Craft Beer Cellar

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

24 Reviews
Craft Beer CellarCraft Beer Cellar
PLACE INFO

Type: Store, Homebrew Store

3 Elm St
Waterbury, Vermont, 05676-1802
United States

(802) 882-8034 | map
craftbeercellar.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
144
Avg:
4.49
pDev:
2.23%
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Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 144
Reviews by Roguer:
Photo of Roguer
4.63/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

This place was straight up awesome. The selection was huge and fantastic, with tons of beers from around the world, in varying styles, in large quantities.

The staff was very knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly; good dudes to chat with about craft beer.

They provide a good deal of brewing equipment, too, meaning this can really be your one stop for everything beer.

This has to be considered a must-stop bottle shop in the area.

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Photo of MatthewWalters
4.49/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Abbbp
4.17/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I can see how on a good day this place would have a solid selection as its the crossroads of Beer, Vermont. I just went on a sunday and well, that's not the best day. Very clean. Tons of glassware if that's your thing as well.

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.65/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

BA says this place is world class for a store, and yea it pretty much is. The selection is carefully thought out to maximize floor place, tons of goodies if you know what to look for. None of the bottles seemed old and there was a vast array of local, domestic, and international choices.

I had 2 employees kindly ask if I needed any help, which is unusual for a beer store, but was appreciated. Everyone seemed friendly.

Walked away with some Oatmeal Yeti (since we can't get Great Divide in CT) along with The Brettanomyces Incident from Burlington Beer. The Sip of Sunshine cozies that fit 16oz cans at the register sealed the deal! Will go back again in a heartbeat.

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Photo of zotzot
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of puftdank
4.68/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of scottbrew4u
4.4/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jhavs
4.57/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

This is a craft beer cellar in one of the biggest beer travel towns in the country. Not much explaining necessary. They get the popular locals like Heady Topper and Sip of Sunshine and post the availability. Keep a well rotated selection of national craft beers and have a decent tap list available for growler fills. The location is great, the building I a cool old brick building. Big front windows, ample cooler space. They have some local food products and glassware from local breweries.

The staff is friendly, helpful, and the owner seems like a great guy.

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Photo of zimm421
4.37/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Barracudas
4.57/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

I stopped by to see if I could pick up some good beers, their selection was underwhelming. Not a bad place to stop, but not impresed. They did have glassware from different breweries, t-shirts, hats, etc. which was nice.

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Photo of JratBones
3.1/5  rDev -31%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 2.25 | selection: 4

Photo of SveNss0N
4.57/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of xtonytx
4.58/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of ScottP
4.86/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.34/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Visited the evening of April 8.

V: Seemed good, if laid-back. It's a nice beer store with a lot of selection in a smallish space.

Q: Clean, lots of room, great and well-ordered cold and room temperature offerings.

Service: Good, gave me a good idea I would not have come up with. A little too laid-back, though.

Sel: Plenty of it in a small space.

Good place to stop in Waterbury.

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Photo of jcoleMA66
4.82/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Miccal
4.31/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

walking into this wonderful old brick storefront the first thing I noticed was the beer was treated like fine wines - finally! The selection is really great, they could use some more stouts but I managed to find a beer that I have been looking for all over the state. The service was friendly and chatty, but not overbearing. Overall a great place to add to my month beer rounds...

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.61/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of bluehende
4.68/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Jeff_Hallam
3.84/5  rDev -14.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of emottram
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of harsley
4.66/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.39/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of KGilmour
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ShakeRaul
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Great beer store. I was amazed by the selection available. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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Craft Beer Cellar in Waterbury, VT
97 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.
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