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Meet Marble

Burque’s newest brewpub

By Jessica Cassyle Carr

Daniel Jaramillo, Marble's head brewer, has been making beer in Albuquerque for more than 13 years. He worked as head brewer at such bygone local establishments as Rio Bravo, Bavarian Lager Cellar and Assets. "I really don't have a favorite beer," he says of his recipes. "It's usually the one in front of me."
Jessica Cassyle Carr
Daniel Jaramillo, Marble's head brewer, has been making beer in Albuquerque for more than 13 years. He worked as head brewer at such bygone local establishments as Rio Bravo, Bavarian Lager Cellar and Assets. "I really don't have a favorite beer," he says of his recipes. "It's usually the one in front of me."

The frothiest new addition to Albuquerque takes the form of a brewery at 111 Marble NW at First Street. Marble Brewery, which opened on April 23 of this year, is an impressive beer-making operation. Up front, the bar showcasing the fruits of this new brewery's labors is a cozy, unpretentious atmosphere that's stocked with basic pub food, foosball and a beer library. Even more impressive are the Marble microbrews, available by the glass, in kegs, growlers and, soon, six-packs. Behold the hoppy goodness ...

This dark malt is used to make oatmeal stout.
Jessica Cassyle Carr
This dark malt is used to make oatmeal stout.
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This tank is where mash—the mixture of malt and wort—gets its sugars released in a nice, hot water soak.
Jessica Cassyle Carr
This tank is where mash—the mixture of malt and wort—gets its sugars released in a nice, hot water soak.
These serving vessels sit inside a cooler and are directly connected to taps at the bar that fill your glass.
Jessica Cassyle Carr
These serving vessels sit inside a cooler and are directly connected to taps at the bar that fill your glass.
That's a lot of beer.
Jessica Cassyle Carr
That's a lot of beer.
Marble's grain silo is often mistaken for a rocket launcher.
Jessica Cassyle Carr
Marble's grain silo is often mistaken for a rocket launcher.
Marble's flagship beer, the "Marble India Pale Ale," is one of six house beers on tap, in addition to two Marble seasonals and two "guest" beers from other breweries (Chama River, for example).
Jessica Cassyle Carr
Marble's flagship beer, the "Marble India Pale Ale," is one of six house beers on tap, in addition to two Marble seasonals and two "guest" beers from other breweries (Chama River, for example).
This spectrum of beer is comprised of Marble Brewery's six different ales. From left to right is an oatmeal stout, the "Marble India Pale Ale," the "Knuckle Down Brown," an amber ale, a hefeweizen and the "One-Eleven Blonde."
Jessica Cassyle Carr
This spectrum of beer is comprised of Marble Brewery's six different ales. From left to right is an oatmeal stout, the "Marble India Pale Ale," the "Knuckle Down Brown," an amber ale, a hefeweizen and the "One-Eleven Blonde."

Marble Brewery (111 Marble NW, just north of Downtown), 243-2739. Bar hours: Mon-Thu 3-11 p.m.; Fri 3 p.m.-1 a.m.; Sat noon-1 a.m.; Sun noon-8 p.m.

Laura Marrich contributed to this article.

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