It’s 10 years of beer for the New Mexico Brew Fest.
When event co-founder Kevin Hopper began the festival, he did not foresee the giant growth boom New Mexico breweries would make in the state.
“There was no point of reference, really,” Hopper said. “I think there was just a handful of (New Mexico) breweries. I expected it to grow, but not 80 breweries or something. That’s just incredible. What I love about it, and very surprisingly, most of the beer stays in the state.”