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Jubilation Fine Wines

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Jubilation Fine WinesJubilation Fine Wines
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93
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29 Ratings
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.22
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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Photo of Inflames
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%

After reading previous reviews I was convinced that the parking lot, 'getting in/out' was going to be a pain, but I was wrong. It was an easy find and an even easier parking experience.

I love this place. Simple as that.

There are beers that I've kinda written off as never going to find them. Then I walk in to a store in the middle of New Mexico and my jaw hits the floor. I then start worrying about how pissed my wife is gonna be when she finds out how much I've spent.

Service was maybe just a bit below excellent, the guys were willing to help me but all I could say was 'don't know still trying to decide what I can do without'.
Prices were average, and compared to another local beer store a little bit less.

Highly recommend to anyone in Albuquerque, and to those passing through.

Photo of tese68
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%

This was a repeat visit to Jubilation. Beer selection is relatively good, given the market. Coolers are excellent and have expanded since my previous visit (Jan 2008). However, they seem to have expanded only their wine selection since a vast majority of the store's real estate is devoted to wine. Other stores in the local area are starting to challenge the selection available at Jubilation. I will return, but came away disappointed that the store expansion did not result in a growth of beer choice as well.

Photo of tronester
4.05/5  rDev -4%

After checking out the reviews here, I went by Jubilation Fine Wines, as I was in New Mexico for a week again on business travel. The store is well laid out, with the beer occupying the rear of the store. As far as I could tell, almost all of the beer was in coolers. VERY nice. There was an open cooler for 6 packs, and closed refrigerator for Bombers. Myself and a coworker were able to get Kulmbacher EKG, New Belgium 1554, Mothership Wit, Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA, Mikkeller Stateside IPA, and Affligem Tripel, none of which are available in our home state of Oklahoma. The service was fine, though no one asked us if we needed any help. Selection overall is good, perhaps the best in Albuquerque though. Decent prices, though some of the 750mL can be expensive. Overall, one of the best beer stores in ABQ IMO.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.55/5  rDev -15.9%

This place sits on a pie shaped property at a 3 road intersection so it is a bit confusing on how to get inside. The entrance is around by the back parking lot.

Once inside there are there separate rooms of wine and liquor with a small three doors of beer coolers. After walking around a bit I fond a stand alone cooler and a small shelf with other beers which didn't seem to have a theme other than beers not in the main cooler. They had a good selection of Stone, Odell, Full Sail, Dales cans and BBC. Marble brewing was the only local beer I could find from the southwest.

They had bombers and six-packs of craft beer but no 12oz. singles. Many of the bombers were pretty cheap with some of them under 4 dollars. All the beer prices were posted on a poster above the coolers and many of them were marked on the bottles, from the website http://www.jubilationwines.com they do have some beer events but the two guys behind the counter were to busy talking about ports to talk to me.

I would definitely stop back in if I was in ABQ, and it seems they have a good selection of seasonals aswell.

Photo of Ben4881
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%

Just want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who reviewed this place before me. Thanks for the info and pointing me in the right direction! This is a MUST if you are spending enough time in ABQ to buy beer.

Quality:
This is a large wine store with one refrigerator dedicated to delicious beer. The volume is not extraordinary, but the variety is great, considering you're in NM. The only downside is the inability to mix and match sixers. That being said, they do have a great selection of larger singles to enjoy.

Service:
The staff was certainly knowledgeable and approachable. They took me back into the cooler - always a plus. We discussed the unfortunate state regulations responsible for the unavailability of a certain brewery's fine brews. These guys know beer and have strong opinions.

Selection:
They have a good amount of Stone and Rogue varieties (6-8 deep). They have a good selection of domestic craft brews - another plus - and a decent selection of imports, as well. I didn't see any macros anywhere. It doesn't mean they weren't there, it might be because I was not looking for them.

Photo of htomsirveaux
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%

Brought here by a friend who lives in ABQ while we were in town.

I was a little skeptical when we walked in, as their wine selection is pretty large and the beer was not immediately noticeable. Walk towards the back though, and in the coolers they have just about every NM micro and many good selections from CO, which was what we were interested in. They also have a good selection of English, Belgian and German imports.

Staff was friendly, knowledgeable and happy to discuss beer.

The only drawback is that they would not allow us to mix or break six packs.

Photo of TurdFurgison
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Stopped here while in New Mexico on business on 8/30. Found the place by checking BA before the visit.

There are maybe 5 cooler doors behind which sit all of the beer. The selection was OK, including a decent variety of Belgians, UK, Germans, Unibroues, and local brews (including chili beer). Seems that the majority of the customers were from University of New Mexico, at least while I was there. But students with a flare for stylish beers by their conversations.

I bought some Maredsous and also a blond dubbel from Ska brewing company. Nice stop.

Photo of Wolfsdenbrew
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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.

Photo of SeanChouffe
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

This is probably the best place to buy beer in Albuquerque. They have a good selection, really good service, people on staff who like beer, and pretty good prices. The drawback is that they do not devote a lot of room in the store to beer (but they make good use of limited space). They sponsor a couple of beer tastings a year. Overall a good establishment.

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Jubilation Fine Wines in Albuquerque, NM
93 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.