This is a really good place that you should know about if you enjoy fermented food. I was way ahead of this food trend. My family used to have sauerkraut on every major holiday. Yes, there would be a small side of kraut on the table even for the 4th of July.
Barrio Brinery makes some of the best sauerkraut that I have had in this country. I use Barrio Brinery’s sauerkraut as the base for my version of kraut.
For those of you who haven’t gone crazy for kraut, Barrio sells all kinds of interesting pickles. Ok, I love New Mexico dearly but you have to ask for pickles here. I was so used to getting pickles all the time with every food item that I ordered back East that it was kind of a culture shock not to get pickles. These pickles are some of the best pickles I have ever had. Barrio Brinery’s pickles are used at Rowley Farmhouse Ales. These pickles help to enhance Chef Jefferey’s edible creation
A word to the wise, Barrio Brinery is located west on Alameda. They have a small sign in the front and the entrance is in the back not on Alameda. Barrio Brinery has a small parking lot so you do not have to park on the side street which is Mesa Verde.