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Education

Meet Craft Beer Cellar’s Advanced Cicerones™

At Craft Beer Cellar, education is a passion. We love constantly learning about beer, and passing that on to our customers. And we enjoy learning from our customers, too. All of our Beer Geeks are, at minimum, Cicerone Certified Beer… Continue Reading →

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 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 →

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 →

A Craft Beer Cellar Update, From the Source

For eight days, we have stood quietly by and watched many of our front line consumers argue for and against the mission of Craft Beer Cellar. It’s been painful and tough to accept! This industry means the world to us, and… Continue Reading →

Craft Beer Cellar Announces Changes for 2017

A lot of things have changed for us since we opened our first store in Belmont, MA in 2010. One aspect that has not changed is our commitment to amazing beer, hospitality, and education.   There are now over 5,000… Continue Reading →

Co-Founder Suzanne Schalow’s Master Cicerone® Results

I still get very little time off, after nearly six years with Craft Beer Cellar’s flagship store in Belmont, Mass. and, of course, the emergence of Craft Beer Cellar – The Brand; 24 stores open and operating in 11 states,… 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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