How I really won in Vegas

Hello, all. I just got back from Vegas and I have some exciting news for you. I had heard a rumor just before I left for my trip that Mandalay Bay casino was starting to serve craft beers on the casino floor. I could barely contain my excitement. Of course, this beer traveler had to…

The Great Beer Roundup: Slowdown summer

Stoutmeister here with another Beer Roundup. We did the last one three weeks ago but hope to stick to more of a biweekly schedule from here on out (the July 4 extended holiday weekend threw us off). As we stated last time, the idea of the Beer Roundup is to provide our readers with short…

ABQ Beer Week: No rest for the weary on Day 7

There are nine total events going on for Day 7 of ABQ Beer Week. NINE. Here is hoping you all have some energy to tackle this day. Actually, one of the events is already over. Kegs & Eggs was at Cazuelas in Rio Rancho this morning at 7 a.m. We should have included it with…

Beer Week: Colorado and Oregon invade, we approve

E-Rock and Franz Solo each made trips out for Thursday’s ABQ Beer Week events in Nob Hill. They offer up their thoughts on all the great beers that were available. Once again, I found myself at beer tastings on Nob Hill. I started the day’s tastings at Two Fools where I ran into the ABQ…

Beer Week: The reality of real ales

E-Rock reports on his ABQ Beer Week experience from Wednesday: After spending most of Tuesday at several different establishments doing beer tastings, I decided to take it easy and enjoy Marble’s Real Ale night. Marble had three cask beers to choose from, including their Maibock (7.0% ABV), Doppel Bock (7.0%), and the collaboration beer 505…

Beer Week: E-Rock tackles taste-a-palooza

Many breweries had tastings on Tuesday night. I made it to four different establishments to see what was new for Beer Week. I started the evening at Two Fools where Sierra Nevada released Hoptimum (100 IBU, 7.8% ABV). This dry and hoppy double IPA was what Stoutmeister would refer to as a kung-fu kick to…

ABQ Beer Week arrives at long last

Today is like Christmas Eve for craft beer lovers. Yes, here on May 16, an otherwise average Wednesday, the community braces itself for the start of ABQ Beer Week on Thursday. The NMDSBC is preparing for the onslaught of flavorful delights that are coming our way over the next 11 days (which, yes, I realize…

Chatoe Madness

Rogue, thou art glorious.  It was a chance purchase that introduced me to the awesomeness of the Chatoe line of bombers crafted at Brewers on the Bay in Newport, Ore., northwest capital of beer, Rogue Nation.  First impressions of the OREgasmic Ale: nice, delicious coppery looking color; has a pretty good-sized head; the scent gives…