rotating specialty beers
Las Cruces taproom
4.5% ABV | 10 IBU
This Belgian inspired Witbier was brewed with orange peel and coriander. It’s slightly fruity and spicy with a hazy appearance. The lower ABV make this an all day kind of beer.
7% ABV | 30 IBU
We took a Saison base and then added a Sauvignon Blanc grape concentrate and Nelson Sauvin, Mandarina Bavaria and Hallertau Blanc hops. We fermented it with a farmhouse ale yeast at a high temperature. What we got was a complex beer with spicy and fruity notes from the yeast, floral and earthy tones from the hops and a vinous chracter from the Sauvignon blanc. It’s a lighter bodied beer that finishes a bit dry. A unique beer unlike anything Bosque has made before.
Sangre De Coco
8.5% ABV | 40 IBU
Sangre de Coco bleeds coconut. Toasted, sweetened coconut and liquid cocoa are the backbone of this self-indulgent monstrosity. A moderate resin and pine hop presence adds a touch of balance to the malt sweetness that is characteristic of an Imperial American-style Brown Ale.
Sticky Fingers IPL with Lupulin Powder
5.9% | 55 IBU
An elite group of Bosque Insiders braved a Saturday brew day with John and Robert to bring you this hop-saturated pale lager. Recently, a new hop product called lupulin powder hit the market and we wanted to explore its aromatic and flavor qualities by using it exclusively -- specifically in the whirlpool and as the dry hop. The result is a potent and amusing hop aroma and taste, characteristic of an IPA without being grassy or vegetal, and a clean bitterness without being harsh.
Rolled to Prost
5.1% ABV | 65 IBU
Ira’s brainchild, Rolled to Prost is a Session IPA blending American and German hop varieties atop a complex malt bill of kilned malts, torrified wheat, and rolled oats. It’s medium-light body allows serves to highlight the hop depth and bitterness.
7% ABV | 28 IBU
Melissa, meaning “Bee” in Greek, is an amber-colored, Belgian-inspired honey ale. Designed with a fruity, floral aroma from the judicious use of honey in the whirlpool, a Belgian Trappist yeast strain, and dry hopped with the Australian Ella hop variety, the aromatics alone make a statement. The recipe for “Melissa” was developed by the national organization, Pink Boots Society, as a way of celebrating women in the craft brewing industry. The beer was brewed locally at Santa Fe Brewing Co. during a collaborative brew day with members from the local chapter. Melissa is on draft at all Bosque taprooms and at many other NM taprooms as a means of raising money for this important cause. As such, $1 per pint sold will go to the Pink Boots Society as an aide in financing their work. Show your support by raising a pint for the ladies in our industry that make this all happen!
Lemondrop Single Hop
6.5% ABV | 50 IBU
From simple to complex, beer describes a host of beverages that are light and dark, malty and hoppy, dry and sweet, and everything in between. Drawing inspiration from scotch production, Lemondrop SMASH begins with 100% Speyside distilling malt from Scotland. To this was added copious amounts of Lemondrop hops — a first here at Bosque — which imparts tastes and aromas of lemon balm and green tea.
4.8 ABV | 30 IBU
Two players. That’s it. London Lager Malt, a new, lightly-kilned malt from the UK, lays the groundwork, and a restrained addition of Citra hops diffuses catty and sticky hop aromatics to the sweet and bready malt character of this medium bodied lager.