Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
Active Beers: 122
Beer Ratings: 1,431
Beer Avg: 3.64
Taps: 16 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 80 | Reviews: 75 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Wolfsdenbrew:
3.78/5 rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4
These kind of brew pubs seem a bit pedestrian to me...not the kind of place I would picture a bunch of local regulars hanging out.
The food was actually quite good, I had the buffalo wings and a lobster salad that was fantastic.
Quite a selection of beers on tap if you just want to try their stuff. Tasted several of the regular lineup and wasn't really impressed, but they had a few different styles to appeal to most everyone, from a light ale to a imperial stout. There seasonal stuff seemed to have a bit more character, liked the imperial stout and the cask-conditioned Back Bay IPA.
One of the 2 bartenders that ended up serving me was very friendly, and knew how to pull a cask conditioned ale.
02-02-2005 02:14:29 | More by Wolfsdenbrew
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4.7/5 rDev +22.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5 | $$$
This is my happy place. Proximity to the Garden and the subway is definitely a plus, but it's got a lot more going for it than that. No matter what your beer preference is it's got something for you. This is a great place to take your hophead buddies, but it's also a place to take your uncultured friends who drink yellow fizzy piss water and enlighten them with good entry level beers. Some of the best beer in Boston (and therefore America) is served here. If you're lucky enough to be here when they're serving the Chocolate Strawberry Stout, get it and it might change your life.
09-14-2013 21:58:24 | More by zachgroves
3.56/5 rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Large cavernous room with a long curving bar. I'm here on St. Patrick's Day. I arrived at the right time, just after a Bruins game started at the Garden (less than a block away).
So, it is a bustling location today, but I did get a seat at the bar. To give you an idea I've seen four kegs kicked in the last thirty minutes. Because of the size, it is noisy.
Basically, this is your typical brew pub on a game day. If you like that atmosphere, come on a game day for the Celtics or Bruins.
I didn't get a chance to try the food, but the location at the Fens has a typical brew pub fair. The beer selection is extensive and overall fairly decent.
03-17-2012 18:31:52 | More by smcolw
2.83/5 rDev -26.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5 | $$
Atmosphere is ok. Tables are all over the place, and any person who gets stuck sitting by the garage doors in the winter will regret going there.
Food and beer quality were ok. I wasn't really blown away by anything. Standard pub fare on the first page of the menu, and up-scale dishes on the second (the prices pretty much double).
Service sucked (went on a Saturday around 8 PM). I was surprised, considering how empty the place was (now I know why). Sat at a table for 15 minutes without anyone coming over to take a drink order before I finally went to the bar.
Pretty big selection of beers, not mind blowing. If you like Pale Ales, you are in for a treat!
Food was ok. They forgot the bacon on my cheeseburger, and the desert pizza was made without all the ingredients.
The only reason I would come back here would be for a beer or two before a Bruins/Celtics game.
02-19-2012 22:43:49 | More by bszern
2.98/5 rDev -22.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 1.5 | $$
Come for the beer, but you won't be blown away, avoid the food.
They have a wide selection of beer and one cask at all times, but they are more mainstream beers (nothing wrong with this), and nothing really pushes the envelope.
I joke that it is a gateway drug for mainstream beer drinkers to get turned onto craft beer.
You will see hundreds of beers go by with floating blueberries headed to college chicks, but just lit it slide. The back bay IPA is not bad, and can help you overcome the dry food.
11-21-2011 17:46:40 | More by seanwhite
Boston Beer Works - Canal Street in Boston, MA
87 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.