Train of Foams: Hop on the Ale Trail locomotive in Santa Fe

There’s something new to do in Santa Fe. Santa Fe resident George R.R. Martin of Game of Thrones fame (along with some other investors), purchased and restored a historic railroad. There are multiple themed trains to choose from each month, including, but not limited to, stargazing, cocktails, brunch, and the one I took last weekend…

20 questions with Jennifer Treu, Rowley Farmhouse Ales’ new head brewer

It’s not an easy thing to turn your passion into a career that spans several states, partially through a pandemic, but Rowley Farmhouse Ales’ new head brewer has done just that. On a nice, reasonably un-windy Wednesday, I sat down with the entire RFA brew crew, including brewmaster John Rowley, cellarman Roger Pacheco, new to…

Second Street Brewery set to close its original location after 24 years

Unexpected news hit our inbox on Wednesday afternoon as Second Street Brewery informed us that they had made the difficult decision to close their original namesake location on Second Street in Santa Fe. The final day of business will be April 9. The good news is that the Rufina and Railyard locations will remain open,…

The legend of the Second Street Barleywine once known as Skookum

Tonight, Second Street Brewery is releasing not one, but two special barleywines for 2021. That’s right, the Rufina Street location will have both an English- and an American-style barleywine available for purchase that will surely keep you in the holiday spirit all winter long. As you may have already heard, these beers can be collected…

Rowley Farmhouse Ales is back in black with Blackest Friday

A cold wind blows across your face, sending a shiver deep down into your sweater. You can see your breath as you huff and puff across the parking lot. And, as you pull the sleeves over your frigid fingers, you already begin to regret the inevitable walk back to the car, as your legs feel…

Santa Fe area breweries share their own tales of supply chain woe

It’s been a few weeks since we ran the article on the supply chain issues facing the New Mexico brewing industry, but the picture wouldn’t be complete without chatting with a few of the Santa Fe breweries, including a mixture of production facilities and brewpubs for good measure. So let’s get jump back in, shall…

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…