The time of the locally grown hop has come to New Mexico

Hop growing has expanded in the United States from the Pacific Northwest to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to coincide with the rising tide of craft beer. At long last, it is beginning to grow roots here in New Mexico, as we are still growing as a brewing destination. I had the chance to attend…

A hop farm springs up in the North Valley

The Albuquerque metro area is now home to 30-plus breweries. And, finally, one hop farm. Red Hat Hops is looking to keep things even more local in terms of beer ingredients. Located at the edge of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, off Rio Grande north of the overpass above Montano, this new operation occupies 4.5 acres….