ABQ Beer Week: Day One is loaded with almost too much fun

All right, people, it’s go time! Make sure you have your Lyft and/or Uber accounts up to date, and then start checking off the events you can’t miss. The Crew will be here for you every day with info on every single event. We also have separate previews for the events at Ponderosa Brewing, Tractor…

ABQ Beer Week Recaps: Beer Premier brings in sophisticated crowd

Friday night’s New Mexico Brewers Guild Beer Premier and Matanza was a unique event and it was my first time attending this festival. It turned out to be my favorite event of Beer Week. As is the case with any event, there were some bumps in the road, but overall it was fantastic. All the…

ABQ Beer Week 2016: That’s all, folks!

And so it ends. After 11 days, ABQ Beer Week 2016 comes to a close. The theme of the final day is kick back and relax, enjoy a final few tastings and pairings, and generally reflect on all the awesome that just transpired. A big thanks to the breweries, beer bars, and everyone else who…

ABQ Beer Week 2016: Aiming for a perfect Day Ten

The party isn’t over yet, so it’s time to gear up for one last Saturday full of events. There are two big fundraisers today, one at Tractor Wells Park and the other at Marble Westside. Throw in some more beer releases, special tappings, sampling events, and more, and you should stay plenty busy as we…

ABQ Beer Week 2016: Crushed under the weight of Day Eight

Welcome to the single biggest day of Beer Week. Don’t believe us? Scroll below. Yeah, that’s 23 events. Twenty. Three. Now more than ever, you need a plan of attack. Go by time. Go by geographic location. Go by whatever you can do safely (if driving, or even Ubering). Just remember to carve out some…

ABQ Beer Week 2016: Rolling a lucky number on Day Seven

While I am out in California this week, I was reminded of two key things. First, traffic here still makes the worst I-25/I-40 messes you’ve ever seen look like nothing. Second, they charge $14 for craft beer at Angels games. For one pour. Not like multiple pints or a pint plus a flight or anything….

ABQ Beer Week 2016: So much beer for thee on Day Three

Forget keeping up with the Joneses, it’s all about keeping up with the beerses, um, yeah, this weekend. Saturday is another jam-packed day, with two major events for charities, a slew of beer tastings, and two big beer dinners. Beyond what’s listed below, don’t forget, today is also Nexus’ fifth anniversary. They will have an…

Blues & Brews set for another blast of beer sensory overload

The biggest of the big is back at Sandia Casino this weekend as Blues & Brews returns for its sixth annual beer-a-palooza. This Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. (2 to 6 for VIP ticket holders), attendees will be able to choose beers from 70 different breweries, a mix of local, national, and international. As…