Archive for July 10, 2019

Bosque Brewing provided us with this rendering of its future Westside taproom and brewery.

A rather important e-mail dropped in our laps during lunchtime, which revealed that Bosque Brewing is switching up a big part of its plans for the future.

The long-awaited and long-delayed Open Space Project at Venice and the I-25 frontage road, which was meant to serve as the specialty/seasonal brewery replacement for the original San Mateo location, has been abandoned. Instead, Bosque will build its secondary brewery on the Westside at a location near the intersection of Coors and St. Joseph’s.

Per the press release, this new space will have a 4,000-square-foot brewery, capable of brewing 5,000 barrels of specialty/seasonal beers per year, and an attached 5,000-square-foot taproom modeled after the other Bosque locations. In addition, there are plans for a 9,500-square-foot beer garden outside.

“Given our presence with Restoration Pizza and collaboration with La Reforma Brewery in Northeast Albuquerque, we felt it was a natural next step to serve Albuquerque’s Westside community,” Bosque Brewing Co. CEO Gabe Jensen said in the press release. “After some time of reflection, we decided it was in the best interest of Bosque Brewing Co. and the surrounding neighborhood to sell the land for what was originally planned as the Open Space Project. This decision was made so we can continue our focus on providing world-class beer and experiences throughout New Mexico and Southwest Colorado.”

When we are not all stuck at our day jobs in the middle of the week, rest assured that the Crew will be following up on this story.


— Stoutmeister

Greetings, New Mexico craft beer lovers. Stoutmeister here with The Week Ahead in Beer. This column covers all the breweries in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties, with Santa Fe’s seven breweries, one in Los Alamos, one in Moriarty, one in Red River, one in Silver City, and one in Truth or Consequences also joining the party.

Stoutmeister puts on his serious face to handle The Week Ahead in Beer.

Stoutmeister puts on his serious face to handle The Week Ahead in Beer.

The good folks at Canteen Brewhouse have stepped up recently in support of the Friends of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, and this Friday will mark their big fundraiser for the summer at the brewery. From 5 to 9, stop by for the Valle de Oro Boysenberry Wheat, and get a pint and keep the special pint glass for just $10, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Friends. You can also enjoy the music of Dusty Low from 6 to 9. The beer should be on tap for the rest of the month, unless you all drink it up quickly, which sometimes happens with this style, but the beer-and-glass special will be available only during the times listed on Friday.

On the new beer front this week, there are a few options to check out. Bombs Away flies in with Summer Bier and T50 Vienna Lager. Bosque is rolling again on the seasonals with Enargia IPA, Family Crest (Vienna Lager), Citronic Red, and Double Brown now available. Bow & Arrow is releasing its Western Beauty Grisette on tap and in bottles on Saturday (for more details, check out our recent interview with brewer Ted O’Hanlan). Boxing Bear ascends with Cascade Mountain IPA. Dialogue hops it up with Indo IPA and Mandala IPL. Ex Novo doubled the dry on Mass Ascension IPA for one batch and renamed it Mas Ascension, so get that while it lasts, plus Really Tied the Room Together Hazy Pale Ale is available on tap and in cans. La Cumbre brought back Pecos Porter and Blond Ale, while also adding Fruit Softly and Nelson Brut. Marble also brings back an old favorite in Dang Pale Ale, while also adding Dry Oaked Stout. Ponderosa kicks back with Ponderosa Pilsner. Sidetrack brings back Crystal Cream Ale and C-6 IPA. Steel Bender resurrects The Village Idiot on Thursday. Thirsty Eye smooths out with Cashmere Blonde.

Up in Santa Fe, Blue Corn keeps things hopping with New England Style IPA and Gatekeeper IPA with Galaxy. Second Street rolls out CerveSandia, Rod’s Steam Bitter, Pecos Porter, and Six Fruit Under. Over in Los Alamos, Bathtub Row goes old school with Jefferson Ale, plus adds Eureka! SMASH. Down in Truth or Consequences, TorC Brewing has limited amounts of its “Test Kitchen” beers, Cosmic Lager and Anonymous Blonde.

Continue reading for all the news that is fit to blog for the week of July 8.