bosque news | july 2015
back to back!
It’s safe to say that this year’s NM IPA Challenge was the most expensive competition to date. With some IPAs pushing 10 pounds of hops per barrel, the NM brewers were hopping their entries with ungodly and reckless amounts of their prized hop varietals. In a competition this fierce, walking away with the title for the second year in a row gives us pause to be thankful for our our staff and our patrons, but especially our brewing team. Under the leadership of John Bullard, they consistently strive for, and achieve, eminence in our thriving industry that is craft beer. Surreal. Special thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy these NM IPAs and support our breweries and the brewers guild!
beers of note
Only days ago, we tapped the first (Pink Elephants on Parade) of two fruited beers as a way of celebrating the summer season and taking a side road from our recent IPA speedway:
Farm & Cherry (6.3% ABV | 12 IBU)
Pink Elephants on Parade (5.5% ABV | 12 IBU)
Also, in mid-to-late August, we’ll take a trip to the southern hemisphere with beer featuring Chilean malts and Dr. Rudi hops from New Zealand. Flavors of citrus peel, lemongrass and pine are reported for this hop. We’re excited to play around with this hop and experience it as a solo act.
great american beer festival
Last but not least, we are gearing up for the Great American Beer Festival with a few of our entries fermenting away or scheduled to be brewed in the next couple of days. This year we’re entering Scotia Scotch Ale, Scale Tipper IPA, Riverwalker IPA, Bosque Lager, and last year’s bronze medal winner in the wet/fresh hop category, Acequia Wet/Fresh Hop IPA. Go big or go home, right? Anticipation is high as we move closer to the archetypal beer competition!