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The Best Craft Beers You Need to Taste at Blue Heron Brewing

There is nothing quite like enjoying a delicious brew just a few steps away from where it was made. During your stay at Casa Escondida, we highly recommend you visit Blue Heron Brewing Company. It’s a small yet exceptional family-operated brewery and winery with two locations in Embudo and Espanola! It’s a great way to relax and unwind after an entire day of Chimayo and Santa Fe adventures.

Blue Heron Brewing Company Background

The owners of Blue Heron Brewing Company, Scott and Kristin Hennelly, have been passionate home brewers for years! In 2009, their love for homemade brews turned into an idea for a brewery. Thirteen months later, Blue Heron Brewing Company was born and started its first 100 gallon batches of delicious beer. Brandon Santos and Joshua Johnson later joined the team for their exceptional brewing experience in craft beers and wines. Since then, they have opened another location and continue to serve flavorful beers and wine in their laid-back tasting rooms.

Brews to Try at Blue Heron Brewing Company

Whether you like your beer hoppy, smooth, dark, or light, you’ll find the perfect brew that fits your specific tastes. There are 14 freshly crafted beers for you to choose from, but if you just can’t decide, these are just a few of our favorites:

Lava Rock Pale Ale

This drink is perfectly hopped with just a touch of extra body. It’s their delicious twist on the traditional American Pale.

La Loma Session Ale

It’s light and mild with just a bit of hops, so it’s the perfecting sipping beer.

La Llorona Scottish Ale

Named after our favorite Mexican ghost story, this ale is perfectly smooth with a taste of chocolate.

XXX Maibock

This lager is a bit on the lighter side but punches a rich and velvety feel.

Oro de Rio Grande Pilsner

Perfectly fine and crisp! It tastes a lot like a traditional Czech pilsner with a clean flavor.

Don’t Forget About the Winery

The delectable wines at the Blue Heron Brewing Company are not to be missed! These are the three wines to choose from that are rich, fruity, and flavorful:

Rinconada Red

Featuring bright berry aromas with a silky rich background, this red wine is sure to delight your taste buds.

Tierra Tinta

It’s a medium-bodied wine with a smooth and rich Sangiovese blend. No wonder it is a medal winner!

Blue Heron Blanc

A bright and clean pinot with just a slight fruity background flavor.

Blue Heron Brewing Tap Room

The tap room’s relaxing and welcoming atmosphere is the perfect place to sip on craft beers and wines while enjoying each other’s company. You’ll also be able to relish in the Blue Heron Brewing menu featuring mouthwatering lunch and dinner options. Their hot wings are absolutely delicious and the fresh pizzas are more than tempting.

Enjoy the Blue Heron Brewing Company and More of Northern New Mexico at Casa Escondida

After indulging in the craft beer at Blue Heron Brewing, return to your home-away-from-home in our picturesque bed and breakfast in the New Mexico countryside. Our eco-friendly accommodations provide you a comfortable stay while our lovely setting right in the mountains will immerse you into an enchanting new world. Don’t forget to look at our Free Vacation Guide to find out what more there is to experience during your visit to Chimayo!
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Estrella Del Norte Vineyard Dinners, NM Wine, Casa Escondida B&B

The “Vineyard Dinners” at Estrella Del Norte Vineyard are a renowned winery event! Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast is just down the road from Estrella Del Norte Vineyard. We are located in the historic village of Chimayo, NM (just 35 minutes north of Santa Fe, on the High Road to Taos). Casa Escondida B&B provides ideal Santa Fe area accommodations for those that are partaking in any of the delectable Vineyard Dinners at Estrella Del Norte Vineyard. The 2013 New Mexico Vineyard Dinner season starts on June 8th and runs through September 14th. Each Vineyard Dinner has a specific culinary focus (Cajun, Cuban, Italian, Paella, etc). Every Vineyard Dinner course is paired and served with one of Estrella Del Norte Vineyard’s award-winning New Mexico wines. These sumptuous dinners make for a truly memorable New Mexico food and wine event. You may even want to become a member of Estrella Del Norte Vineyard’s wine club! The Vineyard Dinner is prepared by professional chefs and served in Estrella Del Norte’s absolutely beautiful vineyard setting, featuring European Gardens and wonderful sculptures. Seating is limited to 52 people at the Grand Table. The cost is $85 per seat. Other seating options are available. Vineyard Dinner partakers who also reserve their lodging at Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast, enjoy a 10% discount on their Vineyard Dinner. This pairing makes for a perfect New Mexico vacation package! Most Vineyard Dinners do sell out, so reserve your dinner seat and your Casa Escondida B&B lodging now.

Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast has wonderful guest rooms available throughout the Vineyard Dinner season. Pet-friendly rooms are available. We are a green bed and breakfast. We look forward to having you as our guest!



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Culinary Adventures in Santa Fe

 Are you a foodie? A Santa Fe, New Mexico cooking vacation is ideal, while a guest at Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast. Casa Escondida is a Santa Fe area B&B that is located in historic Chimayo, NM (just 35 minutes north of Santa Fe, on the High Road). Santa Fe, NM is one of America’s Top Culinary Capitals! The Santa Fe School of Cooking is an internationally known culinary school. Several times a week, they offer cooking classes that are a fun, educational and delicious. Both demonstration classes and hands-on classes are available. Each class will focus on a specific New Mexican dish, such as tapas, tacos, salsas, rellenos, hot sauces or tamales, etc. or how about participating in a red chili workshop?
In addition to their cooking classes, The Santa Fe School of Cooking also offers unique, guided restaurant walking tours! Put on your walking shoes and arrive hungry. Your guided tour will start at the Santa Fe School of Cooking for a meet and greet. Then you are off with your chef/guide to 4 of Santa Fe’s most prestigious restaurants. Each stop will include a private tasting and audiences with the chefs, owners and other key players of the restaurant world of Santa Fe. The Santa Fe School of Cooking also has a great online market to meet your specialty ingredient needs. This will enable you to recreate those wonderful New Mexico dishes at home. The Santa Fe School of Cooking has recently moved to their new location. They are now at 125 North Guadalupe Street. The new facility is fabulous! Check out their class and event calendar. We look forward to hearing about your culinary adventures while you are a guest at Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast. We have wonderful rooms available year-round.
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New Mexico Wineries, Wines & Tastings, Casa Escondida B&B, April 2012

New Mexico wineries, wines and wine tastings probably are not the first things that come to mind while a guest at our Santa Fe Area bed and breakfast.  However, Casa Escondida B&B, which is located in Chimayo, New Mexico (just 35 minutes north of Santa Fe) is surrounded by many wonderful, New Mexico vineyards. Believe it or not, this is wine country! It has been for centuries. New Mexico has a long and rich history as a winemaking region. As a matter of fact, it is the oldest wine producing region in the United States. Today’s wine growers have built upon this history, which has resulted in the production of award winning wines. New Mexico wineries produce over 700,000 gallons of wine each year. Casa Escondida B&B is a New Mexico bed and breakfast that is centrally located to many of the best vineyards in New Mexico. Create your own New Mexico wine festival by touring and tasting at the many wine tasting rooms, located at each winery! There are also guided winery tours available for a fee. Each winery is unique in terms of the appearance, as well as their offerings. Visiting these New Mexico wineries while a guest at Casa Escondida B&B, makes for a memorable, romantic getaway or weekend retreat. We happily provide our guests with winery tour maps to assist you in organizing your self-guided tour. Not a wine connoisseur? No problem. In addition to all of the great wine production here in New Mexico, you will also find some facilities producing wonderful distilled spirits and some really tasty beers as well. Cheers!