Craft Beer Cellar

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81 Ratings
Ratings: 81
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: n/a
[ Store, Homebrew Store ]

3 Elm St
Waterbury, Vermont, 05676-1802
United States
phone: (802) 882-8034

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @cbc_waterbury

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(Place added by: skivtjerry on 12-25-2013)
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4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mynie
4.8/5  rDev +9.1%

Probably the best comprehensive beer store I've ever been to.

Gorgeous old storefront: brick building, warm lighting, hardwood floors. The vibe was exceedingly friendly even when they were super packed right after the Alchemist truck sale.

The selection is as broad as I've seen in New England, and fantastically allayed. Beers groups according to region (both domestic and worldwide). Naturally, there's a strong focus on local stuff, including VT breweries I hadn't seen anywhere else. There's also a huge Belgian selection, including De Dolle (my favorite!).

This alone would be great, but there's more. You can get growler fills! And they have a super expansive homebrew section that puts all the Boston-area stores to shame!

Amazing.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of slander
4.66/5  rDev +5.9%

Rolling around Vermont as I do when I can, eventually Waterbury happens. Bar scene, sure, but what this town needed is a beer store. Enter CBC, located a weak arm’s stone throw from the epicenter of drink in a standalone brick building on Elm (Yes, that’s Pro Pig’s new brewing facility across the street). It’s weird to walk into a beer store 5 hours from home and be greeted by people you know from Brooklyn, but it happens more and more these days...

Large awned windows to both sides of the doorway give you views of goods displayed as you come up the steps to enter, and in. It’s a clean, spacious, well lit space. Coolers to the left with some ‘fridged goods and shelving units to the right with solid Vermont ‘provisions’ (beer jellies, pickled things, salsa, maple syrup, crazy mustards, hot sauces), and beer books & shirts displayed, too. Light brewery tins and the like riddled about, and signage where necessary on the painted brickish red walls. A maze of shelving units out across the floor beer beer beer including gluten free goods, and cider, Perry, & meads, as well. Well organized and not painfully priced.

8 taps for growler fills, the board listing beer, style, state, ABV, & 32/64 oz growler pricing. My first visit saw Lost Nation Saison Lamoille & Petit Ardennes, Harpoon Maple Wheat, Northshire Sicilian, Zero Gravity Conehead IPA, Trapp Vienna Lager, Rock Art Rye IPA, Founders Smoked Porter, and a recent revisit found Lost Nation Saison Lamoille, Rustic Amber, Gose, & Oktoberfest, Foley Brothers Taconic DIPA, Zero Gravity Conehead IPA, Northshire Equinox Pilsner, Burlington Beer Co Mason Jar Mild. Mark says he’s moved to Vermont draft only beers for growler fills, I dig.

Growlers for sale in a variety of configs & colors, and homebrew supplies to the rear; get your hops, yeast, & malt on, yo. Friday tastings & events (breweries, cideries, meaderies, mustard people), and I like that they’re knowledgeable and all about the edu-ma-cational stuff; in-house classes for the attending (Homebrew 101, all grain brewing, kegging seminar), and even the growler quality control speak for the new and uninitiated on their website.

An excellent selection including lots of Vermont goods (yes, you can get your Heady; one 4 pack per player). Craft beer store, growler fills, provisions, and homebrew supplies. Mark & Victor run a solid house here. Mad props for the Cantilloon raffle whale.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

New and great place in this amazing beer town. Round the corner from Prohibition. Very good service and excellently organized with several hundred bottles and 7 soso taps.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

Great selection of local craft beers. Knowledgeable and friendly staff.

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4.7/5  rDev +6.8%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

Easy to navigate, with a great selection of beers. Definitely fun to browse and right around the corner from the Prohibition Pig to hit two great spots within walking distance.

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4.4/5  rDev 0%

This is a relatively new place just around the corner from the Prohibition Pig, stopped in after sampling some Lawson's at Blackback to see if there was anything that would interest. Oh man, there was.

Basically every beer that you can get in Vermont is available. They still had some Heady 2 days or so after delivery, along with all sorts of stuff I can't get in NY easily. Went crazy, spent quite a bit. 10 tap growler area, with many shelves of bottles- one section of just Vermont stuff, rest of the country is on other shelves, with a decent international area as well. Everything is available in singles. I actually was able to find Cadillac Mountain Stout here- how cool is that?

The prices are reasonable, not suuuuper cheap, but not outrageously expensive. It's a cool store for sure, helpful nice employees, and a great selection. Stop here for sure.

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Location for this Craft Beer Cellar (part of a small chain) in Waterbury puts it in the heart of Vermont's craft beer highway. Near Alchemist, Lawson's, Trapp Lodge and many other brewers.
Has a great selection of craft micro brews from all over the country, large inventory. New store.
Plenty of great pubs nearby. Near Hunger Mountain Co-Op another great craft beer store.
Would strongly recommend this store for your trip to Vermont.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

Awesome selection of beer. We just don't have places like this back at home.

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4.47/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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Craft Beer Cellar in Waterbury, VT
97 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.