GABF 2019: Rowley Farmhouse Ales claims Small Brewpub of the Year

It was Rowley Farmhouse Ales’ day in Denver. The Santa Fe brewery claimed three medals and the Small Brewpub of the Year award at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival on Saturday morning. RFA took home gold for Meier in the German-Style Sour Ale category, silver for Agent Orange – Apple Brandy Barrel in the…

The Week Ahead in Beer: A weekend full of big events in all directions

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 seven 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….

Trio of local breweries team up for charitable collaboration beer

Local breweries have been working hard to benefit many charities over the years in the Albuquerque area, but a new initiative is taking things to an even more collaborative level. Bosque Brewing, Sierra Blanca Brewing, and Steel Bender Brewyard have teamed up to create a new beer to benefit The Storehouse New Mexico. One for…

Blazin’ Brewfest lights up the Las Cruces night once again

There are only a few beer festivals left in New Mexico that no one from the Crew has attended. One was the Blazin’ Brewfest, but I will be heading down this Friday since it is not falling on my birthday or opposite a metal show this year (it was rather uncanny how many times that…

The Crew’s brewery merchandise guide for 2018

As we did the last four years, the Crew has put together a brewery merchandise guide for all of you just in time for your last-minute holiday shopping. Hey, it might be nice to just buy people beer, but sometimes they need more in life, like cool shirts, hoodies, growlers, and other specialty items carrying…

Taos Brewmasters Festival returns for its 23rd edition

If there is such a thing as a white whale among New Mexico beer festivals, for me it is the Taos Brewmasters Festival. It has been around for 23 years counting this Saturday’s event, and yet I have never managed to time my own schedule to where I can thanks to either my day job…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Anniversaries and fiestas galore

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 seven breweries, one in Los Alamos, one in Moriarty, one in Red River, and one in Las Cruces also joining the party. Hey, remember when we thought…

GABF 2018: New Mexico breweries bring home 7 medals

DENVER — The 2018 Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony was another good one for New Mexico breweries. The Saturday morning event saw 2,404 breweries enter 8,864 beers, judged by 193 people, and spread across 102 categories, plus a new collaboration and the Pro-Am competition. Eight New Mexico breweries shared in seven medals, a significant…