Sierra Blanca Brewing Company
Embracing the local culture with its uniquely flavored, distinctive craft brews
Rich and Suzanne Weber traveled west from New Jersey in 1995 with a pioneering spirit and the intention of starting a brewery. Rich had a background in electrical/mechanical engineering and Suzanne was a savvy business woman - both were tired of the daily grind and hoped to turn their love of craft beer into a career. In 1996, the dream became a reality when Rich and Suzanne founded Sierra Blanca Brewing Company in Carrizozo, New Mexico.
The brewery slowly increased its production and sales over the years, but their location in southern rural New Mexico was limiting just how much they could grow. In 2006, Sierra Blanca Brewing Company relocated to Moriarty, New Mexico, just outside of Albuquerque - a decision that has proven to be very fortuitous. Today, Sierra Blanca Brewing Company is the largest microbrewery in the state of New Mexico.
In 2007, the brewery gained even more steam as Rich and Suzanne purchased the Rio Grande Brewing Company lineup of beers. They are now responsible for 14 different styles of craft beers and house made sodas under the Sierra Blanca Brewing Company umbrella. All of the beverages are available for tasting at the Sierra Blanca Brewery (complete with a half acre beer garden!) in Moriarty and the Rio Grande Grill and Tap Room in Ruidoso, which opened in December of 2013. Each location offers Sierra Blanca’s award winning locally inspired craft beers, a relaxed, welcoming environment, and tasty breakfast, lunch and dinner options for the whole family. The menus were created by Rich’s brother, Chef Keith Weber.
We hope you enjoy these two selections from Sierra Blanca Brewing Company, and make a toast to this premier southwest microbrewery. We wish them many more decades of success!