A Summer Afternoon at the Top Santa Fe Breweries

Flight of beers found at the best Santa Fe Breweries

Summer in the high deserts of New Mexico is made for adventure. Whether hiking, biking, or exploring the vast expanses of northern New Mexico, you’ll eventually need a place to unwind. Head into Santa Fe and relax with a cold pint of beer at the top Santa Fe Breweries! You can even follow it up with a delicious meal at one of the top Santa Fe restaurants

The craft beer revolution started in the US in the 1960s in San Francisco, and it’s been steadily growing ever since. Today, the craft beer industry accounts for at least 1/4th of the nation’s beer market, a share that only continues to rise. It may surprise some, but New Mexico has become increasingly popular among craft beer aficionados in recent years. There are more than 80 breweries around the state, including right here in Santa Fe. 

Santa Fe breweries have quickly earned a dedicated fan base, not to mention a few awards and accolades. Given that it’s a quick 35-minute drive from our Bed and Breakfast in New Mexico to downtown Santa Fe, visiting these breweries is as easy as it gets for our guests! Of course, we offer far more than a home base for your visits to Santa Fe breweries. From here, you can explore our charming village of Chimayó, home to the historic Santuario de Chimayó, and take day trips to New Mexico’s top attractions like Taos and Abiquiu

From Santa Fe breweries to the towering peaks of the Taos Ski Valley, there are so many great things to do in New Mexico this summer. Enjoy it all with us! Book your room and discover why we’re considered one of the best places to stay in New Mexico today!

Couple enjoying some beer at one of the best Santa Fe Breweries

The 5 Best Santa Fe Breweries

With at least 80 breweries to visit around New Mexico, a trip to this gorgeous southwestern state can be as beer-forward as you want to be. Whether your trip is centered around the opportunity to visit some of them or they add a little color to your otherwise adventurous trip, Santa Fe breweries make a great pitstop on a warm summer afternoon. 

Each of these Santa Fe breweries has a distinct personality, but all of them share their love of big, bold flavors; flavors representative of the big, colorful world of Santa Fe itself. Whether you’re in Santa Fe for local art markets, to do a bit of shopping, or to visit some of the world-renowned Santa Fe museums, you can’t go wrong with an afternoon pick-me-up at local Santa Fe breweries. 

With creative brewmasters behind the scenes, you can expect to find big, bold flavors at local Santa Fe breweries just like you would at local restaurants. Beer enthusiasts certainly won’t be disappointed. Below, we’ve listed what we think are five of the best Santa Fe breweries to try this summer.

  1. There’s little doubt that one of the best Santa Fe Breweries, and a destination that needs to make it to every visitor’s list, is Santa Fe Brewing Company. They’ve been brewing big New Mexico flavors for over 30 years and proudly make Happy Camper IPA, one of the best-selling New Mexico craft beers. 
  2. Second Street Brewing is another longtime favorite. They have locations in the Santa Fe Railyard and the Meow Wolf Zone and offer a delicious range of beers for the hop lovers among us. 
  3. If you’re looking for something unique among Santa Fe breweries, we recommend heading to Chili Line Brewing Co., a spot especially perfect for lovers of New Mexico chiles! Their chile-infused Que Pasa Pilsner is big on flavor and perfect for Santa Fe. 
  4. Though Tumbleroot Brewery and Distillery is often considered one of the best Santa Fe breweries, they offer more than just great beer! Their spirits are brewed alongside their craft beers, and the results are delicious. Theirs an intimate tasting room at their main facility, but they also offer more space, along with live music and great food, at their Agua Fria Taproom. 
  5. If tasting the winter of a New Mexico IPA challenge sounds appealing to you, then don’t miss a trip to Hidden Mountain Brewing Co. Aside from being one of the best Santa Fe breweries, they also offer a delicious menu of food that pairs perfectly with their beer. 

If beer isn’t for you, there are some wonderful wineries worth visiting while you’re in northern New Mexico, not to mention the fabulous Santa Fe Margarita Trail!

The best Santa Fe Breweries aren't too far from our top-rated Bed and Breakfast in New MExico, where you'll find this cozy, warm guest room, perfect for couples getaways

Best Bed and Breakfast in New Mexico for Couples

Northern New Mexico is the perfect destination for couples, especially when you choose to stay at our Bed and Breakfast in New Mexico. Across northern New Mexico, there are plenty of opportunities for unforgettable outdoor adventures, centuries of history to explore, gorgeous natural landscapes to draw inspiration from, and more museums, galleries, and stores than you could possibly explore. 

Whether you’re looking for a romantic escape filled with great food and drinks, or a destination where you can rekindle the flame and enjoy your hobbies together, you’ll find it in northern New Mexico. Moreover, given our central location between Taos and Santa Fe, everything you want and more is at your fingertips when you stay with us at our top-rated romantic Bed and Breakfast in New Mexico

Aside from being conveniently located near the top attractions in northern New Mexico, our Bed and Breakfast in New Mexico also affords couples a quiet, refreshing place to escape the crowds and the city noise at the end of a busy and sometimes exhausting day. Our Bed and Breakfast in New Mexico is on six tranquil acres, surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Jemez and Sandia Mountain ranges.

We offer several charming guest rooms outfitted with traditional southwestern decor and the perfect blend of modern amenities. We’ll treat you to a delicious and freshly-prepared breakfast each morning of your stay. It’s the ideal way to prepare for the adventures ahead! We’d love nothing more than to host you this summer. Book your stay with us today.

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