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: 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 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
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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 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
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06  (30) Ohio | March 10, 2014
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
miketd  (125) Cleveland, Ohio | May 12, 2012
Locate in a strip mall off the highway. Inviting interior, with dark wood and heavy patterned walls and carpet, but with a lot of natural light(at least during lunch). Service was good as was the beer and food. I had the IPA and Golden Lager. was introduced to the 3-4 beer limit here - most places in Albuquerque "suggest" you only have three beers and then leave. Not sure how a bar survives with this strategy - maybe itís not enforced. Not sure, but I didnít feel the need to push the limit here.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu  (399) 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.
Beershine  (707) 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 10/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
jimmie65  (29) Texas | June 9, 2012
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.
fordest  (62) Santee/San Diego, California | August 20, 2006
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr  (1481) 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 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK  (732) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths  (1268) 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.

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