New Red Door downtown taproom brightens up familiar old space

Red Door Brewing hosted a VIP night for friends and industry friends and even a beer writer on Wednesday night. For many of us, it was our first visit to the space since it was Blackbird Buvette, which was two businesses ago at 509 Central NW. Compared to Blackbird, it is almost night and day….

The Week Ahead in Beer: Benefiting humans and doggos through brews

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 seven 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….

Red Door ready to move its downtown taproom to Central

A few quiet months have passed for Red Door Brewing since the last announcement regarding a taproom. In this case, though, it is not a new taproom on deck, but a taproom on the move. Confused? Well, we sat down with owner Matt Biggs and brewer Matt Meier to figure out just what is going…

ABQ Beer Week: Day Eleven puts a wrap on the whole darned thing

Well, this is it. Eleven days of fun have come down to one final day’s worth of events. The final slate includes a sold-out golf tournament, a breakfast special, a brunch, an anniversary party, a celebration of casks, a unique charity drive, and one final sensory experience to close it all out. Thanks for being…

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…

ABQ Beer Week: Red Door hosts lecture on effects of climate change on brewing

From shifting weather patterns to the decimation of wildlife habitat, potential concerns surrounding climate change are continuously being brought to light with new research. Now, two local researchers are working to determine the effects of climate change on the beer brewing process. They will present their findings and discuss future directions in a lecture to…

ABQ Beer Week: Day Seven unleashes a Rebel (Donut) yell

As we move into the second half of Beer Week, variety is the spice of life. Today’s events include the original beer-and-donut pairing, a special sampling/tasting, a tap takeover, a beer dinner, some beer trivia, and a special educational lecture. Add it all up and there should be something for everyone. Featured Event Every day…