Oktoberfiesta returns to Santa Fe Brewing HQ at long last

Before last year, when fall arrived in Santa Fe, it meant the scent of roasting chile in the air, golden leaves everywhere, and the promise of one big festival at New Mexico’s oldest and largest brewery, an Oktoberfest truly without compare. Well, 2020 was a very hard year for all, even meme Humpty Dumpty didn’t…

Rowley Farmhouse Ales celebrates 5 years in the business

Making it as a successful restaurant concept has never been an easy feat. Making it, and lasting as a successful business in Santa Fe is even more impressive, something restaurateurs take great pride in, something they can celebrate. For Santa Feans to embrace you, for visitors to seek you out while in town, you have…

Hidden Mountain Brewing celebrates its grand opening at long last

This Friday and Saturday, Hidden Mountain, the brewery formerly known as Blue Corn, is celebrating its grand opening at their South Side (and only) location at long last, and they’re pulling out all the stops. Slightly delayed by COVID restrictions, the Hidden Mountain team wanted to wait for the most opportune moment to throw a…

Rowley Farmhouse Ales bar manager finds her path forward

Ebbie Edmonston has been in and around the craft beer industry for eight years. She’s almost always been behind the bar, and has seen nearly every situation from the other side of the pine. After working at Duel Brewery for three and a half years, she was beamed aboard the ship at Meow Wolf as…

Second Street’s passion for the game goes Beyond the Pitch

Today (Friday), Second Street Brewery in Santa Fe is releasing Beyond the Pitch, a canned beer collaboration with The Curse, one of the official supporters groups of New Mexico United. With the can release date bearing down on the goal like a forward with a good lead-in, I rushed in to catch up with head…

Second Street Brewery survives 2020 and thrives so far in 2021

I waited in my car until I was given the signal from Tom Ludzia to follow him inside, through the service door, into the brewhouse at 2920 Rufina Street. There, in a fortress of stainless steel, less than a handful of other masked do-gooders stood around looking as if their day was about to get…

Beer Creek Brewing Company looks back at 2020 and hops forward in 2021

Beer Creek Brewing Company has been tested before. The men (and ladies) of Beer Creek have had to prove their toughness and steadfastness many times before out in the middle of what one might consider nowhere, and especially in a location whose history had seen nothing but failure in the past. But, nothing had tested…