Lowell Beer Works is part of the Beer Works chain, which has 7 different locations. This is actually the location where the brewing and bottling happens. Each location also brews for their own location. We did not take a tour when we were there, though you can. This is a cool location, cool design and décor. They have a big bar inside. We sat outside on the front patio which was nice, they have umbrellas for the sun, or rain.
Watermelon – 4.4% – IBU 22
Megan thought it had a good watermelon to beer balance. Did not taste like a jolly rancher, which Megan liked. Mark wasn’t as big of a fan, too subtle of a watermelon taste. Reminded him a little bit of a Budweiser, probable because it was a light golden ale. The beer came with a slice of Watermelon in it, that was a nice touch.
Haymarket Hefeweizen – 5% – IBU 24
We both liked this, a little bit of a different flavor for a Hefeweizen. Smooth and creamy upfront with a spicy secondary taste that hits in the back of the throat.
Light in color, smells like blueberries. Lighter style beer than other blueberries we have had. Good blueberry flavor, good balance of flavors. Refreshing flavor, good for summer.
Salem Amber Hefeweizen
Not as light of a color, because it is an amber Hefeweizen. Gives it a different, slightly more robust taste. Has a hint of something at the end, maybe banana? Megan liked the Haymarket Hefeweizen better.
Double Apricot Saison – 8% – IBU 28
Good, not something Megan would typically order, but it sounded like an interesting flavor. It was a tart, light beer with lots of flavor.
Pale 2 (AKA Double Pale Ale) – 8% – IBU 85
Smells like a pale ale. Strong flavor, as expected, pretty standard, but not in a bad way.
Boot’s Nut Brown Ale – 4.5% – IBU 38
Pretty smooth, light body, good flavor.
Redeemer – 8.2% – IBU 38
Smells like a strong beer. Very hoppy and bitter.
Megan’s favorites were the Watermelon and the Haymarket Hefeweizen. There were so many beers that we didn’t try. They had 17 of their own beers on tap in May! A few beers were on ‘overtime’, they just had a little bit leftover they were selling. They did have some more ‘normal’ sounding beers, but we chose to try the most interesting sounding ones, or the ones we thought we would like.
This was a cool take on potato skins. They were good, but unfortunately the ones Mark ate didn’t have any bacon in them. They could have used more bacon.
Juicy, cooked well, good burgers.
Three different people took care of us, very attentive. Although it was lunchtime and not terribly busy, they were attentive. We have been at other places when it has been not crowded and the service was still slow, so we were very happy with this!
Lowell hours: Sunday – Thursday 11:00 AM – Midnight
Friday & Saturday 11:00 AM – 1 AM
SATURDAY & SUNDAY BRUNCH 11 AM – 2 PM
KITCHEN OPEN UNTIL CLOSE EVERY NIGHT