Cambridge Brewing Company
Active Beers: 139
Beer Ratings: 3,658
Beer Avg: 3.99
Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 216 | Reviews: 194 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by nickd717:
4.13/5 rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Went here to celebrate my engagement right after it happened. Well, actually, I wasn't planning for it to happen. I was originally headed here to meet my friend Barry. My now-fiance asked me, "Are we really still going to go to Cambridge Brewing after this?" It goes without saying what my answer was. I mean come on, I couldn't set that kind of precedent if I was going to get married to the girl. She has to understand that I'm going to be a polygamist, and my other wife is going to be beer.
That said, this place is not unromantic as far as brewpubs go. It's a very big place with dim lighting and Christmas lights, more or less, hanging around the place. Nice decor.
I applaud them for their great selection - ELEVEN house brews on tap, plus some others you can only get with the three course beer dinner (which I also applaud them for having). The quality of their beer was excellent overall. I wasn't crazy about their standard four, except for the Charles River Porter, but some of their special brews were outstanding. The Colonel (wild porter), Bad Knees (old ale), Double Happiness (barrel-aged blonde with brett), and Audacity of Hops (Belgian IPA) stood out.
The food was also excellent. Here's the problem though: service is extremely slow. We ordered a crab cake appetizer and it took over 45 minutes to come out. Fortunately I got to try lots of tasty beer in the meantime, although my ticking notes were minimal because of the engagement and all.
Prices are very reasonable for the area. If I end up moving to Boston, which I really, really hope happens soon, I will be here all the time.
06-21-2010 18:03:27 | More by nickd717
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Cambridge Brewing Company in Cambridge, MA
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