Taproom up front, brewery in the back. Beers were the best I had in Albuquerque & Sante Fe. Great vibe, friendly atmosphere. Jeff is a terrific host. Meeting up with the RateBeer crowd and friends here over a bunch of great beers was definitely the highlight of my New Mexico trip!
This place is in walking distance from the newly renamed Canteen Brewhouse (Il Vicino) so that’s nice. The real attraction here is that they make some really good hoppy beer. If I lived in New Mexico Elevated IPA would be my new Pliny. The Project Dank was pretty awesome too. I guess it changes every batch as they experiment with different hop combinations. What I know for sure is that the version that I had on this trip was considerably better than the one I had at GABF the year before.
If you want to try everything on the menu be prepared to get a tray crammed full of tasters. 11 on tap at the time and probably too cheap for their own good. I’m pretty sure the bartender didn’t charge for the last couple. A couple things of note: they had a vintage keg of their imperial stout on tap, Hell Froze Over (I guess their thing is that they would never brew a brown ale, but now they did), and their hefe is called "A Slice Of Hefen" (LOL). Good stuff all around.
The building has an interesting layout. When you enter the bar area is on the left. There is a dinning area (sort of, since they don’t serve food here) on the right. And upstairs is a private room of sorts that was packed to the point where I couldn’t even walk in. I’m fine with the bar. They also have a neat display right by the entrance. It’s a lit up display of a bunch of beer bottles with a La Cumbre sign in the middle. Also, around the bar area in the rafters are a bunch of empty beer bottles.
Over all it’s a nice place with great service but you’re here for the beer. There isn’t much to do if you don’t like their beer.
This was our first stop after arriving in town. Pretty nice place, busy on a Tuesday evening, kind of in an industrial part of town. Large out door seating area. Inside darkish and a bit small, but most people were outside anyway. Service was outstanding, super friendly and helpful. Beers are fucken great. One of the better breweries in the country for overall consistently excellent quality across multiple styles. Flights available - six, I think. Per VastActiv's comment below, the three pints rule is state law for breweries/brewpubs; can't really blame them for following the law. Montana has the same thing. No food per se, but they have food trucks most every day. Tuesdays its My Sweet Basil, which was gourmet quality street tacos and the like. Slow slow sow, but holy hell was it good. I would follow that truck around if I lived threre.
Located in what looks like an old warehouse. Well it is an old warehouse bu in the inside is a modern, comfortable pub that bigger than it first looks. Even in the early afternoon they had a solid crowd in the bar. They had 9 things on tap which ranged from good to fantastic. The bartender was someone who,loved hanging out in the place so much he thought it would be fun to work there which gave him passion for beer and the brewery. Definielty one of the highlights of my trip.
Dropped in for a quick visit on a Sunday afternoon. Big loyal crowd of locals. But the staff was prompt to serve me a sturdy beer off the impressively deep list of beer offerings. I loved the one I had. Nice environment, peppered with some nice breweriana. Worth their hype. Brewery #698.
Excellent tap room! Large and comfortable, lots of seating. I could bring my computer and work here! And great, great beers.
Oakes (835) Vancouver, British Columbia | October 29, 2011
Fairly big place - bigger than I was expecting. Lots of great brews on tap. Tasted a few, had a pint. Lots of people were coming in for growlers. The parking is probably an issue, as there aren’t many spots at the building itself. They don’t have a kitchen. But Erway’s making some nice stuff and this should be on the list of for any beer lover passing through town.
This was an awesome stop! On a Friday afternoon it was lively. It’s a two story pub with brewerania all over. A bar, tables and foosball are downstairs. Upstairs is a pool table and a comfy couch. They had a smoked beer, major props. The IPA is absolutely top notch as well. They do growler fills and have cans of the IPA to go. No food whatsoever.
On a Wed evening the place is packed and loud. However I managed to find a seat by the bar. 12 beers on tap. Flight of any number of beers available. The service was a bit inattentive but the place was full and I wasn’t the most interesting guest. Pretty nice beers all the five I had.
A somewhat tight tap room in the brewery that smelled great :). A small bar with some seating in two separate rooms. Bartender was friendly albeit a bit swamped. There were about 10 taps available with samplers possible. There was a food truck out front but did not sample on my visit. Prices were nice. A nice brewery overall.