With a new patio this spring and some interior renovation the Crazy Mountain Brewing taproom has more on offer this summer as a place to kick back with a beer from their wide-ranging taplist. An outpost of the Edwards, CO-based brewery, the S. Santa Fe location seems to be steadily building their clientele, particularly as a happy-hour/early-evening stop. With solid beers the central-ish location, Crazy Mountain lends itself to a quick stop on the way to or from other events around town.
BEER LINEUP: With over 20 beers on tap Crazy Mountain offers a little bit of everything. They have about a dozen “year-round” beers served in 16 oz pours and then another dozen or so “Locals Stash” beers that are barrel aged or otherwise unique and served in 10 oz pours. Generally all of their recipes play nice with one’s taste buds.
ATMOSPHERE: Energetic with a younger and somewhat hipster crowd cycling through for a beer or two before moving on. The large patio hosts live music with lots of activity swirling around both inside and out. The industrial taproom is rather dark and rundown-looking but the beer makes it worthwhile. As part of the recent renovation Crazy Mountain removed the kitchen and now has food trucks.
SERVICE: While at times a bit spacy, the servers really seemed to know their beer and weren’t shy about sharing their beer-related opinions. They generally took the time to learn our preferences and offered appropriate beer suggestions.