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Rio Bravo Brewing boldly marches forward under current restrictions

At this point, the slogan on the main taproom wall at Rio Bravo might as well apply to all of us. (All photos courtesy of Rio Bravo Brewing)

After more than 20 entries in our annual Look Back/Look Ahead Series, there seem to be three things that have kept breweries going during the pandemic.

First, it really helps to can your beer. Second, a kitchen can be awfully beneficial. Third, the bigger the patio, the better.

Rio Bravo Brewing checked off all three of those boxes, but that still does not mean the past year has been easy for the staff or its customers.

“The start of 2020 I think we were really humming,” said director of brewing operations Austin Giorgetta. “We were so excited to see the summer and then everything came to a screeching halt. If I recall, we had the Tuesday night (before the shutdown) the Brewers Guild meetup, the social, and that was a great display for us. We got to have a lot of friends over. We were doing pretty well in the taproom.”

Then came the mid-March clos

Source: NM Dark Side Brew Crew

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