Being recognized as Mid-Size Brew Pub of the Year at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival is just the tip of the iceberg for Boxing Bear Brewing Company.
Now the brewery, located on Albuquerque’s Westside, is up for Best Brewpub in USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice national poll.
Boxing Bear is holding its own at the No. 2 spot. There are a total of 20 breweries in the running including some heavy hitters such as California’s Russian River Brewing Co., Michigan’s Founders Brewing Co. and Ohio’s Great Lakes Brewing Co., which currently has the lead.
Fans of Boxing Bear have plenty of time to vote and help push it to No. 1. People can vote here once per day through March 13. Polls close at 10 a.m. on March 13. The winner will be announced March 17.
“You can vote every single day and that’s what we’re trying to convince our customers (to do),” Boxing Bear partner Kevin Davis said. “If you like our beer, please support us.”
Twenty brewpubs were nominated as the best in the United States by a panel of beer experts. The nominated brewpubs, serve their own house beers, often alongside guest taps and a menu of tasty food options, according to the USA Today poll site.