Craft Beer Cellar

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PLACE INFO

Type: 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.

Added by Suzanneccll on 10-09-2010

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
92
pDev:
5.46%
 
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Ratings: 92 |  Reviews: 54
Reviews by BeTheBall:
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4.86/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Beautiful and attractievly stocked store on a busy downtown street. Found free 2 hour parking around back, and a rear entrance came in quite handy. Two very friendly and pleasant women asked right away if I needed help, and turned out to be very knowledgable on beer. No BMC at all!! Never seen this before; a bold attitude and marketing plan. I love it. The selection was quite impressive, and I bought 2 mixed six packs, many of which I had not yet tried. There as a cooler section along the left, then further down many bombers and 750's of all styles, and origins. On the right, all beer for the 1st half of the store; warm six packs and bombers. A small display of othe beer related products. Despite the sort of busy location, and about q 10 mimute drive from work (Gordons and Marty's are closer), I will go back. Love the concept and layout, service, and selection.
That being said, the prices are priced a little on the high side, but is Belmont? Check it out.

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Photo of Glider
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 or more.

This is my go-to place to find new beers to try.

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Photo of ebosem
4.72/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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4.29/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mklisz
4.39/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ManapuaMan
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.

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4.61/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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

Photo of Jcorn
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.

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

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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

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4.64/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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4.36/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of KriekKrazzed
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!

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

Superb selection, great service, good people

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4.68/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev -5.5%

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5/5  rDev +5%

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4.75/5  rDev -0.2%

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Craft Beer Cellar in Belmont, MA
Place rating: 4.76 out of 5 with 92 ratings