Near the end of the summer we went in to see a Red Sox game and got into Boston a little early. We decided to get some food and a few beers at Boston Beer Works, right across the street from Fenway Park. Of course, on game day they were really busy. They are used to it and they handled the crowd well.
While waiting for a table we ordered beers from the bar. They had a designated spot to step up and order beers, then you have to move. This is something you don’t see at most bars, but we were very happy to see it here. Megan ordered the Watermelon, which she had before and really liked, and Mark ordered an Imperial Wit.
Megan smelled banana. It was tangy and maybe a little sour. Looks like an unfiltered beer.
They said it would be a 30 minute wait, but it was only about 15 minutes so we were happy.
We ordered a sample tray so we could tastes beers we have not had before. We had gone to Lowell Beer Works earlier in the summer, read the post here
We wanted to try different beers than we had before, so we picked out some beers we may not have normally tried. They have 7 different Beer Works locations in and around Boston and we’ve been to 2 so far. We hope to try each one at a different time of year, so we can try all of their beers.
Castle Rock Raspberry
Great raspberry smell. Sweeter taste than we expected. Mark thought it was pretty good, defintily a light tasting summery beer with a raspberry flavor. A little sweet but not overbearing. Megan thought it was close to jolly rancher, a little too sweet for her.
Just ok, neither of us are huge fans of pilsners in general. The blonde beer we ordered wasn’t available so thy replaced it with this one. Not one we would have picked.
Mark liked this a lot better- more to it, more substance I guess. It definitely had more flavor.
Belgian red IPA. Dark in color lighter in taste
Food came out super quick, we just ordered a couple of appetizers since there would be food at the game.
Buffalo had good flavor, it wasn’t just hot. Blue cheese seemed house made, Mark thought it was really good.
Rich cheese sauce
All the beers they have on tap now are different from the 2 visits we had during the summer. Summer beers are gone and pumpkin and fall beers are here.
Opposite Fenway Park since 1992
61 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Open Daily from 11:00AM – 1AM
SATURDAY & SUNDAY BRUNCH 11 AM – 2 PM
KITCHEN OPEN UNTIL CLOSE EVERY NIGHT
*FENWAY LOCATION – Opens early for Red Sox Opening Day, Marathon Monday and other early Sox/Event Days.
Oh, did we mention we had tickets in a suite, for free?