Craft Beer Cellar

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PLACE INFO

Type: Store

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

(617) 932-1885 | map
www.craftbeercellar.com

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

Added by Suzanneccll on 10-09-2010

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PLACE STATS
Score:
100
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
89
Avg:
4.72
pDev:
4.24%
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Reviews: 53 | Ratings: 89
Reviews by AndyAvalanche:
Photo of AndyAvalanche
4/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Had heard quite a bit about this place over the last few months and finally took a trip up to Belmont after work one day. Street parking in ta town square area, I actually almost drove right by it. The place was a little physically smaller than I expected, but it wasn't cramped inside, still enough room to move around inside. Beers were lined up all along the sides of the store and along the back with a few displays in middle areas. Everything is extremely organized and neat, you could probably eat off the floor in there. There were 2 workers in there and greeted me as I walked in and offered up any help if I needed any. They also informed me there was a brewery that was offering tastings in the back of the store. The selection was pretty good overall, nothing too huge, but pretty well thought out. Plenty of locals as you walking in, all the big New England area brews, Sam Adams, Harpoon, Smuttynose, Otter Creek, then moves further east as you go along the store. Moves along to Brooklyn, Southern Tier, Troeg's, Founders, Great Divide, Oskar Blues, all the way to the Stone, Lagunitas, North Coast and other breweries on the east coast. The far right has plenty of imports from Europe and Canada, a few Asain beers too. There's a cooler along the left side of the store with most of the above mentioned beers, I think I saw growlers from OPa Opa and berkshire (if it wasn't growlers, there was plenty of each in bottle form). They also had plenty of beer memorabilia like cool glassware and tshirsts. They also had other products from breweries like condiments and marinades which I thought was pretty cool. Their selection ran pretty deep for each brewery, bot nothing I saw made me think the trip would be worth it. I was glad to see they were selling ACBF tickets to promote it. If you're in the area its certainly worth exploring, but don't go too far out of your way. A good above average beer store.

Also they played cool music, not the everyday top 40 crap on the radio.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mklisz
4.39/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of rorykanderson
4.75/5  rDev +0.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | 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.

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Photo of SveNss0N
4.61/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Tim_kast
5/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Jcorn
4.84/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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Photo of StrayteEDGE
5/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of RBCIPA
5/5  rDev +5.9%
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

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4.64/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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4.36/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +0.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of KriekKrazzed
5/5  rDev +5.9%
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!

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Photo of DavidSomers
5/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Superb selection, great service, good people

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Craft Beer Cellar in Belmont, MA
100 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.
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