ABQ Beer Week: Day Two brings out the big guns

This thing is only getting started, so there is no time to rest. This is one of the biggest days of ABQ Beer Week, with 16 events scheduled, so choose carefully. Much like Thursday, we had a hard time picking our featured event. On one hand, the beer lineup for the 21 and Over Tap…

Weekend Beer-cap: The holiday brews knocked us all flat

Thanksgiving was kinda fuzzy, man. At least that seems to be the case for most of us, as the sheer number of holiday brews left the bulk of the Crew speechless (or, at least, unable to write). It was a tad overwhelming. First up, Wednesday saw a quick trip to Tractor for a four-pack of…

ABQ Beer Week: Day Six is all about bites and brews

It’s back to a full slate of events today, with food pairings being the biggest theme. There’s beer and tacos, beer and grilled cheese, beer and whiskey and food, and so on. Basically, fill your belly, fill your soul, and have some fun. Featured Event Every day we will pick what we consider the biggest,…

Last chance for Black Note Stout on draught is tonight

December is here, and you have one more chance to snag a taste of one of the true wonders of the barrel-aged world with one last keg of Bell’s Black Note on tap at Nob Hill Bar & Grill this evening. This beer, a.k.a. Voldemort, is just as insidious as he who shall not be…

Bell’s rings up the season of decadent darkness for New Mexico

It was pretty awesome and all when Bell’s Brewery started distributing in New Mexico last month. After the initial excitement just to get beers like Two Hearted and Kalamazoo Stout here, plenty of folks started asking that one, inevitable question: “Where are the seasonals?” Oh, they are about to arrive in a big, big way….

Fire & Hops ushers Bell’s brews into Santa Fe

The arrival of Bell’s Brewery in New Mexico led to plenty of special tappings and tap takeovers. One of those took place in Santa Fe, at an establishment that is becoming a go-to place for craft beer lovers. “Bell’s reputation precedes it,” said Josh Johns, co-owner and cicerone of Fire & Hops Gastropub. “I’m always…