Broken Trail shakes things up with new brewer

My running joke with Matt Simonds, owner of Broken Trail Spirits & Brew, is that at least once a year he has to totally change up some part of the operation. Recently, Matt needed more space at the original location on Stanford for his increased production — especially for contract production of a nationally distributed, canned Moscow…

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…

ABQ Beer Week: Day Five calls for feasting, music and more

After running ourselves ragged over the last four days, we all need a day to kick back a little. This is that day. Whether you’re feasting, dancing, singing, or whatever else you feel like doing from the list below, have a great time out there. Featured Event Every day we will pick what we consider…

Cantero Brewing finds its path toward sustainable growth

The best laid plans do not always come to fruition. We sent one of our writers to Cantero Brewing back in the fall, only to have him then move to California for a new job. After deciding that he was never going to actually send us the story, I trekked over to the brewpub at…

Tart at Heart 5 beer list leans heavily toward local breweries

After waiting patiently, the beer list for Saturday’s Tart at Heart 5 is finally set and ready to go. For event details, check our previous story. Twenty-one of the beers that will be available for sampling are from 10 local breweries, with the other eight coming from out of state for Saturday’s 2-to-5 p.m. event…

Weekend Beer-cap: Old favorites and new discoveries abound

Before we dive into our latest round of beer adventures, a little business comes first. Starting Thursday, the Crew will have live coverage from the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. Yours truly, plus Franz Solo and Luke, all have press passes that will get us into the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday afternoon sessions, plus…

Cantero Brewing all set for soft opening this Saturday

In case anyone out there was unaware, the newest brewery in the Duke City will open this Saturday at 11 a.m. Cantero Brewing is holding its soft opening after a long, laborious process to get to this point. There will be at least five house beers on tap, the kitchen will be up and running,…

The proof is in the pictures for Cantero Brewing

The Crew was invited to come get a sneak peek at the upcoming Cantero Brewing Company at 3351 Columbia Dr. NE in Albuquerque. If the address sounds familiar, it is because that is the site of the former Firkin Brewhouse. I was anxious to get in there and see how much it has changed, and…