Idle Hands Craft Ales

Idle Hands Craft AlesIdle Hands Craft Ales
Idle Hands Craft AlesIdle Hands Craft Ales
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

89 Commercial St
Malden, Massachusetts, 02148-5509
United States

(781) 333-6070 | map
idlehandscraftales.com

Notes: Founded in 2010 and based in Malden, Massachusetts.

Hours:
Sun: 12-7p
Mon - Wed: 3-9p
Thu: 3-10p
Fri-Sat: 12-11p
BEER STATS
Average:
4.04
Beers:
59
Reviews:
238
Ratings:
1,170
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.17
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
40
pDev:
9.35%
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Reviews by Seebeej:
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Seebeej from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Jul 17, 2016
More User Reviews:
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MMcdon8267 from Massachusetts

4.86/5  rDev +16.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

The Idle Hands Brewery is close to a T stop. I made multiple trips to pick up cans. The selection may be limited but the quality is very high. I tend to love the NE IPA and other hoppy styles but Idle Hands introduced me to their sours. I look forward to my next visit.

Mar 14, 2019
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mjk3psu from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Great place and nice brewery atmophere

Dec 14, 2018
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Gatch from Rhode Island

4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Cool spot in a nice area. Has a good small brewery vibe and I can imagine it gets lively on weekends. Service from the female bartender was typical blue collar Boston...cold and boring. Cheer up. Selection was good, both on-tap and carry-out. Pricey, but that’s expected for the area. Not bad.

Nov 20, 2018
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Rideguy64 from Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Oct 09, 2018
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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Aug 31, 2018
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ScottP from New Hampshire

4.17/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Jun 24, 2018
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robrio89 from Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Apr 15, 2018
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Prost76 from New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Feb 11, 2018
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jhavs from New Hampshire

4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Open room with a bunch of tables and a large bar. Central opening in the bar to order brews. We grabbed bar stools. Busy but not packed on a Friday night (EBF weekend).

They had a food vendor set up in the corner, excellent bratwurst.

They offer flights, sample pours and full pours. Everything we tried was high quality. The staff was friendly and attentive. The head brewer was behind the bar and did a great job helping us and explaining how some of the brews were made. He also provided excellent descriptions to the bottles they were offering to go.

Standouts were Six Grain (last keg of the year), Adelais and Helga. But we enjoyed all of the offerings.

Will be one of my top choices for stops while in Boston.

Feb 05, 2018
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Samdaddy from Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Loved everything but their pricing - 7.50 for a pint compared to <$5 for the equivalent can seems excessive and would prevent me from going frequently but still a great spot with great beer.

Jan 26, 2018
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JonnyCakes from Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Jan 08, 2018
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Resuin from Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Jan 06, 2018
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OffHeGoes from Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Dec 01, 2017
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KMcGrath from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Nov 24, 2017
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AndrewCataldo23 from Massachusetts

4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Nov 17, 2017
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Boone757 from Virginia

3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Oct 07, 2017
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AndFle86 from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Oct 05, 2017
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Bkelly92 from Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Sep 18, 2017
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Sep 06, 2017
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papposilenus from New Hampshire

4.51/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Aug 31, 2017
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BrewVenture2 from Massachusetts

4.61/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Great chill, industrial, space. I especially loved all the beer steins at the bar. Just cool to look at, if I ever meet the owner I'll have to ask where they all come from. The place was also very clean and had a great growler, tall boy, to-go option right at the bar. Personally, I think they have the best IPA, not overly hoppy and great citrusy undertones, right up my ally! All their beers were good though, highly suggest checking them out.

When last I visited it was a bit of an odd hour (just as they were opening for the day) so only bartender who was a bit pre-occupied with getting things ready for the shift. Nothing wrong with that, but I would've loved to have chatted it up with her, ah well, next time :-)

Aug 31, 2017
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EnthusedAboutBeer from New Jersey

4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Jul 29, 2017
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HurryItsJacob from Massachusetts

3.67/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Jun 21, 2017
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Jcooper0027 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

May 28, 2017
Idle Hands Craft Ales in Malden, MA
Brewery rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 1170 ratings