Oktoberfest-a-palooza: Rounding up all the events statewide this weekend

With the actual Oktoberfest back up and running in Germany, it only made sense for just about everyone else to start doing their own versions of the annual beer-filled event all around the world. In New Mexico, this weekend alone will see five different Oktoberfests in five separate towns, so we figured it behooved us…

Great NM Beer Festival holds a first competition between local breweries

For the first time in a long while, an all-New Mexico breweries competition was held in advance of Saturday’s Great New Mexico Beer Festival. Local breweries competed for three medals in each of four categories, with a different brewery claiming gold in each category. Well, almost, since no gold medal was awarded by the judging…

ABQ Beer Week: Breweries keep things quite cozy on a quaint Day Seven

After Tuesday featured just one event, things snap back to normal with multiple events today (Wednesday). A Los Ranchos brewery comes to the Sawmill District, Marble rolls out a new beer in cans and on draft, and Tractor and Brew Lab 101 have some of their regular events in the evening. Featured Event Every day…

ABQ Beer Week: A mellow Monday helps everyone reset on Day Five

Well, here is hoping everyone survived ABQ Blues & Brews, or the Nexus anniversary party, or possibly even both on Sunday. The three-day weekend comes to an end today with a relatively mild slate of events for Day Five. The Santa Fe Brewing/Tin Can Alley fundraiser comes to an end, while Tractor Wells Park and…

ABQ Beer Week: Seeking the truth without consequences on Day Two

After a busy opening day, Beer Week mellows out a bit with just three events today (Friday). Considering how busy holiday weekends tend to be, that is just fine with us. At least one or more of us will be hanging out with the owners of a certain out-of-town brewery who will be here for…

ABQ Beer Week: Everyone pucker up on Day One as sours take center stage

And, we’re back! ABQ Beer Week kicks off today (Thursday) with an actual kickoff party, plus a special tasting/tap takeover, a beer-and-cheese pairing, a beer dinner, a fundraiser, and more. Let’s get right to it, shall we? Featured Event Every day we will pick what we consider the biggest, most interesting, most unique event. This…