It’s getting more and more difficult to ramble a few Albuquerque blocks without seeing a new brewery pop up. They seem to be replacing the dyeing breed of neighborhood pubs. Last week alone, we saw the opening of the much-anticipated Rio Bravo Brewing Co. and the hipster-daubed Boese Brothers Brewery (601 Gold Ave. SW, 382-7060).
People outside the Duke City are taking notice of our beer scene, too. Earlier this month, Travel + Leisure placed Albuquerque at No. 17 on their list of “America’s 20 Best Cities for Beer Lovers.” We placed one slot above San Diego and one behind Boston. Portland was No. 1.
When you’re checking out some of these awesome ABQ events this weekend, make sure you take time to stop by one of our breweries to cool off with a craft beer. Of course, drink responsibly.
When it was announced a new Ghostbusters movie would begin filming, there seemed to be a resurgence of Ghostbusters love. Then again, maybe it was always there. After all, the movies are classics. Either way, the first Ghostbusters flick will light up Civic Plaza at 8 p.m. tonight as part of the “A Summer of Movies in the Heart of the City” series.
The movie is free and all ages are welcome. Though seating’s available, people are free to bring their own folding chairs. You can also bring an appetite since mobile concession stands and food trucks will dot the grounds.
Chile roasters all over New Mexico are now turning and the smells are wafting through our air. It’s green chile season. To celebrate, head to Chilefest this weekend at Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian Church (1801 Montaño Road NW).
The festival runs tomorrow, Aug. 22 and Sunday, Aug. 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.
There will be arts and crafts vendors, a bake sale, a book sale, a plant sale, food, live entertainment, and activities for the kids, even live and silent auctions, all to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Oh yeah, there will also be chile roasting.
On Sunday, Aug. 23, head to Harnett Park (6718 Rio Grande Blvd NW) in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque for Los Ojos De La Familia’s Fifth Annual Charity Car Show.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., classic and curious cars and motorcycles will be parked for attendees to admire. For just $25, you can even enter your own car or cycle. All entree fees benefit Los Ojos De La Familia, a grassroots charity that provides scholarships, financial support, grants, and much more to those in need.
All ages are welcome and admission is free. There will be food, games, music, and raffles.
What are your weekend plans?