From what I hear, for ABQ, this place has a great selection. Being from Chicago and visiting ABQ for a couple of days, it seems a bit lacking in selection. However, I was after local stuff, and got what I came for, several Le Cumbre brews. Decent shop, nice staff, building looks a bit dicey at night, but during the day it’s fine.
Stopped in during my swing through New Mexico. A store in a re-purposed building that has wine in one room and the rest in another. Service was fine, though they were not willing to let me use their restroom despite my large purchase. Knowing that New Mexico does not have great distribution the selection was solid and the prices fair. From what I can tell it is a class shop.
First place we stopped on the way into Albuquerque. Not the best looking place from the outside thanks to the bard on the windows and doors but it is fine once you are inside. Feels much bigger on the inside than it appears on the outside. Quality is solid, lots of locals and plenty of beers from the west coast as well. Service was awesome. The guys behind the bar were really helpful and offered some suggestions one what I should get. Selection was pretty good, a bit small for the space but they had plenty of solid offerings to choose from. Prices where more than reasonable. Overall a really solid bottle shop that I would defiantly return to if I was in the area.
Staff was very helpful here - multiple people came up to me just to chat, all had good suggestions. Selection is limited only by New Mexico’s odd import rules. Decent amount of local and Colorado stuff.
Very good selection of beer, including Marble, Santa Fe, Deschutes, New Belgium, Oscar Blues, Odell and other regional bottles/cans. Good service and a good layout. I could have spent a lot of money here, but didn’t want to have to drag a bunch of brew home.
As the name indicates the emphasis of the store is wine. The room on the left is all wine as us the room in the back.90% of The beer is along the wall in the coolers. They have the usual selection of local, California, and Colorado craft with a few seasonals, a couple of Mikellers and nogne, an average Belgian selection and a small pick six selection. Of course on a Friday night all the action is in the beer selection and they had a floater helping out with questions. Probably one of the best in the state but average on a national level.
Interesting building on an odd-shaped corner. Looks to be mostly a wine store, with a few doors of cold beer that are jammed to the hilt to maximize selection. Good selection of micros, though I was disappointed to not find a few particular items I was looking for. Probably the best place to buy bottles in ABQ, will be sure to return.
This appears to be the best beer store in NM (a state that does not get a wide distribution). Lots of local beers, including NM locals, plus Deschutes, Odells (regulars and also Woodcut), New Belgium, Wasatch, Left Hand, Full Sail, Big Sky, Avery, etc. Also had a few international beers (Mikkeller, Struise, Liefmans, some others I can’t remember right now). Bottom line, this place gets the most beers possible to get in NM. Great prices on 12 packs and other good bargains ($10 for 3 Full Sail bombers!). It’s the place to go in Albuquerque for bottled beers. Also, if you’re interested, they have a very extensive wine collection.