Santa Fe Brewing heads into 2021 with hope for a better year

Though Santa Fe Brewing Co. is the oldest and largest of New Mexico’s craft breweries, with a great deal of veteran experience inside and outside of our local industry, nothing could have prepared them for this year. At all levels, from production to taproom, SFBC has faced many of the same challenges as the rest…

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…