Craft Beer Cellar

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Store

51 Leonard St
Belmont, Massachusetts, 02478-2526
United States

(617) 932-1885 | map
craftbeercellar.com

Notes: Owned and operated by Kate Baker & Suzanne Schalow, formerly of Cambridge Common.
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.76
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
40
pDev:
5.46%
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Ratings by AdamF625:
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Reviewed by AdamF625 from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +5%
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.
Feb 05, 2014
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Rated: 4.5 by kp7 from Massachusetts

Jan 21, 2023
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Reviewed by Holderness from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
This is the flagship CBC store and you can tell. The owners are great to talk with, super knowledgable, down-to-earth, and frequently around the store. You can order almost all of their stock ahead of time online, which is nice. Great selection, decent prices, and a cute storefront. IMO, why bother with the other CBCs in the area when you can just go to this one?
May 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4.29 by morebeergood from Massachusetts

Feb 11, 2019
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Reviewed by Glider from Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
This snug little shop is crammed top to bottom with great beer. Wonderful curated selection, beer events, and knowledgeable staff. They also have an online inventory and put new arrivals on Twitter. Everything can be purchased as a single. Pretty much everything you could ask for in a beer store.

Prices aren’t bad, although being a small store they don’t have much in the way of 12 packs or full cases and the associated discount, but they do give 10% off a mixed case of singles as well as having a rewards program that gives you free $5 gift cards.

This is my go-to place to find new beers to try.
Jan 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4.72 by ebosem from Massachusetts

Mar 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.29 by jheimbigner from Washington

Feb 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4.39 by mklisz from New Hampshire

Jun 13, 2016
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Reviewed by ManapuaMan from Massachusetts

4.64/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
What more can I say about a place with this reputation? Excellent selection for its size, and the vibe is the equivalent of a chill, super friendly beer geek looking to hang out. Nothing snobbish or dismissive. Suzanne introduced herself and then took me on a 10 minute sour-journey. Epic service. A flagship store that truly changed the landscape of the MA retail scene, you'll find everything from Grimm to Logsdon to cheek-puckering sours and everything in between. If you don't ask what's new or what they're drinking these days you're probably missing out.
Dec 30, 2015
 
Rated: 4.61 by SveNss0N from Massachusetts

Sep 29, 2015
 
Rated: 5 by Tim_kast from Massachusetts

Aug 11, 2015
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Rated by Jcorn from Massachusetts

4.84/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
Not a huge place yet somehow a great selections. Top notch service. Helped me pick out 14 different beers. Love the pick &mix.
Jun 20, 2015
 
Rated: 5 by StrayteEDGE from Massachusetts

May 14, 2015
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Reviewed by RBCIPA from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
I LOVE CBC Belmont. There is a huge and very well organized selection of beers. What makes CBC so great is the staff. They know beer but when asking for advice or recommendations they never talk down to you or talk above your beer knowledge. Great place
May 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4.64 by benzalman from California

Apr 08, 2015
 
Rated: 4.36 by HookemHoos from Virginia

Mar 10, 2015
 
Rated: 4.75 by dfecteau from Massachusetts

Jan 28, 2015
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Reviewed by KriekKrazzed from New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +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!
Dec 27, 2014
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Rated by TrilliumFan from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Superb selection, great service, good people
Dec 23, 2014
 
Rated: 4.68 by Kirby2011 from Massachusetts

Dec 09, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by jmilo64 from Maine

Nov 02, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by Saurabhgupta from Massachusetts

Oct 22, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by Boston71 from Massachusetts

Sep 13, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by WesFoxlove from Massachusetts

Sep 01, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by harsley from Massachusetts

Aug 05, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by SuperHop18 from Massachusetts

Jul 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by bruindre from Massachusetts

Jul 08, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by BeerThursdays from Delaware

Jul 05, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by Dicers from California

Jul 01, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by JKV96 from Massachusetts

Jun 16, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by SithLantern from Massachusetts

Jun 13, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by Mini4x from Massachusetts

May 25, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by bigred89 from Maryland

Apr 30, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by dubdrop from Vermont

Apr 21, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by wmtammickiii from Massachusetts

Apr 07, 2014
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Reviewed by datalager from Connecticut

4.86/5  rDev +2.1%
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.
Apr 01, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by mchengcit from Massachusetts

Mar 15, 2014
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Reviewed by hcontos from California

4.93/5  rDev +3.6%
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.
Mar 06, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by Mikeynas from Massachusetts

Mar 04, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by cellardwellersbrew from Arizona

Jan 20, 2014
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Place rating: 4.76 out of 5 with 95 ratings