ABQ Beer Week: Day Four offers up more beyond the big fest

Yes, it is Blues & Brews day, but there are still some other options for those either not attending or just looking for a little pre-game fun. We posted the beer lists for Blues & Brews on Saturday, so click that link if you’re curious. Otherwise, kick back and enjoy! You earned the break. Featured…

ABQ Beer Week: The 505 flows free on Day Three

After Friday’s events, we can understand if some of you want to take it easy today. Beer Week, though, has no concept of mercy, because it’s gonna be a big one. The 505 Collaboration beer is releasing all over town, O’Niell’s is throwing a Beer Olympics, Santa Fe is having a party, Rio Bravo is…

ABQ Beer Week: Pucker up for Day Two brews

Did you survive? Did you make it through all of it? No, not Day One of ABQ Beer Week, but the Penguins’ double-overtime victory over Ottawa in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Just ask anyone at Quarter Celtic last night, half the Crew almost died several times over. But, we digress, for it…

ABQ Beer Week Recaps: Mother Road travels the Mother Road

Last summer, I stopped by Mother Road Brewing in Flagstaff as they were just about to launch their product in New Mexico. I was already a fan of their Lost Highway Black IPA (8% ABV, 100 IBU), and was thrilled to find that I loved their seasonal Roadside Grove even more. Last summer’s experiment added…

Another happy Hopfest is in the books

Other than a brief period of wind that amounted to all sound and fury signifying nothing, we have to say that Saturday’s Hopfest was another excellent outing for newbies and craft beer veterans alike. A big thank you to Marne Gaston and her army of volunteers for keeping it all running smoothly, even when Mother…

ABQ Beer Week 2015: The Beer Geeks battle to dethrone the Crew on Day Five

Well, everyone out there seemed to survive the two big festivals on Sunday. The crowd was big at Blues & Brews but not overwhelming. The local breweries held their own in the face of the national and international brands. And the big surprise? The soon-to-open Firkin Brewhouse, which debuted with a flourish. The Capo’s Java…

ABQ Beer Week 2015: Celebrate a big anniversary on Day Three

Welcome back to ABQ Beer Week, though technically it never left. After Thursday’s surge of events contrasted with the terrible weather, we expected more Friday, but the sun kept the rain at bay for a change. So we have that going for us, if nothing else. Today’s lineup kicks off with a golf tournament and…

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 &…