“There is no such thing as a bad beer. It’s that some taste better than others.” – Billy Carter
Oh, the glory of living in the age of craft beer! We beer people, big and small, are wide-eyed, unabashed, gushy, groupie style fans of one another, unafraid to share mutual adoration. It’s unlike any other industry—and look at you, visiting the illustrious historical haven of Santa Fe where the art and community of craft brewing has been alive and thriving for over 25 years. In New Mexico, we are blessed with some thirty craft brewers, cornerstoned by the proud sentinel of Santa Fe Brewing Company, the largest and oldest in our region.
Santa Fe Brewing Company is New Mexico’s distribution leader of various indie-beers, sharing the love over eight states. Their award-winning varieties cover the brew-magic gamut: Happy Camper IPA, State Pen Porter, and the Santa Fe Chicken Killer Barley Wine Ale (named after brewery’s notorious killer Daschund, Petey) among many others. If you want to go around the world of Santa Fe Brewing Company, try their tasting tray. Or you could tour the brewery itself, every Saturday at noon. If you have a brew recipe up your sleeve you want to try out with the collaboration of premiere brew masters, Santa Fe Brewing Company offers “Small Batch Saturday.” Bring your barley-pop inspiration to them and they will help you manifest your chill ideas on their small batch system.
It’s universal knowledge that brew lovers also kinda like music. Santa Fe Brewing Company happens to be located next to Sol Santa Fe, one of this town’s principal venues for our celebrated music scene. Good on you if you’ve scheduled your visit to Santa Fe’s premier brewery along with imposing entertainment like Cracker, Meat Puppets, Alejandro Escobedo and the Sensitive Boys, Junior Brown, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, not to mention the illustrious bands produced by home-gown Frogville Records. Visit their website.
35 Fire Place, Santa Fe