Bathtub Row Brewing weathers the pandemic as best it can in Los Alamos

The Brew Crew has been reporting on how the coronavirus pandemic and related regulations have been affecting the breweries around the state. No one expected to have to suddenly close their doors for several months. Even today, in the middle of July, it’s not clear when we’ll return to anything approaching normalcy. To see how…

Flix Brewhouse sneaks past Rio Bravo to claim 2020 Stout Invitational

Flix Brewhouse’s very good February continued on Saturday afternoon. The brewery/cinema followed up three medals at the Best of Craft Beer Awards by taking first place in the fifth annual New Mexico Brewers Guild Stout Invitational, once again held at Bathtub Row Brewing. Mama’s Kitchen, a milk chocolate stout with cinnamon, cocoa, coffee, coconut, and…

Bathtub Row Brewing plans to expand up the mountain

For our Look Back/Look Ahead Series, I sat down with Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op’s head brewer, Brandon Venaglia, and the new assistant manager, Rob Hipwood, to find out what happened in 2019 and what will be new for 2020. In terms of facility improvements, Brandon mentioned that they finally purchased two new critically-needed serving vessels….

Ullrfest signals the end to summer at last

After a long, hot summer that’s still pretty hot, it may seem strange to have a beer festival dedicated to snow, but it’s happening at Pajarito Ski Area near Los Alamos this Saturday. Ullrfest is an annual tribute to Ullr, the Norse God of Snow. The hope is that with enough people dressed in Viking…

An ode to the season of the wet hop beers in New Mexico

The other day a series of videos were posted by the folks at Bathtub Row Brewing in Los Alamos that showed the harvesting of the fresh, wet hops for their Ancones Wet Hop IPA. That was followed by Wednesday’s surprise arrival of Fresh Hop Eliot IPA at Ex Novo Brewing in Corrales (it was made…

Skiesta returns to finally put an end to winter (we hope)

Spring is right around the corner (honest!), and with it comes the return of beer festival season. One of the early annual fests is Skiesta, which is held at the Pajarito Mountain ski area above Los Alamos. This year’s edition will be happening this Saturday. In preparing for this article, I re-read last year’s post,…

Lost Hiker finds its way to the top of the Stout Invitational

For the first time in four years, Stoutmeister made it to the Stout Invitational up at Bathtub Row Brewing in Los Alamos this Saturday. This annual New Mexico Brewers Guild event brings stout lovers together from across the state in a unique setting atop the mountain in a perfect stout weather kind of day. The…