The beer festival makes a triumphant return in a proper autumn setting

We went to a beer festival this past weekend, and it was amazing. Oh, sure, we could have written that statement dozens (hundreds?) of times in the past, but since the pandemic arrived, we haven’t had the opportunity. The last sampling festival any of us could recall was WinterBrew in January 2020, while the last…

Ullr Fest: The show goes on!

The festival season has been a bit spotty the last couple years, of course, so you will hopefully be thrilled to hear that Ullr Fest in Los Alamos will be happening this Saturday, October 2. The annual event at the ski hill is meant to be a tribute to the Norse God of Snow, Ullr,…

Four New Mexico breweries bring home four medals from GABF awards ceremony

A quartet of New Mexico breweries, including two first-time winners, captured medals at the 2021 Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony on Friday evening. Ex Novo Corrales and Ponderosa each won their first medals, and in both cases, those medals were gold. Ex Novo, whose sister brewery in Portland won gold last year for Perle…

The spirit of collaboration is alive and well with the return of One for 5

The annual tradition of the One for 5 charity beer, spearheaded by Steel Bender Brewyard, Second Street Brewery, and Sierra Blanca Brewing, is back for another go-around starting this Wednesday. A hazy pale ale this time around, One for 5 will be available at all three breweries, as well as at Albertsons Market locations statewide….

Second Street’s passion for the game goes Beyond the Pitch

Today (Friday), Second Street Brewery in Santa Fe is releasing Beyond the Pitch, a canned beer collaboration with The Curse, one of the official supporters groups of New Mexico United. With the can release date bearing down on the goal like a forward with a good lead-in, I rushed in to catch up with head…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Multiple breweries welcome The Curse

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 eight breweries, one in Los Alamos, one in Moriarty, one in Red River, one in Silver City, and one in Truth or Consequences also joining the party….