Cape Ann Brewing Company

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Cape Ann Brewing CompanyCape Ann Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.74/5
Based on:
31 Beers
889 Reviews
Place Score: 92
Reviews: 18
Visits: 37
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

11 Rogers Street
Gloucester, Massachusetts, 01930
United States
phone: (978) 282-7399

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Reviews: 18 | Visits: 37
Reviews by Abilow33:
Photo of Abilow33
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I tried two beers at their establishment. The first beer was their chilli stout and the second was the Navigator. The chilli stout was awesome and the navigator was very good. The chilli stout was the color of coke and had a great smell and taste. I was wondering what a beer with "hot sauce" was going to be like and I was surprised at how the flavors really worked together. We sat out on the deck and watched the ships come in and out of the ocean and joked about the show Wicked Tuna. Service was fantastic. Food was out fast and hot and the waitress always showed up at the right time. I hope to go back and try other beers (pumpkin coffee stout). (652 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of trevorpost
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of WoostaBia
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Great experience: live music, great food and beer selection in a beautiful rustic setting. (90 characters)

Photo of misternebbie
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of mynie
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Adorable little joint, located right on the Cape. The taproom is long and woody, with broad communal tables, booths, and a bar. TVs played softly, the crowd was made up almost entirely of friendly locals, and the staff were quite friendly.

Seriously, a very nice atmosphere. 100% laid back and without the smallest hint of pretentiousness. Sometimes I like the bustling antiseptic feel of your hipper and more brightly lit joints, but more often than not I'd prefer to simply sit back and drink.

The beer is old school east coast craft, with a strong focus on balance and English influences peaking through. I would have guessed the place opened up in the mid 90's, but it's actually only about 10 years old. Huh. Anyhow, there's nothing bad about not being excessively hop-forward, not offering anything barrel aged, and not crapping out an array of middling sours, but this lack of newness might turn off some of the more scene-conscious beersmen.

There's about 10 offerings, with a beer for every mood so long as you're not in the mood for something XTreme.

Food was standard pub fare. Having lived in New England less than 6 months, I'm still getting used to the wondrousness of having fresh seafood available all the time, so I don't quite know how their clams stack up against those of your average pub. So... it was good, is all I can say. I might have been more impressed than I should have been. (1,421 characters)

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of vonnerbeer
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of PortLargo
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Convenient location in Gloucester with ample parking. Bartenders seem to be very knowledgeable. Pub-grub is a little better than average. Beer selection is pretty decent by any standards. Some brews are only average, but a few real winners (Dead Eye DIPA). Also, they had a cask IPA at room temp during my visit. About the only negative is they serve many of their brews in a shaker glass. They offer tours during the day and if you ask politely they will work with your schedule. (487 characters)

Photo of Tarps68
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Bierman9
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%

My Ladies and I swung by here today for lunch, after a not-so-successful whale watch.

The Pub was easily found on the waterfront, a short walk from our whale watch boat. Gorgeous day that it was (and is!), we scored seats outside on the patio, under the canopy. Inside, past the hostess station, was a long bar running to the rear along the left. Many picnic tables were set about, of the big, solid, polished variety. Place had lots of light, solid wood, and it was fairly bright. A very convivial setting. The patio had more big-ass picnic tables, almost all in the shade. The view out over the harbor is superb! On tap were about 10 biers, from barleywine to amber, koelsch to pilsner, milk stout to DIPA. The two I quaffed (DIPA and barleywine) were very solid.

Our server, and the whole staff, were exceedingly friendly and accomodating, from the basics of getting our food and drinks, to taking some pictures and chatting about the area. Food was solid pub food (had 2 steak subs, a burger, and chicken tenders, plus nachos). Tasty, though a tad pricy, but consider the setting. All in all, a very pleasant experience! Zum Wohl!

4.33/5 rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.20 | service: 4.30 | selection: 4.40 | food: 4.15 | $$$

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Resuin
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I ate here on a Saturday evening with my family. There was over an hour wait for outdoor seating on the patio (overlooking the boats and water) but we just had some beers at the bar (I drank their chili stout - pretty solid). There were like 10-15 beers on tap - solid selection.

I had the burger which was tasty and the french fries were good. Other people at my table got lobster roll, fish and chips and the steak bomb - everyone enjoyed their food.

After we were seated, we ordered a bottle of their barrel-aged saison, which we were told was aged in merlot and cabernet barrels for 18 months and then bottle conditioned for 6 months. It was $20 but worth it - really, really tasty and unique.

The tables in the restaurant are picnic tables - the indoor ones are very long, and I'm guessing you'd have to share with other people. The outdoor ones were great for 4 people (which we had) and it was a terrific atmosphere.

There were lots of games inside - board games, darts, table shuffleboard, foosball. Definitely a fun place with good beer. (1,050 characters)

Photo of SABERG
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Went for the first time with my sweetheart.
The beer list was full of their offerings. Started with Cask home grown pale ale, quite good.
Octoberfest was also quite good.
Shared mussels, steamed in pale ale and garlic witha hint of mustard. Had fish and chips, both items were excellent.
Service was solid as food was put up by the kitchen any staff member delivered it hot and promptly!
Atmosphere was family friendly, big tables to share, my wife noticed that with 2 football games on, each was using subtitles, while music filled the house. Nice touch.

A trip here is worth the drive, value to price was very good.
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Cape Ann Brewing Company in Gloucester, MA
92 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.