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Craft Beer Cellar

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

75 Ratings
Ratings: 75
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 4.78
pDev: 5.44%
[ 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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Reviews by albern:
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4.36/5  rDev -8.8%

Update Nov 2012. Much improved, better selection, better layout, a destination for beer and only beer. This store is better than Berman's in Lexington in both layout and selection. The parking is kind of crappy in downtown Belmont but nothing that takes too much walking.

Belmont has taken another step in arousing from its perpetual sleepiness. The Craft Beer Cellar is a welcome complement to Berman's in Lexington. I'm getting tired of the selection in the latter and I tried the Cellar as a change up. I was impressed. There seems to be lots of open floor space for additional display items, but they have lots of interesting beers on the wall shelves. Some good Belgians and some offerings from small regional crafts outside of New England. What I really appreciate is the ability to break up the six packs. This place is a nice change up and may actually bring more foot traffic into Belmont. I will return. I didn't really do any comparison shopping so I can't comment on the prices.

albern, Jan 30, 2011
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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.

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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.

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Craft Beer Cellar in Belmont, MA
100 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.