Sidetrack looks get to back on track as its 5th anniversary approaches

Throughout 2020, most individuals and businesses alike have had to set aside any big plans and focus on adapting to the ever-changing regulations and curveballs being thrown at all of us. Sidetrack Brewing Company was not an exception to this, said co-owner Dan Herr, in a series of email responses to us to kick off…

Embrace the darkness statewide on International Stout Day

We are not the ones responsible for International Stout Day, but we are definitely among the beer lovers who will celebrate this annual “holiday” devoted to the darkest of beers. As a public service, we decided it was a good idea to list every stout that we know is available at our breweries, though we…

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…

Bending Steel like never before: Catching up with the folks at Steel Bender

Our continuing journey to get to know our brewery owners and staff members on a more personal level has led us to Steel Bender Brewyard in Los Ranchos. We had a lovely tête-à-tête with Ethan Chant (co-owner with his brothers Chris and Greg), Shelby Chant (co-owner and marketing director), April Varela (general manager), and Bob…