Ballast Point and Suicide Squad take over Violet Crown in Santa Fe

Ballast Point has certainly found a nice, comfortable niche in New Mexico. If you look around, you’ll notice plenty of taps flowing with those San Diego suds. It’s certainly been exciting to see what new beers would find their ways to the shelves of places such as Jubilation in Albuquerque and Susan’s Fine Wine &…

Nob Hill becomes beer epicenter of this weekend and beyond

Oh, Nob Hill. You wonderful little place, except for your lack of parking. Home to three taprooms, several beer bars, and that place with the nice patio. This Saturday, it will also be home to one small-but-awesome event, and one very large event. Then comes Tuesday, with another small-but-awesome. First up, Ballast Point will be…

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: Get your kicks on Day Six

Now that the holiday has come and gone, things are starting to rev up again. From a competition, of a sort, between two breweries, to lots of new food-and-beer pairings, more samplings/tastings, a beer dinner, and an educational class on off flavors, the afternoon and evening are packed with lots of fun. Good luck picking…

ABQ Beer Week Recaps: Marvelous Marble and beastly Ballast Point

Editor’s note: Julie came down to Albuquerque to attend a pair of Beer Week events on Thursday. We will be running recaps from the Crew throughout the coming week, highlighting some of the best beers for you to go out and track down on your own. Enjoy! — Stoutmeister Marble Tasting, Abricot: Whole Foods Market,…

ABQ Beer Week 2016: A 505 collaboration for you on Day Two

How did you do in Thursday’s opening events? Did you pace yourselves properly? Or was it all too much? We hope it was a good, efficient day and night, with plenty of fun involved without going overboard. After all, it’s important to be well-rested and ready to go again, since Friday’s docket features 19 (!)…

ABQ Beer Week 2016: Rounding up all the fun on Day One

It’s go time, people! ABQ Beer Week 2016 swings into action today (Thursday) with 14 events, from downtown to Nob Hill to the Northeast Heights, and all points in between. There will be special tappings, beer and food pairings, live music, and a whole lot more. To help you out today and every day throughout…

Outside Bike & Brew Festival wraps up tonight

Editor’s note: Julie attended the Friday night main event, and filed a quick bit of info of what folks can expect tonight. Remember, this is not a traditional unlimited sampling festival. I’ll let her explain the rest below. If you go: Breweries who will have staff on-site tonight (Saturday) include Santa Fe Brewing, Marble, and…