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Marble Brewery

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Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 45
Beer Ratings: 1,106
Beer Avg: 3.96

Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

23 Ratings
Ratings: 23
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

111 Marble Ave NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87102-2315
United States
phone: (505) 243-2739

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @marblebrewery

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(Place added by: Wolfsdenbrew on 05-02-2008)
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4 | $$

Pulled into Albuquerque after driving over from OKC, our second stop after rolling into town. Atmosphere was really cool, decent sized tap room with plenty of tables and a long bar. Decent amount of tables outside with the food truck, just a little too cold to sit out there. Quality was pretty high. Beers were in the correct glasses and the food was top notch. Service was mostly good. The one server was quite helpful while the other seemed a littler disinterested. Selection was really good. Lots of different beers to choose from across lots of different styles. Food was a mix, they have a few in house options while a food truck outside provides a bit more substance. I got the queso and chips which was perfect for what I was looking for. Prices were more than reasonable. Overall a very nice brewery taproom that I would definitely visit again.

02-04-2014 06:29:32 | More by orangesol
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denver10

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$

Visited the taproom in Sante Fe.

Cool little spot on the second floor, small inside with a HD TV in back of bar and some nice outside deck/patio sitting. Chill place. As was to be expected, the quality of the beer was top notch. They're one of my favorite breweries so this was no surprise. Service was fine for me, friends who had been their earlier had only negative comments about their server though. Selection was great on tap, 12 beers total I think, some pilot type brews. Their fridge selection was disappointing as I wanted to bring back a sixer of their Oatmeal Stout and Amber Ale and they had neither. Only beers they carried were the IPA, Red, and Wheat....all of which are still on the local shelves (though not for long as they sadly stopped distributing out here I heard). Didn't try any food. Value was good. Will be back again if I ever make it back down to New Mexico.

09-18-2013 03:56:47 | More by denver10
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4.01/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $

I struggle to choose between Marble Brewery and La Cumbre for best of Albuquerque, but in the end, I always lean LC. However, Marble is a great brewery and a place I found myself visiting at least once every ten days.

The outdoor patio, benches, and trailer with taps are great for the spring, summer and fall months. Add to this a steady stream of quality bands playing rock, salsa, reggae, and bluegrass and this place is always popping. Hipsters love it. The great food trucks add to the ambiance and REALLY create that Willburg swag.

Both inside and outside get insanely crowded, but Marble is well-staffed and the majority of the folks working here are good polite people.

As for the beer, there are so many beers to like here. Of the staples, I can regularly drink the Widlflower Wheat, the Marble Red, the Oatmeal Stout, the IPA, and the Pilsner. The Amber I'm not too familiar with, but it sure ain't bad.

Marble also dreams up a ton of specialty brews that have me breaking my neck to get a taste of. Sours like the Cuvee D'Abricot and the brett-spiked saison, as well as the DIPA, the Reserve, the BA Imperial Stout and the American Gold barleywine are beers I fall in love with and keep returning for.

Overall, Marble is the most fun atmosphere and has outstanding beers. Its popularity is a hindrance as excessive crowds often keep me from coming by. As far as beer goes, these guys do little wrong.

09-14-2013 04:33:49 | More by ONovoMexicano
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jhines18

New Mexico

3.2/5  rDev -23.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 2 | $$

I love marble beer. Staff is not the nicest and the place gets too crowded, but on a nice spring afternoon (Monday - Wednesday) you can't beat it, especially if there is no live music (too loud for space) and a good food truck. The selection is awesome, they are always experimenting and they are doing a regular cask now, which is a lot of fun. I would love to see them start canning and getting themselves out there. Growlers are a great deal and an opportunity to pop in and get out without the large crowd. My favorites at marble are their stouts. They exceed in this category and usually have a special stout or two. Of course try the IPA, especially if they are doing a special, the Imperial Red, if it’s in house, and they make a really solid amber standard. I have not met the head brewer and they don't seem too open about tours, which would be a nice addition, though you can see their whole set up through a window behind the bar. Overall, I recommend it and for out of towners it’s a must. Parking is much better than La Cumbre (Albuquerque’s other great brewery) and I appreciate that they located in an industrial area.

06-20-2013 21:03:56 | More by jhines18
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PriorDoubleDark

Maine

4.23/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I never expected to find great beer in New Mexico, beer worth traveling for. This spot is the aces. If they need to improve anything it is the size of the room, which gets really crowded during the after-work hours. All those people must have a reason to come. For me it is their hoppy beer selections. Honestly, I did not expect beer this good, brewed locally, in Albuquerque. If you're in town, make time to visit this spot. If you're local - congratulations. You have a winner on your hands.

03-07-2013 00:14:41 | More by PriorDoubleDark
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elNopalero

Texas

4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $

Second visit in as many years, which is actually pretty good for me since I live nowhere near Albuquerque. But this place has now become a must-visit for any future trips. The night of my last visit they had that perfect combination of great beers, live music, and good eats—the burrito I picked up from the taco truck out back was dirt cheap and exceptionally tasty!
The waitstaff here is friendly and welcoming, if a little confused and confusing at times. I only had a second to glance at the boards before I was asked what I wanted. I admire the prompt service but give me a second to take it all in! Fortunately I managed to find someone who was able to take me through the line-up and describe some of their beers to me. Prices are a steal, as everything seemed about $1-$2 less per pour than I’d expect anywhere else. I can’t wait to visit again.

07-19-2012 22:10:05 | More by elNopalero
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lisomiso

California

3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

My traveling buddies and I enjoyed this cool little spot in Albuquerque. The beers were good (some of them quite good indeed) and the cheese dip was pretty delicious, but the ambience was what would have me coming back if I were a local. The bar inside had an almost coffee shop feel to it with overstuffed chairs and large wooden tables, and there was a great outside patio that I imagine is the perfect place for a beer on a summer evening. Service was good enough. Prices were reasonable. I'll come back if I'm ever in town again.

11-03-2011 21:09:16 | More by lisomiso
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DaveMarner

New Mexico

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Great Place to hang out with some friends. A very chill joint. They allow outside food. There is a patio where live bands play on the weekends. Recently there have even been disk jockeys. Usually 8 beers on draft and a couple outside breweries in the state. Nothing fancy about the place, but a cool spot to read a book or play games or whatever you are looking for. They will give a tour if the head brewer is in, which is a nice touch. They always have their signature Marble India Pale Ale and Red Ale along with many others. Just a solid brewery all around.

07-31-2011 00:35:05 | More by DaveMarner
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GabrielM

New Mexico

4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $

Marble is a fantastic brewery and is producing what I believe to be the best beers in NM. The atmosphere is laid back with a huge variety of customers who all have one thing in common - they love great beer. Ted and the other brewers are all incredibly passionate about their work and don't compromise their standards when it comes to production. Add the consistently awesome brews to the cheap prices and central location and you've got one killer brewery. As for the food, it's good bar grub and exactly the kind of stuff you'd expect to find at a joint like Marble.

07-05-2011 22:12:55 | More by GabrielM
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jdense

Oregon

3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$

Visited 2.11.11.

Located off Lomas Blvd. not too far from downtown Albuquerque, Marble Brewery's taproom is the most bustling beer-centric place I encountered while on my visit to ABQ. There is an outdoor seating area with umbrellas for shade (not needed in February) which was a sanctuary for the smokers in the crowd. First visit not off to a good start service-wise, in large part due to the bustling growler fill business, at $9 a good value. However, this led to gaps in serving people at the bar. Food menu was minimal, a few sandwiches prepared on a panini press by the bar staff which further exacerbated the service issue, though I must note this place was quite packed both evenings I visited with a fairly young hipster crowd.

That being said, the beers were top notch, and my second visit I was able to enjoy the company of Brewmaster Ted Rice who gave me an extensive tour of a very busy production facility, along with taste of his most special beers, From the Wood, a quadrupel, and Marble Reserve, a bourbon barrel aged tour-de-force. Either of these beers will stand up to the best of each American style in these categories. These also feature a nice Imperial Red and DIPA. While there are a limited number of beers available, they are all of high quality.

I'm no newbie at this, and I have to say I was highly impressed. I'd highly recommend seeking out Marble products. Though not widely distributed, you will be pleasantly surprised at the quality of this emerging beer producer.

02-16-2011 00:03:15 | More by jdense
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Marble Brewery in Albuquerque, NM
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