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La Cumbre Brewing

"I'd tell my friends to grab a beer at La Cumbre Brewing and, ideally, my absolute favorite food truck My Sweet Basil would be there. So I'd say get a beer and some delicious food truck food."

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La Cumbre Brewing

"I'd tell my friends to grab a beer at La Cumbre Brewing and, ideally, my absolute favorite food truck My Sweet Basil would be there. So I'd say get a beer and some delicious food truck food."

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3313 Girard Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87107

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La Cumbre Brewing Company

La Cumbre Brewing Company President and Master Brewer Jeff Erway has been at work in the brewery scene since 2003. His own company, La Cumbre, is one of the most-recommended spots in town, as well as a destination for the city's live events, great music, and even yoga. Visit Albuquerque spoke with Jeff about the city’s brewing scene and La Cumbre’s place in the area’s friendly beer-based camaraderie.

La Cumbre Brewing’s Start

On La Cumbre Brewing Company’s beginnings, Jeff shares, “When La Cumbre opened in 2010, we were the seventh brewery in the city. Now, there are over 40! 

I don't think many craft beer drinkers expect to come to New Mexico or come to Albuquerque and really have their mind blown by our beer, but I think most people are kind of shocked at how good the beer is. I've had friends come down here from Denver and Portland, and they're like, 'This is every bit as good as anything we can get in our hometown.’”

La Cumbre is recommended by notable locals as one of the best breweries in Albuquerque, NM.
La Cumbre is recommended by notable locals as one of the best breweries in Albuquerque, NM.
La Cumbre is recommended by notable locals as one of the best breweries in Albuquerque, NM.

Albuquerque’s Craft Beer Scene

Of La Cumbre’s role in Albuquerque’s dynamic brewing scene, Jeff says, “The scene is really good. It's really vibrant. It's very competitive. For the most part, it's pretty friendly competitive. 

We're not necessarily trying to put each other out of business, we're just trying to make better beer than everybody or the other guy. 

I still see a brewer from another brewery in our taproom every single day. There's not a day that goes by that I don't see somebody. So that's kind of cool. There's a nice camaraderie.”

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