Jubilation Fine Wines

BA SCORE
91
outstanding

38 Ratings
Jubilation Fine WinesJubilation Fine Wines
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

3512 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87106-1336
United States

(505) 255-4404 | map
jubilationwines.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
91
Ratings:
38
Reviews:
17
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
4.36%
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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of jbaker390
5/5  rDev +21.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of mpmercy
4.58/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of chrunck
4.57/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Great local store in Albuquerque. They carry a few things that the newly opened Total Wine doesn't (and vice versa), and definitely has the best selection in Albuquerque. The staff is super helpful/friendly, and this is always my first stop before going anywhere else.

They have an email list with the latest news on new beer (and wine and hard liquor), and they frequently do tastings. Definitely sign up if you're an Albuquerque resident.

They have a nice mix your own six section with a lot of the seasonals so you can try them all. It's especially handy in the fall when all the pumpkin brews come out.

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Photo of russpowell
4.52/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Friendly service, nice selection & lay out. All beers I purchased were in stellar condition

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Pidgurtle
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of SeanChouffe
4.5/5  rDev +9%

This is probably the best place to buy beer in Albuquerque. They have a good selection, really good service, people on staff who like beer, and pretty good prices. The drawback is that they do not devote a lot of room in the store to beer (but they make good use of limited space). They sponsor a couple of beer tastings a year. Overall a good establishment.

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Photo of buckyp
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Wolfsdenbrew
4.5/5  rDev +9%

I recently hosted a house warming party and wanted a good selection of beers for my guests. I have until now been really displeased with the selection of beers in most markets in NM. After hearing about Jubilation I thought I would give it a try. When I walked in and saw the beer cooler i thought there was no way they would have a good selection...small cooler with only 4 or 5 doors. But the way it is organised proved me wrong. I had printed the top 100 list from this sight just to see what I could find. Surprisingly I found quite a few. The beer manager came over and we must have talked about beers for atleast 30 minutes. He let me know that he is constantly trying to bring in better beers. We both mentioned a few breweries we would like to see out here...i.e. Dogfish Head, Alesmith, etc. Now I frequent Jubilation every few weeks to restock my beer fridge.

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Photo of naweir
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of fredmugs
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of gabe89
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Severely hampered my distribution limits, the service is second to none and outlay is great. A great place to load up on local faces like LA Cumbre, and staff know beer. My go to beer store in Albuquerque.

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Photo of dipso123
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of orangesol
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

First place we stopped on the way into Albuquerque. Not the best looking place from the outside thanks to the bard on the windows and doors but it is fine once you are inside. Feels much bigger on the inside than it appears on the outside. Quality is solid, lots of locals and plenty of beers from the west coast as well. Service was awesome. The guys behind the bar were really helpful and offered some suggestions one what I should get. Selection was pretty good, a bit small for the space but they had plenty of solid offerings to choose from. Prices where more than reasonable. Overall a really solid bottle shop that I would defiantly return to if I was in the area.

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Went about 3 weeks ago.

For some strange reason they tried to charge me for a bottle of wine I didn't even purchase. Luckily i realized something was off in the pricing, cause they didn't notice until after I was hesitant and asked to see the receipt first.

Oh well, sh*t happens, and they were more than happy to correct the mistake.

They had a really awesome deal going on where if you buy a Unibroue bomber, you can get any beer glass you want for free.
My main gripe (besides the cashier goof-up), was the fact that the beers didn't end up tasting all that great. Perhaps improper handling (light/heat protection)? Or maybe it was just me. Whatever the case, the beers just didn't seem as delicious as usual.
My brothers a beer novice, so I recommended he get a Trois Pistoles bomber (which sold for about $8), and picked out the matching Trois Pistoles snifter for free. Bomber + Official logo glass for under ten bucks? That's a steal.

My wife picked up the La Fin Du Monde glass. There was at least half a dozen others to choose from.

Also found some hard to find Stone Collaboration bottles, and they had a pretty good price on them as well.

Aside from bombers and six packs, there's also a selection of single 12oz bottles.

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Photo of Ben4881
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

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Photo of Inflames
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%

After reading previous reviews I was convinced that the parking lot, 'getting in/out' was going to be a pain, but I was wrong. It was an easy find and an even easier parking experience.

I love this place. Simple as that.

There are beers that I've kinda written off as never going to find them. Then I walk in to a store in the middle of New Mexico and my jaw hits the floor. I then start worrying about how pissed my wife is gonna be when she finds out how much I've spent.

Service was maybe just a bit below excellent, the guys were willing to help me but all I could say was 'don't know still trying to decide what I can do without'.
Prices were average, and compared to another local beer store a little bit less.

Highly recommend to anyone in Albuquerque, and to those passing through.

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Photo of htomsirveaux
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%

Brought here by a friend who lives in ABQ while we were in town.

I was a little skeptical when we walked in, as their wine selection is pretty large and the beer was not immediately noticeable. Walk towards the back though, and in the coolers they have just about every NM micro and many good selections from CO, which was what we were interested in. They also have a good selection of English, Belgian and German imports.

Staff was friendly, knowledgeable and happy to discuss beer.

The only drawback is that they would not allow us to mix or break six packs.

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Photo of ElGallo
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 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.

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Photo of phizill
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of TheBrewo
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

This was the first stop on our road trip from Michigan to Arizona to visit some good friends going to school out there. Albuquerque was the first big city we stopped for the night in, so we decided to hit the local scene to see what we could find. We arrived at Jubilation due to its respectable ratings here on BA, and we were not disappointed.

Jubilation sits off a decently main road through town, with its own parking lot that is easily accessible. The outside of the building appears to be a marginally intimidating, if you’re scared off by slatted, barred windows and side doors. You walk up a short set of stairs into the front door, which sits towards the side street flanking the building. Your immediate left takes you down toward a large wine section, while directly in front of you sits their liquor selection. Flanking these central, shelved displays are the beer coolers in a wide “L” shape hugging two sides of the store. Parts of this selection are organized by region, with little tags suggesting new finds or local varietals. There are a few random case stacks that seemingly display one-offs or rarer seasonal releases. The store is otherwise not very ornate, but it isn’t something that bothers you, or that you even think about while perusing.

We were asked almost immediately if we needed help with anything, so we struck up a conversation with a friendly, knowledgeable employee who was hanging around the beer aisles. He was happily able to oblige our request for “great New Mexican beers”, and could discuss the subtleties of many of the beers he was suggesting. We found some Avery “Barrel Series” beers, wax-top Deschutes offerings, and some nice local IPAs and called it a day. These were the premier bottles on sale, but the selection was otherwise reasonable, especially for someone from out of town.

Overall, this store was exactly what we were looking for and hoping for. It was a quick in-and-out, and just about everything about it was a pleasurable experience. Although we didn’t have time to jump around Albuquerque to get more exposure to the scene as a whole, and to form a basis of comparison, we would certainly recommend this place.

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Jubilation Fine Wines in Albuquerque, NM
4.13 out of 5 based on 38 ratings.
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