United States > New Mexico > Albuquerque
fordest (62) Santee/San Diego, California | August 20, 2006
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
This place was great. I never did get to try the food, but what a nice place. Toured the back and joined in a mini tasting with erway, Ted, Stan and others. Pretty fun day. Really cool place with some great beers.
fredandboboflo (62) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | July 2, 2011| Updated July 12, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
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...
erway (41) Albuquerque, New Mexico | November 14, 2005| Updated September 16, 2007
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
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.
alexsdad06 (30) Ohio | March 10, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Originally went here a number of years back when erway was there. We had the full selection of beers, additional beer from the back and food. Everything was very good.
Second time the ambiance and overall enjoyment suffered because the personal touches were not there.
jimmie65 (29) Texas | June 9, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Ambiance - nice, but nothing extraordinary. It was a nice restaurant.
Service - Excellent. Actually had a young waitress who could discuss beer.
Selection - 9 microbrews on tap, nothing beyond their own.
Food - What we had was good,
Value - Not overly priced but not a bargain by any means. Worth the price, though.
whaleman (25) North Wales, Pennsylvania | March 11, 2006| Updated June 20, 2008
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Serious beer lovers should go during the day if you can. Iíve spent abundant enjoyable hours here. Food is very good, but somewhat pricey. The beer ranges from good to excellent. They always have 6 quality standards plus 3 or 4 specialty beers that are often very interesting. Talk to Ted or Jeff if you get a chance.
sealfriend (18) , New Mexico | October 26, 2008
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
I like this place a lot. First, itís beautiful: the copper bar is my favorite part. The outdoor fire place is also nice.
Itís in the parking lot of a movie theatre....so a drink before or after (or both) is always an option.
Big fan of the green chile fondue.
BeerWife (17) | January 30, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 16/20
Not the normal microbrewery/pub. Much more focus on the restaurant and not on the beer. Servers know nothing about the beer
BeerdedDave (7) , | August 13, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
kuelhof (3) Colorado | November 10, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
Chama River Brewing CO is more of an upscale brewing company. The food is a bit on the pricey side, but the quality is top notch! On my visit I had a pint of the stout and a pint of the brown ale...both of which were delicious. I purchased a growler of the stout to go, and it ran $13. The pints were on happy hour for $2.50 which is cheap compare to the price of the food. I would estimate the average price of an entree was $13 or so. I would definitely recommend this place, and I will definitely visit the next time I am in the area!
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