New Mexico breweries bring home 9 more competition medals

Another beer competition, another positive showing for New Mexico. Four local breweries claimed nine medals total at the Best of Craft Beer Awards in Bend, Oregon, this week. Flix Brewhouse was the big winner with four medals. Luna Rosa claimed gold in the Belgian-Style Witbier category, while Mr. Brownstone also snagged gold in the English-Style…

New Mexico breweries bring home 6 medals from GABF 2017

It was another successful Great American Beer Festival for our local breweries, as five different places brought home a total of six medals on Saturday morning at the annual awards ceremony in Denver. Marble Brewery won yet another medal for its Pilsner, taking home a bronze in the Kellerbier or Zwickelbier category. It is the…

All the lowdown on GABF 2017 for New Mexico breweries

The Great American Beer Festival returns this Thursday through Saturday at the Denver Convention Center, and once again New Mexico breweries will be well represented. This year the Crew is dispatching yours truly, plus Franz Solo, via the magic of press passes (Luke will also be there, but as a civilian, and we just want…

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…

ABQ Beer Week: The Tower of Sour looks fine on Day Nine

The final stretch of Beer Week begins with a number of varied events tonight. Topping the list is the fourth annual Tower of Sour at Back Alley Draft House, which is going to be bigger and more festive than ever before. There will also be special events at both Tractor locations, a special tapping at…

Rock & Brews jumps into the beer festival fun

It is spring, so slowly but surely the beer festivals are popping up. Our friends over at Rock & Brews are hosting a Spring Beer Festival this Saturday, with a mix of local and regional breweries in attendance. The event kicks off at 2 p.m., and tickets cost either $12 in advance or $15 at…

Food Truck Festival returns with more craft beer options

The 3rd Annual New Mexico Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival returns this Saturday with 20 local and regional craft breweries providing their beers at Balloon Fiesta Park. The event kicks off at noon and runs until 6 p.m. It will feature some 25 local food trucks. The cost is $5 online and $10 at…

Get thee to the slopes for the Taos Brewmasters Festival returns

Happy cold, gray Thursday everyone. If you need some light back in your life, there is some good news for this weekend. The Taos Brewmasters Festival kicks off Saturday at the Ski Valley, marking its 21st annual running below the slopes. Normally, the festival is held in December, but it was pushed back this year…

The Week Ahead in Beer: All Hallows Weekend is set for ABQ

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 Socorro, one in Los Alamos, and one in Moriarty also joining the party. In case anyone has not checked the calendar, Halloween falls…