An update on the lack of updates about future breweries

Every now and again, I check the State of New Mexico’s licensing page to see if there are any new pending small brewer or small brewer offsite licenses. For quite some time now, there have not been any new ones, which is just a sign of the times. Allow me to explain that statement. The…

Beer Notes: Updates on all the new places still in progress

With the recent openings (re-openings?) of two closed-turned-new-breweries — Lizard Tail Industrial (neé Cantero) and Juno (ex-Dialogue) — we figured it might be a good time to catch up on what is still in the forthcoming brewery/taproom pipeline. Also, our planned story for today fell through, so here we are, going to Plan B. Got an…

Cheers to Change looks to create a more equitable local craft beer industry

Cheers to Change, an initiative created to improve equity and accountability within our local craft brewing industry, quietly came into existence last summer. Now they are starting to make their presence known, and will host their first industry event this week. Bow & Arrow will host the Brewing Industry Pride Night this Wednesday from 5…

The Week Ahead in Beer: The can-slaught returns with a vengeance

Greetings, New Mexico craft beer lovers. Stoutmeister here with The Week Ahead in Beer. This column covers all the breweries in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties, with Santa Fe’s eight breweries, one in Los Alamos, one in Moriarty, one in Red River, one in Silver City, and one in Truth or Consequences also joining the party….

The Week Ahead in Beer: A colorful Christmas courtesy of Bosque Brewing

Greetings, New Mexico craft beer lovers. Stoutmeister here with The Week Ahead in Beer. This column covers all the breweries in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties, with Santa Fe’s eight breweries, one in Los Alamos, one in Moriarty, one in Red River, one in Silver City, and one in Truth or Consequences also joining the party….

Bosque Brewing weathers multiple challenges at multiple taprooms in 2020

Taprooms open, taprooms closed. Kitchens open, kitchens closed. Patios open, patios closed. One taproom open, another closed. The early weeks of the pandemic left Bosque Brewing’s employees, owners, and customers feeling like their heads were spinning. Things have stabilized, as much as anything can in 2020, since then, but it has still been a heck…

Rio Bravo wins the 2020 NM IPA Challenge by the closest of margins

We kinda figured that the take-home edition of the 2020 New Mexico IPA Challenge was going to produce some surprises. The big surprise was the first-time winner, beating out two stalwarts of the hop-forward part of our local beer scene. Rio Bravo Brewing took home the trophy with 22 votes, followed closely by two-time past…