I realized as I was writing my 2018 year in review post that I had not written about the Santa Fe Brewing Company. For this oversight I’m blaming my busy holiday schedule. After the mass ascension at the balloon fiesta Keltin and I and our friends headed to Santa Fe.
I love the square in down town Santa Fe and all the artists selling their creations. I might have indulged and bought Christmas gifts but I feel that buying handmade goods from local artists is better than giving things bought from a big store. Anyway, we went to lunch at a local restaurant and I got my first taste of Santa Fe Brewing with their Nut Brown Ale.
After exploring the square a bit more and some local ice cream we headed out to the Santa Fe Brewing Company Taproom.
The taproom is a little bit of a drive outside of Santa Fe, mostly towards Albuquerque and was a good stop on the way back. As we were driving we couldn’t try much but a flight allowed us to at least sample many of their beers. They have quite a selection.
Our Flight Selections:
- Free Style Pilsner
- State Pen Porter
- Imperial Java Stout
- Chicken Killer (Barley Wine)
I really enjoyed most of these. The main exception being the stout. It is a Java Stout and I typically really like coffee but this was just a bit too much for me. As for the Chicken Killer, I really don’t know enough about barley wines to know if this was a good one. A friend of mine that drinks craft beer said it is his favorite. So I think it probably is. I enjoyed it and would drink it again. My favorite beer from the flight was the porter. Just a nice well balanced beer.
We had a good, if short time at the taproom and given the chance I’d visit again. If you are in the area and you like craft beer, check out this brewing company.
What are some of your favorite beers from the Santa Fe Brewing Company? Have a Happy New Year! Safe travels.
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