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…

Tumbleroot Brewery and Distillery grows organically into 2020

Tumbleroot has recently become a regular haunt of mine. On Mondays, it’s a chill joint, quiet enough, easy on the atmospheric pressure, and there’s dumplings. But, not dumplings like the ones we’re used to ordering on the side of an entrée. No, these are Chef Brent Jung’s dumplings, which started as a fun sometimes pop-up…

The Blackest of all Fridays returns at Rowley Farmhouse Ales

Once again, the Blackest of all Fridays returns to Santa Fe, THIS Friday, in fact. And no, I speak not of the unholiest of all financial sacrifices to consumerism. I speak of “Black-est Friday,” the annual celebration of independent craft barrel-aged Stouts at Rowley Farmhouse Ales. Each year, special and rare kegs of the richest…

Beer Creek Brewing got itself a brewhouse at last and boy that baby purrs

Beer Creek Brewing Company, the Santa Fe area’s newest brewery and pizza destination, just got their brand-new brewhouse, and they’ve already put it to work. You’ve probably heard of Beer Creek by now, and in the last year you might have taken that short drive down beautiful Highway 14, stopping halfway between Santa Fe and…

What’s in the box?! Rowley Farmhouse Ales has big news

Recently I was sitting at Rowley Farmhouse Ales, talking about barrel-aged goodies with the bartender as I sipped on their latest edition of Agent Scully IPA. Chef and co-owner Jeffrey Kaplan then sauntered down the steps, as he often does at the end of the day to greet his customers and check on the business…

Rowley Farmhouse Ales celebrates year three with a big bash

In the small town of Santa Fe, having a dedicated brewery crowd is not a given. It’s something that is earned. Take it from the long-standing beer-stitutions like Second Street Brewery, Santa Fe Brewing, and Blue Corn. They’ve been at this biz a long time, and they’ll tell you, they had to fight to stay…