Comanche Creek Brewing Company is a great little family-owned microbrewery approximately 2 miles outside Eagle Nest, New Mexico. The brewery is located in a 1940s era cabin that was formerly the blacksmith’s workshop for the family ranch which has been operating there for more than 100 years. The brewery had a great selection of beers for a small brewery, with 5 or 6 good house beers to try. We tried the Homestead Amber, Iron Mountain Porter, and Gold Rush Kolsch which were all excellent representatives of their particular brewing style.
The cabin features a fairly large outdoor seating area, but most of the inside space is taking up by brewing equipment. Cody the owner brews the beers and also runs the bar. He was friendly and interesting and had a lot of good stories about the area.
The turn off for Comanche Creek Brewing Company is easy to find on Highway 38 about 2 miles North of Eagle Nest. It’s well marked with a sign, and is also the site of an interesting highway memorial.
It’s a little bit of a drive (maybe 10 minutes?) back from the highway on a gravel road to find the brewery, but that was part of the charm for us. Even the small signs marking the path were cool and rustic.