Four New Mexico breweries bring home five medals from 2020 GABF

The fastest Great American Beer Festival Awards ceremony in history — these things happen when it is all virtual — saw four New Mexico breweries claim five medals on Friday night. Two golds, two silvers, and one bronze are all coming home from the annual competition, which was still held even as the festival itself…

Several Albuquerque metro breweries benefit from expanded patios

In early June, Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) worked with city and state officials to create and pass an initiative allowing businesses to expand their existing patios or create makeshift patios if they didn’t already have one. With the Governor’s most recent public health orders once again prohibiting indoor dining, the breweries that have taken advantage…

La Reforma Brewery still evaluating current to-go-only model

We return to our ongoing series of updates on craft breweries in the Albuquerque metro area and how they are still adjusting to the current rules and regulations. To finish the week, we checked in on La Reforma Brewery, where pescado tacos are the Friday special of the day, and two new beers were recently…

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…

La Reforma Brewery finds stability in the old Bosque taproom space

John Gozigian has had his fair share of experience opening breweries and restaurants. That still does not mean he finds it particularly easy, even when it came to opening his current endeavor, La Reforma Brewery, at 8900 San Mateo Blvd. NE. “There’s an evolutionary trait in women where they forget the pain of childbirth,” John…

Ullrfest signals the end to summer at last

After a long, hot summer that’s still pretty hot, it may seem strange to have a beer festival dedicated to snow, but it’s happening at Pajarito Ski Area near Los Alamos this Saturday. Ullrfest is an annual tribute to Ullr, the Norse God of Snow. The hope is that with enough people dressed in Viking…