I was excited to find that there was a brewpub across the road, one I had not heard of when I was doing my research of the city, Boston Beer Works. I had not planned on a pint before the game but was immediately pulled in.
The place was jammed and buzzing. I liked the fact that there was a fast service lane to 2 different bars to get a brew quickly. Service was great. I only had time for one so went for the hops with a back Bay IPA. It was fabulously hopped in the west coast style and I enjoyed every sip.
Then it was off to the game and immediately after I had to take a long transit to my next hotel out of town. I thought that was the first and last pint of Boston Beer Works beer I would have in Boston.
Imagine my surprise tonight when I was at Boston Logan with an hour and a half to kill and found there was a Boston Beer Works there! Surprisingly it was placed out of the way and was not crowded like a usual airport bar. The selection of beers was limited to 4 and I decided to go with the Fenway American Pale Ale.
I was asked if I wanted a small or large. One look at me should have said I go big or go home. In this case, I guess I was going big then going home. Big was a 16 oz glass.
And how was it?
The bartender poured it with a nice head and was coppery in colour. Hops were present in the first sip. There was a good malt balance but again, a definite hop presence in the finish.
I like this beer, enough to order another ... oh, and then a third before having to head to the plane.
The main bar by Fenway sells their beers by the bottle so should I ever get back to Boston, some Boston Beer Works will be coming home with me.