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…

Lava Rock leads the NM IPA Challenge after a controversial first round

One, five, six, 16 … many (beer) numbers were heavily deliberated, as the public gathered to vote for their favorite IPAs in the 2022 New Mexico Brewers Guild IPA Challenge at Second Street Brewery – Rufina on Saturday afternoon. Just around 2,080 tasters were poured for around 130 guests in total, and zero people had…

The IPA Challenge returns to Santa Fe

This Saturday, the New Mexico Brewers Guild is headed to Santa Fe for the first public round of the 2022 New Mexico IPA Challenge. Second Street’s Rufina location will play host once again to another grueling tournament of taste, where votes from this round will be added to the tally that will eventually choose the…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Giving back remains the theme of the moment

It warms our blackened little hearts to see so many breweries getting back to what they do best — besides making great beer, of course — and give back to the community. There are some awesome and unique charitable events this weekend at Canteen Brewhouse and ReSource Brewing in the NE Heights, plus a good…