New Mexico sure can homebrew a party

Homebrewing is bigger than ever in New Mexico. Chances are you, or someone you know brews beer at home. But homebrewing is growing faster than we could have ever imagined just a few years ago and will only get bigger. As most of you know, we were recently ranked the 30th best state for beer….

The State Fair Pro-Am selects the best of the best

Over the last two weekends, judging has been going on for the State Fair Pro-Am Brewing competition. On Friday evening at Tractor Brewing Wells Park, the Best of Show was chosen. There we 180 professional entries and 269 amateur entries for ales, lagers, meads, and ciders. To avoid the longest caption in history with the…

Black Diamond’s brewer brings his creations home to Albuquerque

Every year new breweries come in from out of the state to start distributing their beers in New Mexico. Not many of them have a brewer who hails from Albuquerque. Paul Mallory took over as head brewer at Black Diamond Brewing Company last year and now he will be coming home with his beers in…

Brewology: Trials, errors, and the joys of chocolate porters

Greetings faithful readers and beer connoisseurs, the NMDSBC is here to bring you another installment in the Brewology series!  With a few amateur home brewers in our collective, these articles are dedicated to the craft of making beer right out of our homes from scratch. We attempt to document the process as much as possible and…

Brewology—Tis the season for homemade pumpkin ale

Editor’s note: Stoutmeister here again with another entry from Derek. Yes, we’re working on getting him his own sign-in for the site, but we wanted to get this post up before fall morphs into bitter winter. Derek is the most experienced home brewer among the six of us, so you’re darned right we wanted to…

Beer Notes: Septemberfest kicks off the weekend

Stoutmeister here, trying to clear out the mental notebook of beer (sure, I could write stuff down, but instead I prefer using my hands to lift pints) before trekking down to Marble’s Septemberfest on Saturday. Speaking of Septemberfest, this year’s edition kicks off at noon, features the added bonus of Red Light Cameras on stage,…

Beer Weekend and the return of Shilling

Some Crew members have been very busy the past few weeks while some have been MIA. I have been one of those MIA. Between work, tending to a sick girlfriend, and even a death in my extended family, I’ve been keeping to myself mostly while neglecting my duties as a writer for this blog. Well,…

Brewology—The taste of homebrew

Greetings to all, it’s your old friend Cryptogrind here with another installment of Brewology!  The culmination of lots of hard work, careful monitoring, and a liberal amounts of grains and hops finally reached the palate this past weekend, and we were all eagerly anticipating this day.  So what better way to celebrate than a party…

Beer Weekend—We drink our own

Stoumeister here, on the eve of a big event for the Dark Side Brew Crew. Saturday will mark the world debut of Cryptogrind’s homemade ESB. The Crew will gather at his house for food and the first tasting of his first beer. I will let him take you through the plans below, but let it…