Cape Ann Brewing Company

Cape Ann Brewing CompanyCape Ann Brewing Company
Cape Ann Brewing CompanyCape Ann Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

11 Rogers Street
Gloucester, Massachusetts, 01930
United States

(978) 282-7399 | map
capeannbrewing.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.72
Beers:
45
Reviews:
920
Ratings:
2,085
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.16
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
48
pDev:
8.41%
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Reviews by Tarps68:
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Tarps68 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Aug 24, 2014
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TrojanRB from California

4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Dec 15, 2019
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DanielFusco from Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | food: 3

IPA is the best of three, though there were eight there. Beer and Bites Melrose.

Apr 07, 2019
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Rideguy64 from Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Oct 09, 2018
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JohnofUpton from Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Jul 21, 2018
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TheHawk99 from Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Nov 13, 2017
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HurryItsJacob from Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Jun 21, 2017
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sbuchert from Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Feb 15, 2017
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2ellas from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25

Sep 26, 2016
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MilaMila from Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

May 10, 2016
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Oidmoe from Austria

4.41/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Apr 14, 2016
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scxcrunner from Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Oct 19, 2015
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trevorpost from Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

May 22, 2015
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WoostaBia from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Great experience: live music, great food and beer selection in a beautiful rustic setting.

May 04, 2015
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misternebbie from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Feb 10, 2015
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mynie from Maryland

4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Adorable little joint, located right on the Cape. The taproom is long and woody, with broad communal tables, booths, and a bar. TVs played softly, the crowd was made up almost entirely of friendly locals, and the staff were quite friendly.

Seriously, a very nice atmosphere. 100% laid back and without the smallest hint of pretentiousness. Sometimes I like the bustling antiseptic feel of your hipper and more brightly lit joints, but more often than not I'd prefer to simply sit back and drink.

The beer is old school east coast craft, with a strong focus on balance and English influences peaking through. I would have guessed the place opened up in the mid 90's, but it's actually only about 10 years old. Huh. Anyhow, there's nothing bad about not being excessively hop-forward, not offering anything barrel aged, and not crapping out an array of middling sours, but this lack of newness might turn off some of the more scene-conscious beersmen.

There's about 10 offerings, with a beer for every mood so long as you're not in the mood for something XTreme.

Food was standard pub fare. Having lived in New England less than 6 months, I'm still getting used to the wondrousness of having fresh seafood available all the time, so I don't quite know how their clams stack up against those of your average pub. So... it was good, is all I can say. I might have been more impressed than I should have been.

Jan 20, 2015
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costanzo_mike from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Nov 22, 2014
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vonnerbeer from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Nov 17, 2014
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PortLargo from Florida

4/5  rDev -3.8%

Convenient location in Gloucester with ample parking. Bartenders seem to be very knowledgeable. Pub-grub is a little better than average. Beer selection is pretty decent by any standards. Some brews are only average, but a few real winners (Dead Eye DIPA). Also, they had a cask IPA at room temp during my visit. About the only negative is they serve many of their brews in a shaker glass. They offer tours during the day and if you ask politely they will work with your schedule.

Sep 29, 2014
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Bierman9 from New Hampshire

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%

My Ladies and I swung by here today for lunch, after a not-so-successful whale watch.

The Pub was easily found on the waterfront, a short walk from our whale watch boat. Gorgeous day that it was (and is!), we scored seats outside on the patio, under the canopy. Inside, past the hostess station, was a long bar running to the rear along the left. Many picnic tables were set about, of the big, solid, polished variety. Place had lots of light, solid wood, and it was fairly bright. A very convivial setting. The patio had more big-ass picnic tables, almost all in the shade. The view out over the harbor is superb! On tap were about 10 biers, from barleywine to amber, koelsch to pilsner, milk stout to DIPA. The two I quaffed (DIPA and barleywine) were very solid.

Our server, and the whole staff, were exceedingly friendly and accomodating, from the basics of getting our food and drinks, to taking some pictures and chatting about the area. Food was solid pub food (had 2 steak subs, a burger, and chicken tenders, plus nachos). Tasty, though a tad pricy, but consider the setting. All in all, a very pleasant experience! Zum Wohl!

4.33/5 rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.20 | service: 4.30 | selection: 4.40 | food: 4.15 | $$$

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Aug 19, 2014
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abandini from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Jun 29, 2014
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jarrodddd from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Jun 24, 2014
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NJBeer265 from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Jun 01, 2014
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alexx93 from Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

May 06, 2014
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ericatomten from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Apr 24, 2014
Cape Ann Brewing Company in Gloucester, MA
Brewery rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 2085 ratings