ABQ Beer Week 2015: That’s a wrap in photos

Greetings, everyone. Hope you are all well-rested now. If not, get on that. ABQ Beer Week was bigger and better than ever, but after 11 days of beer events, we all have to admit we are pretty darn tired. It was an exhausting affair. At least it was fun. So much fun. So much fun…

ABQ Beer Week 2015: Chilling out with some simple tastings on Day Six

Anyone else need a vacation after the three-day weekend? Yeah, it was jam-packed with beer events, from the two festivals Sunday to Monday’s Battle of the Beer Geeks II (congrats to the Babes in Brewland on their victory). Now it’s back to a simpler slate of tastings and tappings across town. Today features special events…

ABQ Beer Week 2015: The beer abides on Day Two, dudes

The rain be damned, that was a pretty damn fine start to ABQ Beer Week on Thursday. Whether you were indulging in some beer and cheese (and other foods) at Marble, or snagging a pint of the Strawberry Cream Malpais at Two Fools, or the Oak Aged Wake Up Dead at Nob Hill Bar &…

ABQ Beer Week: Almost at the end of the line on Day Nine

So many events down, so many beers consumed. C’mon, troopers, let’s gear up. The end to this glorious time is nearly in sight. We shall not go out with a whimper, but a cosmic bang worthy of the elder gods. To that end, Friday is Day Nine of Ten, and it shall be a valiant…

Spring into beer at Taos Ski Valley

The good folks up at the Taos Ski Valley know there is more to life than just skiing and snowboarding. There is beer, and it is good, and it brings people to the valley even after the snow melts. To celebrate the change of seasons, the Taos Ski Valley is playing host to the Spring…

To properly tackle Hopfest everyone needs a battle plan

Hopfest is big. There are 62 breweries serving up samples for thousands of beer lovers. In other words, it is not the place to just walk into and wander about. Nope, you need a plan, a battle plan. Luckily, the Dark Side Brew Crew is here to provide one. It’s what we do. In terms…

ABQ Beer Week: Recapping all the special releases to date

Stoutmeister here, palate intact after last night’s bruising pair of special release beers. While Brandon was busy indulging in the Tower of Sour at Back Alley, the rest of us were scattered about. Derek and I visited Two Fools for the special tapping of Goose Island’s Bourbon County Coffee Stout. This was followed by a…