Lamplighter Brewing Co.

Our goal is to make beer that you’ve never had anywhere else (or at least that you can't find very easily), but beer that is still drinkable and enjoyable. We want to use tradition as a launching point, and add complexity and depth with our choice of yeast and ingredients. Expect to see a lot of Brettanomyces fermentations, a lot of sour, a lot of funk, and a lot of fun. We hope when you see the name Lamplighter on a menu or label, you’ll have a good idea that you’re in for something creative and delicious.

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Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

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Reviews

Fantastic brewery. I work in the industry. Tonight, Bri was taking care of my party and she was more than knowledgeable but also very intuitive. If your interested in great new breweries in the Boston Area be sure to check this one off your list. Cheers to lamplighter.

In general though have 10+ beer options. A rotating kitchen that rotates their menu, limited to in options. Though I haven't tried the food, I've heard good things, also you can order out or bring your own food. Prices for beer are extremely fair. Good crowd, but with enough space that you'll find somewhere to hang out.

Fun little brewery in Cambridge. Service was a little slow but they were fairly busy. We tried their two flights and ended up loving the Welcome to the Jungle flight. We also ordered a small plate of their queso which was unique, but not bad. Enjoyed having beers here though!

We never know what we are going to find when we walk into Lamplighter. If you are a true beer person this is the best brewery in Boston. Their rotation is always clever and every time they take off one of my favorite beers it seems the replacement is even better. I love how they experiment with new ingredients and new techniques yet always stay true to brewing great beer. You will not find a better staff...nothing is a problem for any of their employees.

Walked in here at around 2pm on a Thursday. It wasn't busy so I sat at the bar to get a drink. The bartender walked by me several times and after 15 minutes she still hadn't asked me what I wanted and I couldn't get her attention. She seemed to be preoccupied with other things and actually left the area entirely for a good chunk of time. So, I walked out and won't come back... There's too much good (and better) beer to deal with service like Lamplighter provides. I've had bad service experiences here before but nothing this bad.

Parking is very hard to find! You'll probably have to find a lot that's a mile away or if you're lucky, you'll be able to find parking on the street. Came...

Beers

Birds of A Feather

IPA - New England

A New England-style IPA brewed with Mosaic, Citra, Columbus. Birds has become a staple of our roster because of its fruit-forward hop flavors of dank citrus and passionfruit, coupled with a smooth finish. The beer takes its name from the Phish cult-classic of the same name. Tasting Notes: Spruce, Lemongrass, Blueberry

ABV: 6.8, IBU: 0

reviews: 6349

Rabbit Rabbit

IPA - New England

A dangerously drinkable New England-style double IPA brewed with Citra, Amarillo, and Idaho 7. This beer is a veritable juice bomb, boasting huge hop flavors of mango, melon, and ripe fruit. Kick back and hop to it! Tasting notes: Tropical, Hop Candy, Ripe Mango

ABV: 8.5, IBU: 0

reviews: 6196

Stardust

IPA - American

An IPA brewed with Summit, Simcoe, and Amarillo. Honeydew hits the palate first, followed by a bit of bitterness and a blast of hop flavor. Think pink-colored Starburst. Named in honor of the Bowie fan in all of us, with a slight nod to a special heroine from Star Wars. Tasting Notes: Citrus, Pine, zest

ABV: 6.2, IBU: 65

reviews: 3952

Werewolves of Cambridge

Porter - American

Our house porter brewed with a variety of black, crystal, and English malts. With a smooth, roasty body and a ton of toffee and chocolate goodness, this beer is bound to get you howling. Werewolves is particularly drinkable for its style, keeping things more tame than an all-out boozy or syrupy porter. Named after Warren Zevon’s classic ballad, “Werewolves Of London.” Awooooo! Tasting Notes: Robust Coffee, Treacle, Dark Fruit

ABV: 7.3, IBU: 25

reviews: 3251

Lucid Nonsense

IPA - American

An oat IPA brewed with El Dorado and Centennial. Lucid leans more West Coast than East, sporting pine and citrus flavors that linger on the palate thanks to the addition of body-boosting oats. This beer takes its name from a spaceship in The Culture series. Tasting Notes: Orange, Resin, Citrus Zest

ABV: 6.5, IBU: 65

reviews: 3026

Pressure Drop

Pale Ale - American

A New England-style pale ale brewed with Citra and Hull Melon. This beer is apricot- and melon-forward, with a balanced malt profile to boot. Those light and hoppy flavors converge for one drinkable, out-of-this-world crusher. Named after a spaceship in The Culture series. Tasting Notes: Kiwi, Melon, Pine

ABV: 5, IBU: 0

reviews: 2589

Major Tom

IPA - New England

Ground Control? This is Major Tom, our New England-style IPA brewed 100% with Galaxy. This Bowie-inspired beer boasts bold flavors of passionfruit and mango, alongside a creamy mouthfeel and smooth finish. Just don’t forget your protein pills and helmet. Tasting Notes: Peach, Passionfruit, Mango

ABV: 6.8, IBU: 0

reviews: 1963

Metric Systems

Sour - Gose

A gose brewed with sea salt and toasted coriander. This traditional German sour wheat ale is refreshing and light, with notes of orange peel and lemon. It’s less tart and sour than a typical gose, with more emphasis on maintaining a medley of all the ingredients. This beer is kettle-soured from the addition of Lactobacillus cultures during the brewing process, which gives it that tang and tart punch. Named in honor of the German auto shop that occupied our space before us.

ABV: 3.4, IBU: 15

reviews: 2002

Lawyers, Guns & Honey

IPA - American

An IPA brewed with Amarillo, El Dorado, and 240 pounds of raw honey. While the addition of that much honey may scream sweet, this beer is quite balanced. Citrusy and floral hop notes lead to a slightly dry finish, with a touch of lingering sweetness. In other words, this beer is all of your hop and honeycomb-dipped dreams in liquid form. Named after our unofficial brewhouse anthem, “Lawyers, Guns, and Money” by Warren Zevon. Tasting Notes: Citrus, Floral, Honey

ABV: 7, IBU: 0

reviews: 1930

Cuppa

Pale Ale - English

A British pale ale infused with coffee from our friends at Longfellows. A light and fruity Ethiopian roast is added at the end of the brewing process to preserve as much coffee flavor as possible. The finished beer is made up of about 10% coffee. That slight addition gives this beer just enough of a coffee kick to accentuate its mild flavors of malt, pecan, and biscuit. Tasting Notes: Toffee, Toasted Pecan, Bright

ABV: 4.7, IBU: 0

reviews: 1854

So Much For Subtlety: Citra

IPA - Imperial / Double

Our rotating double IPA series. Each batch of this beer highlights a different hop addition, presenting ever-changing hop flavors atop the same base beer. This time with Citra.

ABV: 8.5, IBU: 80

reviews: 1573

So Much For Subtlety: El Dorado

IPA - Imperial / Double

Our rotating double IPA series. Each batch of this hoppy beer highlights a different hop addition, presenting everchanging hop flavors atop the same base beer. Another beer named after a spaceship in The Culture series. This time with El Dorado.

ABV: 8.5, IBU: 0

reviews: 1447

Group Theory

Pale Wheat Ale - American

A light and smooth wheat ale brewed with honey and chamomile. This beer is brewed with grains from Valley Malt and chamomile flowers sourced by MEM Tea. The final piece of the equation — raw honey from Sleeping Bear Farms — gives this beer a lovely, dry finish.

ABV: 5.1, IBU: 0

reviews: 1353

Bunnies

IPA - New England

A double dry-hopped IPA brewed with Azacca and Nelson Sauvin hops. This beer is the lower alcohol, offspring version of our Rabbit Rabbit double IPA. Bunnies is built on a similar malt bill as Rabbit Rabbit, and uses the same strain of yeast, but features a different mix of hops to lend flavors of melon, peach, and pineapple. Kick back, relax, and hop to it!

ABV: 6.5, IBU: 0

reviews: 1343

Easy Tiger Brett IPA

IPA - American

A 100% Brett-fermented IPA hopped with Amarillo and El Dorado. Easy Tiger possesses a more hop-forward profile than our other Brett-based offerings: complex, fruity, tropical flavors of grilled pineapple and black pepper quickly combine with earthy, dank flavors from the wild yeast. The beer takes it name from a craft beer bar in Austin, Texas, where the vision for Lamplighter’s funky and tasty beers was first realized. Welcome to the jungle…Tasting Notes: Mango, Pineapple, Savory

ABV: 6.4, IBU: 75

reviews: 1289

Lion Eyes Brett IPA

IPA - American

A 100% Brett IPA brewed with Sorachi Ace and Citra hops. This is the second pitch of our Easy Tiger brett yeast. While Easy Tiger is more fruit-forward, Lion Eyes is fermented at a cooler temperature, which restricts the production of the those fruity and funky flavors. Instead, this beer finishes with a dry, champagne-y taste that’s more expected from a Brett-fermented beer. Expect some slightly subdued funk, a bit of apple and pear flavor, and an effervescent finish. Welcome to the jungle...Tasting Notes: Hay, Dry, Funky

ABV: 6.8, IBU: 75

reviews: 1164

After Midnight

Stout - Imperial / Double

An imperial stout brewed with bourbon Madagascar vanilla beans and over 200 pounds of Vermont maple syrup. If you’re looking for a festive fall beer to welcome in the colder months, look no further: Decadent and rich flavors of vanilla, espresso, and chocolate cake envelop the tongue at first sip. As this beer warms, more complex flavors of black coffee, roasted marshmallow, and molasses will start to surface. Pairs well with chilly fall nights, bonfires, and worn flannel. Tasting Notes: Chocolate Cake, Espresso, Creamy Vanilla

ABV: 9, IBU: 0

reviews: 1081

Sound & Vision With Raspberries

Sour - Ale

Our rotating fruited sour series. Each batch of this beer highlights a different fruit addition, bolstered by a clean and tart kettle-soured base beer.

ABV: 5.7, IBU: 0

reviews: 1082

The Upsidedown

Saison / Farmhouse Ale

A smooth and spicy dark saison. Think of this beer as a cross between a brown ale and a true-to-style saison. Here, dark malts and a punch of toffee lead to an effervescent and zesty finish from the Belgian yeast. Despite the style, this beer stays mild enough to entrance more discerning drinkers. Cross over responsibly. Tasting Notes: Malty, Toffee, Spicy

ABV: 7.8, IBU: 0

reviews: 1091

Blitzen

Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Christmas, spice, and everything nice! Our holiday Belgian strong ale is brewed in observance of the winter season, with massive flavors of malt, brown sugar, and chocolate-covered cherry. Cozy up, take a long sip, and let this red-hued delight bring some color to your night. Tasting Notes: Plum, Cherry, Nutmeg

ABV: 8.8, IBU: 5

reviews: 1045

Lit

Witbier

Double Belgian-style Witbier brewed with lavender, coriander, orange peel, and peppercorn. This witbier plays homage to a traditional style, but with our twist of adding a bit of lavender in. The addition of wheat in the grain bill give this beer a silky smooth mouthfeel, complemented by tangy flavors of spice and Belgian phenols. Lighters up! Tasting Notes: Spice, Lavender, Pepper

ABV: 6.8, IBU: 0

reviews: 948

Leopard King

Pale Ale - American

A 100% Brett-fermented pale ale hopped with Centennial and Idaho 7, formerly released as Mad Hatter. This beer is the third in our series of 100% Brett-fermented beers, accompanying Easy Tiger and Lion Eyes. Here, a funky and mild yeast presence melds with flavors of grapefruit pith, tropical fruit, and a hint of clove. This beer is a touch more drinkable than its animal companions, but still carries enough funk and hay flavor to keep the palate guessing. Welcome to the jungle...Tasting Notes: Hay, Grapefruit, Clove

ABV: 6.2, IBU: 0

reviews: 885

So Much For Subtlety: Centennial

IPA - Imperial / Double

Our rotating double IPA series. Each batch of this hoppy beer highlights a different hop addition, presenting everchanging hop flavors atop the same base beer. Another beer named after a spaceship in The Culture series. This time with Centennial

ABV: 8, IBU: 0

reviews: 887

Watchman

IPA - White

A session wheat IPA brewed with Hallertau Blanc hops. Soft yet punchy flavors of white grape, peach, and pear help ease the palate into a wheaty, full-bodied finish. This beer’s low alcohol content classifies it as a session beer, which simply means you can put a few back in one sitting without feeling like you got run over by a train the next day. At one time, a Watchman was in charge of lighting lamps around town and keeping guard over the town until morning. We felt the name and occupation suited this beer and its drinkability. Tasting Notes: Peach, Gooseberry, White Grape

ABV: 4.8, IBU: 0

reviews: 853

Danger Zone

Sour - Ale

A dry-hopped kettle sour ale brewed with Lemondrop hops. This beer keeps things tart and lively from the addition of Lactobacillus, and features prominent aromas of lime, lychee, and grapefruit. Those smells set the stage for refreshing notes of Meyer lemon, ripe melon, and just a hint of pine resin. Grab a glass and enter the Danga’ Zone!

ABV: 5.3, IBU: 0

reviews: 857