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…

Quartet of local breweries pick up 8 medals at North American Beer Awards

The North American Brewers Association announced the winners of the annual NABA on Saturday, and four Albuquerque area breweries earned a combined eight medals. Bow & Arrow, Boxing Bear, Nexus, and Sobremesa added some new hardware, all either bronze or silver medals. Sobremesa earned three medals, claiming a silver for Atrisco Amber in the American-Style…

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: Did Somebody Say Imperial?

Just a few lovely imperial stouts and barleywines this week to keep us all warm and jolly through the rest of December. Second Street is turning 25(!) this week, so raise a glass or two of Skookum to that! There are a few more holiday markets this weekend, as well, so check those out in…