Off notes, 9/2006. As I write this, I have been in Albuquerque for 7 weeks. Plainly stated, the selection of beer in New Mexico is pretty weak, and while talking to one of the guys at Jubilation I found out why. It’s all about the distributors of course, so their choices are limited. Jubilation has a pretty good selection overall. They carry some Belgian brews and a lot of Avery’s stuff, though it is hardly the mecca for beer. Maybe one of the mecca’s of Albuquerque, but you can tell the selection is limited, though still very good. The staff is extremely helpful, laid back, and willing to shoot the breeze with you. And beyond beer, their wine selection is massive. Definitely worth checking out if you are new to the city.
This is probably the best place to buy beer in Albuquerque. They have a good selection, really good service, people on staff who like beer, and pretty good prices. The drawback is that they do not devote a lot of room in the store to beer (but they make good use of limited space). They sponsor a couple of beer tastings a year. The new beer meister Carl is focusing on getting some new and interesting beers. Overall a good establishment.
3fourths (1564) Boulder, Colorado | August 16, 2004| Updated April 20, 2013
Decent selection if you’re driving from Oklahoma. Was able to find new big beer releases, in fact they had many cases of each. Bottles in coolers. Reasonable prices. Decent neighborhood, easy to find and park at.b
Good selection specially if you are looking for micros from the states sourrounding New Mexico! Friendly and helpful staff too. First and only place I noticed Ratebeer shelftags at some of the beers!!!
erway (41) Albuquerque, New Mexico | July 1, 2004| Updated October 19, 2008
Between this place and Kokoman, you are sure to find all of the beer that NM distros have to offer. Some knowledgable staff, and quite good looking I might add...wink, wink...not in a gay way or anything...
Anyways, good selection for the area, and the prices are fair.
whaleman (25) North Wales, Pennsylvania | April 30, 2004| Updated November 1, 2005
Although the selection is limited by space, most new releases of quality beers can be found here. Shelf space is not wasted on swill and the prices are very reasonable. Turnover is good so freshness is reliable and new releases come in regularly. Knowledgeable staff, especially Karl, usually present.
The guys that work here are amiable and helpful, and at least one of em’ demonstrates a genuine passion for beer. I’m glad they try to stock a variety of Belgium ales--big bonus for me. The place is much more classy than some of the alternatives. All I can recommend is even more selection of pint-bottles. As it is, they’ve got quite a showcase, but it should be twice the size--and perhaps they should pull down some of the dry shelves and add some more refrigerated shelves for their beer. Variety is key, and offering stuff that’s not found at other stores is important. I look forward to bringing more business to this place. Danke.
SoylentBlack (22) Albuquerque, New Mexico | April 19, 2004| Updated December 18, 2006
Always getting new brews to try. Great selection of bombers. These guys know EVERYTHING about wine also.
Some good stuff in their store but kind of small. Expand the beer section!!
Terminus (367) St. Louis, Missouri | April 8, 2004| Updated August 26, 2012
the best beer store in Albuquerque. Great staff that are very helpful and know alot about good brews. They have a great selection including Left hand, Rogue, Avery, Stone, New Belgium, Full sail, and many hard to find local selections. A GREAT store! I love this place! Always ask for Karl-he will hook you up and he is very knowledgeable of all the beers offered in NM. if you EVER go through Albuquerque, please go to this place