New Mexico Brewery # 1 – Boxing Bear


We make our first stop along the Rio Grande River in NW Albuquerque. Boxing Bear Brewing Company has a goal of establishing Albuquerque as a national destination for raft beer.  And they also do wines!  Aside from the cool logo.  Here is what I would have in my initial taster tray

Uppercut IPA | 7.6% ABV, 100+ IBUs
“Big citrus aromas dominate this hop forward beer while providing a nice bitter punch. Brewed and dry hopped with an assortment of American hop varieties, this beer holds up to the standards of hop lovers everywhere.”

Hairy Mit Hefe | 5.4% ABV, 12 IBUs
“A classic Hefeweizen with flavors and aromas of banana, clove, and vanilla. Smooth and easy to drink, this beer is perfect for summer sippin’.”

Paw Swipe Pale Ale | 4.9% ABV, 45 IBUs
“This American style pale ale is bright and bitter with nice pine and citrus notes. Punchy hop character with a clean finish make this beer a real crowd pleaser.”

Ambear Ale | 5.2% ABV, 35 IBUs
“This lightly hopped beer has just enough malt to balance the spicy aromas and flavors of the East Kent Golding variety of hops. Refreshing and flavorful, this beer is a great pairing with a sandwich from our food menu.”

Standing 8 Stout | 6.3% ABV, 45 IBUs
“Dark and delicious, this malt forward beer is perfect for those who enjoy the darker side. A full-bodied stout with a fabulously roasted character.”