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Craft Beer Cellar

Craft Beer CellarCraft Beer Cellar
BA SCORE
100
world-class

64 Ratings
Ratings: 64
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 4.79
pDev: 5.64%
$$ - reasonable


[ Store ]

51 Leonard St
Belmont, Massachusetts, 02478-2526
United States
phone: (617) 932-1885

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @cbc_belmont

Notes:
Owned and operated by Kate Baker & Suzanne Schalow, formerly of Cambridge Common.

(Place added by: Suzanneccll on 10-09-2010)
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Neorebel

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

While visiting a friend we went to this store and quite frankly I was blown away! It's like a high-end clothing boutique only for beer instead. Everything is neatly organized, clean and fresh, with displays that are eye catching and creative. The place is full circle with glassware, books, apparel, and even Stone's hot sauce for sale. Suzanne and Kate were unbelievably kind, as if you were a guest in their homes. I was very impressed with the selection - especially the German and Belgian sections... I scored some Wurzberger Hofbrau and Duvel Triple Hop, as well as De Dolle Stille Nacht. This is less a store ad more of a tourist attraction!

11-15-2011 04:58:30 | More by Neorebel
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dubdrop

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +4.4%

04-21-2014 05:07:00 | More by dubdrop
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wmtammickiii

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +4.4%

04-07-2014 17:32:29 | More by wmtammickiii
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datalager

Connecticut

4.86/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

04-01-2014 02:25:11 | More by datalager
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mchengcit

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-15-2014 04:56:10 | More by mchengcit
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hcontos

Massachusetts

4.93/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

03-06-2014 02:32:52 | More by hcontos
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Mikeynas

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-04-2014 00:16:27 | More by Mikeynas
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AdamF625

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

You can't beat a store solely devoted to great beer. It is a small store but it's like a candy shop for beer geeks. The selection is great and they get all the limited release beers. The staff is very helpful and share the passion for great beer. Their prices are good and you can buy singles of any beer in the store which I love.

02-05-2014 14:34:51 | More by AdamF625
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cellardwellersbrew

Arizona

5/5  rDev +4.4%

01-20-2014 21:36:51 | More by cellardwellersbrew
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Psychmusic

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -16.5%

01-05-2014 15:59:52 | More by Psychmusic
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Craft Beer Cellar in Belmont, MA
100 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.