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Reviews: 1
Visits: 3
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: n/a
Taps: 6
Bottles: 30
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

256 Cabot St
Beverly, Massachusetts, 01915-4523
United States
phone: (978) 524-0033

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Place added by: ohmesohoppy on 07-16-2008

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Reviews: 1 | Visits: 3
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3.63/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Had to come to Soma for a holiday work function and I was pleasantly surprised at the beer selection (especially since I was expecting to only find the usual macros out here in the 'burbs). It's by no means a destination beer bar, but if you're in Beverly looking for craft beer, you could do worse.

They only have about 6 tap lines, a few of which are devoted to the boring usuals (Stella Artois, Harpoon IPA) -- and, frighteningly, one of their draft beer listings is described as "Chocolate-covered Blueberry," which is a combo of Young's Double Chocolate Stout and Wachusett Blueberry Ale. That aside, they also have Allagash on tap and, when I visited, they had Ithaca Flower Power IPA as a seasonal and, I think, Great Divide Hercules IPA (maybe one other as well).

So, a few observations:
--GOOD: They have some decent seasonals on tap and a really nice array of bottles/cans. I enjoyed a bottle of Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail (Imperial/Double IPA), which was a rotating seasonal, priced at $7 per 12 oz. bottle (not a bad price for Evil Twin in Mass.).
--BAD: Draft beers are served in cheater pints (14 oz.), but prices are more on par with 16 oz. pours (typically $6 or $7 for craft pours).
--BAD: No proper glassware, and the pint glasses come to your table chilled thoroughly (not great for me, because I wanted to let the Imperial IPA warm up a bit -- not get more chilled after I poured into a glass).
--GOOD: Food was pretty decent. A step above standard bar fare (with prices a bit higher than standard bar fare as well -- but a decent value for what you get). (1,580 characters)

Soma in Beverly, MA
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