Sips and Tips

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Gold Medal Beer Right Here in Santa Fe!

image credit: Brewer's Association

Rowley Farmhouse Ales is having an amazing year. Last weekend they won three medals at the Great American Beer Fest. And get this: that's more than any other brewery in the country. That's some serious beer considering there were 2,295 breweries that entered almost 9,500 beers in 107 categories from one of Santa Fe's smallest breweries. 

Their winning brews were Meier, a German-style sour ale (gold); Agent Orange for Wood and Barrel-aged Sour Beer (silver); and Cote d'Or (Double Cerise) for Mixed-Culture Brett Beer (bronze). 

Yesterday the brewery was written up in the Food & Wine magazine website, which gets millions of views every month. Owner John Rowley was super humble in his interview, telling the magazine, "We won a competition. That's it. We try to make the best beer we can, and we entered beers we had on hand that we felt were peaking at the right time. Merely winning a competition doesn't make you the best at anything. It simply means you scored well at a given point in time… All this said, we are excited and humbled to be recognized for our passion towards making better beer."

On top of that, Rowley will be featured on the iconic Food Network show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives this Friday, October 11. The brewery will have a watch party at 7 pm and everyone is invited. 

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