Beer Notes: 30 breweries to vie for NM IPA Challenge trophy this July

There was just enough news piling up to require a short notebook this week. The NM Brewers Guild released the list of 30 participating breweries in this summer’s NM IPA Challenge. We also have news on some of the new breweries coming to our state, plus a couple notes on American Craft Beer Week. Thirty…

IPA Challenge all tied up after round one

None of the Crew could make it over to Nexus for round one of the 2012 IPA Challenge on Sunday (I know, I know, bad beer bloggers putting work/life ahead of beer). But thankfully the good folks at the New Mexico Brewers Guild posted the results on Facebook when all the votes were tallied. A…

The IPA Challenge: More than a regular beer fest

The IPA Challenge is one of the biggest events (after ABQ Beer Week) in the New Mexico craft beer scene. Four rounds of tastings are spread out between three towns that showcase each brewery’s best India Pale Ale. This year’s IPAC starts July 22 at Nexus, followed by rounds at Three Rivers in Farmington on…