We went to the Beer Works opposite Fenway Park on Wednesday. It's cavernous and modern, with lots of "BEER WORKS" themed merchandise on display. Things like this always make me worry; in my experience places that lead with the decor and the crap pimping usually come up short in the quality of the beer.
However, Beer Works did not disappoint, once you got past the cutesy beer names. The Buckeye Oatmeal Stout was very good, balanced with a dry finish. I'd also reccommend the Boston Garden Golden. It's light in body with a sweetish malt character.
Beer Works is a chain now, but they haven't forgotten what got them there. Keep brewing, guys!