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Cape Ann Brewing Company
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Active Beers: 25
Beer Ratings: 1,375
Beer Avg: 3.69
Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
11 Rogers Street
phone: (978) 282-7399
(Place added by: Todd)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 15 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
Stopped by here on a rainy Wednesday night for trivia night with some friends. Cool looking bar inside. There are big long wooden community tables for seating, plus a large circle of rocking chairs. All kinds of games scattered throughout to occupy people. Two tvs showing the Sox game. Nice looking bar also. Shaped like a boat. The tap handles were on the barrels behind the bar. Service was good. The bartender came over to me as soon as it was my turn to order. There were six beers on tap tonight. I went with two of their seasonals: Sunrise Saison and Eclipse Schwartzbier. Both were good. Prices were $4.50/$5.50 a pint. There was a bit of food available behind the bar: a Thai soup, and slices of pizza for $2. Fun place to hang out. Very cool crowd, as everyone was there to have fun. We ended up winning the trivia night and the gift certificate, so it was a great evening.
08-26-2010 15:11:05 |
More by morebeergood
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I can't believe that there have been only three previous reviews of this place. I really enjoyed my first visit there this week. I stopped by with a friend while traveling home through the area so it was just a two beer stop, and it was a relatively sleepy time of the late afternoon, so it was pretty quiet. But I enjoyed the atmosphere even though it's actually very simple and pretty small. The focal point to me is the small but very cool boat shaped bar. I could see bellying up port side for many hours watching a Sox game and burying many pints of brews. There's some long tables with benches for other seating and a cozy enclave of upholstered furniture if you want to get comfortable with your Greenhorn DIPA while leafing through a copy of Ale Street News or the like. Then there's a dart board and a pool table, a few televisions to keep your brain on idle, throw in some rest rooms and you have one beautiful beer joint. The understated Gloucester fishing village flavor just heightens the atmospheric impression here, but it's definitely not "overboard" or ultra-touristy at all. It's actually a pretty stripped down establishment, but I think it is quietly very unique and neat. It's basically just one room, big enough to support a small crowd. The bartender was pretty friendly and very helpful with the beer chat. The front is all window so you have a view out onto the street which snakes through a wharf-ish neighborhood along the ocean side of Gloucester. They offer some great beer items for those that like a good tee-shirt or sweatshirt, hat, glass, etc. My only gripe was that the growlers cost an additional $8 for the bottle itself, so my DIPA for home was a total of $23. Not that I haven't paid around that much before for a high octane quality brew, but $8 for the bottle alone seems too steep to me (but they are nice bottles I'll grant that). They had a decent selection of beers with a small number of taps and including at least one "big beer" (DIPA) was nice. They had an oyster stout going also which was a little disappointing but at least they were trying. All in all I really look forward to a repeat visit, next time I'll plan on a local hostelry!
05-01-2010 01:41:28 |
More by Durge
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
Stopped by with the fam on a chilly November (read: off-season) Saturday.
3 long sturdy picnic table meet you upon arrival, with a set of 4 rocking chairs in an area near the shuffleboard table (the only I've seen in New England).
All Cape Ann's current offerings are on tap for sampling, pints, or growlers. Fresh and tasty at the source.
They have pizza by the slice avail from a local place if you get hungry. I had one and it was tasty.
Board games are available as well....ranging from Chutes and Ladders for the really young (they are cool with little ones here) to Monopoly and Mastermind for the older folks.
I'm glad I stopped in, will definitely come by again when in the area. The people here (either owners or brewers) are very cool and will chat and/or show you the brewing operation if you want.
12-14-2009 01:15:54 |
More by SunDevilBeer
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
I stopped by here on a Friday afternoon/evening and the place was busy, but not crowded. The bar area has nice decor, the taps are built into a wall made of barrel ends. Very cool. The room is filled with long picnic tables lending the place a very friendly atmosphere.
They had 4 of the beers on tap and all were excellent. Their selection includes 3 year round beers and several seasonal and occasional beers. The bartender was very friendly thoughout the night and knew quite a bit about the beer and local area. Towards the end of the night, the brewer came out and talked to us at the bar about their brewery.
They do not have a kitchen, so the food is limited to items that can be served without cooking. Most of what is available is from other local businesses - pizza from the local pizza place, jerky, smoked fish plates from a local smokehouse. There are many nearby restaurants and the bartender was very helpful when we asked for suggestions. We had dinner and came back later for more beer and to fill our growler.
Keep in mind the hours. Most places in Gloucester close at 9pm (its a fishing town) including this place, so get there early.
10-14-2009 18:22:35 |
More by JimmyK77
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
My wife and I stopped here on a sunny Thursday afternoon because we were in the area and I wanted to see what the taproom was like. It's pretty rustic, with wood floors and wood paneling. There are three long wooden tables with benches and a circle of six rocking chairs (nice touch). Near the rockers is a bookcase with books and games. Two TVs, and a cool bar in the shape of a boat. Also a selection of Tshirts.
There are six rotating taps. When we were there they had Fisherman's Brew, Fisherman's Ale, a barleywine, a bavarian wheat, a schwartzbier, and the doppelbock. The barleywine was excellent, and my wife thoroughly enjoyed the wheat beer.
We didn't have anything to eat; the food menu is slender.
The minimalist tone is satisfying, and we had an enjoyable hour in the rocking chairs. When we get to Gloucester again will be sure to go back.
07-15-2009 22:28:15 |
More by lordofthewiens
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Cape Ann Brewing Company in Gloucester, MA
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