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V.26 No.11 | 3/16/2017
La Cumbre beer

A Drinkable Feast

Eating with Ernie

Get sensitive and soused

Eat, drink and be literary, with El Jugo from La Cumbre, a cubano from My Sweet Basil and a book by … let's see if you can guess.
V.24 No.17 | 4/23/2015

A Drinkable Feast

Albuquerque, Give Me Some Of You

Celebrating John Fante with a rye ale, a green chile panini and Ask the Dust

Our resident beer and lit lover celebrates the life of an underrated writer of the new West.
V.22 No.4 | 1/24/2013
Jeff Erway and Kaylynn McKnight work to brew a batch of La Cumbre beer.
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Brew City

Crafting Community

La Cumbre Brewery’s Jeff Erway talks about the camaraderie in Albuquerque’s microbrew scene

Community is a tricky thing. You have to balance a little of this with a little of that to make it work. Beer helps, of course, so it may not come as a surprise to learn that many of the makers of your favorite local beers know each other. In fact many of them learned their trade together and have remained friends even as they've established competing businesses. Jeff Erway, president of La Cumbre Brewing Company, sat down with me at his taproom recently and talked about this camaraderie among brewers. “It's the nature of our industry,” he says. “We as brewers aren't trying to beat each other. Them being successful is a success for me.”

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V.21 No.24 | 6/14/2012
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Alibi Picks

Give Dad the gift of jerk chicken satay with spicy pickled watermelon rind

This spring, Zinc's classy and unpretentious Cellar Bar uncorked a monthly series that pairs award-winning cuisine with local breweries. June's dinner just happens to fall on Father's Day. Forego aftershave and socks in favor of housemade boudin blanc sausage, red leaf lettuce topped with apricots and duck confit, and beer-braised short ribs in mole BBQ sauce—all matched up with La Cumbre beers. $35 gets Dad a five-course prix-fixe dinner with pairings on Sunday, but seating is limited: Call 254-9462 right this very instant, or start shopping for ties.