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Tag: New Mexico

La Cumbre Brewing’s Taproom Barkeep by

Albuquerque brewery La Cumbre’s taproom has become a popular hangout for local beer lovers, and its taproom sales (especially the top-selling Elevated IPA) are what made the company viable.

Co-op Breweries in Small Town America: Fostering Community One Beer at a Time The Business of Beer by

While most co-op breweries are in urban areas, the business model has also found success in rural towns, uniting neighbors for a common purpose.

Jeff Erway of La Cumbre Brewing Company Going Pro by

A massive IPA put Albuquerque, New Mexico’s La Cumbre Brewing on the map. But Jeff Erway, La Cumbre’s founder and brewer, likes to focus as much on fine-tuned classic styles (a Hefeweizen, a Pilsner, a foreign-style Stout) as he does on show-stopping hop bombs.

Wild Hops Native to the Us Make Their Commercial Beer Debut News by

A new variety of humulus lupulus is finding its way into beer glasses, and it comes from an unlikely source: the American Southwest.

Ted Rice of Marble Brewery Going Pro by

Ted Rice bounced from New York to California to Miami before finding himself as a brewer in New Mexico. Things clicked for him after he fell in with a robust community of pros and homebrewers. Together, they’re pushing what Rice calls “a Southwestern regional flavor.”

Take a Beercation This Spring Party-Gyle by

America has a rich brewing history too—here are a few itineraries that will help you explore it, in places with plenty of other fun things to do.

Albuquerque, New Mexico Destinations by

It’s still a well-kept secret that Albuquerque is one of the most prolific markets of local, craft-brewed beer. Part of the appeal of Albuquerque’s beer scene is that it isn’t trying to be the next Portland or San Diego.