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Sour success: Bosque Brewing’s popular Pickle Down Economics now available in stores

Bosque Brewing Co.’s popular Pickle Down Economics is now available at grocery and convenience stores around the state. (Courtesy of Bosque Brewing Co.)

Pickle enthusiasts need not wait any longer to get their hands on Bosque Brewing Co.’s Pickle Down Economics.

The very popular pickle gose is now available in six-packs at grocery and convenience stores around New Mexico. The cult classic also can be picked up at all Bosque taprooms in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, Las Cruces and Santa Fe. The can design received an update to fit with Bosque’s year-round 6-pack, 12-ounce formats.

“The reactions to this release have been incredibly polarized,” Gabe Jensen, CEO of Bosque Brewing Co., says in a news release. “Fans of this beer cannot get enough of it, while others can’t stand the thought of it. However, the universal opinion is that the beer definitely tastes like pickles.”

Bosque previously released Pickle Down Economics as a seasonal offering exclusively in its taprooms. The beer would sell out within hours of its release. Pickle Down Economics enthusiasts would form lines at Bosque taprooms before each release to score some of the limited supply, according to the news release.

The first pickle beer on record was produced in 2019 as a collaboration between Martin House Brewing Co. in Fort Worth, Texas, and Best Made Pickles. Martin House Brewing’s version was a combination of its Salty Lady Gose combined with Best Maid pickle brine.

Bosque’s Pickle Down Economics is a reinterpretation built from the ground up to use the gose base style as a way to highlight the flavor profile of briny pickles. Hundreds of pickles are used in the beer’s production, along with gallons of pickle brine in each batch, according to the news release.

Now pickle beer lovers can rest easy, because Pickle Down Economics has become part of Bosque’s regular rotation. Fans of the pickle gose have come up with innovative ways to incorporate it into concoctions such as micheladas that are usually made with beer, lime juice, assorted sauces, spices, tomato juice and chile peppers. Pickle Down Economics has also been used in bloody marys, Jess Griego, chief experience officer at Bosque Brewing Co., told the Journal before the gose’s seasonal release in June.

Bosque opened its first location in Albuquerque in 2012 and continues to expand and innovate.

“Using beer as a springboard, Bosque strives to shed a light on all of the wonderful reasons that residents are honored to call New Mexico home,” according to the news release. “The company’s aim is to improve the community with the products they craft and experiences they offer by providing inclusive spaces that facilitate great conversations. Bosque pushes the boundaries and norms of craft beer while remaining true to its values and sense of community.”

To learn more about the brewery, visit bosquebrewing.com or stop by one of its five taprooms around the state.

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