La Cumbre Brewing Co.

BEER AVG
3.98/5
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:
84
Ratings:
3,709
Reviews:
586
PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Ratings:
120
Reviews:
37
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
3.86%
 
 
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Photo of JohnnyJam
3.45/5  rDev -21.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3

I am writing this review again. I didn't save it, I guess. Stopped at La Cumbre on my way to Denver and beyond and as part of my brewery tour vacation. It is on my list and close to my hotel. This brewery is in an industrial area.

They do not have food but there was a food truck outside and we enjoyed some very good waffle fries that came with an interesting dipping sauce. There are tables for 2, 4, or 8 people along with several stools at the bar and two house chairs downstairs. Upstairs has a couple small tables and a pool table but no one was upstairs.

Our server came over promptly and took our order and quickly brought our beers. A couple of large parties came in and that was all we saw of her. I got me last beer at the bar.

They serve only their beers. I had Elevated IPA, A Bit of Hefe, and Siberian Silk. The last one was from their seasonal selection. All were very good. That night there were four regular beers and six seasonal beers available. Only Sprite was offered if you didn't want beer or more beer.

Overall, this is a place to have a few beers with friends were you can enjoy good beer in a comfortable atmosphere and bring a well behaved dog. They are dog friendly.

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Photo of knm
3.73/5  rDev -15.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

This brewery does it right! Two-story with a pool table upstairs. Nice sized bar with plenty of tables. The place didn't open very long ago, and already they are doing alot of business. They are tucked away in what looks like an industrial area. But you can't miss there sign. They have 11 taps I think. 7 of there own beers, and some guest local breweries. Plus they have two beers on cask! I sampled all 7 of theres, and was not disappointed by any of them! I like the pilsner and both the pales.

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Photo of Dmmflys
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

beer is good, people are nice, went back twic in two days, filled growlers

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of mkyer
3.82/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of jdense
3.86/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Visited 2.10.11 first stop of ABQ beer tour.

Located in an industrial area north of downtown in a converted warehouse, a bit hard to find and parking quite difficult especially during busy times. Ten seat wood bar, 15 2-top tables made out of barrel ends and a few hardwood handmade tables. Two stories with a pool table up stairs and a small seating area.

They had 6 house beers on tap and 4 guest taps, Chama River, Blue Corn and Marble. The house offerings included a wheat, pilsener, IPA, a british burton-on-trent and a stout. The most interesting beer was a pale ale-british style. No food to speak of, some light bar snacks re peanuts and spicy snack mix, with a few pre-made sandwiches with Boars Head meats. I was surprised at the number of growler fills, $9 a good bargain, a $25 dollar annual club membership got you a full growler, 22 oz. beers for the price of a pint, and $1 off future growler fills, a pretty good bargain IMO.

The atmosphere was pretty bustling, and though it hasn't been opened long, it appears to have developed a sizable regular clientele. The brewer/owner, formerly with Chama River, knows his stuff, all the beers are unfiltered and very close to style. Certainly worth a stop when in ABQ and a player to watch once he gets his distribution and possibly canning lines up and running. Room for expansion, will be interesting to see how this place develops over time. Recommended.

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Photo of phizill
3.93/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Edie
3.94/5  rDev -10.5%
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 bwbetts
3.99/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of fredmugs
4/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Justinsosmart
4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of gfunk1121
4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of SHAdEDAddY
4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Radome
4.01/5  rDev -8.9%
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 italianstallion
4.08/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of BGsWo22
4.08/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.08/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Determined_021
4.12/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of johnyb
4.12/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of -N8
4.14/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

This is not some trendy hipster micobrew pub. This is a place for working stiffs - you will see plumbers rubbing elbows with heart surgeons. Parking is a pain since the lot in front of the brewed is limited to a half dozen spaces and parking at a neighboring business can get your car towed. However, if you want great beer, and I mean really great beer, then you will find a spot on the street and make your way inside. The pub is cozy and welcoming. The beer selection is outstanding.

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Photo of
4.16/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I visited La Cumbre for the first time this past July and have gone back several times since then. They seem to really be getting their feet under them and offer some of Albuquerques best beer. Most times I go are on weeknights and still find the place busy (a good sign).

Aside from the other beers mentioned in the other reviews they are currently pouring one called Rojo Grande. To call it a red would be selling it short. With 8.1% abv and 120+ IBU's it is a monster of a beer and in my opinion the best being poured in Albuquerque right now. I try any and every IPA I can get my hands on, including great offerings from Marble and Chama River as well as La Cumbre's own IPA. Rojo Grande WILL exceed any hophound's need for more...Try it!

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Photo of nickfl
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of MtnSoup
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
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 M_chav
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

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La Cumbre Brewing Co. in Albuquerque, NM
3.98 out of 5 based on 3,709 ratings.
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