La Cumbre Brewing Co. | Albuquerque, New Mexico
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La Cumbre Brewing Co.
World Class based on 37 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

3313 Girard Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico United States 87107 [ print map ]
505 872 0225 | facebook | twitter

Hours: noon-midnight

Mayor: maltman53 (7) | Taps: 14 | Bottles: 0

La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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Beer Available At La Cumbre Brewing Co. (arranged by most recent)
La Cumbre Acclimated IPA , La Cumbre Malpais Stout 99, La Cumbre Male Stripper , La Cumbre Elevated IPA 100, La Cumbre Project Dank 99, La Cumbre Red Ryeot 96, La Cumbre VMO #2 , La Cumbre 4th Anniversary , La Cumbre Simcoe Pale Ale , La Cumbre La Llorona , La Cumbre Dunkel Jefe , La Cumbre Mind Phoq , La Cumbre Lazy Sunday , La Cumbre South Peak Pilsner 89, La Cumbre Cafe Con Leche 98, La Cumbre Gracias Por Fumar 88, La Cumbre A Slice of Hefen 87, La Cumbre Peek-A-Boob Porter , La Cumbre 3rd Anniversary , La Cumbre La Negra
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37 reviews for La Cumbre Brewing Co.
 Ambiance  84%
 Service  84%
 Selection  84%
 Food N/A 
 Value  84%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  96%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
DrunkSanta410  (62) Houston, Texas | September 26, 2015
Swung through on the way to a wedding. This brewery does IPAs right. I mean every IPA available here was awesome. Big, bold, hoppy. The brewery itself is very nice, easy to access. Parking is limited in this industrial area. Price is right. Pretty much a perfect place in my book.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
TylerGreenDC  (51) , | September 7, 2015
One of the most chill brewery taproom/bar places imaginable. That ABQ has this place and Marble makes it one of America’s top beer destinations on the strength of just two great breweries. Comfy outdoor seating, comfier indoor seating, smart barkeeps, lots of beer chatter from a well-informed customer base. Can’t wait to go back.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
jenray  (24) Houston, Texas | April 15, 2015
A rather nondescript taproom in an industrial area, but the beers are worth coming out for. I sat at the bar and worked my way through a tastier tray. Project Dank was my favorite of the bunch and I was tempted to buy a couple bottles to go, but my suitcase just didn’t have the room. Service was friendly and prices were good. This was my favorite NM beer destination and it was their great hoppy beers that put them on top for me.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Livendadream  (3) New Mexico | February 24, 2015
Beer kicks a$$!! Food trucks kick a$$!!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb  (304) San Diego, California | February 12, 2015
Situé dans une mise en scène industrielle mais ils font une bon travail de nous le faire oublier. Un cover band était en action lors de mon passage et l’endroit était surpeuplé. La sélection est éclatante autant les ipa que les liquides sombres ou les bouteilles édition limitée. Tous de grande qualité.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog  (792) Phoenix, Arizona | December 31, 2014
Dropped in for a quick visit on a Sunday afternoon. Big loyal crowd of locals. But the staff was prompt to serve me a sturdy beer off the impressively deep list of beer offerings. I loved the one I had. Nice environment, peppered with some nice breweriana. Worth their hype. Brewery #698.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
pablo951  (92) Chicago, Illinois | December 29, 2014
Best beer in Albuquerque, with excellent ambiance. This is one of the few places where you can get a flight of beer that encompasses their entire beer selection! Great staff!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1510) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 6, 2014
Place rating number 1400.

Visited October 16, 2014.

This place is in walking distance from the newly renamed Canteen Brewhouse (Il Vicino) so that’s nice. The real attraction here is that they make some really good hoppy beer. If I lived in New Mexico Elevated IPA would be my new Pliny. The Project Dank was pretty awesome too. I guess it changes every batch as they experiment with different hop combinations. What I know for sure is that the version that I had on this trip was considerably better than the one I had at GABF the year before.

If you want to try everything on the menu be prepared to get a tray crammed full of tasters. 11 on tap at the time and probably too cheap for their own good. I’m pretty sure the bartender didn’t charge for the last couple. A couple things of note: they had a vintage keg of their imperial stout on tap, Hell Froze Over (I guess their thing is that they would never brew a brown ale, but now they did), and their hefe is called "A Slice Of Hefen" (LOL). Good stuff all around.

The building has an interesting layout. When you enter the bar area is on the left. There is a dinning area (sort of, since they don’t serve food here) on the right. And upstairs is a private room of sorts that was packed to the point where I couldn’t even walk in. I’m fine with the bar. They also have a neat display right by the entrance. It’s a lit up display of a bunch of beer bottles with a La Cumbre sign in the middle. Also, around the bar area in the rafters are a bunch of empty beer bottles.

Over all it’s a nice place with great service but you’re here for the beer. There isn’t much to do if you don’t like their beer.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
cimedirapa  (11) , | October 19, 2014
Wow, what a nice find as we were cruising past Albuquerque! Never heard of them in Europe but was blown away. Impressive beers, nice friendly staff, a must go if you’re in the area.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
travita  (30) Frisco, Texas | August 19, 2014
Busy bar scene. Not a ton of room and street parking. But a good feel inside with a decent amount of beers on tap and more in the cooler. Pretty nice when you can get beers a week or less from bottling/canning. Beers are great as well.

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