La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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La Cumbre Brewing Co.La Cumbre Brewing Co.
BA SCORE
3.97/5
Very Good
4,058 Ratings
La Cumbre Brewing Co.La Cumbre Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

3313 Girard Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87107-1930
United States

(505) 872-0225 | map
lacumbrebrewing.com

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Added by taxguyjase on 01-18-2011

BEER STATS
Beers:
106
Reviews:
683
Ratings:
4,058
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.47/5
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
131
pDev:
7.83%
 
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Ratings: 131 |  Reviews: 41
Reviews by blindpiggie:
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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Photo of jjones6724
4.86/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Miss this place

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Photo of El_Jefe_90
4.06/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of shigg85
3.93/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

The music and vibe here is always cool... Great tunes, dog friendly, clean. Servers are hard to come across sometimes as they are slammed at the bar. If you don't mind waiting, it's a great place to chill and enjoy some of the best beers NM has to offer.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.9/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of qjholler
4.16/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.29/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

i have been enjoying the beer these guys make for years, long before they came to colorado with their stuff, so it was awesome to finally get down and be able to check out their spot! its cool too, with a big patio out front, chili peppers blowing in the wind, it feels southwestern, and tons of wood inside, low ceilings, bar on the left, all wood, very humble and cozy, with a comfortable sitting room off to the right, like a mini beer hall, very cool vibe in here, mellow and relaxed, a perfect place to drink on some of their awesome beers. i loved all of them that i had here, but the big door prize mosaic double ipa blew me away, as did the barrel aged malpais stout on nitro with cocoa nibs and coconut, but all of them were excellent, these guys are arguably making the best beer in town, certainly some of the most refined and professional, and their spot is such a cool place to enjoy it. i sat comfortably in the back on a wooden bench and got some work done, sipped beer, and let the time pass. service was awesome, she knew a lot about the beers and was attentive, especially considering she was the only one working. some views to the brewing operation on the way to the bathroom, but its not such an obvious feature of this place. i could see this just bumpin out on the patio on a nice saturday afternoon, but i enjoyed my more relaxed experience in here too. tons of respect for this beer, it was wonderful to get to see where it comes from!

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Photo of Hank_hill
4.73/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Thanwill
3.81/5  rDev -14.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 2 | selection: 4

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.68/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of cgrunin
3.9/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of joedvegas
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Cool place with a great vibe and awesome beers. Stopped by late on a Saturday afternoon to pick up some beer to take home and a t-shirt. Patio was nearly full as was the bar. Lots of seating on the first floor and they have an upstairs too. Vibe was cool, nice mix of folks who all looked like they were enjoying themselves. The two bartenders on duty had their hands full so the wait was a bit long, but they had great attitudes and took care of me. Had a pint of their Project Dank. Simply outstanding beer. Great experience at La Cumbre. I will stop in every time I'm in ABQ.

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Photo of Radome
4.01/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Stopped in on a weekday evening in July. The bar and outdoor patio were fairly full but not over-crowded. The decor was funky and Southwest-inspired. The vibe was friendly and casual. Table service was OK, but not super-attentive. They did not have food, but a food truck was parked out front. The beer selection was very heavy on hops, with several IPAs and DIPAs. The IPAs I sampled were decent but not too exciting to me, but I was absolutely blown away by their Hefeweizen.

This was a good tasting room and hopheads will be very happy. Non-hopheads like me will be less happy, but happy nonetheless.

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Photo of mkyer
3.82/5  rDev -14.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of frasergrove
4.23/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of VABA
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

A very relaxing place in a very cool town. The beers were very good and the selection on tap was also very good. The also had a nice selection of beers to go.

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Photo of phizill
3.93/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of eppCOS
4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Nice to see the cover story in the latest BA on your tasting room. In any case, if you have never given La Cumbre a stop, you ought to, should be REQUIRED for any love of fine craft in the Southwest. The strange metallic looking shed of a building doesn't promise much from the outside, and it's in an interesting part of town, hard to connect to downtown, but once inside... it's all good - great stuff, great staff, good relaxed vibe, food trucks that rotate, and the pirate-English speaking owners of the joint. Love it, can't wait to get back to ABQ to do another stop there. Tack on a visit to Marble and Bosque while you're at it - Albuquerque has some great (hoppy) beers, folks!

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Photo of Edie
3.94/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

get to ALBQ a couple times a year and never miss at least one trip to LC. always a friendly staff. everyone behind the bar seems to know beer and can carry on a conversation as long as you'd like.

haven't spent anytime at the tables outside, prefer to sit at the bar.

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Photo of mrcraft
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

I wanted to take some time off, and I always wanted to visit Albuquerque and Santa Fe, so here I am. A trip to Albuquerque wouldn't be complete without a visit to La Cumbre.

Very solid place. It's located in an industrial area. There was a food truck serving food, and they had a front patio area. Inside were more tables and a bar area with monitors. They had empty beer bottles from various breweries from around the country decorating the inside. They probably had 10 or so beers on tap. The production area was in the back where you could take a peek from the door next to the restrooms.

The servers were great. Very friendly and attentive. I had an Elevated IPA, Project Dank, and Malpais Stout. Fantastic beers.

Great place. Now time to explore the two cities.

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Photo of MtnSoup
4.19/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Stopped in recently while on a biz trip in ABQ for the day.
Vibe: Your prototypical craft brewery — outdoor seating and food truck; indoors, an l-shaped bar with the brewhouse in back. Pretty fun spot to hang out, but located in a bit of a strange industrial warehouse sort of area near the highway.
Quality: La Cumbre's IPA are second to none if you ask me...and fresh from the source is tops.
Service: We were quickly served and the bartender was very knowledgeable about the beers on tap.
Selection: Was alright (coming from someone who has LaCumbre distro). They had a few beers we don't get, but for the most part it was the regulars...

Great spot. Amazing beer. I'd go back. I wish in the future for some tap room only IPAs.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I’ve previously had beers from La Cumbre Brewery in Albuquerque but last weekend I finally visited the brewery. I love their beers, Project IPA, Elevated IPA, Malpais Stout, etc, it might be the best that New Mexico has to offer. The inside is pretty nice, and they have an outside patio. Overall the atmosphere is pretty nice and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I had three very nice beers and a taster. However, I learned that you can have maximum three beers. The reason is that New Mexico law holds breweries responsible for their drunken customers’ bad behavior, so to protect themselves Albuquerque breweries got together and instituted a three beer limit.

Right outside they have a food truck that deliver the food straight to your table or to the bar. There was no line, which is certainly not always the case with popular breweries. The food came quickly and the food was good. They had most of their beers available for take-out so I bought quite a lot. They gave me a big box with handles. I am certainly enjoying those beers now. Overall I really liked this brewery.

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Photo of tfrog3030
4.7/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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La Cumbre Brewing Co. in Albuquerque, NM
Brewery rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 4,058 ratings