Opening its doors in 1996 as one of Santa Fe's first breweries, Blue Corn Brewery continues to serve up small-batch beers rooted in tradition with modern touches. With a menu of New Mexican specialties and delicious comfort food, Blue Corn has plenty of hand-crafted beers and local favorites to give you a taste of the Southwest.
Blue Corn's menu boasts a hefty list of everything from lagers to ales, cocktails to margaritas, and wines to prickly pear tea. If you're looking to share a round of drinks with your friends, look no further than the wide variety of hand-crafted beers. Their End of the Trail Brown Ale, Atomic Blonde Lager, and the 40K Honey Wheat Ale are all hand-crafted at the brewery and given names reminiscent of the Southwest. The Gold Medal Oatmeal Stout at Blue Corn won the Great American Beer Festival Gold in 2007 and 2014 and the Silver Medal in 2013. The Oatmeal South has roasted malts with flavors of coffee and chocolate.
Want to pair flavors of New Mexico with cocktails or margaritas instead? Blue Corn has a menu of 11 different cocktails and margaritas to choose from, with fruity flavors throughout. Drinks like the Watermelon Margarita, Peach Sangria, or Blueberry Lemonade combine fresh flavors with the zip of a cocktail to cool you off on a hot day. Blue Corn even has a somewhat atypical cocktail on the menu: the Horchata Rootbeer, which has Horchata liqueur, a house-made root beer, whipped cream, and cinnamon.
Complete your "tastes of the Southwest" trip to Blue Corn with one of their many regionally-inspired dishes. Starters and soups include Chicken Flautas, Shrimp Ceviche Tostadas, and the Green Chile Stew. Follow up with a number of entrees, such as Carne Adovada, enchiladas, chimichangas and, of course, Blue Corn Tacos which round out the New Mexican dishes offered at the brewery. Finish your evening with cocktails and an order of the Peach Bunuelos, cinnamon & sugar-dusted fritters with caramel, pinon, and vanilla ice cream.
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