NM chapter of Pink Boots Society set for collaboration brew day at Canteen

Canteen Brewhouse will have a lot of extra folks manning the brewhouse this Friday morning. The catch is that none of them are actually men. The women of the New Mexico chapter of the Pink Boots Society will be gathering for their fifth annual collaboration beer day, which happens to fall just before International Women’s…

Canteen Brewhouse basks in the afterglow of its 25th anniversary year

After a quarter century of making beer, one might think that Canteen Brewhouse would take it easy this year. Taking it easy, however, has never been part of the plan at the oldest brewery in Albuquerque, so why start now? I caught up with Canteen head brewer Zach Guilmette and general manager Jamie Schwebach to…

The Crew selects our favorite brews of 2019

Over the course of our winter mini-break, several of us in the Crew started discussing what were our favorite local craft beers of 2019. Normally, we tend to not express our opinions publicly, so as always, please take these merely as our individual likes, and humble suggestions for those beers still available. It is up…

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…

Marvelous Marblefest features a slew of new brews of a German variety

Long ago, Marble Brewery used to hold Septemberfest in its back parking lot downtown, featuring other breweries from around the state offering up their autumn beers. As the brewery grew and expanded, eventually swallowing that parking lot, Septemberfest disappeared into the memory of festivals gone by. Then along came Marblefest, a full-on German-themed beer event…

Cantero Brewing goes all out with 1st anniversary block party

The past chronicles of Cantero Brewing have noted that going from concept to opening was not an easy process, so please excuse the folks there if they want to throw one jumbo-sized party to celebrate a year in business. “Honestly, all the things we went through this year, it was definitely a challenge,” co-owner Kane…

Beer Notes: Resurrections, closures, brewers-on-the-move and more

The news items are piling up around here, so let us start the week with what is going on around the New Mexico craft brewing scene. We’re not dead yet After we published our story about Eske’s Brew Pub and Eatery meeting an untimely demise after 27 years, we were eventually contacted by Mark Hoffman,…