Marble Brewery

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Type: 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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Added by Wolfsdenbrew on 05-02-2008

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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 31
Reviews by jdense:
Photo of jdense
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Visited 2.11.11.

Located off Lomas Blvd. not too far from downtown Albuquerque, Marble Brewery's taproom is the most bustling beer-centric place I encountered while on my visit to ABQ. There is an outdoor seating area with umbrellas for shade (not needed in February) which was a sanctuary for the smokers in the crowd. First visit not off to a good start service-wise, in large part due to the bustling growler fill business, at $9 a good value. However, this led to gaps in serving people at the bar. Food menu was minimal, a few sandwiches prepared on a panini press by the bar staff which further exacerbated the service issue, though I must note this place was quite packed both evenings I visited with a fairly young hipster crowd.

That being said, the beers were top notch, and my second visit I was able to enjoy the company of Brewmaster Ted Rice who gave me an extensive tour of a very busy production facility, along with taste of his most special beers, From the Wood, a quadrupel, and Marble Reserve, a bourbon barrel aged tour-de-force. Either of these beers will stand up to the best of each American style in these categories. These also feature a nice Imperial Red and DIPA. While there are a limited number of beers available, they are all of high quality.

I'm no newbie at this, and I have to say I was highly impressed. I'd highly recommend seeking out Marble products. Though not widely distributed, you will be pleasantly surprised at the quality of this emerging beer producer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SierraFlight
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
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...

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Photo of Hank_hill
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of Chief99
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of sholland119
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

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Photo of cgrunin
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of Jentex
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Photo of mkyer
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of frasergrove
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of phizill
3.64/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 2

Photo of Edie
3.84/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of mrcraft
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of MonkeyPilates
4.4/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jhavs
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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Photo of BGsWo22
3.98/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of baggedlunch
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of willreid86
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
3.29/5  rDev -21.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

Photo of stevoj
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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Photo of m_c_zero
4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
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...

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Photo of bmcgowne
4.64/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

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Photo of denver10
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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Photo of SimcoeKid
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

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Marble Brewery in Albuquerque, NM
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