Saturday, January 17, 2009
Your intrepid blogger was in Santa Fe recently, where Santa Fe Brewing Co. is the dominant local brewery. I had three of their beers: a seasonal java stout, a nut brown (5.2 percent alcohol) and a pale ale (5.5 percent alc.). The java stout and nut brown were both very good. I was less impressed by the pale ale. It didn’t have the hoppy flavor that I’ve come to expect from the style. Maybe it’s the “pilsner-like maltiness” the brewery touts. Santa Fe beers can be had at Star Liquors, if memory serves.