Breweries offering promotions throughout the state during the pandemic

In these uncertain times, one thing is certain:  we are still thirsty. For social interaction, for a sense of community, and of course, for beer. Even in their darkest hour, many of the local breweries are responding by offering various promotions to help us, the consumers, get the libations we require while on a limited…

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…

Tumbleroot hosts panel of Santa Fe-area brewers before documentary screening

The Brewers Association’s new documentary, For the Love of Craft, has been shown in breweries around the country of late. Tumbleroot Brewery and Distillery, however, is going beyond just airing the 30-minute film this Saturday night. Starting at 7 p.m., Tumbleroot has assembled a panel of Santa Fe’s top brewers for a panel discussion and…

Chili Line changes tracks in 2018 and aims to pull into the station in 2019

During the past year, Chili Line Brewing has been busy. I mean, really busy. Between turning their taproom into a downtown nightlife destination, pouring at all the local festivals, and getting their brand-new location ready to open, they’ve been BUSY. Thankfully, brewer Alexander Pertusini was kind enough to sit down and speak with the Dark…

Beer Notes: All the little tidbits edition

Lots of stuff can fall through the cracks as far as beer news goes, especially when an editor goes on a road trip, so here is pretty much everything I know we missed over the last couple weeks. Anniversaries and grand openings and soft openings Today (Friday) is going to be a busy one. First…

Blue Corn Brewery hosts Santa Fe Cask Fest

Greetings fellow, ale-ficionados! Man, do we have something special for you happening up in Santa Fe! Tomorrow (Thursday), Blue Corn Brewery is hosting a special cask festival at their southside location, featuring ALL six Santa Fe breweries under one roof. To get your palate wet, I’ve got a list of beers, as well as the…

Chili Line Brewing does not go up in smoke after all

I dipped into Santa Fe’s Pizzeria da Lino last week to catch up with Alexander Pertusini, head brewer of Chili Line Brewing, to get the story on what’s really happening with the brewery. Let’s set the record straight — they’re not closed and there are no plans to close. A recent social media post kicked…