Great NM Beer Festival holds a first competition between local breweries

For the first time in a long while, an all-New Mexico breweries competition was held in advance of Saturday’s Great New Mexico Beer Festival. Local breweries competed for three medals in each of four categories, with a different brewery claiming gold in each category. Well, almost, since no gold medal was awarded by the judging…

ABQ Beer Week: Breweries keep things quite cozy on a quaint Day Seven

After Tuesday featured just one event, things snap back to normal with multiple events today (Wednesday). A Los Ranchos brewery comes to the Sawmill District, Marble rolls out a new beer in cans and on draft, and Tractor and Brew Lab 101 have some of their regular events in the evening. Featured Event Every day…

ABQ Beer Week: Everyone pucker up on Day One as sours take center stage

And, we’re back! ABQ Beer Week kicks off today (Thursday) with an actual kickoff party, plus a special tasting/tap takeover, a beer-and-cheese pairing, a beer dinner, a fundraiser, and more. Let’s get right to it, shall we? Featured Event Every day we will pick what we consider the biggest, most interesting, most unique event. This…

New Mexico breweries claim 5 awards at the 2022 World Beer Cup competition

A total of 10,542 beers were entered in 103 categories at the 2022 World Beer Cup, and five New Mexico breweries were able to bring home five awards out of that huge field on Thursday. Ponderosa Brewing (gold), Nexus Brewery (silver), Ex Novo Brewing (silver), Marble Brewery (bronze), and Second Street Brewery (silver) were the…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Kick back and support the pups and the breweries

We do have some pretty big events this week, including what we have already previewed in terms of Marble’s anniversary week, and we will have a big separate preview of the first Brewers & Distillers Cup later this week. That event, a combined beer/spirits/wine festival and five-on-five soccer tournament (featuring brewery staff members on the…

Marble Brewery goes all out once again for its 14th anniversary celebration

After two years without celebrating, Marble Brewery is revving up for its 14th anniversary this week, with events and specials at all three locations. I caught up with Geraldine Lucero, director of marketing and philanthropy, and new events coordinator Amy Levine to discuss all seven days worth of events that begins today (Monday). “Monday, we…