Boese Bros ready to offer good times, quality brews to LA

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By Tris DeRoma

According to Boese Bros Brewpub co-owners Sam Boese and George Boese, family, quality and good times have always been the secret to their success. The brewpub, located at 145 Central Park Square, could be open as soon as late August.


This is the brothers’ fourth business, having opened the Boese Brothers Brewery in Albuquerque in 2015. In 2018, they opened the NE Heights Brewpub in Albuquerque, and they are also partners in a cidery in Santa Fe called Desert Dogs.

No matter how big the enterprise has gotten, it’s always been and will be a family affair, Sam said. Sam’s wife, Liese, does all the art for the business, which even includes the bottle labels. George’s wife, Lexi, handles the marketing.

“Family, quality and good times are the main things we’ve stuck by,” Sam said.

Hard work has also been a key to their success.

Friday, the brothers were in Los Alamos, hard at work building out the interior of their new digs at 145 Central Park Square, installing lights, décor and appliances to bring their newest business venture to life.

According to Sam, they started thinking about opening a brewery more than 10 years ago. In the years leading up to opening their first beer business, their Albuquerque brewery, they learned their craft, making many home brewed recipes before settling on a select few. The year they opened they had more than 60 batches of beer before they narrowed it down to four mainstay recipes.

“We were very meticulous about getting the right recipes locked in,” Sam said of their four mainstay brews, Tru Blue, Washington’s Hatchet, Duke City Lager and Dr. Strangehop. They also will have about four seasonal brews in rotation, which includes a white IPA and their Hoppy Red Ale and a winter stout.

“The Hoppy Red Ale should be out right about the time that we open,” Sam said.

If all goes according to plan, the Boese Bros Brewpub could be opened by August.

When that happens, they plan to be open all week from lunch time to about 11 p.m.

“We’re going to be open for lunch everyday, and then kind of scale back from there, if needed,” Sam said. “We want to see how Los Alamos responds to it.”

Why Los Alamos? Why not, Sam said.

“We looked around in a couple different places. We were pretty sure we wanted to move north just because New Mexico gets prettier and prettier as you move north,” Sam said.

He also said the locals seemed to know their beer.

“Los Alamos is a great place. It seems like there is a very enthusiastic beer drinking crowd here. Coming from Albuquerque, where we have something like 50 breweries, it was just a little too crowded.”

The brothers are also getting to know their neighbors too, including the once across the center from them, Bathtub Row Brewery.

“I’ve met a handful of guys over there and they’ve all be extremely friendly,” Sam Boese said.

According to the brothers, the restaurant will feature a full menu of sandwiches, paninis and sides, along with their homemade brews.

They also will feature live acoustic entertainment.

For more information, go to boesebrosbrewery.com.