Let me start out that this place is more than I expected from a Micro Brewery. It was jammed pack on a Tuesday, I was impressed as I barely found a stool at the bar. Met one of the bartenders from the tap room location and he broke down a lot of the choices. Itís no secret I am a dark beer guy, but I was really digging their IPA and Belgium blonde. You can tell the brewer takes a lot of pride in his trade. I was able to sample the seven beers they had on tap in 4 oz glasses for only dollar each. Lets say my tab was far less than the cab ride from my hotel! There were servers walking around with bread that is any samplers delight. I wish they had a few more beers, but I guess that will give me another reason to come back. This place is a must stop if your in Albuquerque!
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.
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.
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
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...
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.
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.
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.
This is in a large shopping center right next to the freeway but there is really only one entrance. If you over shoot it there is no entrance on the south side or around the back so you have to drive all the way around and try again. Itís a large very nice building. Itís a moderately high end restaurant but they have no problem letting me sit at the bar in jeans and t shirt and do a taster flight. The bar itself is an island with seats on three sides.
During my visit they had six regular beers on and four specials including a pumpkin beer, some kind of ESB, a raspberry beer (for breast cancer month), and a coffee stout. Over all the beers were OK. The place and the service are quite nice and the prices were a bit steep. Probably not a major beer destination for me but it IS very close to at least two other breweries.
bleeng (164) Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington | 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.