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Lowell Beer Works

Not Rated.
Lowell Beer WorksLowell Beer Works

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 130
Beer Ratings: 1,625
Beer Avg: 3.64

Taps: 16 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
89
very good

18 Ratings
Ratings: 18
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 23.33%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

203 Cabot St
Lowell, Massachusetts, 01854
United States
phone: (978) 937-BEER

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @beer_works

Notes:
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(Place added by: goz on 08-02-2008)
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

I had been here many years ago, pre-Beer Works, when it was the Lowell Brewery, or something like that. It was more like a ticky-tack sports bar where, despite the in-house brewery, more people were drinking long-necks of swill... Oh well... a few months back I opted to hit it again, though I don't know why I ignored it all this time. Have visited three times in the last few months, most recently on 30NOV12 with Alewife, to celebrate mein Geburtstag.

Found near the hockey and baseball locales, and amidst the old mills, Beer Works has a nice little courtyard out front with a couple dozen tables for when it's warm out. Inside, the hostess stand is just left, with the bar straight ahead, tables to the right, and a larger room further right with many tables and booths. Beyond that is the brewhouse, visible through large windows. Numerous large screen TVs hang about in this industrial-looking warehouse-ish place, usually with sports on. Music runs the gamut from new stuff to classic rock.

Expect about 12-16 biers on tap, ranging from light to dark in color and light to heavy in body and ABV. They are mostly well-made, though I haven't yet found anything really killer. Service has always been solid and reliable, friendly and fairly timely. They have a wide variety of food items on the menu (I always have a hankerin' for the Spicy Chicken Sammich)... Prices are reasonable across the board, for the most part. You will still find a higher ABV brew with a bit of sticker shock, but most things are in-line with brewpub pricing these days. Have enjoyed my recent visits, and will be back for more. Prosit!!

4.18/5 rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

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01-12-2013 20:45:26 | More by Bierman9
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3.61/5  rDev -7.4%
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This was my first visit to a Beer Works facility and a long time since my previous visit to Lowell. Let me say first that I am a sucker for modern industrial décor. So, if that isn't your thing, you may not find it as appealing. Arriving on a Friday afternoon, I was surprised to not find many of the after work crowd - perhaps it's the location in town. As I left, it looked as though college graduation ceremonies were about to start, so it was probably a very unusual day - but there's plenty of space for a crowd. <br> I found the beer selection to be broad, but leaning toward extremes in hoppiness or maltiness. Not many balanced selections which are my typical preference. As we're now in June, there were quite a few fruit beer selections on tap. I tried the blueberry, raspberry and a saison with... apricot I believe. Not much of a Fruit-In-My-Beer drinker, I had the passable nut brown first, but it was too malty and heavily roasted for my liking. Finished with a raspberry. <br> I was a little taken aback that my lack for familiarity with *their* beer was initially seen as a lack of familiarity with beer in general. Maybe because I'm not a regular, maybe because I'm female - but we sorted that out quickly. Speaking of which... Ladies: HALLELUJIA for a place that finally has a good number of bathroom stalls! <br> I only ordered a half plate of nachos & it would've been fine for two people. And (yay), someone in the kitchen knows to layer everything so there's cheese & toppings throughout the pile of nachos; so nice to find a place that takes the time! I looked through the rest of the menu. A few healthy selections, but almost nothing but salads or an expensive Gardenburger for vegetarians like myself (beer *is* vegetarian). Overall, it was pleasant enough and I love experimenting on new brews, so I'll probably be back when/if in the area, but it isn't making my Top Ten list.

06-08-2013 02:08:35 | More by Bicyclette
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$

Went here last night after cutting some trees at the folks house. Parking is kind of funny, there are a few spots on the street in front of the place, a parking garage around the corner and apparently you can park in the lot across the street as well. The front entrance has a good sized patio with maybe 25 tables for outdoor seating. A grand entrance welcomes you in with at great looking bar 30 feet in front of you. Hostess station to the left as well as a cooler with beer to go in growlers and six packs. We were here fairly early for dinner and were promptly seated to the dining room off to the right of the bar. Several dozen tables and booths seem like they could hold a good sized crowd. The brewery is in the far right wall behind glass. The menu is mainly pub food and everyone at our table though it was good but not great. Our waitress was attentive, but seemed forgetful. She forgot a round of beers once and we waited almost a half an hour for dessert to arrive. They have probably a dozen beers on tap most lighter styles with a couple of bigger beers like a Imperial ESB, double pale ale, Imperial Pilsner, IPA I enjoyed the schwartzbier and the IPA, the nut brown and dry stout were meh. I would go back if I was in the area, but wouldn't make a special trip.

09-05-2011 17:19:22 | More by johnnnniee
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Lowell Beer Works in Lowell, MA
89 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.