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Jubilation Fine Wines

Not Rated.
Jubilation Fine WinesJubilation Fine Wines
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

24 Ratings
Ratings: 24
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 6.43%
[ Store ]

3512 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87106-1336
United States
phone: (505) 255-4404

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.55/5  rDev -15.5%

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.

rhoadsrage, Apr 16, 2009
Photo of Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Kurmaraja, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of taospowder
3.92/5  rDev -6.7%

taospowder, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of tese68
3.95/5  rDev -6%

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.

tese68, Oct 26, 2009
Photo of tonefish
4/5  rDev -4.8%

tonefish, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of TurdFurgison
4/5  rDev -4.8%

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.

TurdFurgison, Sep 05, 2005
Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%

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.

ONovoMexicano, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of tronester
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

tronester, Sep 06, 2009
Photo of ElGallo
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%

Visited several times on a business trip to Albuquerque. Thank you to several BAs for recommending this place. Very easy to find: Lomas is a major east-west road in town. Plenty of parking too.

Staff is very friendly and helpful. Showed me where the singles cooler was, answered questions about what's available in NM, etc.

Great selection of western U.S. beers (Deschutes, Odell's, Great Divide, Avery, Ska, Stone, Left Hand, Left Coast, New Belgium, Moylan's), including just about every beer brewed in NM. Nice selection of Belgians and other European beers too (Mikkeller, Nogne O). Found some nice rarities in Deschutes The Abyss, Odell's Woodcut No. 4, and Liefmans Goudenband. The singles cooler doesn't have much, but at only $1.50 per 12 oz. bottle, it's great for trying new beers on the cheap. I think my only complaint about this place was the lack of Odell's in the singles cooler.

Overall this is a great shop with friendly, knowledgable staff.

ElGallo, Mar 10, 2011
Photo of Ben4881
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

Ben4881, Jul 29, 2008
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Jubilation Fine Wines in Albuquerque, NM
93 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.