There is something about that new brewery smell that brings a smile to my face. It’s not even the wonderful aroma of the first batch of beer, since a lot of the time these first visits the Crew goes on are before brewing has even begun. It’s that smell of fresh paint, sawdust, and overall newness that just permeates every corner of the structure, and the promise of all that is to come.
Brewer Justin Hamilton is all smiles with his shiny new brewhouse at Boxing Bear Brewing.
A couple weeks ago I was invited by brewer Justin Hamilton to take a tour of Boxing Bear Brewing Co., which will become the newest brewery on Albuquerque’s west side. Located in the old Elliott’s Bar space at the intersection of Alameda and Corrales, Boxing Bear holds considerable promise for thirsty west siders and Burquenos in general. Justin comes to Boxing Bear after a successful run as the head brewer at Chama River. He is teaming up with the owners of Southwest Grape & Grain, who will also be opening a second
Source: NM Dark Side Brew Crew
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