rotating specialty beers
Las Cruces taproom
5.6% ABV | 10 IBU
Sometimes our brewers get a wild hair. After starting with a hefeweizen-esque base, we let things get…weird. Liquid unsweet chocolate was added to the end of boil along with lactose for a mild sweetness and enhanced body. Strawberry and banana purees were added to the fermenter where a hefeweizen yeast gives it an additional banana-y kick. The result is a palate-stumping flavor combo of banana, strawberry, and chocolate reminiscent of your favorite three-flavor sundae.
Exotic Elephants: Blood Orange
5.9% ABV | 12 IBU
The first two iterations of Exotic Elephants, guava and peach, are in the books. Next up in the series is BLOOD ORANGE. Same great base but loads of blood orange puree for a citrusy summer cool-down!
4.8% ABV | 20 IBU
Where IPAs are skewed toward hops being front and center, blonde ales are a study in balance, refreshment, and malt profiles. Bosque Blonde is a brilliant pale straw-colored ale with a light malt sweetness and just enough late addition hops to add flavor and aromatic nuance. Whether you’re new to craft beer or are a seasoned connoisseur, this beer is sure to quench your thirst.
Grasping at Straws
5.7% ABV | 30 IBU
With an interesting combination of American hops (Simcoe, Centennial, and Crystal), a bright and crisp hop character stands out atop the deep malt character of this light-colored pale ale.
Summer in Hallertau
5.3% ABV | 20 IBU
What do you do with a glut of noble hops? Recklessly pack them in, 5 pounds per barrel at a time, into a light pale ale! Summer in Hallertau is a noble hop experience like no other beer you’ve had. A medium-light body with a slight toast character hides in the background, while German Hallertau and Czech Saaz are front and center. It’s grassy, slightly woody, and surprisingly fruity with hints of orange and tangerine.