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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Reviews by KBrennan1000:
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4.73/5  rDev -0.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Craft Beer Cellar is the kind of store I dream about. Small shop (square footage-wise) with a serious selection of beer. Glassware and tshirts from several breweries, along with a nice little collection of beer-centric books for sale. The area towards the back where tastings are held was well set up and out of the way of most foot traffic so as not to impede shoppers. The layout of the beer section was a little confusing to me, though if I wasn't on a bit of a time crunch I probably could have figured out the pattern. The store had a slightly crowded feel to it but that could partly be because of all the people crowding around the tiny Boston Terrier puppy who was making friends with what seemed to be a large black Newfoundland by the register. It was pretty awesome. I do think that the small space was well utilized, though. I'm curious to see what a slightly larger Craft Beer Cellar would look like but this was without a doubt a place I would enthusiastically spend my paycheck every week. I hope they open a shop closer to me.

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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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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

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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

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

Superb selection, great service, good people

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