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La Reforma Brewery finds a bright spot in the form of its first GABF gold medal

The awesome wall mural inside the newly expanded La Reforma was created by local artists Carlos Contreras and Gregory “MR. MRVL” Tafoya.

The virtual version of the Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony caught more than a few people by surprise. In the case of La Reforma Brewery co-owner John Gozigian and head brewer Robert Buskirk-Lechner, it ended up being a rather pleasant surprise when they captured a gold medal on Friday night.

“So I’ll be perfectly honest, I wasn’t watching it this year,” Buskirk-Lechner said. “I find that it’s a lot of stressful moments during the announcements. There’s a letdown when you get passed by. I’m always down with that if you’re there in person and see all the others from New Mexico win, but it’s rough from a distance. I figured I wasn’t going to bother with it this year, so I was just sitting around at home when I got a text saying GOLD in all capital letters. It took me a couple minutes to figure out what’s going on.”

The same thing happened to

Source: NM Dark Side Brew Crew

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