Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op began with a simple idea: create a brewery and taproom in Los Alamos as a place for the community to gather and enjoy great, locally brewed beer. We wanted to create a place for the members of the Los Alamos community to gather, relax in a comfortable atmosphere, read, talk, be alone or in a small group and enjoy a beer. The vision evokes a small, neighborhood pub in England, where fresh beer is brewed on premises and is as much a vital part of the community's spirit as is the togetherness of the gathering.
So the founding members of Bathtub Row (initially incorporated as the Los Alamos Beer Co-op) started meeting on a weekly basis in a small room in the Los Alamos County Library to discuss how this idea could become reality. We chose the cooperative business model because we felt its seven principles aligned perfectly with our mission and values. As a democratically run, member-owned and operated cooperative, Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op seeks to:
serve as a gathering place for the local community
run our business in an environmentally and economically sustainable manner
support and promote the local craft beer industry
educate the community about the art and science of brewing