This Super Bowl Eve, consider making a short drive up to Bosque North in Bernalillo, to join some of your favorite beer people, and me, for a special screening of the documentary For the Love of Craft, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. The best part? It is all free, though you will have the chance to make a charitable donation while you are there Saturday night.
The whole event is the brainchild of Bosque events coordinator Ezekiel Gomez.
“Ezekiel had the idea some time last year to host the film at the brewery,” said Bosque co-owner Jess Griego. “We’ve actually done several pretty successful movies in the brewery, which was all screened by Ezekiel. We thought it would be really cool to bring the community together out here in what is considered a destination brewery. Just watch the film and have an open-forum discussion about the industry. Whoever is there will inform how the event goes, what questions they ask, and what conversations come from that.”
Doors to the brewery will open at 5:30 p.m., with the screening starting at 6:15. It will then be followed by the aforementioned panel discussion led by New Mexico Brewers Guild executive director Leah Black, with Jess and John Bullard from Bosque, Anne O’Neill and Dan Herr from Sidetrack, Skye Devore from Tractor, and one grizzled beer writer.
The film was created by the Brewers Association out of interviews conducted by Charlie Papazian and Dick Cantwell, featuring major beer industry players like Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada, Jim Koch of the Boston Beer Company, and many more.
In addition to enjoying the beer and food at Bosque, which will be served inside the brewery, you will also have an opportunity to do some good while in attendance.
“It’s free of charge, but any sort of donations that people would like to bring to that event will go straight to Australian fire relief,” Jess said. “We just wanted to help the cause in any way.”
Reserve your seats by following this link. Oh, and for anyone traumatized by driving on Highway 550 since October, fear not, for it is flowing smoothly again.