Anniversary or Birthday? Who cares. We'll drink to that!
Year 2? Done.
And just like that, we turned 2. Two years in the books. We have had a tremendous year, to say the least. We made some big changes to our staff, kicked off distribution, commissioned a new brewhouse and won some awards, but it all culminated with a bronze medal win at the Great American Beer Festival early this month. It was our first showing at GABF and bringing home any award out of the 5,500 beers entered in competition was a huge honor!
Year 3? Bring It.
As is typical for us, we try to start each new year with a bang, and year 3 is no exception. We decided to bring you not one, but TWO new taprooms that will open before the end of the year within two weeks of each other! Many of you have said we're crazy, and you're right! What were we thinking?! It's hard to even wrap our heads around doubling our current production volume in a matter of weeks, but these are exciting times!
Though beer is our passion, our motivator, no, our lifestyle, we are also driven by our love for NM. Our economy has struggled (I know, an "understatement", right?) over the past several years. We are proud and grateful to be a part of a growing industry (a glimmer of hope in dark times) and happy to contribute what we can to the state we love. With the launch of our Nob Hill and Las Cruces taprooms, we will hire roughly 30 people and will more than double our economic impact on our home state. This is all thanks to you, our patrons! You zealously drink your favorite staple beer, and without wavering, challenge and conquer our ever-changing seasonal offerings. By your passion for craft beer, you are the ones making the contribution; we're providing the conduit.
A Beer for You
We think a celebration is in order. This weekend we are tapping our anniversary beer, Cottonwood Anniversary Double Red. This hoppy beast clocks in at 9.5% and 90 IBUs. Big American hops lead the way, but the ABV, malt and caramel are equally matched in this full bodied American-style Double Red Ale. Beers like this don't stick around very long, so come get it while you can and celebrate with us this weekend!