Oktoberfiesta returns to Santa Fe Brewing HQ at long last

Before last year, when fall arrived in Santa Fe, it meant the scent of roasting chile in the air, golden leaves everywhere, and the promise of one big festival at New Mexico’s oldest and largest brewery, an Oktoberfest truly without compare. Well, 2020 was a very hard year for all, even meme Humpty Dumpty didn’t…

Rowley Farmhouse Ales celebrates 5 years in the business

Making it as a successful restaurant concept has never been an easy feat. Making it, and lasting as a successful business in Santa Fe is even more impressive, something restaurateurs take great pride in, something they can celebrate. For Santa Feans to embrace you, for visitors to seek you out while in town, you have…

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…

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…

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…

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….