The Week Ahead in Beer: A month of charitable brews continues

November has already seen the release of the charitable collaboration SereniTEA Now at Canteen, High and Dry, and Steel Bender to benefit the Agora Crisis Center. Now more charitable beers are beginning to appear, including the annual release of Copper Canyon Pale Ale, which benefits children in need in the Copper Canyon region of Northern…

Train of Foams: Hop on the Ale Trail locomotive in Santa Fe

There’s something new to do in Santa Fe. Santa Fe resident George R.R. Martin of Game of Thrones fame (along with some other investors), purchased and restored a historic railroad. There are multiple themed trains to choose from each month, including, but not limited to, stargazing, cocktails, brunch, and the one I took last weekend…

The Week Ahead In Beer: Did Somebody Say Imperial?

Just a few lovely imperial stouts and barleywines this week to keep us all warm and jolly through the rest of December. Second Street is turning 25(!) this week, so raise a glass or two of Skookum to that! There are a few more holiday markets this weekend, as well, so check those out in…

The Week Ahead In Beer: Raise a Cheer, December is Here!

Hails and Ales, everyone, Franz Solo here to once again peer into the darkness of the stout … wait, wrong idiom (or is it?). Anyway, here’s The Week Ahead in Beer. Somehow it is December already, full-on brown Ale, barleywine, Scotch ale, porter, winter warmer, and stout season. Though, if we’re being honest, I daresay…

More canning woes add to a long list of new troubles for breweries nationwide

Just before Thanksgiving, craft breweries around the country received some very unwelcome news. Ball Canning, the largest producer of aluminum cans in the country, announced changes in how pre-printed cans could be ordered. Instead of being shipped one semi-truckload at a time, Ball would now require breweries to purchase five truckloads, or roughly 1 million…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Embrace the darkness in its many forms

A smooth stout appears in cans, an epic imperial stout returns in bottles, we celebrate the dead, dance to a certain spooky family’s theme, and blast our souls into oblivion with local metal. Yeah, it’s our kind of week. New Draft: Boese Brothers also joins this darker setting with Soul Stealer Extra Stout. (UPDATE) Bombs…