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A quick trip among the offsite taprooms of Las Cruces

The colorful Truth or Consequences taproom in Las Cruces is very much worth the visit. Three of us in the Crew launched our trip to Southern New Mexico on Friday with a change from the original plan. Rather than head straight for the mountain towns of Cloudcroft, Lincoln, and Ruidoso, we instead went to Las Cruces first, saving the rest for ...

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The Crew returns to the road to visit breweries in southern NM

The Crew is hitting the road again to visit some breweries, though we will be headed south, rather than east/southeast this time. It has been a long, long time since multiple members of the Crew piled into a vehicle and hit the road to visit breweries beyond the confines of the Albuquerque and Santa Fe metro areas. Well, with vaccine cou ...

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Marble duo keeps things rolling smoothly in their key brewery roles

Packaging manager Lindsay Mangin, left, and lab technician Cassandra Ford fill key roles at Marble Brewery. Back in 2015, the Crew ran a series of articles on many of the women holding key roles at New Mexico breweries, from brewers to managers and all jobs in between. One could say more than enough time has passed for us to get back to high ...

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A beer trip along old Highway 14 brings back memories of past times

Despite the wind, a pint of Ducks in a Row Dark Lager tasted great at Beer Creek the other day. With vaccines now being administered, and many of our counties now at the yellow level or better, the urge to get out of the house and onto the road has begun to take hold with many of us in the Crew. Last week, with nothing else to do (the da ...

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A beer trip along old Highway 14 brings back memories of old times

Despite the wind, a pint of Ducks in a Row Dark Lager tasted great at Beer Creek the other day. With vaccines now being administered, and many of our counties now at the yellow level or better, the urge to get out of the house and onto the road has begun to take hold with many of us in the Crew. Last week, with nothing else to do (the da ...

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Second Street Brewery survives 2020 and thrives so far in 2021

Head brewer Tom Ludzia pours me a pint of their award-winning Brown Ale. I waited in my car until I was given the signal from Tom Ludzia to follow him inside, through the service door, into the brewhouse at 2920 Rufina Street. There, in a fortress of stainless steel, less than a handful of other masked do-gooders stood around looking as if t ...

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Toltec Brewing brings its new head brewer full circle

Brewer Brandon Venaglia has taken the reins at Toltec Brewing after a long stint at Bathtub Row in Los Alamos. Brandon Venaglia is back in his old neighborhood. The well-traveled brewer, who went from Back Alley Drafthouse to Cazuela’s to Bathtub Row, has taken the open job at Toltec Brewing on the West Side of Albuquerque. &ld ...

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