ABQ Beer Week 2015: The beer abides on Day Two, dudes

The rain be damned, that was a pretty damn fine start to ABQ Beer Week on Thursday. Whether you were indulging in some beer and cheese (and other foods) at Marble, or snagging a pint of the Strawberry Cream Malpais at Two Fools, or the Oak Aged Wake Up Dead at Nob Hill Bar &…

The Dark Side Brew Crew’s guide to Bike & Brew’s beer dinners

Right smack dab in the middle of American Craft Beer Week, Outside Magazine’s giant celebration of all things craft beer and cycling kicks off with a barrage of beer dinners, pairing culinary creations from some of Santa Fe’s finest chefs, with beers from New Mexico, California, and Colorado craft breweries. As the Crew now has…

19th annual Taos Brew Master’s Festival hits the slopes

This past Saturday, I made the trip up to Taos Ski Valley for their 19th annual Brew Master’s Festival, and I gotta tell you it was one smooth, powder-filled ride down beer mountain, and one of my favorite brewfests in recent memory. From the moment the doors opened and the lines got moving, brewfesters were…

Where to quench your hop thirst at Hopfest

Oh, Hopfest, you lovely giant beer festival, you have returned. It’s Lucky No. 7 for Hopfest, which returns to the Isleta Casino this Saturday. Tickets are still available online today (Friday). They go up in price at the door ($35 for general admission, $45 for Extra Hoppy Hour), so we highly recommend you get them…

The San Juan Brewfest had something for everyone

The 16th annual San Juan Brewfest took place on Saturday, August 23, in beautiful downtown Durango. Benefiting the United Way of SW Colorado, the brewfest had a great turnout, despite the rain that threatened to dampen the mood. Held at Buckley Park near the northern tip of Main Street, there couldn’t be an easier event…

ABQ Beer Week: Find a slice of heaven on Day Seven

It’s another big day for ABQ Beer Week as there are nine total events going on Wednesday, including two beer dinners and a beer breakfast before that. Featured event What: Stone Beer Dinner. Where: The Stumbling Steer. When: 6 to 9 p.m. Cost: $65. Details: How does a five-course meal with lots of delicious Stone…

ABQ Beer Week: All hail Blues and Brews on Day Four

We are eschewing our usual format, well somewhat, to give Blues & Brews some extended coverage this Sunday. The mondo festival usually concludes Beer Week, but as scheduling would have it this time around, it all goes down today. Brace (and pace) yourselves for the fun of Day Four of ABQ Beer Week 2014. Today’s…

ABQ Beer Week: Variety is the word on Day Three

Hello, weekend! While some of us are currently flying to Chicago (well, me), there are still plenty of events (10 total) going on as ABQ Beer Week rolls into Day Three. There are a lot of different types of events Saturday, so there should be something for everyone. And by something we mean great beer….