Santa Fe Brewing Company

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Santa Fe Brewing CompanySanta Fe Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.72/5
Based on:
31 Beers
1,096 Reviews
Place Score: 87
Reviews: 15
Visits: 32
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

35 Fire Place
Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87508-4493
United States
phone: (505) 424-3333

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Notes:
Place added by: BeerAdvocate

Santa Fe Brewing Pub And Grill is located right next door @ 27 Fire Place.
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Reviews: 15 | Visits: 32
Reviews by Wolfsdenbrew:
Photo of Wolfsdenbrew
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Went for lunch and a few brews one Saturday while shopping around Santa Fe with the misses. Brewery is housed in one building and the pub is right across the parking lot. Nice huge patio with an outdoor bar and music stage for live concerts. Southwestern decor inside with another stage and bar. Had 8 or 9 beers on tap. Somewhat self-serve, order at the bar and they bring the food out to you. Mostly sandwiches, apps and salads. Was told that there was no plans for a full dinner menu right now. Food was really good and the beers were just as good. (551 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Bunman3
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

I stopped in here out of necessity a few year ago. We rented a Mustang convertible to take a "back roads" road trip from Albuquerque to Santa Fe. My hair was recently shorn, and I was not wearing a hat. By the time we got close to Santa Fe, by scalp was scorched. Lo and behold, we encountered this oasis of good bee and good food. We had the most incredible (and massive) chicken enchiladas. I would love to make a return visit! (429 characters)

Photo of Determined_021
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Ron22
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 2 | quality: 5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5 | food: 1

One of the reasons I miss living in Santa Fe. I can't wait to go down there this month and stock up on my favorite beer! No food selection, but not the reason I would go there. Service needs improvement, they aren't the friendliest place in town - but I was there for the beer only. (285 characters)

Photo of cbcrunch
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Rado
3.61/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 1

Photo of kylehay2004
4.24/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Drift
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of david18
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of PJSamora
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Did a flight, service was good despite some taproom congestion. Beers were OK to good, but not great. Might stop again if I'm in the area, but wouldn't make a special trip. (174 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Joshplank
4.6/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of Irrenarzt
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Santa Fe Brewing isn't exactly a tourist mecca, but the beer is clean (mostly) and the locals will likely burn a bowl with you if you ask around. There is a funny septic tank smell at times, but that's being resolved as they need to tap into the local sewer line.

Overall, it's still the best Santa Fe has to offer. (316 characters)

Photo of Aleckbg
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.44/5  rDev +19.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of blindpiggie
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Not exactly what I was expecting from one of the widest distributing breweries in the southwest, this place has the vibe of an all-ages frat house. Nice looking bar area, but that's about it as the rest if the brewery seems as though it hasn't been improved upon in the 20+ years of business. We found the balcony on the second level which has really nice views of the mountains and a well patronized ping-pong table. Beer is mostly what hits distro, but the pricing is almost absurdly cheap even on packaged beer. The bar was slammed almost constantly and the single bartender on duty seemed a bit frazzled, which was understandable. Overall a fun place, but not anywhere I'd take the family. (693 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of BeerPHD
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I grew up in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico and often heard about this place, about shows here, and never knew back then that a local, homegrown establishment was leading the charge to bring good craft beer to America's homes. For 25 years---their anniversary party was 6/29--- these guys have been offering good beer and I was shamefully oblivious to this for at least 18-20. That's appalling.

Do yourself the favor and find out about this place. Pay a visit. Drink the beer. I can't vouch for the food because I didn't eat any, but remember first and foremost this is a brewing company. Appreciate the beer.

Here's my rundown of the beers I really enjoy:

Imperial Java Stout- The java in the name is your clue. This thing pours dark as night and could easily be confused for a cup of coffee. But it's smooth, has a great mouthfeel and can even be drank on a hot summer day.

Happy Camper IPA- Again, a smooth and drinkable beer. This beer is more malty than hoppy on the nose, but the hops come through on the tongue. It's a fine balance of malts and hops. A great BBQ beer.

Freestyle Pilsner- Clean, crisp, exactly how the European forebears have been doing it for ages. Another summer beer or for when you're too full for a big beer.

Saison 88- A brand new beer that debuted at the anniversary party. This is a great summer drink as well. Wheaty, fruity, with hints of wine or grapes, this had a good complexity to it.

Chicken Killer- A barleywine, this one is less hoppy than most I've encountered recently. There are certainly wine-like elements to this beer, though this comes from the prune, plum, raisin hints on the tongue.

Kickin Chicken- This beer I like, although it will throw off many. It's a barrel-aged version of the Chicken Killer, so in theory it's a barleywine, but it took on some major sour characteristics. If you like sours, you'll like this.

There are a number of other beers on tap like the Brown, the Pale Ale, and the State Pen Porter that I've enjoyed in the past but can't remember well enough to comment on. Bottom line, the beer here is good.

As for the venue, it's very different from other breweries in New Mexico. The tap room is small, but the outdoor patio and the second floor patio are unique.

Oh, and the $4 pours are a steal! (2,288 characters)

Photo of jonharter
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

My friends and family frequent this tap room on our trips to Santa Fe. The service is always great. One server happily put a Spurs game on the TV for us during the NBA playoffs. You can order food from a few nearby restaurants and the beer is great!! (250 characters)

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Santa Fe Brewing Company in Santa Fe, NM
87 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.