The Week Ahead in Beer: Follow the Spring Runoff to casks and charities

Wind, oh, wind, please just go away. Our sinuses cannot survive much more, even with La Cumbre bringing back a fatherly hop bomb this week. We also have a new charity brew from Steel Bender debuting Thursday, followed by some big events on Saturday including the Spring Runoff, a celebration of beer and the outdoors…

Downtown breweries appreciate all that Artwalk brings to their taprooms

The weather is sure cooperating with the organizers of the monthly ABQ Artwalk in downtown this Friday. The festivities kick off at 5 p.m. and run through most of the night at multiple places on Central and adjacent streets. From today’s events to all those in past months, Artwalk has provided a major boost for…

This guide to brewery Halloween happenings filled up awfully fast

Anytime Halloween falls on a weekend, and the world is not in full COVID restrictions mode, one can expect breweries to jump on board with a whole slew of parties, costume contests, and more. Well, Halloween is this Sunday, so the weekend is as chock-full as one would expect. Here is just about every Halloween-themed…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Small breweries grab the big spotlight

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….

More fresh-hop beers are on the horizon for New Mexico breweries

The arrival of Freshly Hopped Mass Ascension IPA in cans and on draft at Ex Novo on Monday marked the beginning of fresh-hop beer season in New Mexico. Rather than wait patiently to see which brewery would be the next to drop their offering, we reached out to just about everyone to find out in…