Beer That Works

Location of Origin: Around Boston, Headquarters: 110 Canal Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA; Original Fenway Location: 61 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Date Established: 1992
Category: Local Chain of Micro BrewPubs Located in Eastern Massachusetts, 6 Retail Locations Including Logan International Airport Terminal C Location, Beer Distribution Limited to Restaurants - 6 Packs and Growlers Available

Boston Beer Works is a staple for locals, sports fans, beer lovers, and tourists alike. With a rotational tap list, micro brewing facilities at every location (except the airport), and a pub menu which can satisfy with the rest of the best American style restaurants in Boston, Beer Works earns well deserved recognition among micro chain of brewpub restaurants. Every one of their five main locations has brewery tours and tastings, a full menu, a full beer list with rotational beers on tap, and a mini store where customers can purchase six packs and growlers of their favorites, served straight from the on site brewery. Pretty cool. The food is good too. But what's most important, is that although it can be quite easy to get distracted by the events at Fenway across Lansdowne Street, the people at Beer Works make very respectable beer. Boston is a brew hub for the Northeast United States and somehow this undistributed, local chain of brewpubs can compete with Boston craft beer giants Sam Adams and Harpoon. All of their beer is produced on site, and each beer's name is inspired by a local neighborhood, historical event, or cultural reference. Sure, at any given moment, there may be more out of towners at a Beer Works than true born and raised Bostonian Red Sox Nation die hards, but that doesn't mean this place isn't about truly serious beer. We know the Red Sox have fans. Thanks to their beer, Boston Beer Works has fans, too.

Reviewed Beer from Boston Beer Works


4-26-13 - Double Pale Ale
12-16-12 - Bunker Hill Blueberry Ale
12-13-12 - Beantown Nut Brown Ale

All rated Beer from Boston Beer Works

10-17-15 - Black Sheep IPA - 3.27, American Stout, 6.00%
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6-06-15 - UR IPL - 2.36, American India Pale Lager, 6.00%
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6-06-15 - Deliberation Session IPA - 2.84, American IPA, 4.50%
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3-20-15 - Redeye Stout - 3.22, American Stout, 6.60%
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3-20-15 - Laid Back Session IPA - 2.79, American Session IPA, 5.00%
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3-20-15 - REDeemer - 3.02, American Amber/Red Ale, 8.20%
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3-20-15 - Texas Brown Lager - 3.26, American Amber/Red Lager, 6.00%
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3-20-15 - Rye Guy Porter - 3.43, American Porter, 5.10%
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2-13-15 - Saison Nouveau - 2.93, Saison/Farmhouse Ale, 7.00%
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2-13-15 - Winter Warmer - 3.03, American Winter Warmer, 8.00%
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2-13-15 - Hoppy Brown - 2.64, American Brown Ale, 6.50%
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2-13-15 - Love Fest - 2.29, Milk/Sweet Stout, 6.50%
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2-13-15 - Contender IPA - 3.62, American IPA, 6.00%
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2-13-15 - Mosaic Pale Ale - 2.98, American Pale Ale, 5.50%
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2-13-15 - Big Boy IPA - 3.37, American Double/Imperial IPA, 9.00%
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2-13-15 - Red Velvet Ale - 3.24, American Amber/Red Ale, 4.50%
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8-16-14 - Mighty Bean - 3.70, American Porter, 7.50%
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8-16-14 - Boston Common - 2.88, California Common/Steam Beer, 5.00%
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8-16-14 - Fenway Pale Ale - 3.18, American Pale Ale, 5.50%
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8-16-14 - Rye IPA - 3.31, American IPA, 6.00%
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3-07-13 - Baltic Porter - 3.97, American Baltic Porter, 7.50%
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3-07-13 - Muddy River Porter - 3.39, American Porter, 5.50%
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3-07-13 - 9 Alarm Amber Lager - 3.08, American Amber Lager, 8.00%
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3-07-13 - Bambino Ale Cask - 3.44, American IPA, 6.00%
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11-03-13 - Robust Vanilla Porter - 3.44, American Porter, 7.50%
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11-03-13 - Pumpkin Works Ale - 3.04, Pumpkin Ale, 5.00%
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11-03-13 - Harvest Ale - 2.89, Herbed/Spiced Beer, 7.00%
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11-03-13 - Garden Golden Cask Ale - 2.86, American Blonde Ale, 5.00%
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4-20-13 - Double Pale Ale - 3.35, American Double/Imperial IPA, 8.50%
Please see review above.
4-20-13 - Splendid Splinter Ale - 2.31, Golden Ale, 5.00%
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3-09-13 - Irish Cream Stout - 4.27, Milk/Sweet Stout, 5.00%
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3-09-13 - Dublin Dark Ale - 3.48, English Dark Mild Ale, 4.80%
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3-09-13 - Crimson Clover - 3.22, American Amber/Red Ale, 5.00%
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3-09-13 - Irish Amber - 3.09, Irish Red Ale, 6.00%
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12-07-12 - Beantown Nut Brown Ale - 3.61, Nut Brown Ale, 5.00%
Please see review above.
8-24-12 - Godzilla - 1.99, Belgian Strong Pale Ale, 15.00%
Doesn't make any attempt of covering an overpowering, warm alcoholic character. Slight malt and some hops noticeable, but not balanced. Smooth pour with little carbonation and a short, thin foam head. Full bodied, with a medium viscosity, and a dense, weighty feel. Not an easy drinker.
3-16-12 - Back Bay IPA - 3.04, American IPA, 6.50%
This is an American IPA with a very dry character, bitter and hoppy and very little malt present. Dark amber in appearance with a thin foam head, this beer has a lingering bitter aftertaste. In 1997, it won Bronze at the Great American Beer Festival.
3-16-12 - Bunker Hill Blueberry Ale - 2.91, Fruit Beer, 4.80%
Please see review above. This golden colored beer is served with real Maine blueberries in the glass. The decent amount of carbonation of the beer causes the blueberries to float up to the foam head, and sink back to the bottom, creating a lava-lamp like appearance. Very fruity, crystal clear, with a fairly thick foam head.
3-16-12 - Victory Red Ale - 2.82, American Amber/Red Ale, 5.20%
This medium bodied American Red ale celebrates the 2004 Red Sox World Series Championship. Somewhat malty, moderately carbonated, smooth, and moderate in alcoholic strength, this is a beer which has been "modeled after the pre-prohibition reds of 1918."
1-13-12 - Boston Red Ale - 3.35, American Amber/Red Ale, 5.20%
Similar to the Victory, this is an Irish Red style ale with a smooth, fairly malty flavor and character. Thin foam head with moderate levels of carbonation. This beer is a seasonally rotated beer which shares many characteristics to Sam Adams Boston Brick Red ale. This beer features a deep rich red/dark amber color and is clear.
1-13-12 - Double Vision - 2.12, Belgian Double, 6.50%
This is a dark brown, unfiltered, hazy wheat beer with a very thin foam head and no lacing. Balanced mouthfeel, almost chewy. Caramel and fruity flavors, light in carbonation and with a subtle warming feeling due to the higher level of alcohol. Not the easiest to drink, some strong and overpowering flavors. Serve cold.
1-13-12 - Black Rider - 3.76, American Schwarzbier, 4.50%
This is a dark (blackish) beer with some coffee and cocoa notes. Deep rich aromas and a lingering malty aftertaste. Medium bodied, and full of porter like flavor. Not a lot of carbonation, pours with a half inch foam head with very little lacing.
1-13-12 - Curley's Irish Stout - 4.07, Dry Stout, 4.00%
Very dark (almost opaque), smooth, creamy, roasted malty, full-bodied beer with little carbonation and a very thick, rich, creamy, and tall foam head. Dry, bitter, and full of coffee like flavors. A traditional dry stout by nature, this is a great beer to sip with dessert, a hearty meat based meal, or by itself while watching the game.
1-13-12 - Tell Tale Dunkel - 3.40, Dunkelweizen, 5.50%
This Dunkel style beer offers a nice malty, earthy, and somewhat fruity flavor, with a thin foam head, a medium bodied feel, and decent levels of carbonation. This beer finishes ligher, with no lingering aftertaste. Somewhat sweet, with hints of bread/biscut like flavors, and very little hops presence.