, the brewer and co-owner of ReSource Brewing Company, the experience has been “fun, to say the least.” Just before the new year, I met up with Shawn and his wife and brewery co-owner Stephanie for their…

Palmer Brewery and Cider House shifts focus due to increased demand

It has been another crazy, mixed-up year, and recent holiday season. But, despite all the ups and downs this year, Palmer Brewery and Cider House has successfully reopened (following the COVID shutdown) one taproom up north in Raton, the Gate City Craft Bar, and opened the new Taproom at Old Town at 546 Romero St….

The Week Ahead in Beer: New year, same challenges

Here we are, what year is this? Beats me (Franz Solo). Nothing is quite as it was. Up is down, stout is IPA (Cascadian dark!), left is Tuesday, hawks and handsaws, or something of the sort. This year does begin somewhat ominously, with another onslaught of post-holiday COVID cases and the expected chaos which stems…

The mostly complete guide to New Year’s Eve/Day brewery hours

With New Year’s Eve and Day upon us, we thought it would be a good idea to put together a guide to all the altered closing and opening times at local breweries, just as we did for Christmas Eve and Day. Unlike the previous holiday, the majority of breweries are staying open on New Year’s…

The Week Ahead in Beer: High hops, er, hopes for the forthcoming year

Well, thank the dark lord, 2021 is almost over. Finding optimism for 2022 can be hard sometimes, but hey, at least there will be new beer to enjoy. Right? RIGHT, UNIVERSE?! Ahem, anyway, this final week of this misbegotten trip around the sun will feature a couple big stouts in cans, an aptly named lager,…