GABF 2019: Some final musings of a festival gone by

The 2019 edition of the Great American Beer Festival came to a close Saturday night, with the bulk of the New Mexico brewing contingent (and me) flying back Sunday afternoon. It was a heck of a time, again, and I still highly encourage every beer geek to find a way to go at least once…

Marble and other local breweries send some big checks to Sierra Nevada

The results are in from one big charitable effort on the part of several New Mexico breweries, and they are good. Marble Brewery presented a check for more than $22,000 to Sierra Nevada Brewing’s Camp Fire Relief Fund on Friday, all from the sales of Resilience Butte County Proud IPA. Marble was one of six…

ABQ Beer Week: Day Eight battles for supremacy

If you are reading this, it means we survived the Insomnium show in Denver last night. As you read this, we will be flying back down Interstate 25, because there is beer business to take care of in ABQ. After all, we’ve got Battle of the Beer Geeks to attend, but it’s not the only…

Rock & Brews offers up multi-brewery beer dinner

Beer dinners are plentiful in this day and age, but they are almost always limited to a single brewery’s offerings. Well, the folks at Rock & Brews decided that it was time to pair up some of their excellent food with beers from more than one brewery. The dinner will take place Tuesday night at…

A little Sisterly love for barrel-aged sours set for April

Sour beers are the final frontier of the industry for a lot of folks. For some people, they are a unique and cherished style, never to be missed when available. For others, they are a style to be avoided, so different from the rest of the beer universe. And for a third group, they remain…

Grab a brew at the Zoo this Saturday

Beer festivals are usually held at hotels, casinos, convention centers, parking lots, and a whole lot of other nondescript places. So whoever thought “we should have a festival at the ABQ BioPark Zoo” deserves a medal. One of the most unique settings we have ever heard of will host Lions, Tigers, & Beers this Saturday…

The San Juan Brewfest had something for everyone

The 16th annual San Juan Brewfest took place on Saturday, August 23, in beautiful downtown Durango. Benefiting the United Way of SW Colorado, the brewfest had a great turnout, despite the rain that threatened to dampen the mood. Held at Buckley Park near the northern tip of Main Street, there couldn’t be an easier event…

ABQ Beer Week: Day Eight looks sweet with a dozen events

It was fun to get back to ABQ Beer Week on Wednesday and meet some new beer lovers at the Left Hand tasting at O’Niell’s Nob Hill. With all that done, it’s time to move on to a busy Day Eight on Thursday. Yours truly will be at Tractor Nob Hill, plus maybe some other…

ABQ Beer Week Review: Sierra Nevada beer and cheese pairing

Greetings! This is Stoutmeister. During ABQ Beer Week 2014 there are so many events that the members of the Brew Crew cannot cover, so we’ve enlisted some special correspondents to report back on the events they attend. First up are the Montoyas (@NMbeerlovers on Twitter) with a review of the Sierra Nevada beer and cheese…