Announcing Our Second La Cumbre Taproom

It was way back in 2013 that I looked at our first potential second tap room. La Cumbre was 2 years old and was experiencing triple-digit growth. I was still actually brewing beer 50+ hours/week and was completely over-whelmed with the job at hand. Organic growth seemed infinite, not only to La Cumbre, but to so many of the breweries that a 2nd tap room, despite all of the potential advantages, just was not a real priority to me.

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El Jugo: What It Is And What It Isn’t

So we looked at the attributes of these new-age IPAs. We looked at what we liked and what we didn’t like. We didn’t throw good standard operating procedures out the window just for this one beer. But over the course of several batches on our pilot system we discovered the things we could do to make a beer that was fruit-forward, light in carbonation and smooth in the finish, while still maintaining a level of anal retentiveness that has become a hallmark of our brewery. Whatever you all decide to label it, know that this beer is what La Cumbre’s team of brewers created to meet our standards and our tastes.

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Albus Quercus

Ok all. 6 years. You may have seen the video that we put together for this beer, but this is where I get to take the shackles of our marketing peeps off and get seriously damn geeky with all of you. So Alan Skinner, our Head Brewer and Sean Reardon brewed this beer on July 14th. Just Canadian Superior Pilsner malt and GW Wheat malt were in the grain bill.

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A Letter to the Editor re: Raising the State Alcohol Tax

It came to my attention yesterday morning that the Editorial Board of the Albuquerque Journal wrote a rather shocking letter in support of a $.25/drink increase across the board. This cost WILL be passed on to the end consumer and I am doing my damndest to make sure that it never passes. Please find my letter to the editor below and write your state legislators to let them know that you do not want them supporting this bill.

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Ales for ALS and our newest Project Dank IPA

It’s been a while since I wrote about our Project Dank. The beer has taken on a life of its own since I first brewed it in the summer of 2013. When it was first created, as you may recall, it was my attempt at starting a creative outlet for our brewers to make IPAs …

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Strawberry Gose

Gose, as a classic beer style, originated in the town of Goslar well over 1,000 years ago. A city in Lower Saxony, the Goslar brewers had no need to follow the Reinheitsgebot which dominated the brewers to the south starting in 1516. So, from the beginning, and throughout it’s history, this was a beer brewed with at least 50% malted wheat, much like the weizens of the south (which could only be brewed legally by royalty).

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3313 Girard NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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