Case Study: Santa Fe Brewing Company

Santa Fe Brewing Company is Santa Fe’s oldest and largest craft brewery. Their canned and bottled beers can be found in 10 states: New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Nevada, Kansas, Missouri, Louisiana, and Utah. Their entire selection of flagships and seasonals can be found in four taproom locations in New Mexico. In 2013, Santa Fe Brewing Co. started a hop farm in Rinconada, NM alongside the Rio Grande. Four varieties of estate grown hops are harvested at their hop farm, including a wild hop indigenous to Northern New Mexico and one of the only native North American hops suitable for brewing.

Year round favorites include Happy Camper IPA, Imperial Java Stout, Santa Fe Pale Ale, Santa Fe Nut Brown, State Pen Porter, Hefeweizen, Chicken Killer Barley Wine, Black IPA, and Santa Fe Gold.

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“Craft brewing is a fast-growing industry across the U.S. and we want New Mexico to be a leader in providing the best microbrews and hops.”
– Brian Lock, Owner/President