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Jubilation Fine Wines

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Jubilation Fine WinesJubilation Fine Wines

16 Reviews
Reviews: 16
Visits: 34
Avg: 4.17
pDev: n/a
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3512 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87106-1336
United States
phone: (505) 255-4404

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Reviews by Wolfsdenbrew:
Photo of Wolfsdenbrew
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

I recently hosted a house warming party and wanted a good selection of beers for my guests. I have until now been really displeased with the selection of beers in most markets in NM. After hearing about Jubilation I thought I would give it a try. When I walked in and saw the beer cooler i thought there was no way they would have a good selection...small cooler with only 4 or 5 doors. But the way it is organised proved me wrong. I had printed the top 100 list from this sight just to see what I could find. Surprisingly I found quite a few. The beer manager came over and we must have talked about beers for atleast 30 minutes. He let me know that he is constantly trying to bring in better beers. We both mentioned a few breweries we would like to see out here...i.e. Dogfish Head, Alesmith, etc. Now I frequent Jubilation every few weeks to restock my beer fridge.

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Photo of SlightlyGrey
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of jbaker390
5/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of russpowell
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Friendly service, nice selection & lay out. All beers I purchased were in stellar condition

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Photo of fredmugs
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Stevedore
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of TheBrewo
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

This was the first stop on our road trip from Michigan to Arizona to visit some good friends going to school out there. Albuquerque was the first big city we stopped for the night in, so we decided to hit the local scene to see what we could find. We arrived at Jubilation due to its respectable ratings here on BA, and we were not disappointed.

Jubilation sits off a decently main road through town, with its own parking lot that is easily accessible. The outside of the building appears to be a marginally intimidating, if you’re scared off by slatted, barred windows and side doors. You walk up a short set of stairs into the front door, which sits towards the side street flanking the building. Your immediate left takes you down toward a large wine section, while directly in front of you sits their liquor selection. Flanking these central, shelved displays are the beer coolers in a wide “L” shape hugging two sides of the store. Parts of this selection are organized by region, with little tags suggesting new finds or local varietals. There are a few random case stacks that seemingly display one-offs or rarer seasonal releases. The store is otherwise not very ornate, but it isn’t something that bothers you, or that you even think about while perusing.

We were asked almost immediately if we needed help with anything, so we struck up a conversation with a friendly, knowledgeable employee who was hanging around the beer aisles. He was happily able to oblige our request for “great New Mexican beers”, and could discuss the subtleties of many of the beers he was suggesting. We found some Avery “Barrel Series” beers, wax-top Deschutes offerings, and some nice local IPAs and called it a day. These were the premier bottles on sale, but the selection was otherwise reasonable, especially for someone from out of town.

Overall, this store was exactly what we were looking for and hoping for. It was a quick in-and-out, and just about everything about it was a pleasurable experience. Although we didn’t have time to jump around Albuquerque to get more exposure to the scene as a whole, and to form a basis of comparison, we would certainly recommend this place.

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Photo of aaronyoung01
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mpmercy
4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of gabe89
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Severely hampered my distribution limits, the service is second to none and outlay is great. A great place to load up on local faces like LA Cumbre, and staff know beer. My go to beer store in Albuquerque.

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Photo of taospowder
3.92/5  rDev -6%

Photo of dipso123
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of High-DesertDrinker
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of macsyrinx
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of orangesol
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

First place we stopped on the way into Albuquerque. Not the best looking place from the outside thanks to the bard on the windows and doors but it is fine once you are inside. Feels much bigger on the inside than it appears on the outside. Quality is solid, lots of locals and plenty of beers from the west coast as well. Service was awesome. The guys behind the bar were really helpful and offered some suggestions one what I should get. Selection was pretty good, a bit small for the space but they had plenty of solid offerings to choose from. Prices where more than reasonable. Overall a really solid bottle shop that I would defiantly return to if I was in the area.

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Photo of buckyp
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Pidgurtle
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of chrunck
4.57/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Great local store in Albuquerque. They carry a few things that the newly opened Total Wine doesn't (and vice versa), and definitely has the best selection in Albuquerque. The staff is super helpful/friendly, and this is always my first stop before going anywhere else.

They have an email list with the latest news on new beer (and wine and hard liquor), and they frequently do tastings. Definitely sign up if you're an Albuquerque resident.

They have a nice mix your own six section with a lot of the seasonals so you can try them all. It's especially handy in the fall when all the pumpkin brews come out.

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Photo of Painmob
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of naweir
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of tonefish
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I visit here about once a week if not more as it is my go-to spot in Albuquerque for beer. They have the best selection of any locally-owned establishment and have better prices---most of the time---than Total Swine. Also, they have all the local stuff like La Cumbre, Marble, Santa Fe Brewing, etc. much fresher than at the big box store. I always check before buying La Cumbre and notice that here, you'll be getting the week-old Elevated, where as Total Wine's are usually a month to a month and a half from their canning date.

Here you can find every craft beer available in New Mexico and they have a great Facebook page on which they share new arrivals the day of. I really appreciate this. The imported beer selection is damn good too, with all the good German, Belgian and Italian offerings that make their way into our distribution-deprived state. Though most Burquenos (folks from Albuquerque) don't know it, a sketchy liquor store called Bird of Paradise and a place north of Santa Fe called Kokoman have more Belgians and Germans, but still, Jubilation is always on point.

As for the staff, the guys are always helpful and more inclined to have people drinking good beer than simply pushing a micro or macro on the customer. Also, they do have a level one Cicerone who is quite knowledgeable, affable, and fun to talk beer with.

For those not into beer, they have great liquor and beer selections as well.

Finally, this place always is doing beer tastings, most recently being the newly arrived Alaskan Brewing offerings, and that is very much appreciated.

I'll continue supporting these locals.

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Went about 3 weeks ago.

For some strange reason they tried to charge me for a bottle of wine I didn't even purchase. Luckily i realized something was off in the pricing, cause they didn't notice until after I was hesitant and asked to see the receipt first.

Oh well, sh*t happens, and they were more than happy to correct the mistake.

They had a really awesome deal going on where if you buy a Unibroue bomber, you can get any beer glass you want for free.
My main gripe (besides the cashier goof-up), was the fact that the beers didn't end up tasting all that great. Perhaps improper handling (light/heat protection)? Or maybe it was just me. Whatever the case, the beers just didn't seem as delicious as usual.
My brothers a beer novice, so I recommended he get a Trois Pistoles bomber (which sold for about $8), and picked out the matching Trois Pistoles snifter for free. Bomber + Official logo glass for under ten bucks? That's a steal.

My wife picked up the La Fin Du Monde glass. There was at least half a dozen others to choose from.

Also found some hard to find Stone Collaboration bottles, and they had a pretty good price on them as well.

Aside from bombers and six packs, there's also a selection of single 12oz bottles.

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Jubilation Fine Wines in Albuquerque, NM
92 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.