Beer Notes: Ex Novo makes a big change to its year-round lineup

While working on some longer features, a bunch of beer notes materialized on the proverbial desk that are in need of publication. Here we go … Ex Novo replaces one of its staples Every week, I receive a copy of the New Mexico Brewers Guild’s newsletter via email. Down at the bottom are brewery classifieds,…

High and Dry Brewing aiming to get its new equipment put to use

Next up in our ongoing series of brewery updates is High and Dry Brewing. Sales are down to about a quarter of what they were before the pandemic, but there are a couple moves that could help in the near future. Co-owner/brewer Andrew Kalemba told us about one new piece of equipment for the taproom…

Breweries offering promotions throughout the state during the pandemic

In these uncertain times, one thing is certain:  we are still thirsty. For social interaction, for a sense of community, and of course, for beer. Even in their darkest hour, many of the local breweries are responding by offering various promotions to help us, the consumers, get the libations we require while on a limited…

Metro breweries still adjusting to new regulations during pandemic

Most craft beer drinkers have been able to adjust to the new normal of to-go beer only from breweries, but we still wanted to know just how the breweries have adjusted with no major changes in statewide edicts since dine-in sales were stopped. After Luke checked in with the Santa Fe-area breweries last week, I…

The Week Ahead in Beer: High and Dry doubles up on anniversary fun

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 seven breweries, one in Los Alamos, one in Moriarty, one in Red River, one in Silver City, and one in Truth or Consequences also joining the party….