The Brewery

Head Brewer – Andrew Krosche

The Brewhouse
Andrew has been a global nomad a good portion of his life. Although born in New Mexico, he left the U.S. when he was six with his parents. He attended school in Kuwait, Pakistan and Thailand. Living and traveling overseas gave Andrew a broad myriad of cultures, food and traditions as well as giving him a unique outlook on life. When Andrew lived in Kuwait his true passion for brewing developed when he began brewing for himself. His skill level increased quickly as he discovered he had a natural talent in brewing. In 2012 he was fortunate enough to train under some of Albuquerque’s pioneer brewers at Marble Brewing Co. and in 2015 he moved over to Ponderosa Brewing Co. as the Head Brewer and learned more about the vast variety of beer styles and brewing. Andrew is very excited to take over as Head Brewer here at Chama River Brewing Co. and hopes to continue the legacy of the cradle of Albuquerque Brewing.


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GABF Gold Medal
Gold – Bohemian-Style Pilsener – 2014 “Class VI Golden Lager
Gold – Baltic Style Porter – 2010 – “3 Dog Night”
Gold – Pro-AM Competition – 2009 – “Herbal Joe’s Columbarillo IPA”
Gold – American Style Rye Ale – 2004 – “Rye On”
Gold – German Style Kölsch – 2003 – “Atomic Blonde”


GABF Silver MedalSilver – Traditional German Style Bock – 2002 – “Get Off My Bock”

Bronze – Oatmeal Stout – 2009 – “Sleeping Dog Stout”
Bronze – Kellerbier/Zwickelbier – 2008 – “Zwickel”



WBC Silver MedalSilver – Baltic Style Porter – 2010 – “3 Dog Night”

Silver – Oatmeal Stout – 2008 – “Sleeping Dog Oatmeal Stout”
Silver – Baltic Style Porter – 2008 – “3 Dog Night”
Silver – Barley Wine Style Ale – 2006 – “2005 Barley Wine”
Silver – Rye Ale or Lager – 2004 – “Rye On”
Silver – German Style Bock – 2002 – “Get Off My Bock”


WBC Bronze MedalBronze – American Style Amber Lager – 2002 – “Red Dragon Lager”