Chama River Brewing Company | Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Chama River Brewing Company
Excellent based on 31 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: deyholla (1) | 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 84, 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
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31 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 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla  (303) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | June 8, 2014
A nice brewpub a little ways out of town. A nicely finished interior with a small patio area out front. Bartender was friendly and knowledgeable about the beers. They had 10 beers available on my visit and had samplers available. Had the nachos and they were enjoyable, but prices were a touch higher than some of our other stops. A nice stop overall.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 20/20
jmikolich  (110) North Ridgeville, Ohio | August 8, 2011
The big copper bar is awesome! The bar staff is friendly although not supremely knowledgeable, the menu is small with high prices but quality food is there including Kobe meatloaf. 10 taps of all house beer, 6 regular 4 seasonals an option for a 10 ounce pour is rather nice. Cool place in a hot town
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
fredandboboflo  (62) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | July 2, 2011| Updated July 12, 2011
As others have said, somewhat upscale for a brewpub, but still unpretentious. Though right near a freeway, a very comfortable, relaxing place. There were TVís in viewable locations, but well blended into the decor so as not to be distracting if you donít wish to watch (though I was there two days ago, I actually forgot there were TVís until reading the other reviews). Bar service can actually be too attentive for my liking, routinely asking if youíre ready for another beer when you have 4 oz. left of the beer in front of you. Iíd like to take my time, relax! Still though, better than ignoring you.

Beer prices are ever so slightly above average ($4.25/pint), though they do offer $2.50 pints from 4-9 on Wednesdays only. Food prices are higher, but the one time I ate I had one of the best sandwiches of my life, so Iím inclined to think theyíre worth it. Also regularly offer 5-course, $45 beer dinners with some very intriguing sounding dishes...

Though there is a very holistic focus on beer, food, as well as other top shelf alcoholic offerings, the focus is indeed holistic in that the beer does not suffer and instead is typically quite good. From my experience they seem to have their brewing schedule down to a science, always having their ten taps filled with six standard offerings and four seasonals on tap. The seasonals are also typically highly varied and bound to contain some unique selections. Iím a fan, even if my rating seems low compared to the average...
BeerandBlues2  (662) 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 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog  (721) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
waolsen  (65) Littleton, Colorado | October 4, 2006
Visited while in a town that there really isnít much out to visit. Great atmosphere. Upscale resteraunt and bar. Food is unique and very good. Nice selection of beers. Cigar bar with leather chairs, fireplace and tvs. Iíll definitely be back when in town.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
erway  (41) Albuquerque, New Mexico | November 14, 2005| Updated September 16, 2007
I work here now, so I donít want my rating to affect anything. Hope to see you stop by sometime. Come in to the brewery and say hi.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
BeerdedDave  (7) , | August 13, 2014
When we lived in NM this was my favorite Albuquerque brew pub, though now that has been replaced by Marble. The beers are consistently good to great and the food is good.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
bleeng  (142) Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas | April 2, 2009
Iíve visited here on many occasions and have always found the beer and food to be outstanding. No belgians on the last time I visited but they do have some decent rotating taps. Good place to visit when in ABQ.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
josarah  (107) Hinesburg, Vermont | March 15, 2007
Very upscale for a "brewpub". Our meals were great and the beer was very good. Service could not have been any better. Other patron were even fun. I just would not feel comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt here. Highly recomend

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