COVID-19 and how it has affected the Santa Fe brewing industry so far

Now that we’re several weeks into the global pandemic, it’s pretty evident that life has changed drastically for small businesses everywhere. For our local craft brewing scene here in New Mexico, they’re feeling the effects just as much as in the larger cities. You’ve no doubt read my editor’s updates on what’s been going on…

The Crew selects our favorite brews of 2019

Over the course of our winter mini-break, several of us in the Crew started discussing what were our favorite local craft beers of 2019. Normally, we tend to not express our opinions publicly, so as always, please take these merely as our individual likes, and humble suggestions for those beers still available. It is up…

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…

Ullrfest signals the end to summer at last

After a long, hot summer that’s still pretty hot, it may seem strange to have a beer festival dedicated to snow, but it’s happening at Pajarito Ski Area near Los Alamos this Saturday. Ullrfest is an annual tribute to Ullr, the Norse God of Snow. The hope is that with enough people dressed in Viking…

Beer Notes: The brewery taproom boom is not slowing down

It is a relatively quiet week out there, spring winds aside, so it felt like a good time to dust off the old beer notebook. New brewery updates We keep waiting for the number of forthcoming breweries to dwindle down, but that has not happened yet. There are currently five breweries with active small brewer…

Weekend Beer-cap: Back from a short hibernation

Welcome back to this weekly feature, which got skipped last week due to a deadly combination of not enough people sending in items, and too many other stories clogging up the queue. This past weekend, however, was a lot more jam-packed with beer-related fun for most of us. Huzzah to that! For me (Stoutmeister), it…

Beer Creek Brewing Company: A story about beer

Back in June, even we were feeling the sweltering heat all the way up here in Santa Fe, it was hard to escape the slow simmer of city life even in the Sangres. And, when it gets too hot in the city, us Santa Feans just gotta get out of town. Well, one Wednesday, I…