20 questions with Rowley Farmhouse Ales’ new head brewer

Rowley Farmhouse Ales has a new head brewer. When former head brewer Wes Burbank accepted a new position at Ex Novo Brewing in Corrales this summer, he left some pretty big barrels to fill back in Santa Fe. It was a good thing Rowley and crew have built up such a wide network of friends…

Checking in with Blue Corn Brewery during the era of COVID-19

What’s up with Blue Corn Brewery? That’s been the gist of many of the questions I’ve received lately about one of Santa Fe’s elder breweries. For a while, during the thick of the pandemic, they had remained open at their south side location for takeout only, forgoing the chance to open up their large dining…

Santa Fe breweries react to indoor dining restriction

About a week ago, the governor renewed restrictions on indoor dining for all restaurants and breweries, and quite a few brewery and restaurant operators were quick to weigh in with their opinions. Across various social media platforms, a great deal of those in and around the brewing industry vented their frustrations, some in comments and…

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….