Chama River Brewing Company | Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Chama River Brewing Company
Excellent based on 30 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

4939 Pan American Freeway NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico United States 87109 [ print map ]
505 342 1800

Hours: Su-Th 11am-11pm; F-Sa 11am-12am

Mayor: Terminus (2) | Taps: 10 |

Chama River Brewing Company

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Beer Available At Chama River Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Chama River Class VI Golden Lager 45, Chama River Jackalope IPA 83, Chama River Summer Smoke , Chama River Sleeping Dog Stout 93, Chama River Cascading River ale , Chama River Raspberry Ale , Chama River Idle Time , Chama River Copper John Pale Ale 79, Chama River Rio Chama Amber Ale 45, Chama River Broken Spoke Honey Wheat Ale 37, Chama River Captainís Chair IPA , Chama River Centennial Pale Ale 73, Chama River Cold Crush Kolsch
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30 reviews for Chama River Brewing Company
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  82%
 Selection  74%
 Food  81%
 Value  65%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  88%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr  (1451) Washington, Washington DC | December 16, 2012
Strip mall type place, large bar on the left, restaurant on the right. Brewing equipment visible from the bar (extra point for atmosphere). Beers were ZoK. Food looked decent but I didnít eat.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths  (1270) Boulder, Colorado | November 14, 2005| Updated April 20, 2013
A poem:

Big restaurant.
Expensive food.
On big plates.
But small portions.
Beer is good.
But hard to get.
Please bring me another glass.
Sometime this week.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK  (731) Pennsylvania | October 29, 2011
Has a bit of a Western theme which makes sense given the location. A large rectangular bar, wrapped in copper, dominates the visuals. When I hear the word upscale, whatever that means, I think "overpriced and pretentious" and that fits here.They had 10 different beers on tap 6 regulars and 4 seasonals and I found most of them exceedingly mediocre. The same can be said about the food. The chili is spicy and flavorful but the fish portion of my fish and chips were bland and flavorless. The service wasnít anything to write home about. None of the bartenders seemed to know much about beer and they have these ridiculously small 8 oz. water glasses. I also wasnít impressed with their attempt to charge me with two entreeís. This may be among the best brewpubs by New Mexico standards but itís exceedingly average otherwise.
Beershine  (705) The Sunshine State, Florida | November 16, 2011
Nice vibe here, spacious. Sports bar. Would never call this upscale, surprised so many ratings indicate that. Excellent service. Large bar area. A few of the beers (the IPAs in particular) are good.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog  (699) Hampton, Virginia | September 21, 2006
Sep 06: OK, this is the same location as the formerly-named Blue Corn Brewery and I believe is still owned by the same parent compant as the two Santa Fe Blue Corns ... but this is a step up. Newly remodeled from what I remember in the past, and with a definitely improved list of bigger and better beers, this place moved quickly up my list of places to stop for beer in the Albuquerque area. Very good.
BeerandBlues2  (624) Hanover, Maryland | October 24, 2005
Very nice place in an easy to find location and has plenty of TVís for your viewing pleasure. Great service, the bartender Jacob really new and wanted to talk beer. Great selection of house brews with three seasonals, above average beers. Definitely worth the stop if you are even remotely close.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu  (396) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 8, 2012
Stopped in on a weekday afternoon. Located in a shopping area on the I-25 outer road but a stand-alone building. Nice and big and clean but not a lot of character. Good amount of taps; I think I counted 12 handles, with at least 5 rotators when we went. Service was friendly and pretty knowledgeable. Didnít eat. Prices were good. Beers were good but I had been spoiled by a couple one-off bottles before visiting. Worth a stop if you have a few days but wouldnít be my top recommendation in town.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
msante79  (341) Mount Prospect, Illinois | September 20, 2009
Staying one night in Albuquerque before going to El Paso for 2 weeks. Really nice place and much more upscale than I expeted. Had the crab cake which was pretty good and the truffle blue cheese fries which were average. 10 beer on tap. 6 regulars and 4 specials. The 2 IPAs and the DIPA I had were all very good. Nice atmosphere and a very large bar. Wish every town I visited had a place like this. Wish I could of met Erway while I there. I recommend this place to anybody who visits Alburquerque.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
LilBeerDoctor  (335) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | July 13, 2011
#100 place rating!! Awesome brewpub off the highway in Albuquerque. It is quite a large place with a very large, near rectangular central bar, plus plenty of tables and a small amount of outdoor seating. Staff is super attentive, filling your water glass, asking if you want more beer when you have more than a few sips left. The beer menu features 6 regulars plus 4 seasonals which appear to rotate pretty quickly. $2.50 pints on Wednesday. The food menu is impressive but expensive ($15+ entrees and even the appetizers are generally $7-9). We split 2 appetizers (the truffle blue cheese fries which were good and the chicken satays which were awesome). So the food is definitely worth it, but prepare yourself for the prices. A regular crowd, definitely not too upscale. Also watch for the free breadbasket that comes around ~6pm. Overall, an enjoyable place, great beers that rotate frequently, and great food.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Terminus  (333) Las Cruces, New Mexico | July 19, 2005
The best place in NM if you ask me. Ted Rice is a very friendly dude that respects people that like good beers. Tell him your with ratebeer and he will hook you up! his beers are always great. Very impressive place-good service, atmosphere and the food is exceptional! one of my favs all around!

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