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“GREAT beer, location so-so”

Santa Fe Brewing Company
Ranked #50 of 270 things to do in Santa Fe
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Spearfish, South Dakota, United States
Level 6 Contributor
79 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“GREAT beer, location so-so”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

Absolutely the best sampler value you will find just about anywhere. There were several great beers, including the Java Stout, Nut Brown, Hefeweizen, and Oktoberfest. There were 10 in all for $8, well worth the trip. The only thing is even though the staff is friendly, the Fire Place address is not a very inviting atmosphere. The lack of any food there also made us taste and go...we may have lingered if there was dining room/cafe. The seating is also very limited, so bringing a group of friends and hanging out may not be very easy there. Maybe their other tap room in El Dorado has a different environment. Regardless, for beer afficiandos, you don't want to miss the variety offered there, and six-packs and growlers are sold to go. Don't miss it.

Visited September 2012
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Antwerp, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
245 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“We frequent here”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

The beer selection is always fun--order a sampler to get a taste of a few. Microbrews on tap, and a nice casual menu. The fish and chips are terrific, by the way. Live music often which is fun too and a huge outdoor patio for good weather.

Visited July 2012
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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Good Beer, Okay Food, dim crowded environment”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

Let me begin by saying that the Santa Fe Brewing company makes excellent beer. It's fare, however is only okay. And when there's a show on, it can be crowded and noisy. The balcony can be very problematic when entering or leaving it. When there's a show on, the sightlines from the upstairs booths are poor.

Visited May 2012
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Dallas, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
242 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Great beer - Great service!!”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

We were driving through Santa Fe on the way to see some family and decided we had the time to stop at SFB. We are SO glad we did!

We got there about 4:30 PM and there were lots of locals hanging around having beers, playing games and chatting outside. We went inside and were warmly greeted... ended up splitting a sampler with my wife. Delicious beer after delicious beer!!

I ended up grabbing a six of red ale and six of nut brown. Both are excellent! Even bought a glass.

I didn't catch the bar-keep's name, but she was super friendly and I didn't feel like I had just pulled up from out of state. It was a great familiar atmosphere and I hope I have the opportunity to drop by again.

These are good folks - this is good beer. Seriously, you could do worse. :-)

(BTW - very friendly to my 5 yo, too... Cokes and Sprites abound!)

Visited July 2012
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Joan Y, Public Relations Manager at Santa Fe Brewing Company, responded to this review, May 7, 2015
Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review and feedback! We really appreciate it! Hopefully we will see you back very soon!
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Clarksboro, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Cool tasting room with good beer and a good environment.”
Reviewed April 13, 2012

If you are in the area and are a fan of craft beer, you should check out their tasting room. The place is relatively small but has a game room upstairs with ping pong, but the people there are friendly and the beer is solid.

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