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…

Tractor Brewing plows through a blur of a year with higher hopes for 2022

The global pandemic has left no business unscathed, but for breweries with a big focus on hosting events, it was particularly rough over the past year-plus. Perhaps no brewery in New Mexico endured the ups and downs quite as much as Tractor Brewing. I sat down with marketing director Jeremy Kinter and co-owner/brewmaster David Hargis…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Embrace the darkness in its many forms

A smooth stout appears in cans, an epic imperial stout returns in bottles, we celebrate the dead, dance to a certain spooky family’s theme, and blast our souls into oblivion with local metal. Yeah, it’s our kind of week. New Draft: Boese Brothers also joins this darker setting with Soul Stealer Extra Stout. (UPDATE) Bombs…

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: Spooky Events Emerge in Advance of Halloween

After kind of a lull the week after the Balloon Fiesta, this week looks to be chock full of new brews and a plethora of weekend events.  New Draft: Bosque added Perpetual Sunset, a strawberry lager. Boxing Bear recently tapped Loose Seal Pale Ale and Falcon Mountain IPA. (UPDATE) Brew Lab 101 took some Boo-Berry…