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Kaktus Brewing’s C-Thru Stout Review

By ABQ Beer / August 14, 2017

C-Thru Stout – Kaktüs Brewing ABV: 6.1% – IBU: 23 Blonde Stout Overall Rating 4.25 of 5 Mugs   MrHoppy 4.25 of 5 mugs C-Thru Stout is riddle in a glass. Looking like a light ale with a clear golden body and small white head but with a taste resembling a stout, hence the name C-Thru Stout.  Aromas are […]


Albuquerque Hopfest 2017

By ABQ Beer / July 31, 2017

Albuquerque Hopfest SATURDAY, August 26th, 2017 Isleta Resort & Casino @2pm – 6pm Buy Tickets Here Use Promo Code: ABQBEER 10% Off* Extra Hoppy or General Admission Tickets! 70 Breweries – Unlimited Sampling – Ciders, Spirits & More Buy Tickets Here Use Promo Code: ABQBEER 10% Off* Extra Hoppy or General Admission Tickets! 3 Stages […]


NM IPA Champion 2017

By ABQ Beer / July 30, 2017

Round 3 – NM IPA Challenge 2017 The final round of the 2017 New Mexico IPA Challenge took place this past Saturday, July 29th, 2017.  Round 3 was hosted on the Patio at Steel Bender Brewyard with plenty of space to accommodate the hoards of hop zombies that would descend upon the challenge. This year […]


Bow & Arrow’s Hazillionaire Review

By ABQ Beer / July 28, 2017

Hazillionaire – Bow & Arrow ABV: 6.8% – IBU: 65 IPA (w/Saison Yeast) Overall Rating 4.5 of 5 Mugs MrHoppy 4.5 of 5 mugs Hazillionaire has a hazed orange body and foamy white head, served in a tulip glass to help retain aroma. The first smell gives way to an array of citrus aromas with […]


DOA August Meeting: FLIX Brewhouse

By ABQ Beer / July 27, 2017

Dukes of Ale August Meeting Will Moorman, Dukes member and head brewer, will give a brewery tour and discuss making a German Wit.  We’ll also discuss making Kolsch beers, and have samples.  Starts @ 6:30 and I’d suggest eating there as well…..great food and selection. From website: Flix Brewhouse is America’s only first-run Cinema Brewery. Stop and […]


NM IPA Challenge 2017 – Round 2 Results

By ABQ Beer / July 22, 2017

Round 2 of the 2017 NM IPA Challenge  took place at Second Street Brewery, (Rufina St) Santa Fe NM on July 22, 2017 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Elimination Round Results Round 1 Results NM IPA CHALLENGE – ROUND 2 Results  2017 # of Votes – Brewery 37 – Boxing Bear 33 – Quarter Celtic […]


NM IPA Challenge 2017 – Round 1 Results

By ABQ Beer / July 21, 2017

After the Elimination Round in ABQ at Duel Brewing, only 15 IPAs were left to compete. The remaining 15 IPAs will now battle in a three city traveling competition that will culminate in Albuquerque on July 29th at Steel Bender Brewyard for Round 3. Round 1 of the 2017 NM IPA Challenge took place at […]


Boxing Bear’s Red Glove Double Red Ale Home Brew Recipe

By ABQ Beer / July 21, 2017

This homebrew recipe is featured in Top 50 Commercial Clone Beer Recipes. This double red ale took home a gold medal at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival. Makes 5 gallons of beer! Specifications Original Gravity: 1.074 Final Gravity: 1.023 ABV: ~6.7% Directions Single infusion mash at 154° F for 60 minutes. Conduct a 90 […]


Sidetrack’s Switchgear IPA Review

By ABQ Beer / July 21, 2017

Switchgear IPA – Sidetrack Brewing ABV: 7% – IBU: 80 IPA Overall Rating 4.5 of 5 Mugs NM IPA Challenge Notes: Switchgear IPA was my top pick of flight 1, beers 1-13 in the NM IPA Challenge, Elimination round. Since Switchgear IPA only got 3 votes (one of which was mine), I decided to go […]


NM IPA Challenge – Elimination Round 2017

By ABQ Beer / July 16, 2017

This year’s (2017) New Mexico IPA Challenge was one for the record books. A total number of 39 entries from breweries spanning the entire state. The beers were randomly numbered and assigned into 3 separate flights. Beers 1-13 in the first flight beers 14-26 in the second flight, and beers 27-39in the third flight (3 […]

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