Marble Brewery

After dinner at Sadie’s, we decided to take our waiter’s recommendation to check out Marble Brewery in downtown Albuquerque.  It took us a bit longer to find the place than we expected as the streets in the area are one way streets in some places and a road might have split.  As we got closer to what we thought was the right area, it seemed a bit darker than our comfort level.  However, when we pulled into the parking lot, we saw lots of cars and figured it couldn’t hurt to check it out.

IMG_2903Upon entry, we saw a number of tables and booths and a nice long bar.  There were two seats available at the closest end of the bar so we headed to them to have a seat.

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One of the bartenders handed us a menu and we began checking out our options. IMG_2904 IMG_2905 There was a good selection to choose from (the names were also on a chalkboard over the taps).

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While the menu didn’t specifically have a sampler option, they had 5oz beers as an option for $1.50 each.  The Husband and I decided to order five to try and share.  (I’ve provided two different photos to try to show how they look in different lighting as some look better in one light than the other.)

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IMG_2909 From left to right, we had the One-Eleven Blonde, the Wildflower Wheat, the Amber Ale, the Marble Red, and the Porter.  Below are descriptions of them from the menu.

One-Eleven Blonde: A light and crisp traditional German-style Pilsner brewed with German malt and hops.

Wildflower Wheat: An unfiltered American Wheat Ale accented with New Mexico wildflower honey.

Amber Ale: Brewed with a blend of toasted and caramel malts for a rich malt character which we then finish with a light, aromatic dry hop.

Marble Red: Brewed with caramel malts and balanced with a bright blend of Crystal, Cascade, and Simcoe hops.

Porter: English style dark ale with an aroma reminiscent of Hershey’s chocolate milk.

These beers were EXCELLENT! While some of the different styles are not those that the Husband and I prefer, the Husband described them as excellent examples of their individual style.  The only one the Husband didn’t particularly care for was the Marble Red, but that’s just because he’s not a Red fan.  He thought it was an excellent Red, though.  My favorites were the One-Eleven Blonde, the Wildflower Wheat, and the Porter, but particularly the Porter.

While we didn’t stay long, just wanted to sample the beers, we were happy with the service and the overall atmosphere.  It seemed like a chill place to hang out – not too dark but not too trendy.

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At the bar, we were sitting across from what I think was the panini maker.  While we didn’t have any food, it smelled amazing!     The Marble Brewery appeared to have a beer club, which I could see us joining if we lived anywhere near Albuquerque.IMG_2918

The Husband looked online to see if they distribute any where where we might get to have it again.  Unfortunately, they don’t, but we know that if ever see it on the menu or we find ourselves back in Albuquerque, we will likely order one of these brews again.

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