From left, Long Pour employees Anthony Flores, Jesse Davis, Long Pour co-owner George Boese and employees Kyrsti Farmer and Rachel Frank. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
Boese Brothers Brewpub co-owners George and Sam Boese have been working on a new project for about a year and will unveil it to the public Tuesday: Long Pour cocktail bar.
The bar is adjacent to Boese Brothers Brewpub in Central Park Square.
There won’t be any great fanfare for the grand opening, George said.
“We’re just looking forward to sharing the space and the cocktails we created with Los Alamos,” he said.
George joked that they had enough excitement with the grand opening of Boese Brothers brewpub as right after it opened his sister-in-law went into labor.
They decided to branch out with a new bar in Los Alamos because there isn’t another cocktail bar in town.
Vodka, agave spirit, gin and bourbon are being crafted at the brothers’ distillery in Albuquerque, George said.
When the bar opens, customers can choose from a menu that features 11 drinks. George said all the drinks feature fresh ingredients and while no food is being served at the new establishment, he said a charcuterie board may be added in the future.
The drink menu was developed last year; during quarantine George said his brother spent a lot of time experimenting with different drinks.
He added that the menu features classics like old fashioneds and margaritas, but they have put their own spin on these drinks.
While a lot of time was spent on the menu, the brothers also spent almost a year renovating the space that would become their new bar.
Before it featured the Long Pour sign, the space was used for offices, complete with cubicles.
“It was a floor to ceiling renovation,” George said.
Boese Brothers Brewpub has operated in Los Alamos for two years.
“We really love the community,” George said. “It’s a beautiful place; just a great town …”
He added that they enjoy the brewpub’s customers, pointing out that it has a great group of regulars.
“It’s a fun place to work,” George said.
Some of the brewpub’s customers even got to sample what Long Pour will sell. George said while training the staff at the cocktail bar, he would have them bring samples of different drinks to customers at the brewpub.
The response? George said it was mixed reaction: Some were really excited about what will be offered at Long Pour and others were mad that they didn’t get a sample drink.
George added that he is excited to share what Long Pour offers with everyone in Los Alamos.
“I’m very excited to serve the spirits we are making from the distillery and the cocktails we came up with,” he said.
Long Pour hours are 4-10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.