All breweries eligible to reopen patios Friday and indoor seating Monday

Good news came down from Santa Fe on Thursday afternoon as Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is allowing all breweries to reopen their patios to 50-percent occupancy Friday and then indoor seating Monday. Two weeks ago, the governor permitted breweries with 50-percent or greater food sales to reopen, but that left many breweries big and small…

Beer Creek brews up a little New Mexico history

Last week, I was summoned out to Beer Creek Brewing Company because the guys said they had some news for me. They had done something historic, owner and founder had Rich Headley told me. I was intrigued, so I took the bait. After a few minutes down Highway 14, I pulled into the empty parking…

A quick guide to every brewery now open for dine-in customers

As we noted with last week’s surprise OK to open patios at certain breweries, the majority of those places would also be allowed to open indoor seating starting today (Monday) at 50-percent capacity. Well, as a public service, we wanted to make as easy as possible for everyone to know where you can sit down…

A masked brew-tour and a quick chat with Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery

We are now 11 weeks into the pandemic restaurant/brewery shutdown, and most restaurants and breweries are still poised to open their doors as early as next week after this week’s quite spontaneous patio soft-opening announcement. With true indoor opening dates as well as dine-in rules still up in the air, I thought it would be…

Santa Fe Brewing donates back to hourly staff and looks to brighter days ahead

Since the quarantine began, local breweries have handled the change in multiple ways. Among the announcements of closures and re-openings, new hours, sanitary procedures, specials and discounted prices, and an increase in package and to-go offerings, something else began to stand out. A genuine concern for the newly disrupted livelihood of the breweries’ front-liners —…