Beer Notes: Broken Trail and Kaktus plan on returning this Friday

The number of breweries that have temporarily closed during this pandemic, eschewing the takeout-only model, is continuing to dwindle in the Albuquerque metro area. We have news on some planned reopenings, expanded hours, and more that just cried out for a Beer Notes. Broken Trail ready to return to action After shutting down its offsite…

The Crew zooms ahead with our first video beer review

Oh, the times are a changing, and with all of the Crew unable to really hang out together in person, we came up with a brilliant/terrible/questionable idea (we will let you all decide). For certain special-release beers during this time of social distancing, we are going to be doing reviews via Zoom and posting them…

Red Door Brewing staff looks to catch their breath in 2020

It has been quite a year for Red Door, with taprooms and canning and brewery expansions to boot. I was fortunate enough to find some time in December to spend with head brewer Matt Meier and operations manager Ali Cattin to get all of the details.  Solo: So, uh, quite a year for you guys….

Red Door revs up for the return of Mail Order Russian Imperial Stout

It is still big beer season, and Red Door Brewing is jumping on board with a second go-around of its Mail Order Russian Imperial Stout on draft and in bottles this Saturday. Head brewer Matt Meier and operations manager Ali Cattin invited me to stop by Monday and try an advance pour of this beautiful…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Red Door readies its Roswell taproom for opening

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….