CBC blends a passion for fresh, flavorful beer and delicious, imaginative cuisine to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience for greater Boston. Since opening in 1989, CBC has been the destination for diners with adventurous palates and a thirst for both authentic flavors and unique interpretations of classic beer styles. To satisfy these appetites, CBC’s brewmaster and chef routinely collaborate on investigating beer-food pairings and ways in which beer—even brewing ingredients—can transform traditional dishes and inspire new ones. This eagerness to ask ourselves “what if?” has earned us a slew of accolades, a shelf full of awards and devoted customers who are always eager to try what CBC comes up with next.
Phil "Brewdaddy" Bannatyne, Owner
Originally from southern Connecticut, Phil “Brewdaddy” Bannatyne spent his “formative years” in San Francisco. There he acquired an interest in brewing and took classes in Brewing Science at the University of California, Davis. Phil then set off specifically to Cambridge to open a brew-pub. In addition to the bold and innovative beers, Phil is particularly jazzed these days by the culinary and environmentally friendly direction the restaurant has taken in the last few years. Beyond food and beer is family (wife, two kids) and tennis!
Will Meyers, Brewmaster
Will homebrewed his first beer twenty years ago and has subsequently enjoyed a twenty year-long career at CBC. In addition to his authentic interpretations of traditional beers, he crafts unique, adventuresome beers - some of which reference ancient brews of the world and others which break new ground in the art of brewing. His focus on experimentation and the development of CBC’s infamous Barrel Cellar have placed him at the forefront of America’s artisanal brewers. Away from the brewery he is an accomplished home cook, avid reader, winemaker, and sick snowboarder.
David Drew, Executive Chef
Tall, dark and handsome, this Scorpio enjoys long walks on the beach, a good book and not just candle lit dinners but candle light itself. After years or working the rank and file of kitchen life David’s true love for food blossomed under the tutelage of Chef Keith Pooler at Harvest. It was at Harvest David learned the value of seasonal cooking with locally sourced ingredients. He developed relationships with local farmers and purveyors and respects the labor of love that goes into their products. These were lessons he brought with him when he joined the team at C.B.C. in the summer of 2008
Since then he’s continuously sought new and meaningful relationships within his culinary world. When not in the kitchen at the C.B.C., he’s at home cooking for his family and thinking about his next beer. Look for him in the back pumping Creedence Clearwater.
Laura Peters, General Manager
Originally from Cape Cod, Laura moved to Boston in 2003 after high school. She was hired at CBC in 2007 and never left, having found a nice group of people to call friends and family. And to explore her new found love of beer. Outside CBC Laura can be found chasing her three year old son or at local farmers markets. She enjoys cooking and being crafty in her time off.