In the early Fall, we visited Framingham Beer Works in Framingham, MA. The Beer Works franchise has 7 different locations. Each location brews their own beer, while Lowell Beer Works does the bottling for all locations.
The Beer Works franchise seems to focus on seasonal beers. We have tried to visit during the different seasons so we can try as many of their beers as possible, at different locations of course.
We went for lunch with Megan’s sister Sam and her boyfriend Dustin.
Curly’s Irish Stout
Good, pretty standard stout, a hint of roastyness, from the roasted malts they use.
Megan said it had an ok first taste, but the aftertaste was a little funny…
A very malt forward beer, decent taste, fairly light in body and not much bitterness. Megan thought it was too strong, too malty.
Decent pumpkin beer, best beer so far. They did the brown sugar rim, which definitely added some flavor to the beer.
Sam and Dustin had just been to a Beerworks the week before, they liked the Pumpkin beer so they both ordered a pint of it.
Lil Tasty IPL
Not the best IPL we have had, but a pretty decent attempt. More on the bitter hop spectrum for flavor.
Deliberation Session IPA
Fairly light, again more of a bitter hop spectrum, not that bitter, but it was a session ipa so the bitterness is the major taste that stood out.
Much better IPA, has more of a tropical fruity hop flavor, not very bitter at all, Mark’s favorite beer this visit.
Black Sheep IPA
Bitter, with a smoky or burnt flavor that Mark didn’t like that much. Megan thought it had more of a toffee flavor.
Mark wanted to try another beer, so he decided to go for the:
Chapagne Du Nord – Berliner Weiss
A sour, tart taste. That’s all it really was though, just sour with nothing much else behind it.
We ordered nachos as an appetizer and it was pretty good.
We all ordered burgers for lunch as well, and they were pretty good. We ate them too fast to take a picture!
Our visit this fall was not that impressive, compared to former visits. The beers were just ok, nothing we were very impressed with. When we visited Boston Beer Works, Fenway Park location, the food and service were good and the beers were pretty good. Our best visit was when we went to Lowell Beer Works a year and a half ago, over the summer. Good food, good service, good summer beers.