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…

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….

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…

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…

Tumbleroot hosts panel of Santa Fe-area brewers before documentary screening

The Brewers Association’s new documentary, For the Love of Craft, has been shown in breweries around the country of late. Tumbleroot Brewery and Distillery, however, is going beyond just airing the 30-minute film this Saturday night. Starting at 7 p.m., Tumbleroot has assembled a panel of Santa Fe’s top brewers for a panel discussion 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…