Bosque Brewing Co. is releasing two of its powerhouse IPAs on tap and in cans this month.
March is traditionally a heavy IPA month, with competitions and other events revolving around IPAs. Large gatherings remain on hold due to the pandemic, but Bosque wanted to celebrate the beauty of its IPAs with two big releases of Moon Cannon and Scale Tipper IPA.
“We still wanted to move forward with two IPAs, just kind of going back to our roots,”
said Jess Griego, chief experience officer at Bosque Brewing Co. “So we have Moon Cannon, which is a double IPA, and that will actually be available March 12. We’ve released that beer on draft several years in a row, and it’s kind of one of our fan favorites, but this is the first time we’ve canned it. So we’re really excited about that.”
Moon Cannon is a West Coast Double IPA that “stands out from the crowd” with a crisp, caramel malt backbone and an absurd dry hop, creating a powerfully resinous and dank offering, according to its flavor profile. Bosque’s flagship IPA, Scale Tipper, is tentatively scheduled for release on March 26. The Mosaic, El Dorado, Citra, and Simcoe hops used to create Scale Tipper result in “one juicy and uniquely satisfying” American IPA, according its flavor profile. Both beers will be available at all Bosque locations and will be distributed by Admiral Beverage to retailers throughout the state. More information can be found at bosquebrewing.com.
The brewery plans to release various styles over the next few months. In April, Bosque will release cocktail-inspired seltzers.
“Last year, right before we got shut down, we released a Moscow mule-inspired seltzer, which was called the Bosque Burro,” Griego said. “It was awesome. And then we got shut down, I think, like, two days after it went on tap. So it was kind of a bummer. It didn’t really get to have the full kind of reach that we were hoping it would. So we’re bringing that back this year in April, and that will be in cans as well.”
The cocktail-inspired seltzer line is the first Bosque product to be released in 16-ounce cans.
“We had a few different ideas that we were trying to decide on, but yesterday we decided to do a Paloma-inspired seltzer for our second April release,” Griego said. “We were kind of just trying to come up with some fun, you know, like spring, good-weather cocktails that also work with seltzer characteristics.
In May, Bosque plans on releasing new takes on its popular Pickle Down Economics. The pickle gose has quickly become one of Bosque’s most popular offerings.
“It’s quickly rising up into the top ranks of our best sellers,” Griego said. “We can’t keep up with the demand. It’s been awesome. I mean, it’s a very niche style, but the people who like it, you know, really want it and so we’ve had to double production of that style. We kind of had a target of what we thought we would be selling out the gate, and we had to double that within a few weeks.”
Some variations to Pickle Down Economics that have been discussed are a double pickle and a spicy pickle. Bosque’s master brewer John Bullard is working out the details on the pickle gose variants.