The Week Ahead in Beer: We give thanks for the onslaught of local stouts

Greetings, New Mexico craft beer lovers. Stoutmeister here with The Week Ahead in Beer. This column covers all the breweries in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties, with Santa Fe’s eight breweries, one in Los Alamos, one in Moriarty, one in Red River, one in Silver City, and one in Truth or Consequences also joining the party….

Double-medal win at GABF gives Quarter Celtic a lift amid tough times

The brewpubs have not had the fallback of mass can distribution alleviating at least some of the financial strain during the pandemic of 2020, so finding uplifting moments has been a bit of a chore for many of them. Quarter Celtic is one of those brewpubs, enduring the tough ups and downs of having limited…

Four New Mexico breweries bring home five medals from 2020 GABF

The fastest Great American Beer Festival Awards ceremony in history — these things happen when it is all virtual — saw four New Mexico breweries claim five medals on Friday night. Two golds, two silvers, and one bronze are all coming home from the annual competition, which was still held even as the festival itself…

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…

Quarter Celtic Brewpub aims to return to fun shenanigans of past years

Note: This interview was conducted before the full effects of the Coronavirus hit New Mexico breweries. We are still posting it in its original state, minus everything about the anniversary party that did not end up happening over the weekend. As QC and other breweries are still open, we are still going to write about…

Pandemic hits local brewing industry as hard as everything else

Never in our lives did we imagine that a story about a global pandemic’s impact on local craft breweries would ever appear on our site, but here we are. We will keep a constant listing of closings and event cancellations/postponements here, but please keep consulting individual breweries’ social media pages for updated information. We can…