Remaining Santa Fe breweries at various stages of reopening

On Tuesday, the Dark Side Brew Crew ran my story on the Santa Fe breweries that have been open to the public for a couple weeks now, and what unique challenges they’ve faced as they blazed the trail for the others. As promised, I reached out to Second Street Brewery, Blue Corn Brewery, and Tumbleroot…

A masked brew-tour and a quick chat with Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery

We are now 11 weeks into the pandemic restaurant/brewery shutdown, and most restaurants and breweries are still poised to open their doors as early as next week after this week’s quite spontaneous patio soft-opening announcement. With true indoor opening dates as well as dine-in rules still up in the air, I thought it would be…

The Week Ahead in Beer: More canned brews, more art, more metal

Greetings, New Mexico craft beer lovers. Stoutmeister here with The Week Ahead in Beer. This column covers all the breweries in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties, with Santa Fe’s eight breweries, one in Los Alamos, one in Moriarty, one in Red River, one in Silver City, and one in Truth or Consequences also joining the party….

Tumbleroot Brewery and Distillery grows organically into 2020

Tumbleroot has recently become a regular haunt of mine. On Mondays, it’s a chill joint, quiet enough, easy on the atmospheric pressure, and there’s dumplings. But, not dumplings like the ones we’re used to ordering on the side of an entrée. No, these are Chef Brent Jung’s dumplings, which started as a fun sometimes pop-up…

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…

The Week Ahead in Beer: Variety is the spice of life this weekend

Greetings, New Mexico craft beer lovers. Stoutmeister here with The Week Ahead in Beer. This column covers all the breweries in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties, with Santa Fe’s seven breweries, one in Los Alamos, one in Moriarty, one in Red River, one in Silver City, and one in Truth or Consequences also joining the party….

The Week Ahead in Beer: Bring on the barrel-aged brews and black metal

Greetings, New Mexico craft beer lovers. Stoutmeister here with The Week Ahead in Beer. This column covers all the breweries in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties, with Santa Fe’s seven breweries, one in Los Alamos, one in Moriarty, one in Red River, one in Silver City, and one in Truth or Consequences also joining the party….

The Week Ahead in Beer: A spooky but flavorful weekend is on deck

Greetings, New Mexico craft beer lovers. Stoutmeister here with The Week Ahead in Beer. This column covers all the breweries in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties, with Santa Fe’s seven breweries, one in Los Alamos, one in Moriarty, one in Red River, one in Silver City, and one in Truth or Consequences also joining the party….