CBC Bottling Project
After 22 long years of draft-only brewing, we are now producing your favorite CBC beers in bottles!
Our philosophy on brewing hasn’t changed - we make flavor-forward, creative beers featuring local ingredients as an expression of the brewer’s art. As your local brewery we appreciate that CBC is a destination for both craft beer afficianados and people who appreciate high quality, local and sustainable beer and food. But we also recognize that for years you’ve wanted to bring CBC home with you.
Two of our most popular beers, Tripel Threat and The Audacity of Hops will be brewed regularly and available year-round. In the Fall, we’ll make plenty of your gourd-filled favorite, the original Great Pumpkin Ale. Throughout the rest of the year we’ll be brewing up single-batch beers like Bannatyne’s Scotch Ale, Sgt. Pepper, Weekapaug Gruit, Red God, Heather Ale, and more!
We’re proud to be internationally recognized as one of the foremost craft brewers in the U.S., while still maintaining our local focus. In Massachusetts our bottled beers available for sale through our friends at the Craft Brewers Guild. Their handy Beer Finder allows you to search for Cambridge Brewing Company or by individual CBC beer and find better beer stores near you that carry our brands. Additionally, as of 2013 we are offering a limited number of kegs of each beer to restaurants and bars which focus on a quality craft beer program. We are also - very slowly - expanding our availability to our neighboring states in New England (Vermont and Connecticut, we’re headed your way first!) and to a few other select Craft-beer focused cities.
Read on for more information about CBC bottled beers and what’s currently available!
Initially brewed in 1990 by CBC’s first Head Brewer Darryl Goss, Tripel Threat was the first Belgian-style beer ever commercially produced in the U.S.A. Spicy yeast character is balanced by complex malt and citrus notes. Our label pays homage to Darryl’s beloved vintage motorcycle. In 2012 Darryl passed away after a six year battle with ALS, and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this beer will promote research for a cure for Lou Gehrig’s Disease. 10% ALC/VOL.
The Audacity of Hops
Change Is Here!
Liberally hopped to an audacious degree, our Belgian Double IPA reaches across the aisle, bridging the brewing philosophies of old world and new. 10 hop varietals work together to form a delicious coalition with spicy Belgian yeast character. It’s beer we can believe in! 8.0% ALC/VOL, 70+IBU.
Limited Releases Now Available!!
CBC Heather Ale
The Best Day Ever!
The best day of the year comes once every summer when the Brew Crew travels to Westport, MA 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. The only thing better than making this beer is drinking it! 4.4% ALC/VOL.
The Great Pumpkin Ale
This Is It!
New England’s first pumpkin ale is finally in a bottle. Made with fresh MA organic sugar pumpkins and organic MA malt, real pumpkin flavor is complemented by just a touch of spice. All hail the original Great Pumpkin! 4.4% ALC/VOL.
Returning to destroy your palate in November 2013!!
NOT FOR IDLE WORSHIP!
Red God returns to the exaltations of worshippers far and near.
From his celestial perch, he commands this rapturous union of hops and malt and prophesizes our inescapable bitter finish. Beware this vengeful god! 10% ALV/VOL. 80IBU
Returning in 2014!!
Enjoy The Show!
Four fab peppercorns harmonize with spicy hops while rye malt and our Belgian yeast hold down the backbeat. This groovy farmhouse ale is a limited release, far out with food and guaranteed to raise a smile! 6.0% ALC/VOL.
GOLD MEDAL WINNER! 2012 World Beer Cup, Herb and Spice Beer Category
Flower Child I.P.A.
Love the One You’re With!
Get your hop groove on with our latest, Flower Child I.P.A. Its herbal blast of citrus, floral, and piney hops will resonate within you like that glorious guitar solo from your favorite concert ever. It’s a new dawn! 6.5% ALC/VOL.
Previous Releases from the CBC Bottling Project:
Bannatyne’s Scotch Ale
New England winters are tough, but we like it that way. After digging out from another snowy deluge, reward yourself with our traditional, super rich and warming Scotch Ale. 9.2% ALC/VOL.
2012 Vintage Bannatyne’s Scotch Ale bottles are available in super-limited quantity for takeaway from CBC! Shhhhh!!!!
Share the Gruit!
Take a little trip, work on your moves, or just sit back and enjoy the light show in your mind while enjoying this unhopped ale crafted with handpicked brewing herbs, sweet gale, yarrow, and wild rosemary. Share it with phriends and phamily! 5.5% ALC/VOL
Spring Training I.P.A.
Featuring Massachusetts-grown and –malted wheat and focusing on Ahtanum and Palisades hops, which offer a bright palate of springtime flowers and freshly cut grass as opposed to the typical pine and resin notes of most India pale ales. Available only during the brief Boston springtime! 6%ALC/VOL.