While the pandemic shuttered many businesses across the state, one of Albuquerque’s most up-and-coming neighborhoods, The Sawmill District, has experienced rapid growth even in the past year. At the heart of it is Ponderosa Brewing, which just completed its sixth year in business this September, and remains a steadfast presence in the local brewery scene. However, in a year full of uncertainty, it hasn’t always been easy, as we found out for our annual Look Back/Look Ahead Series.
Just before the holidays, we caught up with head brewer Antonio Fernandez to find out how the year’s events have treated Ponderosa, and learned about a couple new surprises they have up their sleeves for 2021.
Like many of the other smaller breweries throughout the state, Ponderosa relies mostly on onsite sales, which has made this year difficult. One of the main reasons Antonio believes they
Source: NM Dark Side Brew Crew
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