That time we discovered the Truth (Serum) is out there and really darn tasty

A short while ago, the incredibly generous people at Truth or Consequences Brewing offered to send us a three-year vertical of Truth Serum Barleywine. There would be three 22-ounce bottles of the regular versions produced for 2018, 2019 and 2020, plus three each of their barrel-aged versions. This was not something we would ever say…

Beer Notes: Ongoing offsite taproom boom hits Las Cruces

Enough little news items piled up on our proverbial desk that we figured it was time for another rapid-fire Beer Notes to get you ready for the weekend. Taprooms taprooms taprooms! The rapid growth of offsite taprooms is continuing down south. Truth or Consequences Brewing opened its first taproom this week at 2001 E. Lohman…

Las Cruces craft brewing scene keeps it local even as it rapidly expands

Las Cruces is the second largest city in New Mexico, but for years, its craft beer scene was far behind Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and even some smaller towns. There was High Desert Brewing, which had followed in the footsteps of O’Ryan’s Tavern (closed in 2000), and the Pecan Grill was contract brewing with Sierra Blanca,…

ABQ Beer Week: Day Two brings out the big guns

This thing is only getting started, so there is no time to rest. This is one of the biggest days of ABQ Beer Week, with 16 events scheduled, so choose carefully. Much like Thursday, we had a hard time picking our featured event. On one hand, the beer lineup for the 21 and Over Tap…

ABQ Beer Week: Tractor plows ahead with smorgasbord of events

As one of the more event-focused breweries in town, Tractor Brewing has long been a prominent participant in ABQ Beer Week. While there are not quite as many events on the calendar as years past, the brewery is still hosting eight events split between three of its four taprooms. To get a handle on all…