The Crew zooms ahead with our first video beer review

Oh, the times are a changing, and with all of the Crew unable to really hang out together in person, we came up with a brilliant/terrible/questionable idea (we will let you all decide). For certain special-release beers during this time of social distancing, we are going to be doing reviews via Zoom and posting them…

Breweries offering promotions throughout the state during the pandemic

In these uncertain times, one thing is certain:  we are still thirsty. For social interaction, for a sense of community, and of course, for beer. Even in their darkest hour, many of the local breweries are responding by offering various promotions to help us, the consumers, get the libations we require while on a limited…

Metro breweries still adjusting to new regulations during pandemic

Most craft beer drinkers have been able to adjust to the new normal of to-go beer only from breweries, but we still wanted to know just how the breweries have adjusted with no major changes in statewide edicts since dine-in sales were stopped. After Luke checked in with the Santa Fe-area breweries last week, I…

COVID-19 and how it has affected the Santa Fe brewing industry so far

Now that we’re several weeks into the global pandemic, it’s pretty evident that life has changed drastically for small businesses everywhere. For our local craft brewing scene here in New Mexico, they’re feeling the effects just as much as in the larger cities. You’ve no doubt read my editor’s updates on what’s been going on…

Toltec Brewing was fine-tuning the experience before Covid-19 arrived

We have been sitting on this Look Back/Look Ahead Series interview that I did with Toltec Brewing’s dynamic duo of head brewer Kaylynn McKnight and general manager Keri Fleming for some time now. With things having (ever so briefly) settled down for now, we thought we would bring a little light and levity back to…

Tractor Brewing closes all locations to keep its staff and patrons safe

We were a bit surprised Saturday morning to see the news that Tractor Brewing had closed all of its locations effective immediately. Like most breweries, Tractor had chosen to stay open for to-go orders of beer and food. Ultimately, though, Tractor co-owner/president Skye Devore told us that she could not in good conscience remain open….