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Milton's Brewing and CW

Currently, Milton’s is the only brewery in our small town of Carlsbad, NM. It is new and not yet well known by the locals, but the brewery’s team has already won many awards for their beer. The venue opened July of 2016 and provided a much-needed boost to the live entertainment within the community. I am happy to hear talk of them expanding their business in the near future.

On Friday night, my wife and I visited Milton’s to listen to an artist we have enjoyed for a while: CW. He is a one-man band that sings, plays the guitar, drums, and harmonica. CW plays primarily old-style blues with a few covers from the likes of Led Zeppelin and Georgia Satellites. This talented musician and songwriter entertained a full housefor over three hours straight.

As for the beer, my wife really likes ‘The Leroy’ Brown Ale which is rich in flavor but never bitter,and the ‘Mullet’, a smooth, slightly sweet and smoky coffee milk stout. Both of these are Milton’s own brews which can usually be found on tap. They also carry local wine and cider in addition to some other New Mexican beers. After about only one beer she was up dancing with her friends and encouraged many unsuspecting bystanders to join in. While Milton’s does not have an official dance floor, my wife enthusiastically cleared the way. In terms of food, the C-N-G BBQ Trailer came by with their mesquite smoked BBQ. What a menu! My wife is partial to the Chicken Bombs. They have everything she loves to eat all wrapped up in a single, smoky package. Start with a stuffed jalapeno, wrap a chicken breast around it and then two pieces of bacon, smoke until perfectly charred, add a rich C-N-G BBQ sauce, and there you have it. I’m always happy to see a small business thriving.

Milton’s Brewing has live bands most weekends. If you are ever in Carlsbad New Mexico, stop by for some music and a beer.

Brewery:
Milton's Brewing

Band:
CW

Food:
C-N-G BBQ

Prologue

Sound. EDCOR has been in the industry for decades. The retro feel of our Class X line of tube amp transformers often makes us yen for a good craft beer and some live music. With so many breweries popping up in the US, my wife and I have begun our journey to explore the best of bands and brews. It is possible you, yourself are on a similar quest, so we thought you may want to join us in our adventures.

You may not know, but EDCOR has been working with musicians and singers for many years. When my parents, Larry and Phyllis Weston, took over the company back in the early 70’s, they changed the direction of EDCOR’s wireless systems. They began working with artists like Debbie Reynolds and Stevie Wonder and became known in the sound industry to legends from Fender to Carver. Larry was even flown out to Japan to have a tour of the Pioneer plant. I think this is why, in the mid 70’s, Larry developed the first wireless guitar system.

As for my wife, her parents were professional dancers, both on stage and in big screen performances like “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Moon Zero Two”. Her father also was a musician, promotor and TV personality. Currently, he is the production manager for Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino in Mescalero, New Mexico and has worked with everyone from Halestorm to Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Following in her parent’s theatrical footsteps, my wife is a belly dancer and performs throughout the southwest. After years of traveling to her shows, we finally decided to purchase an RV. Recently, my wife and I have begun to take advantage of these trips to visit the local breweries we find and enjoy our shared love for music. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s go!!!

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