Beer Notes: Taproom boom, more awards and one big party

Now that I am back at work (yay, money), the beer news is starting to pile up, so let us get to a few pertinent items. First, though, in a moment of self-promotion, I will be giving a free talk about the history of brewing in Albuquerque this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Special…

Flix Brewhouse leads local charge at Beer Army Beer Wars competition

The first national beer competition of the year is in the books, and once again, New Mexico breweries have pulled off a strong showing. The Beer Army Beer Wars awards were announced last week, with five local breweries bringing home 20 medals. Flix Brewhouse came in seventh overall with one gold, four silvers, and one…

ABQ Beer Week: Day Eight battles for supremacy

If you are reading this, it means we survived the Insomnium show in Denver last night. As you read this, we will be flying back down Interstate 25, because there is beer business to take care of in ABQ. After all, we’ve got Battle of the Beer Geeks to attend, but it’s not the only…

New Mexico breweries bring home 9 more competition medals

Another beer competition, another positive showing for New Mexico. Four local breweries claimed nine medals total at the Best of Craft Beer Awards in Bend, Oregon, this week. Flix Brewhouse was the big winner with four medals. Luna Rosa claimed gold in the Belgian-Style Witbier category, while Mr. Brownstone also snagged gold in the English-Style…

The force is strong with Flix Brewhouse after year one

Flix Brewhouse, being a relative newcomer to the New Mexico craft beer scene, has made a major impact on how we consume, and to a degree how we view beer while indulging in one of our most classic of pastimes — going to the movies. Over the past year, the measure of success on the…

The Week Ahead in Beer: The force is with Flix Brewhouse

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 six breweries, one in Los Alamos, and one in Moriarty also joining the party. One of the more frequent questions the Crew receives is some variant of…

Random thoughts on the 10th annual Hopfest

Yeah, this story should have run Monday, but Sunday featured soccer in the morning, work in the afternoon, and Isotopes coverage in the evening. Anyway, just figured the Crew could share a few of our thoughts on the latest edition of Hopfest, which was held back on Saturday at Isleta Casino. Wherefore art thou, 377?…