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Cambridge Brewing Company

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Cambridge Brewing CompanyCambridge Brewing Company
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

274 Ratings
Ratings: 274
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.32%
Active Beers: 104
Beer Ratings: 4,147
Beer Avg: 3.96
Taps: 12
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1 Kendall Sq
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139-1500
United States
phone: (617) 494-1994

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @cambridgebrewer

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Reviews by Cmack15:
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

By far this is my favorite brew pub in the Boston area. Will Myers the head brewer at CBC does a lot of quality brews. One of my particular favorites is the "You Enjoy My Stout". The beer is a superb RIS and the homage to Phish with the name is cool in my book too. Not only are the beers great but the food is on par with the tasty brews. CBC is located near the Kendall Cinema so its always a treat to catch an indie flick and then have some quality indie beer.
hats off to CBC
Cheers
Cory

Cmack15, Jan 23, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of smcolw
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

CBC is constantly pushing the envelope with new beers and ingredients. They always have something top notch. The food is better than most microbreweries.

One of the top five places to visit when visiting Boston/Cambridge.

smcolw, Sunday at 07:32 PM
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4.26/5  rDev +4.7%

Good lord, it is hard to get around Boston. Take a look at a map. Every other decent-sized city in North America is on a grid system, all precision and sharp angles. Boston is like if you fed psilocybin to a 9-year-old and had him try to hand-trace a spirograph drawing. That sound too obscure? Well them imagine feeding raw tequila to a squirrel and watching it stumble across a park. That's how Boston's roads are shaped.

(And Cambridge and Boston are the same goddamn thing, so far as I'm concerned.)

So, okay. CBC is located inside a darling little courtyard. It's very cute, but also very easy to drive right past.

The building is much smaller than I was expecting, which was nice because it lent the place a casual, personal vibe. The aesthetics are weirdly similar to the older brewpubs of the Midwest--Broad Ripple BrewCo in Indianapolis, Blue Cat in Rock Island, etc--woody and creaky with lots of big windows. Tons of trinkets behind the bar. Tons of history.

It's weird to talk of "tons of history" for a place that's only been open 25 years, but 25 years is ancient for the American craft beer scene. It's nice, here and there, to stop by a place that feels like people have been living there for a while, that doesn't feel formulaic or prefab.

The wait staff were talkative and friendly. The food was great and affordable. The beer was quite good, and also affordable. This is one of a handful of MA brewers that has (mostly) forsaken noble hops, and so the beers fall wonderful upon my midwestern pallet.

Very nice joint. Doesn't have the buzz of Lord Hobo, obviously, but it's still a must-stop if you're in town.

mynie, Nov 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Not so bad, I like their bombers and labels, wish the beer was better. Big Man IPA is a total malt bomb but the double, Audacity of Hops is better and the tripel, Tripel Threat is a bit Wah, Wah. Just bought a 6-pack of their new hoppy pilsner and it's marginal.

mjstacker, Aug 15, 2014
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Cambridge Brewing Company in Cambridge, MA
91 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.