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The Week Ahead in Beer: The hopheads strike back against winter

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 eight 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. Stoutmeister p ...

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Ponderosa Brewing has high spirits for the new year

A set of tasting flights are ready to go out at Ponderosa Brewing. (All photos courtesy of Antonio Fernandez) While the pandemic shuttered many businesses across the state, one of Albuquerque’s most up-and-coming neighborhoods, The Sawmill District, has experienced rapid growth even in the past year. At the heart of it is Ponderosa Bre ...

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NJ beer job posting: Growing Out Team – Northern NJ Mobile Canner

Position available Growing Out Team – Northern NJ Mobile Canner Job Description We have been very busy recently and are looking to add an additional canning line operator to our team. We have two canning lines currently on the road and will be expanding our operation with some exciting new machinery, product capabilities, and offerings fo ...

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Palmer Brewery had to put big projects on hold in 2020

We’ve all missed hanging out with Rob Palmer as much as he has missed all of us. (Photos courtesy of Palmer Brewery/Left Turn Distilling) I recently pinned down Rob Palmer for a short Zoom interview for the Look Back/Look Ahead Series. I have to admit, it is difficult for me to start these interviews. It’s basically just such a c ...

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New Year Beer Friday 2021

Happy New Year Beer Friday! 2020 threw a lot at breweries and for the most part they were able to overcome their challenges with your help. Here's to a kinder and hopefully more gentle 2021.  Hopkins - Holiday Ale : This has a nice mahogany color with a nose of nutmeg and orange peel. I was expecting a spice bomb, this was much more s ...

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Local breweries name their MVPs for this most difficult of years

The front-of-house staff at Sidetrack collectively earned MVP honors from the brewery owners. (Photo courtesy of Sidetrack Brewing) During a conversation with a front-of-house employee from a local brewery, he noted that it felt rather nice to see words of praise from one of the owners in a recent Brew Crew story. That got me thinking about how ...

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The Week Ahead in Beer: New brews for a New Year

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 eight 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. Stoutmeister p ...

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2020 really sucked but at least the beer was tasty

Taprooms were empty for a good portion of 2020, such as the one at Ex Novo. (Photo courtesy of Joel Gregory) Rather than wait until New Year’s Eve or Day, we decided that today (Tuesday) marked a perfectly good time to run our annual Year in Review. So, did anything happen in 2020? Well, gosh, a lot happened, and it was not all pandemic-r ...

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