Cambridge Brewing Company
Active Beers: 139
Beer Ratings: 3,648
Beer Avg: 3.99
Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 216 | Reviews: 194 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by albern:
4.03/5 rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
I've been frequenting CBC since it opened circa 1990. I think I discovered the place the 2nd or 3rd week it opened. At the time, the only competition was the Commonwealth Brewery, which has long since folded. CBC is the best brew pub in the Boston area, has the most interesting selection of specials, has a good vibe, and the food isn't bad. The service has always been a mixed bag, at least at the tables. The outdoor ambience is excellent in the warm weather. The pale ale has always been my favorite regular. It is well made, carbonated just right, and very fruity and flavorful. Years ago, they made a buckwheat ale that I thought was exceptional, but I don't think they've made it in a long while. The seasonal pumpkin is also very nice. You can't go wrong here. If you're visiting from out of town, do yourself a favor and visit. The only downside is that the location isn't all that hip. The factory turned shopping area, is a little isolated. If you want surrounding atmosphere, John Harvard's in Harvard Square or the Beerworks at Fenway Park is better. CBC has them beat for better beer.
03-23-2007 22:55:24 | More by albern
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Cambridge Brewing Company in Cambridge, MA
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