Marble Brewery

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Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

111 Marble Ave NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87102-2315
United States

(505) 243-2739 | map

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Rated by RiceOwls27 from Texas

3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.75

Aug 21, 2021
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Reviewed by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
Hipster-ish downtown hangout. 2 story beer garden with lots of space. Downstairs, large straight bar perpendicular to the entrance on the left with plenty of table seating and patio out front. Upstairs balcony beer garden. 16 beers on tap, I had the dunkel... solid. Efficient, friendly service. Food truck.
May 01, 2022
Rated: 4.42 by REVZEB from Illinois

Apr 25, 2022
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Reviewed by slander from New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
In Albuquerque en route to Denver the long way and a few days earlier around. From the airport straight to Duran’s (the diner in the back of a pharmacy) for lunch and to fix my head. Burrito split 'Christmas' (half green & half red chili) for the early downfall (so, lemme get this straight, the green is chunkier & milder and the red is smokier & brings the heat? But sometimes, it’s the exact opposite? Wait, what?!?) And then attempted to check in at the hotel room not ready, so stash the bags and get out and play. Points and miles from the hotel and it’s said this one’s the best in town so we might as well start here…

Large corner spot brewery seen and the bar side further along. Entering through the patio and in. Long straight concrete slab topped bar, metal panel base, & phat piping foot rail. Seating for 14 on steel framed wood chairs; 2 of which are on the end past the service break, which is where we set up.

A pair of barbell towers each with 10 taps mostly logo’d handles on the barback below windows offering brew room views. Double wide slat board on the wall between windows listing tap selections in alt colors; Beer (some with a light style descriptor when it’s not otherwise obvious) and ABV, + pricing when not to standard (4oz for $2, 10oz for $4.50, 16oz for $5.50, 22oz for $7) as printed across the top of the board. Sitting just below, a crowler crimper countered. Upcoming brew events board further down over some slight shelving with a mug, trophy, & sampler racks. Flats over sinkage further down and over my right shoulder in the corner nears the growls & crowls.

Miscolored splotched concrete floor, black rafter ceilings with ductwork, gray cinderblock and inner painted walls with horizontal wood piece accents over the bar and to the rear, and a garage door wall opening to the patio off the front entrance. Drop caged glass lamps & sunken spots tracing the bar, framed multi-piece slat wood fixtures with alt height colored bulbs over the seating, a stand up multi prong lamp in the corner, wall mounted lanterny things extending off arms, and some track spots on the framed prints. Mounted logo beer prints over shared seating and a large logo wood cut out backlit on the back wall. GABF & World Beer Cup medals framed in the front corner. Swag zone opposite of that and a can cooler, too.

4 hightop spurs off the end wall on clunky metal stools, 4 long shareds on benches and bright blue metal chairs across the floor, 3 baby hexagon tables stooled, a half dozen 2 seaters around the corner pushed together as needed on a shared bench & metal chairs, and corner cushy couch seating off both far corners.

18 beers (Pilsner, 4.7%; Red Ale, 6.5%; Cerveza, Mexican Style, Lager, 4.4%; Double White, 7%; India Pale Ale, 6.8%; Mountain Fog, Hazy DIPA, 8.2%; Pina Loca Gose, Pineapple Tamarind Gose with Chile, 6.5%; #Endalz, Blueberry Lemon Wheat Ale, 6.1%; Passionate Gose, Passion Fruit Gose, 4.3%; Widow Flower Wheat, 5.6%; Desert Fog, SW Hazy IPA, 6.8%; Pumpkin Ale, 6%; Rita!, Margarita inspired Gose, 4.6%; Double White Triple Berry, fruited Double White, 7%; Cholo Stout, Hop forward Stout, 6.9%; Altbier, German style Amber Ale, 4.6%; Cerveza Oscura, Mexican style Dark Lager, 4.1%; Lifted Pale Ale, Cannabis inspired Pale Ale, 4.8%), + 4 draft wines from St. Clair, Gruet, & Casa Rondena.

I got through a bunch of them on shorty and sampler (Pilsner was nice but the carbonation was off; Red Ale was malty, and thank you for that; Double White was good. A bit fruity, and that whole Wit thing going on; Mountain Fog was a NE Hazy DIPA if you like that sort of thing; Pina Loca Gose, pleasant, had a bit of heat on the end; Desert Fog, now that was a good IPA; Pumpkin Ale, you know, it’s not a bad pumpkin ale, troo; Cholo Stout was solid, more hoppy than roasty; Altbier was excellent, more so as it warmed; and Cerveza Oscura is Modella, basically). Red Ale, Double White, Pina Loca Gose, Pumpkin Ale, Cholo Stout, & Altbier for the Wins.

Meanwhile, out front, 8 picnic tables in rows of doubles on the brick patio for band watching, as they are now, out in the rain. On one end, a raised platform canopied for performers against a muraled wall backdrop under spots. Caged rock boxes connected with steel mesh bar counter space stooled along the porch perimeter. Not in need as I’m still all burrito’d up, but there’s a food truck at the curb; Oni Noodle are they. To the rearish of the space, there are stairs to the up. Rooftop deck up there with a smaller bar and lots of seating under an angled canopy. Bar counter ledges, table spurs on metal stools, wood recliners, shared hightops, and rows of tables for the sitting at. Pretty sick views of what what.

It’s a serious scene here all around. Good range of offerings; Lagers and Goses and hoppys, oh my. And there were some real nice beers. An excellent place to have started this Albuquerqueventure.
Jul 21, 2020
Rated: 3.99 by slasich from Pennsylvania

May 16, 2020
Rated: 3.83 by CopperMtnPlowboy from Ohio

Dec 13, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by Dino1018 from New York

Nov 29, 2019
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Reviewed by Fee from Pennsylvania

4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
Hopping brewery near downtown ABQ. Really nice selection of beer and food trucks are always available. Great outdoor seating and great people at the bar.
May 19, 2019
Rated: 3.98 by zotzot from Vermont

Mar 24, 2019
Rated: 4.14 by NickThaFish from New Mexico

Mar 06, 2019
Rated: 3.69 by gmale9000 from New York

Dec 06, 2018
Rated: 4.07 by metter98 from New York

May 26, 2018
Rated: 3.93 by El_Jefe_90 from New York

Apr 26, 2018
Rated: 4 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Mar 28, 2018
Rated: 4.3 by qjholler from New Mexico

Mar 24, 2018
Rated: 4.17 by SierraFlight from Virginia

Mar 03, 2018
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25
i have been a long time fan of marble beers, i was sad when they stopped distributing to colorado. it was awesome to finally get to check out their operation. i guess they have a few spots around town now, but this is the original, where all or most anyway of the production is happening these days. its a cool space, with an outdoor area, a dim lit taprom with lots of seating, a nice stage area, some comfy couches, and a long bar with a window to the large brew house behind it. really impressive list of beers too, they must have had near 20 different beers working! wow. i had a flight, and all of them were very good, but belgian triple and the double ipa were most impressive. some of the best beers in town here i reckon, certainly some of the most professionally done and refined. the service was okay, they seemed a little overwhelmed by an only moderately busy bar, and took a really long time to acknowledge me, but it got better the longer i stayed. there is a good energy in here, bustling, and with lots of beer people around, everyone seemed to be having a great time too, i really enjoyed visiting this place, and would definitely recommend it. the amount of different beers is crazy in here, really impressive diversity. i hope they decide to come back to denver...
Jan 14, 2018
Rated: 4.6 by Hank_hill from New Mexico

Dec 29, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by Chief99 from California

Nov 13, 2017
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Reviewed by sholland119 from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
We loved this place. Cool vibe, great service, excellent beer, high quality food trucks. What's not to like? Grab a spot outside on the second floor and enjoy an amazing sunset over the mountains.
Oct 20, 2017
Rated: 3.9 by cgrunin from Texas

Oct 19, 2017
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Rated by Jentex from Texas

4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
Great beer selection and atmosphere. We tried all 16 beers and really liked the overall experience.
Oct 10, 2017
Rated: 4.14 by mkyer from Connecticut

Jul 31, 2017
Rated: 4.33 by frasergrove from California

May 29, 2017
Rated: 3.64 by phizill from New Mexico

Feb 17, 2017
Rated: 3.84 by Edie from Oklahoma

Oct 26, 2016
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Reviewed by mrcraft from California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
This is the last brewery to visit on this trip to New Mexico. It was an excellent way to close out my brewery visits. This place has a really nice vibe. There are tables inside and outside with a food truck. You can tell they put a lot of thought into their operations from the bar area, gathering area, logo, etc. And, the beers were solid.

It's a very clean, open, and modern space to gather with friends for some beers. I heard from my Uber driver that this place gets really crowded during their peak times. I can tell why.

The ladies behind the counter were super nice, friendly, and attentive to all their guests.

Enjoyed my visit very much.
Oct 22, 2016
Rated: 4.4 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Jul 10, 2016
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Reviewed by jhavs from New York

4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25
Nice tap room. Good quality brews and attentive staff. They had an outside seating area but it was like 110 degrees so I sat inside at the nice, large, bar area. They had a food truck selling burgers, it was really good.

There beer is good quality, tasty, but maybe not outstanding.
Jun 24, 2016
Rated: 3.98 by BGsWo22 from Texas

Jun 03, 2016
Rated: 3.95 by baggedlunch from New Mexico

May 18, 2016
Rated: 4.47 by willreid86 from South Carolina

May 16, 2016
Rated: 3.29 by Minnesota_beer_guy from Minnesota

May 11, 2016
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75
Nice ambience. Neighborhood (urban) vibe, close to downtown. Slow pace quickened quite a bit as happy hour forged on. equal number of flagships as seasonal. Not one, but two, food trucks available for nosh.
Jan 28, 2016
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Reviewed by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5
I just came home from visiting the Marble Brewery Pub. They feature several top notch Marble beers that are hard to get elsewhere. I had three very good beers here tonight, two of which were not even listed here on BA and one that was incorrectly stated as retired. Basically, if you want the best of Marble you have to come out here. The food was provided by a food truck by the entrance to the patio, which is a bit inconvenient, but it was good and inexpenive. I don't know how to rate that, but it does not make much of a difference. The live music playing was entertaining but the place became a bit noisy towards late evening. I wish their selection had been larger but they had a dozen of their best and most interesting beers. I do have to commend their staff, they were very friendly and very knowledgable.
Jan 12, 2016
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Reviewed by m_c_zero from Colorado

4.8/5  rDev +15.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5
One of my favorite breweries period. Great selection of beer, great staff. Patio is awesome in the summer when they have live bands going. Marble Red is to die for...
Dec 02, 2015
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Reviewed by bmcgowne from Missouri

4.64/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5
Great location near downtown and the food trucks outside had a nice variety of food to pick from. On the beer front, I did a sampler of all 10 beers and found them all to be quality beers. I was a big fan of the lager, the imperial red, and the nitro stout. None of these are typically my favorite style of beer but all of theirs were excellent examples of the style and won me over. Big cudos to Lea behind the bar for her help and customer service.
Nov 12, 2015
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Reviewed by denver10 from New Mexico

4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5
Definitely my favorite New Mexican brewery. Their flagship beers are fantastic, with their Pilsner, Red Ale and Oatmeal Stout all being amongst my very favorites for their style. Ever since moving down to Albuquerque a little over a year ago, though, the taproom experience has been significantly been held back by a frustratingly limited taplist, specifically as it relates to pilot brews. I have been there on multiple occasions where they did not have a single seasonal or pilot brew available, the tap list comprising only the beers they package and I could drink at home if I wanted. For me, a huge draw for going to taprooms is to check out new things so this has always been an issue for me. With that said, they have upped their game recently and have begun to have a regular rotation of new releases and with the opening of their new NE Heights facility, which hosts their pilot system, I imagine this trend will continue.

As for the downtown location, they recently opened up a roof top deck which has really opened the place up (not as crowded inside anymore) and provided a nice outdoor setting with some nice views of the city and Sandia Mountains. I'd say the place offers a slick (but not too slick), modern urban vibe which I do like. 2 televisions by the bar, a bunch of communal tables throughout the insider, more communal seating and a stage for live performances outside on the ground level, and a rooftop deck with single party seating and a second, limited bar. While the selection used to be this place's weak link, I'd say the service is now. A lot of young, not too knowledgeable servers going on (mixed in with a couple decent ones). Getting an accurate description of a beer can be very hit or miss; when unfamiliar with the server it is often safer to go online to their website and see if they updated their draft webpage with a description of the beer than ask the server, as I have gotten completely opposite descriptions of a beer from servers than what is described online. The services is fair, servers are busy and direct. They are on point with getting one's initial beer order, refills less so. I generally have to flag someone down for another beer with an empty glass right in front of me (at the bar). Quality of the beer is great, I think Marble is up there with the best. As mentioned before, their selection has really improved recently. Lots of new pilot, one-off releases coming from them. Not all have been winners but that's the nature of experimentation and as long as they try new things I will support them. They always have food trucks outside, no kitchen. Overall, big Marble fan and becoming a bigger fan of their taproom experience as their taplist has improved. I still tend to hit up Bosque's Public House the most for my local brewery stop, as I do tend to prefer a smaller, more laid back brewery/drinking experience, but end of the day that decision is becoming more about personal preferences than quality of the experience.
Nov 08, 2015
Rated: 4.35 by SimcoeKid from California

Oct 07, 2015
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Reviewed by BillBabbitt from Ohio

4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4
Indoor taps, outdoor taps, great patio, plenty of free parking across the street. Picnic tables, big screen TV's, special events, and the beer is good too.
Sep 27, 2015
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