Duel Brewing became the newest Santa Fe craft brewer when they opened shop on Rufina St. this last summer. The place specializes in Belgian brews and serves waffles, so it's an awesome addition to the current options in town. If you haven't been out there you'll find they did a more than admirable job building out a warehouse space on Rufina. A recent report in the New Mexican notes that they're already tripling their space under lease to increase production demands.
Blue Heron Brewery, long a staple on the drive up the Rio Grande Gorge to Taos, has presented plans for a second location on the west side of the river in Espanola, in a now defunct restaurant space near the Espanola Plaza. If approved and finalized they'll be the first brewpub in the Espanola valley, and an extra rest/food option on the road between Santa Fe and Bode's up in Abiquiu.
All of the above brewers will be sampling their wares this Friday at the Farmers' Market Pavilion. Consider that I'm in need of an extra ticket to Winter Brew if you happen to 'know a guy'. Email is at the top of page.
- Craft Beer in New Mexico
- Santa Fe Winter Brew (2012)
- New Belgium Brewery and their Awesome Beer
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