Tin Can Alley partially opens in a socially distant world

All of us in the Crew have been waiting to see when Tin Can Alley, the new complex at Alameda and San Pedro that includes a Santa Fe Brewing taproom, would open under the current lockdown rules. This weekend, it finally opened, though it is not totally open. After all, people cannot sit anywhere inside,…

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 —…

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…

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…

Beer Notes: Resurrections, closures, brewers-on-the-move and more

The news items are piling up around here, so let us start the week with what is going on around the New Mexico craft brewing scene. We’re not dead yet After we published our story about Eske’s Brew Pub and Eatery meeting an untimely demise after 27 years, we were eventually contacted by Mark Hoffman,…