Remaining Santa Fe breweries at various stages of reopening

On Tuesday, the Dark Side Brew Crew ran my story on the Santa Fe breweries that have been open to the public for a couple weeks now, and what unique challenges they’ve faced as they blazed the trail for the others. As promised, I reached out to Second Street Brewery, Blue Corn Brewery, and Tumbleroot…

Crushing the can game at Second Street and beyond

Second Street Brewery’s design team has just won some major national awards for craft beer can design, but the best part about the local Santa Fe brewery’s design team is that technically it’s a one-woman show, Mariah Cameron Scee. Scee also designed the can for Pink Boots Society beer, Essential Pie, that was released today….

Beer Creek brews up a little New Mexico history

Last week, I was summoned out to Beer Creek Brewing Company because the guys said they had some news for me. They had done something historic, owner and founder had Rich Headley told me. I was intrigued, so I took the bait. After a few minutes down Highway 14, I pulled into the empty parking…

A masked brew-tour and a quick chat with Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery

We are now 11 weeks into the pandemic restaurant/brewery shutdown, and most restaurants and breweries are still poised to open their doors as early as next week after this week’s quite spontaneous patio soft-opening announcement. With true indoor opening dates as well as dine-in rules still up in the air, I thought it would be…

Second Street Brewery had a solid 2019 and then 2020 happened

We’re now more than a month into the *zombie apocalypse, and while some of us are getting restless and anxious for an end to the madness, some are settling into what may be the new normal (for a while) in the best way they know how. But, at least with the rules of engagement no…

Yes we can! What Rowley Farmhouse Ales is doing to survive these tough times

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, which is actually encouraged now, you’ve been hearing/reading more and more about how the COVID-19 virus has been affecting well, everything and everyone. Here in New Mexico’s local brewing industry, these small businesses have been weathering the storm as best as they can, with each situation different for…

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…