United States > New Mexico > Rinconada
Kevin (58) New Mexico | July 28, 2014
60 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
the beers are not big and out there, hell half of them werenít worht stopping for, but i loved it. i loved watching the flyies circle around. i loved that the dude pouring my samples was also in the midst of kegging some beer. i loved that i could walk into the back and watch the Rio Grande flowe by. i loved that i could see the Santa Fe brewing hop farm. i really loved the tourists that came in. a trophy wife with her ass hanging out of her short skirt made me feel like a proper dirty old man. iíll stop by the next time my travels take me near again. maybe iíll even try the meat and cheese plate..
deyholla (363) Minneapolis, Minnesota | June 11, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A small brewery right on the main road between Santa Fe and Taos. A tight indoor area with a similar sized area out back. 5 beers on tap with samplers and some bottles to go. Bartender was helpful and somewhat knowledgeable about the beers. Some cheese and crackers were available but I did not have any. Prices were in line with other breweries in the area.
miketd (125) Cleveland, Ohio | May 16, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Didnít know this place existed - passed it the way from Eagle Nest to Santa Fe. Located next to the Rio Grande river, and all the rafting and water activities are plentiful. Small place, good service and surprisingly good brews. Nice stop in a nice area.
3fourths (1412) Boulder, Colorado | October 15, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
roadside taproom in a small adobe building. small brewing operation in a back room. 4 drafts, 4 bottles, 5 beers total (pale ale in bottles but not on tap) on my visit. friendly folks, willing to answer questions. obviously new to the game and i wish them well. hey rene from southern oregon, we had a fun talk after running into each other. where you be?
Beershine (796) The Sunshine State, Florida | October 12, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyable stop south of Taos on the way to Santa Fe. Warm and friendly and dedicated to local products. They even use local hops in the beer, which is admirable. They have no food, but they do have cheese platter from the Tumcumcarie, NM dairy, which is great cheese. They have only 4 beers, all on tap and in bottles. Small but comfy outdoor patio. Inside is mainly a tasting room, where they also have their own house wines. Hopefully they do well, itís got a really nice vibe.
fredandboboflo (62) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | August 9, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
A few beers on tap that you can buy by the pint or by the growler, but clearly designed more for the growler. A few tables inside and out for the pint drinker, and maybe thereís a small selection of such people on the weekend or what have you, but really just a little brewery selling its beer. The beer quality is quite good, however, including a Scotch ale which I enjoyed, and Iím not prone to enjoying Scotch ales, but other than that not much terribly interesting. Not much in the way of a "place," but I would definitely recommend at least giving the beers a shot either from the brewery or wherever they might be found.
LilBeerDoctor (345) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | July 22, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
This place has actually been open for a year but I guess no ratebeerians have come across itís path until now. A very small brewery in Rinconada, NM (note: the home page of the brewery lists an incorrect address - the brewery is not in Embudo, itís in Rinconada, just keep going on route 68 and youíll find it). They offer free samples of all their beers (3 were on when I was there) and then you can purchase a glass, bottle, or growler. They also offer local wine and cheese. There are a few indoor tables and some outside on the patio (wanted to sit outside but there were dozens of ants crawling all over the table for some reason). The beers were all quite good. This was a great hole-in-the-wall and Iím glad I discovered it! Check it out on your way to Taos.
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