The big and beastly beers stood out at WinterBrew

After taking Monday off due to the holiday, we are back today with a look at what were the best beers that we tried up at WinterBrew back on Friday. It was another outstanding event, one that every craft beer lover in New Mexico should attend at least once. The sell-out crowd of 700 was…

Embrace the vast variety at WinterBrew 2018

The good news is that the beer lineup at WinterBrew looks excellent. The bad news is that the event is sold out. For those who got tickets, well, here ya go, the full slate of beers that have been reported to the Crew. There are 18 local breweries attending from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday…

Breweries are still left juggling pros and cons of having kitchens

A small news item crossed our desk today (Monday) when we found out that Turtle Mountain is adding new items to its food menu. This is something that happens all the time in the restaurant business, where the palates of diners and their interests ebb and flow, often unpredictably. While several of the dishes look…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Still plenty to do here even during GABF weekend

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 six breweries, one in Los Alamos, and one in Moriarty also joining the party. While the cats are away, er, brewers, brewery owners, and beer writers are…

An in-depth look at Saturday’s many beer-laden events

As we noted back in The Week Ahead in Beer, this Saturday is chock-full of beer-soaked events in Albuquerque and points nearby. To help everyone pick out where to go, we offer up a more detailed look at all of them. We already covered ULLR Fest in Los Alamos, with an updated entry for Boxing…

The Week Ahead in Beer: A mountain of events to ascend

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 six breweries, one in Los Alamos, and one in Moriarty also joining the party. You know those weeks where there are barely any events or beer releases…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Rowley Farmhouse Ales celebrates its first year

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 six breweries, one in Los Alamos, and one in Moriarty also joining the party. Rowley Farmhouse Ales celebrates its first anniversary with a big party this Sunday….

The Week Ahead in Beer: Charitable brews abound around town

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 six breweries, one in Los Alamos, and one in Moriarty also joining the party. Summer is a great time for breweries and charities to team up, with…

ABQ Beer Week: A fond farewell with Day Eleven

That’s a wrap, folks! ABQ Beer Week 2017 ends with a small handful of events, including the annual Guild golf tournament, plus a few brunches and food-and-beer pairings. We wanted to thank everyone who made it out to one or more events this year. It all came together fairly smoothly, at least from our perspective….

ABQ Beer Week: Day Four offers up more beyond the big fest

Yes, it is Blues & Brews day, but there are still some other options for those either not attending or just looking for a little pre-game fun. We posted the beer lists for Blues & Brews on Saturday, so click that link if you’re curious. Otherwise, kick back and enjoy! You earned the break. Featured…