Balloon Fiesta celebrations land at multiple local breweries and taprooms

As any Albuquerque resident knows, the first week of October belongs to the Balloon Fiesta. The morning skyline is dotted with those familiar (and some not-so-familiar) floating shapes, balloon-themed merchandise dominates the shelves of every corner store and coffee shop in town, and the tourists, well, they are everywhere. Whether you choose to take part…

Oktoberfest-a-palooza: Rounding up all the events statewide this weekend

With the actual Oktoberfest back up and running in Germany, it only made sense for just about everyone else to start doing their own versions of the annual beer-filled event all around the world. In New Mexico, this weekend alone will see five different Oktoberfests in five separate towns, so we figured it behooved us…

Beer Notes: Fall catch-up with all 7 of the Santa Fe area breweries

As summer draws to a close, and the air finally begins to cool, we in the Crew get a special tingly feeling in our black-shirted bellies; a special grin curls upward beneath our beards, and not just because it’s soon to be hoodie season. And, it’s not just because (most of) our freezers are packed…

ABQ Beer Week: A mellow Monday helps everyone reset on Day Five

Well, here is hoping everyone survived ABQ Blues & Brews, or the Nexus anniversary party, or possibly even both on Sunday. The three-day weekend comes to an end today with a relatively mild slate of events for Day Five. The Santa Fe Brewing/Tin Can Alley fundraiser comes to an end, while Tractor Wells Park and…