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Cantero Brewing all set for soft opening this Saturday

It’s go-time, at last, for Cantero Brewing! In case anyone out there was unaware, the newest brewery in the Duke City will open this Saturday at 11 a.m. Cantero Brewing is holding its soft opening after a long, laborious process to get to this point. There will be at least five house beers on tap, the kitchen will be up and running, but a ...

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Red Door soars toward year number four

Red Door brewer Matt Meier has a new beer ready for us on Friday! Another year has passed for Red Door — wait, how did this year just, wasn’t it just GABF, ahem, never mind! — and they will be celebrating this Friday at the Candelaria brewery location (we recommend utilizing Lyft and such as parking is at a premium). Stoutmeis ...

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Blue Grasshopper building full-fledged brewery in Wells Park neighborhood

That red building back there is the future home of Blue Grasshopper’s brewery and taproom in the Wells Park neighborhood. The brewing conditions at the original Blue Grasshopper Brewery and Pub in Rio Rancho have always been more than a bit cramped. That will be changing in the future, but not through any expansion of that location. Inste ...

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Get your ABQ Hopfest beer lists here

It’s almost time for the 11th annual ABQ Hopfest, which kicks off Saturday at Isleta Casino. It is a couple weeks later than usual, but the annual Albuquerque Hopfest is back at Isleta Casino this Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. (2 to 6 for extra hoppy hour and VIP ticket holders) There are a few subtle changes this year, but for the most part ...

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Autumn has arrived at the Northern New Mexico breweries

Red River was just as glorious as the pictures make it look. Fall was suddenly and dramatically in the air recently as Dave and I trekked up north to visit some breweries we have been trying to visit for some time. We welcomed the cooler air and monsoonal rains as we made our way around arguably the most beautiful area of the state. Our plan wa ...

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Red Door clarifies the reason for closing its taproom

The Red Door taproom in simpler times. And no, we don’t know what happened to all those floating red doors. The abrupt closure of Red Door’s taproom at Wyoming and Comanche caught many people by surprise last Friday, but it had actually been the culmination of a month-long disagreement. During a stop at the main brewery to talk abou ...

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The Week Ahead in Beer: Tumbleroot embraces Metal Mondays

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, and one in Las Cruces also joining the party. Stoutmeister puts on his serious face to hand ...

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Weekend Beer-cap: A slew of brews and touchdowns, too

Ah, Arizona football, driving Stoutmeister to drink for more than 20 years. A holiday weekend provides plenty of chances for members of the Crew to explore our local beer scene. From beers-to-go to visiting breweries to the ages old blend of football and beer, we had some fun out there. My weekend actually runs Wednesday and Thursday, but this ...

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