Nexus Brewery gets halfway to its pre-pandemic sales numbers

Our ongoing series of updates on Albuquerque metro area breweries resumes with a look at how Nexus Brewery has adjusted to life as a to-go-only brewpub. The good news is that after initially feeling pessimistic about the whole setup, things have turned around for Nexus and owner Ken Carson. “I feel we are mirroring (Turtle…

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…

Metro breweries still adjusting to new regulations during pandemic

Most craft beer drinkers have been able to adjust to the new normal of to-go beer only from breweries, but we still wanted to know just how the breweries have adjusted with no major changes in statewide edicts since dine-in sales were stopped. After Luke checked in with the Santa Fe-area breweries last week, I…

A very successful 10th anniversary for the New Mexico Brew Fest

The 10th annual New Mexico Brew Fest is in the books. This year’s festival brought it back to where it all began at Villa Hispana in the state fairgrounds. I have attended this festival a few times and I considered myself very lucky that I was able to attend this year. Often a trip, or…

Nexus Brewery set to reopen after Saturday night shooting

The Crew were scattered about Saturday night when we all started to see tweets and other messages indicating that some sort of police incident occurred at Nexus Brewery’s original location along the Interstate 25 frontage road north of Montgomery. After a day-plus of news reporting, we have now learned that an off-duty FBI agent shot…

Beer Notes: Taproom boom, more awards and one big party

Now that I am back at work (yay, money), the beer news is starting to pile up, so let us get to a few pertinent items. First, though, in a moment of self-promotion, I will be giving a free talk about the history of brewing in Albuquerque this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Special…

Our Metal Mayor shows his support for the local craft beer scene

Sometimes, to get what you want, it really is all about who you know. In our case, we just needed long-time friend-of-the-Crew Carlos Contreras’ help to land an interview with Mayor Tim Keller. After a careful negotiation of our schedules (mainly his), we were able to sit down with our Metal Mayor over a pint…