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Blue Grasshopper begins the difficult process of scaling back

The Blue Grasshopper in Wells Park has closed, but will eventually reopen under a new name after a period of transition. A surprising post on Facebook changed our plans on Saturday, when we read that Blue Grasshopper Brewery was holding a “grand closing” of its location at Second Street and Summer in Wells Park. Taking a chance, I d ...

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Kaktus Brewery maxes out its space for the benefit of its customers

Kaktus Brewery owner Dana Koller, left, and head brewer Michael Waddy are all smiles in their cozy Bernalillo location. If there was ever a brewery that fit the definition of cozy, Kaktus Brewery would be at the forefront of all the candidates from New Mexico. That will not be changing anytime soon for this hometown pub for all the residents of ...

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The Week Ahead in Beer: All the Christmas Eve info in one place

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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Enchanted Circle Brewing plays with their food and their beer

Enchanted Circle is making itself at home in Albuquerque. Anyone who knows Enchanted Circle’s owners, Steve and Shelley Larson, is already aware of how much they want to please their customers. The first evidence of that is the sheer number of taps they have at each of their locations (Angel Fire and Albuquerque). Their original place is ...

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Ex Novo Brewing finds its footing in Corrales and parts beyond

Ex Novo owner Joel Gregory, left, and the brewing team, from left, head brewer Dave Chichura, packaging manager Ryder Madruga (kneeling), lead brewer Dan Cavan, packaging tech Julio Jurado, cellarman Josh Kaskalla, and brewer Josh Olivas, have worked hard to keep up with demand this year. Back when Ex Novo Brewing was announced, there were skep ...

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Palmer Brewery and Cider House gets historic times two

One of our favorite people in the industry, Rob Palmer, with one of his creations in his brewery. I did not expect exactly what I got when I walked in to Palmer Brewery and Cider House to discuss the year in review and what news is upcoming for 2020. I had originally scheduled the interview with Palmer’s owner/brewer Rob Palmer. When I wa ...

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The Blackest of all Fridays returns at Rowley Farmhouse Ales

Blackest Friday 2018 Once again, the Blackest of all Fridays returns to Santa Fe, THIS Friday, in fact. And no, I speak not of the unholiest of all financial sacrifices to consumerism. I speak of “Black-est Friday,” the annual celebration of independent craft barrel-aged Stouts at Rowley Farmhouse Ales. Each year, special and rare k ...

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The Week Ahead in Beer: Always bet on Vanta Black this Friday

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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“This old house” in Corrales plays to its strengths

Casa Vieja is still churning out beers in one of the more charming spaces for a brewery anywhere in New Mexico. Casa Vieja, located at 4541 Corrales Road, decidedly does not want to be like the other breweries you know. This beautiful, historic building has had several lives. But, most recently, the Socha family purchased the site in 2016 and o ...

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