To stick with tradition, we begin our annual Look Back/Look Ahead Series with La Cumbre Brewing for 2019-20. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive review of each brewery’s 2019, while also previewing 2020, all from the viewpoint of the brewers, owners, and other key staff members.
On a blustery afternoon, I sat down with La Cumbre owner/master brewer Jeff Erway in his swanky new office in the building next door to the brewery.
“It went really well,” he said of 2019. “We didn’t open any new taprooms, we didn’t push into any new states, we simply relied on some very organic growth in our current footprint. We’re on track to hit 14-percent growth, which is far better than a lot of regional breweries that I know of. I’m pretty stoked about that.”
That growth came via the beer itself.
“More than anything as a company we did a lot better job of identifying those
Source: NM Dark Side Brew Crew
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