The CBC Bottling Project
CBC was founded in 1989 as a draft only brewery-restaurant. After 22 years of hearing our fans ask “When are you going to start bottling?” we finally gave in. In 2011 we began bottling small amounts of some CBC classics. 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 aficionados 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.
The Bottling Project production is run quite like the brew schedule at the brewpub – single batches of rotating CBC favorites. Look for Tripel Threat and The Audacity of Hops to be regularly available throughout the year, with additional beers released about every other month (Like Flower Child IPA, Heather Ale, Red God, and more!). We do this by sharing facilities with our friends at Ipswich Ale Brewery in Ipswich, MA and at Wachusett Brewing Company in Westminster, MA. While their staffs assist in running the brewhouse, cleaning tanks, and running the packaging line, we are always there to direct the brewday, monitor fermentations, dryhop beers, and make sure that the beer we brew in Ipswich or Westminster is indistinguishable from what we brew here at CBC and of the highest possible quality. We’re proud to say that this is a contract brewing situation where we have full participation in and control over our beer, and full cooperation from the team at each host brewery.
Additionally, through our distribution network, we offer a limited amount of draught beer to restaurants and bars which focus on a quality craft beer program. We are also slowly expanding our availability to our neighboring states in New England and to a few other select Craft-beer focused cities across the U.S. We hope you’ll come along for the ride!