Cambridge Brewing Company

Established in 1989, Cambridge Brewing Company is the oldest brewpub in the greater Boston area serving fresh handcrafted beer and food made with local ingredients.

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Monday: 11:30 AM – 11:45 PM
Tuesday: 11:30 AM – 11:45 PM
Wednesday: 11:30 AM – 11:45 PM
Thursday: 11:30 AM – 11:45 PM
Friday: 11:30 AM – 12:45 AM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 12:45 AM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:45 PM

Reviews

A landmark brewpub, and a solid family favorite. We stop here every time we're in the area. Beers range from solid standards like the Porter and pilsner to brilliantly adventuresome experiments. A consistently excellent beer range. Food is similarly smart and well-executed, service has always been top-notch. Top Ten.

CBC is a solid spot to grab a bite and enjoy a couple unique beers. They brew a wide variety of beers, so all tastes can be satisfied. I do not believe you can get their beer anywhere else, so it's worth stopping in to try their offerings. The food is good. It's a little on the expensive side for what it is (high end pub fare), but the beer is main attraction. The atmosphere is usually good if maybe a little crowded. Servers sometimes seem a little annoyed by people being there and being indecisive about what to order, which can be offputting but the service is still reasonably quick. It's worth checking out if you're looking for a casual meal and beer in Cambridge.

They always have great beer on tap. You'll never be bored. The beer is always changing and they try to be creative: smoked porters, beers brewed with bottle cap candy, and yuzu flavored beers. Don't miss the chicken tenders and the root beer nachos!

While I am not huge on their standard beers, their rotating and special event / special release beers are great. Food is also consistently good. The patio / courtyard space is great when the weather is nice out. If you're ever in the Kendall Square area this is a great option.

Good beer. I had a good time here. The wings are SUPER spicy. A little too spicy for me to actually taste the flavor and enjoy.

Cambridge Brewing Company is a great, chill place to grab a beer and some pub food before heading to a movie at Kendall Cinema. I wouldn't go here on a...

Beers

Flower Child IPA

IPA - American

This American-style IPA stands head and shoulders above its hoppy brethren, blending pale and honey malts to balance the palate without interfering in your herbal reverie, and creating a new American classic.

ABV: 6.5, IBU: 60

reviews: 21896

The Audacity of Hops

IPA - Belgian

ABV: 8, IBU: 70

reviews: 10141

Sgt. Pepper

Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Brewed with Pilsner, CaraVienne, and Rye malts, plus Magnum and Spalter hops. But the driving force behind this beer is the contribution from whole Black, Green, White, and Pink peppercorns. Added to the brewkettle, these four fab peppercorns harmonize with spicy hops while the malted rye and our Belgian yeast hold down the backbeat.

ABV: 6, IBU: 0

reviews: 7560

Remain In Light

Pilsner - Other

Pilsner malt and flaked rice provide sweet cereal grain notes while German and Czech hops add spiciness and a balanced bitterness to the finish. Cold fermented and aged with a German lager yeast, the palate is clean with a snappy finish.

ABV: 5, IBU: 0

reviews: 7106

The Great Pumpkin Ale

Pumpkin / Yam Beer

CBC’s Great Pumpkin Ale is brewed with over 150 pounds of fresh, locally grown, organic sugar pumpkins in each batch, and it has an appropriately distinct orange hue. The subtle fresh pumpkin flavor is enhanced by the addition of a touch of traditional autumn spices, and is guaranteed to please even the most finicky of harvest-time ale fanatics. Come raise a glass in honor of the Great Pumpkin!

ABV: 5.4, IBU: 0

reviews: 6262

Tripel Threat

Belgian Tripel

ABV: 10, IBU: 0

reviews: 5187

Working Class Hero

Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Barley, wheat, rye and oats combine with hops and citrus peel in this new American saison. Created by men and women who have forged their own paths to craft your beer, here’s a liquid reward for heroic people everywhere who take pride in an honest day’s work.

ABV: 4.75, IBU: 75

reviews: 4827

Cambridge Amber

Red Ale - American Amber / Red

Well balanced, medium-bodied, with a deep amber-red color, this beer's complex palate covers all the bases. A malty caramel sweetness is followed by notes of chocolate and a dry, slightly roasty finish, complemented by a touch of fruity, spicy hops.

ABV: 4.9, IBU: 0

reviews: 4447

Tall Tale Pale Ale

Pale Ale - American

Big and bold, our Pale Ale distinguishes itself by its huge, fresh hop aroma and flavor. A combination of Cascade and Centennial hops gives this beer its nectarious flavor.

ABV: 5.8, IBU: 0

reviews: 3218

Charles River Porter

Porter - American

Deep and dark, full-bodied and robust, our Porter is crammed full of rich, roasted malt character. With underlying notes of fruitness, caramel and toffee, it finishes with a strong hop presence.

ABV: 6, IBU: 0

reviews: 2803

Red God

Red Ale - Imperial / Double

ABV: 9, IBU: 0

reviews: 2938

Spring Training IPA

IPA - American

You want an IPA, you’ve got one, but with a twist! “Spring Training” breezes in like a breath of fresh air, ready to awaken your senses from a long, cold winter. Crafted primarily of New England-grown pale malts, the recipe also incorporates Belgian carapils and wheat malts to contribute to the beer’s complex body and straw-golden color. Ahtanum and Palisades hops, both relative newcomers on the hop varietal scene, were chosen for their essence of wildflowers and freshly-cut grass, evocative of springtime breezes. This is in contrast to the piney, earthy and resiny characteristics of most IPAs. In addition to extensive kettle hopping the beer is dry-hopped with even Ahtanums to satisfy your hop-craving.

ABV: 6, IBU: 0

reviews: 2629

Big Man IPA

IPA - American

CBC's winter seasonal I.P.A.

ABV: 6.8, IBU: 0

reviews: 2548

You Enjoy My Stout

Stout - Russian Imperial

THE CROWD GOES WILD! A smooth bass line of roasted notes establishes the deep end beneath arpeggios of complex chocolate malt, while power chords of caramelized grain open up to an extended malty jam. Black barley teases treacle character and wades into a velvety sea of oak-derived vanilla and toasted coconut tones. Sustained improvisation of fruitiness modulates to an intense finale, and encores with a rich, espresso-roasted reprise, a capella.

ABV: 10.5, IBU: 0

reviews: 2630

Morning Dew

Saison / Farmhouse Ale

With elder flowers and dry hopped with Nelson Sauvin.

ABV: 5.5, IBU: 0

reviews: 2603

Heather Ale

Spiced / Herbed Beer

The best day of the year comes once every summer when the Brew Crew and friends travel to Westport on Massachusetts’ Atlantic Coast to pick fresh heather flowers. After a long day of toiling in the sun, we hustle home and add them to the kettle to create our world famous Heather Ale.Brewed with imported Scottish floor-malted barley, fresh hand-harvested heather flowers are added to the kettle during the boil along with sweet gale and lavender, with a further addition of fresh heather and yarrow to the conditioning tanks.

ABV: 5, IBU: 0

reviews: 1988

The Brett Conspiracy

American Wild Ale

Our 26th Anniversary Beer — Barrel fermented wild ale w/ oats, raw wheat and buckwheat. Floral and fruity, notes of pineapple and guava, clean cereal grains, super dry finish.

ABV: 5.75, IBU: 0

reviews: 1593

Hefeweizen

Hefeweizen

Every batch of CBC HefeWeizen is brewed with Massachusetts-grown organic wheat, which has been malted for us by our friends in Hadley, MA at Valley Malt. By the way, Weisse (white) and Weizen (wheat) are two interchangeable terms in regards to naming this style, and the words mit hefe (with yeast) indicate that this is an unfiltered beer. So enjoy your summer with a cold CBC HefeWeizen, and show your support for sustainable, organic farms and small businesses in Massachusetts!

ABV: 5.5, IBU: 0

reviews: 1380

Brett Sematary

American Wild Ale

ABV: 5.25, IBU: 0

reviews: 1355

Cerise Cassée

American Wild Ale

Cerise Cassée is a complex beer in both process and palate. Multiple fermentations begin in stainless steel with our house ale yeast, then spontaneous refermentation and aging along with 300 pounds of sour cherries takes place in the infamous CBC barrel cellar.

ABV: 7.75, IBU: 0

reviews: 1109

Le Saisonniere

Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Our grisette is a hazy, bright gold from a complex grist of organic pilsner and wheat malts, plus organic oats, rye, and buckwheat. Subtly hopped with Spalt and Hallertauer hops which contribute balance and a hint of floral character, though the grains are really on display. Tart fruity, spicy grain flavors come from the rye and buckwheat and are bolstered by spice notes and hints of citrus from a special guest yeast strain, that of the famous Brasserie d’Achouffe. A session beer with Belgian ancestry, this seemingly simple biére de table is surprisingly complex. Served in a traditional tulip glass to emphasize the glowing effervescence and special nature of this delightful little beer

ABV: 4, IBU: 0

reviews: 1144

Arquebus

Barleywine - American

An arquebus was a primitive firearm which came into use in the 15th Century, and was a predecessor to the musket and rifle. A smoothbore with a flared muzzle, similar but more refined and accurate than its predecessor the Blunderbuss (ah, there’s the thematic association, Blunderbuss being our winter barleywine…)

ABV: 14, IBU: 0

reviews: 1094

Regatta Golden

Golden Ale

Brewed in the tradition of the fresh, blond ales of Cologne, Germany, our Golden ale is light in body, crisp and very refreshing. Its soft malt flavor is balanced by delicate, spicy hop flavors and finishes.

ABV: 4.2, IBU: 0

reviews: 823

The Fog That Surrounds

IPA - Imperial / Double

ABV: 8, IBU: 0

reviews: 923

Blunderbuss

Barleywine - American

Once again the brewers at CBC have thrown caution to the wind in our latest annual effort to create the biggest, baddest, strongest, bestest beer around. Double-mashed with nearly a ton of malt, five different hops, and cold-aged several months with French Limousine oak, this extraordinary, complex ale boasts flavors and aromas of caramel, dried fruit, vanilla, oak, toffee, spicy hops, and a warming alcohol finish. Very rich and full-bodied, it is unfiltered and unfined.

ABV: 12.75, IBU: 0

reviews: 862

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