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Craft Beer Cellar

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82 Ratings
Ratings: 82
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.74
pDev: n/a
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51 Leonard St
Belmont, Massachusetts, 02478-2526
United States
phone: (617) 932-1885

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @cbc_belmont

Place added by: Suzanneccll on 10-09-2010

Owned and operated by Kate Baker & Suzanne Schalow, formerly of Cambridge Common.
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Reviews by AndyAvalanche:
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4/5  rDev -15.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Had heard quite a bit about this place over the last few months and finally took a trip up to Belmont after work one day. Street parking in ta town square area, I actually almost drove right by it. The place was a little physically smaller than I expected, but it wasn't cramped inside, still enough room to move around inside. Beers were lined up all along the sides of the store and along the back with a few displays in middle areas. Everything is extremely organized and neat, you could probably eat off the floor in there. There were 2 workers in there and greeted me as I walked in and offered up any help if I needed any. They also informed me there was a brewery that was offering tastings in the back of the store. The selection was pretty good overall, nothing too huge, but pretty well thought out. Plenty of locals as you walking in, all the big New England area brews, Sam Adams, Harpoon, Smuttynose, Otter Creek, then moves further east as you go along the store. Moves along to Brooklyn, Southern Tier, Troeg's, Founders, Great Divide, Oskar Blues, all the way to the Stone, Lagunitas, North Coast and other breweries on the east coast. The far right has plenty of imports from Europe and Canada, a few Asain beers too. There's a cooler along the left side of the store with most of the above mentioned beers, I think I saw growlers from OPa Opa and berkshire (if it wasn't growlers, there was plenty of each in bottle form). They also had plenty of beer memorabilia like cool glassware and tshirsts. They also had other products from breweries like condiments and marinades which I thought was pretty cool. Their selection ran pretty deep for each brewery, bot nothing I saw made me think the trip would be worth it. I was glad to see they were selling ACBF tickets to promote it. If you're in the area its certainly worth exploring, but don't go too far out of your way. A good above average beer store.

Also they played cool music, not the everyday top 40 crap on the radio.

More User Reviews:
Photo of dfecteau
4.75/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Cynic-ale
1.6/5  rDev -66.2%
vibe: 1 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 2

Sought this place out after researching bottle shops here on BA. Was in Boston for work and had limited time, drove there only to find a handwritten note that they were closed for a private event. I spoke with a couple locals in the parking lot and they were also confused. No notice provided that I could find.

Looked like a nice place but disappointing experience.

Photo of KriekKrazzed
5/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Outstanding across the board! The owners passion shows and it's not their only store. People like this are the Generals on the front line delivering us fine craft beers.
"Craft Beer Cellar" is a growing name to keep an eye on!

Photo of DavidSomers
5/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Superb selection, great service, good people

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4.68/5  rDev -1.3%

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5/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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Photo of datalager
4.86/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Okay, this place is awesome. I've only ever seen another place with close to the same selection. But I've never been to a dedicated craft beer store, and here are The Cellar's two huge advantages:

1) The staff. I think there were three or four people working on Friday afternoon. All of them exhibited the epitome of friendliness, knowledge, and willingness to help! I am not a beer dunce, but living in CT there are definitely plenty of breweries that we don't share with MA. One the workers greeted my friend and I and pretty much acted as our private guide for close to an hour.

2) You can get anything (yes, ANYTHING) in singles. Best of all is that the prices were completely in line with a typical large liquor store, that is to say perfectly fair.

One cool thing is how they set up the store. You essentially walk into the New England section, and move into the Southeast, Midwest, then West Coast. The back half of the store is all international, and they really do have GOOD international stuff.

Well worth the visit. Get there.

Photo of mchengcit
4.75/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of hcontos
4.93/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

In from California on a business trip. Always looking for local beers in cans (for my collection) that I can't get back home. Great selection with the ability to get singles of any beer. The guys in the store were extremely helpful. I would suggest Craft Beer Cellar to any beer lover even if your not a can collector like I am.

Photo of Mikeynas
4.75/5  rDev +0.2%

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Craft Beer Cellar in Belmont, MA
100 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.