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Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 4:00 pm | Updated: 12:06 am, Thu Jul 17, 2014.

ALBUQUERQUE — That frosty tide of smooth, golden brown craft beer has finally come in, and it’s helping to quench this drought-stricken state’s thirst for jobs and economic development.

Dozens of microbreweries and taprooms have popped up around New Mexico in recent years, the state’s universities and colleges are developing fermentation science programs and other classes aimed at the brewing industry, and local brew masters are bringing home some of the most coveted international accolades for their creations.

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  • Chewy Cabeza posted at 9:08 pm on Tue, Jul 15, 2014.

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    "Just last month, Gov. Susana Martinez and other state officials turned out for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the expansion of Blue Heron Brewery in Española."

    Well, at least she finally found one useful thing to do in her otherwise abyssmal reign.

     

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