Founded in 1992 by the Slesar Brothers, BEER WORKS is a staple among Boston?s local brewery-eateries. Born and bred in the heart of historic Fenway, BEER WORKS has a wealth of brewing history, knowledge, and skills steeped in New England culture. Since their beginning, BEER WORKS has added other locations in Boston, Salem, Lowell, Hingham, Framingham, and the Logan Airport outlets to the BEER WORKS Family. At each location, visitors can sip house-brewed beers, drink craft cocktails, and enjoy classic American fare.
Cambridge Brewing Company experiments with hops and barrel-aging processes to create house beers on-site. You don’t have to look hard to catch a glimpse of their brewing tanks and kettles—they’re as much a part of the décor as the exposed-brick walls and pine accents.
There's a reason Cape Ann Brewing Co. names so many of its beers in honor of fishermen, and it's not just because the brewery is located along Gloucester's historic harbor front. It's also because the beers boast the same bold character as the sailors in the North Atlantic fishing fleet, whether that's expressed in the toasty malt of Fisherman's Brew amber ale or the spicy bite of Fisherman's Pumpkin Stout.
Visit the brewery and you'll get to experience these flavors firsthand. While sipping the on-tap options or telling tall tales about the largest fish they ever befriended, visitors can also chow down on Cape Ann's pub eats, which range from burgers and chicken wings to steak tips and baked haddock. An outdoor harbor-side patio beckons during warmer months, but inside, cozy vibes and long beer hall?style tables set the stage for nightly events, including trivia, open mic performances, and local acts.
Sea Dog Steak & Ale's menu catalogs hearty pub food and a deep well of beer. Every item on the menu pairs almost perfectly with one of the pub's 10 locally crafted brews served on tap, whether it's the milky Sea Dog Stout and the marinated grilled steak tips, the malty Winter Ale to wash down the chorizo-crusted haddock, or the crisp flavor of the Raspberry Wheat Ale as a palate cleanser after dinner. Sea Dog's chefs also grill 8-ounce filets mignons, which are as heavy as Willy Wonka minus his candy weight. The patties of seven specialty burgers blend ground beef, short rib, chuck, and brisket, all piled with toppings ranging from balsamic-marinated onions to root-beer barbecue sauce.
The alehouse's nightly crowd adds to the convivial ambiance of the pub by sharing drinks on its outdoor patio or in its rustic wood-paneled, chocolate- and almond-colored dining room. Frequent visitors can join the wine or mug clubs, which toss in benefits such as personalized mugs, T-shirts, and a spiritual connection with America's most famous beer drinker: Benjamin Franlin, the inventor of both mugs and T-shirts.
Boston Brew Tours immerse visitors in the city's beer culture while introducing palates to award-winning pilsners, IPAs, and stouts. Each outing takes roughly five hours as the guides?all homebrewers themselves?transport small groups to notable breweries and beer bars throughout the city. These stops can include opportunities to visit local nanobreweries as well as the suds-producing hubs of nationally renowned brands such as Night Shift Brewing, Idle Hands, Mystic and many others. Over the course of each tour, guests will be able to sample tastes of more than 12 different beers and enjoy a beer-focused lunch, all while learning about the evolution of brewing over the centuries.