Craft Brewery Profile:Hingham Beer Works
While many of the East Coast breweries you may visit will be new to the craft brewery scene, that’s not the case with the Boston Beer Works, which has been cranking out brews for 25 years, since all the way back in 1992. From its initial location right by Fenway Park, the Beer Works has expanded to North Station, Logan Airport and more, including Hingham Beer Works at the Hingham Shipyard since 2010. You can stop by any day of the week from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. — or 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday — for new beers and the same great food you’ll find at most Beer Works locations.
What’s on Tap?
The Beer Works has great-tasting versions of lots of your favorites, starting with the BWX Light, your basic light American ale that’s clean and smooth with great drinkability. Other light selections include Blue, an American ale with Maine blueberries; BMX Blonde, with Pilsner and Munich malt and a fruity hop character; Watermelon ale, which tastes exactly how you’d expect it to; and a classic Hefeweizen with aromas of banana and clove.
The IPA selection includes a hazy White IPA with Belgian yeast; the Contender, a somewhat malty New England IPA with tropical hop character; the bold BWS IPA; and the powerful Big Boy IPA. For something a little richer, try the Nitro Milk Stout with a creamy mouthfeel and roasted finish. Some of the latest experimental selections have included a Kiwi Hefeweizen, a Double Apricot Saison and a Hibiscus Sour kettle sour ale.
Make Sure to Catch…
…a meal at the Beer Works. BYOF breweries are fine and food trucks are great, but when a brewery really puts its mind to crafting the perfect snacks to go with their distinctive beers, it can become something truly wonderful.
The Beer Works menu is a pub eaters dream, with selections like tasty fried pickles; griddled corn bread with maple cayenne butter; bone-in or boneless Buffalo wings; cheddar bacon bites with Vermont cheddar, Applewood smoked bacon and lager batter; burgers and fries; and lots more.