Wednesday, August 16, 2023

NM Brew Fest Ticket Party

What's your favorite beer festival in New Mexico? To me, they're all like the kids I was smart enough not to have: they're all my favorite. But I can say that the NM Brew Fest holds a special place in my heart because I remember how impressed I was by the very first one back in 2010. I had never been to Villa Hispana at Expo New Mexico and I was blown away by how spacious, shaded, and green the area is. It was so nice to be able to take a break and relax in some grass rather than being shoved in a stuffy building with sweaty drinkers, as I have at some out of state fests. And that was back in 2010, remember, so there wasn't even Covid to consider. There were just a million other viruses to catch. NM Brew Fest did have to take 2020 and 2021 off due to Covid, but had a successful return last year.

And they'll be back at it this year on Saturday, Oct. 14 at the same great venue. And if you show up at Marble Brewery's downtown location this Thursday, August 17th between 6 and 8 pm, you can score yourself some discounted tickets to the festival! The NM Brew Fest peeps will be on hand to get you set up for this fun festival that promises 20+ booths pouring wonderful alcoholic beverages. Beer purveyors range from the likes of larger breweries you all know such as Ex Novo, La Cumbre (who doesn't participate in festivals much, so this is a rarity), Tractor, Turtle Mountain, Marble, Boxing Bear; but also smaller and newer to the fest scene breweries like Gravity Bound, Downshift, and Sunday Service Motor Co. Cider and spirit booths will also be at the fest. Festival entry gets you a commemorative pint glass, samples, and the nice touch of being able to buy full pints rather than just getting samples. NM Brew Fest has always had good food served up over the years, and this year's lineup includes food trucks Umami Moto, Gourmet Donor Kebab, and Phat Stax Burgers. You like music with your beer fest? Well, tough, because you're getting it anyways. Hooks and the Huckleberries and Hello Darlin' For you out of towners visiting for the fest, or in-towners who just don't wanna be at home, the Ramada Midtown is offering special rates on both Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th for those attending the fest. More info on the festival can be found at

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