Hundreds of Locals Participate in Taste Test and Name Best New Mexico Brewery

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Live online voting recognizes Best Local Brands

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — As part of the 2019 B2B Expo, EXHIB-IT! has awarded Bosque Brewing Company as the winner of the first, statewide Best Local Brewery Competition. This new competition was judged by nearly 800 Expo attendees.

Guests voted for their favorite brewery after sampling an IPA and Seasonal flavored beer from:

  • Bosque Brewing Company
  • Canteen Brewhouse
  • Kaktus Brewing Company
  • Rio Bravo Brewing Company
  • Santa Fe Brewing Company
  • Second Street Brewery

“We have one of the best brewery areas in the nation,” said DJ Heckes, CEO of EXHIB-IT!. “And as part of our goal to help connect business leaders in New Mexico, we knew these companies would be a great addition to the event.”

Other winners included New Mexico Sabor as the best commercial local brand and Family Friendly as the best New Mexico non-profit. Both named and voted on by New Mexico residents.

Each category winner was awarded with $6,825 in marketing and advertising from Albuquerque Business First, Cumulus Media and EXHIB-IT!.

EXHIB-IT!’s B2B Expo is New Mexico’s premier networking event. The event’s mission is to foster economic development by creating a prosperous learning environment through a network of leaders. To find out more about the B2B Expo visit

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