Small place in NE Albuquerque. The beers are fantastic. I’ve had a few at other bars around town and the two I had today measure up to the high standard that La Cumbre has set. Friendly service and friendly patrons. The mug club is a great deal and I’m likely to join soon. An enjoyable place and I’m sure to be back. This is definitely my home for good beer in Albuquerque.
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.
ketchepillar (18) Albuquerque, New Mexico | March 27, 2011| Updated February 14, 2012
Jeff has done a great job with the place. Great atmosphere, people, beer, etc. It’s got it all, except parking. The stout and IPA improve with each batch (and were damn good to begin with). Best tap room/brewpub/bar in town.
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!
Tried the Elevated IPA by mail back in early 2012 after it won best IPA at the GABF in 2011. Hadn’t had it since. So I was in Vegas with a free weekend (and don’t gamble...lol!) and ended up doing a 16 hour roundtrip to Albuquerque and back over a 2 day weekend. To my way of thinking it was worth the drive...although most would consider that excessive (got to see a few sights along the way like Meteor Crater). Well the place is great inside...and out on the patio too. There was a food truck when I visited...but otherwise no food...and great music playing. I thought the staff was really great...both service and personality...but it’s about the beer here...great beer in fact. There may not be a lot of craftbeer...great or otherwise in New Mexico...but La Cumbre holds its own against a lot of larger and more well known US craft breweries. If you can visit here...do so...if you can get their beer elsewhere (CO & AZ I think)...do so. La Cumbre is definitely a destination brewery...in a fun city with a few other good breweries to include on your tour (like Marble).
One of the most chill brewery taproom/bar places imaginable. That ABQ has this place and Marble makes it one of America’s top beer destinations on the strength of just two great breweries. Comfy outdoor seating, comfier indoor seating, smart barkeeps, lots of beer chatter from a well-informed customer base. Can’t wait to go back.
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.