Modern Homebrew Emporium — Cambridge, MA


2304 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140-1812

Phone: (617) 498-0400

Monday – Wednesday 10am – 7pm
Thursday – Friday 10am – 8 pm
Saturday 9am – 7pm
Sunday 10am – 6pm

All Stores will be closed for the following Holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

The Modern Brewer opened in Cambridge in 1990. After a few years it relocated to Davis Square, evolving into a brew-on-premise. You may recall their Fat Cat ESB. Unfortunately, this move proved to be too much and the business went back to retail at its original location.

In 2001, Roger and Bruce stopped in, the owner wanted to move on, and the Modern Brewer became the Modern Homebrew Emporium.

Today, Eamon Poplin and his helpful staff focus on personal interaction with everything from helping you select the best hops  for that IPA you’re brewing, to advising you which mash tun would be best for the all-grain system you’re planning.

Looking for something to do? Check out our calendar of local events!

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Many thanks to all who came out to our Harvesting Hops Workshop tonight! Glad to hear how many of our customers are looking forward to harvesting their own hops this season, and how many plan to take advantage of wet-hopping! ... See MoreSee Less

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Best of Boston Homebrew Competition

Oct 18, 12:00am

Boston, MA

This competition welcomes all homebrewers who live within the I-495 loop around the Boston metropolitan area to submit up to two entries. Beer registration and drop-off opens 18 October 2014. There is...

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Wednesday Workshop: Cider

Sep 9, 7:30pm

Modern Homebrew Emporium

Interested in learning how to make cider? Join shop manager Éamon Poplin in a lively discussion about making this quinessential New England brew!

Modern Homebrew Emporium shared Jack's Abby Brewing's event.

Anyone want a job at one of the *best* craft breweries in the US? Our friends at Jack's Abby Brewing have a job fair today!
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Jack's Abby Restaurant Job Fair

Aug 24, 2:00pm

100 Clinton Street, Framingham, MA 01702

This job fair is open to those interested in applying for all Beer Hall positions- including front of house (bartenders, food runners, hosts, retail, etc) and back of house (line cooks, prep cooks, di...

Modern Homebrew Emporium shared their event.

Did you grow hops this year and are left clueless as to how to handle the bounty of your harvest? Join us on Wednesday night for a discussion of options for you!
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Wednesday Workshop: Hop Harvesting

Aug 26, 7:30pm

Modern Homebrew Emporium

Did you grow your own hops this year? It's approaching harvest time! Learn the best practices for preserving your hard-earned hop cones.