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…

Bosque Brewing seems to have found a stable path forward

Our ongoing series of updates on local breweries and how the pandemic has affected them a month-plus into this situation continues with Bosque Brewing. To say that things have been constantly changing there might be an understatement. Take a look at the timeline from mid-March onward. March 16: closed all locations March 18: reopened all…

Breweries offering promotions throughout the state during the pandemic

In these uncertain times, one thing is certain:  we are still thirsty. For social interaction, for a sense of community, and of course, for beer. Even in their darkest hour, many of the local breweries are responding by offering various promotions to help us, the consumers, get the libations we require while on a limited…