Four New Mexico breweries bring home four medals from GABF awards ceremony

A quartet of New Mexico breweries, including two first-time winners, captured medals at the 2021 Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony on Friday evening. Ex Novo Corrales and Ponderosa each won their first medals, and in both cases, those medals were gold. Ex Novo, whose sister brewery in Portland won gold last year for Perle…

A fond farewell to a great brewer and an even better friend

Over the years, the Brew Crew has met many people we consider friends throughout the brewing industry. Most of those folks become a sort of friendly acquaintance, someone we will sit and have a beer with, bump into at concerts, or join in cheering on New Mexico United and/or the Isotopes. Sometimes, though, we find…

A match made in New Mexico

If you know any of the Brew Crew personally, you’ll know that we are massive football/soccer fans. With tailgates and stadium brews, beer is clearly a big part of the soccer world, but seldom does that relationship go the other direction. Thankfully, New Mexico breweries are beginning to partner with our source of local pride,…

The Lager Ledger: Highlighting the most quenchable beers in New Mexico

Welcome to our new miniseries of articles to highlight the season’s best local offerings. We will be doing spot reviews on recent releases in the lager family of beers from around the state. **DISCLAIMER** Please be advised that these reviews do not indicate current availability, double check our Week Ahead in Beer posts for weekly…

Breweries in Burque suburbs react to newly passed liquor laws

A few weeks ago, readers asked us if the breweries were going to comment publicly on House Bill 255, which included alcohol delivery and other changes to some long-standing liquor laws in New Mexico. The breweries declined comment at the time, and the New Mexico Brewers Guild later sent out an email asking them not…

Ex Novo Brewing is crowdfunding the beer garden of our dreams

The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, the wind is blowing and the people are sneezing. It’s springtime in New Mexico, folks, and we’re finally able to venture out to our favorite breweries and enjoy pints on the patio like the good old days. One local brewery is planning a massive expansion to their…