United States > New Mexico > Albuquerque
Beer Available At Chama River Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Chama River Copper John Pale Ale 80, Chama River Captainís Chair IPA , Chama River Centennial Pale Ale 73, Chama River Cold Crush Kolsch , Chama River Jackalope IPA 81, Chama River Porter for Pyros , Chama River Shadow Boxer Black IPA , Chama River Me Llamo Lodo , Chama River Sleeping Dog Stout 93, Chama River Rio Lodo Brown 46, Chama River Rio Chama Amber Ale 46, Chama River Broken Spoke Honey Wheat Ale 40, Chama River Class VI Golden Lager 44
Travlr (1255) Washington, Washington DC | December 16, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
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.
phaleslu (352) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 8, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jimmie65 (28) 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.
miketd (124) Cleveland, Ohio | May 12, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Marheb (44) Montrťal, Quebec | January 8, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Ambiance un peu froide mais avec un service hors pair. La sťlection níest pas la plus excitante mais tout de mÍme variť.
Beershine (681) The Sunshine State, Florida | November 16, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
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.
DiarmaidBHK (712) Pennsylvania | October 29, 2011
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
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.
jmikolich (103) North Ridgeville, Ohio | August 8, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 20/20
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
LilBeerDoctor (293) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | July 13, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
#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.
fredandboboflo (62) East Setauket, New York | 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...
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