The Best and the Best (of)

First off let’s say that the Santa Fe Reporter’s Best Of party this year was big and badass and we all had an excellent time. So good in fact that some of us Second Street staffers were in league to get tattoos (not going to tell you where, but it may have been in honor of Steve’s birthday) and were severely disappointed that this year there was NOT a tattoo booth.

We also fell in love with a dog named Banksy, who we were ready to adopt immediately (but a nice couple of humans had just decided to take him home). We fell in love a second time, with a little blind pup, saw the mayor dunked in the dunk tank, watched dancers and people on stilts, ate cake and pizza, drank beer inside our Railyard taproom, outside our Railyard taproom, we drank beer in the Farmer’s Market, we drank beer outside the farmers market…

We danced in the rain to an Aretha Franklin tribute, and to all of our local musicians up there, you put on an amazing show!

Thank you to the Reporter for putting on the Best Of, and to our community for voting us 1st place for Best Taproom, and 2nd place for Best Locally Brewed Beer, Nachos and Burgers.

See you all next year

All images copyright Mariah Cameron Scee


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Motofina 2019

Thank you to everyone who exhibited bikes at Motofina 2019, and to the community who came out to see the show! This year’s show drew a bigger crowd than last and we hope to keep that momentum moving forward. At one point during the afternoon an entire busload of students showed up and flooded the space along with the rest of the visitors, and we were thrilled to see our usually “quiet” warehouse space full of people.

This was our second year hosting a vintage motorcycle show in our Rufiina Brewhouse and it turned out be a diverse line up of amazing bikes. We featured pre-1979 bikes and Fred Aiker’s very cool jaguar. We also set up a satellite beer bar in the brewhouse, and finished out the day with a show by Danny T and The Stealing Thunder Band, who were celebrating their album release.

Winner of the People’s Choice Award was Beth Hornbein’s 1967 Ducati Elite, with Slade’s 1960 custom built bike coming in second.


Next year we will keep the tradition running and feature pre-1980 motorcycles, and plan to hold the event on June 28, 2020, on the Sunday following Father’s Day.

We meant to get photos of all the bikes but got busy pouring beer! … and ended up missing quite a few. If you have pictures of that day you would like to contribute to this gallery, please feel free to email them to Mariah, at mariah[at] In addition, we would love to hear any comments or suggestions you have for Motofina 2020.

Thank you and see you all next year!

*all photos by Mariah Cameron Scee unless otherwise noted

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Oktoberfest 2018

September 19, 20 & 21

Oktoberfest 2018 is just around the corner! Join us Friday through Sunday, the 19th-21st, for our famous Oktoberfest menu featuring house-made sausages, schnitzel, pretzels and our 2018 Oktoberfest brew.

This event is family friendly and free to attend. Dogs welcome on the Rufina Taproom patio.

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Cans are here!

It’s finally happening! We started canning in August, and now you can purchase 2920 IPA, Agua Fria PIlsner and Boneshaker Special Bitter at all Second Street locations, and at select retailers around New Mexico. Find a store here

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