The Beauty And The Beer


Ben Lolli is producing a series called The Beer Trale at, which is about the people behind craft beer. Ben worked for me in 2009 as one of a team of techs who inventoried technology in our local school district. He is on the road interviewing some of Albuquerque’s award winning breweries, and he asked me to help out with still photography and video. Last night we visited La Cumbre Brewery ( owned by Master Brewer Jeff Erway and his wife Laura — school teachers turned master brewers — who now produce award winning beer.


Jeff and Ben






11 thoughts on “The Beauty And The Beer

    • La Cumbres has a major operation going here. We have a couple of large lava flows in NM we call Malpais. One is SE of Gallup, the other is the Valley of Fires near Carrizozo. I’m not a beer drinker, but if Malpais Stout is a black and rough as the Malpais, it’s a great beer for sure.

  1. Great photos! I’m not a fan of beer, but I am a fan of supporting local business- I hope they see continued success. (My husband, on the other hand, would be happy to support the beer, though 🙂 )

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