Home > Tag Archives: new mexico beer news

Tag Archives: new mexico beer news

Rio Bravo shakes things up with new brewing operations manager

Austin Giorgetta, the new head of brewing operations, aims to get Rio Bravo’s beer up to par with the rest of the New Mexico craft scene. Around this time last year, the staff at Rio Bravo Brewing told us that some big changes were coming in 2018. Not all of those that did occur were obvious, but arguably the biggest move of all will star ...

Read More »

Kilt Check fights to stay relevant in a crowded craft brewing scene

The name had to change, but everything else about Kilt Check is the same quality neighborhood pub as before. The name change still trips up some customers every now and again. They walk into Kilt Check Brewing and ask if it is a new brewery, only to see owner/brewer Mike Campbell is still behind the bar, the throwback decor still adorns the sam ...

Read More »

Dialogue aims to keep the conversation fresh by focusing inward

Things have been busy behind the scenes at Dialogue over the past year. By the time I arrived for the interview at Dialogue Brewing, it was bustling with projects and work, both getting ready for the day and continuing to push forward on recent ambitions. Luckily, the crew at Dialogue put few minutes of their time aside for us so we could get c ...

Read More »

Stout Challenge VIII: Blackened is the end?

Last year’s Stout Challenge participants, not all of whom are returning for 2019. The days of the regular stout may be coming to an end. Declining sales has led to many breweries dropping stouts from their year-round lineups. Meanwhile, the Crew continues to change and evolve. We have lost members to moving out of state for work, others a ...

Read More »

Ponderosa finds its footing after taproom-fueled year of rapid growth

Ponderosa head brewer Antonio Fernandez was a busy man in 2018, and that won’t change this year. Every brewery that opens an off-site taproom hopes that it provides a decent boost in sales and revenue. For the folks at Ponderosa Brewing, they had those hopes when the small taproom at the renovated El Vado Motel on Central opened this past ...

Read More »

The Week Ahead in Beer: A sad farewell to a classic brew

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, and one in Red River also joining the party. Stoutmeister puts on his serious face to handle The Week Ahead i ...

Read More »

NM Brewers Guild executive director stepping down to start his own brewery

The new project from outgoing Brewers Guild executive director John Gozigian. The news that New Mexico Brewers Guild executive director John Gozigian was stepping down at the end of March did not catch us by complete surprise when it was announced last week. We were aware of John being involved in a new project coming to replace the Bosque San ...

Read More »

Flix Brewhouse leads local charge at Beer Army Beer Wars competition

The first competition of the year is in the books. The first national beer competition of the year is in the books, and once again, New Mexico breweries have pulled off a strong showing. The Beer Army Beer Wars awards were announced last week, with five local breweries bringing home 20 medals. Flix Brewhouse came in seventh overall with one gol ...

Read More »