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New Mexico State University and Bosque Brewing Company have collaborated again to produce another university-licensed alcoholic beverage.

The 1888 Hard Seltzer, named after the university’s founding year, is available in Bosque locations across the state.

NMSU previously collaborated with Bosque Brewing Company on the popular Pistol Pete’s 1888 Ale, which was released in 2017. The beer is available at over 300 locations statewide and won a bronze medal at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival.

Following the ale, Aggie Athletics has licensed its wine, liquor and coffee, making $36,000 from selling the products in the past fiscal year.

NMSU is now the second university in the nation to boast a collegiately licensed hard seltzer, according to a news release.

The 1888 Hard Seltzer is a cranberry tea-flavored hard seltzer that compliments Bosque Brewing Company’s line of New Leaf hard seltzers, according to the release. With Tuesday’s announcement, NM State athletics now has an officially-licensed beer (Pistol Pete’s 1888 Ale), wine (Pistol Pete’s Crimson Legacy), whiskey (Pistol Pete’s Six Shooter), coffee (“A” Mountain Roast) and hard seltzer in its beverage arsenal. 

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