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…

Chili Line keeps on track in 2020

In 2020, Chili Line Brewing Co. closed their taproom to the public and pulled out of the Lamy Station. While it may sound like the beginning of another worst-year story, actually, all things considered and despite the challenges they faced, the brewery known to smoke ‘em if they’ve got ‘em (meaning beers of course) had…

Tumbleroot keeps their spirits high through 2020 and into 2021

Co-founder and brewmaster Jason Kirkman takes a break from bottling to answer a quick phone call from a beer writer. He sits for a minute in the empty brewing facility, once filled with the sounds of laughter, the odd clang of a hoseclamp here and there, and new beers bubbling happily away into buckets. He’s…