Blue Heron Brewing Co
Riconada Taproom
About Us

From Pale Ale to Stout and from Porter to Pilsner, brewing beer is our passion and as a family we're dedicated to bringing New Mexico the finest brews.

Our brewery and tasting room is located along highway 68, North of Santa Fe (50 min) and South of Taos (20 min). We are across the road from New Mexico River Adventures. Our new taproom in Española is located on the plaza, 100 Los Alamos Hwy.

Visit our brewery tasting room and enjoy a pint, a glass of wine, pick up a few bottles or take home a Blue Heron logo growler. Visit our taproom and enjoy our beer and wine and food. All of our products are available to go.

Welcome

Blue Heron Brewing Co. is a family owned and operated small brewery and winery. Scott and Kristin Hennelly have been home brewers for years. In 2009, we decided to turn our passion into a brewery and 13 months later we opened our doors and brewed our first 100 gallon batches of beer. Joshua Johnson is our partner and our vintner, producing our wine. Today, we have a little tasting room in Rinconada, NM (2214 Hwy 68, Embudo, NM 87531) where you can taste our beer and wine, relax and enjoy a pint, and walk away with growler or bottle of something delicious. In 2014 we opened a second tap room in Espanola where you can enjoy pizzas, sandwiches, and of course our beer and wine.

A little about the owners:

Scott is a biochemist and an engineer. He keeps everything functioning. Scott has also developed some of our beer recipes and hopes to do more brewing in the future.

Kristin is the ale wife. She is the brewer and keeper of the beer, making sure it gets from fermenters to taps for everyone to enjoy.

Joshua is the vintner. Joshua and Kristin grew up in the winemaking business and now Joshua has an opportunity to make wines of his own choosing. Joshua has many years of wine making experiences.

We also have three little-brewmasters in the making. Scott and Kristin have three children, who love to eat the grain and get under our feet. You are likely to meet them in the tasting room as well.

We hope you’ll stop by and taste!

~ Kristin, Scott, and Joshua

Blue Heron Brewing Co
Riconada Taproom
Our Beers

La Loma Session Ale - This is a light, mild ale with just a touch of hops on the back of the pallet. Named after the hill area of Española (La Loma). This easy sipper compliments our Fried Chicken Sandwich.

click for more

Embudo Gold Golden Ale - This is a light but full bodied ale brewed with local hops when available. A nice thirst quencher for hot afternoons. Try this with our smothered fries.

click for more

Tarantula Trek Red Ale - This easy going malty ale is lightly hopped and will keep you trekking along. Delicious with a nice London broil.

click for more

Magpie Rye This is a dry ale with a beautifully subtle rye taste on the finish and just the right balance of hops. Great with a baby greens salad or a green chili burger.

click for more

Amber’s Folly Amber Ale – This naughty little Amber is malty and smooth with a caramel background. This ale pairs nice with our Blue Heron Burger smothered in blue cheese, home fries and ceasar salad.

click for more

Lava Rock Pale Ale – This is our twist on the typical American Pale. Perfectly hopped with extra body. This beer goes well with life (we think you should get one, a Pale Ale that is) Perfect with a dish of Carne Adovada, a side of beans and a steaming hot tortilla.

click for more

Ladybug IPA This clean, hoppy IPA is what you were dreaming about last night, no after that.Sure we could have named it "anihilator IPA " or some such, but this beer is quite secure with itself (imagine the Hulk in a sun dress and a Louis Vuitton bag). It has a beautiful citrus nose and a satisfying bite with amazing depth.

click for more

Cascabel IPA – An IPA for those who want to remember beer is made of barley not just hops, mind you it has plenty of both. Perfect beer to go with our CARNE Pizza.

click for more

La Llorona Scottish Ale – Don't be afraid! This dark, malty ale is SMOOOOOOOTH, with a distinct chocolate background. Goes with haggis but we prefer to have it with our pulled pork sandwich and chocolate chip cookies.

click for more

Peñasco Porter – A dry, dark porter with just a touch of roasted barley in the background. Pairs nice with smoked salmon with pumpernickel bread, capers and sliced green onions.

click for more

Prieta Real Imperial Stout – Be afraid, you will want another but think twice, the night is younger than you are. Perfect for breakfast or dessert.

click for more

LAGERS

Oro de Rio Grande Pilsner – This is a fine crisp and clean traditional Czech pilsner. This is a wonderful lager to have with a shrimp pad Thai dish smothered in a peanut sauce.

click for more

La Cabra Doppel Bock - A dark, creamy bock with a hint of chocolate, slightly hopped . This doppel bock would go wonderful with brats in an apple sauerkraut.

click for more

XXX Maibock- the lighter of the bock with a rich velvety mouth feel. Serve this up with tuna steak and rice pilaf.

click for more

SEASONAL ALEs

Autumn Sun – This is a smooth, light ale brewed with local Hops from Rinconada. This ale is a real treat and would go great with sweet and sour pork and egg rolls.

click for more

Los Duraznos Peach Ale – A light smooth beer that punches you with peaches in the background. Fruity and yet dry. This would go well with a quinoa salad and a fruit plater.

click for more

Blue Heron Brewing Co
Riconada Taproom
Our Hours

SUN - MON 12-6pm

TUES CLOSED

WED - THURS 10am-7pm

FRI and SAT 10am-8pm

Happy Hours daily 5-6 pm
and on Saturday 5- 7pm

Individual Beer Details Coming Soon

<-- BACK

Blue Heron Brewing Co
Riconada Taproom
Upcoming
Events

  • 5MAR

local rock band 'the pimento bros' perfom live at the riconada taproom fri mar5

  • 15APR

local rock band 'the pimento bros' perfom live at the riconada taproom fri mar5

  • 20MAY

local rock band 'the pimento bros' perfom live at the riconada taproom fri mar5

  • Welcome|Enter

    From Pale Ale to Stout and from Porter to Pilsner, brewing beer is our passion and as a family we're dedicated to bringing New Mexico the finest brews.

    Our brewery and tasting room is located along highway 68, North of Santa Fe (50 min) and South of Taos (20 min). We are across the road from New Mexico River Adventures. Our new taproom in Española is located on the plaza, 100 Los Alamos Hwy.

    Visit our brewery tasting room and enjoy a pint, a glass of wine, pick up a few bottles or take home a Blue Heron logo growler. Visit our taproom and enjoy our beer and wine and food. All of our products are available to go.

website and graphic design by: waterBird Labs DS

poop

Blue Heron Brewing Co
Riconada Taproom
About Us

From Pale Ale to Stout and from Porter to Pilsner, brewing beer is our passion and as a family we're dedicated to bringing New Mexico the finest brews.

Our brewery and tasting room is located along highway 68, North of Santa Fe (50 min) and South of Taos (20 min). We are across the road from New Mexico River Adventures. Our new taproom in Española is located on the plaza, 100 Los Alamos Hwy.

Visit our brewery tasting room and enjoy a pint, a glass of wine, pick up a few bottles or take home a Blue Heron logo growler. Visit our taproom and enjoy our beer and wine and food. All of our products are available to go.

Welcome

Blue Heron Brewing Co. is a family owned and operated small brewery and winery. Scott and Kristin Hennelly have been home brewers for years. In 2009, we decided to turn our passion into a brewery and 13 months later we opened our doors and brewed our first 100 gallon batches of beer. Joshua Johnson is our partner and our vintner, producing our wine. Today, we have a little tasting room in Rinconada, NM (2214 Hwy 68, Embudo, NM 87531) where you can taste our beer and wine, relax and enjoy a pint, and walk away with growler or bottle of something delicious. In 2014 we opened a second tap room in Espanola where you can enjoy pizzas, sandwiches, and of course our beer and wine.

A little about the owners:

Scott is a biochemist and an engineer. He keeps everything functioning. Scott has also developed some of our beer recipes and hopes to do more brewing in the future.

Kristin is the ale wife. She is the brewer and keeper of the beer, making sure it gets from fermenters to taps for everyone to enjoy.

Joshua is the vintner. Joshua and Kristin grew up in the winemaking business and now Joshua has an opportunity to make wines of his own choosing. Joshua has many years of wine making experiences.

We also have three little-brewmasters in the making. Scott and Kristin have three children, who love to eat the grain and get under our feet. You are likely to meet them in the tasting room as well.

We hope you’ll stop by and taste!

~ Kristin, Scott, and Joshua

Blue Heron Brewing Co
Riconada Taproom
Our Beers

La Loma Session Ale - This is a light, mild ale with just a touch of hops on the back of the pallet. Named after the hill area of Española (La Loma). This easy sipper compliments our Fried Chicken Sandwich.

click for more

Embudo Gold Golden Ale - This is a light but full bodied ale brewed with local hops when available. A nice thirst quencher for hot afternoons. Try this with our smothered fries.

click for more

Tarantula Trek Red Ale - This easy going malty ale is lightly hopped and will keep you trekking along. Delicious with a nice London broil.

click for more

Magpie Rye This is a dry ale with a beautifully subtle rye taste on the finish and just the right balance of hops. Great with a baby greens salad or a green chili burger.

click for more

Amber’s Folly Amber Ale – This naughty little Amber is malty and smooth with a caramel background. This ale pairs nice with our Blue Heron Burger smothered in blue cheese, home fries and ceasar salad.

click for more

Lava Rock Pale Ale – This is our twist on the typical American Pale. Perfectly hopped with extra body. This beer goes well with life (we think you should get one, a Pale Ale that is) Perfect with a dish of Carne Adovada, a side of beans and a steaming hot tortilla.

click for more

Ladybug IPA This clean, hoppy IPA is what you were dreaming about last night, no after that.Sure we could have named it "anihilator IPA " or some such, but this beer is quite secure with itself (imagine the Hulk in a sun dress and a Louis Vuitton bag). It has a beautiful citrus nose and a satisfying bite with amazing depth.

click for more

Cascabel IPA – An IPA for those who want to remember beer is made of barley not just hops, mind you it has plenty of both. Perfect beer to go with our CARNE Pizza.

click for more

La Llorona Scottish Ale – Don't be afraid! This dark, malty ale is SMOOOOOOOTH, with a distinct chocolate background. Goes with haggis but we prefer to have it with our pulled pork sandwich and chocolate chip cookies.

click for more

Peñasco Porter – A dry, dark porter with just a touch of roasted barley in the background. Pairs nice with smoked salmon with pumpernickel bread, capers and sliced green onions.

click for more

Prieta Real Imperial Stout – Be afraid, you will want another but think twice, the night is younger than you are. Perfect for breakfast or dessert.

click for more

LAGERS

Oro de Rio Grande Pilsner – This is a fine crisp and clean traditional Czech pilsner. This is a wonderful lager to have with a shrimp pad Thai dish smothered in a peanut sauce.

click for more

La Cabra Doppel Bock - A dark, creamy bock with a hint of chocolate, slightly hopped . This doppel bock would go wonderful with brats in an apple sauerkraut.

click for more

XXX Maibock- the lighter of the bock with a rich velvety mouth feel. Serve this up with tuna steak and rice pilaf.

click for more

SEASONAL ALEs

Autumn Sun – This is a smooth, light ale brewed with local Hops from Rinconada. This ale is a real treat and would go great with sweet and sour pork and egg rolls.

click for more

Los Duraznos Peach Ale – A light smooth beer that punches you with peaches in the background. Fruity and yet dry. This would go well with a quinoa salad and a fruit plater.

click for more

Blue Heron Brewing Co
Riconada Taproom
Our Hours

SUN - MON 12-6pm

TUES CLOSED

WED - THURS 10am-7pm

FRI and SAT 10am-8pm

Happy Hours daily 5-6 pm and on Saturday 5- 7pm

Blue Heron Brewing Co
Riconada Taproom
Upcoming
Events

  • 5MAR

local rock band 'the pimento bros' perfom live at the riconada taproom fri mar5

  • 15APR

local rock band 'the pimento bros' perfom live at the riconada taproom fri mar5

  • 20MAY

local rock band 'the pimento bros' perfom live at the riconada taproom fri mar5

Individual Beer Details Coming Soon

<-- BACK

scroll down