Bow and Arrow Brewing is slaying the New Mexico craft beer scene

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Photo Credit: Don James

Bow & Arrow Brewing Co. launched in Albuquerque, NM with college sweethearts Shyla Shepperd and Missy Begay at the helm.

Shyla was raised on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota and is a member of the Three Affiliated Tribes. Missy was born in Albuquerque and raised on the Navajo (Diné) Nation.

The Stanford University grad (Shyla) said goodbye to her career at an investing firm and with the support of Missy, family and friends opened Bow & Arrow Brewing Co. in February 2016.

After taking a look online at their current offerings, I was pleased to see a menu that is not flooded with IPA’s. It appears as though their concentration is wild and sour ales, which I am 100% here for.

I also appreciate the way the menu is orchestrated and how they categorize their offerings: malt, hop and funk forward. You can even find a hard sparkling water on tap, keeping up with the current trend.

After poking around on Untappd, it’s hard to land on what could be their “best” beer. I’m going to take a shot in the dark at the Strawberry Amigo, because that would be the first thing I’d order. Clocking in at 5.6%, you can expect all flavors of the timeless dessert, strawberry shortcake: strawberry, vanilla, lemon and lactose (cant have a dessert sour without it!) You can expect real strawberry puree, as these folks dont mess around with fake fillers.

Once checking out their Instagram page (which beautifully captures and conveys their aesthetic) and solid ratings on Untappd, along with two Native American Women, who represent the LGTBQ community, successfully slaying the NM beer scene, Bow & Arrow Brewing Co. is certainly on the top of my list for breweries to visit in the future. Give them a follow, you won’t be disappointed.

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