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La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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BEER AVG
4.02/5
Based on:
55 Beers
2,040 Ratings
Place Score: 99
Ratings: 68
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: n/a
Taps: 11
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

3313 Girard Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87107-1930
United States
phone: (505) 872-0225

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4.14/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

This is not some trendy hipster micobrew pub. This is a place for working stiffs - you will see plumbers rubbing elbows with heart surgeons. Parking is a pain since the lot in front of the brewed is limited to a half dozen spaces and parking at a neighboring business can get your car towed. However, if you want great beer, and I mean really great beer, then you will find a spot on the street and make your way inside. The pub is cozy and welcoming. The beer selection is outstanding.

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4.21/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

My last stop of the night. Atmosphere was pretty solid, I met plenty of locals at the bar and a few milling around the other areas of the tasting room. Quality was pretty good. Beers served in the right glasses at least. Service was solid all around. I talked to both bartenders and they were really nice. Selection was solid with about 10 beers on offer, my favorite being their IPA or the Cafe Con Leche stout. They had a food truck out front but I didn't partake after having quite a bit of food beforehand, I did however talk to the owner of the truck at the bar and he was a hoot to talk to. Prices were more than reasonable for the area. Overall a really nice tasting room that I would definitely return to in the future.

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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

I had the pleasure of working in the neighborhood, near La Cumbre and it was a staple in my after work (ok sometimes midday) routine. A nice selection of beers, awesome people, and a true family atmosphere that let's you know they take pride in their work. Thanks for soso many pints of delicious beer!

Yes, I admit that it gets a lil crowded on the weekends, but that's the price you pay for having such great beer, a lot of people want to drink it.
#jonesartglass

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4.23/5  rDev -7%
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.

La Cumbre Brewing Co. in Albuquerque, NM
99 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.