The Week Ahead in Beer: Spooky Events Emerge in Advance of Halloween

After kind of a lull the week after the Balloon Fiesta, this week looks to be chock full of new brews and a plethora of weekend events.  New Draft: Bosque added Perpetual Sunset, a strawberry lager. Boxing Bear recently tapped Loose Seal Pale Ale and Falcon Mountain IPA. (UPDATE) Brew Lab 101 took some Boo-Berry…

Marble’s marvelous Mutt Masquerade returns to the downtown patio

One of the cutest events at a brewery returns this Sunday as the Fifth Annual Mutt Masquerade: Canine Costume Contest takes over the patio at the Marble Brewery downtown. “We are stoked to bring the Mutt Masquerade back this year!” wrote Marble marketing and events coordinator Geraldine Lucero in response to a series of email…

Four New Mexico breweries bring home four medals from GABF awards ceremony

A quartet of New Mexico breweries, including two first-time winners, captured medals at the 2021 Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony on Friday evening. Ex Novo Corrales and Ponderosa each won their first medals, and in both cases, those medals were gold. Ex Novo, whose sister brewery in Portland won gold last year for Perle…

Marble and Meow Wolf team up for unique new collaboration beer

The days of collaboration beers just being between two (or more) breweries have been over for a while now. As if to hammer that point home, one of the biggest breweries in the state is teaming up with one of the most unique art collectives on the planet this week. Marble Brewery and Meow Wolf…

Art on the Rio brings local creatives back to the breweries

The pandemic shutdown and subsequent restrictions not only limited our craft breweries around the Albuquerque metro area, it also took a bite out of the many other creatives who utilized the taprooms for events and other showcases. Well, Carlos Contreras is not the type to sit back and just wait for everything to blow over…