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Santa Fe Brewing builds up HQ in 2019 so it can keep expanding in 2020

The reinvention of Santa Fe Brewing’s headquarters is nearly complete. Santa Fe Brewing Company had its busiest year yet. But, for a brewery known to spend a great deal of its efforts on expanding the empire outward, 2019 found New Mexico’s oldest operating brewery crafting closer to home and building upward. Not too long ago, I met ...

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Examining the mysterious mysteries of some forthcoming breweries

Things are getting close to opening at Alamogordo’s first brewery in a long, long time. (Photo courtesy of 575 Brewing) Greetings, all, Stoutmeister here with a random bit of randomness on a rainy, rather metal Friday afternoon. I have recently gotten some inquiries on some of the breweries now listed as having active small brewer license ...

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The Week Ahead in Beer: Variety is the spice of life this weekend

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 seven 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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Kilt Check Brewing reflects during its 3rd anniversary

Kilt Check Brewing is still plugging along after three years. This past Saturday was the third anniversary party for Kilt Check Brewing Company on 4814 Hardware Drive in Albuquerque, near San Mateo and McLeod. I wanted to specify the address because owner Mike Campbell said he still gets local people who come in and say they didn’t know t ...

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La Cumbre finds that louder is not better in another banner year

The swanky new offices in the building next door to the brewery, just in case you have ever wondered what it looks like in there. To stick with tradition, we begin our annual Look Back/Look Ahead Series with La Cumbre Brewing for 2019-20. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive review of each brewery’s 2019, while also previewing 2020, all ...

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The Week Ahead in Beer: Marble closes the downtown music season in style

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 seven 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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Ex Novo brewer Chichura takes long and winding road back to New Mexico

Ex Novo head brewer Dave Chichura has found a new home in Corrales after a long career brewing in places like Colorado, Wyoming, Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana. Long before he ever brewed a beer in New Mexico, a young Dave Chichura visited Albuquerque on a two-month brewery tour of America in 1995. He visited the Rio Bravo Restaurant Brewery d ...

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Beer Premier features wild lineup of all-new brews from around the state

The pint glass all Beer Premier attendees will receive on Saturday. Actual Sasquatch not included. (Photo courtesy of Rio Bravo Brewing and the New Mexico Brewers Guild) The Beer Premier, the final annual event on the New Mexico Brewers Guild’s calendar, is set for Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Rio Bravo. The BP will feature 23 brand-new b ...

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