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Blue Corn Brewery

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Blue Corn BreweryBlue Corn Brewery
BA SCORE
86
very good

20 Ratings
Ratings: 20
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.08%
Active Beers: 19
Beer Ratings: 84
Beer Avg: 3.72
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

4056 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87507-2604
United States
phone: (505) 438-1800

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

The food here is average; it's not a place I'd suggest going for New Mexican cuisine especially.

The beer is generally pretty solid, although I feel like it's not quite as good now that John Bullard jumped shop to take over head brewing duties at Bosque. Still, an occasional visit here can always be justified.

The location and atmosphere are much like Chama River, Rio Chama and everything else owned by the Peters guy, they feel a bit to corporate and generic like any old chain.

ONovoMexicano, Yesterday at 08:55 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

LXIXME, Sep 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Bobhoya, Jun 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

coombski, Mar 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

amvrana, Mar 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

kvnklingler, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of Mitchster
3.01/5  rDev -18.6%

Typical brewpub appearance, located near an outlet mall of sorts. The dining room is punctuated by three tall copper fermenters and a long bar. I had the beer sampler and wan't impressed with any of them. On average, I would give all the beers a 2.25 or so. They were all thin bodied and were quite skimpy with the malts. The pale ale was the best of the bunch, but still not up to par. The stout wasn't terrible, but the ESB was awful. The service was quite quick and our waitress was nice. We loved their homemade salse and the blue and white corn chips were served warm. Parking was a little tight during dinner hour. I am not inclined to go there for the beer, but the menu looked decent. The entrees were in the 12-15$ range.

Mitchster, May 01, 2008
Photo of xymyl
4.28/5  rDev +15.7%

The waitress was very attentive and helpful. After we were done eating, she found answers to a couple questions that I had. Not confident in her answers, she said, "I'll get the brewer". The brewer (Daniel Jaramillo) wasn't there but the brewers assistant Justin Hamilton came out and talked for a few minutes and answered a couple of other questions I had. Everybody is busy in a brewery, so I appreciated him taking the time.

All of this excitement took place at the southside location which houses the brewery. Very nice atmosphere, copper tanks and malt bags on display toward the entrance. Only thing I noticed was that some of the malt bags had stains on them. That scared me but all the beer was in great shape, no salsa or mustard flavors (or whatever those spills were). Simpsons malts were in heavy supply which was good. I like Golden Promise! Even saw a guy grab a couple of bags and take them back to the brewery. Of course, maybe they are just display bags that they move around a few times a day just to make you feel like the whole place is a brewery. Either way, it is a stupid place to keep malt, but it adds to to the charm.

Enough negativity, this place was just what I was hoping for. Good Mexican food with better quality beer pairings. I really liked the food (had a new mex combo platter).

The beer was surprisingly good. I'll add individual reviews on some of them too. But here are a few basic notes: St. Erins Stout was a great example of a Dry Irish Stout, just slightly sweeter and more robust. A great beer.

The new Sleeping Dog Stout was very complex and interesting a lot sweeter with more burned and roasted notes than the St. Erins

The Honeymoon wheat is worth getting a $1.00 sample glass. Very interesting, like drinking orange flowers. Great for someone who "doesn't like beer", but for a real beer drinker a sample will be plenty.

The Marble Red Lager was also a great example of hitting a basic style without blanding it down. Very drinkable.

Organic Primal Pale was a real standout as a Double IPA. Big, balanced and very drinkable despite its 9%+ Alcohol.

What a great place to stop for lunch on a long long road trip from almost Mexico to almost Canada. I'll be back for lunch on my next AZ to MN road trip.

xymyl, May 24, 2007
Photo of jim102864
3.7/5  rDev 0%

Located in a shopping mall zone, traffic was busy near this brewpub, but using my trusty Neverlost in my rental, I found the place 5 or 6 miles out of the center of Santa Fe quite easily. A paved parking lot started this visit off on the right foot (another place I visited earlier in the week had a dirt driveway). Far and away the cleanest and most modern of the three brewpubs I visited during my business trip last week to Santa Fe. A nice place to stop in for decent brews and a pleasant, though not overly interesting atmospere. The bar itself is U shaped and has large, colorful renditions of the labels of several of their house beers on its surface. Each label is cartoonish and obviously done by a professional artist. I tried the End of the Trail Brown Ale...malty and flavorful. Also, the Plaza Porter which had a mild smokey flavor and was a respectable rendition of the style. Place was very busy last Thursday early evening. Liked the large copper fermenters located immediately adjacent to the bar. A nice spot to visit for a few and perhaps sit a while and watch the ball games on the several tv's near the bar. A good spot by Santa Fe standards and one I'd visit again if in the area in the future.

jim102864, Mar 20, 2007
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Blue Corn Brewery in Santa Fe, NM
86 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.