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Beer Styles

Style of the Month, August 2017: Pale Ales

Pale ales didn’t really exist until the 18th century, when improvements in malt drying technology enabled malt to be kilned dry without heavily toasting the kernels. These new lighter beers were instant successes and would go on to define British… Continue Reading →

3 Beer and Food Pairings for the Summer

Few things are more divine than the perfect beer and food pairing! Craft Beer Cellar co-founders, Kate Baker and Suzanne Schalow, are Certified Cicerones® and collectively share nearly 50 years in the restaurant business. They’ve tinkered with hundreds of recipes… Continue Reading →

Craft Beer Cellar on Tour: Spencer Brewery

The Spencer Brewery is adding “Monk’s Reserve Ale,” a new Belgian-style quad to its storied line-up of American-made Trappist beers. Being America’s only Trappist brewery gives Spencer some unique advantages and some unique challenges when it comes to introducing any… Continue Reading →

Craft Beer Cellar’s Beer of the Month Program

The choices available to craft beer seekers are endless, and growing by the day. It’s a nice problem to have, but it can be hard to decide. So, let us help you with Craft Beer Cellar‘s Beer of the Month program! Every… Continue Reading →

Craft Beer Cellar Style of the Month, May 2017: Farmhouse Ales

Craft Beer Cellar‘s Style of the Month for May is farmhouse ales. But what does that mean, exactly? While farmhouse ale has become synonymous with saison, it is actually a category within which two styles reside: saison and biere de… Continue Reading →

International Beer in the “Drink Local” Era

Where do imported beers fit into today’s “drink local” craft beer picture? That’s the question importers are trying to answer. Artisanal Imports brings in beer from many popular European breweries you will find at Craft Beer Cellar stores across the… Continue Reading →

Craft Beer Cellar Style of the Month, April 2017: IPA

India Pale Ale (IPA) is, by far, the best-selling style in American craft beer. But the style is hardly a new phenomenon.   There is ambiguity as to the origin of the IPA. The most common story you’ll hear is… Continue Reading →

Craft Beer Cellar Style of the Month, February 2017: Porter

  Every month, Craft Beer Cellar highlights a different beer style in its Style of the Month program. We’ll share some of the style’s history, as well as flavor profiles. If you like what you read, ask a Beer Geek… Continue Reading →

Orval Day: March 26th, 2016

On March 26th, 2016, Craft Beer Cellar will honor ‪Orval‬ with tastings and educational sessions at all Craft Beer Cellar locations! The legend began almost 1000 years ago when a widow dropped her wedding ring into a fountain. It was… Continue Reading →

What the F*ck is a Landbier?

We asked this very question when we heard that House Lager, the latest release from Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers in Framingham, MA, was a German Landbier. We were curious as to what this beer was all about but we couldn’t… Continue Reading →

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