Gravity Bound enjoys its first normal year and now aims for ambitious 2023

Gravity Bound Brewing discovered something new in 2022 — normalcy. The brewery that opened in the middle of the pandemic lockdown finally found out what a regular year of business looks like, as brothers and co-owners Chris (general manager) and Cameron Frigon (head brewer) told me last week when we sat down for their Look…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Gravity Bound celebrates another milestone marker

Gravity Bound Brewing is one of the best small brewery success stories we have seen in recent years. It opened in the middle of the shutdown portion of the pandemic with little hype, but quickly built a huge word-of-mouth following and positive reputation for its innovative beers and laid-back atmosphere. The co-owning brotherly duo of…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Kick back and support the pups and the breweries

We do have some pretty big events this week, including what we have already previewed in terms of Marble’s anniversary week, and we will have a big separate preview of the first Brewers & Distillers Cup later this week. That event, a combined beer/spirits/wine festival and five-on-five soccer tournament (featuring brewery staff members on the…

Gravity Bound Brewing deepens their roots in the Albuquerque community

Even though they are still a few months shy of their second anniversary, Gravity Bound Brewing has already made a noticeable impact on the New Mexico beer scene, as well as the community around us. We checked in with co-owner/head brewer Cameron Frigon over email to see what they’ve been up to, and have planned…

Small brewer license renewals come with a surprise for some this year

Back in 2019, Senate Bill 413 was passed, which had a potentially profound effect on breweries throughout New Mexico. One of its key provisions was a new requirement for every brewery to produce a minimum of 50 barrels per year, or at least have its own beers account for 50 percent of total alcohol sales….

The Week Ahead in Beer: New canned releases surge in grand January finale

There are quite a few canned releases to close out this month, which is just fine since our beer fridges haven’t been overflowing at all lately. (Insert sarcastic and/or maniacal laughter here.) The hop-forward beers are surprisingly the dominant style being released in package this week, but in New Mexico, it’s always hoppy season. There…

An update on the lack of updates about future breweries

Every now and again, I check the State of New Mexico’s licensing page to see if there are any new pending small brewer or small brewer offsite licenses. For quite some time now, there have not been any new ones, which is just a sign of the times. Allow me to explain that statement. The…