La Cumbre Brewing Co.
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Active Beers: 55
Beer Ratings: 1,360
Beer Avg: 4.06
Taps: 11 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
4.23/5 rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
This is THE BEST brewery in Albuquerque and that's saying something, as Marble Brewery and Il Vicino are both outstanding, and Nexus is damn good too.
A rundown of some of my favorite beers:
Elevated IPA- Not only is this beer's ratings among the top 250 in the world, but it's highly sought around the US. People contact me from all over looking to get their hands on it. It's that good. What you get is an immensely hopped up beer, that is magnificently balanced so you don't have a bitterfest in your mouth. The hops impart all of the piney, citrusy notes you'd expect from a West Coast IPA, while the malts come in and smooth the beer out, give it a nice mouthfeel, and make it very easy-drinking. A super beer that us New Mexicans have the privilege of calling our own.
Witch's Tit- An excellent fall offering, this is a pumpkin beer done right. This beer had me filling growler after growler.
Simcoe's Daughter- This beer was to me taking the Elevated and improving on it---if that's even impossible.
The list goes on and on, with beer after beer being downright delicious, from the Anniversary Stout to the smoked porter, the Baltic porter, Gracias Por Fumar, the Acclimated DIPA... La Cumbre continues to offer delicious offering after delicious offering.
And beyond that, let's tip our hats to Jeff and the other brewers for their continued respect of the German forefathers that have paved the way for the artfully made beer we get to enjoy. Beers like Miles from Cologne, Who Gose there, and Where in the Helles are not only nods to classic and/or centuries-old styles, but they're damn tasty too.
I'm thankful for this brewery. I enjoy the staff and appreciate their love of the beer. I will acknowledge that I've heard of issues with them before but every place has room for improvement.
09-13-2013 20:27:00 | More by ONovoMexicano
3.45/5 rDev -23.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$
I am writing this review again. I didn't save it, I guess. Stopped at La Cumbre on my way to Denver and beyond and as part of my brewery tour vacation. It is on my list and close to my hotel. This brewery is in an industrial area.
They do not have food but there was a food truck outside and we enjoyed some very good waffle fries that came with an interesting dipping sauce. There are tables for 2, 4, or 8 people along with several stools at the bar and two house chairs downstairs. Upstairs has a couple small tables and a pool table but no one was upstairs.
Our server came over promptly and took our order and quickly brought our beers. A couple of large parties came in and that was all we saw of her. I got me last beer at the bar.
They serve only their beers. I had Elevated IPA, A Bit of Hefe, and Siberian Silk. The last one was from their seasonal selection. All were very good. That night there were four regular beers and six seasonal beers available. Only Sprite was offered if you didn't want beer or more beer.
Overall, this is a place to have a few beers with friends were you can enjoy good beer in a comfortable atmosphere and bring a well behaved dog. They are dog friendly.
07-14-2013 13:07:20 | More by JohnnyJam
4.47/5 rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Second great stop on a great cross country trip. We hit La Cumbre for beers after a terrific dinner at Chama River Brewing.
A very cool, laid back vibe in the place. About a 10 stool bar on the left, some high tops behind and a larger seating area on the right. Relaxed crowd, great service and outstanding beer. There were a couple of empty taps, not surprising on Sunday night. But there was plenty of Elevated IPa, which is all I needed. The Jefe's Hefe and the Malpais Stout were quite tasty for others in the party but the IPA was really mindblowing. Lived up to its GABF gold and all the hype.
There was a food truck outside, which looks like a permanent fixture. Did not try anything but good to know they have a food option.
06-12-2013 14:07:53 | More by sholland119
La Cumbre Brewing Co. in Albuquerque, NM
98 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.