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Beer Available At ABQ Brew Pub (Rio Grande and Sierra Blanca Brewing Company) (arranged by most recent)
tomciccateri (127) Albuquerque, New Mexico | December 25, 2012
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Taproom tied to Sierra Blanca and Rio Grande with the brewery east of town. Small system in-house where Ben brews house beers. Flat-screen TVs without sound over bar, showing sports but not with obnoxious audio like in sports bars. CD music at comfortable levels. Full bar. dark grey and maroon color scheme. 10 taps. Tiny brewhouse is visible from the bar. Windows to the parking lot and the neighbors. Second level lot where bands used to play among the malt sacks.
U-shaped bar 12-top with embedded cooler discs. Tall tables in adjacent lounge area. Maroon concrete floor. Some black and white prints of brewhouse. Other framed prints of fruit. Half-peaked ceiling of wood with narrow windows at top.
Half-dozen outdoor patio tables for 50 where smokers congregate and some mid-day sun is possible.
Mug Clug for $50 and your 22-oz mug at pint prices.
BeerHawk (52) Huntsville, Alabama | January 16, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Sports bar type atmosphere. Large u-shaped bar with glass chillers built in to the bar top and multiple TVs directly above the bar. Decent food menu with reasonable prices. The beer is average to good. One thing that did stand out was the impy stout did go very nice with a slice of cherry cheesecake for desert. This was actually suggested by the waitress after I ordered the impy stout and was pondering over the desert menu. Staff was very friendly and responsive.
Beershine (698) The Sunshine State, Florida | November 16, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Located in strip mall hell but has a nice dark, proper bar feel on the inside. If you sit at the bar, there are glass chillers, which are gimmicky but really neat and effective--supplanting the temptation to freeze the glasses. The black IPA and the impy were both nice.
fredandboboflo (62) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | August 9, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
A new pub location for, obviously, Sierra Blanca beers, and they also have a couple small-batch one-offs that they brew on site. Not too familiar with the Sierra Blanca amalgamation of beers, but seemed like all the regulars were on tap, and maybe a new beer or two or a couple seasonals, not really sure, but there are plenty to choose from either way. Beer quality sort of all over the board, but nothing really off-putting or flawed. The effort here is to create a holistic pub in the vein of Chama River with a high end selection of all beverages and interesting food, and overall they succeed, though not surprisingly not living up to their apparent role model. The plus though is that itís not as expensive as Chama, including a bunch of great happy hour deals. Setting is upscale sports bar. Another nice spot in ABQ.
LilBeerDoctor (335) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | July 30, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
This is a great new brewpub in uptown Albuquerque. It has a slight sports bar-ish feel to it, a large wrap-around bar with 4 TVs directly over it. There are small cooling discs on top of the bar to keep your beer cold for you. Pretty large tap list- definitely >10, like 15-20. A mix of good beers to ok to not-so-good, but mostly good stuff. They have your typical pub fare; I got the wings which were very tasty. Great great deals though, some of the best Iíve seen. On Mondays, all beers are $2. Happy hour is M-F like 3-6 pm, $1 off all beers, half price appetizers and tapas. On Wed they have half off all of their wine bottles. So if you time your visit, it is a great deal! I think they have other specials too that I canít remember. Bottom line, a fun chill place to enjoy some good beer for cheap!
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